Problem is, people are complaining that DONT use feints. So why would anyone listen to what you have to say if you yourself dont use or understand them in and out?
I’m complaining, and of course I’ve used feints. I fact, when I was a noob who didn’t really have it mastered yet, I thought they were fine too. 30 ranks later, now that I know how they work, I dislike the mechanic more and more.
When you’re like something between rank 0 and rank 20, yeah, they seem fine and you’re all happy because people fall for it and you think it makes you skilled.
When you did master the game, then you start to realized what a flawed and random mechanic it really is.
So far the only people I’ve seen defending feinting in its current state are people with very few posts on the forums, so most likely beginners. (Or spammers who just never had any skills and need it to get the better on people much better than themselves).
Geting tired of repeating the same thing to people who just don’t get it and just keep saying “oh you don’t get it cos you don’t use it or you can’t counter it”. Of course we’ve used it and we stopped using it cos it’s broken. Counter it? Sure, your guess is as good as mine, and the one who can force more guesses onthe opponent is more likely to win. The end. NO SKILL INVOLVED.
This isn’t real life and CAN’T be compared to a real fight because in a real fight I’m not forced into fixed animations and timings. The extent to which some people will go to defend their little gamble button cos it makes them feel skillful. I’ve had it trying to be diplomatic.
One interesting case I ran into recently. Was discussing feints in gamechat, and one of the abusers in the game AGREED that it was “op”, and his rationale for using it? “Gotta use what the game gives you bro”. Attitudes like this are why we need to fix broken mechanics. Otherwise the game just devolves into silly things. Eg. In Jedi knight before one of the patches, a really powerful move was a jump linge slash not unlike vanguard lunge. Except you weren’t locked in place, and so you’d have people jumping and then SPINNINGAROUNDWITHLIGTSABER to slaughter everybody in a group. It made no sense and looked utterly stupid. Duels were ridiculous with combatants just doing spin to win like some weird dance contest. And the most common excuse? “It’s in the game so use it”. I see the same thing happening here and it’s no less silly.