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Solo Surviving Vs. S.W.F.

HeroiqHeroiq Member Posts: 27

So... It came to this point...

solo surviving is now very hard compared to survive with friends. i'm a survivor main and 90% of my playtime is survivor gameplays. (more than 1k hours)

let's point everything.

1- The " Emotes ". basically they're now Useless. the only thing you can get use out of them is ( follow me - Telling the killer someone is in the locker - Repair. ). solo survivors have a very very limited way of communicating with their teammates. while in the other side. Survive With Friends Can Make The Survivors Communicate In every way they want. (voice chat. probably discord)

2- Perks (Aura Reading). in solo, if someone got hit or chased by the killer. you have to be lucky in order to find him OR use aura perks. (empathy. bond. aftercare). while in the other hand. Survive with friend can simply communicate and tell each other where they are. that's what can even make some killer perks (knock out. the third seal. etc) useless.

3- also perks (not aura perks). in solo. you won't know if your teammates are just farming you or getting you off hook with borrowed time. you will be forced to beg for them in order to make them take borrowed time for you. same goes with perks like deliverance. and some other perks.

4- basically random expert survivors are worst than noob survive with friend survivors. the reason for it is basically because you don't know what that expert survivor will do. you won't know where he is. what he's doing. if he's wasting his time or not. in the other hand. you can talk with your noob teammate and tell him that he should repair generators. he should come and save you. he should bla bla bla and make him stop wasting his time.

5- random survivors can all come to rescue you giving the killer a lot of free hits. and waste their entire time self-caring. or just leave you dying " thinking " someone else will come and save you. also i should point the survivors that just leave you and wait for your death to take your item. these things never happen in swf groups.

6- survive with friends give survivors a free kindred. the hooked swf member can simply tell his teammates that the killer is camping him. or he's out going to [insert survivor name] warning him and making him hide. so by playing solo you are wasting a perk slot.

7- disconnects? i won't talk about rage quits.... you already know how it F**ks up the game for other survivors.

8- the random " flashlight savers " who hide behind a bush waiting for you to get down to get their flashlight saves. they can sometimes sandbag you at loops causing you to go down quickly and warns the killer about them. and you know just a 180 spin can stop the survivor from flashlight saving. while in the other hand. you can tell your SWF teammates that you're about to get down. etc.

9- 40% of killers dodge SWF teams. and search for easy wins.


solo surviving needs a buff. what i think can balance it is adding text chat (or voice chat within 16 meters of each survivor). that would balance this.


  • ThomasJOThomasJO Member Posts: 1

    I agree with you in some points , But still in some cases i feel that its not fair to make a communication way for random survivors against the killer cause mostly the killer won't have a great time playing against expert survivors "who can communicate and have advantage over him , that's why 40% of the killer disconnect when they see SWF'' , In the end the killer is playing alone remember ? ^^ ..

    But still i would agree with you about adding a limited text chat .

  • MrsPiggyIsSoSneakyMrsPiggyIsSoSneaky Member Posts: 36

    solo is meant to be hard, your in a realm where you can't talk, or else they find you, and we don't need F13 elements in this game, but if that were to happen, then if someone talks, boom, sound notification

  • DudeDeliciousDudeDelicious Member Posts: 519

    If they implement in-game voice chat, they’d have to implement noise notifications for the killer every time the survivors speak.

  • JoannaVOJoannaVO Member Posts: 425

    Lol. I'm already sure that if they'd add a voice chat ingame, it's not going to be used to efficiently give each other call outs but more like people trolling with weird sounds, Clownfish, etc. And people insulting each other for whatever reasons. Would still like it, just to just laugh.

  • HeroiqHeroiq Member Posts: 27

    voice chat will be overpowered. if it happened. there must be a limit like 16 meters or something.

  • HeroiqHeroiq Member Posts: 27

    that's actually not a bad idea. but it's kinda op. it can be balanced like this:

    if the killer is within 8 meters of the survivor who's speaking. he can hear what he says (so he can stop their ideas and counter them).

    within 24 meters of the killer. if a survivor used his mic. his aura is revealed to the killer. 24-32 meters. a noise notification.

  • RaptorrotasRaptorrotas Member Posts: 498

    Any restriction or penalty to ingame voice-chat will simply lead to survuvors dodging this with third party VC like discord or skype.

    Voicechat cannot be partially implememted because of this, either you add it and destroy a lot of the game or dont, and let survivors "cheat" with third party VC.

  • KenshinKenshin Member Posts: 133

    thats how it meant to be played. this is still a "horror" and not party game like F13 mate. looks like you are playing the wrong game if you cant enjoy it for what it is.

  • SprinklesSprinkles Member Posts: 236
    edited March 15

    Honestly Solo sucks, i can consistently do 2-3 gens for them to just do nothing and die around me, for the last guy to hang in there and expect a save while the killer chases me, yet didn't do much except rush hooks.

    Then you get Killers with a NOED, MYC (insert other perks) plus purple/red addons and expect you to enjoy a Solo game where the team cannot do gens or survive longer than 10 seconds... hell where is the time to even do NOED in those circumstances? and what would be the point if your team is dying anyway?

    FYI Hatch escapes are no longer fun for me, so much so i'd rather D/C and let someone else have it if they earned it.

  • SprinklesSprinkles Member Posts: 236

    Though until Solo's that deserve the hatch get it, and those that farm the team don't, SWF is fairgame.

    It's either campers and tunnellers or dealing with team farmers that then escape through the hatch while the killer lets them go.

  • HeroiqHeroiq Member Posts: 27

    i know how you feel. it's horrible having to do the generators and watching your team getting down in 12 seconds. and when the killer comes for you. you loop him for 2-5 minutes. and no gens are completed. and then the other remaining teammates get the hatch

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 1,841

    Solo surviving in this game is jokingly easy. If you think it's hard that just means you need more practice. I strictly solo at rank 1 regularly and have no issues. It's literally relaxing.

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