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"I Payed Money!" Is Not An Excuse

So, as of late, there has been a rampant rise within the Killer community of tunnellers and campers. This has been the case ever since the Ruin rework. To me, there is zero justification of this behaviour.

I could reasonably see it back when Dying Light was based on the Obsession dying, and I can sympathise with camping out someone who's done nothing but flashlight and teabag you for a majority of the game. Delete them so they can't be toxic. Ruin their game since they ruined yours. It's ok.

However, I have payed money for this game too. I've bough a physical and digital copy for Xbox, purchased every DLC except for Ash and Leatherface, and even bought some Auric Cells for some cosmetics. So, why is it acceptable for YOU to tunnel or camp, gen-rush, teabag and flashlight at pallets, abuse perks like NoED and Borrowed Time, drag me back during EGC just to see the Entity kill me when I'm the last one alive and try to justify it with "I payed money for this game, I should get to play how I want."


I don't gen-rush you deliberately, I don't know god-loops that well, I don't bring in any items and the only meta perks I run are Balanced Landing (if you can still call it meta), and Decisive Strike to deal with actual tunnellers on ONE of my two main builds.

I don't face-camp or tunnel you, I don't use only Billy's saw, I give you a free farming session if two of your idiot teammates DC early on you!

I show a level of common courtesy to everyone else. Mutual respect, until you show me that I should do otherwise. So, why is it not reciprocated, huh? I'm not an entitled player, or salty for asking that maybe we could have a mutual understanding of each other.

So. I'll say it one more time. This is not an excuse to forgive your abhorrent behaviour. We ALL payed money for one thing or another in this game.

Yes this is basically an angry rant, but enough is enough. I'm over hearing this dumb excuse. This isn't a free-to-play like Fortnite, so there should be zero reason to say this.

And to all those who think they can justify saying this, you are lying to yourself. I don't even want comments on this. Just for people to read and understand what I'm saying.



  • PeasantPeasant Member Posts: 4,104

    Hoo boy, I get that you're upset but the game is designed to be mean, even unintentionally.

    Killer emblems reward hurting survivors and not letting them heal as well as getting multiple hooks. This ranking system encourages killers to tunnel off the hook to "win". As for camping, if there was no other survivor nearby they saw and nobody is looping them near you, it's just another playstyle and no matter how boring it is, they're entitled to it as much as anyone is entitled to play a particular killer.

    For the "gen rush" survivors have nothing to do except gens. Sure, totems exist but survivors usually ignore them.

    The matchmaking in order to give you a challenging experience is designed to punish you. You do well as a survivor? Then it'll match you with killers that are certain to ruin your victory streak and crush you into the mud. You do well as a killer? Then it'll match you with M.I.T graduate repairmen that can finish 3 generators in a minute.

    I get what you mean when you feel like you want to pull your hair out, but that's just the way DBD is designed. Matchmaking will keep giving you higher walls to climb over until suddenly you can't.

    A lot of people, particularly killers must be leaving or something because whether I'm at rank 13 as a killer or rank 10 almost half of all my survivors are red rank. The game's just not in a healthy state right now.

    If anyone tries to use the "I paid for this so I can do whatever I want excuse" be content in that if that's their excuse they probably don't have any other excuses and are just a jerk.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    The excuse is just appearing too much now. I'm fine with going against good killers who understand a character, perk builds and add-on combinations. I'm ok with going against survivors who can do their objective effectively.

    I understand that DbD is unfair by design, I accept it and I enjoy it. I've played Warhammer 40k for 10 years, after all.

    What I can't stand are the toxic people who justify their pathetic existences with this hot garbage of an excuse.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    Yes, yes, yes, no because I don't tunnel, no because I don't play Clown.

    I'll never reach red on killer, because of time constraints, especially with COVID-19 and shutdowns affecting work, meaning I'm working WAY more than usual, I don't have every perk on every killer, and I have enough stress in my life.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    At higher ranks, and as someone who doesn't cater to a meta and play some of the "more powerful" killers, no. I haven't versed that 4-man. The highest rank I have been on killer is 8, and that was mainly playing Pig, with some old Doctor and a fair bit of Spirit thrown into the mix. Aaaaand that was also before the Freddy rework.

    I have a lot to balance within my life, and this game is more of a casual thing for me. I stopped doing ranked modes in other games because of the rampant toxicity within them. Last thing I need after a stressful day working in liquor retail is for some smarmy pre-teen to tell me to suck it up after he face-camped me because he "payed money for the game". I just want to do my Archives, and have some casual fun.

    And I go out of my way to make sure that I go after the person who unhooks, never the unhooked. Somehow I find it more fun to spread the damage. Then again, Reverse Bear Traps are also a good indicator as to who I should be leaving alone.

  • PokemonGOPlayerPokemonGOPlayer Member Posts: 179

    I get what you are saying but why would the other side care about you when they don't know anything about you?

    Unless you are including hackers, I don't think most people this forum calls "toxic" would even feel the need of justifying their actions, they want to play that way and the game allows it.

    In this game like in many others the strong options feel unfair compared to the others but due to the party game nature of this game many people want you to play fair or by some kind of set of rules. There's no gentleman agreement, play however you want and care about your fun first, this is how the game works right now.

  • CleviteClevite Member Posts: 4,335

    I can respect that play style myself, because I no longer care about rank.

    But those that do still have every right to play how they want. I used to rage about these tactics as well. However I now just accept it as part of the game, send em a gg, and move on.

    Is it frustrating at times, sure. But it is a game, and your right some times your opponent is a 12 year old .

    And you haven't played killer since freddy rework? It is a different game with the no heal meta. Games are gone so fast. I honestly don't understand how killers can play for hours at a time.

  • CronaWinsCronaWins Member Posts: 650

    Tunnelling and camping is part of the game.

    The objective of the killer is to kill all survivors. This means by any means necessary.

    Doesn't matter how much money you spend on the game.

  • ZaKzanZaKzan Member Posts: 550
    edited March 2020

    actually it doesn't matter what you think or what any non-dev thinks about the matter, it only matters what the devs think about it since they are ultimately the ones who allow the behavior.

    here's a really good video on a bit more of a broader subject, but related.

  • ElenaElena Member Posts: 2,188

    The only time I think camping is a necessity is when the end-game collapse has begun and you haven't hooked anyone yet.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842
    edited March 2020

    Here I thought that it was to protect generators. Funny how that style of gameplay has helped me WAY more than trying to find survivors.

    Edit: I had points for both sides. How about the teabagging and flashlights?

  • GhostwithafaceGhostwithaface Member Posts: 594

    Heck, sometimes the survivors create a lovely three gen for you. Muahahahhaha. Yeah i don't find tunneling or camping, to be a very effective plan for the killer. If their idea is to just stare at the person on hook until they die. That normally leads to few blood points and at least three people escaping, if not all of them. Depending on how the survivors play their card. Since all you are doing is just giving the other survivors a lot of time to do gens and stuff. Since everytime so far i seen a killer just stare at their victim until they died. It normally leads to one of two outcomes. Everyone dying trying to save the person or three if not all of the survivors escaping.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    It's not even just not tunnelling or camping, which are the most boring things to do as a killer, I literally only patrol gens until I find someone. If I feel like I've been led on, then I'll ditch.

    As a Pig main, I've had to adapt to be smarter than survivors. I'M the apex predator in this match, and the survivors are invading my territory.

    Funny thing is that I was going to do a thread saying how with all the "bad" tutorialisation in this game, that the killer's REAL objective is to protect generators, rather than just kill survivors, but then someone presented this argument in another thread and I just snapped against it.

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 2,310

    I think the biggest rift is that DBD is 2 seperate games. For survivor its a party game lets have fun with friends and relax. With killer, who has no friends in game, it is not a fun party.

    Survivors can meme around, do their objective, have basement dwelf parties and still escape. Killers are sweaty try hards when their main objective is to kill people. Devs say balance is 2 kill 2 escape. Thats a tie not a win.

    Besides even if 3 of your team gets out you as survivor don't consider it a win, most times, if you are the one that dies.

    As killer, or life in general, who plays to to tie? I don't want to tie. I want to win.

    Not saying I endorse any of the behavior you described. For killer anyway. Slugging tunneling and STRATEGIC camping are sometimes the best way to complete their objective. Much like toolboxes and flashlights and so-called 2nd chance perks are the survivors best way to complete theirs.

  • Mo4ntusMo4ntus Member Posts: 416

    I dont really see many unfair players at high rank survivor but also its not like anyone really gives common courtesy very often survivors defiantly will go out of their way to ruin a killers game too . Honestly I feel like being at high ranks makes me into more of a salty ######### too I like barely give hatch any just because its on my mind that if I dont 3k im going to get entity displeased

  • CronaWinsCronaWins Member Posts: 650

    I don't mind teabagging and flashlights. A noise spam and an animation spam isn't something to get upset about imo.

  • GhostofYharnamGhostofYharnam Member Posts: 597

    Sad thing is thats the menatlity of alot of people i see on games nowadays. Griefers and jackasses always using the excuse i paid money blah blah blah.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    It's like I said. It's no excuse since just about all of us did.

    And I've probably spent more money than them. On sale this game was still a bit over $30 Aus on Xbox, with DLC about $15 Aus per chapter.

  • ApeOfMazorApeOfMazor Member Posts: 471

    Honestly stop there is no common courtesy ######### is with these made up rules and ethics you people want to enforce. Get on the devs to increase gen times, get on the devs to remove 2nd chance perks. Get on the devs to bring balance to the game and you will see camping and tunneling go down.

  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,343

    To play devil's advocate for a moment, under their reasoning, pointing out the fact that you also paid money for the game doesn't undermine their point at all. By their logic, anyone who paid money for the game is entitled to play however they want, meaning that you get to play how you want (respectfully) and they get to play how they want (disrespectfully).

    Personally, I think you're absolutely right, but it comes down to what system of morality you subscribe to. If you believe that morality is objective, things like sportsmanship and common courtesy make perfect sense. But you'll never convince someone who believes that they have no obligation to the people around them unless they receive something from them first to adhere to those kinds of values, because it doesn't make any rational sense according to their worldview.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    Made up rules? I'm asking people to not drive each other away from the game. I am ASKING people to not go out of their way to ruin my day further than the rest of the world already is. I am ASKING that people stop using the dumbest excuse imaginable which is completely countered and debunked by other player's existence.

    And it's not the DEVS fault that you have to try and ruin the game for others because "lack of balance". That's purely on you.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    If they'd stop saying "I payed money, I can play how I want" with "I'm an ######### who doesn't care about other human beings due to my own selfish entitlement", then I wouldn't have to say this.

    This isn't about their mentality, this is about the excuse they're giving.

  • ApeOfMazorApeOfMazor Member Posts: 471

    You are asking people to use inefficient strategies based around some code of ethics. I dont ever see such a thing in other multiplayer games. The sad thing is in almost all these posts its always skewed against killers to the point we just laugh at you for your made up rulebook.

    Will people leave the game? Sure and thats a good thing. The sooner they see people leaving the sooner devs will finally realize they need to buckle down and rework a lot of things. Many killers are leaving. I barely play anymore compared to what I used to.

    Tunneling isnt trying to ruin the game for others, its trying to win. Taking out a person early is a HUGE advantage and makes more sense than chasing down a healthy person because survivor rule book says so.

  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,343

    My point is, they give that excuse because of their mentality. They don't see it as being a jerk or not caring about other human beings because of the way they perceive morality. What they're basically saying is "everyone has the right to do whatever they want if it makes them happy". I personally disagree, but that's why they make excuses like that, and why they think those excuses are legitimate.

  • MojoTheFabulousMojoTheFabulous Member Posts: 2,015

    Tunneling and camping, while obviously not fun to have done to you, is fair game. Suck it up.

  • ThatbrownmonsterThatbrownmonster Member Posts: 1,640

    Lately camping has been the only way to slow down matches against swfs

    It's not a fun tactic but it's something that works

  • BigBubsBigBubs Member Posts: 1,131

    Well , everyone paid money for to play (except the ones who got it free), so pretty much everyone can play the way they want unless it's against the dev's rules. That means some people play like ######### and it's not against the rules.

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