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Recommended, unwritten Code of Conduct in Dead by Daylight
As we all know, Survivors dont like how Killers play, and Killers dont like how Survivors play. Something is to OP here, and others are too toxic there, you all know what i mean. So i tried to create some kind of codex, creed, Code of Conduct
- unwritten, of course.
Nobody is forced to play like this creed but i think SOME of this points will help to get better matches with more fun for both sides. And everybody here likes funny and "fair" matches in DBD, but they are hard to find ("Fair" is a biiiiiig word in DBD and everyone as antoher understanding of "fair" - of course)
- Try to leave hooked survivors. You dont need to camp until they are dead. Too much gens could be finished in that time. Take "Make your Choice" or "Devour Hope" with you if you need a reason to go away. If survs got unhooked you cant hunt them once more and get additional points of course. BUT: If the situation needs camping (gates opened, two survs hooked right and left from exit gate, so the hell protect them with hard camping as you want too. If theres nopthing left ot fight for, there i sno need to go away of course.
Try not to tunnel a specific player. If someone get unhooked, it should be your first target to hit/down the Rescuer, not the unhooked one. Again "Make your choice" can give you one more reason to do that. So the unhooked one get a chance to get healed and you can hunt him again for additional points. If he cant hide or is running straigth into your Line of Fire, well, yeah. Choose your way. Beat him or run away from him to give him a chance. Again a BUT: If the hooked one is a respectless T-Bagger or is destroying event hooks for no reason, tunnel his a** out of the game. (Or if you are running dying light of course)
Protect the Gens! Your main target in the game is to protect gens from being repaired. One possibility is Three-Gen-Tactics. Check the Map you are playing on, look for three gens that are close to each other or in a line, and protect them with all you have. Let Survivors run away, dont chase them for long. Get back to the Gens, maybe another survivor is already working on it. If you are able to protect three gens on the map, the survs can finish 4 gens, and the last one will never be finished because the three remaining gens are covered by you. Also if you dont run 3-Gen-Tactics, dont waste too much time in chases, you cant win (against a good juker), just stop chasing and look for another, weaker target. The juker will run into your weapon later in another situation.
Dont "punish" other survs for the mistakes of a single toxic one. If you have a toxic T-bagger, you can throw him out of the game with all you have. Most time this guys DC when they are downed the first time. But dont punish the other 3 Survs for this guy. Just play after that creed against them
Respect the 4%! If a Surv unhooks himself with the 4%, respect that. If he is the last, you can let him escape maybe or give him the hatch, or if you dont want to let him escape, and there are other survivors left, just dont tunnel him directly.
If you played "fair", some survivors also will, and if you are a community mate, just give the last remaining surv the hatch, if he deserves it. (If he played good, Fair, you couldnt find him whole game and so on)
Dont get angry about some surv perks. If theres a DS in game, hunt the obsession, took her up, wait for the strike, and you can be sure its our of the game and the surv will play the rest of the round with 3 perks. good for you. Same with insta heal. All that perks are gone once used and next time the surv will be down. If you are good in hunting, the strike and the insta heal and even dead hard just give the surv who used that only a few seconds. nothing to worry about.
Hatch Stand-off: Hell guys, when you are in a hatch standoff, you already killed 3 ppl. Just let him go and start next round. Its better for everyones Bloodpressure. Just wasting time at that hatch.
Optional: Dont slugg. I see lots of nurses slugging around like hell. I dont know why, but its no fun for survivors. So I dont do it, if there is no situation that make it necessary (hooks destroyed etc.) - maybe its possible to avoid slugging.
Of course we dont talk about Hacks that are not allowed by the Game. Just dont use them.
Most imortant: You objective is not to kill 4 survs, your objective is to get points and pip. In fast rounds you hook 4 survs that die directly and you just got safepip and some points. In good rounds you kill 2 or 3 survs and pip or even double pip already. In perfect rounds you kill all, have damage and hunting and brutality full and end the round with 32000 points. not possible with camping btw. If you deal with that, there is no win and no loose . Its just about points.
If you got pwnd by a 4 swf, get away from your computer, take a deep breath and get bakc after a few minutes for the next round. New round, new situation. Just stay chilled.
Dont T-Bag: The most respectless thing you can do to a killer, is T-bagging - especially for no reason. It dont give you points or an advantage in the game/match progress. So if you want fair killers, the first thing is to not disrespect them.
Dont DC: If you are a mate just deal with everything you get faced with. Lots of ppl DC'ing when they recognize a Doc as Opponent. Or when they were downed first time/hooked first time. Why? Just grow some balls mates :D That ppl bring the other 3 Survs in a bad situation. If you really want to avoid killers or matches, just let you hook and die there. Just think about it.
Dont feed the Camper. If a killer camps, just do gens. there is no need to hide with three ppl around the hook waiting for THAT ONE CHANCE to unhook. (Its recommended only when gates are open and you dont want that a mate is left behind)
Dont farm. If you want to unhook, dont try while being chased, or right after the killer turned his back to the hook. Just wait a few seconds until its safe and both of you can escape from the hook and hide somewhere.
If you destroy lots of hooks, dont cry about getting slugged. Remember that the killer would not stop to kill you, even without hooks. Some ppl think the killer will go into a corner and wait there until its done when no hooks are available.
If you are at the exit with the whole team, just get out. There is no need to troll the killer. If you are a community mate, you let him hit you twice at exit for some points. If you dont want that, just get out.
If you are trying to resuce a mate when gates are open, accept the killer will defend his hook. Maybe you call it camping, but where the hell else should the killer go when all gens are done, the gates are open and the remaining survs sneaking around the hooked mate? Again: He wont get into a corner and wait until its over. Deal with it.
If you are the last remaining survivor and the hatch is open and the killer downes you: DONT WIGGLE on the killers shoulder. Most time wiggeling bar doesnt fill until you reach the next hook. Especially if there is noone who tries to save you (flashlight, Blocking, tanking a hit) and if the killer played fair, and the round was a good one, MAYBE the killer takes you to the hatch. But he wont do if you wiggle, because if the killer doesnt know where the hatch is, he need to search it with you on the shoulder. That takes more time then wiggeling bar has to fill. So no killer will give you hatch when you wiggle (maybe if the hatch is right in the nearer area) - and if the killer doesnt give you the hatch and hook you, dont be sad, he also would if you had wiggled Not wiggeling increases your chances for the hatch.
Both: Pls be gentle in aftergame Chat. Respect the work, the other side did. Most rounds played after that creed (I am killer main and play like its written up here) the aftergame chat is empty. An empty chat is great for me so i didnt give the survs something to put salt on. Sometimes there also is a gg or a gg and a question how i knew that the surv is in that locker or how i spotted a player and other aftergame analysis questions, but almost no toxic salt! And before you want to get salty in aftergame chat, take a deeeeep breath and try to calm down. Maybe you dont need to be salty anymore after that and just quit to start next round
To be continued....(if necessary)
I think.... no i HOPE that lots of people are reading this and just try to pick some points out of that creed and play it like that. We are all here for Fun and competitive gameplay. This game lives from the community and we all know it has strengthes and weaknesses. But its still OUR game, isnt it?
And as long both sides are respecting each other, it will stay our game.
See you in the Fog ladies, and gentlemen.