Next year...

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ImWinston
ImWinston Member Posts: 199

  • Can you do an event next year without broken mechanics on one side or the other?

What am I talking about?

  • No snowmen protecting survivors (Christmas event)
  • No insta-exposed (last year's event)
  • No insta- healing (this year…but at least it gives an "exposed" effect))
  • No insta-hook (this year)

  • No insta- breaking of pallet (this year)

And for those who tell me "go play the normal game"… I'm a customer who has spent a lot of money on skins and DLC... I would like to enjoy a fun event once a year with balanced mechanics, am I asking for "crazy things"?

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  • arcaneGospel
    arcaneGospel Member Posts: 206
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    That's a pretty unhelpful request. What constitutes a broken mechanic in this sort of context could pretty reasonably be disagreed upon by a lot of people, that's something we see happen all the time, and even if each side gets a very strong, very oppressive mechanic, you could also probably argue that both sides having such mechanics evens out. I don't think this is healthy logic personally, but you haven't provided a benchmark for a balanced event mechanic, preexisting or even just conceptual. There simply isn't enough to discern from your post as it is—what even MAKES those listed mechanics broken, in your eyes, anyway?

    (It's also worth noting that, because of event queue separation, balance in events IS objectively less important because it won't run the risk of completely upending the whole game, there is always the usual game to fall back on—looking for feedback on balancing an event that won't be around long enough to be patched when it isn't preventing the base game from being played probably is less of a priority.) I understand wanting the event itself to be balanced, don't get me wrong, but I think this post could use a bit of elaboration.

  • OrangeBear
    OrangeBear Member Posts: 2,485
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    I think original snowmen were BS (this was 2021). Everything else i am fine with honestly.

  • HexHuntressThighs
    HexHuntressThighs Member Posts: 827
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    Absolutely better get rid of survivors spawning pallets too if we are getting rid of the other stuff. Having respanable god pallets is not fair in the slightest.

  • radiantHero23
    radiantHero23 Member Posts: 3,592
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    Is really nobody talking about the old iron will on demand?

  • CrackedShevaMain
    CrackedShevaMain Member Posts: 309
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    Snowmen didn’t protect survivors last year. When we got hit in snowmen, that counted as a hit. There was no free protection hit.

  • dwight444
    dwight444 Member Posts: 158
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    to be fair you need to get the stun otherwise they're useless which imo they are

    not as strong as the killer insta deleting a pallet

  • GolbezGarlandGabrant
    GolbezGarlandGabrant Member Posts: 868
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    Wouldn't be a party game without all these gimmicks.

  • Krazzik
    Krazzik Member Posts: 2,376
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    It does seem like they can't change the actual game mechanics at all without the community going into a frenzy. You're not forced to play the game mode.

  • Devil_hit11
    Devil_hit11 Member Posts: 7,244
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    the events aren't meant to be balanced. they're meant to be crazy and outside the gameplay loop of dbd.

  • Devil_hit11
    Devil_hit11 Member Posts: 7,244
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  • Xernoton
    Xernoton Member Posts: 5,382
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    Agreed. Although BL 1 into exposed wasn't that great either. It basically encouraged killers to walk behind a survivor until they had BL 1 even, if they could get the hit before that.

    I think what we have now is mostly alright and even showcases how big of an impact things like injured noises and the time to hook survivors actually have.

  • CrackedShevaMain
    CrackedShevaMain Member Posts: 309
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    I know they did the year before, but last year they removed that meaning it’s no longer an issue. Thats why I corrected it.

  • tippy2k2
    tippy2k2 Member Posts: 5,103
    edited June 17
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    So no fun? 😅

    Every day we see this game is X sided threads. People can't even agree how well balanced (or unbalanced) the regular game mode is.

    I'd much rather BHVR go nuts with the goofy ass mechanics and accidentally go too far one way or the other rather than just play it safe because they're scared it's too X sided this time

  • dwight444
    dwight444 Member Posts: 158
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    yeah gl w/ this in solo queue

    not gonna look at this in a vacuum where 1 in 50 games you come across a bullying swf doing this