dodging is stupid/useless

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#1 TheTenth10
Member since 2006 • 3087 Posts

I can't get used to this game mechanic, when you roll out of the way : at best the enemy is still firing at me from a distance or he gets to close combat very fast, AND you'll often come into aggro with another mob ...

Anyone also disappointed by this?

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#2 xsfseal
Member since 2004 • 510 Posts

Disagree. First learn to watch your surroundings. You can roll backwards from where you came; forward past the enemy as well, from which you can clearly see behind them. I can usually go a fight with a normal/veteran mob and come out with little to no damage taken because of dodging. Its also an excellent maneuver to make a run for it in a tight spot.

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#3 daman246
Member since 2006 • 479 Posts

Actually Dodging is pretty usefull

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#4 oflow
Member since 2003 • 5185 Posts
i love the mechanic, it actually puts more skill besides knowing the pattern into pve encounters and twitch can be used to compensate for mechanical errors. The only thing I hate is how a lot of the abilities with cast times often can misfire or be interrupted. If I were the designer I would retool many of the abilities to be instant casts with longer cool downs. Some of the directional+ channel+ cast time abilities are a bit too muchh.
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#5 vishisluv7
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Didn't you notice all the "evade" when you roll? I usually roll through enemies and attack from the other side, because I can clearly see what's there, plus it looks cool.

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#6 Battlemed
Member since 2006 • 25 Posts

the Dodge mechanism is CRUCIAL in both PVP/PVE. If you are finding it useless, you're doing something wrong, very wrong.

Dodge is a counter-move, that 1-second movement can determine your loss or win against an opponent. You don't have to over-use, you have to use it carefully.

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#7 TwiztedMetal
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Have fun in dungeons thats all I can say. If you don't evade some of the big attacks you will find your repair bills start to go on the rise.

I find it best in most cases to roll through the monster (right at them)  Most things will long range attacks in a specific direction and if your behind them well you're not getting hit.

 

I say all that with some experiance I've got 100% world completion and I just finished up all the dungeon stories. Evade/dodging saves lives! Its always good to study ones behaviors such as knock down attcks or big hits so you can learn to time everything just right.