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What makes you a survivor/killer main?



  • BulletsNonstopBulletsNonstop Member Posts: 364

    Survivor for sure because i love the thrill of the chase. But sometimes it’s frustrating, way more frustrating than playing killer simply because you have to rely on teammates so much. I just wish they could give us more survivability when it comes to the chases. I kinda wish they weren’t so fast. You get caught and it’s a toss up as to what’s going to happen. In a game like this where the killers bound to find somebody because that’s what the game relies on - survivor/killer interactions. Why are they making interactions so short lived? I don’t need killers flying at me 100 miles an hour or one hit knocking me - at least put a LENGTHY cool down on that. Because getting hooked or dying is a big deal in this game. That’s a BIG deal. I shouldn’t be looking at the scoreboard with so few points because the killer didn’t leave me alone or just mows me down. Nah, that’s not fun.

  • BulletsNonstopBulletsNonstop Member Posts: 364

    You can say “don’t get caught” but somebody has to. Otherwise this game wouldn’t be fun for killers. So one hits are just stupid. Because that’s not fun for survivors. I don’t care what your ability is. Then put a longer cool down on that. Once or twice per game everyone. Exposed needs to be nerfed for sure. Which is a problem in a lot of perks like NOED

  • neekocheekoneekocheeko Member Posts: 88
    edited March 2020

    60/40 in favor of survivor, although lately been going on 70/30 I think. I get bored of killer honestly. 9/10 games I end up with a 3/4k in reds. Also, I think survivor perks are more fun in general like pebble, plunder builds, autodidact, any means necessary etc. Killers just don't have fun perks. You just end up running stuff like BBQ for points, Pop. They're good perks but boring compared to survivor ones.

  • rayoxiumrayoxium Member Posts: 112

    Killer main

    Survivor is so boring, in order to win you have to hold M1 a lot on a generator. And the game is basically determined if the killer wants to play like a jerk or not.

    I like constant action, finding people and chasing them. Also Huntress is so satisfying to play, cross map hatchers, having an ability to use in chase. She’s so good.

  • ZaitsevZaitsev Member Posts: 1,285

    I played killer because I loved being the hunter. I worked in a haunted house, so actually being a virtual serial killer was awesome

  • Divinitye9Divinitye9 Member Posts: 392

    Because holding M1 and hitting space every now and again is about as exciting as watching grass grow.

    I just find survivor incredibly boring. Running in circles, doing gens, having teammates bail my potato self out, running some more.... snore

    I would rather see people run from me so I can smack them and watch them scurry off.

    Also, to be honest, hitting a Jake and hearing that one pain noise is still hilarious to me to this very day.

  • deolliedeollie Member Posts: 168
  • KycerKycer Member Posts: 337

    Killer main. Why? Because I hate myself.

  • JoelwinoJoelwino Member Posts: 550

    I play killer because I know that no matter what happens, when I lose or win it's completely my fault. I'm the one who messed up and I can improve from it, or I'm the one who succeeded and I feel good. As survivor, it doesn't feel as good if I get carried/sandbagged.

  • deolliedeollie Member Posts: 168

    I've noticed that with my self as well in a way, getting a 4k-3k is so much more satisfying of a "win" than escaping through the exit gate as a survivor to me.

  • Raven014Raven014 Member Posts: 4,188

    I was always a killer main. That's what drew me to the game. The ability to play as iconic characters such as Myers, Freddy, Bubba, the Pig... As well as the Huntress, the erie humming, the ability to be a threat at any distance...

    Mainly is was the concept of the hunt. Not being overly strong, but hunting others.

    I still have yet to find anything like Legion, Sprinting after survivors ready to stab them repeatedly in order to get the kill...

  • whammigobambamwhammigobambam Member Posts: 1,061

    Survivor main because of the interaction with killer. I don't use ds, head on inventory items (aside from medkits) I don't teabag or linger or fast action. I don't farm. I play like a saint. I play support, I play distract, I hardly ever use exhaustion perks. I play at rank one this way all day and I give a thumbs up to killers that 4K without camping tunnelling slugging unnecessarily. Usually Freddy and Billy's ATM with ruin surveillance and infectious are really hard to go against especially if I'm the only one with map awareness. But I do not deter. I soldier on and wait patiently for a day when killers besides Billy Freddy and spirit are rank 1 viable. On that day I will play killer but never as a main. I'm too empathetic for it.

  • BenZ0BenZ0 Member Posts: 3,786

    I like beeing responsable for my own actions. I want to win by doing my own stuff not with my teammates. I like beeing a cruel Killer chasing and killing innocent survivors. Its very fun to have intense chases and playing alone against a 4 man team, where your mindset goes against 4 at the same time. Its a nice challange and really statisfying killing survivors after a well played mindgame or a well made hit.

  • UkilledLegionUkilledLegion Member Posts: 647

    I use Legion because its 1 of 3 killer who impossible to loop long time :D

  • deolliedeollie Member Posts: 168

    I hate the thought of depending on random players. Sometimes they'll help you, other times they'll just leave you to die cause their life is on the line to finish that gen. Meanwhile, I'm in the struggle phase actually dying 🤣😭😭

  • WateryWatery Member Posts: 1,118

    I feel too guilty when I play killer. I play for the panic, not the perpetrator.

    Not to mention I think the cosmetics are cuter. Which is obvious, due to how the game is— but if it’s cute and snazzy and I feel great wearing it, I’m gonna probably stick to wearing that. Cosmetics mean a lot to me— and if I’m dying, I’m dying pretty.

  • thrawn3054thrawn3054 Member Posts: 5,031

    I main survivor because I enjoy the close calls when hiding from the killer. Also my eyesight and hearing aren't the best. So that makes killer more difficult for me.

  • BenZ0BenZ0 Member Posts: 3,786


    Yeah I know that feeling haha, hang in there! xD

  • deolliedeollie Member Posts: 168

    We all have to die, it's just how we wanna do it I guess 🤣🤷😂

  • CleviteClevite Member Posts: 4,335

    Awesome! I played killer for a long time, but switched to survivor this past year. I also play with my wife after she got into the game and just find it fun to survive together and work as a team.

    I did enjoy killer for a long time, but I just wanted to be good at survivor as I was constantly facing red ranks and it presented a different challenge then what I was used to.

  • DexyIVDexyIV Member Posts: 506

    I used to main survivor, but I don't enjoy it very much anymore. So I pretty much just play killer now. Doc is fun, still waiting on Deathslinger because he matches one of my favorite aesthetics. I generally feel like I have more control over my performance as a killer than survivor. More nerve-racking and management that survivor, yes, but less things completely out of my control

  • AlmoAlmo Member, Dev Posts: 1,117
  • AlmoAlmo Member, Dev Posts: 1,117

    No, I usually hang around rank 6. :) And whether or not I catch people doesn't change the skills I have to use to hunt for them. I did not say it made me feel like a successful predator. :)

  • MigrantTheGreatMigrantTheGreat Member Posts: 1,257
    edited March 2020

    Killer main! With killer there is actual skill involved and you have to use your brain. Survivor is just down right boring to me and is the constant same thing over and over again

  • DoudouDoudou Member Posts: 36
    edited March 2020

    Killer main because it's easier to rely only on yourself rather than others.

  • PeasantPeasant Member Posts: 4,104

    I prefer killer because of several factors:

    1.) I get paid more BP to play killer.

    2.) My victory is entirely up to me, I don't need to worry about my "teammates" getting in the way

    3.) Each killer has different stats or a different power so I can feel confident that I'll find a killer that I enjoy playing.


    I'm a hybrid. If I want to be good I need to know both roles.

  • NickNick Member Posts: 841

    I play the game Dead By Daylight. I'm not picking sides, its weird

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,045

    I'm probably 70/30 killer main. I find killer more interactive and I don't like relying on teammates since I play solo queue. Queue times are a factor. There are other aspects I don't like about survivor. The struggle mechanic is outdated and super annoying. Deep Wound is very annoying and non-threatening if you have experience. Doctor is still awful to play against. Teammates even at red ranks can be extremely hit and miss. A lot of people just don't do anything.

  • OkoruOkoru Member Posts: 144


    I'd probably play killer more often if it weren't for matchmaking. Killer is so much more fun when the games are good. But when the games aren't good i'd rather just get off. Rank 7 Survivor (Bill) and Rank 9 Killer btw. (GhostFace)

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