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Why I don't play Killer (RANT)

UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

(Before you read this, just know this is a rant and I, just like you, have every right to voice how I feel and my opinion. I know not every Survivor is like this and I'm not generalizing us as a whole.)

Playing DBD for as long as I've played, I have yet to receive hate mail or harassment from a Killer after a match being a Survivor main. Do I have bad games? Yes, all the time, but never do I ever feel as bad about a bad game as Survivor than I do about playing Killer.

Last week I posted a topic about messages I received from a Survivor that was upset I camped with Bubba to complete a challenge. I got over it, even though the messages were super messed up and one of the worst things you can say to a person. But then I get on my YouTube last night and realized this person and his group of friends took the time out of their lives to search up my PSN ID on YouTube and find my channel.

Not only did they dislike every video, but comments they left were so disgusting OVER ONE MATCH, ONE MATCH THAT I CAMPED ONE PERSON. The one time I actually decide, "Hey, I want to play Killer and get my challenges done even though I know I'm bad at it" I get harassed. Why do Killers proceed to get treated like garbage by the player base? How do Killer mains deal with the negativity when it comes to just doing their jobs? (which is to KILL). I've been camped, tunneled, tea bagged but Piggy/Ghostface, slapped while on the hook, ect but never have I ever went as far as messaging someone and talking trash to them or better yet, searching up their PSN ID to find them on other platforms to continues my hissy fit.

Its a game. I never knew DBD was taken this serious to the point that people will go as far as to basically cyber bully someone over a match that went wrong. This is just a rant about my experience as Killer. I don't like the way they're treated and yes I get that tunneling and camping Killers are not fun to go against because this is a video game and video games are meant to be fun, but if you're a Survivor that decides to go out of your way to bully someone because of one bad match, shame on you. You give Survivors like me a bad name & are the majority of the reason why there is a divide between the two sides.




  • hex_genrushhex_genrush Member Posts: 736

    matchmaking is horrible

  • iBetClaudetteiBetClaudette Member Posts: 299

    I've seen this type of harrassment on other YouTube videos as well. Most of those streamers even apologized for that one camping incident but the hateful comments continued on their YouTube comment section. It's very sad to see this happen

  • humanbeing1704humanbeing1704 Member Posts: 6,652

    I'm only playing it because of challenges playing against red ranks when I'm rank 8 is very fun very fair obviously

  • DiamDiam Member Posts: 50
    edited February 2020

    I've had people come and dislike my videos before over a match too, however due to a different game. This is why I private my profile (on steam) and change my IGN often. I don't feel like getting harassed or wasting my time. It's also why I won't have my actual username on this forums account.

    It's kind of sad what people will do, but you just have to expect the worst now.

    Edit: However I wouldn't quit killer because of a single match going wrong.

  • BloodyNightsBloodyNights Member Posts: 526

    -Insert Entitled Survivors, also insert Entitled Killers here-

    No point in taking sides here, I've had both hatemail as a killer, and hatemail as a survivor. This isn't a you versus them issue, it's just people being horrible people. Just bust out the block button. It instantly gets rid of cyber bullying. Reporting them could net in them getting banned as well. That's all you need to do and it will be over.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I'm not sure if you saw above because there is alot to read but I prefer not to player Killer because I'm not good at it. The harassment is just a plus of why I don't.

  • CronkCronk Member Posts: 283

    Do you now appreciate forced killer mains?

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    This was done. I understand there are ways to just get rid of it and let it go but the point of my rant is why does it even have to happen in the first place and why do Survivors get so mad that they resort to this behavior? I've gotten mad plenty of times but I have enough common courtesy not to message the human behind the screen and bully them. I was fine after the psn message, its the youtube thing that shocked me. Like wow, you really went out of your way to gather at least 5-6 friends to make disgusting comments under a YouTube videos I have of other games I enjoyed with my friends. When does it ever have to get that far?

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238
    edited February 2020

    I've always appreciated and praised Killer mains.

    Edit: especially the ones that can take the attacks with a grain of salt.

  • HealsBadManHealsBadMan Member Posts: 1,120

    I get that- theres a lot of reasons why, but if you want to play nobody and nothing should stop you. Even if you're not good, just enjoy yourself- thats whats important :)

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    Its okay. I just feel bad for the Killer mains, they have to deal with this all the time unlike me, the few times I play Killer.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I agree but I honestly enjoy playing Survivor more. Its less stressful and I feel like I'm better at it than Killer. I can't track at all as a Killer xD I lose track of scratch marks so quickly and cannot maintain chases.

  • HealsBadManHealsBadMan Member Posts: 1,120

    I get that- I've had that happen to me all the time. It's a little weird, but even though I'm a Killer main and play Killer all the time, my Survivor rank is always higher (Red rank survivor, purple killer) XD

  • KymalimKymalim Member Posts: 3

    I'm not one for playing killer, but over the last few games I've had, they have been ridiculous!! My killer rank is currently 12 and I have been put up against ranks anywhere between 3 and 8 I've not seen anything higher. Now normally I would never DC but today I felt that bullied in a game, I did for the first time ever. It was my 4th game ever playing as spirit (archive challenge) so still trying to get the hang of her, when I did DC the ranks I was put up against were two 3's and two 5's. But as a survivor I never bully, body block, harass the killer I've never once messaged any killers over the game I've been messaged playing as a killer purely for using mori being told to F#@K off and that I should kill myself after that I switched off my messaging system.

  • TalmeerTalmeer Member Posts: 1,520

    I had not that level of toxicity as you in the game, but it started as I started to post in the steam-dbd forums.

    My reaction was to set my steam profil on privat, because I had dislike the thought - and I would not be able - to play moderator of my own steam profil page 24/7.

    Besides that, it doesn't bother me much. I am for countless years now in the internet and well... I don't care if someone toxic is outraged of me.

    In the time he is on rage and is crying like a kid, I use my time to do something that makes fun, or work. If someone enjoys being upset about someone - let him - but don't waste your own time and energy on them.

    That is imo the best advice.

  • FlatskullFlatskull Member Posts: 332

    The game in its current state lacks any horror and promotes a competitive atmosphere to the extreme.

    My guess is that due to survivors lacking alternatives besides loops and pallets when those fail or they can't execute them-unless they got certain perks- they feel frustratingly powerless. But then again so does the killer watching gens pop while a survivor loops an unmindamable pallet.

    So the enigma as to why we see it more in survivors remains for me. It could be just that they'in a group and one gets pissed they rest are egged on too. That and the frequency of SWF-comeptitive or not- is of course going to cause a us/him mentality and extra saltiness at not being able to protect a comrade.

  • TDRTDR Member Posts: 30

    Have they spent so much time? Usually they like to write another nonsense in the profile of the killer in steam. Just write to YouTube tech support, let their cyberbullying turn against them, be calm and do not panic. These are just kids who have absolutely nothing to do in their life.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I'm sorry that happened to you. I had the same experience with what was said to you. Its such a nasty thing to say to someone.

  • CronkCronk Member Posts: 283

    Can we clone you then? So no killer get boolied if they vs 4 of your clones.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    Trust me, I understand this being a Survivor main and playing with friends every now and then. Its just the way my friend carry themselves. Neither of my friend ever put that much negativity into the atmosphere to where we decide as a whole "You know what? Lets harass and bully this person because they camped _______." I will never understand that mentality. I mean it is the internet and all but wow.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I appreciate your advice. I'm not very much worked up about, I'm more so just trying to spread awareness of what Killers go through just for doing their job. Its so sad.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I have quadruplette twin Jane sisters. Lets do it, we will provide DNA for the Doctor to make clones of us like he does of himself.

  • UnicornUnicorn Member Posts: 2,238

    I agree. This needs to be a thing, stand up and show your teammates that put forth this behavior that its not cute and its not okay. Its disgusting, and its never that serious to where you have to resort to such foul practices and language.

  • Warcrafter4Warcrafter4 Member Posts: 2,899

    I do personally do try to side with the killer most of the time because I get harassed like this a lot when I play killer that it really kills the game for me just to see people harass each other over a video game.

    I have said this before and I'll say it again: If you play balanced you will grow to despise how toxic survivors get when compared to killers.

    Not saying I don't get toxic killers(If the killer is toxic I side with the other survivors) its just a lot less likely for obvious reasons 1 killer vs 3 survivors who could be toxic.

  • LordGlintLordGlint Member Posts: 6,586

    Personally, the way I see it... You can flashlight blind, clicky clicky around and T bag at every pallet...but when the match is over and that endgame chat pops up, I still just say GG. I don't mind chatting Abit, but nothing toxic.

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