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Parrying What Life Throws At You, posted on Wed Feb 7 15:03:54 2024
Posted by: Kadath
Category: General
An issue has been identified that made it extremely difficult for anyone using the 'parry' response to defend against the majority of ranged attacks (anything using the thrown/fired skills).

This will have had a significant impact on players who rely on parry in places like the smuggler caves and copperhead mines with aggressive NPCs who like to throw things. It will, however, have been advantageous for players using ranged attacks against parry-using NPCs as well.

The modifier that favoured the attacker in these situations has been reduced somewhat and the current plan is to reduce it further, but to monitor the effects of the first reduction to ensure there are no unintended knock-on effects. We expect this change will be a net benefit to players as the majority of players will be on the receiving end of thrown attacks more than the other way around (ranged attacks against monsters while sailing are unaffected by this change).

Consider this a caution if you happen to use ranged attacks in combat on a regular basis. If you experience any oddities with ranged combat that you think constitute a bug or are otherwise unfair or unintended, please submit a bug report.

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