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Killers, is there any survivor action that shows respect?

rita_bookrita_book Member Posts: 44
edited July 2021 in General Discussions

Survivor main here.

We all know the booty drops that survivors do at the gates. It's clearly communicates "Haha" or tea bagging.

My question for killers, is there any action that survivors do that you take as them showing respect.

Does one long dip communicate a bow?

I ask because I was in a match recently and we got destoryed. 5 gens up, 3 survivors down, hatch closed, just me and killer. He found me and I knew I was not going to get a way. I ran to a corner, put down my med kit, stepped back from it and kneeled. I was begging for my life. The killer stopped, stared at me for a few seconds before downing me and carrying me to gate and letting me go. Cross platform so I cound't say thank you.

Killers, does item dropping, stopping, and kneeling communicate surrender and begging for ones life to you?


  • Exxodus21Exxodus21 Member Posts: 989

    Dropping an item for sure. If you're downed, crawling backwards into the hatch or out of the exit gates because it's kind of funny. And of course, booping the snoot!

  • Karao_KeKarao_Ke Member Posts: 1,217

    Respect? Having a survivor walk up to you and nod once slowly is a GG imo, as long as they leave afterwards without wasting anymore time.

    Mercy? Similar to your story. Chasing a Dweet to an exit and watching them crouch, looking up at you with puppy dog eyes with their item on the ground tells me they're begging for their life and I'll usually let them go.

    It depends on the person but as long as you're not obnoxious about winning/and or losing, the action won't be taken negatively.

  • KerJuiceKerJuice Member Posts: 1,686

    All great responses in here- including yours, OP. I do all of the above: boot the snoot when growled at in succession, drop my item & bow, and my favorite- head nod at the exit gate when I’m the last survivor & the killer made it a an intense game. Getting that nod back as a mutual sign or respect is a nice feeling.

  • M4dBoOmrM4dBoOmr Member Posts: 598

    I kinda wish we had some more emotes, nothing crazy, just more than two 😉

  • Squirrel_ThiccSquirrel_Thicc Member Posts: 2,678

    The biggest sign of respect from a survivor is them giving their item to the killer.

  • DelsKibaraDelsKibara Member Posts: 3,127

    For me it's when they nod at you instead of t-bagging at the exit gate.

    Especially if they're an incredibly fun opponent to go against.

    A nod from each other is a sign of respect.

    "I may not have caught you, but I had fun. Thank you."

  • ringwinningringwinning Member Posts: 552

    How do you guys nod as survivors? I can do it as killer but when I just move my mouse up and down as a survivor it just angles the camera differently. It doesn't look like I'm "nodding".

  • ApollosApollos Member Posts: 1,052

    I used to wait at the gate to let killer get off an extra hit. No teabagging or dead harding out. But I've been told they hate that so I stopped lol

    My first instinct is usually to stop and face the killer and drop my item (if I have one). Glad to see that that's universally a thing.

    The only thing that gets me paranoid is that survivors communicate with each other by teabagging and I've seen killers get upset thinking it's targeted toward them so they go into tunnel mode lol

  • ChiSoxFan11ChiSoxFan11 Member Posts: 1,066

    As the last survivor, I'll drop my item and kneel/crouch as a sign of surrender when I know I'm out of options. Sometimes, that will get me mercy, but it's never expected.

    As killer, approaching to Boop the Snoot when I'm playing Pig will always get you a pass, unless you've done something earlier in the match to warrant otherwise. Anyone who is the last survivor, no matter what killer I'm playing, who "surrenders" and gives up their item, is almost certainly getting mercy from me too. I had a recent Freddy round where I had two survivors left -- a Jane who had charged at me earlier in the match to take aggro from their injured teammate and an Adam, who had hit me with Head-On twice and flashlight clicked at me. The Jane was on death hook, the Adam wasn't, and while chasing the Adam, he led me to where the Jane was -- I lost him but smacked her as she ran from the gen she was on. She just stopped running and resigned herself to dying -- I went in front of her, and she put her item on the ground and just stood there, waiting the inevitable. I left her alone and went to hunt down the Adam, who I gladly sacrificed instead and let the Jane get the hatch. Wholesome and humble gains my respect over cocky every time.

  • ViciusaurusViciusaurus Member Posts: 316

    Dropping an item is always a sign of respect for me. One match I had was playing Doctor and had gotten a blast off against a survivor in basement, so I headed down there. He lead me to an unlocked chest and pointed into it. It contained a key (didn't know the color), but I happily let them go and farmed with them a bit in exchange for him leaving it behind.

  • SkeletalEliteSkeletalElite Member Posts: 2,316

    Dropping your item

  • FancyMrBFancyMrB Member Posts: 1,231

    Dropping an tem or doing a single crouch like you did shows respect and tells me the survivor is throwing in the towel. Always gotta respect that ^^

    Also booping the snoot!

  • CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 5,555

    For me as a survivor I do what I call a "gentleman's t-bag". This is where I just do one t-bag and leave. No spamming or anything. Just a simple look at the killer, then give them one t-bag and leave.

    Otherwise a survivor dropping an item is quite nice, though not necessary unless I let them live.

  • Ghouled_MojoGhouled_Mojo Member Posts: 1,862

    I stopped putting much faith in survivor actions one game when I was playing Myers. I was stalking and stopped as o realized a Jeff was acting life he was giving a Dwight head while a Kate pointed in the crouching position at Dwights junk. They stopped when I slashed Jeff. It went on for around a minute before I intervened. I guess the survivors were just frustrated.

  • gilgamergilgamer Member Posts: 2,047

    An item offering is probably it but don't try it as just a last resort to try and get some pity, its kind of pathetic but yeah if a killer lets you go and you give them an item definitely a good way to say thank you.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 7,369

    It's impossible to communicate respect with what we have in-match. It has to be in the post-game chat.

  • VolczVolcz Member Posts: 735

    I love the replies and seeing what people consider 'respect'.

    Why does giving up your item = 'respect' though?

    I'm sorry but I'll take my hook like a man. I aint going to beg someone for mercy. If you got me, congrats on the win. I'm not a teabagger, I just don't like to leave it up to the killer. So if I make it to the end and am likely 99% to escape, then so be it. Same goes for my death. If I'm the only one left and killer closes hatch and forces me to hit EGs, I mean who can you blame really? Thats how the game goes.

    I don't know, I guess I'm a lil different to the replies in here, lol.

  • OrionOrion Member Posts: 21,675

    Personally, I hold crouch and look up. They may or may not show me mercy.

  • ApollosApollos Member Posts: 1,052

    I lose pretty often, so the items have no value to me lol It's just a way of saying, I give you my item, you give me some breathing room.

  • MrPsychMrPsych Member Posts: 121

    If you're the last survivor in a trial and you somehow free yourself from the hook without Deliverance, I will respect your win at the lottery and let you leave.

    I guess if you play against me, bring Slippery Meat! At long last, this perk could finally do something for you!

  • DangerScouseDangerScouse Member Posts: 944

    I was not aware of this etiquette.

    Interestingly enough I was playing a game with three survivors left and 2 gens done. I chased one guy who stopped, dropped his item (a key), for whom I then downed and hooked.

    To me, the key dropping wasn't a sign of respect, but an attempt to give his teammates the key, in an easily identifiable area. Suffice to say I played hard to get the 4k after that. Was I wrong?

  • OldHunterLightOldHunterLight Member Posts: 3,000

    Any action? I will say that using current MoM without me noticing that you are trying to get MoM.

    Like getting all stacks without me noticing and you a survivor using it With a big brain plan.

    That usually makes me have extreme mercy towards the user.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 13,582

    The closest thing is probably dropping the Item in front of me.

    Even if they then pick it up again a bit later, they have given me the signal.

    A VERY unpopular method, but giving me their third hook (or just a hook) also does that, which i always decline with a very clear no by shaking my head.

    If they insist, i would consider it rude to decline any further and hook them.

  • Artemis5Artemis5 Member Posts: 47

    To nod as surv is the same action as for killer, so you're doing it correctly, it just looks different because you're in 3rd person mode instead of 1st person as with killer, but when you move you mouse up and down, you nod, with both survivor and killer.

  • MrCrazyCat62MrCrazyCat62 Member Posts: 158
    edited July 2021

    Had a pretty intense game a while back as spirit. Long story short I was standing at the hatch waiting for the dead on hook dwight to surface.  He shuffles forwards crouching the whole way. Then gently sets his toolbox down next to the hatch.   Idk what came over me. I was all ready to wait this out for a hard earned 4k. But the dwight giving me his toolbox gave me this https://youtu.be/rD6tD5-Wi-M?t=52 kinda vibe tbh.

      I stepped back and let him pass. This game is suprisingly wholesome at times.

    Sorry for video qaulity its the only one I could find of just that scene.

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