So most bases are covered when it comes to perk selection, but this is a perk I would REALLY like to see and I don’t think it’d be game breaking. It’s pretty simple.
Just call it the “Silence” or “STFU” perk. It’s a perk that grants you the ability to press a button and your character will not make the ridiculously poor timed voice call outs for 2-3 seconds. Give it a cooldown of 15 seconds or even more. You could ACTUALLY be stealth with this perk. Here are several possible uses:
-Laz won’t shout out “HEY MY GLOVE IS READY AND I’M ABOUT TO REZ SOMEBODY AT THIS LOCATION” whenever he is about to rez someone
-You won’t shout “HEY WE’RE NOW CLOAKED BUT NOT REALLY BECAUSE WE STILL SHOUT EVERYTHING. POUNCE OVER THIS DIRECTION”
You get the idea with the shout out caps.
-When you successfully sneak up on a monster that is just starting his evolve and are about to drop an orbital on his head, you can prevent your character from calling out his presence causing the monster to stop the evolve and book it
-You can temporarily hide the fact that you were just downed, granting a better chance for revives and less body camping
-Secretly spotting hidden monsters in bushes for your team but pretending you don’t know
Think I’ve illustrated the point here. By implementing a short active time and a cooldown timer, you would cut down on the possibility of abusing it. I know us more experienced players have figured out work arounds for some of it like pinging next to a monster, or looking up at the sky or down at the ground so the monster isn’t centered in your field of view to prevent voice call outs, but those shouldn’t be necessary.
I think this would be worth looking into for serious consideration for implementation.