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Karth
Karth Member Posts: 112
edited August 2022 in General Discussions

Why do you guys all of a sudden started (proxy)camping and tunneling so much more during the latest patch? Is it strategy? Is it easy? Is it fun?

I just try to understand why, I never tunnel when I'm playing killer and I cannot complain at my killrates at all.


EDIT: cept for those annoying clicky clickys that just ask for it to get tunneled out of the game

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  • RatbasterdJr
    RatbasterdJr Member Posts: 702
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    I only proxy camp & tunnel if I’m loosing a lot of pressure and the gens are starting to fly. If I hit 2 gens left and nobody is dead, I will focus somebody out or force as many second phases if I don’t have them yet.

    Besides that, I don’t really have to camp or tunnel.

    SWF’s are another outlier. If they item / char swap last second, bring map & coordinated offerings, i throw it out and I don’t play as nice. Simply because you cannot afford to.

  • MommyHunktress
    MommyHunktress Member Posts: 634
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    from the start or mid match? if they do it instantly then they probably arent confident or had a bad match or a few. if they camp and tunnel mid match its because YOU and your team are doing good and the killer needs to regain some pressure, its just the way of the game

  • ThePrizz
    ThePrizz Member Posts: 111
    edited August 2022
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    Well it goes like this, you play a few games testing out different perks/addons etc. the survivors absolutely mock you. Then you get pissed off, you switch on your good perks/addons, and you become disgusting the next game

    Post edited by EQWashu on
  • Karth
    Karth Member Posts: 112
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    cool cool thanks for the info y'all

  • Iron_Cutlass
    Iron_Cutlass Member Posts: 2,917
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    The game design rewards camping and tunneling way too much. It's not really an issue with the players, it's just moreso the game for enabling the players to do so, but hey, at least 10 second basekit BT and 10% Haste is coming in the next update.

  • Biscuits
    Biscuits Member Posts: 1,097
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    As someone who mainly plays soloQ, I camp and tunnel because it won't get fixed otherwise. And you should too.

  • ThiccBudhha
    ThiccBudhha Member Posts: 6,988
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    If I am on a challenge, I will play optimally. The patch has nothing to do with it. That being said, yeah, with only 5 seconds BT, it was pretty easy. The 10 second change is a really good one.

  • Murgleïs
    Murgleïs Member Posts: 1,046
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    Because that’s the best way to win. Once a survivor is gone, it’s way harder for them to win 1vs3.

    Also when you tunnel, the person getting chased is in panic mode and usually throws every pallet they find, creating huge dead zones and sealing the fate of the whole team with them.

  • TotemSeeker91
    TotemSeeker91 Member Posts: 2,358
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  • Biscuits
    Biscuits Member Posts: 1,097
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    Probably because it's the number one thing that causes people to quit the game.

  • Tsela
    Tsela Member Posts: 524
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    It was easy to guess :)) It's one of those "camping and tunneling" topics some survivor makes after failing in the last game and runs over here to complain about some bad behavior, which qualifies as "camping and tunneling" according to him, without talking about specific examples.

  • ByeByeQ
    ByeByeQ Member Posts: 1,104
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    For me it has to do with reliable hooking for information perks being nerfed.

    BBQ and Chili: With it losing its bonus and stacks, it now finds no place in my builds anymore.

    Pain Resonance: Before 6.1.0 it gave a notification on the affected generator.

    With this information immediately after hooking a survivor I would have usually have a clear target after hooking a survivor; either a survivor over 40m away, the generator with the most progress or both when I ran both.

    Without this information I generally don't have perfect information to use after hooking a survivor. So I patrol nearby gens in hopes of finding a target and if I don't find one I am more likely to proxy the hook or try to intercept a rescuer.

    I find myself tunneling more than before because thanks again to the BBQ nerf. I don't have to be concerned about BBQ stacks so a target I might have pursued earlier in a match get that stack, I often choose to save them for later. Generally 1 or 2 people are dead before the best looper on the team gets a chance waste my time now. I still don't hard tunnel often unless there's only 1 or 2 gens left they're not defendable.

  • Darkest_Night
    Darkest_Night Member Posts: 146
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    In my case, I'm actively searching for the other 2 survivors as I run by the survivor I put on the hook that is Smack dab in the middle of my 3 gen trap. Proxying doesn't usually happen on purpose. I just end up hooking the sucker in the middle of my my trap and still have a decent LOS as I'm checking my gens.

  • Bran
    Bran Member Posts: 2,087
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    In recent times ives just decided going for full chases isn't worth it and focusing one guy is a lot easier and so there we go.

  • VikingDragonXii
    VikingDragonXii Member Posts: 2,885
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    Ahhh so my theory of Survivors moving to Killer are part of the increase of camping and tunneling issues

  • drsoontm
    drsoontm Member Posts: 4,179
    edited August 2022
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    It's at the top of the possible causes for me as well.

    The game hasn't changed much and my playstyle hasn't either. I didn't notice much changes in mid MMR (I'm kind of average as survivor) so I can only imagine the "perpeutal camping/rage-quits" are in low MMR, exactly where a new killer would be. Add to that that the killer queues are slightly longer and the survivor ones slightly shorter : it fits nicely.

  • VikingDragonXii
    VikingDragonXii Member Posts: 2,885
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    Also are we back to the confusion of Proxy camping and Face camping again....I hope not because those discussions tire me out.

  • Chaellooo
    Chaellooo Member Posts: 106
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    not sure tunneling or camping will be much use to killers after the next patch lol

  • sulaiman
    sulaiman Member Posts: 3,213
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    Yeah, and it really shows the ones mocking you not to do it anymore.

    Or, it shows survivors that killer tunnel and camp anyway, no matter how they play, especially if some killer play that way anyway.

    Well, just choose the one you belive is more likely.

  • drsoontm
    drsoontm Member Posts: 4,179
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    I don't even argue these details anymore. It's a waste of time.

  • VikingDragonXii
    VikingDragonXii Member Posts: 2,885
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    I have up trying to reason with people with biased opinions long ago....I just state my opinion and wait for the "Your Wrong" response or some long winded response saying how thier Opinion is the right one.

  • drsoontm
    drsoontm Member Posts: 4,179
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    You are wise to do so. It always look bad.

    I avoid changing anything after having readied myself.