New player here. I need help with complaints I do not understand?
I am new to this game. About a week in. I am having a lot of fun thus far. I come from a gaming background of shooters, fighters and in the last few years, games like paragon and league of legends. So I have some questions about what I see on discussions and youtube.
The first is why people are complaining about killers camping or survivors using pallet loops and such. As I would compare this to someone being upset that a league of legends player is using a powerful build on a character and someone is saying it is ridiculous and they should use something sub optimal because that will hurt people's feelings less?
This seems foreign to me as every strategy that gives an extreme strength also gives an extreme weakness. Thus if someone camps, it seems easy to have everyone else complete generators to either lure him away or just win or in the case of a player that pallet loops just stop chasing them and look for someone else.
My personal examples that I can contribute to this so far:
1. A Michael Myers player hooked one of my friends and was just standing in front of him. We already had one generator down before this happened. So we got 3 more around the time our fellow survivor was just beginning the struggle (even two would have been fine). So at that point, you won because he is just gonna sit there while you get the last one and then exit, or he leaves to stop the three other survivors and you get said person off the hook and probably still win. It was a simple problem as long as we gave the killer those two choices. Hell, my one friend was laughing at him and said to leave him as he struggles us to victory.
- As the trapper, my favorite little gimp masked crusader, I ran into my first "runner". This person knew where all the pallets were and was doing all these loops around stuff that I couldn't catch her. It was actually deeply impressive. So after that happened once and I identified my first ever runner, I would find her, begin the chase, wait till she was running, then veer off and just look for someone else. This very quickly and easily turned into two other players that were trying to get generators. They didn't make it. The only person that did after that was the runner who was fortunate enough to find the escape hatch.
So these complaints on both sides were pretty strange to me as you may imagine and then I hit this one: the looked down upon art of "tunneling". So it is frowned upon to chase down the same target repeatedly in a game where the object of the killer is to kill. You should actually choose stronger targets and let the weak one get away according to some people. So if anyone can explain this to me I would be super grateful as to how it is a stronger strategy to not "tunnel"
My last and final question about any of this, and as this is text, please do not take this as an attack on anyone, I mean nothing sinister, but really, why should I care? And legitimately, looking at killer as the example for this, lets say I followed the criteria for what some people say. So I should do the following as the killer:
1. As soon as I get someone on a hook, leave them alone, even if being somewhat close by. This way the other survivors will most certainly get them off the hook. (what is the killers advantage to this, especially if the group is behind on their generators)
2. If someone gets off a hook, do not repeatedly target the person that just got off repeatedly. Go for the other healthier players, even if one or more of them have shown to be great runners that have proven to outrun you in said game thus far.
I just don't see what the incentive is. It seems like all people are saying is people shouldn't so this because they don't like it. In games of competitive nature, one is not responsible for another person's fun or happiness. The objective is to win and have fun yourself. These tools help killers and survivors do that. As long as you are not cursing people off or being offensive, I find it difficult to see any issue using mechanics and strategies in the game.
Once again, don't view this from a negative or angry point of view. I am simply trying to gain a deeper knowledge of the game itself and have never encountered such things.