I know you guys are going to respond badly to this but hear me out first.
The game was much more fun when weapons did about twice the damage they are doing now - sure fighting a single NPC was easier, but if you managed to pull 3 or 4 and made a mistake, you could be caught staggered and easily lose 3/4 to 100% of your life. As a result, I felt much more powerful as a player but, at the same time, much more vulnerable than I do now. Things were both harder and easier at the same time and if you were good, the game was pretty easy (in a dark souls way). Now with the nerfed weapon damages, I feel like my testlive fights are wet noodle fights.
And this goes double for PvP. I had a lot of fun before the balance patch. PvP felt much more deadly in that the first person to make a mistake was usually the one to bite the dust. It got my blood pumping, it felt more fast-paced and skill based than it does now. I can’t be the only one. Daggers feel absolutely useless now - I think I am a pretty skillful player and the only way I can seem to get kills is if I poison the dagger beforehand. Forget about heavy attacks to apply the bleed, you don’t get hyper armor and the animations are slower than alot of the weapons that do get hyper armor… which makes the daggers useless - were we not supposed to trade the speed for the hyper armor. Don’t just take my word for it, try landing dagger attacks against greatsword users… or even spear users that know how to use their hyper armor. The armor pen nerf on them (and pretty much everything else) has made fighting people in black legion gear a nightmare (not to mention that there is a bug that causes that gear to weigh nothing - which makes those fights almost impossible to win).
And don’t even get me started on archery. Before the patch, if I put 50 points into accuracy I felt that I was dangerous and that this was a viable weapon - of course, if people were able to reach me they could kill me in one or two hits, but I had tools to prevent that from happening and if I was skillful, I could win a fight. Now, I feel like I’m shooting feathers at people when I’m dueling them. I’ve tried out multiple builds and have dueled for hours with friends and I gotta say, I preferred testlive before the patch.
What do you guys think?