Fair enough. I also do not doubt for a second that TW will totally ignore this like they've ignored similar posts for over a year.I didn't read your post when you got to the suggestions (i am sure they are good, but I dont want to feel bad that - 100% guaranteed - TW wont implement them, let alone look at them).
I was just aiming for a more concise and readable breakdown of the general feeling of malaise around the forum about the actual combat that I have yet to see explained clearly and in detail.
"The combat sucks!" vs. "It's a game! Just have fun! None of you whiners have actual constructive criticism!"
So yeah... this is my attempt at outlining empirically why the combat sucks gallons of dog jizz and also the things that will never happen that would fix the situation.
I prefer this never-gonna-happen approach to pretending like just one or two tweaks could fix the whole shebang. BL is just metric tons of ass and nothing but a complete overhaul could hope to fix it.
I don't quite understand what you're getting at. The suggestions in this thread have been fairly objective and well-evidenced and reasonable.This thread right here is why this game will fail long term, the ideas presented are not subjective. WB mods are a much better option folks. This game is really bad.
Also don't kid yourself: there's a limit to how much mods can un-f*** this game. BL doesn't nearly have the same moddability as WB and there's only so much a modder can do to manage creating entire features like working shieldwalls out of whole cloth... the best they can do is reasonably simulate.