I get it. You’re a badass. You may consider me thoroughly cowed. Fear not–should we ever find ourselves on the same server (spoiler: we won’t), I’ll be sure to give you a wide berth and sing your praises to every maiden & spear-polisher in the Exiled Lands.
Full disclosure: I play on PC. I run my own private server. I play with keyboard and mouse. I don’t PvP, but if I did, you’d really hate me, because my current main is an archer; your petty melee concerns matter little when you’re knocked back and/or on your ass, all while 10 stacks of poison burn through your veins and my Greater Hyena nibbles on your toes.
I’ll go over this one more time before I sigh quietly to myself and abandon this thread: If someone comes at you with a heavy attack/axe leap, DON’T BE THERE WHEN THEY ARRIVE. If you don’t want to dodge roll (maybe you don’t think it’s manly enough?), remember that not all axes offer shieldsmash, so have that shield ready & raise the damn thing. Quit with the “this is the meta and I can’t instacounter it” whinging and use some gorram strategy!