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Tunneling is it wrong?

andyollollollandyollolloll Member Posts: 345
edited October 2019 in Polls

Shouldn't every killer be tunneling?

Being a survivor I know if I get hit I'm in trouble as when I'm a killer I can track them more easily.

Surely the killer should attack the herd and pick off the weakest ones?

Killing survivors off means fewer people on the generators, giving the killer more time to thin the herd again.

Sure it isn't fun to be the one tunneled but is complaining about it to only affect killers mindsets from winning games?

*Apologies, please comment who answers Yes

Tunneling is it wrong? 82 votes

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No (why not...)
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  • No (why not...)

    yes I tunnel. Mostly I just hook em if there is not an obsession. But if there is another one close, I’ll just slug em. Just the way it should be. Most survivors who complain about it will be your noobs who don’t know how the game works, people who get camped and tunneled at the same time (which is too far in my opinion), or p3 squadettes who believe that they are the best and the killer is obviously trash if they have to tunnel even though they only did three gens in the first 3 minutes. If you guys hate tunnelers, just run literally any obsession perk, most killers won’t tunnel the obsession or anyone if there is a survivor obsession perk in play in case of DS. You could also run BT. Or dead hard. Or MoM. Or just have a buddy take the killer off you. Or have a buddy flashlight the killer when you get tunneled. Or just don’t do toxic things that cause killers to be toxic like body blocking, pallet insta heals, or taunting.

  • GibberishGibberish Member Posts: 372
    No (why not...)

    I take getting tunneled as an encouragement. If I am getting tunneled it means one of two things:

    1) I am doing poorly and am being taken out because I am the weak link of the team, encouraging me to do better.

    2) I am getting focused down because I managed to make the Killer so mad they have to take me out, which means I am doing pretty good.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 8,701
    No (why not...)

    Because they state in their rules it's fine.

  • FireHazardFireHazard Member, Trusted Posts: 6,085
    edited October 2019
    No (why not...)

    Tunneling is just frowned on by the community, it's not anything that could get you in trouble.

    Whether you want to tunnel Survivors is up to you, its considered a "strategy" so more power to you. It's your Killer... so you can do whatever you want honestly. (Within the rules obviously)

    I personally don't tunnel or camp, because I want the game to be fun for the Survivors and personally myself... Cause tunneling to me is really boring and un-eventful... I don't really enjoy chasing the same Survivor 3 times until they're dead... especially when they're injured.

    It really just boils down to if you want to do it or not.

  • grtf47grtf47 Member Posts: 345

    How do I change my vote, I meant to say choose that its okay to tunnel. Its frowned upon, but its a strategy and is useful in red ranks.

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 1,479
    No (why not...)

    Some deserve it eg SWF toxoids.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member, Trusted Posts: 13,800
    No (why not...)

    Not against the rule as Boss said

  • premiumRICEpremiumRICE Member Posts: 613
    edited October 2019

    Yes it is wrong because nobody will get anything out of it, it just ruins the game to both sides. killer gets genrushed so 3 escapes and he doesnt make any points. the 3 survivors dont pip cause 0 onjectives, the poor guy RIP

    I voted the wrong one because I'm an idiot.

  • QuolQuol Member Posts: 343
    No (why not...)


    If you just pick a random person and tunnel them at the expense of the match, while thats a crappy thing to do the survivor should spend this moment wasting as much time as possible so the team can pump out some gens.

    If your team mate is stupid enough to unhook you infront of me dont get mad at me for taking that EZ kill. Down you, hunt down and injure your hero and re-hook you.

  • ImmortalReaverImmortalReaver Member Posts: 225
    No (why not...)

    If someone gets tunneled it's because their team mates weren't doing a good job at working as a team.

  • AvilgusAvilgus Member Posts: 259
    No (why not...)

    Tunneling = Natural selection

  • Raven014Raven014 Member Posts: 2,612
    No (why not...)

    I only tunnel under one condition only: If I see a broken indicator after they're unhooked. That means it's either Deliverance or Second Wind, and I can't afford to let it be Second Wind... and I don't respect deliverance anyway.

    Other than that, it just feels scummy.

  • RIP_LegionRIP_Legion Member Posts: 425
    No (why not...)

    Tunneling early when nothing happened yet is kinda scummy, but if things aren't going well, people are being [BAD WORD], and I know you're the weakest link I hope you're ready for a good time.

  • JawsIsTheNextKillerJawsIsTheNextKiller Member Posts: 1,671
    No (why not...)

    Some things are still arguably wrong even if they are not against the rules. I think it is more of a moral question.

    Tunnelling a survivor can make me feel bad. Unless they have a key, a flashlight, a toolkit, a medkit, run DS, or are a blendette, or have expensive cosmetics, or are in an SWF, if they teabag, or if they look at me funny. Then tunneling is not only morally justified, it is simply the right thing to do.

  • JillSandwichLJillSandwichL Member Posts: 13
    edited October 2019
    No (why not...)

    No, is not wrong, sure, tunneling one survivor until he dies is wrong and is not gonna get you anywhere(assuming the survivor is good), but a lot of times, survivors tend to go for the rescue immediately, and dont think im not coming back, if i find the unhooked survivor alone then i have no choise but if i find the rescuer as well, what i usually do is down the unhooked survivor and then chase the rescuer, this will leave only 1 survivor doing gens (assuming they are 4swf) and if i can down the rescuer quickly then i can begin to snowball.

    And if see a you sandbagging a teammate on purpose you are getting tunneled, im not sorry.

  • White_OwlWhite_Owl Member Posts: 2,121
    edited October 2019
    No (why not...)

    It's a [BAD WORD] tactic, but a tactic nontheless. Don't expect survivors to have fun with it though.

  • StevoStevo Member Posts: 121
    No (why not...)

    I personally am of the opinion that it’s a lame strategy for the survivor getting tunneled, but it’s still perfectly valid. If the killer wants to make their life a bit easier then removing one survivor as early as possible is the best way of doing so. Sucks for the person targeted, sure, but it’s far from “Wrong”.

  • shepherd404shepherd404 Member Posts: 20
    No (why not...)

    i chase a survivor until they escape me or i knock them down, hitting them to give the opportunity to heal up is a waste of the killers time. I dont avoid a possible target because im afraid ill be perceived as tunneling

  • yobudddyobuddd Member Posts: 879
    No (why not...)

    Wrong? No.

    Irritating? Yes

    I don’t tunnel unless you’ve done the “toxic trifecta” of hyper-teabagging, flashlight clicky-clicky, and constant fast pallet-jumps when I’m not chasing you. (That last one is annoying AF and the main reason I want you out of the game!)

    On a related note, I see it happen all the time where survivors come back to work on generators that are partially complete instead of moving on to new ones with 0 progress. Isn’t THAT tunneling by the same definition?

  • AwakeyAwakey Member Posts: 2,608
  • andyollollollandyollolloll Member Posts: 345
    No (why not...)

    Thanks for all the replies.

    The amount of survivors DCing playing as killer or survivor is amazing.

    As killer I get comments that they left or reported as I was camping or tunneling but if you interrupt me laying my traps or give me a choice of having a one hit down or two hits with an added bonus of being more difficult to track...

    As a survivor I know if my friend is on their last hook I'll run into the killer to stop them, take the hit to see if I get their attention as I'm then in the same state... if the killer goes for me and hooks me then there will be 4 survivors in the game still

  • yobudddyobuddd Member Posts: 879
    No (why not...)

    That’s why I can’t wait for a Mars Attacks licensed killer! Gotta show off those pulsating lobes!

    (Full disclosure, I am not implying that I’ve ever heard any rumors about such a killer actually being considered...)

  • SaitamfedSaitamfed Member Posts: 656

    Depends. If a killer is obsesed with you, ignoring another players I think it's unfun for you, because even if you're a pro player, if the killer is obsessed he will likely got you, even if he lost all the generators just chasing you.

    If you had the bad luck that a farmer unhooked you, then it's unfun as well but the killer did an easy play for them and you can't really blame them.

  • ElusivePukkaElusivePukka Member Posts: 673

    Tunnels are wrong for a killer to even consider, most of the time. Bad for BP, bad for emblems, bad for gen defence, bad for improving personal skill in the game.

    Just as far as personal preference goes, it's unfun too. It's honestly pathetic encountering or hearing about people who seem perversely proud of admitting they're no good at a game, relying on tunnels, camps, ebonies, or NOED to get even one kill.

  • SinisterDogSinisterDog Member Posts: 34
    No (why not...)

    Tunneling definitely sucks as a survivor and I think there should be precautions that boost the survivors bloodpoint gain if chased or downed after being unhooked same with camping, but as killer I just don't see how to win without it. There's games where I down every survivor 1-2 times and the game just progresses too quickly for me to do anything about it, if I get the chance I'm going to take someone out of the game immediately.

  • RainbowPatooieRainbowPatooie Member Posts: 233

    I'll try to avoid if the opportunity to do so comes up, since as a survivor main I know how frustrating it can be to get tunneled and feel like you're not allowed to play the game. But if there's no one else around, I'll take them down again.

  • AshleyWBAshleyWB Member Posts: 3,817
    No (why not...)

    Tunnelling is fun until deathhook where it's morality becomes questionable if already in a strong position.

  • BunnyTheHuttBunnyTheHutt Member Posts: 1,407
    No (why not...)

    Tunneling is a great strat long as you aren't picking the person up. You want too tunnel too either A: make them mend and waste time if they have BT, or B: Slug them and force the other survivors too rescue him, which means they aren't doing gens and that gives the killer a lot of pressure.

  • BloodyBunnyBloodyBunny Member Posts: 51
    No (why not...)

    I just attack who i see half the time and that does usually lead tunneling sometimes so no

  • DicklayciaDicklaycia Member Posts: 103
    No (why not...)

    It’s annoying to be the Survivor on the receiving end of tunneling and is frowned-upon as a result, but it is still a valid strategy that a Killer can employ.

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