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camping is ruining survivor experiences

Okay camping is really hurting me and my teams rn. we aren’t having fun, and it’s ruining the experience. can we implement some kind of downfall to camping, such as -25% bp in all categories for every 1 min of camping w/in 20 m?



  • slayaslaya Member Posts: 30

    Camping is a strategy wether we like it or not, I personally hate campers and don’t do it myself but it is a strategy and killers are punished for being in proximity of a hook.

  • PatchNoirPatchNoir Member Posts: 404

    2 K bp, my build was toxic?, i got face camped all game and his cloack turns BT off btw.

  • PatchNoirPatchNoir Member Posts: 404

    trap killers got BP cutted by setting traps around the hook area, campers stay there and got tha amount of BP, nice punishment.

    And btw i was told to not report camping and tunnelers killers. But its a balance error in game, and using perks to fix these errors dont fix the game

  • LegitAdventurerLegitAdventurer Member Posts: 505

    "Can we get rid of / discourage camping"

    Devs: here's insidious

  • MochanMochan Member Posts: 2,886

    Just bring DS and BT.

    I mean it sucks but what can you do. Just fight it with the tools you have at your disposal. That includes this message board, just so you know.

  • SushiOnFeetSushiOnFeet Member Posts: 3

    i get the camping against toxic survivor groups and loadouts.


    when you have a random group, OBVIOUSLY NOT at competitive level, just trying to get some f'ing points or do dailys and NOT being miserable ass survivor trash - then KILLERS - CUT IT OUT. Play to the level of your opponent. I've been frustrated as a killer, but I STILL don't camp.

    When I can't do anything in the game except watch some salty-ass killer wannabe stare at me on my hook, or just focus on making sure I don't get to do anything but be a meat sack , the game is NOT fun. It doesn't make me want to 'try harder' or 'use other methods'. it makes me want to quit.

  • DeltinDeltin Member Posts: 240

    you say they had 4 instas? i don't see a single insta heal on their loadout... weird...

  • AttackfrogAttackfrog Member Posts: 1,135
    edited September 2019

    Stop getting hooked and you can't be camped.

    Problem solved.

  • FrostyFrosty Member Posts: 375

    I don't think a proxy punishment is a good idea, I've lost out on emblem points and possibly a pip because I came to close to hook peeps while en route to an other location. No intent on camping, just crossing paths.

    I think that if survivors we're rewarded or received a temp buff during a camp, it would be a lot less common, seeing as most "toxic" players won't want to help the team they are actively trying to ruin.

    Like after 30 cumulative seconds of being within 30m of the same hook instance, could either boost repair speed or actually start progressing gens as if they were being repaired.

    This may not be the best example but the point being toxic play styles won't end as long as they are getting kills. If camping the first survivor helped the other 3 escape directly, it wouldn't happen.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 5,557

    honestly, in my experience camping isnt really the main problem to why i dont feel like i want to continue playing survivor, DCs are.

    just hearing the DC sound really triggers me as a survivor, since it happens so often that someone pulls the plug because of SOMETHING* and therefore screws over the team, pretty much guaranteeing that you will lose the game.

    *"something" can stand for:

    a map they dislike, a killer they dislike, them being found first, them being downed first, them being hooked first, a team mate being hooked too fast, multiple players going down, them being basement hooked, the killer camping them, the killer tunneling them, the gens not popping fast enough, them trying to give their friend hatch, the killer slugging, an actual irl problem that causes them to close the game, the killer lagswitching, someone hacking, etc.

    NOTE: this does not count for game / network crashes, as with those the player does not actively decide to leave the game early.

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 7,511

    Now DC's are a big issue. The devs have at least acknowledged this though.

    We have this DC epidemic because of no rank rewards and especially an extremely lenient punishment system.

  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 1,644

    Killers already lose ranking points for camping

    Killers camp either from desperation or because survivors keep feeding them

    Stop feeding campers and the problem will go away

    Get good enough, and you'll rank past those scrubs and see it less.

  • XbonedXboned Member Posts: 461

    A lot of noob killers camp because they think it's a good idea. They're bad at tracking and catching people, they don't realize how much more BP multiple hooks gets them, or how miserable it is for survivors on top of gimping themselves in other areas.

    Since this was a low rank Wraith with only 2/4 perk slots unlocked, lame perks in those slots, and a trash tier add-on... I'm going to say this guy doesn't know how to get kills without relying on this crutch.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 3,686

    It a bunch of low ranked people in the game. Get to higher ranks and this doesn't happen.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 3,686

    If you want to present a reasonable argument, you'll get a reasonable answer.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 3,686
    edited September 2019

    It isn't the add-ons that make you toxic, it's how you use them.

    Post edited by Inji on
  • FrenziedRoachFrenziedRoach Member Posts: 1,644
    edited September 2019

    If you are that weak, then do us a favor and quit then.

    It's literally 1 minute out of your game. If you can't deal with 1 minute of suffering for the rest of the game, and learn to avoid it and punish it, then please [BAD WORD] quit. We got enough weaklings without you adding to this crap.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 3,686

    Camping is only viable if Survivors make it viable.

  • Warlock_2020Warlock_2020 Member Posts: 1,868

    Though you are right about imbalanced gameplay, you are wrong about camping. Some, very few, use it as a part of a larger strategy, but many use it to garner "salt" from opponents. During events, the camping and tunneling gets way out of hand. During this blood hunt, I refuse to play any BP offerings, or decent items if playing survivor. It is a waste of time. As it is, my wife has to push me into playing survivor because of how bad it gets during events.

    It has zero to do with balance at that point. Just punks trying to ruin the game for others. And yes, plenty of survivors work just as hard to do the same. Saw a SWF with 4 keys earlier. I decided to be a bit of a prick. Loaded up Franklin's, NOED, Blood Warden and Rancor. Sat back and waited for the last gen. Dropped one that was tea bagging just as gates opened. Hooked them and dropped another 2 in the exit nearby. Morid the obsession right there at the gate. Dropped the 4th and the previously hooked and let them slug race out. All without their pink keys. They were so toxic in chat afterwards. I asked why, I let them farm gens and totems until the gates opened. What's could be wrong?

  • arslaNarslaN Member Posts: 1,907

    Can't believe people are defending camping. If you have to camp to get kills you are a bad killer and you are making the game so unenjoyable to the other side. Camping also encourages toxicity. Killers camping leads to survivors teabagging, survivors teabagging leads to camping.

  • AvarikuAvariku Member Posts: 608

    the devs don't care. period.

    it's a "legit strategy", regardless of the blatantly obvious negative affect it has on gameplay and players experience...

    nothing will change this and many killers enjoy the fact that it ruins your day.

    moving on...

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 7,511

    There will always be people that use it for gathering salt but that does not mean it is the majority.

  • HellCatJaneHellCatJane Member Posts: 698

    So my take on this. It's NOT fun. Make it so.

    It is not fun to be camped. It is not fun to be TUNNELED out of the game. If you just load into the match and luckily the winner of "test a hook out while the killer breathers in your face", and your gameplay consists of not being able to move, staring a killer whose potentially rev'ing up chainsaw, hitting you with the wonderful sounds of EHHYA EHHYYA, Maybe add some head nods tooo sure why not. Only seeing what your teammates are doing (if not in lockers). And oh ya...finally getting to TAP your keyboard or mouse (whatever is bound to the "Oh ain't this fun" key, you gotta struggle to stay in a game because these are only points you will ever be getting during this entire match that took you HOW long? To actually FIND and let alone GET into....and p.s struggle points aren't even that much right now" Joy.. Wait who doesn't want to repeat this process? I mean I would keep Q'ing up to games for that kind of awesomeness... Surely people, won't just find another game,,,, or oh wait, just play killer instead? Even longer Q's eh? The game has to have a balance.

    The point about this that I would really like to stress is making the game more "balanced". Have killers care more about camping and tunneling and doing more "unfun" things. And at the very least have survivors get something for their trouble. Like 'hey, this is crappy situation I am dealt with but at least I am getting something for the effort of not disconnecting or suiciding etc.' Make survivors CARE less about it, and there won't be as much complaining about it.

    Camping may be "legit strat" or "survivors just suck at the video game luls". Like either way.. it is still... not.. fun. Like above. 2k BP survivor above ^ Face camped out of the game, wasn't able to do anything else. I think everyone knows that this is not fun. The point is... FIX IT. Make it that way. But how?

    I like the idea that if you don't like certain things and you find certain things UNFUN... you have some options or can COUNTER. It's like dying first hook without being camped... killer is no where near you, but hey everyones doing their own thing lol, absolutely oblivious. But hey that happens long enough I can just use kindred! And slugging! I can pretend im a race-car with tenacity and zoom around the map, and/or unbreakable. Oh, I can use a slew of perk builds to counter or do certain things that are fun! etc.

    Also, to the argument of that in higher ranks is little to no camping, I still see it quite often (and I am talking red ranks).... I don't know what you all are talking about there. It's prevalent in any rank.

    Everyone is not going to be happy, but you can aim and strive for a "happy medium" at the very least, instead of "just deal with it."

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