Feinting with a shield don't exist at such a level to be called feinting.
It's feinting. It's canceling an attack before it goes through and changing the direction.
I have NEVER seen ANYONE chamber with a shield.
I've done it. I've had it done to me. You clearly need to play the game more if you've never seen someone chamber with a shield. That or stop making shit up.
You know why? Because it's useless when you can just hold the right mouse button that makes you invinceble against everything.
Actually, there are certain moments when you can swing through a shield and hit someone even though they're pressing the right mouse button. Funny how I know more about the mechanics of the game than you.
Additionally, blocking a chamber requires the same timing with or without a shield. It seems like less time without a shield because most players dont instinctively hold a block anytime they aren't attacking without a shield. Of course there's the direction to be considered, but thats not a huge difficulty if you can already manual block properly.
Shields are an important part of the game. But they don't need any buff at all. Except the vieagirs, they could be a little bit stronger.
I dont have the stats on me, but sarranid and swadian shields should have similar stats to the vaegir one's.
However decresing the speed of 2h's will make the game even more unballanced. All the factions 2h's except the Swadians are utterly shit and completly useless against someone that is a half-decent blocker. The Nord ones is only good when backstabbing, because they hit so hard, and against shields. The Veagirs and Rhodok 2h's need a speed buff and the Sarranid ones a + 3,4 in damage.It's a joke if i can't 1 shoot someone unarmoured with a side-swing with the 2h. And that happens a lot as Sarranid.
Right. So, you said Great Swords, and the bastard swords are useless, the long axes and spears can only hit people in the back, awlpikes, bardiches, pikes, war cleavers, and hammers are too slow, and the 2h axe and blunt ballonastick thing doesn't do enough damage (note, sarranids already have the highest base damage 1h iirc)
Ok. So lets speed up hammers and bardiches and pikes, make nord axes crush through blocks so they can attack from the front, and add more damage points to axes that already probably do similar damage to every other 2h (again, no stats on hand right now). Good idea?