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Mauls are rather ridiculous
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:48:05 AM »
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We all know a little about history, and the one thing we all know is that mauls were not a weapon of choice.  I've swung a sledge hammer or two in my life and I have found it is tiring.  Yet this beast which can kill you in 2 seconds still exists.  With its crush through and length and lack of fatigue it makes one absurd weapon.  Yet it still blocks as fast as a bamboo stick.  When Armagon developed this game he was aiming for
 historical accuracy, but yet this 'weapon' remains the most popular for sieges and pretty much everything else.

But, the maul was a peasant weapon and in reality it should take two seconds to swing or block after the first swing.  Even with high(ish) agi you still got be out of the 45 degree killing zone.  I hate to say it, but I'm calling OP on this one.

It almost makes we want to be an archer.

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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 04:54:41 AM »
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We all know a little about history, and the one thing we all know is that mauls were not a weapon of choice.  I've swung a sledge hammer or two in my life and I have found it is tiring.  Yet this beast which can kill you in 2 seconds still exists.  With its crush through and length and lack of fatigue it makes one absurd weapon.  Yet it still blocks as fast as a bamboo stick.  When Armagon developed this game he was aiming for
 historical accuracy, but yet this 'weapon' remains the most popular for sieges and pretty much everything else.

But, the maul was a peasant weapon and in reality it should take two seconds to swing or block after the first swing.  Even with high(ish) agi you still got be out of the 45 degree killing zone.  I hate to say it, but I'm calling OP on this one.

It almost makes we want to be an archer.

It took you how many years to figure this all out?

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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 06:14:48 AM »
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About 6.  Hey, some of us are slower than others.

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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 08:27:16 AM »
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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 03:48:59 PM »
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It would be nice if melee weapons had variable block speeds similar to shields.

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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 05:22:52 PM »
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It would be nice if melee weapons had variable block speeds similar to shields.

Not really, the worst part about shields is the varied block speed. If it happens to make a difference and you miss a block due to the delay, it will simply feel laggy.
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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 05:24:23 PM »
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Not really, the worst part about shields is the varied block speed. If it happens to make a difference and you miss a block due to the delay, it will simply feel laggy.

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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 05:33:37 PM »
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Aye, tho at some point it stopped having a huge forcefield for me so i kinda ditched it for others.
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Re: Mauls are rather ridiculous
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 05:43:34 PM »
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Aye, tho at some point it stopped having a huge forcefield for me so i kinda ditched it for others.

I have screenshots of my 18/24 pre-Tydeus shielder somewhere with like 60 arrows suspended in the air outside my shield, and the shield is at full health.

I miss that, but bucklers are still stylish as fuck. Steel buckler, scale mail, morion. Get fucking conquistador'd bitch
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