Edited by ZOS_Icy on September 9, 2022 6:02PM
Is heavy attack feeling 'clunky' for anyone else? It wasn't quite smooth as butter prior to this current update but they were working for the most part. Post-update though, there is stuttering and even instances where the heavy attack completes itself after I've started and then let off to refresh a buff or cast something else.
EDIT 17 Nov 21
feedback/bug report submitted - no ticket number
Since update 32 - This is in regard to BOTH Lightning Staff and Resto Staff heavy attacks. Starting a heavy attack in many instances is causing a lock-in as a full heavy attack even when you let off the mouse button in order to do another action. Transitioning into a heavy attack after another action is not working as normal in most instances when the mouse button is held down, as it is not being registered, leaving the character standing there doing nothing. This forces the player to let off the mouse button and reapply pressure to reinitiate a heavy attack action where you cannot currently be certain it will work because of stuttering or again locking into a full heavy attack without holding the button down. Releasing a heavy attack while mid-attack in combat to block, heal, or commit another action is not reliable as initiating a heavy attack is often locking into the full heavy attack animation.
EDIT 27 Nov 21
It feels like it is getting better but not much. I am not seeing the locked-in heavy attack animation nearly as often. The transition of a heavy attack into another heavy attack, or using a skill and then transitioning into a heavy attack is still random as to if it will work and I will need to reapply the attack button. I am finding that double use of a skill will 'usually' allow the transition into a heavy attack after the second skill use. The double skill use is definitely only a bandaid though.
EDIT 11 Dec 21
Heavy attack is still acting up and making the use of a lightning/resto staff unreliable in any gameplay mode. I've about given up tanking for the time being and have just been playing solo. PvP is not fun currently since I keep getting locked into heavy attacks and taking enemy weapon swings to the chin for it.
EDIT 30 Dec 21
Still acting up, just not as often. I'm finding that I am able to reproduce the issue. It does not happen 100% of the time but it does happen more often than is healthy for any heavy attack build that uses lightning/resto staves. Start with the reticule on the target, then move the reticule off of the target after starting the heavy attack. I'm posting a video of it happening. Every time I move the camera to the side, I am letting off the mouse button completely. I am only holding down on the button to initiate the heavy attack. It is possible to block and/or bash to cancel the animation, but healing and using other skills is impossible until the animation has been completed despite releasing the button.https://youtube.com/watch?v=MJnkobdzV_M