Ravihn Posted May 30, 2013 Share Posted May 30, 2013 (edited) WALL OF TEXT I will start by saying I have not used every melee weapon in warframe. I will also say that the staff animations were rather good as well as most katana and dual wielding techniques. My hat goes off to your animators, and I am not saying this to try to appease. Too many games have this nonsense anime flippy crap that is down right offensive to physics and anyone with real fighting experience with weapons or hand techniques. This being said as you can imagine I got some bones to pick. ( I apologize I like you guys alot but this gets under my skin and I just cant stay cal-094t-gjewvdiofhgejvsfgfs... I feel better.) The Scythe. I am sorry but the spins... Why? What is that 6 rotations at the end of a power attack with no hands applied to any part of the weapon? If the weapon hit anything while doing that it would hardly even scratch them because there is nothing to ground the return force. Basically it would bounce off someone and go flying away. Which for the record would make you look like the worst ninja ever. I get that we are tenno and we have magic suits that have super strength and... personalities? ( I dont know how that part works either. Can we get the different gender suits and go back to calling them suits. I dont know who I am anymore with the whole changing sex all the time and people telling me my suit has personality... ) The point being no amount of super dexterity or strength will change physics, and there are plenty of ways to add flourish and things to techniques that are not as fantastical. My other observation with scythes and staves and really all of the long form weapons in Warframe is that they use techniques for one on one combat and not actual war or battle techniques. To clarify in wars or battles you do not spin your weapon close to the ground because lets face it there's corpses there and its a great way to get your weapon stuck and reveal an opening to your enemies. So in times of war especially among samurai its common to use large sweeping strikes to cleave everyone around you. Which brings me to the pole arm that I just saw today. ( Yes I watched your live stream! Good news, like me you all have some form of ADD! Welcome to the club :D We dont have jackets... we take medicine and wonder why youtube and imgur are open and where our free time went...) Now what I saw was I believe a Chinese style of technique. Not saying this doesn't fit into the martial aspects of your game, but when I think cleaving weapons I think Axes, Staves, and their love child the pole arm. You dont twirl one of these bad boys close to your body, the point of the weapon is the get that axe head, sword point, or scythe blade as far away as you can so you can reach out and ruin someone day! Now I get this is Science Fiction and all that. As well as that I sound fairly critical. To be fair its because you guys have done a great job setting the scene so far that it feels so off that you have some of these new twirly techniques in there. I will end with a little thought I had. I know dancing has come up a lot in forum posts, and I know a lot feel strongly that dances would ruin the serious mood. I agree with them, but there is a possible middle ground. In Bushido its common to engage in short practice forms called katas now in other martial arts these can be quite long but typically its a quick routine of techniques typically utilized for weapon on weapon training, an example would be sword vs spear. It would be cool to have a tenno break into techniques on command or have two tenno do a spar routine amongst themselves. Would make an interesting scene in the dojo to have tenno doing katas with their weapons as apposed to just mucking about. TLDR YOU GET NOTHING Fixed various errors... I should sleep before posting things... I apologize for things that dont make sense. Also give scythes longer hafts they are too short. ~Ravihn Edited May 30, 2013 by Ravihn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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