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  • NaigEtaripNaigEtarip Member Posts: 60

    @SoapNSpook

    Would we value Fun without Boredom? Fantasy without Reality?

    We even could agree that there's also an in-between of Fun and Boredom.

    DBD is like a roller coaster of emotional transitions. Maybe is cause the transitions are fast, maybe is cause the variety of triggers, the beautiful seats, the acceleration... how long is worth to experience all of this?

    If the "right" answers are important to you, finding related specialists could be the best direction to follow.

  • BioXBioX Member Posts: 1,378

    generic question about any hobby ever?

  • ArtemishaArtemisha Member Posts: 401
  • SoapNSpookSoapNSpook Member Posts: 151

    I really appreciate your advice but that's not the case here. There are countless discussions on why do people play this game. Some people simply put "fun" as the answer without going somewhere deeper. I just want to see what feelings and motives make people come back to this game over and over. For me, the answer "it's fun" is not enough. Why do you find it fun? There are very interesting answers among all the negative comments. Some people simply look for the excitement they miss in real life, some people hide in the virtual world from time to time, some people use it for better socialization with their friends, some are simply stuck at home, the list goes on. The reasons may be similar but it's still good to see the number of people in each category. So I don't really see the reason to call it off-topic if it's just a deeper analysis of the reasoning behind playing this game.

  • SoapNSpookSoapNSpook Member Posts: 151

    The reasoning behind the post is not it at all. I wonder what happened to people who react to neutral deductions like this one so negatively.

    I was in the middle of fixing a generator when all of a sudden I had a thought. "Why do I want to escape? Why do people want to escape? What's the pleasure here to achieve that goal? Why people play this game? Why do I play this game? Why do I play? Why? Why? Why?"

    The anime just made me ask such questions more, nothing else. Though the comment from @Sonzaishinai really made my thought about my public identity really hard to handle, so I just threw the picture since it suited my emotional state at the moment.

  • burt0rburt0r Member Posts: 2,437

    The biggest problem is that you are never satisfied with any answer and keep asking more purely philosophical questions. At some point it feels like a little kid asking "why?" Again and again just for the sake of it and not to get the questioned information. And that becomes annoying real fast.

  • SoapNSpookSoapNSpook Member Posts: 151

    Did you get the answer to all those "whys" as a kid though? Or were you forced to live with them, ignore them, being punished for them because no one could answer them?

  • burt0rburt0r Member Posts: 2,437

    I think you are misunderstanding my comment. I didn't mean kids asking normal question including the word "why" but simply continuous asking literally only "Why?".

    Like first comes a normal question like "Why is the sky blue?" And you answer the question with facts about the atmosphere, refraction of light and so on and then comes another simple "Why?" And again after every answer after that.

    That behaviour is not necessarily a thirst for knowledge but becomes a source of entertainment by testing another's patience and increasingly stress them via annoyance.

  • SoapNSpookSoapNSpook Member Posts: 151

    Annoyance is not my goal here. If the answer can go deeper, why wouldn't you ask again?

    I'm interested in knowing the answer from people who got offended by the question though but I don't think I can get a valid answer out of them. They call the game fun, I wonder what does it truly means for them. But I highly doubt they know the answer themselves because most of the time it hides beneath these unpleasant occurrences and emotions that they do not want to go through. That's probably why some replies filled with certain aggression that is a protection mechanism.

  • burt0rburt0r Member Posts: 2,437

    "Why wouldn't you ask again?"

    Because at some point in our lives we should have learned that it is not necessarily our place to ask uncomfortable question to other people and simply back off.

    Also why some people here might be offended by your questions is the way they are formulated (outside of them sounding like coming from some spiritual guy one weed like the people in the movie "soul") is because you subconsciously phrase them with an inherent negativity with terms like "giving up", "hiding", "escape" or "afraid". Why would anyone answer such already "sensitive" questions when they are phrased like the situation they are discribing is a negative one. Only exception is using those when the other person has used them first.


    I for my part like fantasy, manga, anime, movies, video games and so also as a distraction from real life. Partially because I was the center of attention for bullying in my class from elementary school until end of high school. The initial reason where naivety and a higher aptitude for studying at the given time (I loved math and science classes).

    This made me a social outcast, outside of my best friend who shared most of my interests with me. This lead to a shortage of experience in social groups and with the other gender which impacts me still today (still hate to get used into a already established social group for example at a workplace or in the gym. Also never had a girlfriend and still problems approaching women with the intent of romance).

    I use those media to escape reality and as a way to relaxe from stress that inevitably arises from my psychological problems. Also the real world might be beautiful in some aspects but many are simply too ugly to tolerate in the long run. Btw from my perspective religion is the same. Hoping for something better after this life to make taking the pain of this life, given the circumstances of some, easier. They find their distraction in god and there faith, we or rather I in these windows into other worlds.

  • SonzaishinaiSonzaishinai Member Posts: 6,172

    For clarification i saw this as a joke post and just went along with it.

    Don't take anything i said here to seriously

  • SoapNSpookSoapNSpook Member Posts: 151
    edited June 2021

    I pointed out that I've been playing for many thousands of hours after a few comments. I've just written all the questioning in my head, nothing more, nothing less, it's like a talk with your inner self.

  • WeederickWeederick Member Posts: 1,065

    The game is definetely played out for me. But a couple times a year i like to come back, usually in a "good mood" just sneaking around as survivor and enjoying the graphics. Sometimes i get the urge to plant some chainsaws into survivors aswell.

    The times i take this game seriously has been going down though. Rarely do i get back to red ranks, its always the same up there. Same balance issues, same meta, same genrush, same killers, same addons and second chances, i usually quit after a while in the reds. Mostly because there is no reason to compete at highranks, so i go back to balanced fun games.

  • Ramxenoc445Ramxenoc445 Member Posts: 1,359

    When i'm not being camped by a tunneling leatherface that got mad he couldn't catch me till all gens got finished, or I'm not getting left on hook by anyone below rank 8, or getting gen rushed because I decided to try new perks that didn't involve slowing gens down, or getting beamered on all match, or having game breaking bugs effecting my games. Its a very fun and pleasant game to play considering I like horror and got characters that I like in the game.

  • HaunterofShadowsHaunterofShadows Member Posts: 3,459

    I need to kill somebody. I NEED TO MURDERRRRRRRR

  • SoapNSpookSoapNSpook Member Posts: 151

    Is your life this restricting that the only place where you can fully outburst your negative emotions and aggression is this game?

    Does it really help? Are you afraid of unleashing your real feeling in real life?

  • DoritoHeadDoritoHead Member Posts: 2,537

    I find it fun, and I don't see the point of this post because surprisingly I am able to play this game and also have a life.

    Crazy, isn't it?

  • DwarvenTavernDwarvenTavern Member Posts: 2,493

    Bingo. I agree with everything that's stated, though I often dream about quitting. Not out of hatred or anything, but because of personal reasons. I love this game

  • Patrick1088Patrick1088 Member Posts: 585

    Weird way to post lol

    Complex multi-player game that has you to risk-reward analysis in the moment. This is for both roles.


    Survivor is just that. Do you prioritize yourself or are you altruistic? Would you lay down your life so that your teammates can survive?


    Killer is just a constant ride. Mind games and strategies have to be tight. You can't just react but have to anticipate based on observed, and not observed, behaviors.

  • TheStabbiNAngeLTheStabbiNAngeL Member Posts: 1,264

    Somebody's had a little to much gas cabbage 🌲

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