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    Originally Posted by UbiInsulin Go to original post


    The first phase of Testing Grounds will start on August 29: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/470797534?t=

    WHAT IS TESTING GROUNDS?

    It’s a way for the For Honor development team to gather feedback early on on changes we’d like to introduce in the game, and for players to play an active role in the evolution of the game.

    When a Testing Grounds Phase is live you can access it from the worldmap in the game as one of the fronts.

    IMPORTANT MESSAGES:
    • We intend to run the phase until September 12th, unless we run into technical difficulties.
    • The content of the Testing Grounds won’t necessarily reflect what ends up in the live game as a result. The goal is to gather player feedback first in order to determine what will go live, and what will need further development.
    • The timeline for deployment of changes tested during a Testing Grounds may vary based on nature and complexity of the content. Our goal is to be as swift as possible, and to communicate transparently about our learnings & timeline for deployment once each Testing Grounds phase is over.


    HOW TO LEAVE FEEDBACK:
    Players will be able to share their feedback in a survey, and through For Honor regular social channels (reddit.com/r/forhonor and forums.ubi.com).

    PHASE 1 FOCUS:
    Fight improvements to Centurion, Gladiator and Warlord. Full details below in the patch notes:

    FIGHTERS

    Centurion

    Charged Heavy Opener
    • Maximum charged strike now does 30 damage (from 25)
    • Charge portion is now between 300ms to 500ms (from 200ms to 600ms)
    • Guard Break Invulnerability now begins 300ms before the strike
    • Maximum charged hit recovery duration for a bound opponent is now 766ms (from 1300ms)
    • Minimum charged knockback has been reduced
    • Can no longer soft-feint to Guard Break when Out of Stamina


    Charged Heavy Finisher
    • Maximum charged strike can now be feinted
    • Maximum charged strike can now soft-feint into Guard Break
    • Maximum charged hit recovery duration for a bound opponent is now 766ms (was 1300ms)
    • Can no longer soft-feint into Guard Break when Out of Stamina


    Jab
    • Can be now exited with Cancel, starting at 300ms until 300ms before a strike
    • Maximum punch now moves further forward
    • Charge portion is now 800ms (from 600ms)
    • No longer binds an opponent who is in Revenge Activation


    Jab Combo
    • Maximum punch now moves further forward
    • Charge portion is now 800ms (from 600ms)
    • No longer binds an opponent who is in Revenge Activation


    Eagle’s Talon
    • Now does 45 damage (from 35)


    Zone Attack
    • 2nd strike can now be Feinted at 200ms
    • 3rd strike can now be Feinted at 300ms
    • Feints cost 10 Stamina
    • Each strike now costs 20 Stamina (from 60/0/0)
    • Damage is now 17/17/17 (from 25/25/25)
    • Increased forward movement by 1m
    • All now cause Medium Hit Reaction (was Heavy Hit Reaction)


    Light Attacks
    • Light Attack Opener damage is now 17 (from 15)
    • 2nd Light Attack Strikes are all now 500ms (from 600ms)
    • 3rd Light Attack Strikes are all now 500ms (from 700ms)
    • 2nd and 3rd chained Light Attacks damage is now 17 (from 12)
    • Recoveries from any Light Attack are now all 100ms later
    • [Bug Fix] Out Of Lock attacks should now have the same recovery timings


    Parry Counter
    • Heavy Finishers will no longer be guaranteed
    • Legion Kick can also be dodged
    • A new link allows a guaranteed 2nd Lights in chains
    • The Parry Counter will also push the opponent less far away to allow for better Heavy Finisher mix-up


    Quick Throw
    • Removed entirely
    • Replaced by the same “Jab” as after a Heavy attack


    Throw
    • Centurion’s Kick and Heavy Finisher now are launched 200ms later
    • Opponent’s Unbalance now starts 100ms earlier
    • [Bug Fix] Centurion no longer has Super Armor during the end of the Throw (like other characters)


    Lion’s Roar
    • [Bug Fix] Improved synchronization between the two fighters


    Developer comments: Centurion has generally been very fun to play as, in that the Charged Heavies and Charged Jabs feel extremely powerful. However, they’re not particularly effective in 1v1s against opponents who don’t parry (unless it’s absolutely safe to do so, such as against fully Charged Heavy Finisher). This makes it very hard for a Centurion to initiate combat.

    Centurion also has the difficulty that the Charged Heavy into Charged Jab into Eagle’s Talon endures a lot of criticism as being an uninteractive cut scene for the victim (since all hits are guaranteed).

    The changes here are meant to allow Centurion to strike successfully more often, and feel as powerful doing it as Centurion players have felt so far. These changes also allow the opponent clear points at which they can stop the chain if they correctly predict the Centurion’s offense (and Dodge the Jab for example). The results here intend to create a much more interactive and dynamic flow of the fight.

    Effectively – the cut scene is removed. Charged Punches no longer guarantee any Jab – the opponent can Dodge. Instead, Centurion can Feint the Jab, and can Feint the Charged Heavies – even during the Finisher’s Unblockable portion.

    Quick Throw has been replaced by the same Jab, because the Quick Throw didn’t threaten the opponent – the opponent could block the Light or Counter Guard Break the Quick Throw – there was no reason to Dodge and risk getting grabbed. Now, with the Jab option instead, Centurion can threaten opponents after any strike.



    Gladiator

    Light Attacks
    • 2nd Chained Top Light Attack is now 433ms (from 600ms)
    • 3rd Chained Top Light Attack is now 433ms (from 600ms)
    • 4th Chained Top Light Attack is now 433ms (from 600ms)
    • 2nd Chained Side Light Attacks in chain are now 466ms (from 600ms)
    • 3rd Chained Side Light Attacks in chain are now 466ms (from 600ms)
    • 4th Chained Side Light Attacks in chain are now 466ms (from 600ms)


    Fuscina Ictus
    • Fuscina Ictus is now 600ms when the target is Out of Stamina (from 800ms)


    Skewer
    • Added forward movement to the Skewer during the strike, and the feint


    Stance Change
    • Guard now last 1100ms (from 600ms)


    Developer comments: We want to give Gladiator faster tools to improve Gladiator’s 1v1 abilities. Accelerating the Light Attacks and the Out of Stamina Fuscina Ictus should make those moves more usable, and the improved forward movement on the Skewer should allow for it to work in Feint into Guard Break mix-ups. The Stance Change increase now standardizes this timing to all other Assassins’ timings, and should help in group fight situations.


    Warlord

    Light Attacks
    • Warlord Light Attack are now Enhanced. (They do not stop when Normal Blocked)
    • Warlord's Light Attacks now have increased range
    • Top Light Attack Opener now deal 18 damage (from 17)
    • Side Light Attack Openers now deal 15 damage (from 13)
    • Top Light Finisher now deal 18 damage (from 20)
    • Top Light Finisher still has Medium Hit Reaction (to still allow ledging like before).


    Heavy Attack Finisher
    • Armor on Heavy Finisher now starts at 300ms (from 400ms)


    Block and Stab
    • Adjusted Tracking on Stab from Full Block Stance


    Developer comments: Warlord’s improvements to the Light Attacks should help allow Warlord to use these attacks in mid-chain, and help Warlord keep the offensive momentum more often.
    Guy please accept buff or nerf heroes devs try best it can keep balance

    Everytime when devs nerf or buff you people are begin post devs doing wrog
    Like everytime in fomrus

    You people enver happy when devs try to buff or nerf or rework heroes almost everytime

    So accept and enjoy it buff or nerf or rework
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    Originally Posted by John.Mesa Go to original post
    Guy please accept buff or nerf heroes devs try best it can keep balance

    Everytime when devs nerf or buff you people are begin post devs doing wrog
    Like everytime in fomrus

    You people enver happy when devs try to buff or nerf or rework heroes almost everytime

    So accept and enjoy it buff or nerf or rework
    You started a nerf lawbringer thread a couple of days ago, it's still on the first page of the forums... stop being a hypocrite.
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  3. #33
    Originally Posted by LostDarknight Go to original post
    You gonna make Centurion even faster and better?!!! For now already you make 1 mistake and he runs you over.He already is a big cancer,now you gonna make him a even bigger damn spam TUMOR!!
    Sometimes I realy wonder what are you smoking Ubis ….
    Casual has easily blocked by just guarding in any direction he attacks, I can still say he won't he won't be good better but not good. Clearly you need a better internet connection and a wired controller. I bet you never even played him. Have you?
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    did played him.But not a lot.Im a bit better against him cuz now I know his moves,But still..1 parry and I will be half dead
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  5. #35
    Originally Posted by SabunoHakia Go to original post
    Casual has easily blocked by just guarding in any direction he attacks, I can still say he won't he won't be good better but not good. Clearly you need a better internet connection and a wired controller. I bet you never even played him. Have you?
    I don't use a controller,its mouse and keyboard for me
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  6. #36
    For the warlord please just add intergate Gunmundr move set. Adjusting light attacks is not the solution. Variety is!
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  7. #37
    Originally Posted by UbiInsulin Go to original post
    Zone Attack
    • 2nd strike can now be Feinted
    • Feints cost 10 Stamina
    • Each strike now costs 20 Stamina (from 60/0/0)

    ^thats broken
    So you gave the character who has an offense which is largely unpunishable, who had no problems getting opponents to low hp but huge problems finishing them off a true 50/50 to do exactly that and then you also gave him an exceptional defensive tool.

    I guess if warden exists and is considered balanced this is too?
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  8. #38
    People are really ranting about Feint on cent's Zone attack? LoooooooL right now it is a move that a cent never do, never, never, never. If you find a cent using it often than it was clearly a noob. Do you want to see an annoying Zone? Check Kensei's one.

    Also, who is crying about the buff (he actually is in the trash tier guys) really hasnt a minimal idea on how this game works on a medium and medium-high level of skill. Dont want to offend anyone but if u read slowly the changes (that however arent set in stone) u can see that now he can't do his guaranteed cutscene anymore, so NOW you can dodge that! you all should try cent before the changes to a medium/high level and see how often is difficult to open an enemy that simply dont parry, you really havent an idea of how it is difficult and also frustrating.
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  9. #39
    So I am just curious but is there a specific time that the testing grounds open up? Is there going to be an update or just a quick hotfix that we just have to restart our game for?
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  10. #40

    Centurion

    In my opinion present centurion so better. How can they take him a quick throw !? This is one of my favorite tactic. Is it not enough that they have already taken the execution animation of minions / soldiers!!!? (Sorry for fault - translator google)

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