1. PvP in its current form is too complex for mouse & key synchronising at the speed the attacks are dealt. It just comes down to luck not skill. E.g if your parry is timed in the right direction to prevent a block.
The attack function introduces a 4 directional aiming capability which is over complicated and not rewarding.
The defend function introduces a 4 directional aiming capability, again over complicated, assumed same for parry and dodge.
a) Remove the mouse move aiming method, its just a complication that detracts from char movement.
b) Add automated targeting of hit boxes based on movement of character (forward, backward, left, right), or use one attack hit box & keep the animations as random.
c) Slow down weapon strike speeds.
d) Add automated dodge & parry & block for stat&skill based calculated response to opponent strikes.
e) Add override function 'Alt' for prolonged blocking/parry.
f) Remove mouse aiming for blocks & parry & dodge, replace with the same animations (automated) but with one defence hit box.
Simplify combat to two options: attack or defend. Use automation calculations from stats and skills. Keep animations. Reduce speed of attack action & remove 'chance' of success element on all actions. Simplify number of possible actions in both attack and defend.
I write this as a veteran pvp'er of over 20 years gaming experience in the hope you consider the opinion, which may lead to a more attractive game for combat orientated individuals.
I wish you all the best with your product, it has the potential to go far.
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