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Play With Your Food buff

PWYF is one of my favorite Michael perks, but frankly it's incredibly underwhelming. Gaining stacks is too time consuming and you lose them very quickly. It just isn't viable unless you're playing a few specific killers. So I thought of a way to make stacks more easy to obtain, without making the perk completely broken.

You gain tokens when losing your obsession in a chase as normal, but you also gain a token when your obsession's aura is revealed. This idea came about when I considered Object of Obsession. Laurie's perk gives the survivors an extreme leg up on the killer. But, when she or anyone running it looks at you, they inadvertently give you PWYF stacks (cooldown still applies). This way there is a "direct" counter to a strong survivor perk, and Play With Your Food becomes more viable and gains more synergy with perks like bbq, bitter murmur, and possibly even addons based aura reveals like Freddy's dream pallets and dress addons.

What do y'all think? Just an idea I had:)


  • Hex_StalkHex_Stalk Member Posts: 488

    I like the idea. Might actually make me use the perk.

  • SpaceCoconutSpaceCoconut Member Posts: 1,962


  • CetrenCetren Member Posts: 979

    I like the concept, but you could just combine it with BBQ/Bitter Murmer and get way too many stacks throughout the course of a game. Maybe the reverse would be better where you get one every time the obsession sees your aura? At least then it would trigger upon the survivors getting a benefit so it's not so one sided.

  • MysticAdvisorMysticAdvisor Member Posts: 453

    Finally now I can use my speedy nurse build:)

  • LordGlintLordGlint Member Posts: 6,586

    Would be nice if it didn't have the cooldown period

  • Aven_FallenAven_Fallen Member Posts: 11,524
    edited November 2019

    This would overdue it. I would rather look that a missed attack might not remove a PWYF-Token, because this is kinda frustrating.

    Thing is, Movement Speed is the most important thing in DBD. Making it easy obtainable wouid be too strong. I mean, when you have 3 Stacks of PWYF, you will get the Survivor 100%. No Loop is safe. Now you lose a Stack for downing him, and get one instantly back because the Obsession is seen with BBQ. Not really, PWYF is balanced around the fact that you need to spend time to get your Tokens.

    Same goes for OoO - I dont want to get screwed, because one of my Teammates has Object, and I have to play vs a Killer with 15% extra Movement Speed.

    It is also not really an argument that it only makes sense on specific Killers. Thats like saying that Bamboozle should close a Window when you are near to it, because you cannot really use Bamboozle on Spirit.

    EDIT: Not saying that PWYF could not get a Buff, but I feel it is a Perk to be careful with.

  • TheRealHansGruberTheRealHansGruber Member Posts: 204

    Doesnt seem overpowered at all, this is one of the few "perk change" posts that isnt just ridiculous

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