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Who here plays both survivors and killer?

If so which side do you feel is more op? I personally feel it's balanced enough if you are good at mind games when playing killer just because of the op combinations you can get on both sides. Each side has useless perks and each side has some that everyone on the opposite side hates. 
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  • MercuryMercury Member Posts: 240

    I play fair a fair amount of both sides, but lately this year more of Killer. I don't look at one side and say it's op, but rather I study what can be done to improve the enjoyment for both sides. Like a recent suggestion about a Pig rework. It's kind of balanced, just wish there would finally be a stealth meta and not a pallet looping one.

  • OrionOrion Member Posts: 11,712

    @Tzeentchling9 said:
    I play both, but I play more Survivor these days. It's much more relaxing, playing the power role.

    IKR. Just go for a nice walk in the Fog, maybe fix a few generators, and stroll on out to the campfire with your BFFs.

  • SovererignKingSovererignKing Member Posts: 1,257
    Survivor is more OP at the moment. All you have to do is Loop, and you cripple all but three Killers in the game to an absurd level. Add in the stall meta perks, yeah... no need to worry. Only time you’ll break a sweat is if you’re up against a good Nurse, great Billy, or Godlike Huntress. All of those Kilers running the Killer meta by the way. 
  • MasterMaster Member Posts: 10,208

    I play both sides.
    I think everyone who does that and has some experience will agree about the balance^^

  • Doc_W__HOLLIDAYDoc_W__HOLLIDAY Member Posts: 1,502
    ✋ play both equally.

    While survivor is usually more OP, it all boils down to how the game starts. If you can get a kill before before 2 gens are done, you have a 50/50 chance to snowball the game into your favor. That's at least how I view it.

    If the survivors are optimal, the chances are 30/70. 
  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 1,144

    I play both, but I prefer killer.

  • aproposapropos Member Posts: 245
    edited September 2018

    @SovererignKing said:
    Survivor is more OP at the moment. All you have to do is Loop, and you cripple all but three Killers in the game to an absurd level. Add in the stall meta perks, yeah... no need to worry. Only time you’ll break a sweat is if you’re up against a good Nurse, great Billy, or Godlike Huntress. All of those Kilers running the Killer meta by the way. 

    What is looping? While we're on explaining terminology, what does SWF mean, too?

    I've only been playing a few weeks and I try to play both sides, but I prefer being the killer. I really only play the survivor when I have a daily task for them. I'm currently rank 5, splitting my time between the wraith and the doctor.

    Personally, I feel like the survivors are OP, simply because they can be present in multiple locations simultaneously. It makes sense that the top three killers can cover a lot of ground, whether by movement speed, or their powers. I wonder if we will see the wraith crawl up into a top spot with the coming add-on changes. That increased movement speed while cloaked and suppressed stain/terror radius should be fun.

  • AlbireoAlbireo Member Posts: 15
    edited September 2018

    @apropos Looping is when you go to a tileset (preferably with a pallet) and walk in circles until the killer gets too near to you. Then you drop the pallet in his face (be careful of being too greedy) and walk to the next tileset with a pallet. It's kind of necessary against good killers.

    Most high rank players have map awareness so they know where the pallets spawn, they can also loop good and might not fall into mindgame traps.

    If you're good at looping you can waste a lot of time before the killer kills you and if the other 3 people are doing gens it's pretty much a lost game for the killer. Some people drop pallets too fast though and they do run out of them.

    As a killer you can always change targets if you get looped too long and only one guy is there, and the lowest tier killers all have nothing efficient they can do against looping. (At least without Add-Ons)

    SWF is short for Survive With Friends, the matchmaking mode where Survivors can play with their friends.
    Many people criticize this mode because you can communicate via voice with your friends, and it kind of destroys some perks and other things like that. SWF groups are much harder to beat as a killer, and although the matchmaking mode is fun it is kind of too strong at the moment, sadly.
    It always depends on how good and coordinated the teams in SWF are though.

    The biggest problem rises when SWF groups win too much and get confident and bored, so they'll annoy the killer instead of progressing the game when they know they can win regardless.

  • IcemanIceman Member Posts: 1,023
    I play both sides, I play more as survivor then Killer. I would say the survivor is more op because it is less challenging at the moment. When I am playing killer I am a bit nervous like I have to prove myself. Which is weird because I should get this feeling when playing survivor lol. 
  • Mc_HartyMc_Harty Member Posts: 2,334
    1. Both sides.
    2. Clearly survivors but not that bad since release. It's getting a lot better.
  • kone19kone19 Member Posts: 46
    I think it’s entirely perk dependent. Low level but high ran survivors barely have a chance against high tier killers. Communication among survivors makes them even stronger. But killers against lone survivors have a huge advantage. So it’s very dependent. A communicating team of high tier survivors against a high tier killer is probably in the survivors advantage however matching seems to love to put top tier oilers gainstvmy barely level five survivor from my others being 10.
  • Mister_HoldoutMister_Holdout Member Posts: 927

    I play both sides at rank 1.

    Survivors run the show unless Nurse is involved.

    Personally, I'd like to see chases become more skilled-based.

  • fcc2014fcc2014 Member Posts: 3,743

    Play both sides. Currently about 50/50, with the new killers perks that may make me more inclined to play killer the perk combos are temptingly evil!

  • GlobalGlobal Member Posts: 770

    Same here to bad its hard for most people on the forums to comprehend playing both sides.

  • AmorePrincessAmorePrincess Member Posts: 220
    I play both. I actually prefer plating killer, but I just dont play it as much as I want to.
    As someone who has a bad heart, and are in the red ranks, I just cant play more than a few killer games. Its just so much more stress playing killer, and that is weird, because it is a horror game, and I assume the horror is meant to be for the side chased, but it is not. Playing survivor is so much more relaxed. Atleast it is for me :)

    I dont think about balance too much, I am addicted to this game, so I have just chosen to ignore the flaws, but what I do know is that I would love to put the fear back at playing survivor, like it was when you were a new player and got scared when you messed up a skill check or heard the heartbeat. And playing killer should not cause heartattacks because you are stressed as hell ;)
  • DelfadorDelfador Member Posts: 2,553

    I am a survivor main and I prefer playing as a survivor since it is a lot more enjoyable.

    I think that the survivor side is really powerful. Not because looping is unbeatable or the game is extremely difficult for the killers but because survivors are the ones who decide the direction of the game. There is not much that a killer can do if the survivors want to genrush and finish the game as soon as possible (Assuming the killer is not a nurse or a hillbilly).

    Playing killer doesn't feel like playing a 'killer'. You need to manage the time which is boring and stressful.

    I wish I loved playing the nurse and the hillbilly but both of them are the most boring killers for me.

  • SovererignKingSovererignKing Member Posts: 1,257
    apropos said:

    @SovererignKing said:
    Survivor is more OP at the moment. All you have to do is Loop, and you cripple all but three Killers in the game to an absurd level. Add in the stall meta perks, yeah... no need to worry. Only time you’ll break a sweat is if you’re up against a good Nurse, great Billy, or Godlike Huntress. All of those Kilers running the Killer meta by the way. 

    What is looping? While we're on explaining terminology, what does SWF mean, too?

    I've only been playing a few weeks and I try to play both sides, but I prefer being the killer. I really only play the survivor when I have a daily task for them. I'm currently rank 5, splitting my time between the wraith and the doctor.

    Personally, I feel like the survivors are OP, simply because they can be present in multiple locations simultaneously. It makes sense that the top three killers can cover a lot of ground, whether by movement speed, or their powers. I wonder if we will see the wraith crawl up into a top spot with the coming add-on changes. That increased movement speed while cloaked and suppressed stain/terror radius should be fun.

    Looping is the act of a Survivor “hugging” objects (trash Pallets are attached to, buildings, ect.) very tightly while they run in circles. Due to Survivors having smaller hit boxes than Killers, this allows the to run in tighter, therefore, smaller circles than Killers possibly can. This reduces the amount of distance Survivors have to travel around objects by a small margin, just enough to effectively negate the Killer has a base movement speed 15% higher than Survivors for brief periods of time, over and over. If you play other games, this is called “Kiting” (most common in MMORPG’s). Think NASCAR, the guy on the inside track has less distance to travel than the guy on the outside track. This allows Survivors to “stall out” Killers for long periods of time in short burst over and over again, by “keeping the distance” for far longer than they should be able to to. 

    SWF mean “Survive With Friends”. A game mode where Survivors will not be paired with random other Survivor players, but can invite personal friends to team up. 
  • Ramxenoc445Ramxenoc445 Member Posts: 224
    Survivor is more OP at the moment. All you have to do is Loop, and you cripple all but three Killers in the game to an absurd level. Add in the stall meta perks, yeah... no need to worry. Only time you’ll break a sweat is if you’re up against a good Nurse, great Billy, or Godlike Huntress. All of those Kilers running the Killer meta by the way. 
    I don't see the nurse as op. Pallet loop plus run towards her when she tries to blink it's like a free juke. I love playing against the hillbilly as well though I understand why he's top tier. Huntress... Most I come across aren't very good. I hate playing against the pig and the doctor and camping leather faces. Anyone else I'm fine with
  • SovererignKingSovererignKing Member Posts: 1,257
    Survivor is more OP at the moment. All you have to do is Loop, and you cripple all but three Killers in the game to an absurd level. Add in the stall meta perks, yeah... no need to worry. Only time you’ll break a sweat is if you’re up against a good Nurse, great Billy, or Godlike Huntress. All of those Kilers running the Killer meta by the way. 
    I don't see the nurse as op. Pallet loop plus run towards her when she tries to blink it's like a free juke. I love playing against the hillbilly as well though I understand why he's top tier. Huntress... Most I come across aren't very good. I hate playing against the pig and the doctor and camping leather faces. Anyone else I'm fine with
    Oh she’s not OP. I’m a Nurse Main on PS4 myself, one of few that are able to control the devil herself on console. Many Survivors say it’s so much fun finally having a “real Nurse” to play against. I like playing against all Killers except Doc cause I’m a Stealth player. I just roll my eyes when it’s Doc cause he’s a pain in my ass. 
  • Grey87Grey87 Member Posts: 346

    I play both and I don't think you can just decide what side is "OP".
    Sometimes survivors get totally destroyed, sometimes the killer kills 0.

    I've seen a killer main ,who also plays survivor, on twitch saying survivors are stronger (if they are an experienced swf team) , but he also said 90% of his games end in 4k.
    Soooo... take from it what you will, I don't think it's an easy "survivor/killer" answer.

  • JusticarJusticar Member Posts: 319

    I play both. I prefer killer, but the game is pretty heavily biased towards survivors currently. I hope they can buff killers such that we see more than just Billy or Nurse at top ranks.

  • CoolAKnCoolAKn Member Posts: 677

    I try to play both, but at least with survivor, I can find a lobby right away.

    For a survivor, it ultimately boils down to cosmetics - which character do you like the most visually? Me? My mains would be David King and Kate, because I like the way they look, and have a back up if I ever want to switch it up (Adam and Nea). Once you have all of the teachable perks unlocked, no survivor is unique. The only difference is female characters are slightly more stealthy because they are smaller than the male survivors. They can all use the same perks, offerings, items, and add-ons.

    For killer, it's all about which power you are the most comfortable using. Since I don't play killer too much, I haven't determined which killer I will like the most, but I am leaning towards Huntress, Doctor, or Wraith as my mains, in spite of the fact I've only ever played Trapper.

  • ShrimpTwiggsShrimpTwiggs Member Posts: 948

    I play both sides and survivor has definitely been less stressful.

  • yeetyeet Member Posts: 1,539

    I used to play survivor but not anymore, it got too easy.

  • TsulanTsulan Member Posts: 5,453

    I play both sides.
    I prefer killer, but i´ve been playing almost only survivor in the last 2 months.
    Survivors are way to strong (or easy) and forgiving in comparison to killers.

  • EightEight Member Posts: 513

    Play both - pretty much a 50/50 split. I prefer survivor (simply because a lot of playing a killer seems to be running around doing nothing) but once it gets past 20:30, it becomes really difficult to find survivor games on PS4... so I switch.

    I think both sides are relatively well-balanced against each other. Individual characters/perks may need tweaking but, overall, I''m ok with it. I've noticed that in the mid-ranks, before you're fully perked, you really are rewarded for so-called "toxic" behaviour like camping though. Mostly because survivors make it worthwhile when they swarm the hook, but also because running off to find someone else gets really boring.

    FYI Stop unhooking people directly in front of the killer (camping or not). Unless you run borrowed time. It's a gift when you do it and I'm playing killer, but annoying AF when I'm the poor sap on the hook that you decide to farm for rescue BP only to leave me to a certain death.

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