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#1 Sep 26 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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So is it just me or is the shield system in this game absolute crap? You have to reapply it every 20 seconds or so and it's not even a guaranteed block when you have your shield up. The skill ups on it are painfully slow and I'm lucky to get through 2 or 3 attack rounds before it falls. I really don't get it, is shield supposed to be this ridiculous or am I doing something wrong?

~Edited for grammar~

Edited, Sep 26th 2010 10:09am by SickleSageKiroh
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#2 Sep 26 2010 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
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I had presumed that having a shield equipped would provide passive blocking bonuses which increase when you take a more active role, but I have yet to see my shield do anything when my arm isn't raised. Also as you say, with skill ups coming in so rarely it is quickly becoming reminiscent of Guard from XI.
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#3 Sep 26 2010 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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No, you don't block unless you are using the guard skill. And yeah, it is annoying in longer fights. Eventually you get into a rhythm with it though. I'm expecting either higher skill levels or better shields that increase the guard duration.
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