Tome Announcement in the Developer Update
Pixel Bush said, in his video “Why Dead by Daylight’s Lore Matters” that “[Lore is] the skeleton on which Dead by Daylight is built and, like a skeleton, it’ll be all that remains when the game is long gone.”
This announcement in the developer update was honestly the most disappointing thing to me in the update. The reason why is because BHVR could go through with all these changes, and everybody saying they’ll uninstall DBD will. And honestly, I probably will too. But there’s one thing I know I could never stop doing, and that’s going onto DBD info dot com every couple of months and checking out the latest tome. Dead by Daylight’s lore is something that is so important to me, and without it I wouldn’t care about anything in this game. About Dead Hard, healing, whatever. And that is why I am so, so sad about this announcement.
Moving forward, the newest characters will be the ones in the following midchapter’s tome. Meaning that characters who do not currently have tomes are never going to get one. The only exception to this is licensed chapters. So apparently the only times older characters will get tomes will be the midchapters following licenses. 7 original survivors do not have tomes, excluding Renato and Thalita. 4 original killers do not have tomes, excluding Adrianna. So it will take about 4 years to give every killer a tome, and about 7 years to give every survivor a tome. In my opinion — and I know I don’t speak for everyone — but I and many others do think that 4 of these survivors have some of the best lore in the game. Zarina, Felix, Elodie, and Haddie. And I’d say all 4 killers, Oni, Deathslinger, Artist and Dredge do as well. So why haven’t they gotten tomes yet? Because I sure as hell know they deserve it. And even the older characters like Feng, Adam and Jeff may not have the best backstories but they do have playerbases who care about them regardless and would love to see their lore improved.
Please, Behavior. Do not do this. I am f*cking begging you. Zarina deserves to have her story told. So does Adam, Felix, Jeff. So does Elodie. Haddie, Carmina, Kazan, Caleb, and Dredge. And of course last AND least, Feng. Your new characters are great! But your old characters have already built up large player bases of people who care about them and their stories. You can sprinkle some new characters into new tomes, but please have at least one old character in every tome.
Now hypothetically, this would mean that there will INFINITELY be characters who do not have tomes. But if we do really think about this, this will never be a real problem until the game is dead. And when the game is dead and you won’t have funds to put towards new chapters, I do think you coulddd maybeee occasionallyyy just put some new tomes in the game. Probably no skins or challenges… but just some stories??? I don’t know. I’m thinking pretty far in the future here and honestly, it doesn’t really matter. Just give your old beloved characters some gosh darn content please.