The absolutely craptastic syncronization/mechanics of this so called combat game. Dear PvP’ers, I commend you for being about to tolerate this trash. When I try to do any combat in this game other than whirly dirly with a 2 handed sword I cant even stomach the PvE combat. Much less PvP. Judas priest who is responsible for this absolute catastrophe? So anyway…I’ve rolled a character and wanted to use a sword and shield set up for combat. It’s actually not bad IF it would function correctly. But everytime I think I’ve gotten the mechanics down my avatar does something completely stupid or different from what my testing indicated. So much so that I feel like I’m not making any progress. It would seem from testing that LA, LA, LA, HA leades to the shield smash that knocks them down. Works alot of the time. If I press a direction the shield smash turns into a whirling slash. Most of the time. She just kinda of does her own thing the rest of the time. But OMFG. I can have 2 enemies shoulder to shoulder, perform my shield smash and she will pass eight through them without making contact. I have no idea why this garbage happens except terrible coding.
Also, what is the deal with the shield? I’ll pull left trigger to raise it and omfg she just wont freaking do it. I can stand there out of combat and pump LT and she’ll raise it rapidly and consistently. For some reason she will just stand there and let an enemy walk up to her and smash her in the face. They’re not using shield break attacks or anything, she just doesnt freaking block.
This creates all sorts of unnecessary complications and aggravations when trying to enjoy combat and its not even including the fact that your avatar and enemies are constantly glitching around on the screen during combat.
Also often times when I’m trying to get her to raise her shield she’ll get hit and suddenly she’s facing 180 degrees with her back to the enemy.
So wth can I do to get around the poorly designed combat in order to use a sword/shield set up or is there just no way to make it work efficiently. I’m at like, boomerang a controller and stick it in the sheetrock pissed off trying to deal with the combat in this game.