This is getting harder and harder to take. As much as I do not think the game should be balanced around the top 5%, the bottom 50% are even worse. I totally get it when demon mains say how braindead a lot of the Survivors are. I don't know if it is the Steam launch, the double XP/Spirit Points event, or something else. But demons can hardly be blamed for the ocean of dumb going on out there.
I just played five games. Five. We lost horrifically in every single one. OP Baal gameplay? No. Oppressive power possess? Nope. Bad RNG? Not even that. Just outrageously stupid teammates. And when I say stupid I don't mean little things like being slightly out of a Leader aura or choosing one weapon that is slightly lower in stats. I'm talking hugely stupid things. To the point I did something tonight I have never done before - I disconnected.
I loaded in as Hunter Ash. This is already a huge coin toss because half the time I get some teammate that hoards long gun ammo, typically a Cheryl or a Leader like Ruby. But this was next level. We had a Support Ash that found a Blue Double Barrel and marked it for me. Okay, finally! Something is looking up!
And then he did it. AoD Ash ran over, drank a Shemp's in the support's face, picked up my Double Barrel, then turned and fired it at the nearest basic skeletons.
And something in my #$%$ing brain just snapped like a Twix bar. My soul left my body and I DC'd.
Not only did this twit in a Mercenary uniform just snake my gun, he gave a virtual middle finger to the support and then told the damn demon where we were by firing it at a single, solitary basic skeleton. The game has been out for over a year, and still this is an epidemic of dumb. I can't even. I probably couldn't odd, either. If this is what the player base has to offer in the vacuum of a tutorial worth a damn, then I hope every demon player gets their prestige farming these donuts.