Mele is this game is horribad, its crazy how much they managed to mess up hitboxes and things which all worked fine in warband.
I do love how the bayonet now is the main killer in a fight instead of the swordsman most of the time, good show gents
Bayonets being silly op is not a good thing. swords should be used for the same reasons people carried them in real life, otherwise why even have them in the game. bayonets should be just for vs cav or fighting whilst reloading/unloading,
the overhead stab animation is really fucked up aswell (part of problem albeit is my natural reaction to block down). most the swords in the game are way too short/low damage that they are useless, the bayonett is easily the most powerful mele weapon. not only far superior reach and animations, it hits faster and seems to do way more damage.
I seem to always 1 shot people with bayonet stab, whereas it always takes 3-4 slashes with sword which has less reach and blows take longer to land vs dodgy bayonet hitboxs.
anyway sorry for being MR NEGATIVE, I do hope it gets changed/fixed.