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Knight 917 2521
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  • 19 May
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Chiv Hounskull >>> Mordhau Hounskull tbh, that thing was grim as fuck.

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Knight 917 2521
  • 19 May
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@SWSeriousMike said:

@Pred said:

https://streamable.com/wlbkd

I played 4 rounds with shields yesterday, as far as I remember, didn't get stun kicked once.

Would have played out exactly the same without a shield.

After my first attack is finished, I can safely put my shield up and wait for another riposte to come, without shield it's a much bigger risk. You can also catch morphs and even some intentional misses with shield, which is what good players would fuck you up with in this case if you didn't have a shield.

Knight 917 2521
  • 19 May
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I would also add that ONE person on red team on Mountain Peak is easily able to ruin the whole round by blocking the spawn. Don't even need a prolonged effort like on Blue/Camp, just do it for like 1 minute total and the game is won for Blue.

Saw it happen 3 times in the last few days.

Knight 917 2521
  • 19 May
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@Jencent said:

@Pred said:
Shield makes you immune to the strongest offensive mechanics in the game.

It hides your attack animations.

It also lets you activate unflinchable riposte at will when you are surrounded, because all you have to do is raise your shield, wait for a sound of someone's weapon getting blocked, and you got it - free riposte trade from the riposte hunting lottery, every time. Missing a parry without a shield is a death sentence in such a case.

Most of time, when i raise shield in the brawl 2+ vs me i get stunned by "force wave" of kick and get killed.

https://streamable.com/wlbkd

I played 4 rounds with shields yesterday, as far as I remember, didn't get stun kicked once.

Knight 917 2521
  • 19 May
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@AngelEyes said:
The kick changes were entirely unnecessary, not the core of the issue which is shields being a noob crutch in all of the wrong ways. I would would have granted this point to Bota if he didn't have outbursts like an underdeveloped ape from Mars.

Something tells me the Devs know this but choked under community pressure.

SOMETHING had to be done, even temporarily, it was a terrible decision to leave shields like this for release. Just have to hope it's a temporary band-aid until a real fix comes...

Knight 917 2521
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  • 18 May
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Shield makes you immune to the strongest offensive mechanics in the game.

It hides your attack animations.

It also lets you activate unflinchable riposte at will when you are surrounded, because all you have to do is raise your shield, wait for a sound of someone's weapon getting blocked, and you got it - free riposte trade from the riposte hunting lottery, every time. Missing a parry without a shield is a death sentence in such a case.

Knight 917 2521
  • 18 May
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That's 3rd person for you.

Knight 917 2521
  • 18 May
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How are melee weapons in shooter games?

Are you able to consistently top the scoreboard with knife? Or are you forced to use guns?

Knight 917 2521
  • 17 May
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sHielD iS uSeLeSS nOW, Can'T dO AnYtHiNg

https://streamable.com/wlbkd

Knight 917 2521
  • 16 May
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I just played a map won by blue with 940 points left, as the Red team was unable to exit their spawns because of their two engineers blocking it.

Knight 917 2521
  • 16 May
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@Botas said:

@Pred said:
Imagine how hopelessly bad you must've been if such a microscopic, irrelevant change gives you a big problem.

Yeah... it is irrelevant that now shields behave like a 2 handed parry, it is "irrelevant" that they are now made entirely pointless just by 1 change, you people are complete retard or you are just pretending you dont understand´because yo main 2 handed weapons, i don't even know if your stupidity is honest or not.

Go away Peacerer.

Knight 917 2521
  • 16 May
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Imagine how hopelessly bad you must've been if such a microscopic, irrelevant change gives you a big problem.

Knight 917 2521
  • 16 May
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Taiga is just so bad it's actually funny.

It's a cakewalk for Red, while Blue have to go to objective getting split on chokepoints that are constantly shot at and firebombed...

BUT

...if Blue get a hold of camp, it's actually much better for them to defend themselves there forever rather than push to the next objective, because getting overrun on the next objective (which is right at Red spawn) means they will also lose Camp.

I was on Blue yesterday and pretty much the only reason we won was that two retards on Red kept firepotting the camp entrances, which ended up blocking Red from establishing any foothold in Camp, while also preventing Blue from overextending and getting rolled over outside. So Blue just spent 20 minutes in camp finishing off a random Red dude, who survived going through the entrance and won lmao.

Knight 917 2521
  • 15 May
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Shield players with more than 5 brain cells or 5 hours in the game won't even notice anything changed lmao

Knight 917 2521
  • 15 May
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What a total non-fix, Jesus Christ.

Shields have been broken for:

609 days.

Knight 917 2521
  • 15 May
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Going over 16 should not allow you to sprint.

Knight 917 2521
  • 14 May
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Not to brag or anything, but Rapier is playing out exactly as I said it would, noobs are flockign to it because other noobs can't defend against it for shit because of retarded speed. And we're talking simply parrying without any feints, hides and other tricks noobs haven't discovered yet.

Fastest weapons are simply too fast. If you fix Rapier, Bastard Sword (actually a better weapon) is next in line as a zero-effort king of noob-on-noob violence. Then (F)Arming Sword.

Maybe it would be better if 1h procedural animations weren't so bad, but oh well.

Knight 917 2521
  • 14 May
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@GAYFISH said:

@takemura said:
Also following your point maybe an arrow to the legs should slow down opponents etc, but if they can be bothered to fix the speed then how can we believe they can add deep mechanics to the arrows?

But I agree, depending on where you hit having either more damage or added effects would be nice.

You're complaining about archery being difficult in a deeply skill based game. Archery is already objectively easier to learn than melee by a landslide and you're still asking the devs to make the game easier for you.

Someone even pointed out that projectile speed was very close to IRL and that they knew someone who top frags as archer. But still your only rebuttal was "nAh aRcHeR nEEds buFF".

Archery doesn't need to be buffed, you just need to gitgud.

This is true, but right now only on paper tbh, so most new players may not realize it. Existence of melee (shield) setups, which hold your hand while doing job on offense AND defense for you, is breaking this whole design. You can be absolutely terrible and still get scores like 25-15 with Rapier/SS + Shield, but then you try archer and you don't get spoon fed with hits AND the moment someone gets close to you, they end your existence with one combo, because you have no idea how to defend yourself.

I'm pretty sure every current problem can be traced back to shields XD

Knight 917 2521
  • 14 May
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Don't know the stats on Targe, but Buckler saves you 3 stamina on parry, combine that with stam on hit from 1h weapons and you can now outstam Poleaxe or Greatsword.

Targe also lets you hide your attacks.

In comparison to big shields it may be not that much, but Kite and Heater are pretty much game-breaking bugs in this state and shouldn't be taken into account of overall balance.

Knight 917 2521
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  • 14 May
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@Deadmode said:
but you can see it really easy if you just watch a stream of a skilled player or even long-time alpha player who can work around shields easily.

I am a long-time alpha player and the only reason people you are watching can easily go around shields is:

  • They are very good

And:

  • Shield users who they are fighting are unbelievably bad

When the overall skill of general population catches up, it will be back to how it was in alpha - you will have to play perfect defense and stay alive against a shield long enough to even give yourself a chance of winning through stamina warfare.