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Lobby dodging

What is something that makes you nope out of a lobby?

For me as killer, any more than a single toolbox and there's a good chance I'm gonna find another lobby lol



  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,331

    For me, as a survivor, I only dodge if one of the other survivors has a name like "Spirit = DC" or even has the decency to warn the team in the pregame chat that they're planning to DC if X happens.

    As killer, I very rarely dodge even if the team looks like they won't be much fun to go up against. The only time is if I see a survivor who I know from past experience is going to disconnect on first down or something similar, or if someone has a map and I'm trying to do a Trapper challenge involving catching survivors in bear traps.

  • BloodyNightsBloodyNights Member Posts: 525

    I just ready up as soon as possible and generally only look at what's going on in the lobby during the last few seconds, mostly to see if a key was brought. Lobby dodgers are a huge pain to me, especially last night when I was playing with my friends and it took like 15-20 minutes to find a lobby, and the killer DC's and this happened like 4 times in a row. We didn't have any crazy items either they just dc'd because it was a 4 stack I think.

    Personally I'd like a change that doesn't show killers the survivors at all. Survivors can't see the killer's add-ons/perks, or if there is a mori. So why should the killer get to see if the survivors have items so they can lobby dodge? Because of Franklin's? There are useless perks on survivors side, and even if no survivors brought an item into the match, there are boxes which it can be used against.

  • JesseJH28JesseJH28 Member Posts: 66

    I used to get so frustrated going against 3-4 man swf groups, if 3 or 4 people all popped into the lobby at the same exact moment I'd dodge... But not anymore. I just find lobby dodging annoying now and I'd rather play a miserable game than wait another ten minutes to fill a lobby. As survivor (99% of the time I play solo) if I'm planning on bringing a toolbox but two other people bring a toolbox I'll just unequip mine cause most killers see that and feel like they're gonna get screwed with 3+ gens in five minutes... So they just leave the lobby.

    I get why people lobby dodge but it's still just annoying

  • FJSJ_LunarFJSJ_Lunar Member Posts: 230

    Yeah. I feel kinda bad for dodging, but let's be real, going up against a shite ton of toolboxes really isn't fun.

    And if this isn't fun, why play, ya dig?

  • DehitayDehitay Member Posts: 1,582

    Main reason I dodge is red ping.

  • The_Second_ComingThe_Second_Coming Member Posts: 1,110

    Where do you get this "80%" figure from? I assume it's your backside.

  • JesseJH28JesseJH28 Member Posts: 66

    Yeah man, like I said, I do get it. I just choose not to anymore for the sake of time mostly

  • NoShinyPonyNoShinyPony Member Posts: 4,570

    Survivors not readying up. 2+ toolboxes when I'm not in the mood to bring a mori. Bad ping.

    I usually don't have problems to get a match when I play surv, even when I play with a SWF group. From my experience, items are the main reason for getting dodged, not being SWF.

    If killers weren't allowed to dodge lobbies/to see the survivors, we would have even less people playing killer. We are already in a problematic situation with instant killer lobbies and long queue times for survivors, and a big lack of highrank killers.

  • SairekSairek Member Posts: 5,143

    No, just that 4 out of 5 of them in my experience are jerks.

    The number of Twitch streamers who have left... colorful comments on my brother's profile is also something else, too. He keeps them as trophies.

  • FJSJ_LunarFJSJ_Lunar Member Posts: 230

    Give it time. With the new ranking system, eventually every killer and survivor will be red and purple every season

  • NoShinyPonyNoShinyPony Member Posts: 4,570

    Yeah, I expect that to happen, too. Still it doesn't solve the problem with not enough people wanting to play killer.

  • LordCyphreLordCyphre Member Posts: 164

    Ping & people not readying up until the timer's almost up.

  • FJSJ_LunarFJSJ_Lunar Member Posts: 230

    True. Killer can be really stressful at times.

    Plus it can be more fun to win as a team and pop on 4 people alone lol

  • oxygenoxygen Member Posts: 1,789

    If I somehow have ping that would make it feel like I'm playing from a colony on Mars.

    That's it, don't care about anything else.

  • Aven_FallenAven_Fallen Member Posts: 6,237

    I dont dodge, because I have some balls. Also it would be hypocritical to dodge, when I complain about dodging myself.

    But I switch the Killer, if I see too many Toolboxes. I wont play a Mid Tier Killer, I play Spirit with Good Add Ons then.

    Just making sure that I have something of equal strength instead of dodging.

  • NoShinyPonyNoShinyPony Member Posts: 4,570

    @Aven_Fallen You can't expect everybody to have a leveled Spirit. Or even wanting to play Spirit.

    But as you said, good that you don't dodge when you complain about it.

  • pemberleypemberley Member Posts: 1,510
    edited December 2019

    I don’t dodge (unless I’m spent and mentally exhausted and my spidey sense is telling me to get out or real life stuff) UNLESS:

    1. The survivors have more than 2 toolboxes. 2 is my limit. 3 or 4 and I’m walking out the door.
    2. And most importantly, I get the hell out of dodge as BOTH killer and survivor when I see a survivor whose name implies dbd smurf (it should be noted I play on ps4 - so either the player made a new account or is extremely dedicated enough to change names.) or wears toxicity like a badge of honor. Yeah no, I want to play a GAME not a bully/sandbag simulator where I’m the victim.

    And I think that’s totally fair and reasonable.

  • PrettyFaceKatePrettyFaceKate Member Posts: 1,705

    I generally don't dodge, unless I'm doing a challenge/daily/achievement.

  • HeroiqHeroiq Member Posts: 1,099

    as a survivor. i dodge blendettes. no need to explain why.

    as a killer. i dodge swf lobbies when i'm doing a ritual only

  • DrazenDrazen Member Posts: 388

    If I see a swf with everyone having 2k+ hours nope not dealing with it

  • TalmeerTalmeer Member Posts: 1,412
    edited December 2019

    I only dodge if I am in a bad mood and see every survivor wearing something multiple times.

    As example 3-4x toolboxes, or 3-4x flashlights.

    Then I ask myself "why should I do that to me?"

    2x toolboxes are regularly already annoying, 2x flashlights can be, if they know how to use them...

    If the devs think that such teams are ok, they should play against them by themself -> I don't have always the mood for it.

  • kcwolf1975kcwolf1975 Member Posts: 585

    I don't have much time to play some nights, so if I know I am only going to play one game, I will dodge if all 4 survivors drop in at the same time.

  • AneurysmAneurysm Member Posts: 1,603

    Dodging a lobby with four blendettes who will inevitably put on a yamaoka offering is important to maintaining good mental health.

  • wait4him2leavewait4him2leave Member Posts: 118

    More than one David in the default outfit. Take turns learning to play no mither don't do it in the same match.

  • TatsuiChiyoTatsuiChiyo Member Posts: 242

    As a Killer, an SWF group. I've dealt with enough annoying groups tht id rather just not deal with it. I don't care for items or cosmetics, so they can all have boxes,keys, maps, don't care. I've also at times just had a feeling in my gut that I won't have fun if I play this group, so I'll leave those.

    As Survivor, I guess if things either take to long or something comes up.

  • meatisadelicacymeatisadelicacy Member Posts: 617
    edited December 2019

    I leave lobbies as a survivor if there's a Blendette. I just will not play with someone who is too afraid to play. And high ping.

  • ClintonClinton Member Posts: 275

    It happens constantly on PS4. If there's two or more tool boxes it's almost an automatic dodge

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