Posted By Malitias at 8:01 PM - Wed Mar 15 2017
Posted By AshyLarry at 03:56 AM - Thu Mar 16 2017
The problem is 90% of the people that give feedback and criticism don't say anything constructive and mainly point out the obvious. It's like some of you don't think the devs have ever played a video game before. Comments like "its too floaty". If you look at other alpha games it's the same thing. There's always a loud group of people saying "this game looks like shit" even though it's pre alpha.
And like I've said before, this is the PRECISE reason devs don't like showing early gameplay footage, and to be honest I probably would avoid it entirely if I were SbS till the game was close to alpha. It's bad PR for no reason other than other people's loud ignorance.
Well, I did say what I'd like to see. Timeframes to have interactions between the combatans with some degree of telegraphing, to make those just-in-time reactions possible. Edit: And no animation canceling. I hate that kind of mechanic where you can have "invisible hits".
I know you mean well. And you should feel fine with expressing concerns. But Caspian already said that the combat is going to be overhauled. Which the thread was closed so don't feel bad for not knowing this. But that's the whole point. If we criticize things like combat before there's anything close to a complete product then it just moves on to more and more people. It legitimizes the concern. When in reality it's not even worth talking about yet, because they've already said they plan on dedicating months to the combat system, but it hasn't been a priority yet.
I think you went about it in a respectful way, so don't take it as me pointing the finger at you. And your concern about not being able to telegraph is legitimate. Debatable, but a worthy complaint worth discussing.
But I just want people to be aware. That's all.