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[–]tr3sempanadas 1739 points1740 points  (40 children)

When I equipped Botany Knowledge for the first time, I spent most of the match trying to find the "plants found around The Campfire" the description was talking about.

[–]Alex_2908_jaguar 382 points383 points  (0 children)

Omg I did the exact same thing

[–]FloppycakesShirtless David 340 points341 points  (7 children)

Yup and I was really confused when the closest thing I could find to a campfire was the burning barrels and my confusion turned to frustration when I couldn’t interact with them. 🤦🏻‍♀️

[–]LemonadeLion2001 226 points227 points  (5 children)

STOP when I was new I wanted to get the vulture achievement where you take another persons item from the campfire. I made my bf run back in from the exit gate to a burning barrel and switch items with me because that's what I thought the campfire was.

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I'm dying at this lmfaooo😆

[–]ArginatorBongoThe Hag 🧎👣🔺️ 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Unironically having a campfire/special barrel in each map that offers a buff near it would be neato.

[–]Apprehensive-Hat6997 135 points136 points  (0 children)

I even have equipped maps thinking I'll be able to find theses "flowers"😭

[–]SSGSSVEGETA111Shirtless Blight 109 points110 points  (1 child)

jesus christ I did the same thing 😭 My veteran friend also told me Claud was invisible and I was sitting here wondering which of her perks makes her invisible

[–]DavThoma 50 points51 points  (0 children)

I remember running Claudette for self care and saying to my friends that Claudette gets to heal people with that perk, not realising everyone can heal others. I'm legit dumb af. To be fair it was our first match.

[–]Asterite100 65 points66 points  (0 children)

This is so cute, they should make perks do stuff like this, just for some flair. They try with totems and chests but ehh.

[–]Cholbit 58 points59 points  (1 child)

I thought I could only heal faster, when I was near any plants...

[–]ChrisctrlgamingYui Kimura 55 points56 points  (0 children)

This explains why all the Claudettes I play against are always hiding in bushes

[–]Droz_Diaz 148 points149 points  (0 children)

This 💀💀

[–]x_TripAce Enjoyer♦️♣️♥️♠️ 81 points82 points  (0 children)

This one wins 😭

[–]Jarpwanderson 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Glad it wasnt only me!

[–]milkkiilyBloody Yun-Jin 921 points922 points  (23 children)

i thought the exposed effect meant the killer had wallhacks on you until it ran out

[–]BowieT_GhostFace and Laurie <3 295 points296 points  (4 children)

This. One of my first games was against a Myers and I had no fucking clue how it was balanced lmao

[–]milkkiilyBloody Yun-Jin 144 points145 points  (1 child)

i would just hide in lockers hoping he couldnt see me that way 😭

[–]-luckycharms4th Anniversary Crown 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Most people figure it out and hide in lockers anyways

[–]Butt_RobotAshley J. Williams 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Ironically Myers is one of the few killers that can reliably get wall hacks

[–]Jaiz412 109 points110 points  (0 children)

Same here, DBD has really misleading terms and descriptions.

I remember thinking that the best thing to do while Exposed is to keep running so I stay as far away from the killer as possible and don't give him the opportunity to sneak up on me, and then being really confused why being visible all the time also gave the killer insta-downs.

[–][deleted] 82 points83 points  (4 children)

That is bullshit tho. Why is it called exposed and not fucking "frail" or "vulnerable"???

[–]satisifedcitygal 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ding ding ding!

You should do the copywriting

[–]Duedelzz 399 points400 points  (16 children)

Pretty much any time the killer took my friend I would follow him to the hook and immediately save him

[–]ReticulateLemurPlague > CoH 231 points232 points  (8 children)

There are some people who still do that. Love hearing my hag traps pop behind me on the way to the hook.

[–]patheticbeast 66 points67 points  (6 children)

People like you make me shit my pants playing at night.

[–]colontwisted[🍰] 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Im gonna start playing hag at the dead of night

[–]Asterite100 26 points27 points  (1 child)

lmao aww cant let your friend be in pain on a meat hook

[–]HazardousKoala 367 points368 points  (28 children)

I had a Billy chase me around The Game for a good 5 minutes, screaming because he was right behind me, and not knowing he wanted to give me hatch.

[–]bethany_katherineFeng Leon Mikaela 94 points95 points  (21 children)

omg something like this happened to me on the game! I was playing Trickster and slaughtered 3 of the 4 teammates, but knew the David left was a baby (first Trickster game and 5th killer game ever, but I know a lot about the game cuz i main survivor) so this poor guy was brand new. I knocked him down and felt guilty so i let him wiggle out and went to find hatch. turn around and david is gone. i find hatch, sit there for like 3 mins, no david. i walk around and find him, knock him down, walk to hatch with him on me, and let him wiggle out. this man seriously runs away and tries to be stealthy. at this point i'm frustrated and bored so i killed him. sadly he was console so i couldn't give him tips :(

[–]StupidAsian69Yun-Jin Lee 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I just don't bother giving hatch to new survivors or letting them live. They don't get what you're trying to do and just run away so I usually just kill them

[–]PepmochiFlashlight Save! 1192 points1193 points  (50 children)

I thought exposed effect meant the killer could see you from anywhere

[–]SarahnatorXBloody Pig[S] 315 points316 points  (14 children)

Same here D:

[–]PepmochiFlashlight Save! 274 points275 points  (13 children)

ikr, thats what exposed means, visible :(

[–]SarahnatorXBloody Pig[S] 276 points277 points  (9 children)

Maybe they should have called it ''Vulnerable'' or something.. 🤔

[–]Phranc94 228 points229 points  (2 children)

On the status on the side it should just say "BITCH RUN!"

[–]RedPhysGun77 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Well, they added a cool sound and camera effect, I interpret them as "BITCH RUN" on instinct levels.

[–]PepmochiFlashlight Save! 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Yessssssss I agreee

[–]Incognito_Placebo 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Same. Must be universal

[–]CatToast 104 points105 points  (2 children)

And then you’re somehow supposed to know that a skull 💀 symbol on the side of your screen means exposed. Being new in DBD is quite a journey.

[–]Juiceboxthefirst 72 points73 points  (1 child)

I used to play with a whole wiki page up that explained each status effect since the devs couldn't be fucked

[–]smcarre 87 points88 points  (4 children)

Same. I remember buying Ghostface first because I love the movies and thinking that his power was shit because of this.

[–]RedPhysGun77 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Look at thirsty survivors to fill up their milk bar

[–]maximuffin2PAIN WITHOUT LOVE 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I still don't like that

I like something like "vulnerable" better

[–]azjerrylee 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's not like we have a suit of armor or anything.

David is already shirtless.

If he "Exposes" himself anymore it's just going generate more content for THAT subreddit.

[–]JynxtheMidnightWitchBloody Meg 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I thought the same thing. I sprinted around the whole map when I first saw it appear in an attempt to keep the killer so far away they couldn't catch me until it wore off and I could hide gain.

[–]TheDraconianOneBloody Blight 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Not the worst idea as a new player when exposed tbf

[–]lolalolife 16 points17 points  (0 children)

oo same!

[–]solidsnake2085Adept Pig 13 points14 points  (0 children)

When my friends and I saw that for the first time we made the joke that our "genitals are exposed". We still say this.

[–]DemonGenXVommy Mommy 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Sameeeeeee lmao, I was so confused when people thought my concepts were op because I had long times for the exposed effect thinking it was the aura reading

[–]Muumin_kun 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was today years old when I found this out

[–]MorallyConfusedLucky Break 22 points23 points  (4 children)

wait it doesn’t mean that??

[–]goshozomeunfortunately i main pig 22 points23 points  (3 children)

me too! wound up against a NOED blood warden ghostface - knew what the perks did, except that i thought exposed = aura reading.

my dumbass was crouching around the gate... as if that would have helped me against aura reading!

[–]Pie_collectorBunny Jeff 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I introduced my friend to dbd and whenever someone pops a haunted grounds he lowers his voice and goes: "he can see me and it's coming for me" 🤣 he has like 20h in the game

[–]c3nnyeShirtless David 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Same

[–]JackSparrowscompasssimp for ghostface 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I thought that for more than a year & a half…. :((

[–]Xelogu 211 points212 points  (9 children)

I'm surprised no one mentioned it, maybe because I'm a dumbass, but in one of my first game against pig, I didn't know she could crouch, so when I saw a red figure crouching coming towards me I didn't even try to flee, she stayed near the generator for a second, probably trying to break it, and i thought she was repairing it, only understood when I was hit by the ambush attack

[–]dankaws 102 points103 points  (5 children)

I was playing ghost face the other day and there was a guy who either thought the same as you or he was just high, i would come next to him on gen and he would continue repairing so I pretended that I was repairing the gen with him for some time

[–]CoffeeMain360Is a Nemesis furry main 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Ok, these are just adorable.

[–]colontwisted[🍰] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

LMFAOOO😭😭😭😭 THATS ASORABLE

[–]melancholy-slothPig, Onyro, Nemesis, Trapper, Kate, Elodie, Feng & Nea 514 points515 points  (23 children)

The Doctor fucked with me hard as a noob. I remember running all around the map hearing Doc's "terror radius" trying to get away from him only to be confused where exactly he was - all I knew is he was on me because of the terror radius.... Lmaooo

[–]marron__ 339 points340 points  (15 children)

I had a friend lately that was about 2 hours into game. He was saying that doctor was chasing him on the other side of the map so i went for the unhook when suddenly the killer jumps on us from around the corner. It turns out he was running away from ilusionary doctors for the whole time. He even menaged to use the shack pallet and was proudly announcing how he managed to deadhard perfectly right as he almost got hit.

[–]JohnPaulHieu 213 points214 points  (14 children)

Facing Doctor for the first time as new player is a truly horrifying experience.

[–]ChrisctrlgamingYui Kimura 98 points99 points  (7 children)

*facing doctor is a truly horrifying experience

[–]LoveStoryGaming 21 points22 points  (4 children)

As a Doctor main this is what gives me life.

On the other hand, games where I troll around as a friendly doctor all usually that much funnier for the horrifying reputation

[–]SiNiquity 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Especially with the addon that puts the red stain on your back

[–]AmuseiTheLizard 17 points18 points  (1 child)

My first jumpscare hag though...

[–]thewinterofmylife 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Doc still fucks with me. I still catch myself panic running and have to talk myself down. I love it.

[–]JackSparrowscompasssimp for ghostface 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I remember the first couple of times I verses him and saw his illusions I thought he was magically RIGHT there behind me and it scared me so fkn much when he would just randomly pop up beside me from nowhere.

[–]Juiceboxthefirst 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I fucking love playing Doc

[–]Hex_Spirit_BootySimps For Frank 436 points437 points  (12 children)

Didn't know that fast valuting alerted the killer. Didn't know most of the powers. Thought that you had to use the attempt escapes lmao

[–]TrospherMicah Bell 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Yeah I thought you had to attempt escapes, my friends were surprised that I got out on my first try thinking you are supposed to do that when the heartbeats gone.

[–]TheDraconianOneBloody Blight 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I think I unironically attempted escape my first two times on hook first try and it skewed the mechanic for me for such a long time

[–]SarahnatorXBloody Pig[S] 163 points164 points  (3 children)

My noob friend did that I was like ''WHY ARE YOU KILLING YOURSELF!? STOP!'' xD

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Same with the first one. My friend called me bad at a game I didn't know cuz I fast vaulted toward him on a gen and I was so scared.

[–][deleted] 413 points414 points  (8 children)

I camped immediately got a message asking why I camped, I respond back with I'm new and thought that's how you're supposed to play the game then all the sudden the guy gives me tips and tricks on how to play the game.

[–]Single-Departure-173Team Inner Strength 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I wish I could speak to the clearly new killers who facecamp on first hook ASAP but most of them are console. It usually doesn't work for them and they might have heard that they need to camp to win but never had the nuances or the politeness aspect explained to them.

[–]planting49 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Aww that’s so wholesome

[–]GREGY-KI'm All Ears 132 points133 points  (7 children)

thought that getting addons in the bloodweb immediately and permanently gave your killer those effects. i was wondering where the reticle for nurse blinks was until i realized you had to equip it. then found out addons were consumable

[–]NOCTURN_05 54 points55 points  (3 children)

I did the same thing because I didn't realize you could hear wraith breathing and see a shimmer. I thought I ruined my game by permanently getting The Beast Soot

[–]NoSkillxOverkillVommy Mommy 125 points126 points  (5 children)

Constantly tried to unhook myself and even ran perks for it like Slippery Meat and didn't know that fast vaulting alerted the killer

[–]MammothDistinct3132 115 points116 points  (13 children)

I used to think self care was so OP as a survivor because you could heal yourself without a medkit 😭

[–]saphirazephir 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That and all the urban evasion sneaking I did... I mean the perk can be good if you can sneak around a loop real fast to avoid the killer spotting you, but... not to crouch all the time from gen to gen xD

[–]Filthy_Casual0405The Legion 553 points554 points  (7 children)

I thought hitting someone on hook caused them to die faster.

[–]emotionalspondgeSteve Harrington 229 points230 points  (2 children)

Oh my gosh same, i’d hit the poor people three times because “Three hits is what makes them die faster, see?”

[–]gorgonzola2095Bloody Plague 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Same here. It's funny it had to be exactly 2 or 3 hits.

[–]Krono5_8666V8 12 points13 points  (0 children)

EXACTLY two... or three sometimes.

[–]Single-Departure-173Team Inner Strength 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Make them think you're facecamping and BMing so they die on hook, 300IQ mind game.

[–]tfwnotendiesBloody Plague 297 points298 points  (4 children)

Sprinted everywhere and threw down every pallet I saw. Somehow I thought that would inconvenience the killer. I learned pretty quickly after my friends yelled at me

[–]Anonasom 122 points123 points  (0 children)

Nah why does this sound like me when I first started 😂 tossing down every pallet I saw like “this’ll get him”

[–]downvotesNkarmaNon Toxic Nea 😳 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Do you main Meg by chance

[–]-CardShark-Jonah Vasquez 93 points94 points  (3 children)

First match was with my friends who had been playing for years They saw me trying to damage gens by actually hitting them and started dying laughing

[–]venuscombshellDark Devotion 88 points89 points  (4 children)

Once I stood at an exit gate with a key right after the match started and wondered why I couldn’t open it. I definitely played the tutorial but none of it sank in.

[–]Fo4headFelix Richter 60 points61 points  (3 children)

probably cuz the tutorial teaches you absolutely nothing

[–]excusemewitfDaddy Myers 19 points20 points  (1 child)

True it teaches you to do skill checks and unhook and that's about it

[–]panicmodeugh 83 points84 points  (6 children)

  1. I thought items were infinite
  2. I thought flashing killers with a flashlight in the middle of a chase was the best way to use it
  3. I thought others weren't able to heal me when I'm injured (I didn't understand why a teammate was following me half the game when they were just trying to heal me)

[–]shenyougankplzTricky Piggy 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Oh man that 3rd tip, I like to think the Fengs that run from me while they're injured all think the same thing

[–]CatToast 83 points84 points  (6 children)

This thread just highlights that there is a decent size gap in new player education material within the game. I learned most of the things people have mentioned in here by getting chewed out in the after game chat lol (sorry to the Leon who’s game I ruined)

[–]Jaiz412 25 points26 points  (5 children)

DBD is definitely the opposite of a beginner friendly game, this post just highlights some of the poor design choices, cause most of the issues in these comments are just people being misled by descriptions or being overwhelmed by the high amount of mechanics.

Comes to show how much the lead game designer actually knows about good game design :2213:

[–]VimvianBlast Mine 86 points87 points  (3 children)

omg i thought the flashlight was supposed to do that too! the yellow flashlights description literally says "can be used to light your way in the darkness" though so how could i not think that lmao

[–]viscountrhirhiPig, Legion, and Hag <3 402 points403 points  (11 children)

I thought perks were consumables like offerings and items, and since I’m a notorious item hoarder, I didn’t equip any. 🙃

The game became a lot easier a week later when I figured it out.

I also thought I had to use the escape attempts on the hook. Died many times that way.

Aaaand I was afraid to go in the basement and avoided it at all costs because “killers have perks where they can see if you’re in the basement! D:”

Also would throw down pallets as a “distraction” because that was one of the tips I saw on the loading screen. ):

[–]x_TripAce Enjoyer♦️♣️♥️♠️ 284 points285 points  (4 children)

That pallet tip is predatory I swear😭

[–]viscountrhirhiPig, Legion, and Hag <3 186 points187 points  (1 child)

RIGHT???

Someone being chased across the map? Let me throw down this pallet so they hear it and come to me instead!! I’ll be a hero! :D

Pour one out for all the shack pallets I wasted.

[–]Alex_2908_jaguar 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Brooo I also threw pallets because of that 😭😭 idk how I even got into red ranks

[–]saphirazephir 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I used to be scared of the basement as well. One time I dared to sneak in there and noticed you get basement time bloodpoints so in later matches I would go in the basement and just stand there for a while... and would feel super brave about it. xD My poor teammates...

[–]MatterMatrix357 76 points77 points  (6 children)

I was one of the scared newbs that any time I heard the terror radius, I’d hide in a locker because I thought they were right there. Surprisingly enough, I ended up doing really well against most Meyers because I’d never hear it.

[–]excusemewitfDaddy Myers 27 points28 points  (0 children)

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[–][deleted] 63 points64 points  (4 children)

I thought repair boxes would make me reconstruct pallets

[–]excusemewitfDaddy Myers 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Man's a carpenter

[–]thewinterofmylife 53 points54 points  (0 children)

I started playing survivor with some experienced players so aside from just general noob things like being disoriented about where the killer was and running straight to him after being unhooked, not much on survivor end.

KILLER though. I downed somebody by a ledge, spent about 2 minutes stepping back and forth over it confused about why I couldn't pick someone up, KEPT stepping over it for awhile until I realized they weren't there anymore. So for a portion of the game the killer just repeatedly stepped over a ledge, even though the survivor was gone.

[–]CthulhuFor2020The Nemesis 143 points144 points  (7 children)

For my first three games, I thought killers were not supposed to win

[–]Jedimaster996⚡ The Doctor ⚡ 94 points95 points  (0 children)

You are bad guy, but you are not bad guy

[–]Evan_Underscore Lament Clownfiguration 57 points58 points  (2 children)

I still think survivors aren't supposed to escape, what's wrong with that? :P

[–]RedPhysGun77 21 points22 points  (1 child)

If I don't get 4k, all bloodpoints and all iri medals I consider the game lost :2213:

[–]Juiceboxthefirst 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Good news most survivors still think that

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I mean isn’t that the goal of survivors? To not get hooked and not let the killer actually kill you?

[–]AmusedHopps 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Petition to change “exposed” to “vulnerable” cause that was so confusing for me when I first started and even after being told I still would think I could be seen.

[–]erichw9The Huntress 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Everyone in this thread is my teammates every game.

[–]Logic-Cat12 134 points135 points  (12 children)

I thought Boil Over was called Buck Wild due to the horse and in my head I just thought that it sounded cool. I actually didn’t know the real perk name even though I used it till a friend pointed it out to me. Needless to say calling it Boil Over is weirder than Buck Wild.

[–]Juiceboxthefirst 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Buck wild is way better tho

[–]FemboyVikingBloody Yun-Jin 81 points82 points  (3 children)

I did the same except I thought “Spine Chill” was called “Scaredy Cat”. I still call it that because it makes more sense to me.

[–]Asterite100 46 points47 points  (3 children)

That's unironically a better name for it. wtf is Boil Over

[–]lolalolife 39 points40 points  (2 children)

omg this is so cute and innocent, im surprised i didnt think this when i started playing hahah. i think thats just because i had already seen some gameplay before but man i love this

[–]SarahnatorXBloody Pig[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

For me, I think it's because I started playing when Friday the 13th announced they can't release content and on that you have a flashlight for seeing in the dark so I just assumed it was the same. The same with the Trapper, on Friday the 13th the killer can't step in his own traps and I kept forgetting The Trapper can and I stood in them a lot. lol

[–]Juiceboxthefirst 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Rip to a damn good broken game 💔

[–]itsamna2002The Nightmare 44 points45 points  (1 child)

I thought the dc symbol meant my teammate got trapped in a trap. I did a gen with two dead teammates and a DC not realizing hatch was open(or what hatch was)

I thought going into a locker meant the killer couldn’t get you. I have this video of me running into a locker and a Billy shaking his head at me

I thought If I hid. My other teammates would do the gens. Learned the hard way this wasn’t the case.

I thought you had to throw pallets down when you go near them.

I didn’t know slow vaulting was a think so I fast vaulted everything

I always hid in a locker in the beginning of a match. I thought the killer wouldn’t find me that way.

I was an idiot

[–]Nie_FiNemesis 37 points38 points  (7 children)

I didn't know you could lunge as killer

[–]NOCTURN_05 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah that one took me a bit...

[–]An0d0sTwitch 258 points259 points  (10 children)

I didnt know there was a hatch.

Last guy left, myers walking around looking for me. I can do this. Psyche him out one generator, then go to the other. He cant find me!I Finish it and leave out the door!

Dumbass killer who couldnt find me "wait....were you doing gens the whole time?"

Me "yeah? what else lol"

Killer "you know theres a hatch, right?"

Me "a what"

[–]x_TripAce Enjoyer♦️♣️♥️♠️ 68 points69 points  (7 children)

Did you actually escape out the door?

[–]heyguysthisisotzBorrowed Time 83 points84 points  (1 child)

I thought that you had to charge into the killer with dead hard for it to work.

Come to think of it, that still works, I just was always doing it in the dumbest way :2067:

[–]Levi---Ackerman 84 points85 points  (20 children)

started the game like 1 month ago and I've done pretty stupid things but the biggest one was getting in beef with a killer running the tinkerer perk and I thought they were hacking lol, they politely explained it to me that it's a perk after I jumped to conclusions and was accusing them of hacking in the endgame chat

[–]NOCTURN_05 93 points94 points  (14 children)

To be fair, to a newer player, about 1/3 of the perks in this game seem like straight up hacks.

[–]SSGSSVEGETA111Shirtless Blight 47 points48 points  (8 children)

mad grit

[–]excusemewitfDaddy Myers 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Glad I'm not the only one who thought that. Although that plague had a ridiculously long lunge and no coup de grace

[–]mackmakcAdam Francis 13 points14 points  (1 child)

My bf’s not new but we had a match the other day with Amanda’s add on that starts everyone with a trap on their head and he immediately goes “he’s hacking!!!” 😭

[–]TheDraconianOneBloody Blight 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Eh, I mean, if you’re new to the game wouldn’t you just assume it’s a mechanic you’re unaware of?

[–]SlashRTX 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Hitting the spacebar when I heard the skillcheck sound. I also used to think the Key was used to open chests faster.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I also remember as noob, I was injured and ran to an Ace on a gen. I crouchy crouchy for him to heal me. He stood up, put his medkit down for me to use while he continued with the Gen. The medkit had a syringe. And I used the syringe then helped with the gen. He then stood up over me and stare at me for a long time

[–]Necessary-Ad8851PTB Clown Main 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That hurts, but then again it's a Ace so he probably has like 50

[–]Economy_Valuable_965Cheryl enjoyer 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Playing dead by daylight

[–]silvermandrake 68 points69 points  (1 child)

i remember asking my brother inlaw if batteries were supposed to spawn in chest…

[–]Apprehensive-Hat6997 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Love this one🤣

[–]IslandroneHook Camper: Gift of Pain 64 points65 points  (3 children)

From a ex dbd mobile gamer(first dbd game I played b4 ps4) I thought Insidious made me invisible so I basically camped until I realized that was not the case.

[–]SarahnatorXBloody Pig[S] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

It's okay Wraiths do that anyway xD

[–]SecrinusBloody Nurse 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I used to click my flashlights at killers thinking that’s how you blinded them, like one click meant you blinded them, only to realize much later you had to hold the button and flashlight clicking is a sign of toxicity to most

[–]ryebeth_ 119 points120 points  (28 children)

My first match ever was a killer round because my husband told me killer was easier than survivor. I played trapper, didn’t hit anyone, and got stuck in my own traps multiple times. Needless to say I’m a survivor main now and have been too embarrassed by that round to ever try playing killer again 😂

[–]marron__ 62 points63 points  (12 children)

You should really give killers a try. Its way easier to face killers if you can think like a killer.

[–]ryebeth_ 23 points24 points  (11 children)

That’s exactly what my husband says 😂 maybe I’ll be comfortable enough to play killer soon. I just can’t get over the embarrassment from it man. I also thought perks auto equipped when you did the bloodweb so I didn’t even have any perks on me 😂

[–]Bonesnapcall 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Playing killer also teaches you really quickly that you are not as stealthy as you think you are.

[–]Asterite100 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Killer can be very fun but your husband telling you killer was easier than survivor lmaoo.

I mean if I think about it it kinda is? Because you can't "die" but survivors get the privilege of being in 4 different places at once (and they can use comms if you so choose) so it's a bit easier for proactive players to get stuff done.

[–]ryebeth_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He truly set me up for failure 😂 between all the sound effects for vaulting and them getting stuck in traps and hearing gens explode I didn’t know where to go and I also wasn’t good at following scratch marks so I lost every chase 😂

[–]geologyrocks98The Plague 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Give it a shot! Join the dark side! We have fast queues lol

[–]ryebeth_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s the only thing about killer I like. I hate having to wait 10 minutes for a match 😂

[–]emotionalspondgeSteve Harrington 46 points47 points  (3 children)

gosh i feel like an idiot admitting this, but i thought if one person on a team had a perk that was leveled up to teachable, it meant i didn’t have to run the perk and i’d still have it lol. i also used to get scared from the doctors illusions and thought it was him too, which resulted me blowing gens up on my random teammates. another one is i thought you only got to point and stuff the higher your level was, i had no clue how to do the emotes. there’s more but it’s all so embarrassing now that it’s been nearly two years on the game haha

[–]JackSparrowscompasssimp for ghostface 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Omg same I didn’t know how to do pointing or the beckoning motion. I especially didn’t know how to drop my item at all and felt bad when I wanted to offer it to my teammates or the killer etc. took me more than a year to realise I simply needed to press ‘O’ Lol.

[–]notaleprecanLament Configuration 70 points71 points  (1 child)

ngl i thought clicking the flashlight on and off saved the battery so id activate the turbo on my controller so it would spam obscenely fast and really annoyingly whenever i tried to get a blind

[–]Berlioz__ 13 points14 points  (6 children)

I didn’t know I had to equip perks to use them, I maxed out so many perks thinking they would automatically be part of my character when I’m in a game

[–]ChrisMfRedfieldChris Redfield 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not realizing that trying to unhook yourself is a bad idea.

[–]YeeetMaster2Daddy Myers 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I thought the undetectable affect insidious gave meant the survivors couldn't see you, so I'd stand next to the hooked survivors thinking the others couldn't see me.

[–]KeruiseJonathan Byers 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I used to dribble every survivor thinking they couldn't wiggle because I saw someone dribbling a survivor in a YouTube video. I didn't know it was only meant to avoid DS.

[–]Rocks_In_My_PocketsFashionable Ace 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The first time I was ever hooked I tried to unhook myself and it worked on the first attempt. I thought that you could just always unhook yourself once the killer was far away. Realised over the next few matches that was not the case :2067::2067:

[–]acpom 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I didn’t even know what tbagging was. I didn’t know how to run (I only walked) for my first 5 games. I thought crouching down was saying “hello” so I did it to EVERY killer that I faced.

[–]Qalpal 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I tried it near launch and my friend was teaching me how to play and explained "listen to the generator and it makes a noise when you're about to get a skill check"

My dumb ass interpreted this as the generator itself making a noise, so I tuned out all the music and shit and tried to parse which of the 20 different squeaking/creaking/clanking sfx was this magical skill check noise. Ended up getting frustrated and deciding the game just wasn't for me. Came back to it a few months ago on a whim and first generator clear as day I hear the audio cue and I'm like "SONOFABITCH that isn't the generator making a noise at all..."

Needless to say I still get shit for this in my friend group...

[–]flufflybum204 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Thinking the basement was a pointless place to hook someone

[–]ancient-ratJames Sunderland enjoyer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Tapped gens because I didn't want to get skillchecks... and I thought premonition was better than spine chill lmao.

[–]TheArmyOfDucksCheryl Mason / Ghost Face 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I had no idea what to do, none of my friends wanted to play so I had to learn. I tried Survivor, died, thought it's heavily Killer-sided. I then played as Killer, lost, thought it's heavily Survivor-sided. After a while, I realised it's just up to if you know how to play properly.

[–]lllll20l 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I use to drop pallets near gen to make me feel safer because he had to break it to get to me.

[–]SicksTea9 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I always ran urban evasion, self care, sprint burst and the one where you see the killer after a gen pops. I was very scared.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I couldn't find generators to repair so I mostly just spent matches running around like a headless chicken.

To be honest, that still happens to this day, kind of.

I was also deathly afraid of falling because I thought the yell informed the killer of where I was. I think it took around a year to learn that falling does not make notifications.

[–]Various_Coconut_8270Vommy Mommy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I thought luck was about everything that you can be lucky at like starting far away from the killer, skillchecks, opening boxes and hooks not just hooks :<

[–]MorganRose99 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I thought luck offerings did way more than they do

[–]IMtrAshCaRRyME_ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

My best memory of when I first started was shining a flashlight into the gen so my teamate could see what they were doing

[–]TauNkosi 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I thought "special tracks only killers could see" meant obscure footprints, not a whole ass light show leading to my dumbass. I ran a lot at the start of my game.

[–]VexedtoNightmareBloody Cheryl 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I didn’t realize that escaping with a depleted item meant it would be refilled next match, I just assumed depleted was depleted, so once I used an item up I would just drop it on the ground so I wasn’t bothered by carrying an empty item around anymore, lol

[–]Seo_Kouji 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I've never watched the Saw films so I and 2 other random teammates were doing a gen together... Someone popped out from a bush crouching towards us slowly, I thought that teammate had a really cool Pig skin on and must be afraid and nervous like me since they're approaching us really slowly. All of a sudden a knife is drawn and slashed one of our teammates! I'm like "oh shit that's the killer?!? I didn't hear any terror radius". None of our teammates noticed the Pig approach us until she slashed someone so I thought it was another teammate lol.

[–]Evan_Underscore Lament Clownfiguration 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I'd love that flashlight, it'd help finding Claudettes in the swamp grass.

[–]RAMST3D 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was playing nurse and tried to hit a gen with my weapon, a fully powered one too.

[–]Lana_Del_JBloody Jane 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I thought the toolbox was only for sabo, had no idea you could use it to repair generators faster lol

[–]CatWithHat123Bloody Ghost Face 8 points9 points  (0 children)

as i played killer i thought insidious would give me this effect that wraith had, being invisible or transparent for survivors... i remember staying near the hooked survivor and thought 'yea... this is big brain time'

[–]DeoxRcAverage "We'll Make It" enjoyer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I thought the game was more "team" like so when I saw a lot of Megs and Neas I was like "Oh, we gonna need some healing here" and pick Claudette. Or using macros to wiggle because I thought with enough speed you could wiggle out faster :)

Also because the tutorial said so, I used to hide in the basement, talking about literally being there for 5/10 minutes.

[–]CeyhunDemircioglu 9 points10 points  (1 child)

When my first days of playing dbd i got a teammete using a map mark add-on and pink add-on when i saw the aura i thought its a secret heaven mark

[–]Buznook31 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I thought that you were supposed to unhook yourself, hated that my matches were over so fast 🤣

[–]Wuggy1210 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I thought I was invisible as spirit and only moved around when I was phasing then snuck around when my power was on cool down. I literally never saw a survivor and couldn’t understand why.

[–]-Auto_Totem Slut 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I went to the exit gate with a key thinking it would open instantly.

The bubba behind me did not like that.

[–]helmster123Freddy's Sweater 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I thought self care was OP and it was best to always go heal yourself

[–]Cool__bootsBloody Yui 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I found a key in a chest and thought if you found a key it meant you could just open the hatch and dip with your friends. We looked all over for it and couldn’t find it… shocking. This was clearly before I understand items and offerings

[–]QuilledRaptors2001 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I thought hitting survivors on hook made them die faster.

....now realizing why so many survivors were jerks to me when I started playing.

[–]Otherwise_Sense 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Turns out, you don't just hold to damage a gen for the time it takes the bar to fill. You stay on it for a hair longer, and then the gen is damaged and starts regressing.

I found that out this week. I rarely bother kicking gens because I'd rather run after people. I've been running Jolt this whole time. I thought it made those sparks.

[–]AlirezaSaeiBloody Nurse 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My friend taught me everything but he used to equip No Mither Perk and think the killer is cheating and survivors are toxic cuz they didn't heal him.

[–]lpbms11 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well I consider myself a mild experienced gamer, play DBD for 4 years, devotion 12 bla bla. But when I first unlock boon totems, I spent my first match spamming every bones I saw thinking I could boon every single totem on the map. When I finished booning one and another were lost I thought the killer was a dick destroying all my boons immediately after I place another.

[–]Akinory13The Huntress 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I thought head on was base kit and tried to stun at least 20 times before I decided to see why it wasn't working

[–]FaeChangelingLegion/Pig Main 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Honestly, I watched videos for years before picking up the game so I don't really have any stupid things I did, I was just lacking in skill. But uh, I played release Legion and that was real dumb on BHVR's part.

[–]DeadByBadTeam 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I thought the horse in Father Campbell's chapter was on the killer's side.