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Anyone else just not finding joy in playing DBD anymore?

Ever since MMR has come out it has just destroyed any joy I find in DBD. Constantly, in every single one of my matches, I am always getting paired up against extremely sweaty players and I don't mind going up against sweaty players but when it's EVERY single match, it gets so exhausting. It doesn't help that in high MMR everyone is always running the same extremely overpowered meta build and frustrating play styles such as COH, DH, UB, or a bunch of slowdown perks with strong add-ons and tunneling/camping. As a survivor, all of my matches feel so frustrating because of me having to constantly go up against killers that I really don't enjoy using strategies that I also really hate while for killer I'm constantly forced to play Killers that are extremely good at camping (Trickster) or Killers that are extremely powerful (Blight, Artist, or IMO Pinhead.)

Seriously, how am I supposed to have fun with DBD? Even with a SWF or even if I win a Killer match I still don't enjoy DBD. If anyone still finds this game fun, please tell me how you're still able to find this game fun with everything that I mentioned.



  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 3,703


    I only usually have fun when I play with my loved ones, and we're not a sweat squad.

    DBD more often than not feels like a frustrating chore.

  • scenekillerscenekiller Member Posts: 765

    MMR really knocked this game down, which is frustrating because it's something a lot of the community wanted, albeit in a better form than we have it now.

  • KrazyKatFTWKrazyKatFTW Member Posts: 179

    Yeah its rather depressing right now, some people need to realise its a game and you should consider other players fun

  • bm33bm33 Member Posts: 6,656

    Yeah, I've been playing other games way more. Without log in rewards I haven't even opened DBD except for couple times my swf teammate wanted to play - only played a couple rounds when that happened. It's just not fun being the only 2 on a team doing anything while our teammates are hiding in a corner to avoid any possible interaction with the killer, it's 4v1 not 2v1 for a reason. Before people atleast tried because it kept them in a rank for matchmaking, now they just rely on their teammates to carry them.

  • ShinobuSKShinobuSK Member Posts: 4,376

    I mainly play for BP now. I spent way too much time and money on this game to just let go.

    But yes, I am playing way less than ever before and not having much fun even while winning.

  • TheGannManTheGannMan Member Posts: 9,333

    Spirit keeps me going.

  • Salty_PearlSalty_Pearl Member Posts: 1,367

    I've been taking a long break and it feels great, I suggest you do the same. Find and play other games that make you happy! It's not like DBD is going anywhere.

  • AurelleAurelle Member Posts: 2,588


    I'll occasionally play a few matches of survivor, but that's about it. Killer is too frustrating to play and survivor can get boring pretty fast, so there's no point in playing for a long time.

  • MekochiMekochi Member Posts: 900

    Yeah, although I keep coming back, I think it's because of the fact that when I play it with my friends I find it more entertaining because at least we're losing together we're just goofing around.

    It's just a buggy mess, especially on console, a lag spike literally prevented me from vaulting a window and the killer managed to get me. But then my friends cheered me up and we laughed it off.

  • JacksonWiseJacksonWise Member Posts: 635

    I'm not playing very much at the moment, mostly because I'm super busy with school right now. But even when I do have some game time, I am usually playing other games. I used to play every day. Now, I'm playing 1-2 times a week just to get my dailies. Really hope they address SBMM. People clearly aren't happy about it and the numbers are showing. More BP every month just isn't going to cut it.

  • VeinslayVeinslay Member Posts: 1,092

    There are so many ways for each side to make the other miserable. I got matched with a 4 stack that was running sabo builds yesterday. They ran 3 hook distance offerings and we got grim pantry for the map. Hooks and gens are already far apart on that map. Everytime I chased someone they would run to pog log. I just face camped and when I couldn't hook the trade cause of breakdown, I just d/ced. ######### that #########. Who actually wants to play against that and thinks it's fun

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 6,089

    Yeah DBD is starting to wear me out. It doesn’t ever feel exciting to escape or get kills as much.

  • DoritoHeadDoritoHead Member Posts: 3,299
    edited January 14

    I have literally just come back from a 7-month break and I don't know how long I'm going to play before I decide to do a sequel, so yes I agree

    At least I finally posted that Legion guide that's been bugging me all this time (shameless plug)

  • EvilJoshyEvilJoshy Member Posts: 5,296

    I've been feeling this way for 2 years now. I hardly ever get on. I might pop on once a new chapter releases and that's only if it's a killer I think will be fun. There are many chapters I flat out refuse to purchase because I don't want them. I sometimes get back on when friends want to swf but that hasn't happened since mmr was introduced. I haven't played since boons were introduced and from what I'm hearing I dodged a bullet. I'll stick to games that I find actually fun.

  • EagerOgreEagerOgre Member Posts: 11

    Yeah. Due to MMR I stopped killing survivors. I'll shoot for two hook stages on everyone but I intentionally let everyone go. Survivors are usually nice about it, everyone gets BP, I max out my BBQ if I'm lucky, but the game SUCKS as soon as you start winning. It's not that I don't like losing, that's a normal part of a competitive game, but it's that the game becomes frustrating and unplayable once you raise your MMR.

    I know what I'm doing can be considered smurfing, but I really don't have any intentions on killing survivors every again as long as the current SBMM algorithm is in place. I'd gladly sacrifice some extra BP for a playable game in exchange.

  • DragonSlayerX67DragonSlayerX67 Member Posts: 35

    I haven't enjoyed the game since SBMM was added and the broken boons were added the game isn't balanced and I don't like playing either role as survivor is boring and killer is way to stressful with all the unfair things being added

    my stand point is the community is toxic, the hackers are a massive issues and the devs are not listening to the community about the issues so i probably wont play the game until this is all fixed or the game finally dies

  • chargernick85chargernick85 Member Posts: 3,171
    edited January 14

    I agree overall with your post. Pinhead extremely powerful made me chuckle but i understand why. I think clown and pig are powerful but I know its me and not the killer. I got rolled with Demo and Im a bit salty over it. Should have been a easy 2-3k but a mix of mistakes, horrible perks, and red forest kept me at a 1k and got me t-bagged and messaged.

    One day my demo will have a build.....hopefully anyway. Spies, jolt, and fearmonger need to go.

  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 6,516

    I more or less do the same on most killers. There are some I take seriously and relentlessly camp and tunnel. I actually had a survivor pretend he ran me for 3 gens and I had to kindly explain to him that hanging on a hook doesn't count as running me. Lol. Odd creatures they are.

    But yeah, if I accidentally kill someone on say Spirit, it gives me a feeling of dread. I am so bad at her even when the survivors wouldn't qualify as potato.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 13,307

    Yeah. I feel the same.

  • RakimSockemRakimSockem Member Posts: 1,829

    DBD was my main game for the longest time and I've been playing since Freddy was first introduced to the game (Poor original Freddy who had to put you to sleep)

    Now....my friends have to literally drag me into the game and I'll play for like an two hours tops (with the 10 minute survivor queues, that's like 8-10 matches included match times and lobby times). I've said it before in previous posts but I want to play for fun and some matches are, but like half the matches are dealing with campers and tunnelers and everyone knows the only thing you can do against that is "jUsT dO gEnS" so now I'm playing m1 simulator because 1 players decided to make the match boring by not chasing anyone.

    It's just a drag to play now

  • Dino7281Dino7281 Member Posts: 3,294

    It's quite funny how so many players enjoy arguing on forum about dbd more than playing dbd...

  • SludgeSludge Member Posts: 749
    edited January 14

    It's not MMRs fault though, you're just seeing more efficient players more often, at least when compared to the old grade system which rewarded farming and goofing off.

    Still, a lot of matches are wildly different, either too easy or difficult. I guess because the match making prioritises queue speed over balance. (it could probably use some other tweaks regardless)

    It should be good for the game to get a better understanding of game balance, what someone does with that information is another matter.

    gen speeds, maps, SWF, time pressure on killers etc are all big problems

  • StarLostStarLost Member Posts: 6,315

    I'll say that I'm enjoying the game substantially more since SBMM.

    It has it's issues, and SBMM has certainly boiled these to the surface though.

  • legrosporc69legrosporc69 Applicant Posts: 250

    For me its just the game feel really unfair to play specially because i main twin. So because it feel unfair i cant play more then 2 game in a row

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