Prime]My personal opinion about the Flail and Heavy Flail, maybe you don’t care but still ^^
Since the patch, I used it non-stop, I think flails are absolutly badass and I was eager to explode some pathetic fools’ heads with it. I used it 25+ hours since patch release and let me tell you… It’s awful. First, for an unknown reason, using flail makes you slow… SLOW! Even slower than a knight carrying a tower shield, unbalanced but bearable.
Second, damage. It’s too low for a weapon which is described as “deal massive cruching power” (for heavy flail). Damage on the normal flail is fairly good, but speed still lacks (though IMO, dont change the stats of the weapon, just let the knight move at the same speed than with other sets it’ll be allright)
Also it seems like the knight takes less hits when using the flail
I thought I was the only one having seen that! I asked a lot of ppl and they told me I was crazy… BUT I’M NOT! There IS some kind of “bug” in this mechanic wich makes the knight less resistant to damages than when using different sets.
Fourth, the shield. Don’t worry, I won’t even talk about “that shield is obstructing vision” or “it plainly sucks” or “We are forced to use this one” because I don’t agree: It obstructs vision but it is so fast to move in and out, it doesnt matter, it doesn’t suck when you use it right and I dont care about other shields.
is that we LITERALLY tested the shield and my friend could occasianally swing just through middle of it AND shoot arrows through middle of it. Tested,
THIS is the real problem with the shield, I have not “TESTED” it, but I used it enough time to say: “WTF?? A DIRECT SHIELD HIT AND I RECEIVE DAMAGES??” I died countless times to direct shield hits.
Other than that, my recomandations are:
- Give normal mouvement speed to this set
- Check out this “Knight receives less damage before dying” with this set
- Damage on Heavy Flail / + Speed on Flail
- Repair the buckler
Those four simple points will make the flails balanced and usables–
Tell me what you think
I completely agree with your recommendations, and I do understand how few devs there are, but so far they have showed that they listen to people, the poll for the new weapons as I checked showed flail as favorite, and generally people want it looked at or changed…so I think you see what needs to happen.