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Posts made by opticalshadow
RE: High level cowards
RE: Considering quitting because of Archer Class
I don’t even understand WHY they added the archer class in the first place… Weren’t archers generally found in a group to perform volley shots and defend castles under siege and whatnot? Chivalry completely smashes that idea and splatters its brains on the pavement.
they wre in the orginal game? they were an absolutly MASSIVE portion of medevil combat irl? archers will never leave, theres no reason to, and im not even sure waht the hate is about. even when im playing melee i am never inconvenced by them, sure i get killed every so often, but its no worse then when im triple teamed, or get ran up on, or when im stam locked. i mean honestly, melee classes are just annoying.
im chalking this up to the same problem anyone has, they need a blame. if archers were removed it would be one of the melee classes being to cheap and continue until we have one class and one weapon, then theyd bitch theres no varity. best advice? learn to play it, learn to beat it.
not trying to be an ass, this is just the same topic games hae had for decades./
RE: Chivalry is not an FPS
i just tell people its a game you get to lop limbs off of in first person.
its an fps game though, although it may not have guns, the mechanics are exactly the same, aim in first person, clicm mouse, and area with crosshair receives damage. splitting hairs over the semantics seems silly.
RE: A little help with connecting to servers…
not working, but i suspect thats because chiv cant seem to load servers atm…
RE: Chivalry Medieval Dying
leave the deaths in, i cannot stand montage kill videos (with exceptions, such as videos specifically showing other players rage ad ludicrous levels.) dying in hte video adds suspense to the fights, you dont know what the player will walk in and out of, and in a game like chiv, it can show the diffrence between a good player and a great player who can walk to the very edge of his capcity and still walk away alive.
RE: Remove Hillside from the game.
i rarely see people fail to light the fire, but the third objective, the balisitas, are jsut always a cake walk. ive never seen masons win if it gets here its over in a minute or so. the whole third stage needs redoing, honestly though, i prefer an AoC map to replace it.
there was a map where you stormed a beach with a seige tower to get over the walls, i think we could do that somewhere. mayb eneed to storm the beach to the wall with a tower, then light the pyre to alert the main assult force, then defeat the trebs to allow them to get close enough to fire, and end it there, the current last objective doesnt feel good, and the fire lighting seems difficult enough to be a mid obj while the trebs make a fine final.
RE: The How To with Daggers?
i use peirce dagger all the time, its alot of fun. some generall tips. your swing is fast enough to swing after a weapon wind up and hit if your quick enough, you can prevent knghts from attacking with flinch.
learn to run around your enemy instead of back peddling, you can get back stabs off often in melee combat as most players dotn deal with offencive characters well.
learn other weapon ranges, knights and vanguards are easy to side step, back step the swings and run in for a quick stab.
never slash, never use anything but the thrust dagger, the other 2 slash dmg is negated by more.
RE: Im tired of your hit trading shit
hit trading is counterable by not doing it, you can force hands with movements, parry feinting and kicking. i constently beat knights with the thrust dagger while they use whatever they want, it takes 5 or so hits but they die. swings are nto set in stone timed, movements and feints change timing to be off beat, hit trading occurs when two players both willingly swing in time with each other. you can break the cycle.
RE: Parry or shield? means nothing.
yeah if you attack right as the weapons hit each other youll go into your attack instently, can be hard to get the timing at first.
RE: Pub servers to many Archers?
i started playing archer because i got tired of parying my team. now i am always top 3 in my team with score so it all works out. to many snipers though, their kd is terrible because they engage from to far and become worthless to their team
RE: Bow Archers get short end of the shaft
Mkay, you want some fries with that?
How about a heavy armor and heat seeking arrows?
All I’m saying is it shouldn’t take 2 full seconds to pull a knife. I mean, really.
Yes it should. You’re shooting people from miles away, there’s so reason you should be all ready for close combat when one of them gets the drop on you. It’s a simple matter of balance, and it’s all about making a choice, either firing one more bolt/arrow or facing him with your dagger.
its so much simplier then that. you have a bow, in real life try shouldering a bow, putting an arrow back in a quiver and drawing a dagger. it takes time and thats why it takes 2 seconds. its not just drawing a dagger. balence aside its just logical it should take time to do that.
i play arhcer in mid range (as in enough time to fire 1/2 arrows at a charging enemy before they reach me . i stand a little behind the front line i feel thats where bows should be. and i have no problem with drawing my dagger and cutting people up. to many archers play sniper and have tunnel vision, their inability to deal with it is what gets them killed.
RE: Your opinion on the new crossbows
Well in this game bows basically work like they had a trigger as well… Press LMB for a perfect shot hurray! ^^
Yes, in the game. But I wasn’t talking about that, I wasn’t saying how easy it was with the crossbow in the game. What I was saying is people don’t care too much for it because it’s not a big thing in popular culture. You can find dozens legendary archers in any culture of any part of the world.
Crossbowmen, not so much.
because tales of valor cant be spun around a guy who cant 1v12 effectivly. mich like swords play bows have a grand dramatazation around them in lore, you cant do that with a crossbow because theres the whole reloading thing.
ive been using the xbow a bit more often now but my problem is it still doesnt offer enough advantage over the bows to use most of the time. bolt speed is nice now, but im trading minimum 2x the damage, mobility, safty, for just faster bolt speed. it became a campers weapon for sure, i see alot more xbows used, but that goes to another prroblem i have.
arrow cam. it seriously needs to be removed.
RE: Woah, this community got bad.
well, i think one of the problems (with no offence intended) is your rather bold “statements” rather then comments. for example the unreal engine (which i dont know enough about to argue for or against) its not that you were just not in favor of it, but you downright condem it, which is fine, but when you make a statement of an extream (as this is) then its often exspected that people on the other extream will respond with the polar. this gets heated quick, and people get antsy, because your not discussing anything, the comment comes off as a fact, when its really more of an opinion.
as for why i imagine you get hate for the axe comment. it starts with playing a game one person really enjoys, and them taking it personally when you point a flaw out (i get flogged often because i think quick scoping in fps games is bull, but i digress) it could also just be internet anon. all in all terrbile groupd exsisted in everygame around. the younger crowed in games now, mixed with the acceptence of this behaviour, makes it worse, and theres no escape from that, its an impossibility.
now i dont have a problem with either comment (i dont knwo enough of unreal specifics, and i agree the axe needs love badly) but i can say that the way you worded each one was more aggressive, which isnt terrible in its own, but it does come with the downside to generally get met with resitence. even if they agree with you the way you word things can cause peopel to take a standpoint on perception, rather then fact.
the best advice i could offer is what the mod presented orginally, positivity. saying the same thing in a diffrent tone can get people to react diffrently, down to having a diffrent opinion based soly on perception. look at court jurys. the exact same evidence and case can be given, and a jurys opinion can be swayed fully on how they precive the defendent. the same applies online. though that aside, there will be some people who just enjoy being an ass, and the best you can do is try to turn a cold shoulder.
RE: Release a content patch this week.
i think it was slygoat who said it, “they could give me my money back and let me keep the game and i still wouldnt”
and i still feel the same way, the game is amazing, the bugs are not even as close to being as bad as a fair number of AAA releases, and the content is there. to many people make a big deal abount needing unlocks, and crap. why? some of the best games of our past dont have them, you didnt unlock anything in quake, yet it remains as one of the most quintessential fps game around. why? because the gameplay is the core combat. same applies here, sure well eventually get new shiny toys and bugfixes, but honestly, the gameplay is the whole damn point and if you cant see that, then start your argueing with steam because your alot more likely to get a refund from them, then i am going to convince you your missing the point.
RE: Balance Patch Suggestions
these changes make enormously more sense then the ones in the patch now.
RE: Patch 1 Changelist [ETA: 11/22/2012]
my biggest problem with the archer changes, is it encourages terrible archer gameplay. already archers spend to much time camping at spawn using cheat cam to snipe from across the map.
now, its not only more effective at doing that (with more speed) its actualyl more fit to do it (longer windup)
IMO its encouraging the worst least team oriented way of playing the class.
arrow cam needs to be removed, archers need to remain viable in mid range combat, sniping is not helping the team.
RE: It looks like men at arms are ready to be cut in half?
if a little gore is good, more must be better!!!
RE: Thanks for such a awesome game!
sicne the release of AoC ive been with this party, and i ant leaving anytime soon (infact i think im at or almost past my borderlands 2 gametime in CMW now)
TB rocks, and this game as it stands is amazing!
RE: A couple of issues I've run into
hitting q fixes my aim issues with xbow.
RE: What pisses you off?
i wouldnt say it pisses me off so much as confuses me.
the same guy in the same game will say
“fking cheap archers so op, need to nerf them out of the game”
“are team has to many god damn archers we cant do anything”
if something is over powered, why would having to many be bad?