Playing killer seems to be not very attractive
Hello dear reader,
the following statements are my personal opinions of the game - feel free to agree or disagree.
I'm playing Dead by Daylight on my PS4 and 85% of my dbd time i play survivor. i've been a rank 3 survivor last season and was around rank 12 as killer... and it was almost never funny to play killer for several good reasons:
What means "winning" a game? How pleased am i with which result and how easy is it to get a good result? It certainly is very god damn hard. It may vary from killer to killer and from build to build - but i don't want to be limited to 3-4 killers due to their kit to be very effective. You'll also probably have a hard time without some specific offerings or strong perks from other killers. But anyway - let's get a quick overview about results and my moods:
0 kills: this [BAD WORD] sucks - and as a killer i suck too... i never want to play killer any time soon.
1 kill: wow... at least i got one... still - enough playing killer for today.
2 kills: I'm satisfied by like around 33%. Could have been better though...
3 kills: feels good and i'm pretty satisfied!
4 kills: GG! ...either i played really god damn well or they made some very critical mistakes^^
- "The challenge"
A lot of good killers will probably disagree with me on this point - but playing killer in general feels more like beeing cyber-bullyed by 4 cocky survivors then beeing a brutal threat. I feel more like beeing that movie-cliché fat guy from school that get's his lunch money stolen by some bullies then a ruthless killer. Maybe it will get a bit better if i study spawn locations a bit more or if I'll practise my exact maximum range with a fully charged slash... but i think i'm already pretty good at estimating that stuff and it's still a pain to play killer. Even though I'm not an elite killer with thousands of games on my back, I feel like it is just too hard and not very funny for the majority of people.
- "The mindset of a killer"
I've seen a lot of horror movies - and i want to facepalm myself if i see stupid decission making on either side. It just makes no sense for a group of survivors to split up in most situations. Neither does it feel right if a killer decides to just leave a victim and let him get a chance to escape. In dbd it's actually the other way around and it's just wrong and feels stupid - killer: "hang in there for a minute, I'll be right back!" (slow, sarcastic claps or moaning for this bad joke is advised).
- "That one annoying guy..."
I think that a lot of killers will get annoyed by that one guy which makes you look like a fool while chasing him. He seems to know where every single pallet is positioned, he knows exactly how to perfectly loop you and he can make the most out of his given time which you as a killer served to him on a silver tray. Give him the best flashlight with good add-ons, some perks like "Dead Hard" and your next 10 minutes will most likely be more tilting then any league of legends game you've ever played. 'AT LEAST HE DESERVES TO DIE!' - you're probably thinking while chasing him... but hey guess what? if you don't have mori, he'll probably escape because he get's unhooked during the endgame by someone with the perk "borrowed time" - and there is nothing you can do about it (+ you loose points for camping). Your whole day is ruined.
- Perks and other options
The choices are endless... for survivors. As are the threats from them to you as a killer. Survivors can take a specific combination of perks to finish one job perfectly or can even take a healthy mix-up. A Killer must have a well thought through build because he always has the same goal - and in addition to that he's alone. You suddenly have to worry about a total of 16 perks which could all be game-changing against your 4 perks... seems pretty unfair to me to be honest. And there is even more... a survivor can waste around 10 seconds to go to a guaranteed item-box-spot and get an item to be more relevant to a game... well i would like to find a game-changing mori in the closet too - but sadly i can't.
As a killer you have to make choices 24/7 - and bad choices will very often and very easily get punished very hard. While you're having team mates as survivor who can probably make up for a bad chase, you're on your own while playing killer. Besides that... playing a killer is probably 4 times more stressful then playing a survivor since you are (besides skill-checks) as a single person the only source of stress for survivors. For all your efforts during a game it (to me) just doesn't feels rewarding enough.
- Why should you even listen to anything i've wrote?
Well if you're searching for a game you can wait up to 30 minutes to find a game, while you'll find a game as killer within 10 seconds (at least on PS4). What does that tell you? - Very few people like to play killer and there should be some change soons to make it a more attractive and less frustrating choice.
...There is a lot more to cover for example "How you are forced to make stupid decisions"... but i think that this is it for now. Feel free to laugh, agree, hate, comment or to do whatever you want to do.
Thanks for reading.