Knight at Arms
have u actually been in a fight?
Yes. Did you?
3-5 disorganized drunk hot heads don't come at you from all directions and attack together.
Armies on the battlefields are generally not made of disorganized drunks that fall over each other and impale themselves on their own spears.
usually you take out their leader and it's over, maybe 1-2 others will come at you but there's more than enough time and space to back away a little to gain distance
That's a lot of preconditions nicely laid to allow you to win. People usually don't engage in a mortal fight with such intention to loose.
and a proper fighter knows how to position himself and use his opponents as a barrier to prevent being cornered or surrounded.
I am sure it works like that in Hollywood film scenes. The thing you don't realize about those scenes is that they are scripted.
i'm talking about skilled fighters vs none skilled fighters, not blue belts ganging up on a black belt.
No, you're talking about scenes from Hollywood films.
in real life people will prioritize on dodging parrying and blocking instead of attacking especially when outnumbered.
In real fight it's very hard to dodge and parry attacks coming from three different directions at the same time. Moreover it's very hard to dodge and parry such attacks even in scripted scenes of Hollywood films. Which is why in all those Hollywood scenes villains always kindly wait to attack anorectic female superhero one at the time.
so a real fight between 1 skilled fighter and a few goons will take much longer than a slug fest dps race that is the game,
In a real fight between 1 skilled fighter and a few goons skilled fighter will leg it out before fight have even started. He did not became skilled by getting himself killed in a hopeless fights.
On the skeletons of warriors slain at the battle of Visby archeologists have found interesting thing. Lot of skeletons had cuts on their legs. Do you know why that is?
When you want to disable man defending with a shield you use two men: one will feint overhand attack forcing opponent to raise his shield in order to parry the blow coming from above while the other man will chop his legs off. No need for any slug fest, fancy circling and moving around.
That's what outnumbered means in a real fight.