Yeah, the title --is there such a thing, or could one be made?
Reason I ask:
I am becoming increasingly certain that possibly because of the February and/or March 2020 patches on Steam, the self-strike on Silence the Voices is no longer random, and certainly now has a higher chance than just 12%.
Whether this is a bug or a “stealth’ed-in-feature”, it’s honestly become so bad that I just don’t care which anymore, I just wanna know, one way or another just what the actual serious ■■■■ is going on here –
–Yes really: it’s gotten that bad, and I surely can’t be the only Krieg player who’s noticed this?
(Aside: Yes, smart-guy/girl, I know how percentage-chance/probability works, thank you.)
I’ve got 2,600h in BL2 and a good chunk of that is with no less than three Kriegs (because I <3 our Big Guy forever, and it’s a rare play-session even now that he doesn’t make me LOL IRL) and the self-striking has never --I repeat NEVER– been anywhere near this bad.
Not even every mob-pull, I could at least grudgingly deal with that –But almost every single ■■■■■■■ enemy in every single ■■■■■■■ mob/pull.
Kill enemy (assuming a a chain of self-strikes doesn’t put you down, yet again) --> Face the next enemy --> swing --> Self-strike --> Rinse --> repeat --> broken up by getting out of Fight for Your Life, yet again.
(Aside some more: The Badaboom really is this game’s best rocket-launcher for this, by the way, at least for me)
What’s equally consistent: When trying to test this without enemies around, just swinging a melée strike --both in and out of RtB, then it works more-or-less like it always did, and how you’d expect.
Unless I’m going early-onset-senile and completely forgetting my Statistics training (granted it’s been a while, and I’m firmly on the wrong side of 45 now), then a truly random occurrence of that chance shouldn’t happen that often, that consistently. Yes, it’s theoretically possible, but the realistic chances are, if memory serves, pretty small.
Sure you could get chains, or even repeated chains --no doubt we all have every now and then-- but that often, in that more-or-less same situation, again that consistently?
It’s gotten so bad that I’ve more than once had to Q/T back to Sanctuary and re-spec to a guns-build (Bloodlust/Hellborn hybrid) for my game to even be playable.
Like I said, it was never anywhere near this bad before. Like, ever.
So I want to test this myself, hence the combat-log --IE, I want to play my melée Kriegs as much as I can, catalogue every swing (and self-strike) over as large a sample-size as possible, and then crunch the numbers and find out for myself, one way or the other.
Sorry, but I just ain’t buying the original tool-tip stat anymore with what’s been happening lately.
What say you, community in general, and Krieg-mains especially?
Whoops, I meant Silence the Voices, not Release the Beast.