Im not in this phase of the game play so I don't have too much experiance. But from what I've gathered is in order to attack you have to enter a combat mode.
From what testers are saying in vent is that when your in combat mode you are slow and clunky in terms of movement and speed. My solution was to tap the combat mode key when you know you can gt some hits in then tap it again to move about. In the vent ch this was viewed as a exploit.
So why not change it to be faster more fluent movement for combat mode, instead of the slow and cluncky. More so on par with the current run speed in the game.
Other have requested quicker reaction time to parry and blocking, and making it more responsive. As well as slow down the attack speed of weapons.
Also, make it to where by default you run instead of holding down a key to run. Make it so you have to hold a key to walk and sprint and run as the default.