1st person is the solution. It’s the only thing I play. I agree the stuff you see on 3rd person servers is just too much. Constantly staring at the floor for instance haaha.
Very good draggers can be hard as hell to fight, especially the ones with Messers. You think there’s a 180 reverse overhead coming but then they spin full circle instead and do a normal overhead :D Then the drag/jump stab gets comboed in directly afterwards. Still find that really hard to read.
I find quick kicks quite useful against heavy draggers. Just give 'em a boot in the back when you see them either turn heavy or bend backwards, run in and WAIT 0.5 seconds, they will turn around and most likely already pressed block in panic since they’re turned the wrong way, and then you punish it! :)
I duel with Poleaxe exclusively right now, so much fun when you manage to nail the reverse overhead into stab into kick, 3 hit kill on Knight! (or 2 hit if I somehow get a headshot with the reverse :P)