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Why won't you prestige?

I don't get why people think it's useless...

They do have a purpose, three actually, bragging, intimidating as both roles and being used as stealthier skins for survivors.

Trust me, once you get to level 50 on all your characters, you're gonna want something to grind for...



  • MoundshroudMoundshroud Member Posts: 4,460
    1. Not a bragging type of guy.
    2. I prefer to be underestimated in these matches.
    3. And the Skins I have are fine.

    Long and the short I don't got enough practical return on doing Prestige. Cosmetics don't do it for me. I like the stuff I've collected and use it.

  • YaiPaYaiPa Member Posts: 1,929

    yeah I've never understood why people (who clearly put enough dedication into the game to prestige multiple times) don't want to prestige. like, you're gonna waste many bloodpoints on killer no matter what, since most of them are add-on dependant, while survivor's perks are strong enough at tier 1 that even a level 20 build can still be viable.

  • CarlosyluCarlosylu Member Posts: 2,948

    Cause you can get them back and have a cosmetic that denotes your experience in the game, get better and of more common appereance items and addons in the Bloodweb, with an "award skin" that not everyone has.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,987
    edited September 2020

    I don't care about the skins but I prestige because I like the challenge of starting a character over from scratch and seeing what I can make out of a new bloodweb.

    P.S. The better rarity on items is nice too.

  • rottmeisterrottmeister Member Posts: 317

    My Kate is P3. I have not used either of the 3 cosmetics this year.

    I'm not exactly the type that wants to brag or "intimidate" my opponent.

    Also I don't really care about stealth. Most of my favorite skins are quite B R I G H T. 😁

    Also, having to restart every time you prestige... no thanks. The grind is already annoying enough.

  • OrionOrion Member Posts: 21,675

    And are you gonna be the one to get them back for me, or am I gonna have to grind for them, which I hate? Why would I sacrifice my enjoyment of the game for a useless skin?

  • CarlosyluCarlosylu Member Posts: 2,948

    This has no logic unless you only use one character, if you do not prestige and have lots of other characters in level 50 with all the perks you want just change character and use those BP on the character you're grinding to prestige. In your logic, you have characters at level 50 and don't want to prestige, but you're still earning and wasting BP on characters you've maxed, why not use it to prestige OTHER CHARACTERS you're not currently using and then switching to them to grind for others and so?

  • MoundshroudMoundshroud Member Posts: 4,460

    Let me put it in more practical terms. Let's say I like to play Spooky Myers (a lot) and try him out on maps he struggles on. In my time of focus on Myers I've built up a HUGE number of Scratch Mirrors and Boyfriend's memos. I can play that Build whenever I want to test it on any map I want to test it on. If I Prestige I lose that choice.

    Let's say I want Infinite Tier-3 and have built up a rather good number of the tufts of hair. Do I really want to flush them?

  • DeshDesh Member Posts: 1,118

    Only thing I won't do is prestige all my Survivors. I prestiged 2, I MAY prestige a third but that's it. Don't need Survivors that are interchangeable.

  • pseudechispseudechis Member Posts: 2,105

    This is why.

    I mean if its your thing then great go for it but I personally think its a waste of time. Plenty of other cosmetics are dark and stealthy I don't need to grind up the blood soaked ones purely for that.

    The bragging rights are really just, I spent enough time on this to get that, its kind of an everyone gets a trophy level of achievement and nothing to brag about really. Any genuine "prestige" from it is imagined.

    It doesn't denote skill it denotes time spent online which isn't that intimidating either.

    So the three points for prestige as stated aren't very convincing to me.

    As a pragmatist the only reason I see for getting prestige ranks is "I want a particular cosmetic". If you want to put in the time to get the cosmetic then go for it, but that is really the only tangible reason.

  • MikeasaurusMikeasaurus Member Posts: 2,315

    Personally, I won't prestige at this point just to repeat a grind for a perk that may not appear for 100 Bloodwebs. The skins are just meh imo. Nothing flashy, and the increase in rarer items doesn't really appeal to me. I'm happy with what I get now really since I rarely use the higher add-ons anyways

  • CarlosyluCarlosylu Member Posts: 2,948

    Well yes, in this case, if you only play one killer, I get it, but if you change killers you can always forget about myers for a while, grind with another one and use the BP to prestige Myers and get all the things you want and had without prestige, and then, go back to myers and own people in an AMAZING full bloody skin. Specificly Myers and GF are the killers I like the most in P3

  • MoundshroudMoundshroud Member Posts: 4,460

    Fair enough, but I only play one Killer until I feel I'm competent. Sadly, I'm not there yet but I'll determined. Every day getting a little better. Eventually, I'll feel I do Myer's justice and move on to another one. Perhaps after I've gotten competent in all the Killers I'm interested in, then I'll go back and think about Prestige.

  • KilmeranKilmeran Member Posts: 3,121
    edited September 2020

    Pretty much this. I hate the grind in this game in the first place to get the various builds I want to run, or try out, on my favorite killers. I've zero interest in redoing the grind on the same Killer just for a bloody skin or more high-end add-ons.

    If I've done the grind and gotten the perks on a killer I enjoy, now I'm going to do what I prefer to do: run different builds and try out different things across various maps to see what works or doesn't work for me, and what's fun and isn't fun for me. The DbD grind is what I have to slog through to get to this point.

    Grinds don't keep me playing a game, and never have. If they did, I wouldn't have jumped between so many different MMOs over the course of 20 years of playing them.

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  • Jed_OlsenJed_Olsen Member Posts: 256

    I've been grinding for almost 3 years. I'm done, I've regretted almost every prestige. I've got a lot if P3's with bad perks. Even without prestige you still have to grind way past level 50 to get all your perks

  • PepsidotPepsidot Member Posts: 1,293

    I haven't prestiged anyone since losing my data (although I had many P3 all perks before then). I've currently got all killers LVL50 with all perks and 14 survivors at LVL50 with all perks.

    Personally I'm not motivated to prestige again ever since losing my progress. I was under refunded BP (that I spent days manually spending, ty devs) so I never prestiged anyone to ensure I had enough to max out all the characters I had maxed out and P3'd beforehand. I've never prestiged any character since then, either. Don't have the motivation or incentive to do that anyway now that there's a bunch of cosmetics I can purchase in the shop or gain from the rifts.

  • TheLastGreatStarTheLastGreatStar Member Posts: 1,002

    The grind is annoying but some of my favourite head cosmetics are the default ones, like Meg, Adam, David and Dwight. So I really wanted to have those heads with the blood on them. Now because of my OCD, I need to get every survivor to P3. Even if I have no desire of using their P3 head.

    Currently saving up my BP and shards as my next survivor I want to level up is Felix. I love his P3 face.

  • CarlosyluCarlosylu Member Posts: 2,948

    Damn, I do pretige some characters just cause without ever using the skins, hehehe. OCD?

  • RivynRivyn Member Posts: 2,966
    edited September 2020

    I play two to four matches a night, usually. I don't spend hours and hours a day doing this, so what I earn isn't all that much. To prestige and lose everything, just to have to regrind again for a useless cosmetic? Something I won't ever use? Pointless.

  • TheLastGreatStarTheLastGreatStar Member Posts: 1,002

    It is annoying. As I don’t like Jane’s P3 cosmetics for example and I never wear them. But I ‘had to’ get her to P3 so she wasn’t the odd one out. I just can’t stand my survivors looking ‘messy’ by having uneven levels. 😢

  • IIITweedleIIIIIITweedleIII Member Posts: 831

    It's not like COD Prestige. You only go to 3.

    Prefer other outfits. Even for immersive play.

    Once you get the set of perks on tier 3 no reason to reset.

    As others have stated.

    To each their own

  • FrootLoopsFrootLoops Member Posts: 376

    I decided early on that I was going to main Jeff, so I unlocked everyone's teachables then went through the grind to get all perks tier 3 on jeff. now that I've done that I'm going through and bringing everyone else to p3 50. once everyone else is done I will pick one survivor (probably dwight) and max all perks on him. only after that will I P3 jeff. I just really wanted to have an infinitely flexible survivor as soon as possible.

    For killers I kinda doubt I will prestige any of them, since each has a different play style it really limits you to drop any back down to 0

  • pseudechispseudechis Member Posts: 2,105

    Online games (MMO's especially) have the completionist mentality as a large part of their hook. I gave it up a long time ago and feel better for it.

    How many wow dungeons did I grind for gear. Vanilla black rock depths still gives me shivers. Guild master and main tank I got every one of my guildies onyxia keys. Never again will I go down the black hole of internet grind.

  • Customapple0Customapple0 Member Posts: 629

    I like Grinding for P3, it gives me reason to play.

    Most of the time I don’t even show off the P3 Cosmetic but it’s just satisfying to see the prestige 3 emblem for me.

    I heard some rumours of devs eventually giving out rewards for prestige characters so hopefully my grinding will pay off.

  • thrawn3054thrawn3054 Member Posts: 5,044

    Because prestige is useless. There's no tangible benefit from prestigeing a character.

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 4,425

    I like the grinding fixed like selling add on item offering back

    for the most part don't mind p3 of characters give me something to do but it needs something like I said above.

  • KilmeranKilmeran Member Posts: 3,121
    edited September 2020

    I see people say a lot at these forums that the grind gives them something to do, gives them a reason to keep playing, etc.

    I see that as a major design problem with DbD as a PvP game. A PvP game should not have to rely on a grind to keep people engaged and playing.

    I've been in Overwatch since its beta, as an example. Overwatch has zero grind. A hero is a hero, their kit is their kit, and the draw is learning the heroes and getting very good with them. Your skill versus your opponents'. It's kept me around for 4+ years.

    In Paladins, it was experimenting with the card loadouts for my characters and discovering different strengths, weaknesses, and playstyles (I loved my Healing build Skye, for example, who is actually a Flanker role character, not a Healer, by default).

    DbD should be about the PvP and the perk builds that can be done. But what I feel like I see more often is: well, the grind keeps me going. That's okay for an MMO or something like Borderlands, but it's very telling about a PvP game's design if the grind is the keeper.

  • YamaokaYamaoka Member Posts: 4,165

    Bragging? How? Every rank 20 has prestige skins.

    Intimidating? How? Every rank 20 has prestige skins.

    Stealthier skins? I really don't care about stealthing around after 4000 hours.

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 4,425

    still say selling add on item offering back would help before you prestige character sell they stuff or let us sell the useless stuff back maybe for half the price.

    another thing all survivors should share the same item add on and offering pool but killers only share the offering pool

    how these idea sound?

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