It's completely pointless and multiple people (myself included) complained of it being uncomfortable and potentially triggering migraines in the PTB feedback forum. At least give us the option to turn it off.
agreed, it's a really bad addition to the game that nobody asked for
Looks like I won't buy him. I was being realistically optimistic despite nerfs/buffs and whatnots, but this was a deal-breaker for me.
Smh, why in the hell did they think this was a good idea???
Same. I really don't get it. There was a multi-page thread in the PTB feedback forum where multiple people said the stun VFX could actually prevent them from playing killer.
Who knows. I have a "theory"...
I was lurking on that because it really affects me just from watching that whole effect. What's the point of feedback again? I think I'm missing something here and it makes me sad.
It's not even about the fun factory. Some players here really suffer from migraine from this stupid stun VFX.
They're pretty inconsiderate as a whole when you factor this and flashlight blinds. Certain flashlight/add-on combos make me turn away from the screen, and I've straight up d/c'd before if I'm getting flashlight spammed. Sudden lighting effects are very debilitating to some people, and they don't seem to care.
Wait, that annoying flash of light is staying?
I prefer playing in a dark room, so this certainly doesn't please me.
Is it time for my 2nd break from DbD?
The devs don't listen but nerf Ghostface...
ITS really bad for the eyes if you play Killer a lot for hours per day
This. I had to actually dc once because of being chain-blind. It actually me violently ill. Even if it's just like a toggle or lessening of the effect, I could maybe stomach it but it's still not enjoyable. This is why I never use flashlights.
This is a joke right?
No one liked that Stun effect. Why is it staying?
RED STUN BAD, PLS DEVS JUST REMOVE RED STUN NOBODY LIKE
I'm probably just going to play survivor or not play at all. I not going to play and have to deal with flashing red lights giving me headaches and extra eye strain. Like this goes beyond what people were saying. There are scientific studies that have been done showing that flashing lights, especially red lights, are harmful to people's vision and can aggravate neural disorders.
This is so stupid that i gotta respond twice.
"We replaced the blinding effect on Killers and made it a cool purple effect instead."
"But also [BAD WORD] you, here's some flashling lights every time you get stunned."
Not as terrible, but i'm getting Howling Grounds vibes here...
@Peanits why was this added in live?
It's Dead By Daylight.
They never listen.
Wasn't the red stun, like, heavily reduced so only the endge of the screen faded in and out? Or is that still too much for some people? I don't mean that with any toxicity, I just though it was reduced enough to avoid this.
I like the red stun flash though, wish there was an option for full stun VFX, after all I'm just looking at floor for half a second, unlike Legion's fatigue where I feel like I'm going blind while trying to keep track of a survivor.
Legitimately made my eyes twitch after playing one round as killer. I can imagine 2 or 3 trials back-to-back would full-on induce headaches. What makes it worse is literally nobody, killer or survivor side, apparently finds this to be a useful or needed addition... so why is it here? Just take the damned thing out already. I'm baffled.
This effect gives me a weird sick feeling, can we get an hotfix or an opt out option please? @Peanits
The goal with this VFX was to provide more visual feedback and make stuns consistent and understandable. I've talked with Designers and they confirmed that we adjusted the VFX to lessen the impact on players. The live version has a lighter VFX than the PTB version. We'll keep a close eye on that one and I invite you to keep on giving feedback.
That feeling is motion sickness most likely. Another thing that flashing lights can at times trigger.
That makes no sense @not_Queen . Killers already knew that they were stunned because the team had designed them to look at the ground and moan in pain. This visual effect just gives players migraines.
Ahhh. So that's why I throw up. It also triggers panic attacks if you have that sensory sensitivity - fun fact.
H.. how.. were they not understandable before? Hit by pallet -> killer groan/screen shake -> immobilization -> realization of 'oh I'm stunned'.
What is happening to this game?
Please, can we have at least option to disable this? This is seriously not funny.
This. You don't need an obnoxious red flash to know you've been stunned.
You know you can solve this negative feedback problem very easily by give us a simple option to turn it on and off right?
Was that really hard to ask? Any reason to not having an option?
You are probably right
@not_Queen can anything be done about this? Like an opt out? Respecting pallets is wrong 95% of the time but that flashing light gives me a weird sick nausea.
Please let this be fixed
Both versions of the VFX is obnoxious and gives me a headache. Almost everyone who commented on it was asking for it to be removed. No one likes this effect no matter what the intentions are.
I'll wait to see what the feedback amounts to but honestly I'm just going to play something else until a final decision on this is made. Regardless though thank you for clarification on the designers goal. Although I can't say I ever struggled to understand I was being stunned even when I initially bought the game.