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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thrakka, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Thrakka Thrakka Master

    I'Z BEEN THINKIN ON DIS FER A WHILE NOW. Why da zog iz der still lock on fer melee? USE SUM SKILL! It'z really zoggin 'ard ta escape any assault or raptor git even if youz duck away when hez just spammin fast attacks cuz hes locked onto yer green ass! Weez don't need dis in da game it's a cheese mechanic and DAT BELONGS WITH CHEESE BOYZ. And if youz gunna keep in in da game den give it reduced damage if locked on OR SUMFIN. LIKE DA LOCK ON PISTOL!
  2. Anyone still using fast attack spam is easy meat for someone who actually knows how to melee. People who have adapted to the current melee iteration have learned that HEAVY attack spam is what is getting the work done right now. And for the record I play melee almost exclusively because i freely admit i'm a HORRIBLE shot, so i play to my strengths.

    That being said, i understand your frustrations with melee lock on, and don't want to bother spending forever trying to reiterate why its needed in game. its required for controller support, to help counteract lag, and randomly flying around the room when you miss your target.

    Now, please realize that melee lock on is NOT the golden panacea that people who main ranged classes think it is.
    Mostly though it's because of bugs in the lock system. I'll tell you now, there's plenty of times in every play session where i want to put my fist through my screen because melee lock on decided i wanted to target someone at maximum lock on range, and not the guy just inside the door that is now hitting me in the back because my lock on didn't want to lock onto the closest target directly in front of me. This is why, when you are guarding a door, occasionally a melee character will come flying through that door, completely ignoring you, to apparently chase off after someone in the back of your gun line. You know, that apparent idiot who is vainly waving their sword as they just wander through a group of your team without hitting anyone. It's a lock on issue. Trust me, i know for a damn fact you're hiding around the doorway, and i'm TRYING to target you and and come through the door killing you....too bad my lock on decided to lock onto a jump troop who is running out the far side of the room, and not the guy 2 meters away shooting me.
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  3. Sigvald Darthy Curator

    I'm conflicted, on one hand I agree.

    On the other hand, the entire melee system revolves around lock on and the second you remove it, it falls apart completely.
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  4. Meurto Active Member

    I am in complete agreement. I think it is time to take the training wheels off melee and remove the lock on function. Melee hits already stun/stagger on contact and the range at which they can lunge is quite large. I am not sure if something changed recently, but I have noticed lock on attacks adjusting (change in direction mid animation) to dodges/rolls during the iframe. Lock on also seems to allow an immediate attack to a target behind you (after initially missing) without requiring LOS to maintain the lock. I am fine with melee specialists killing non melee classes in closer quarters, but at least make them work a bit for it.
  5. Technogeist Technogeist Active Member

    Ork RP is funny and all but I really do struggle to read it, especially at 3am. Could you do us a favour and translate it? My head started hurting after the first line, lol.
  6. Wulfburk Wulfburk Steam Early Access

    its translated already.

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  7. Technogeist Technogeist Active Member

    Oh my poor head!
  8. Remove all lock-on. I say this as someone who literally only plays melee classes. Lock-on is terrible.

    Also remove clanging.
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  9. Havoc ComradeHavoc Well-Known Member

    because smart pistols, jpa/raptor/stormboys, and the special half circle dodge that they can do.
  10. No thanks. I need lock on to keep track of our ridiculous lunges and jet pack evades.

    I don't get the people think lock on is cheating in Dark Souls..? I mean really..
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