Faust wrote:I'm still quite shocked that more people didn't jump the wagon on this one to my amazement. The current system was griped about so much(especially weapon cycling) when the arm/disarm delay and correct speed adjustment to wrestling was implemented, one would have to assume the new changes would have people jumping for joy. This is even the Divinity type of people that don't care about accuracy. The original swing timer elapses while on the move similar to the RunUO distro package shards such as Div.
The only difference between the two are the swings not holding in a held state due to the range check that wasn't implemented until UOR. A good key reason why insta hit during the UOR never resembled the real deal even when you discard some of those bad UOR mechanics that didn't exist in t2a. There are other differences obviously such as a much better developed timer process instead of that generic date based system built into the distro packages of RunUO.
People will now have the ability to chase after someone and hit them on the run. The current system requires you to stop and wait for the timer to finish until a weapon holds in a held state. A hally won't be able to machine gun every 2 seconds. Players will eventually start playing less defensive(era accurate) due to lesser dps taking place with the hallys. Trying to pull of 'weapon cycling' with the new timer will take a huge amount of skill compared to the current process. Also, the double hit exploit appears to be possible.
The server is just making one huge inconsistent inaccuracy, accurate. People will hate it at first but they will get used to it when they realize it's not as bad as they are thinking it will be. Don't judge a book by its cover.
+1 in Era Accuracy.
Everyone read this quoted post. This is it, things are getting better. I think being able to kill runners will bring back many old pvpers and perhaps make pvp more fun and accessible for those who aren't even good at it. The current mechanics can be learned, but are they fun or accurate?(the hally spams).
This patch is going to be great.