My thoughts & info for others
I just felt like giving my opinion about certain things and sharing my experience ingame. Feel free to reply and give your opinions if you think its needed.
Note: What i've wrote down below is what i mostly experienced on european servers only.Rates:
I've just been wondering for a while, how much do rates exactly effect your gameplay and others when you change them?
Before i knew anything about rates, I was always playing with rate 10.000 and I wasn't doing so good because i had many no hit regs and lots of disadvantages to do with reach and so on, later on i changed them to both 30.000, 50.000 with a few other commands and it worked out just fine for a while. The thing i found myself quite annoying is that if i get rate 30.000 and join a public server, I would most likely do just fine ( depending on my gameplay) but whenever i face someone who actually knows what he's doing and he's either 50+ ping or changed his rates, immediatly everything changes and i get a huge disadvantage on both reach, timing and pushback that appears to be happening like it's a giant smashing me instead of a small sword. How can this happen? Strange enough, rates seem to appear working less better over time, makes me need to change them to another valuable to be able to do any good. This made me realise that dueling makes no sense at all. The classes such as HK and berserker already are, not really equal and the other things mentioned above makes it even worse. Unless you're on freaking LAN playing on the same rates. ( lol )
Obviously it wouldn't matter much if the whole melee-ing wasn't based on backpeddaling
and full charging but it seems like whatever rates you get, there always seems to be a rotten apple between those people who can actually match up with you either because of his reach advantage or his sense of knowing what rates he needs to take an advantage over everyone, Hell, i've even seen people get torrents on to get a serious advantage over people.
There's something terrible wrong with the combination of ping, rates, and cowardly gameplay if you ask me. In my own experience, people can be very easy to beat whenever i just change my rates to 7500, when they seem to be having quite a big reach against me if i got 30000 enabled. Also hit regristation goes so smooth on rate 7500 and it doesn't even matter if i'm on 50-90 choke, it's just better in total than just having 0 choke or very little, how can this be?
Rates never has been so important on other games like it is here, I never changed my rates in 2.2 and never had any issues of this. The gameplay of 2.2 and the more free movement could have been important in that matter but its still really weird. I do not like the fact that i have to change my rates each time to be able to win from someone who else will have an enormous reach, no matter what ping he's on.Fps :
Most of us have seen the change to Orange Box and have seen the previous version and the differences, I've just been wondering what exactly caused this huge fps fridge after the change to Orange Box. I've heard people talk about getting more fps on crysis on same settings than on pvkii or even higher settings than pvkii.(one of the many examples) It's just really weird, it seems like with each update, everything gets just laggier both performance wise and hit regristation and reaches. It's very easy to say as Developer that there's nothing wrong about how the game is developed and just blame it on the player's builds but i really do think you guys gotta consider optimizing it better or just doing something about it. My pc is horrible atm but there was once a time that it ran just fine, i'm just saying, not everyone can afford an expensive high-end gaming computer or something similiar to that. But still i've seen many people having performance issues. Is this a coding issue or what exactly is causing this? The game also has been made prettier ( in the dev's eyes ) but i don't really find it look much better at all.There's much more to come to PVKII, it's not even close to the finnish and much more is coming, do you all expect us to have alienware computers at the end to be able to play pvkii properly on trinket wars and other gamemodes? ( obviously im exxagerating a bit now, but still )Ping:
When exactly do you think someone get an advantage over you with ping?
In my experience it already starts at 50-70, i don't know if this is caused by their rates or just their ping, strangely enough this only troubles me when fighting a decent player.120+ ping advantage & mechanics
When on 120+ ping, your pistol accuracy seems to increase by 200% or so, i dont know if its the delayed hitboxes or just [anything] it's just ridiculous easy to shoot people from many more metres away than you're supposed to be shooting them from on normal ping. ( i know it was mentioned before, just wanted to share it again)Perfect Parry-ing and more:
When you get perfect parried, you don't really get the chance anymore to dodge their counter-attack. The Heavy Knight counter-attack is just like a fast free hit on anyone, even when you jump backwards and you get perfect parried, hardly anytime you will be able to get away or out of reach, depending on how much your hit pushed your opponent away and the speed of your class. ( this is hard as HK getting pped by a berserker)
The HK counter-attack appears to be just as fast as the skirmisher counter-attack, when i first came into 2.3 i didnt even know what i was seeing when that shirley happend to me for the first time, does it even show proper animations? And then the damage from that claymore.Shieldbash:
I like how it works and it seems to work pretty good against anyone. Only problem is that if you non-charge someone while he jumps backwards ( his only chance to get away or sideways,w.e) he will always stop mid-air, giving the shield-basher a free hit. Isn't the shieldbash supposed to be bashing them away instead of making them stop mid air? The same thing happends with getting perfect parried, you just stop mid air, getting ready to be counter-attacked. Unless you're lucky and managed to jump away properly with good timing and so on. Gestir
A pretty fun class, been playing it for a while and it's a very good combo, very easy to kill all classes, HK's seem to be made out of paper when you throw a javalin or two at them!
The seax damage is quite powerfull, in combo with bashing it's really easy and so on but it's a good class, once you take a good look at the gestir directions and focus on them, you'll most likely be able to parry them with ease. Something i already knew but really really
noticed when i actually started playing gestir serious a while ago is that if you don't do anything else but walk backwards and fully charge people, you're pretty much invisible. Strange enough if you do not make a fully charge hit, it doesn't seem to pushback the player AT ALL, nothing! Hits can really mess up your movements, i hate those moments where someone just hits you and you are just shocked by the pushback that you don't even have time anymore to respond and get a quick hit back. Full charge hits
Many times yet i have to see, both two opponents fully charge each other, they both stun, and one of them loses Half HP and armour. I don't know why this happends, probably has something to do with being, yes, [slow] or [late] just like the blocking that APPEARS to be somewhat like you're on 140 ping, trying to block on time, not being able to. Might depend on the rates, i dont know that, seems to happen much with me. ( ping is always steady 20-30-40 so that can't be it) Invisible model
When you do both a full charge and you get stunned and you change ( as example ) as skirmisher to pistol right afterwards, the pistol won't appear and you'll have to reopen the sword or double click on ''2'' for pistolspecials
If you perfect parry, quickly press special and then hold attack again on the same time, you can do both a special and another hit ( very imba as HK, hard to do though, so it can't really be much abused) It also works with holding block, making your special just stop immediatly ( just had that today once aswell but doesn't happen too often)
Anyways, this is what i can remember so far, both positive and negative, hopefully kinda equal but that's it, feel free to give your opinions, experiences or troll comments ( which ussually happends often at this kind of threads )
Thanks for reading! and a happy upcoming new year everyone!
Greets, Major Chulain