BHVR Teasing Survivor Active Action Icons



  • IronKnight55
    IronKnight55 Member Posts: 2,897

    I can't wait!!! This is amazing!! Thank you ❤️

  • Bran
    Bran Member Posts: 2,087
    edited December 2022

    Gross. But like it's cool beans

  • AssortedSorting
    AssortedSorting Member Posts: 964

    I am not sure how this will play out.

    On one hand, for SoloQ, players will be informed on if their teammates are goal oriented thanks to these Action Icons. SWF will not really need to check in with one another on what objective they're currently doing.

    On the other hand, it seems that callouts such as "Going for Unhook", "I am at % progress on Action", "X is at [This part of the Map]" that are available (and quite impactful) for SWF are still absent from SoloQ.

    Maybe they'll make it so that pointing at a Hooked Survivor causes a "Rescuing" Action Icon to appear.

    Maybe they'll make it so that Action Icons change in transparency based on percentage completion.

    Maybe they'll make it so that Character Portrait Backgrounds are darker for other Survivors farther away from you, with more transparent Character Portrait Backgrounds for Survivors nearer to you.

  • not_Queef
    not_Queef Member Posts: 794

    People are going to give up the moment they don't see three gen icons while they are being chased.

    I sincerely hope this isn't the only solo queue improvements they are planning because this seems almost useless.

  • C3Tooth
    C3Tooth Member Posts: 8,111

    because doing Gen gives the least BP. I often focus on Gen, even injured and last hook trying to get Gen done.

    And in the end my BP is half to others

  • イエローミント

    I don't know why this is pleasing....

    If we can see the actions of other survivors who are acting separately in a horror movie, that would not be interesting for the movie.I think it is the same in games.

    I think the fun part of the game is not knowing what other people are doing.I frequently play Survivor in solo queue and I think such a feature would seriously detract from the gaming experience.

    This feature is not well received on Twitter in Japan.

  • th3syst3m
    th3syst3m Member Posts: 391

    "Solo lobbies should be easy wins for me." Don't worry dude, they still will be. They need to add a chat wheel for solo players to bring them closer to SWFs.

  • _VTK_
    _VTK_ Member Posts: 383

    I'm gonna return to DBD and SoloQ when action icons go live. I hope they'll get implemented soon.

  • UntilValhalla13
    UntilValhalla13 Member Posts: 177

    Will there be crouching and locker icons for the...immersed teammates?

  • Beatricks
    Beatricks Member Posts: 857
    edited December 2022

    Holy moly!

    To think that it only took the dev team 6 years to add five tiny little icons to the game!

    Pretty good job so far!

    Except of course, the problem with SoloQ has always been about skill. This is a step in the right direction, but as long as the current atrociously bad MMR system stays in place, there's not going to be any quality of life improvement for the average SoloQ enjoyer. No amount of information will prevent the 60 hour Meghead to go down in five seconds against the 10k hour Nurse main.

  • Mooks
    Mooks Member Posts: 14,485

    Crouching is very unlikely, but lockers yeah, pretty sure there will be

    lockers can be useful against aura reading and may indicate via the icons that the surv has TR or smth

  • GentlemanFridge
    GentlemanFridge Member Posts: 5,396
  • Seraphor
    Seraphor Member Posts: 8,935
    edited December 2022

    No, I meant 'this' the update with the icons, isn't going to help out SWF at all.

    So why on earth does this mean SWF need a separate mode that will cause wait times to skyrocket for everyone?

    So would you rather queue up against all survivors and get a match in 1-2 minute? Or would you prefer to mark 'solo only' and wait 20 minutes for a game?

    If anything, this update means there's even less reason to split solo and SWF, because they'll be closer in skill level. (in theory, in practice they won't because solo still won't use this information well)

  • RisingTron
    RisingTron Member Posts: 508

    killer players complaining about this lol. I wanna know how much mental gymnastics one has to go through to convince themselves solo queue isn't the worst way to play and wasn't in desperate need of quality of life improvements like this.

  • Jinxed
    Jinxed Member Posts: 248

    It's such a tiny improvement as well, giving almost no extra information. You'll know they're on a gen but won't know which gen, or know they're running but not what they're running to or from.

    It definitely doesn't bridge the cap between solo and swf, just a small QoL change. I don't know how anybody could be mad at this.

  • legacycolt
    legacycolt Member Posts: 1,684

    Blindness is there to block all auras for survivors, not what your teammates are doing.

  • RisingTron
    RisingTron Member Posts: 508

    Exactly. But killer mains gonna killer main. genuinely laughed at the comment asking if killers were going to be compensated for this change. It's comedy at this point.

  • BlueRose
    BlueRose Member Posts: 658
    edited December 2022

    Let's not pretend here, if the shore was the other foot the survivor mains would be doing the same thing. I'm pretty sure if they came out and said they were giving killers like a 5 degrees extra fov the survivor mains out there would be making that a huge deal. So let's not say "killer mains gonna killer main" bc survivors mains do the same thing as killer mains do when it comes to buffs to the opposite side no matter how big or small they are. That said, as a killer main myself, I do think ppl are overreacting about this change and making it out way more than it should. I honestly don't think it's going to make killer lives any harder and even if it does make kill rates drop the devs will find a way to push them back to the % they want.

  • Shirtless_Myers
    Shirtless_Myers Member Posts: 361

    An FoV slider is a straight-up buff that isn't comparable to survivor icons. Solo-queue is already the weakest link that deserves anything it can get.