How do you deal with toxic players?
I know I know, this is such a old topic.
Just that I think I have a fragile heart when dealing with hostility.
850 hrs into this game, with prob 800 hrs on survivors and 50 hrs on killers, mostly only play killers for the tome quests. (I'm a rank 13 killer and rank 1 survivor, if that means anything)
I like playing survivors because I like the hide-and-seek experience(I solo q most of the time). After 200 hrs I gradually learned how to juke. I did get better at juking, but I juke only for buying my teammates time in hope we do escape in the end but not for bullying the killers.
Some other survivor players enjoy different aspect of being a survivor, which is bullying the killer. That's totally understandable. People have fun from different things, there's no way for me to judge other people's ways of having fun, however, I can't cope well with the toxicity I receive when certain people are having fun.
For example, the killer game that I just played 5 minutes ago, which is what triggered me to post this. I tried playing Piggy for the first time. I think I did alright for a first timer that didnt tryhard. I was practicing using her dash attack most of the time, ignored some of the chances where i could 'melee' attack, yet still got 10 downs. However, there's always someone flashsaving. They flashsaved 7 times so I only hooked 3 times.
I know, it's my own fault for not dodging a lobby with this many flashlights. I was feeling a little annoyed, but alright in general because, Kudos to them for having good flashlight timings. And I might be lacking in the experience in dealing with flashlight saves. (all I knew was looking up after picking them up, but this did not help at all cuz they they timed well. and I also tried to face the wall for the pickup whenever I could, which was the only 3 times that i actually hooked them. Yes I was lucky that I downed them near the walls 3 times.
I know there's people gonna tell me It was all my own fault for not checking the surroundings carefully enough everytime before picking someone up. I know. I'm just bad.
In the end I just opened the 99'ed gate for them, downed someone again but chose to let her crawl out, because, 0 kill and 1 kill means no difference to me, and letting one more person to escape can have one less person feeling bad about themselves, right?
Like I said, I was just slightly annoyed for this many flashlight saves. I was outplayed and I'm totally ok with that. But after the game, the swf, including the person that I let go, started insulting me. Not just me, even insulted my parents. (the old 'i slept with your mom' kind of jokes). And yeah, if getting the killer angry is what they want to achieve. I gotta say they did a pretty good job!
I don't play killers that much, but I consider myself a nice killer cuz I never ever camped or tunnelled anyone, because I know those feels whenever I got facecamped/tunnelled as a survivor, I try not to do the same to others. However, I've still received insults after quite a few games. They insult you everytime when you didnt do well, and if you got 4k or 3ks, some of them would still frame you for tunneling (when you didn't at all!).
I really admire people who soldier on through insults....May I ask how you guys usually deal with this? I didn't know how to defend, all I could do was blocking them.....and stop playing for that day.
I think I'm already a lot stronger than before. I still remember the first time I got insulted in a game back in high school. I uninstalled that game and cried for a whole afternoon! facepalm Now I can somewhat calmly type up a post without a single tear shed ahahaha