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A couple months back they released this dev blog talking about how they overhauled the melee combat ai, and they had this video showing off the new ai with a duel against a lvl 24 opponent. Look how much they block, feint, chamber, position... What happened to this? The in game ai for max level troops is as dumb as it was in warband. I'm genuinely shocked anytime they decide to actually block. I've literally never seen guys on horses block, pretty sure they aren't even capable of it. When I saw this video I was stoked for the possibilities of like champions of the arena being these super difficult duels, or duels against lords when you insult them not being a complete joke. But alas, the arena is just me strafing right while spamming left attack while the ai eats hit after hit while struggling to even turn and face me. Is everything bugged? Was this ai scrapped because they thought people wouldn't like combat that isn't braindead? That's what the combat difficulty setting is for. Max combat difficulty ai is so bad.