Said it before and will say it again, game was most balanced in the closed beta. Minor tweaks were needed back then (like to falchion, halberd, Norse sword and flanged mace) but then they go and do stupid stuff like claymore, nerf longsword, overbuff spears, fundamentally change vanguards when really MaAs and archers need the fundamental changes, remove combo feint to parry and add in a crappy parry during recovery, destroy stamina, change bearded axe into an annoying weapon, buffed archers, buffed MaAs, and make shields in melee terrible.
The one thing I can think that I truly do like about the patches Chivalry has had since then is the daze for hard kicking shields. Yes, it does make shields in melee worse, but I think it’s a fun element to game play. Shields need more reason to use in melee, but that was one gameplay change I enjoyed. Duel mode is okay, and the only two TO maps I really enjoy are Stoneshill and Darkforest. As much as I wanted flails, I didn’t expect them to come with bucklers, and the pole hammer isn’t worth how good Chivalry used to be.
I used to be excited about Chivalry’s future, more content, better balance, bug fixes, but… Turns out Pro Mod is the only place for balance, and that doesn’t offer pub stomp experiences that I want from live, so. gg I guess. Here’s to hoping longsword becomes more than just a duel/clan battle weapon someday.
Last patch I felt like I was forced to play knight instead of vanguard most of the time, this patch I feel like I’m forced to play vanguard instead of knight. At least last patch MaAs and archers weren’t as good and I could use the claymore when I was bored of the greatsword and winning 1vs5s consistently was a common thing. If I knew the SoW and falchion nerfs would cost all the crap this patch has caused, I would’ve never wished for it.
Yup, I was in closed beta for a short time only and then release version opened up. Game still was crazy good.
Then some out of the ass patches came.
OOOhhh I remember the patch (where the new weapon came) hit the servers. Seems like yesterday.
OOhh that amount of broken fuck… Its an achievement worth