Dude this weapon is bloody unblockable. Literally can’t block any blows even when i turn to the side. it’s quite ridiculous. i mean something is bugged here or something coz i have - what - 6 chances to block? doesn’t register a single time.
So a class should be sub optimal? This makes no sense to me.
Granted that some long range shots are pure luck, since the enemy can easily dodge arrows, but when I shoot from the peasant village to a ballista and score a headshot, I expect more reward than just ten points, when I can charge in as a Vanguard with Zweihander without any effort and score three kills with one swing. This is poor play; easy mode at its worst.
I don’t see at all how this encourages poor play. This is meant for crossbows, which are highly inferior to bows at all but long ranges. The added score does not promote poor gameplay - poor snipers still score badly, whereas good ones can actually get rewarded for the effort they are putting in. We shouldn’t have a class or option that is useless in the competive scheme.
No, a class shouldn’t be encouraged to play sub-optimally.
Crossbows still aren’t snipers. They might be better at long range than bows, but it still stands to reason they shouldn’t be shooting from across the map, even heavy crossbows.
You’re right about one thing, though. We shouldn’t have a class that is useless in the competitive scene. However, giving a points bonus has no effect on balance. If Crossbows are underpowered, they should be buffed.
I don’t think they are, though. I just think the Warbow is overpowered (and it will be nerfed next patch, supposedly).
I’ve heard the same about the warhammer but thought it had to do with the shape of the weapon getting around blocks. If it is a bug it seems more obvious with dane axe and falchion.
To me the problem is that I love playing a Knight with a shield and the best weapons to go with the shield IMO are the war hammer or the falchion as they are relatively fast but do decent damage. However when I use these weapons people complain as if I’m using a hack or something. Of course I could just use the broadsword but it’s damage is limited and when you use a shield you’re just way too slow to use a weapon that doesn’t really hurt. A broadsword is good for a MaA without a shield because you can use your speed to keep delivering blows and dodging in and out but the speed penalty of using a shield and being a knight means this isn’t possible.
I’ve taken to using the Messer one handed with the shield not because I enjoy it as much but because I was sick of being told I was somehow cheating just by using a weapon.
I’ve come to the decision it is the latency that is really the problem with arrows. On smaller servers I hit fine, but once the player count gets over around 12 arrows start disappearing outright. A guy was charging me in a hallway (couldn’t go anywhere but straight) and though I shot an arrow right at his neck (couldn’t miss it) it went right through him as if I didn’t even shoot at all.
This affects even the other classes, since block doesn’t work, sometimes you can’t sprint…and it isn’t my computer or internet, because I max out all other games and my internet has never had problems on any other game (ME3 doesn’t count; servers are bad for it too). I think I’m going to stop playing the game for awhile until the patch hits and hopefully fixes this.