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When it comes to playing DBD, are you competitive or a chill gamer?

Just generally curious as to who plays DBD competively, and who likes to chill basically. Back when I was a noob I used to be pretty chill with it, but I wanted to aim at becoming better. Once I finally got a little bit better at playing survivor and killer I kinda started taking the game pretty seriously, which in turn kinda lead me to getting tilted a lot and being a tryhard at the game. But ever since I've gotten loads better at both survivor and killer and at not letting my saltiness get the best of me, and realized that playing DBD competively isn't good for your mental health. Which is why I like to run no gen defense/slowdown perks on killers, because running those perks getting very boring after a while. I basically look at all killers, and decide what perks benefit them the most. For example a build I like running on DeathSlinger is Nurses, Monitor, STBFL, and Brutal. I can win with this build on DeathSlinger at times, but will occasionally lose since gen speed and playing a slow killer. But with losing I basically shrug it off because I will accept that I lost, although there is times where the game does mess me over. I don't play to be the best, I just play to have fun. Which will always be the #1 rule of video gaming.



  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 13,395


  • Lx_maliceLx_malice Member Posts: 1,402

    Ehhh it really depends for me. Usually if I'm playing in the morning or afternoon I'm just chilling. If I'm playing in the evening or at night I feel like I play more seriously. Not like hard tunneling or camping but more like sitting up and closer to the tv and focusing if that makes sense lol.

  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 2,598
    edited March 2021

    90 percent of the time, I'm giving it my all and expecting the opponent to do the same. Only a fool goes in expecting your adversary to pull punches, so don't pull any in return.

    I'll sometimes get really drunk though and bring out the Railgun Doc.

    Shocking people at 35 meters will never cease being funny to me - even though it's useless as hell.

  • MandyMandy Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 19,158

    I'm usually pretty chill, I play the game to enjoy it - I don't get tilted.

  • HectorBrandoHectorBrando Member Posts: 2,671

    I dont care about "losing" or "winning" so I try to be fair in both roles, as Killer not tunneling, no camping, never used old Moris, no Spirit/Freddy and I usually play what the comunity believes are weak Killers because I like their style (which I disagree, I think the comunity is just very bad), as Survivor if we are going very well I will stop to cleanse totems and open boxes and no t-bags.

  • AVoiceOfReasonAVoiceOfReason Member Posts: 2,471
    edited March 2021

    I'm usually chill but switch to competitive after 2 gens have popped. If it's an event, I 2-hook and let everyone go, ALWAYS. If the survivors are running OoO and are making it clear that they're here to ruin my day, I switch to competitive and I usually 4k. Otherwise, I try to be chill unless I get rushed. That's my motto.

    (Edit: As a survivor, I'm competitive from the get-go and try to do my best to loop the killer so my team can do gens since I lost trust in solo's a long time ago. I prefer to take the initiative and run the killer. If 3 gets out and I die, I count that as a win, regardless of a pip or not as a survivor. I do the same as killer. 3k-4k as a win.)

  • HealsBadManHealsBadMan Member Posts: 1,120

    I play competitve when practicng for an achievement/daily/rift challenge. Otherwise I'm pretty chill, don't really go all out unless I' against players I know will be toxic.

  • scenekillerscenekiller Member Posts: 767

    I'm a bit of both. I don't care about escaping, I play for BPs primarily atm. If I feel like I accomplished enough and had fun, I'm chill.

    If I'm the first one and/or get tunneled out of a match, I get a bit aggro not because of the strat, but because I didn't get to do anything lol.

  • gemjasgemjas Member Posts: 105
    edited March 2021

    Chill. There are so many variables and bugs that can determine a match, that playing 'to win' would infuriate me. Like, sometimes you're just competing against the game itself, lol.

    I just whack people with my weapon and have fun. I don't care if I win.

  • NoelleMinaNoelleMina Member Posts: 638

    I’m mostly chill unless provoked.

  • ViciusaurusViciusaurus Member Posts: 234

    I tried to play competitively, and like you said, it just wasn't good for my mental health (especially post chat). I give myself other goals to work toward in game (cleanse all totems, be team Healer, etc).

    I've had to remind myself that dying or escaping doesn't matter as long as I was able to play well, and it's done wonders for me to just be super chill in matches.

  • JPLongstreetJPLongstreet Member Posts: 2,928
    edited March 2021

    As a solo I give my best, same if I'm teaching newbies in a group but prioritize their survival. In a semi-good group I relax more and fill the needed role whatever it is.

    As killer it depends. I get a sense of the team and that determines what I do. If they're coordinated af I do what I can without blatant tunneling but prolly will lose. If they're chiller I go for hooks, and dc's & boops may lead to pleasant farming.

    Always I try to keep in mind we all are supposed to be here for fun and bloodpoints, not crippling mental anguish. Playing killer might not leave you time to remember that.

    Don't underestimate the value of the occasional farming session. Very much like fishing, it's good for the sole as well as the soul.

  • dnj510dnj510 Member Posts: 435

    I'm chill.

    If I play competitively, then I'll end up getting more upset. If I play casually, then I won't get mad and I'll just try to laugh and enjoy the trials as much as I can.

    At the end of the day, no money is involved so no point in raging over this game.

  • EnlyneEnlyne Member Posts: 429

    Chill, this game ain't really worth it to be competitive on.

  • Mister_HoldoutMister_Holdout Member Posts: 3,144

    A bit of both I guess. Obviously, I try to win. But if the outcome of a match doesn't go my way, that's okay too.

  • MooksMooks Member Posts: 10,686

    Totally chill, only playing for the fun, the atmosphere of the game etc. I don’t have the skill to consider myself a competitive gamer..

    (don’t ask my partner if I am a chill gamer though, just trust my word)

  • HydHyd Member Posts: 377

    Chill. 100% play for fun and not give a ######### about how others play. It's the only way to truly enjoy this game, ALL THE TIME, and not just this game, but this mindset is beneficial for everyday life as well. Stress is a literal killer. So if what you're doing, or how you're reacting results in stress, you should strive to make changes to lessen it. Change the game, and/or your mindset. Read up on emotional intelligence.

    I learned a long time ago that raging over a video game (or anything in life) doesn't provide any sort of benefit to me. It's not worth my time or energy to react in ways that provide no benefit. So I can play a toxic as hell game like this and not care one bit about the result or the #########-talking and salty tears that flow my way. It's all dust in the wind for me. Meanwhile, weekly without fail at least 1 or 2 people spam me with hatemail complaining about something I did (or something they think I did), and I simultaneously laugh and feel bad for them having felt it worth their time to write out multiple long messages about something so insignificant but also something that they'll probably lose sleep over, lol.

    As for DbD, I could care less about wins or losses. I am perfectly content with little successes:

    • as survivor, repairing some gens, getting a save, a good loop or two
    • as killer, making everyone bleed, get a hook or two, maybe a kill

    That's all I need for my fun and enjoyment.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 7,523

    depends on it.

    obviously i play to win.

    however, i also want to have fun and i absolutely dont mind throwing a game just ti get a couple of good laughs out of it.

    also i play without any items / add ons / offerings. the only thing i equip on my characters are perks, so im not someone who goes all in every match in order to ensure victory whenever i can.

  • Alice_pbgAlice_pbg Member Posts: 5,066

    competitively chill.

    I wanna win and try my best to do it. but I really just wanna have fun

  • swager21swager21 Member Posts: 1,019

    both, some rounds i want to run some "unusual" builds and some rounds i just want to win

  • SonzaishinaiSonzaishinai Member Posts: 6,503

    ussually pretty chill. I always play to win ofcourse but i will put my foot off the gaspedal once survivors are struggling hard

  • glitchboiglitchboi Member Posts: 5,416

    Hmm, I consider myself to be both. I run meta perks when I play killer (Pop, BBQ, Corrupt, Tinkerer, and STBFL are examples of meta perks I usually run), but I play to have fun. However, my goal as a killer remains. My goal is to get at least a 3k without anyone escaping through the exit gate.

    For survivor I always run Dead Hard and most of the time BT. For the other two slots, I usually run one other meta perk (Adrenaline maybe, but I don't usually run that) and one underrated perk, or two underrated perks. For example I run Second Wind, Autodidact, and sometimes I replace BT with Bond. I'm not the best at survivor so DH is a perk that will give me a second chance during a chase so I'm able to have fun.

  • JinSimeJinSime Member Posts: 405

    I try to chill, at most. But whenever I get a Trapper daily... I know I have to improve my trap placement and all to make people fall for them, so I just use easy mode with the iri stone.

    Other than that, I try fun builds, both as killer and survivor, but when I start getting high skilled red ranks player... oh boy, I just switch to another game. I sometimes feel a little bit more competitive, but that's not usual, nor do I want to be competitive.

  • katapadkatapad Member Posts: 53

    Mostly chill. If I'm only on for a single game or to clean out dailies I'll go all out because that's all I'm going to do, but if I'm playing for a couple hours I'm just going to take what I get, memes or otherwise.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    As killer I'm pretty chill, and I like to go against people that are also chill. I still try to win, but I go for 12 hooks (unrealistic AF, I know). However, if I go agasint a squad that tries to bully me then the gloves are coming off. I don't tolerate those kinds of players. 9/10 times they will just slam gens and leave anyway, but at least they learned not to mess with a kille rjsut because they aren't immediately tryharding.

    As survivor I'm just even more so in the chill department. Why even bother trying to win, there's just no point, all it takes is one weak teammate and it's over. So I try and get a pip each trial, because that's an actual realistic goal.

    Or I try to activate MoM, because we all know that's the true win condition of DbD.

  • MinibeastyMinibeasty Member Posts: 52

    Chill. I enjoy trying out playing with different perks, I'm also not good enough to play to win all the time. It makes my experience more enjoyable.

  • ChchchcherylChchchcheryl Member Posts: 1,531


    When I have the opportunity being presented to me, I'll slug a whole team at 4 gens if they make it easy (which they usually do). Take that as you will.

    I dont think playing to win is competitive though, I'm just doing my (the killer's) job.

  • KellieKellie Member Posts: 1,328

    Very Competitive.

    If I'm playing a video game, I want to get better at it.

  • Marc_go_soloMarc_go_solo Member Posts: 2,838

    I'm competitive in so far as constantly learning and improving my game. I like to complete the challenges and pip, but mostly it's about trying to score the most BP in a trial, above me team or opponent(s).

    However, in terms of winning a game by escaping or getting the 4k I'm more chilled. As a killer, I'm quite content with a 0k if everyone has been hooked twice. If I get a 4k then great, but it's not paramount in my mind. As a survivor, it's normally about being a useful team member.

    Basically, I think it's possible to be both, so long as the expectations are for differing aspects of the game.

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