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Why 60 seconds of margin for DS STRIKE?

Th3NightmareTh3Nightmare Member Posts: 1,076
edited June 2019 in General Discussions

Devs, If you really made an improvement to the DS so that it became an anti-tunnel benefit ... ... It seems to me that 60 seconds is too long which, although not "focus" on the survivor (in that time many actions are performed, and it could be the case that you "eat" the perk.

I hope they check the perk.

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  • Th3NightmareTh3Nightmare Member Posts: 1,076

    To summarize, it seems to me a lot of 60 seconds, they should lower it to 30 seconds

  • GardeniaGardenia Member Posts: 1,143

    Sometimes, you'll just have to deal with it. DS is great where it is, I play Killer most of the time. It's boring to know everything a Survivor is gonna do. Tbh, I think most just don't like the perk no matter how many times it's been nerfed, but it's intended design is to let a Survivor escape from a killers grasp and sometimes you'll just have to deal with, unfortunately sorry to say it....

  • AetherBytesAetherBytes Member Posts: 2,139
    edited June 2019

    @Paladin_Goo no, this is inline with it's antitunnelling. As I said, if you're in the terror radius of the killer the timer pauses. If you are being tunnelled, then DS will be able to trigger. If you aren't, then you don't need a 60 second timer. It doesn't need a hard timer, it just needs better tunnelling detection, which the TR is perfect for using.

  • DreamnomadDreamnomad Member Posts: 2,847

    DS has been through enough changes. The only thing I would like to see happen at this point is reduce the duration of the stun to 3.5 or 4 seconds to compensate for the change to Enduring. Once that is done, leave it alone.

  • Th3NightmareTh3Nightmare Member Posts: 1,076
    edited June 2019

    Right, I think I still have problems in my opinion. I can give you a case, there are 2 survivors with the DS, you make the first hook the first survivor (LEGAL GAME), the surviving companion lowers his DS companion, you go to the hook, you knock down the survivor WHOLE 100% life and ... now for X reason you are the same as you did a while ago ... it has not happened 60 seconds, in that sense it is outrageous, even if you leave it and do other actions and look for others, it can be the case that harm the DS at the end of 60 seconds.

    and of course, another case may be given that the survivors are idiots ... and you have to deal with the DS strike.

  • SomeissuesSomeissues Member Posts: 1,466

    60 sec is fine as is, too many baby killers

  • OMagic_ManOOMagic_ManO Member Posts: 3,278

    To be fair, I just take the DS, gives me more BP and stacks for token perks.

  • prof_teabaggerprof_teabagger Member Posts: 121

    How is 30 seconds anti tunnel? 30 seconds doesn't hurt that much for the killer to slug and wait next to it to hook again.

    A killer who tunnels and stays next to slug should take a huge risk of gens popping left and right or mates picking him up. That's how DS is supposed to work and that's actually how DS is currently working. COMPLETELY FINE. The only people who want DS nerfed are those who tunnel 24/7 and can't win without that. I noticed that in some streams of some killer mains who suck at this game. They complain all day about DS cuz they can only tunnel.

  • DeadByTunnelightDeadByTunnelight Member Posts: 79
    edited June 2019

    Stop tunneling and it won't be a problem. For me this perk is useless because if killer tunnels me I can loop him for these 60 seconds easy so yeah. Cry more about this perk xD

  • AetherBytesAetherBytes Member Posts: 2,139
    edited June 2019

    @Peanits what about my idea of a reduced timer with a Terror radius blocker on it, so it doesn't tick down like deep wound or the RBTs. If you escape the killer's TR, it continues counting down. Of course, Myers and Ghostface can hardcounter this, so perhaps make it so it's a set distance from the killer. Low timer = can't be used for detection, while the blocker means that unless the killer decides to follow you from really far away and just stay at the edge the perk does not lose it's usefulness unless it's already outlived it.

    *Crosses fingers for acception of idea*

  • KebekKebek Member Posts: 3,676

    But what about cases when you don't tunnel anyone as killer but once someone gets unhooked they get their DS, they go for the save knowing that if killer downs them and picks them up not thinking about all previous hooks they can escape for free. Sometimes you can't even slug them since many survivors jump into locker so that you are forced to stand there stare at the locker unable to open it for that minute unless you want to get stabbed.

    Maybe giving it condition so that DS activates when killer is within 40m range and prolong its timer to 1 minute 30s ? @Peanits

  • Karl_ChildersKarl_Childers Member Posts: 669
    edited June 2019

    @Kebek Here is the thing with your scenario. Even if you leave that potential DS person on the ground, you have gained pressure and it cost you zero chase time to do so. That person lying on the ground isn’t on gens, and most likely will need someone on a gen to come pick them up in time. Issue with old DS was the CHASE time spent on that person. They could run around, take two hits, then extend the chase with DS if you were unable to dribble. If someone runs in your face and you down them, this is entirely different. If you want to hook them, you take that chance. Leave them slugged, you still come out ahead.

  • GrazoxGrazox Member Posts: 45
    edited June 2019

    I believe that disabling the perk after the Killer hooks another Survivor would be a fair nerf, so long as the perk still reactivates upon subsequent unhooks whilst unused.

    Killers would then no longer just be going about their business, hook someone else, happen to down that first person and then get stunned. But if you at any point tunnel, watch out.

  • Karl_ChildersKarl_Childers Member Posts: 669
    edited June 2019

    Wraith would avoid DS also if it’s terror radius, just by chasing cloaked until your reduced timer expires. That would suck as Wraiths are notorious for cloaked camping and tunneling off hook, so it’s one of the the killers you definitely need it to work against. They can already get around BT.

  • CronaWinsCronaWins Member Posts: 650

    People use DS as an anti-tunnel perk?

    I see DS as a free protected minute i can sit on the gen without being harmed by the killer. Get unhooked and instantly run to a gen. If the killer comes, i have a guaranteed escape.

    Now with the Enduring nerf, it can't even be soft countered and ensures my safety.

  • HarryRenquistHarryRenquist Member Posts: 19

    @AetherBytes Red rank tunnelers come back from distance. See Nurse, Spirit and Billy. So, 1 blink and you're down again. Right now this is being done a lot in the red ranks to counter borrowed time. Add DS to the same category and you counter 2 anti tunneling perks at once and make both of them completely useless. I don't see how a "distance nerf" can possibly work and I don't understand how you'll be able justify the benefits of a DS nerf to the disadvantages and possibilities of abusing the mechanics. You still can bring a Mori if you want to kill a survivor in less than 60 seconds after he was unhooked. But what can a survivor do, that tries to live longer than 60 seconds when being tunneled after the unhook? Can a survivor abuse DS? Yes. So make it useless for everyone else? A killer has options to avoid DS: Slugging, Mori, going after other survivors. Be creative. But what can a survivor do when he's being tunneled and DS doesn't trigger, let's say because of a distance nerf? And distance is in no means a reliable factor that proves a killer isn't tunneling. It's easier to catch an injured survivor close to a hook as most pallets around it were already used. That's why he got downed there in the first place. But let's be honest here: there are 4 survivors in the game and 7 generators. There is other stuff you can do. Just avoid picking up people 60 seconds after they were unhooked. And if you still don't want people to live 60 seconds after the unhook, bring a Mori. Tunneling is a commonly used strategy. Don't add mechanics to make it even more popular than it already is. DS has to hurt the killer. If it doesn't, it is useless. It is designed to motivate killers to go after other survivors. I understand your idea and motivation behind it, but you still have options as a killer to avoid DS. As survivor DS is the only option to counter tunneling. The only one.

  • MegsAreEvilMegsAreEvil Member Posts: 819
    edited June 2019

    Even the 60s doesnt ensure any anti-tunneling. What about being downed after chased 61 seconds? Would you not consider this being tunneled? Like a said often enough, DS isnt a decent anti-tunnel perk. Its just a delay perk, with only good work for escaping in endgame.

  • KebekKebek Member Posts: 3,676

    Like I don't really mind since I consider new DS kinda fair. What I don't like about it is those stupid locker plays when you can't even slug, especially when it's done by someone I didn't even tunnel in the first place.

  • rch614rch614 Member Posts: 551

    DS. Is. Fine.

    It's not just an anti-tunnel perk and can be used offensively by baiting a grab or pretending to mess up so they'll pick you up. If there's an obsession in the game, PLAY AROUND IT. Don't tunnel, don't camp, and slug them if they're getting frisky.

    Play around and adapt instead of begging for nerfs from a very manageable perk.

  • KaoMinervaKaoMinerva Member Posts: 451

    Why didn't you nerf the recovery time back since enduring is NERFED

  • AcromioAcromio Member Posts: 1,737
    edited June 2019

    This. DS is as broken and unhealthy for the game as ever.

  • tehshadowman33tehshadowman33 Member Posts: 939

    I think it should deactivated (but not count as its 1-time use) if:

    1. DS Survivor unhooks another survivor
    2. DS Survivor completes or helps to complete a generator
    3. The killer hooks one of the 3 other survivors who don't have DS active

    This way, the perk is more risk and reward. I'd be even willing to let the timer go up to 80 seconds.

  • KebekKebek Member Posts: 3,676

    Yes that would make it more of antitunneling perk but survivors would rather keep current version which is more of a 1 minute immunity perk then anything else. Like what survivor is getting tunneled when he has time to save/repair gens or killer has even enough time to hook someone else. So much for tunneling.

  • KaelumKaelum Member Posts: 991

    It should simply be 15 seconds, where the counter only counts down when the killer is more than 32m away. Not tied to the TR, a flat 32m for all killers.

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