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So what is the incentive to play killer right now?



  • xenotimebongxenotimebong Member Posts: 2,803

    If you don’t enjoy it then why would you try to look for reasons to keep doing it? It’s not a job, there’s no obligation for you to keep playing.

    Yes, I enjoy playing killer. If I didn’t I’d be doing something else.

  • gentaclegentacle Member Posts: 260

    Nothing else scratches the itch unless an improved clone comes out. Every asymmetrical game out there but DBD seems to want to give the ability to attack the killer to the survivor side which defeats the whole point/fantasy aspect of it. Every round that I saw of Home Sweet Home looked like it ended with all of them whacking the killer with swords and stuff.

    Also with how borked balance is, it feels like I truly earn a win with a killer and every loss I get is just survivors being toxic in a swf exploiting imbalances in the game/engine/stretched res/bugged map offerings etc etc ;)

  • lordfartlordfart Member Posts: 538

    BP for me

  • DuskkDuskk Member Posts: 92

    I was referring to higher MMR not THE HIGHEST. and at the highest MMR in a truly competitive setting there are 3. Nurse, Spirit, Blight.

  • UncleStabbyUncleStabby Member Posts: 837

    There's no game without us? I dunno at this point thats all I can think of.

  • TunnelVisionTunnelVision Member Posts: 1,350

    Probably the same reason people pay to be beat with paddles and whips.

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    Agree with all of this...survivors are the real power role in this game 🤑

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    I was barely getting 2ks and my mmr wasn't going down. Individual killer sbmm my a$$

  • laKUKAlaKUKA Member Posts: 406

    killer side is NOT fun!

    just play with your friends! this is the only way to enjoy this game

  • MaphusailMaphusail Member Posts: 44

    I like how some killers are designed (Spirit, Plague), or their special ability (Nurse, Ghost Face, Doctor), or lore (Freddy, Myers, Pinnhead).

    So I play them no matter if they are meta or not.

  • Squirrel_ThiccSquirrel_Thicc Member Posts: 2,678


  • AneurysmAneurysm Member Posts: 5,121

    What is your stream btw, unless you're not comfortable sharing that

  • ClowningClowning Member Posts: 886

    For me, it's the same as always. The positive interactions with the players!

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119
  • ClowningClowning Member Posts: 886

    Of course. Not what I was expecting while doing my Wraith daily!

    Though I'll admit the sudden change of mind as to who should get cancer was funny, because I'm 99% sure this was the most complex thought this person has had today.

  • SMitchell8SMitchell8 Member Posts: 2,403

    Win and get better with each killer you play. Don't get bullied

  • JasixJasix Member Posts: 1,225

    The stream was a little over 10.5 hours.

    I don't share my Twitch name on here any more due to the juvenile behavior of quite a few forum members who would constantly come into the stream with racist and homophobic comments. I made an alt account after dealing with banning forum members every other stream. There are a lot of Twitch Affiliates/Partners with alt forum accounts unfortunately due to continual harassment from forumites.

    The stream was a lot of fun - having to switch from one playstyle to another every match. I still do not like playing Twins or Blight though.

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    Yeah the reasons people get tilted...I usually get racial slurs...for some reason people dont think I will report them or deny it...you shouldn't have typed it out 🤣

  • OldHunterLightOldHunterLight Member Posts: 3,000

    It kinda is, I never played plague and I still get the same players.

    Also dataminers who have gotten banned for leaking that information confirmed that there is not such thing as individual killer MMR, if you are a godly nurse that will increase the other killers MMR, slower but it will increase it.

    So basically I main Oni but suck at plague I will still get really decent survivors vs my plague because MMR is not working as intended.

  • Gitamish0Gitamish0 Member Posts: 26

    If I'm honest with myself, even though I try to keep it 50/50, I'm significantly better at Survivor, but I just have more fun playing Killer. I'm not running into the same issues you are, but playing Killer is just inherently more of a challenge and I feel way more invested.

    Playing surv especially at higher levels and solo q just gets boring sometimes. Equip DS, DH, and BT. Maybe get a little creative with the 4th slot but even then it's usually just deciding between UB, Deliverance, and a couple others. Equip flashlight. Use the same old tactics to loop a killer endlessly until he goes away or the exit gates open. Same old same old.

    Playing killer, you have a roster of different characters to choose from, some of them playing entirely different from the others. There's multiple different viable builds to chose from for each killer that can accomodate different play styles. The items and add ons for each killer is different and have their own pros and cons to consider. In the actual match, you have a lot to keep track of. You have to find the survs, chase them, down them, place them on hooks, keep track of gens and do what you can to slow surv progress, observe how they're playing and adjust your strategies accordingly, keep survs from opening and going through the exit gates, keeping track of where the hatch is to potentially close it before any survivors can make it out, evaluating when to utlize any unique abilities and when to just hit normally, and other things that force you to really engage yourself in almost every match. Killer isn't for everyone, and if that challenge just becomes legit stress for you, you should probs just drop it and do something that you DO find fun.

  • latinfla4latinfla4 Member Posts: 2,119

    Yeah right now it is a system designed to make sure newer survivor players dont leave...the cigarette model we have new customers the older ones dont matter as much anymore 🤑

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,894

    If I could play killer with my friend, I would. Survivor [BAD WORD]ing sucks.

    I just had a match with a teammate who did literally nothing. Me and two other survivors escape, I see on the end screen the last one has 163 points. Literally 163 BP. Then they escape and it becomes over 7k.

    [BAD WORD] survivors. I swear to god, this is the worst designed game I've ever seen in terms of being rewarded for doing nothing. I keep having teammates who stealth around being useless, go AFK, or throw the match farming hooks getting a crapton of points for getting their teammates killed (2k BP for each teammate killed, because it's 1k for the rescue and only 500 for it being safe), and I just wish I could pick up a weapon and kill them myself. Free of charge, I don't need anything in return, I'll give them to the killer.

    Survivor has the fast queue times during the day and I can play with my friend, that's the only reason I'm doing it. Otherwise I much prefer to play killer, forcing them to do all the gens while I screw around maxing Deviousness pretending I can't see them.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,894

    Killers have cool powers while survivors have [BAD WORD]ing awful teammates. That's the incentive to play killer.

  • MrPeanutbutterMrPeanutbutter Member Posts: 952

    I used to play killer more but I’ve had way more fun playing survivor since MMR started. First, killer queue times for me have gone way up and I get almost instant survivor queues depending on time of day. Second, as killer I was playing against survivors that were way above my skill level and it was super unfun. I was tired of playing super scummy to get 1-2K. The only benefit of playing killer was more bloodpoints but I’d rather have more chill, enjoyable matches as survivor.

  • GenJockeyNanceGenJockeyNance Member Posts: 583

    This oddly sums up both my relationships in real life and with this game. Glutton for punishment right here. Lolol

  • Bonquiqui414Bonquiqui414 Member Posts: 222

    Chuckin hatchets is pretty fun

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