Backstabs are important in PVP?

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    Do you backstab in PVP?

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    Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Carphil on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:00 pm

    In my opinion, if backstabbed did not existed, 40% of the people would quit PVP. What do you guys think?

    And please do not turn this into a war


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by bloodpixel on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:01 pm

    I usually don't BS so I wouldn't really care. Though, I would imagine people would get angry.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:04 pm

    I will one hit kill a person, with a parry, but I pretty much never Backstab in PvP. I'd like to say I'm above it, but rather I can just never get one to land if I try. Whenever I do try I always end up behind them, hitting attack only to appear five feet away being backstabbed and instantly killed. I'm not a fan of BS in the current PvP set up, because of the lag. I might PvP more without it.
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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Carphil on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:06 pm

    Parry is totally fine, thats why daggers exist, but backstabs are waaay too much laggy. Only a skilled player can parry, but anyone can backstab.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:08 pm

    I assume strafing while moving forwards is a big part of PvP? 90% of my fights go like that, someone basically pushes shield first into me, then a backstab that doesn't really look right. I was always wondering is it truly lag or are just the hit boxes a bit wonky?

    EDIT: Aside, don't confuse my Parries for skill. I really suck at PvP, I just get lucky sometimes when people are too aggressive.

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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by SiR10iN on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:10 pm

    This poll is pretty ridiculous, the options are dumb. It sounds like you're just mad bro. There are many many many ways to avoid a backstab, and if you want to get any better at pvp I suggest you learn how, because posting topics like this are annoying to say the least.
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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Liff Daddy on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:11 pm

    All I see when I PvP is the person running around in a circle trying to BS me. I don't go for a BS even if it appears open, it's dumb.

    I will parry/riposte though.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Emergence on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:21 pm

    The poll options are very biased towards favoring those who don't backstab. You aren't going to get honest discourse if your opening statement mocks them. Also remember that lag is a two way street and can present problems to a backstabber who thinks you're somewhere you're not. It's not always a home run.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:26 pm

    i'm much better at the 'smash things' approach. it serves it purpose though, you let the opponent get behind you and you have it coming. not hard to defend against, really.... know when and how to use lock and how to recognise and stuff/punish an attempt and it almost never happens unless i make a clumsy mistake. rolfap helps. imo bs hitbox should be shrunk a little though, reduce lagstabs. now full havels with flipring and lightning ectoc? i admit thats frustrating


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Carphil on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:29 pm

    OMG Ok I will delete this, Just for notice I did not voted, because I backstab in pvp, but without the ring. Anyway


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Carphil on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:35 pm

    There is no way to change the poll questions? Oh right now I will be hated forever.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:37 pm

    Carphil lol that poll is almost as good as thoushallparry's. You know the one where the second option is "no i like troll souls"

    If your question was better put would have been a nice debate.

    I don't go for backstabs in duels, but in random invasions it's anything goes i will take what they offer. (long as i dont get pivoted first eh? silly)


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Carphil on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:40 pm

    Yea after I read what I wrote, it looks pretty wrong, sorry about that. I was pvping in Painted world, and many people were just camping where they summoned me through the red soapstone, and they just backstabed me with the hornet's ring while I bow. So I wanted to know, what makes people do this instead of having a nice duel? Ignore this thread and answer the other


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:46 pm

    Nah, this thread kinda funny, deserves bumping until more cynical posters can get their teeth into it silly

    will gladly post on other though i enjoy conversations like this one.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:42 pm

    If only it were as simple as facestabbing, I did enjoy playing spy from time to time.

    To your new question, Some people just want to win plain and simple. Some like myself love challenges and honourable matches(Even though I lose around 95% of them), while others just like to kill and get souls. Cheaters gonna cheat, players gonna play, and gators gonna gate. As they say.
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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Whknight on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:03 pm

    I don't think my no vote really counts, people don't really live long enough to be backstabbed by me. I have been backstabbed a few times and it never does any threatening damage to me, I usually just swap to WoG, bait them to try again and blow them up.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by sids09 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:09 am

    What's a hornet ring?
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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Yesuurd on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:11 am

    I answered yes in the poll but I think you should have left it at "do you backstab in pvp"
    or do you think backstabs are important, didn't like to answer that I cannot win a pvp match without backstabs that is too much and not always true.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Blazefury on Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:51 pm

    SiR10iN wrote:This poll is pretty ridiculous, the options are dumb. It sounds like you're just mad bro. There are many many many ways to avoid a backstab, and if you want to get any better at pvp I suggest you learn how, because posting topics like this are annoying to say the least.

    Says the backstabber. Anyway, it's part of PVP. Pretty annoying. I go for the pivot at times, but I dont use the Hornet ring and I prefer well fought battles, which are harder and harder to come by these days in Dark Souls.

    There's just too many morons playing this online. I've had better experiences with people while playing something like Battlefield or any other FPS (which are full of ********).


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by ted1023 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:52 pm

    I was just in the P/W and had 5 great fights 2 summons and 3 invations. I didn't win every fight, but they were just great cause not one went for the back stab and no circling .. it was fun, now, with that said if I had positoned myself to get back stabbed once, I would not be upset..It would teach me a lesson..lol The game is a kill or be killed game but PVP should have to do with some skill and timing. I think if all you do is search for back stabs and OHK you may be cheating yourself out of a great duel..


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Yesuurd on Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:00 pm

    I don't see a big difference between slashing away with a BKGA or any other stagger weapon than looking for a BS, both tactics have their disadvantages and openings for the
    opponent to take advantage of.

    Some hate buffs, some hate WOG, some hate TWOP, some hate BS, this game is crazy.



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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by JY4answer on Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:07 pm

    Is there no middle ground besides the two options? Namely, normal fights but go for a BS when there's an openning? Besides, if its a farmer trio, I don't give **** I'm hornet ringing that ***.
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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by reim0027 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:27 pm

    Backstabs are important for this game. Especially for Turtles. BS fishing and spamming are annoying. And, wakeup backstabs/chaining backstabs really suck. But, they all can be avoided, and the pivot backstabs are easily seen.

    But, if all someone does is BS fish and chain, then the fight is boring and crappy.


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by Glutebrah on Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:38 pm

    BS is how i deal with 2v1 and 3v1s and flaskers


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    Re: Backstabs are important in PVP?

    Post by DxV04 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:24 pm

    I gravelord therefore I am faced with 2 vs 1 or 3 vs 1 situations. Critical hits are essential for survival.

    And lag affects parry and riposte as much as it affects back stabs.

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