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What's one dumb thing you used to always do when you first started the game?

Mine would probably have to be using iron grasp all the time because I was afraid of a survivor wiggling out lol.



  • ThisLadyRightHereThisLadyRightHere Member Posts: 195

    I thought hex:Ruin notified the killer every time I hit a skill check xD

  • ReallyBigShoeReallyBigShoe Member Posts: 764

    One of the silliest things I used to do was complain that Hillbilly was overpowered. Then again, I also complained that Wraith was OP when I first started. So I had the typical newbie mentality.

  • PrettyFaceKatePrettyFaceKate Member Posts: 1,706

    Moonwalk at pallets with no LoS blockers.

    Hide in lockers to avoid BBQ all the time (and I wasn't even playing Dwight).

  • RivynRivyn Member Posts: 2,966

    Facecamped as Nurse, because she was my first killer I played as.

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,842

    Ran to corners, or other far off areas to hide and heal. Especially when I got Self Care on Claudette.

    Didn't help in my first ever game, though, where I literally got face-camped out by a Legion. Second one wasn't much better, where I got slugged as one of two remaining survivors. No hatch, so I just crawled until I died. And I was playing Jake. I moved to Dwight pretty soon after that round.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 13,578

    Hit hooked people, thinking it'd make them die faster.

  • FabVFabV Member Posts: 173

    As a killer : running everywhere to find survivors, not understanding it was better to patrol gens...

    As a survivor : fast vaulting when not in chase, cause I didn't know the killer was notified :(

  • DustinDustin Member Posts: 1,636

    I'd attempt to escape the hook as survivor because I didn't know it was optional. It's still not entirely clear to new survivors that it's optional either to be fair.

  • Nutty_ProfessorNutty_Professor Member Posts: 621

    I played Friday the 13th before I played this game, so I assumed I made noise notifications of my location to the killer if I ran (as if every killer ran spies from the shadows). So I just walked everywhere.

  • JawsIsTheNextKillerJawsIsTheNextKiller Member Posts: 3,073

    You can often make them die faster if you just stand there hitting them. Sometimes just standing there without hitting them is sufficient.

    However, you might get a rather salty message afterwards.

  • DiamDiam Member Posts: 50

    I remember my first game. I heard the Huntress lullaby and hid in a locker for most of the game, didn’t realize how crows worked haha

  • Machy619Machy619 Member Posts: 23

    I didn't realise that lunge was a feature so I'd just run up to survivors and hit them with a normal attack

  • MringasaMringasa Member Posts: 976

    I would leave a gen and go hide in a corner whenever I'd hear the beginnings of a TR. Sit there for like 10-20 seconds looking around, then find a competely different gen to work on because "The Killer knew I was at the other one". It did not work out very well on my end usually, especially since I didn't know how scratchmarks worked so I ran around a good bit trying to figure out how the Killer found me so easily.

  • ohheyitsbobcatohheyitsbobcat Member Posts: 1,220
    edited January 2020

    I used to think you needed a medkit to heal people. I'm sure I made a lot of people mad in my early days. :3

    I also didn't know skill checks made noise and was basically playing with a 5 stack lullaby at all times. I was so focused on the middle of the screen the noise the skill checks made didn't register to me at all.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,456
    edited January 2020

    Oh man, I loved using Iron Grasp when I first started. I thought the wiggling was so annoying. Took me a while to get used to playing without it.

    When I first started playing, one dumb thing I would do was equip NOED on Leatherface (because I wanted BBQ but couldn't chainsaw for crap) to try to make sure I was able to use all of the event hooks (Hallowed Blight 2018, that's what brought me to DbD). Yeah, I was so bad I needed that safety net. I also tried to play nice and would back off when I saw survivors on the flowers, but they rarely returned the favor and let me get the event hook... it made me sad. :*( Ah, I was so naive.

    Also, for a long time I didn't understand how survivors knew to get off gens playing against Spirit. I couldn't really hear the whoosh sound through my TV speakers. Which leads into another stupid thing... for a good while I played without headphones. Holy crap, I didn't realize the difference it would make. Found out I wasn't even able to hear the Terror Radius well through the speakers. What a discovery that was.

  • DeadeyeDeadeye Member Posts: 3,446
    edited January 2020

    I first saw Hillbilly attacks as survivor, with that swing that downed everyone. After that playing Billy. Sprinting around the first few times seeing the "chainsaw swing" at the end of the sprint. Then, when I had the chance to down a survivor, I let go of M2 right the moment I could hit, to start the deadly swing animation and getting mad how that could not have hit

  • asergioamasergioam Member Posts: 362

    I used to get into lockers fast when the killer was in the area (didn't know it notified him) and always got surprised that he found me all the time.

  • XbonedXboned Member Posts: 461

    Committing to every chase.

    It wasn't until my second week of regular play that I would see a survivor all in bright colors, waving and t-bagging at me, and think, "Hey, wait a minute..."

    I was so proud of myself when I first realized I could just ignore the god loopers and pick off their less skilled teammates while they sat on gens.

  • ThatbrownmonsterThatbrownmonster Member Posts: 1,640

    hears litterally a heartbeat


    "yo ######### how did he know I am inside the locker?!freaking op killers"

  • mylesmylomylesmylo Member Posts: 354

    Teabagging lol when I started I didn't know it would annoy some people into tunneling and camping me lol I just thought it looked funny, wasnt doing it to annoy anyone, but yeah got me screwed alot when starting lol

  • mylesmylomylesmylo Member Posts: 354

    Haha I remember going up against some noobs like that when I started on killer 😂 I just hear them fast jump into locker, and I'm like mmm are you dumb, and then end game I'm like oh your rank 20 lol

  • mylesmylomylesmylo Member Posts: 354

    I use to be terrified of playing against Billy lol I was so unaware of my surroundings at the time, I never knew where to run to.

  • ElegantElegant Member Posts: 443

    When i first started playing the game it was a few weeks after launch when the game was really really terrible. Bloodlust didn't exist and windows didn't close after 3 vaults. So window loops were literal infinites. I didn't really do anything dumb when i first started because I immediately quit when the devs didn't say anything about fixing the windows infinites at the time. Came back shortly after pig launch and had already watched streams and stuff so i knew the basics. My only mistakes then was just being bad and not understanding how to loop well or how to play chases as killer

  • RespectfulnancymainRespectfulnancymain Member Posts: 1,816

    I used to use balanced landing and i thought that i cant run when exhausted

  • ZFennecFoxZFennecFox Member Posts: 510

    I ran. . . No seriously I ran in a straight line away from the Killer ahhhhh memories

  • ThatbrownmonsterThatbrownmonster Member Posts: 1,640

    this was back during the beta

    Literally never played killer and no tutorial

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 2,220

    Played og Freddy and didnt realize i had to put survivors to sleep. Was just running around swing at people, sometimes using my power but had no idea what it did.

    Ah i miss Freddy lol

  • ddubuckyee_userddubuckyee_user Member Posts: 178

    I just...run...run and run and run ....and die

  • mouse0270mouse0270 Member Posts: 791

    Getting mad when some "t-bagged" me... It literally does nothing and was stupid of me to get annoyed by it.

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