So lets talk about it already. I remember when the whole slot system was working subpar (read: ‘was totally busted’) some people got together and investigated how it worked and why it did not perform its purpose. Has anyone done anything like this for the current version of the game?
I’ve been playing a more squishy career lately equipping a significantly shorter reach weapon, and the problem kinda moved into the front row of reasons I took some stupid damage for. I mean at this point it might be the issue with this game for me. I lack the specific expertise for doing the research myself, but I’ll gladly participate in any effort to do anything about it.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the issue boils down to two main components:
- Enemies initiating running attacks (those rubber-banding glued-to-your-butt attacks that are hard to escape trivially) when they shouldn’t. For example when they are like 3ft away from you. It even looks comical - sometimes rats and other chaff just start running on the spot as if they decided to lose some weight on a treadmill.
- The ‘running’ movement itself. It just doesn’t work when there is even a single obstacle around - enemies start running backwards, running with ridiculous speeds (both fast and almost zero), they start skating around, strafing, phasing through obstacles if you’re not a host, they start dancing around you like freaking fairies and whatnot.
Sometimes it gets completely nuts - I was the last xenos standing on a FoW run yesterday only to get slapped around my masked face to death by an ordinary chaos chaff guy - he just raised his arm with a knife, started make-belief running and then slid sideways so fast that I actually missed a push. Of course his attack connected and I went down. I mean, I’m not pretending to be a top player, but sometimes I feel that I’ve reached a point at which the game just doesn’t want me to get better at it and just throws some truly random crаp like that in.
So yeah, having sunk this many hours into the game and seeing how the developers are not willing to do sh|t about their game, the only real hope for us more dedicated folk is maybe attempting to mod the game ourselves. However, I’d like some real input on this one - I don’t even know the extent to which the game is moddable at this point.