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Sbmm influenced your way to play/see the game?

Since sbmm came out did u change approach to the game? Do you like it more? Or don't play at all?

My personal experience is that i don't take the game seriously anymore, it effects my mental sanity especially when it comes to sweaty games over and over again. I was used to play a lot before it came out, around 90h in the last 2 weeks according to steam, now i have 10h the last 2 weeks which is a huge difference and says a lot of it.

How's your experience with it? Share your thoughts.

Another thing I see is that they are slowly losing players and hopefully something will be done about it.



  • Tr1nityTr1nity Member Posts: 4,861


    Besides I now play Spirit lots and that was thanks to Gann, not SBMM

  • CryptFriendCryptFriend Member Posts: 416

    My decision to relax, let go of my anger, and focus on taking enjoyment from the game rather than working towards any kind of ephemeral "victory" is only tangentially related to SBMM, so I'll say no.

    Actually, I tend to be very "whatever" about the last survivor now (unless I have a challenge), while for a good while before I would work towards getting everyone dead.

  • GwintyGwinty Member Posts: 807

    Yes, I take fewer regression perks.

    Taking those lead to me having a simple issue: Sometimes the perk would carry me and not my skill with the Killer. Survivors on "low MMR" are not able to work their way around "Hex: Ruin" as an example. This lead to me facing tougher opponents until I hit a brick wall where my skill as a Killer was just not enough and perks where no longer able to carry me.

    Once I noticed this I discarded most regression perks. I then played normally and lost quit a few matches until everything was adjusted. Now I think I slowly work my way up while polishing my Skill with certain Killers and I am having a blast.

    As a survivor I notice an increase in Ruin/Undying/Pop/Tinkerer on Killers. Also NoeD appeared more often. However I never cared about going "full mambo" as a survivor anyway (Dead Hard/Decisive Strik/Iron Will/Cycle of Healing or Borrow Time). And as such this only has increase the knowledge about countering those perks (read: Gwinty now knows more totem spawns).

  • ShinobuSKShinobuSK Member Posts: 3,675

    Yes I dont really care about anything but BP anymore since game doesnt care how good or bad I am either

  • CarrowCarrow Member Posts: 403

    I stopped using gen regression builds and play super nice so that as many survivors can escape as possible without me deliberately throwing the match and being reportable. I usually go up against a sweaty seal team six that absolutely annihilates me with 1 or 2 hooks and then get 2-3 chill matches afterward.

    As a soloq survivor I leave much more frequently. As much as I want to help the Nea getting facecamped on the hook after running the killer for 5 gens, I don't want to lower my MMR and be stuck in potato hell again.

  • OpenXOpenX Member Posts: 890

    I have retired almost all my killers, I have retired any sort of fun builds for the meta, and I camp/tunnel habitually even when I don't really need to.

    It's the game they want me to play, so Ill play it. Otherwise they can give me other viable options to win, because i'm not playing a game i'm designed to lose.

    Whenever they actually get around to nerfing everything good that is left, and making sure I never get anything more than a 2k. That is when I am done with the game entirely.

  • Dino7281Dino7281 Member Posts: 3,294

    I care only about boops now. New Pig main here, someone had to replace Deathslinger...

    There is never enough Boops for my snoot!

  • VikingDragonXiiVikingDragonXii Member Posts: 1,196

    Well I have been playing Vommy Mommy more now hehe. I tend to run a nasty addon that most don't use or I don't see used.....can't remember the name but the one that reduces the amount of pools in play. It's so fun seeing them scramble for the tiny amount of Pools to try and cleanse only to give me my Red Vommy mid chase muwhahahahaha.

  • MrPeanutbutterMrPeanutbutter Member Posts: 737

    This is pretty similar to how I feel about SBMM as well. SBMM plus the litany of recent changes that have made the game more challenging for killers force me to play a very limited list of killers, play as sweaty as possible and camp/tunnel if I want to have a chance to secure kills.

  • FantasyFantasy Member Posts: 378

    Not really, I'm glad I don't match with self care clauds anymore though. Feel bad killing them.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,987

    I’m playing the game exactly the same as I always have. I think I even get better matchups now.

  • The_C12H15NO2The_C12H15NO2 Member Posts: 268

    Same here, it isn't a game to take seriously anymore as killer. The MMR pits you against much higher level survivor teams even as an average skilled killer. The maps have so many safe loops you need to play anti-loop killers if you want to actually get kills. It's not a good sign for a game when so much of the roster isn't viable.

    Personally I just play killer casually and try to get bps. i won't go for kills unless there is a challenge or if it's by accident. so it isn't really a kill it's more like manslaughter.

  • ThatOneDemoPlayerThatOneDemoPlayer Member Posts: 4,029

    I've started playing a lot more sweaty ever since SBMM was released

  • YankusYankus Member Posts: 547

    I camp and tunnel a lot more so there's that

  • TheShapesMixtapeTheShapesMixtape Member Posts: 3,316

    I have to play a lot more seriously because now i usually do have a chance to win if i try my best. Before it was you get stomped so you may as well give up or you are going to stomp so have fun. Unfortunately, the game is more stressful since MMR.

    Also can i say that i don't like how whenever BHVR responds they come with a very neutral point of view? SBMM was a huge change.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 7,239

    considering that SBMM (alias MMR) is the primary reason why i quit this game, yes you could indeed say that.

  • LabracLabrac Applicant Posts: 1,285

    I used to play like 15 killers, now I only play 6. I haven't played a M1 killer in months. Also I stopped caring about defending gens and just go for chases. The only slowdown I run is Corrupt and sometimes add No Way Out if I see a stronger team.

  • JawsIsTheNextKillerJawsIsTheNextKiller Member Posts: 3,077

    Before SBMM, I used to play killer until my rank went up to a certain level where I would get beat every game. Then I would have to stop playing until the next rank reset. Now with SBMM all my games are around the same level so I play a lot more.

  • StarLostStarLost Member Posts: 5,497

    Before SBMM, I had to play really sweaty a lot of the time as I'd be routinely matched up against smurfs or people with 10x my hours.

    Now, while I do get the occasional kafka matchup, it's a lot better.

  • MikaelaWantsYourBoonMikaelaWantsYourBoon Member Posts: 2,167

    So you have Baby Dweets and Megans? And Blendettes ofcourse.

  • RenRenRenRen Member Posts: 1,146

    I've been playing a LOT less killer and more survivor but that's it.

  • MringasaMringasa Member Posts: 976

    I still play exactly the same. Chill, no BM, and if I get Kills or an Escape, that's fine. Those are not my "win" conditions though. BP, some fun interactions, maybe make a good clutch play or completely ######### up and die on the hook in embarassment, and on to the next.

    SBMM has left me about the same for matches, but I get the extreme end of things more often than before. I see more camping/tunneling on the Survivor side, at least I notice it more often. I also get matched against new/weaker Killers more often. The engaging, thrilling games aren't as common as they were pre-SBMM.

    Playing as a Killer, I see a lot more newer players. The games aren't quite as much fun, but Kills aren't my priority. If they happen, fine. If not, oh well. I'm sure that will change since I am now getting more Kills, and my MMR will increase no doubt, but for now it's more of a new player herding simulator rather than a slasher flick simulator.

  • selflessneaselflessnea Member Posts: 558

    Nope. Hasn't changed a thing. The gameplay is still the same as it was before sbmm was introduced. Haven't seen a change in anyone's playstyles on either side.


    Sbmm made me acknowledge that I always have played and will continue to play sweaty as killer. I bring my favorite load out every game (including moris when possible). I strategically camp/tunnel when necessary. And I do not care about the survivor rulebook at all. I play to win.

    In truth, I don't think sbmm really changed anything. It just exposed who we already were as players and the impact that the core game design has on the player base. Map design, fast gens, camping/tunneling, 2nd chance perks being stacked, boons (COH specifically) have ALWAYS been complained about. You could remove sbmm today and all of those issues would still exist because it's not like people will magically start "playing nice". We never really played nice other than the nonsense notion of "giving" hatch - which I never did or do lmao.

  • Stealthyfeng123Stealthyfeng123 Member Posts: 62

    Yes before i could play for fun kller now its sweat over sweat solo Q unplayable at all

  • Marc_123Marc_123 Member Posts: 2,003

    I play like always as i can´t change my style.

    My last played games were ok. I seem to get better survs when i play killer and get strong killers when i play surv. So it does feel a little off.

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