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  • BithardBithard Member Posts: 406

    Solo is unbearable sometimes. I'd say more than half of my escapes are through hatch when I'm playing as randoms seem to like being on hooks.

  • Johnny_XManJohnny_XMan Member Posts: 6,064
    edited July 2019

    Solo surviving is the reason why SWF is balanced.

    I bring BT in almost all my matches because that's how bad it has gotten, but every single time (never fails) some genius gets there first without BT.... mind you I don't even care that much about the points, but I just want to give that person a chance. I even tell them I am running BT in the lobby so they know I have it, they still don't care. By which point the person being tunneled dc's because they were unhooked right infront of the killer.

  • xmenfanaticxmenfanatic Member Posts: 816

    Solo i my favorite way to play :D

  • KilmeranKilmeran Member Posts: 3,139

    I can only play solo. None of my family or friends will touch DBD to become new players because of the insane grind.

  • SleepharthaSleephartha Member Posts: 242

    OP you're 100% right. Based on my experience there are about 20% of us at higher ranks that know ######### they're doing. I'm speaking as a rank 3 survivor on ps4. I totally disagree with the posters here that say to "just make a stealth build". In my opinion that turns you into one of the garbage players.

    I played a game the other day where me and one other survivor were left vs Plague. I was on the last gen 50% complete as the killer was killing a guy across the map and the other completely healthy survivor runs right past me. If he had a team mindset he would have helped me finish that gen in 5 seconds but he had the selfish survivor mindset and was looking for hatch. This was confirmed in our lovely post game chat.

    I completely agree that SWF and solo MUST be separated. The game is close to balanced at 4 man SWF thus it's extremely difficult for solos. Especially considering that your teammates are often not really as good as their rank suggests they are. If they were, soloing wouldn't be as bad since you could assume they knew ######### they were doing.

    But the top things that piss me off from the garbage survivors:

    Potatoing. There are too many scared survivors. They crouch and hide when they dont need to and could be doing something. I have morons crouching right beside the gen I'm working. FFS HIT R1 while you're squatting there.

    Being afraid to take a hit. There are countless situations when someone could save or finish a gen or knock out that hex totem if they had the courage to take a hit. But instead they run or stay hidden and the team suffers. My favorite is when they pull you off hook and then let you take the hit when the killer comes.

    Hyper altruism. 2-3 survivors taking turns saving and getting hooked in rapid succession. Yeah. Game over.

    Wrong Priorities. They continue doing a gen, or work a dull totem, or check a chest, or get in a closet when they should be saving someone. Then if they eventually DO save, the timing is wrong so the killer has gone back to the hook. Saving before struggle is important people.

    Here's the motto I try to follow in game. If every survivor followed it, it would help:

    ALWAYS BE DOING SOMETHING. This means something PRODUCTIVE. Doing a gen, a totem, healing, saving, being chased. That stuff moves the game forward. Hide as little as possible.

    Anyhow... yeah. You're not alone.

  • ReddRedd Member Posts: 826

    They can't separate SWF from Solos.

    First things first, they'd have to completely ban 3 person groups and limit to groups of 2 and groups of 4.

    Second, they would need to offer severe benefits to get most killers to put up with the "SWF mode". Even if you buffed the solo survivors a lot of people would prefer to go play that mode instead.

    Third, people could just lobby dodge until they end up in lobbies with their friends in the solo mode like they did before SWF was a thing.

    And Fourth, there's nothing preventing people on consoles from inviting lobby mates to a party.

    It's simply not a feasible thing to do, so they need to make the game balanced for both.

  • SleepharthaSleephartha Member Posts: 242

    I don't know that this is true. If you just eliminated the SWF mode for ranked play and rebalanced the game for killers vs 4 solos, that would work. Tons of people don't care about rank anyway. Let SWF players and killers go at each other unranked. The idea of lobby dodging until I ended up in the same one as a friend sounds painful. No way would I waste tons of time trying to do this, let a lone with a 4 man. And taking the time to form a party with 3 other strangers and the quality of that communication all leave me inclined to think that is nothing to worry about either. Separation is feasible. If it was important enough a way would be found. It just won't happen...

  • TheBeanTheBean Member Posts: 2,320
    edited July 2019

    Don't play solo if you can't handle it. Kind of simple really.


    If you play a certain way and want your teammates to play that certain way, than stack your team.

    Otherwise, you queue up solo, you get 3 others you don't know and play the way they wish.

    So deal with it.


    I don't get the whining about it. Cause once you start making it harder for survivors to pip, many come right back onto these forums and complain about how long queues are taking in the higher ranks. Then when BHVR loosen the rules and you get purple ranks in your red rank match, people come back on here and complain about bad match making.

    People seem to want to find whatever excuse they can and blame everyone else cause they choose to play solo.

    Don't play solo, and stack your team. But then I bet they would just come back on here and blame the game cause they died from some random bug that happened to them.


    These posts are pretty funny.


    I like the idea about splitting SWF and Solo... LULs. If killers had the choice I bet many would never play with the SWF. If it wasn't a choice, they would be checking profiles, and once they see 2 friends together, dodge. Just make it easier for people to cherry pick their matches.

  • DaS_onlyDaS_only Member Posts: 656

    U missed the point, I never said the should seperate SWF and solo. read carefully: THE RANK should be seperated. This means that YOU as player have basically 2 rank profiles: one for solo Q and one for SWF. This prevents boosting and potatoes destroying solos fun when they sometimes try playing solo but only really got boosted to that rank by SWF and dont have any experience how to play different as solo player.

  • DaS_onlyDaS_only Member Posts: 656

    Reality shows that the most are garbage. And me running Bond most of the time just proves it for every day every match

  • DaS_onlyDaS_only Member Posts: 656

    Then move on. Everyone can claim something. But in a world of logic: proof burdens on the person who does a claim. No proof = no base. Bye.

  • DaS_onlyDaS_only Member Posts: 656

    U missed my point aswell. I wont REAL red ranks survivor as team mates against a red rank killer. And not potatoes who got boosted by SWF or simply by the bad design of ranking for survivors.

    Keep your "smart arguments" for yourself please.

  • ReddRedd Member Posts: 826

    @Das_Only That was in response to someone else lol.

  • ReddRedd Member Posts: 826

    Real talk again: I keep getting teammates who don't understand what "broken" does. I don't understand how, but I am not lying or exaggerating. I've had people follow me around trying to heal me while I am under the effects of "No Mither" or "Deliverance".

  • GorgoniaGorgonia Member Posts: 1,585

    I‘m starting to hate it too. Games are over in less than 3 or 4 minutes because they seem to want to screw up. And I'm in red ranks, not playing with potatoes... or so I would like to think..

  • DaS_onlyDaS_only Member Posts: 656

    Saaaame lmao, I used deliverance in front of someone and started working on a gen. My team mates wants to heal me, keeps teabagging for the entire time till the broken status went off and I finished the gen ALONE.

  • brokedownpalacebrokedownpalace Member Posts: 8,165

    That's why I can't get my friends to join either. 😓

  • Walker_of_the_fog_96Walker_of_the_fog_96 Member Posts: 1,238

    I don't have friends ;(

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