Well, for one, the game is far more newbie friendly now. For the first 12+ months after release, parrying an attack — something we take for granted now — took almost as much skill as actually landing a hit. A lot of new players took ages to learn how to parry. Now you can just right-click without adjusting your aim at all and pretty much always parry an attack, even from a rank 50 or 60.
In the past it was particularly difficult to parry skilled players and even certain weapons like the dane axe and falchion due to the different camera, closer contact (“no bubble”), and smaller parry box. :watermelon: Makes it much more difficult for a high level player to “wreck” the lower ranks. It’s also much more difficult to 1vn now as well, so two or three low ranks can easily take down a high level player, which wasn’t always the case in the past. On the plus side, Tibbs gave us PiP!