My fun hasn't been affected by SBMM, it just confirms everything I already knew.
Boons, random nerfs, and the refusal (or slowness) to fix obvious problems have done more damage.
Yep new content isn't satisfying
Lots of anti fun mechanics still being in the game
maps are still bad
perk buffs usually don't do anything
I'm having joy, I just have little hatred toward any good survivors, especially when there is four of them.
This is the exact reason that I seem to have been taking longer and longer breaks from the game.
I don't know why, but even when I completely lose multiple games in a row, it doesn't seem to change my MMR, I just keep getting matched against the same type of really hardcore players, that honestly as it turns out are significantly better than me (Unless I'm playing at my absolute best on my best character) so yeah it gets boring really fast.
I enjoy a challenge, and I prefer CLOSE matches where I have to fight for the win, and even then if I lose I don't mind because it was close... but when I keep facing teams as Killer that have 4 escapes and only like 3-4 total hooks in a row, or being the first one to die as a Survivor multiple matches back to back.. it drains me so much, I don't have any urge to log back in again.
@Rizzo90 can you bring this discussion to the dev team? I hope they understand our frustration and do something about it asap
I used to find this game so fun, i used to play Hillbilly and have 4k's almost every match no matter the map.
But nowadays, i just find the game seriously unfun. By the time i finish my first chase, 3 or 2 gens are already done. The amount of times i've hit a survivor and the hit magically didn't count because of Dead Hard is just ridiculous.
Not to mention TTV people and fully coordinated SWF's, i get it's normal to want to play with your friends or your stream and all, but something just breaks once communication for survivors is added to this game.
Last time i played DBD it wasn't like that. I swear, it might sound silly, but it felt balanced back then. (Back when Twins were released)
Killer Main, and I'm still having fun.
Play around 1-4 games when I have time.
Games vary from winning big/losing big.
You can often tell what kind of game it's gonna be in the first minute or two.
If I know its a losing game, then I try to focus on the smaller "wins" instead, like downing a god looper or just pulling of a cool mindgame. Just trying to better my game. Sometimes those "relaxed" games end up with a 4 hook 4k. xD
But I'm having the most fun with the end game "close call" kind of matches.
MMR has absolutely killed the game for me. I would play 3-4 hours of killer almost every night and now I might play an hour total every week. Every game is a sweat fest with toxic survivors so I'll play one game, get BMed for 10 mins and then quit playing for a week.
This game is garbage right now, thank bhvr and their boring mmr that only makes survivors think they are that good because they are using really busted perks and items
I feel the same way and I think a lot of other players do too. That’s why the player count has been dropping. The blood rush and changes to grade rewards are band-aid solutions to try to slow the decline, but there needs to be some bigger changes to stop players (especially killers) from leaving the game. There are a lot of things that need to be addressed (just look at common forum topics), but admitting that SBMM was a big mistake and reverting back to the old rank system would be a good start.
I’m still enjoying the game. 🤷♂️
Also I noticed comments above like “I used to get 4k most of the time and now I have to sweat to get 2 or 3 kills.” Well yeah, that means the SBMM is working! Why would you expect to get 4 kills most of the time without actually having to work for it? 1-3 kills is supposed to be the most common results, so the gens being done is the rule and not the exception. The fact that you got 4 kills all the time in the old system means the old system was worse than the current one because it was putting you against weaker players than yourself too often.
I get the complaint by brand new players that their initial ratings are too high. I don’t empathize when people complain that they have to “sweat” to get 4 kills.
My love for this game is starting to slip, and I don't know how long Blight can keep me holding on for.
I've been having alot more fun playing other games like the Soulsborne series and Payday 2 with my friends.
Am I still having fun?
Well if you call spending an entire match doing the majority of the gens, saves, heals, only to watch a substandard 3man SWF leave me to die on my first hook knowing MY MMR will drop and theirs will go up?
Oh, it's a blast.
Or loading into a match, hearing Trickster music and immediately knowing the Killer is a 14 year old facecamper *every single time*.
Yeah screw SBMM. It just sucked the fun out of this for me. I now only play maybe a few matches one day a week,
I still have fun, but I find myself way less patient with the BS in this game than I used to be.
Like.... if I'm against a swf, it's cool, I don't care. Yet the first time I see extreme coordination where 1 is body blocking while I'm carrying a survivor and the other is sabotaging a hook I'm going to and bad RNG makes that hook the only hook I can reach and I lose the survivor....
Okay.. well I keep going but if it continues to happen.... I immediately DC, take a break and come back later. Sometimes I don't come back at all.
These days I just don't play against toxic survivors. I used to endure it but in time you learn when you play those gross coordinated games where they just tormit you and make you miserable you never have a good time.
Even if you kill all 4 bc they are so focused on being gross with Sabo plays, flashlights, break out stuns, etc.... it still isn't fun. And it's worse when you endure it and leave with nothing except trash talk at the end.
I'm an experienced killer, so I know right away what most survivors are trying to do.... and I just don't have a good time, outplaying them or not.
I leave. I don't even get mad anymore. I just won't play with bully squads. I'll use that penalty to take a mental break and come back .
The devs have allowed to many gross meme perks that annoy the killer and when 4 of them gang up on you using 16 meme perks or a combo of meme and meta perks nobody but the survivors have a good time.
I want to play the game. Not be a clown for laughs for 10 miserable minutes.
Am I having fun anymore? Kinda. Yes... and then no... depends on if the survivors just want to actually play the game. I will say tho.... wins feel empty alot of times and losses feel expected. It's fun when you get at least 6 hooks and good chases but good chases cost you gens.
The game lacks a casual mode.
I try my best to like the game still but between getting validated by dead hard 4-6 times a game and injuring people just not mattering due to CoH it's really really hard to still find it enjoyable.
SBMM doesn't belong in a game that relies so heavily on RNG mechanics like what DBD does. Not to mention when the 1 in the 4v1 equation is put at such a huge disadvantage thanks to the amount of communication that SWF have at their disposal, I can't blame Killers for tunneling and camping. Hit and run play styles used to be an effective tactic with a lot of killers, but thanks to perks like COH (especially in a SWF) m1 Killers hardly stand a chance anymore without playing dirty.
Steam has seen a drop in players consistently for months now, and I wager it's the same on consoles. I'm tired of sweating as killer, and I'm tired of my matches as survivor lasting less than 3 minutes because I'm hardcore tunnelled out of the game. I've always said that should this game ever have a proper bot mode, I will play that probably 90% of the time because at least I can blow off steam there, and be guaranteed to have a much more chill match.
I'll play occasionally but not that much anymore, and only survivor. Still log in for rewards and such for if/when I get back into it, I just usually then exit and play something else. It's not MMR for me but just various factors and vague burnout
Getting tired of this game man. Just got matched with a 4 stack running Sabo, wglf and circle of bullshit. Can't ######### hook anyone can't slug. All you can do is d/c