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Survivors, what do you consider to be a win on your side?

SkizorSkizor Member Posts: 6

I want to talk about game balance and the future health of the game, however to do that. I need to actually get information about what the community actually considers to be a win. I assume the developers will not share what they consider to be a win so I will have to take the community's most agreed definition of a win on both sides.

Survivors, what do you consider to be a win on your side? 106 votes

One survivor escapes
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Two survivor escapes
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Three survivor escapes
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Four survivor escapes
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I consider it a win only if I escape
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  • MegaWaffleMegaWaffle Member Posts: 4,174

    Actually BHVR said they consider 2 escape 2 dead the "perfect balance".

    I disagree but that's what they said.

  • SkizorSkizor Member Posts: 6
    Three survivor escapes

    Thank you both, I appreciate you letting me know of their definition.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,127

    0/1 escape is a loss, 2 escape is a draw and 3/4 escape is a win.

  • RattmanRattman Member Posts: 1,106

    I consider win as pip for myself. Not really bothered by such thing as "team win". You probably should add "pip" option for poll.

  • dopydopy Member Posts: 11
    it totally depends on the game... normally i would say: i escape with a pip up - thats a win for me... 2 escapes or 3 escapes with a good amount of points like 18-20k+ its a win for the team... but there is this: is the killer facecamping and we just do gens and get out (because thats the "right" thing to do) it doesnt feel like a win and i dont take it as a win... its just a waste of time (play early hour on europe and you will get that feeling a looot, Privet moi druz'ya) - and there is other examples but i think you get the point

  • dopydopy Member Posts: 11

    woopsi, i have no idea how my text ended that way - sorry me are no forumnative

  • ArashiNoHantaArashiNoHanta Member Posts: 53
    Three survivor escapes

    Wiser words were never spoken👍️

    I agree completely.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 11,104
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    I wanna get out.

  • Seiko300Seiko300 Member Posts: 1,365
    Three survivor escapes

    Technically 2 escaping and 2 deaths is a tie, and according to behaviour that's the perfect balance they're looking for, which I agree with.

    So if 2 escapes is a tie then 3 or more escaping is a "win" for the survivor team.

    But if I escape I really don't care how many of my team comes with me, sure I'll try and help them out because helping them helps me out, (and I also get bloodpoints for helping them out) but at the end of the day DBD is almost an inherently selfish game. At the very least for solo players anyway (which I am most of the time)

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 2,677
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    If I had been transported to a sinister world with three strangers whilst being hunted by a bloodthirsty killer...then only win would be myself surviving and getting home. 🤷‍♂️

  • ImmersedNurseImmersedNurse Member Posts: 997

    I consider a match successful based upon how much fun I had. If I escaped but the match was boring I don't consider it a win. If it was fun (even if the survivor team died), I consider it a win.

  • projecteulogyprojecteulogy Member Posts: 671
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    I dont SWF. So its only a win if i escape, or if I had more points than the killer when the game's over.

  • Nyaren_ChanNyaren_Chan Member Posts: 218
    edited December 2019
    Three survivor escapes

    As said before, if a killer gets only 1K, he "lost". If he got 2K, it's a tie. If he got a 3K, it's a victory.

    The thing being if you are the only one escaping, you will feel like it is a victory for you, and not for the killer.

    Then again even if i lose i am very happy if i managed to do well for a long time, saving people and healing them, escaping the killer, doing gens etc..

  • premiumRICEpremiumRICE Member Posts: 702

    If I pip

  • DeadeyeDeadeye Member Posts: 2,741

    @dopy I actually would count that as win as you were able to punish the killer for bad play. And being the one on the hook I would even call it a win if I see the team escaping. That's why I hate when survivors camp the hook the same way the killer does

    @ArashiNoHanta @Fibijean That's why I would rethink the ranking emblems and add something like Teamplay. Actually teamplay slows you in your emblems, because you just get 50% emblem progress from the gens and the heals. Which is pretty stupid, as the bloodpoints reward you with a boost. And if the team plays selfish, it normally screws up the team, except you have some clear roles in the team (one is a good looper, at least one needs to stay on gens to avoid snowballs and keep the progress running, one of the guys running We'll make it to save time on healing etc.)

  • DeKillerKillerDeKillerKiller Member Posts: 547
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    If there no option for "I had fun"? Because I don't care if I escape or don't escape. As long as I had fun, I won.

    But if that's the case, this is my vote.

  • Kongtwenty12Kongtwenty12 Member Posts: 139
    Two survivor escapes

    For the most part I consider two or more escaping a win but I also count myself escaping as a win. But to be fair I refuse to leave people behind unless I'm the last person unhooked and already Injured

  • Kongtwenty12Kongtwenty12 Member Posts: 139
    Two survivor escapes

    @Dr_Loomis who says you get to go home? The entity doesn't release survivors when they escape. You just escape to a different trial

  • Dr_LoomisDr_Loomis Member Posts: 2,677
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    Maybe, but if I was trapped in a strange horrific world, I would be hoping that the next exit is the way home, like Quantum Leap.

  • wydyadoitwydyadoit Member Posts: 144
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    for me - i have to escape AND i have to have earned at least 1 pip. Winning for me isn't about how many simpletons manage to limp through the doors. what matters to me is did i outlast my opponent and did I do enough to rank up. that's what makes a win in my eyes.

  • HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 10,139
    Three survivor escapes

    Wish we had an Other option

    As long as all my teammates get out I am fine

  • konchokkonchok Member Posts: 460
    edited December 2019
    One survivor escapes

    One survivor escapes + all gens getting completed is a win. If the gens are not completed a hatch escape is not a win.

  • EnderloganYTEnderloganYT Member Posts: 561

    If I pip.

  • AwakeyAwakey Member Posts: 2,991
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    Well, am I in SWF or not?

  • Walker_of_the_fog_96Walker_of_the_fog_96 Member Posts: 1,206
    I consider it a win only if I escape

    If i escape i win

    if I die I lose

    that's it.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 2,550

    If I'm playing survivor and the other survivors were dicks that either got me killed or let me die, then a win for me is watching them die, too.

    I dunno, I find it difficult to classify a "win" when I play survivor. Either I had fun or I didn't. There are a lot of reasons I might not have fun: I got tunneled out and didn't get to participate, my teammates were garbage, the killer was a potato. I mean, if all four survivors escape, that usually means the killer was in over their head and presented little to no challenge; that's boring and doesn't feel like an earned win. If I escape through the hatch, I may have had fun, but that's not a "win," either. If three survivors escaped but one died in the exit gate because the healthy Claudette ran out and didn't body block like the rest of us did, then that feels like a loss because it was an easily preventable death. This game is complicated.

    Even as killer, a "win" is often "killing the survivor(s) who annoyed me most." Potatoes dying isn't rewarding.

    Oh, universally, whether survivor or killer, I almost always consider it a win if I got the most Bloodpoints. Whether I escaped or died or 4k'ed or let all the survivors go, getting the most Bloodpoints = win.

  • Cornpopers_EvanCornpopers_Evan Member Posts: 1,914
    Three survivor escapes

    Absolutely nailed it on the head, couldn't have said it better myself.

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