Not every player that comes out of native is skilled and with MM it's a different ballgame than native, new weapons with new speeds and damages and reaches. So you can't expect everyone who comes from native and (where there are long pikes, spears, bows and crossbow to defeat them as well as the factor of armor) to come to MM and be able to start beating down lancers , this is exactly what I'm pointing out here, the elitist attitude against average or less skilled players is so thick it's like syrup.
And Tader I am actually worried about the less skilled players because I've been in their shoes, and it's hardly for my own purposes considering I'm quite skilled at killing lancers now (unless they gangbang me from all sides which they tend to try and do)
Tbh Mongoose I don't even rate myself as an Experianced or brilliant player, my tactics of fighting consist of don't block and charge until your dead, still do in native too. And I still don't find lancers that difficult, since I started playing MM I didn't find lancers that difficult, and considering the first time I played MM was playing as a dragoon in the Wavre event which consisted of a lot of new and exciting things including cannons, the lancers yes were hard and people had played lancers before but fighting them was not too difficult as a dragoon even with no shot (Considering i'd hardly used a sword on horseback in native anyway except against AI when I got bored).
I think a lot of it is building up the lancers into this invincible figure over the past year, and a lot of it is psycological, going at a lancer with the "Their powerful" mentality usually gets you killed than going at it with a "I can kill this" mentality.
The Elitist attitude has been in MM for so long and its not something one person will get out of it, trust me i've tried.
Considering i've spent most of my time on foot mongoose I know quite happily the problem with people taking on lancers, whenever they think of them its immdiatly "Oh no we've lost", you ask anyone would they rather fight a man with bayonete or a lancers, i'd say 100% of the time it would be a man with bayonete just because they think lancers are really really stupidly overpowered because its been drilled into their brains that they are hard to kill if your new.
I would gurentee also Mongoose the first thing you heard about lancers is them being "Oped" and "Easy to play".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNY376o2XMY
Bit of light heartedness never goes a miss