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After 2 years of not playing...
As the title says I haven't played the game for 2 years, and this article is about my opinions based on what I have observed during my return to the game(mostly about the updates). I don't write in the forums often, so forgive me if I overstep my boundaries or this discussion seemed out of place or just outright n**b writing. Two years ago I was an avid player of the game and mainly played Fiona, back then a certain update added consecutive focal point to Fiona abilities - fast forward 2 years later focal point is now just a 2 hit combo at most. The current state of Fiona game play made me write this article and sum up my views of all this updates.
First and foremost the removal of shield durability( I actually like it) is already against of what I think blocking means in this game its an unfair advantage(both because its a permanent def when people can break all their armor and etc). Second Blocking was meant to be a defensive skill similar to other characters evade with the advantage of being able to instantly counter. Talking about counter, whats the point of counter if you can always combo amaranth out of a perfect block?, I agree that the long combos(amaranth and stigma) should be more rewarding but adding that it be able to skip animation on a perfect block is DISGUSTING. why?First it defeats the purpose of doing combos even the purpose of shield deflect.
Secondly and most biggest answer to "why" its disgusting is because its an incentive to GLITCH into an attack and get perfect block to skip having to combo, and sadly people praise this type of play is this how Fiona should be played? be played by GLITCHING? sadly this ability has been around even before focal point was a thing.Consecutive Focal point - a real story of skill and understanding of game mechanics(a skill complimenting shield deflect); dropped off as not Fiona style of play because Fiona game play is about d*mb Glitching. Well what have I expected? its the same devs that "made" counting shots fired in cross gun give it buffs, the same devs who would probably never buff kais longbow mode, same devs who think having unskilled arishas should have option to exchange sp for mp(not that I'm against it), the same devs who nerfed karok to death that my karok friends have all quit, the same devs ....... list goes on and on. To sum it up the devs love glitchers and n**bs, hates skillful players and big black men.