"You are strafing in combat, and your attack misses!"

Discussion in 'RvR Discussions' started by Urgat, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Urgat

    Urgat Part of the furniture

    Anyone else seen this?

    During an exp session, i was attemting to circle a mob to get positionals on it whilst MA held the agro.

    So, i /stick, then strafe round to get to the back. As i am moving, i swing with a prepared anytime style (amy slash fyi).

    I notice i missed, and get this message as feedback...

    "You are strafing in combat, and your attack misses!"


    I decided to test this further, by spamming amy slash (anytime) and continuing to strafe around the mob.

    Same results.

    Then i tried strafing and stopping just before the weapon swing... resulted in hitting as normal, (as long as i timed it correctly)

    Next test was in a Duel (to simulate RvR combat)

    Exactly same results.

    My question...

    Has anyone else come across this? it's new to me, and have never noticed it before.

    My other question would be...

    "If this is how its meant to be... how can all these people who straf in RvR ever win a fight ?
  2. Kami

    Kami Part of the furniture

    I'm fairly certain that it's always been like that with you having to time when you stop just before your swing.
  3. remi

    remi Fledgling Freddie

    yep, agree strafe is useless :p
  4. Lakih

    Lakih FH is my second home

    its been like that for as long as i can remember... strafing is usable if you learn your swingspeed and time it correctly... quite hard to use in RvR tho as everyone move about alot more then in PvE.
  5. Aran Thule

    Aran Thule Fledgling Freddie

    i wouldnt say its useless, if you swing while strafing you will miss, but it might give you the chance to pull off a side style or get out of sight of the foe.
  6. Glyph

    Glyph Fledgling Freddie

    He was kidding, believe me ;)
  7. living

    living Fledgling Freddie

    Always been like that but u dont always miss when strafeing.. only sometimes.
  8. Korax

    Korax Fledgling Freddie

    Strafing pwns if you got a shield to keep people infront of you.

    Btw. I HATE getting that message on PA's. Sometimes its really needed to do a PA, guess its walking normally infront of target and sticking nowadays.

    Im such a stlong strafer :(
  9. kr0n

    kr0n Fledgling Freddie

    I see the qualifications to join E&E dont include knowledge of DAoC at all, just skills in writing bullshit.
  10. Korax

    Korax Fledgling Freddie

    Mabye he didn'y play for the last... many months :touch:
  11. Downanael

    Downanael Fledgling Freddie

    He did :touch:

    This must be a forum troll.
  12. Araudry

    Araudry Fledgling Freddie

    lol ;o
  13. tilde

    tilde One of Freddy's beloved

    Dont play the game as you would have 0ping ;)

    /Agrees with kr0n, big laugh :)
  14. Ardrias

    Ardrias Fledgling Freddie

    Quite funny for en finne! :mad:
  15. Kreig

    Kreig One of Freddy's beloved

    The Strafing then miss thingy has been in the game every since ever.
  16. Polkadot

    Polkadot Fledgling Freddie

    lmao thankyou :D
  17. Crash

    Crash One of Freddy's beloved

    strafe is the most annoying thing if your a stealther as korax says, u get a *strafing in combat message* whilst pa`ing an infil , just makes the job 10times harer because you start with a bad to-hit rate (or some rubbish) and ultimately die :( :touch:
  18. Arus Canus

    Arus Canus One of Freddy's beloved

    hmm Urgat, are you sure your E+E ?

    strafing thingy been there for ages.... :clap:
  19. liste

    liste Fledgling Freddie

    personally finding it hard to understand what asking a question has to do with being an E&E. oh well o_O
  20. Lakih

    Lakih FH is my second home

    lack of knowledge in basic game mechanics maybe?
  21. Urgat

    Urgat Part of the furniture


    Or try, lack of knowledge of "Melee class" mechanics.

    Since i have played a shaman from US beta, there has been little need for me to move around mobs to pull positionals off. (IE strafe around a target)

    And since i never bothered to straf around in RVR as a Shaman... (Why bother, when you can just drop desease and perma sprint away to kite) this is the first time i have come across this message.


    In my effort to better understand an aspect of the game i am not totally familiar (perhaps the ONLY aspect of the game i am not familiar with), i asked the question.

    Appologies... "Kr0n" (<Sigh>) if this offends you.

    At least i am trying to better myself... so that i can better help other people in future. You should try it to be honest.

    It's a lot more fulfiling than attacking other people for no reason.

    Thanks to those who replied constructively.
  22. Classified

    Classified Fledgling Freddie

  23. Korax

    Korax Fledgling Freddie

    Hard to miss if you played since beta :p
    However if your shammie only its understanable :)

    Uhm, how come I remember that it came in some patch? (yes, my mind DO create fake memories and forget other thigs). When I think about it I don't remember anything from when I was first class in SOLIDER. How did I join SOLIDER? AAARRGGHH! (o_O too much FF7)
  24. Ardrias

    Ardrias Fledgling Freddie

    Aint it SOLDIER tho? :mad:
  25. kr0n

    kr0n Fledgling Freddie

    Who are you to say what I find more "fulfilling"?

    Dude, Im speaking for majority of the gamers. In 2 and a half years you say that you haven't played any other character besides Shaman (or mages etc)? Never ever? Dude, your knowledge of DAoC sucks. Period.
  26. Doink-666

    Doink-666 Fledgling Freddie

    It has not been around since the start, it came in with a patch :twak:
  27. Classified

    Classified Fledgling Freddie

    Which patch? My first char wasnt melee. I've always had it when I started melee.
  28. Krill

    Krill Fledgling Freddie

    There is a point made somewhere here though, if it's useless why do some people do it? I fought an infil once, both unbuffed, he strafed constantly and hit me 40 or so times during the fight. Lot's of people strafe around and are hitting quickly. I can understand it if you swing slowly as you get a chance to time stopping to hit, but that's not my experience. So any of you fast-swinging types out there who use strafing?
  29. harm

    harm Fledgling Freddie

    If I'm going for a side or back style, I usually walk forwards and backwards and turn like normal. You don't have to strafe to get your char in a proper position. With the increased side radius hit style area thingie, it's even easier to land a side positional style.

    "Lag-strafe", or other lag or whatever might come from other things than strafing tho..
  30. Escape

    Escape Can't get enough of FH

    I used to get more of this in PvE, than RvR. Wasn't much of a problem when you time it right.

    E&E is not the same as an ingame CSR. Who says the E&E needs to be some geek who's spent 70% of his life idling in IRC and has more knowledge of DAoC than Mythic(which isn't difficult, but anyway). It's more of a community role... which doesn't expect you to memorise patch notes and such crap.

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