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Heartwarming/Wholesome DbD Experiences - Have You Had Any?
This game sometimes feels like a machine designed to produce rage and frustration, but every so often you'll run into a match that makes you feel all fuzzy.
Last night - I got queued into an odd group.
There was one extremely experienced Nancy who somehow got paired with a Dwight and an Ash who were clearly very new. There was also a Zarina who knew what she was doing - but after I got 3 hooks almost immediately, she DCed. I definitely went in hard initially - Haddonfield offerings always make me leery.
Instead of giving up or going off solo, the Nancy persevered.
I watched her from the rooftop using gestures to herd the Dwight and Ash around, pointing at where to go. Initially, I was confused. What was she doing?
Well - she was actively teaching them the game.
I ended up easing up significantly and played along - sure enough, the game turned into a genuinely enjoyable mini tutorial for the two newbies.
It was just a lot of fun watching her playing babysitter to two newcomers and actually succeeding - she showed them which gens to do, which vaults to use when I approached, how to find my hexes, how to play a pallet (with me cooperating) and which lockers to hide in. All entirely through gestures and them imitating/practicing what she showed them.
I ended up letting all 3 go after two hooks. We all got a ton of BP.
Postgame - sure enough it was the Zarina who had brought the offering, and as I suspected the Ash and Dwight were very new. They thanked both me and the Nancy.
We all had a few laughs and ended up adding each other.
Due to the amount of toxic/annoying people you run into in DbD, it's easy to forget that there are also some genuinely nice people out there.