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Could DBD introduce a form of casual queue of very small games?

Something to perhaps cater to the players that don't want to play optimally and/or want to practice with no bearing to rank and the new MMR being reinstated soon.

I'm suggesting a casual queue with a version of the game that has a 3 gen setup and players are instantly sacrificed 1 hook. End game collapse also being halved. Outcome of match still providing BP but no xp. Rendering tunnelling/camping impossible and gen rushing impossible and holding the game hostage almost impossible.

I also suggest a skirmish mode while loading similar to Overwatch where you can practice chase with survivors/killers.

My reasoning is I'm finding downtime between games so high for game time being so low. I have played DBD since the beginning and when I go to other games I find it uncanny that DBD doesn't offer anything else other than one matchmaking system. With the player counts reaching records with new chapters lately surely there is no better time to focus on player retention and provide ways for players to practice?

Thoughts?

Comments

  • MomentosisMomentosis Member Posts: 823

    Imagine the queue times.

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598

    Queue times are already getting bad. Concurrent players on steam has been on a steady decline since last chapter. I'm just saying dbd have a golden formula here for fun and competition there has got to be a forwards step to take to keep players interested after the next chapter release. Look at games like counter-strike, gmod, rocket league etc. They have the advantage of not appealing to a niche market yes, however, they give their players the option to practice publicly.

  • BioXBioX Member Posts: 1,378

    dont know if you noticed but players are absolute ######### on the ptb which is basically exactly what you are asking for soooo probably wont work.

    what people need to do is stop caring about rank and mmr in the future, go play your normal games casually and do whatever you feel like doing or trying, who cares if it fails and everyone dies? move on to the next game, nothing bad happens.

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598

    Then what is the point of rank and mmr? Dismissing it and pretending it doesn't exist is just proof of poor design. Something needs to change eventually. Why can't you use that same argument in the League of Legends subreddit? Because they have created a ranked and casual system that works! Casual queue is quick and competitive queue takes a little longer. I don't play ptb because it's too far away but I've seen the games and it suits. That's why I suggested a smaller gamemode.

  • BioXBioX Member Posts: 1,378

    the only point is to put people of equal skill together....however that is deterimined is beyond anyones guesses because this game has no real win criteria but whatever.

    If you want to as you say "not play optimally" aka mess around and/or practice....then just go ahead and do that, rank does not matter, it does not give you more or less points if you Derank, if anything it will give you more space for your practicing because now you go (if it miraculously would actually work) against worse players.

  • NotACompPlayerNotACompPlayer Member Posts: 193

    a casual gamemode is the only thing this game has lol

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598

    Yes but there is still other players that do. How is having something that benefits all players bad? If I 'mess around' in someones rank 1 game. It's griefing.

  • BioXBioX Member Posts: 1,378

    it isnt, its you playing the game, if you truely are griefing then that is not wanted in some casual game either honestly.


    im not against having it, im saying it wont do what you want it to do and im telling to not limit yourself by rank, it means nothing, have fun, do what you want, so what if you derank or rank up?

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598

    Cannot see eye to eye with you I just don't understand your perspective or where you're coming from. Me personally I can't just accept what the rank system is and shrug my shoulders. I want change I crave it.

  • BioXBioX Member Posts: 1,378

    I dont know how you cannot understand my perspective, what you desire is already in the game, its the 1 mode the game has, you give yourself the burden of demanding of yourself that you play seriously and play well, im here to tell you that it does not matter, have fun, do what you would have done in this casual mode you desire but just do it in the one mode we have already.

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598

    I want the choice though. I can't have both doesn't work in my incredible impeccable logic gates.

  • BumbusBumbus Member Posts: 600

    Multiple game modes with similar design won't happen, because devs don't want to split the playerbase.

    Also, any casual mode will instantly turn to shitshow of camping Bubbas and insta-DCs

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598

    Why though?

    Noticed your use of an absolute there. How? Did you read my suggestion? Sure dcs might happen but does it matter?

  • BumbusBumbus Member Posts: 600

    Dunno. But they're having hard times with keeping both sides in appropriate numbers in a single game mode, so no surprise.

    I did, but I don't see anything that would prevent people from being dicks. Nothing really can, but if you collect a lot of people who want to just have fun in a single place - everyone who wants to have fun through humiliating other players will be there. Just as people who want to have fun and don't care about others. And yes, it actually matters, because there is little fun when 5 of 6 games end by DC.

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598
    edited January 2021

    But I'm saying it's a single hook gamemode on a 3 gen setup. So if you get downed and dc there isnt much of a difference other than the killer not having to spend time to use a hook.


    EDIT: My suggestion isn't about reduction of toxicity but a way to practice for the real deal.

  • BumbusBumbus Member Posts: 600

    Yeah, so why killer would play this mode? He doesn't get points for DC.

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598
    edited January 2021

    Compensate them like they do with ranked matches. I think killer would like it because it's practicing defending a 3 gen in a close match.

  • BumbusBumbus Member Posts: 600

    Also people DC even before they are downed.

    Doctor - DC.

    Plague - DC.

    Nurse - DC.

    Freddy - DC.

    Spirit - DCDCDCDCDC

  • Toblerone007Toblerone007 Member Posts: 598
    edited January 2021

    Why though? I've vsd and played most those killers and never have dc'd. Whats the difference?

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