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Has Decisive Strike been saved


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arimanius

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,323
So how is playing DBD on a day a DLC is released? Longer queues? Stability issues? Do they reset ranks when the DLC is available?
 

Pudie

The Fallen
Aug 19, 2018
216
Survivor queues are usually terrible because everyone wants to play the killer, but other than that no real issues for me(PS4).
 

Aizō

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
7,547
ほぼ真ん中の方
I started playing about a month ago, and my friends and I get stomped by killers most the time. We usually have a full party (I got 4 of my friends to buy it when I did). Last night, I think we survived most our matches, but the night before had almost all matches with Hex: Ruin, and we got fucked. I think maybe we aren't that good at escaping the killer in a chase without many pallets. I can sometimes keep a killer busy for a few minutes, and other times I just can't get away at all.

I just switched to Meg, so I'm using sprint burst, which is such a great perk. I know of some other good perks I want on one character, but my actual skill in chases seems to need improvement.
 

Rewrite

Member
Oct 26, 2017
895
Fontana, California
I started playing about a month ago, and my friends and I get stomped by killers most the time. We usually have a full party (I got 4 of my friends to buy it when I did). Last night, I think we survived most our matches, but the night before had almost all matches with Hex: Ruin, and we got fucked. I think maybe we aren't that good at escaping the killer in a chase without many pallets. I can sometimes keep a killer busy for a few minutes, and other times I just can't get away at all.

I just switched to Meg, so I'm using sprint burst, which is such a great perk. I know of some other good perks I want on one character, but my actual skill in chases seems to need improvement.
The more you play, the more you'll get the hang of everything. Ruin is not an issue once you learn how to hit those skill checks. I can work through ruin no problem, unfortunately a lot of other players can't. You can always equip the perk small game that will help you locate totems or use Detective Tapp's perk Detective's Hunch which will highlight gens, totems, chests, hooks in x amount of meters whenever a generator is complete.

As for chases, learning how to properly loop and use pallets is crucial in lasting in a chase. For example, I won't bother dropping a pallet until I am injured so I can extend the chase more. A lot of people will drop the pallet, but still get hurt which is terrible because you do not get to use the small sprint burst of getting hit by the killer to create distance. You also need to know which pallets are safe to loop around and which are not. Unsafe pallets are when the pallet itself does not create enough distance for you to loop so with those, just drop it and move on to a safer location. Otherwise you'll end up vaulting back and forth between the pallet to get hit or the killer will just reach up to you with bloodlust and then hit you. Learning how scratch marks work would also help you in learning when to run, or just walk away from a chase so you confuse the killer when you get out of their line of sight. Nancy's perk Fixated allows you to see your own scratch marks and you will better understand what the killer sees.

IMO, sprint burst to me is useless because you are forced to walk everywhere for your exhaustion to recover when you use it. Sure you can keep it at 99% and then activate it whenever you want, but if you work on a gen, rescue someone, you are either forced to use it when you don't want to, or walk again. I prefer dead hard and lithe over it. Dead hard is the best one IMO.
 

Aizō

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
7,547
ほぼ真ん中の方
Learning how scratch marks work would also help you in learning when to run, or just walk away from a chase so you confuse the killer when you get out of their line of sight.
That is maybe the one thing I'm okay with. I lost a lot of killers last night by dipping out of a chase.
IMO, sprint burst to me is useless because you are forced to walk everywhere for your exhaustion to recover when you use it. Sure you can keep it at 99% and then activate it whenever you want, but if you work on a gen, rescue someone, you are either forced to use it when you don't want to, or walk again. I prefer dead hard and lithe over it. Dead hard is the best one IMO.
This is a good point. I do hate that I'm just walking all over because of it. I do have dead hard and considered lithe. Thanks for the tips!
 

Pudie

The Fallen
Aug 19, 2018
216
Anyone find the new map incredibly dark or is it just me? I find it really dark and hard to make out the difference between different things, especially in the weeds.
 

CosmicElement

Member
Oct 27, 2017
346
Anyone find the new map incredibly dark or is it just me? I find it really dark and hard to make out the difference between different things, especially in the weeds.
I do find the new map to be a touch dark and so does my friend. I think the Yamaoka Estate map is darker than usual too. Could be the theme darkness.
 

Pudie

The Fallen
Aug 19, 2018
216
It's even darker that the Estate map for me. Like I cant even make out the textures in some parts. Other maps are totally fine though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
237
Nashville
What rank? Where are ya?

I see these acounts and they never match my experiences. My survivor waits in the green and purple ranks are like 4 mins. NA east coast
I haven't played in a few months so I'm down to brown/yellow ranks. NA Southeast. But I've had matchmaking issues at every rank (I used to always be red, then tried to keep down in green/purple), no matter if going in as SWF or solo. Been playing the game since it was free on PS4. ::sigh::
 

Grayson

Banned
Aug 21, 2019
914
I haven't played in a few months so I'm down to brown/yellow ranks. NA Southeast. But I've had matchmaking issues at every rank (I used to always be red, then tried to keep down in green/purple), no matter if going in as SWF or solo. Been playing the game since it was free on PS4. ::sigh::
Yeah I’m Orlando so I’m southeast too. That’s so odd. ☹
 

Rewrite

Member
Oct 26, 2017
895
Fontana, California
I haven't played in a few months so I'm down to brown/yellow ranks. NA Southeast. But I've had matchmaking issues at every rank (I used to always be red, then tried to keep down in green/purple), no matter if going in as SWF or solo. Been playing the game since it was free on PS4. ::sigh::
I have the same issue. US West Coast. Red rank.

At this point I've just accepted it won't get any better for me lol. There are certain time periods where I know it'll last longer than usual so I resort to playing killer. For me, I will get a lobby immediately as killer.
 

poklane

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,651
the Netherlands
So at what rank should I expect somewhat capable teammates and killers who don't just camp the hook? Really trying to like the game but fuck, the fact that the majority of these killers just hook someone and then face camp while the majority of survivors can't get a skill check to save their life is really making it hard. I'm even regularly finding survivors who don't do generators but just hide as if you get a win if you're still alive after 15 minutes or something.
PS4 BTW if it makes a difference
 

Oreoleo

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
969
Ohio
So at what rank should I expect somewhat capable teammates and killers who don't just camp the hook? Really trying to like the game but fuck, the fact that the majority of these killers just hook someone and then face camp while the majority of survivors can't get a skill check to save their life is really making it hard. I'm even regularly finding survivors who don't do generators but just hide as if you get a win if you're still alive after 15 minutes or something.
PS4 BTW if it makes a difference
For team mates, things get better around rank 8-10, but you still get those games where you feel like the only person doing anything.

Killers camp at all ranks. The difference is bad killers do it because they can't find/chase survivors, but 'good' killers do it because they know they can exploit survivors altruism (read: high rank survivors go for unhooks basically no matter what) and get at least a 2k without even doing anything. Good killers also disguise it better (pretending to leave hook, etc).
 

Grayson

Banned
Aug 21, 2019
914
Hmm I just had two games where I didn’t get credit on the challenge for earning iridescent badges. Is this a known bug?
 
Oct 27, 2017
237
Nashville
I have the same issue. US West Coast. Red rank.

At this point I've just accepted it won't get any better for me lol. There are certain time periods where I know it'll last longer than usual so I resort to playing killer. For me, I will get a lobby immediately as killer.
I have trouble even getting a lobby as killer! Last time I tried I just gave up. I hate playing killer and almost never do, so I'm brown ranks.