Mordhau
 Fred Dawes
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  • Date joined 14 May
  • Last seen 17 Sep

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31 29
  • 15 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Dev's solution from Discord (downloading and placing DLL worked for me):

@geach3d said:
If you are experiencing "VAC check timed out" issues. Please check this folder and make sure that you have this SteamService.dll. This has been missing for a few players with this error. To be clear, make sure that you are looking in the correct location for this file. It will not be in your steam install, but in a folder called "Steam" under a folder called "Common Files" under Program Files (x86). See the attached image. Additionally, if you do have this file, but are still experiencing this error, you can make sure the service is running via task manager under services. Credits to your fellow Discord user Chase, for discovering this!

steamservicedll[1].JPG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49N-8ddI8X8

Missing DLL:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/622130343734018058/622607816745549843/SteamService.dll

31 29
  • 15 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Dev's solution from Discord (downloading and placing DLL worked for me):

@geach3d said:
If you are experiencing "VAC check timed out" issues. Please check this folder and make sure that you have this SteamService.dll. This has been missing for a few players with this error. To be clear, make sure that you are looking in the correct location for this file. It will not be in your steam install, but in a folder called "Steam" under a folder called "Common Files" under Program Files (x86). See the attached image. Additionally, if you do have this file, but are still experiencing this error, you can make sure the service is running via task manager under services. Credits to your fellow Discord user Chase, for discovering this!

steamservicedll[1].JPG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49N-8ddI8X8

Missing DLL:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/622130343734018058/622607816745549843/SteamService.dll

31 29

Dev's solution from Discord (downloading and placing DLL worked for me):

@geach3d said:
If you are experiencing "VAC check timed out" issues. Please check this folder and make sure that you have this SteamService.dll. This has been missing for a few players with this error. To be clear, make sure that you are looking in the correct location for this file. It will not be in your steam install, but in a folder called "Steam" under a folder called "Common Files" under Program Files (x86). See the attached image. Additionally, if you do have this file, but are still experiencing this error, you can make sure the service is running via task manager under services. Credits to your fellow Discord user Chase, for discovering this!

steamservicedll[1].JPG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49N-8ddI8X8

Missing DLL:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/622130343734018058/622607816745549843/SteamService.dll

31 29
  • 15 Sep
 Fred Dawes

@Sofia Lannister said:

@hans said:

@Fred Dawes said:
Same problem here, except it also happens with Insurgency: Sandstorm. Only started in the last couple days.

same with csgo.. i made a ticket to steam about it too

@Fred Dawes said:
Same problem here, except it also happens with Insurgency: Sandstorm. Only started in the last couple days.

tried starting steam as admin? unplug any usb except keyboard/mouse
check if steam client service is running in the task manager > services tab

Starting Steam as admin has no effect for me.

Steam Client Service is not running. Attempting to start it makes it close immediately upon starting.

31 29
  • 15 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Same problem here, except it also happens with Insurgency: Sandstorm. Only started in the last couple days.

31 29
  • 13 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Suggestion: heater / kite cost 4/5 respectively. Apply 3/3/3 movement only while raising shield, slightly lengthen 'recovery' lag from block to neutral

31 29
  • 10 Sep
 Fred Dawes

This level 2 helm will "muffle" character speech like level 3 helms will. Intended or bug?

31 29
  • 10 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Nice 3-point essay. 92% A-

1: Map balance continues to evolve with every patch. Crossroads in particular has seen tremendous improvement since patch 8.

2: As an advanced player, I feel like weapon balance is in a good spot. The devs are continuing to fine tune weapon profiles to widen gameplay dymanics at the competitive level. I agree that there are low-effort high-reward tactics that new players have trouble adapting to (rapier shield), but the best way to understand a system's weakness is to try it yourself and understand why you die.

3: People aren't perfect, and neither is ping. Mordhau, like many real time games, is best enjoyed at low-latencies. Higher pings create desynchronization between players and the server, which can be seen in warping animations and movement. Unfortunately, the internet is a complex and imperfect system, and high lag may get you killed. Not much can be done about it aside from playing the game at slower speed (server slomo) to compensate for high ping

31 29
  • 5 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Do you fam. Screenshot the haters and make a compilation meme.

31 29
  • 4 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Using CFTP costs hella stam. Follow up your whiff punish with pressure and you'll win a disarm.

31 29
  • 4 Sep
 Fred Dawes

@ToLazy4Name said:
This wouldn't fix anything as it doesn't address the base problem with shields: held blocks (in their current iteration at the very least) do not belong in Mordhau.

"They base problem with held block shields is that they don't belong in Mordhau as-is"

Yes, that's what we're discussing.

Chivalry held block shields had a similar mechanic that drained stamina from raising your shield for too long. I think this would make shields interesting in Mordhau if the drain start time and rate were tweaked.

Held block shields should be a moderate-cost side grade that enable an alternate playstyle to 2h meta.

31 29
  • 4 Sep
 Fred Dawes

I would like to see kicks buffed instead of shields nerfed. Maybe add a lunge mechanic similar to weapon attacks to increase range? The less armor you have, the farther you lunge?

31 29
  • 3 Sep
 Fred Dawes

So much salty tears. Can we calmly discuss where shields are versus where they should be to support a diverse and healthy meta?

For 2-3 equipment points, a held block shield offers a stronger defense against parry-baiting attacks like morphs, drags, and feints. Currently, they have considerable weaknesses in stamina management, movement speed, 1h weapon limit, vision obstruction, and kick vulnerability. Vision obstruction can also be used offensively by positioning the shield near the enemy's perspective.

I think that patch 8 and 9 shields were over powered in the current meta because of how popular parry-baiting attacks are. In patch 10, shields are extremely vulnerable to kicks and stamina attacks. I think held block shields should cost more (3 heater, 4 kite), have the stamina negation of patch 8/9, but keep other nerfs like axe vulnerability, movent speed, and minimum held block time. This would make shields viable while still being counterable with axes and kicks.

31 29
  • 2 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Sure are a lot of brand new accounts posting about the exact same thing. Did the new patch inspire you guys to sign up on the forums?

31 29
  • 2 Sep
 Fred Dawes

@TombstoneJack said:
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Patch 10: Shields are now garbage

31 29
  • 2 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Rip shield users

31 29
  • 2 Sep
 Fred Dawes

As a diamond 1 shield main: Shields are balanced. They have poor stam drain negation and gimped movement speed. Y'all are salty that your drags and morphs can't punish an early parry vs held block. Adjust your playstyle and learn jump/z stabs instead of begging the devs to protect you from getting better. Shields are slow, tired turtles. Figure it out.

Also, heater block box is smaller than parry box.

31 29

I'm currently in a duel with P | Smart. He has no armor and a maul. I can't catch him because the rope bridge pillar breaks LOS for Chase mechanic. Attrition is a boring way to win duels.

Edit: After 40 minutes of hiding and running away, he fought me and lost. What a nightmare of a duel that was

31 29
  • 1 Sep
 Fred Dawes

Wow I never knew about this and I've been shield maining for months. Most likely unintended. Thanks for bringing it up.

31 29
  • 23 Aug
 Fred Dawes

Shields are fine. Bring back Chivalry's flying kick as a perk so that nobody will ever use shield (like in chiv)