If I’m facing someone else with a low ping and blocking well ahead of the animations contact but it still goes straight through my shield (a physical impossibility for the falchion) then the game is broken.
Whether its hitboxes or animations ro some other mechanic its ridiculous to say “no, you just need to turn more to the left”. What? So that I’m blocking one foot ahead of the actual weapon I can see? And I should learn the different ‘ghost ranges’ for each weapon? And adjust them every time there’s a patch?
No. I should be able to block the animation I can see.
I could do this quite well before the patch, though some weapons (again the falchion) were a little tricky. Post patch, much more difficult and far more people suddenly using falchions. It often seems the same as when someone is lagging (animation and actual swing slightly out of synch) but everything other than their attack is normal.
Perhaps tied into the fact that the range on many of the weapons is now also borked and someone with a falchion (range 25) can now also outdistance someone using a sword of war (range 42).