Pounce interrupted by pouncee's weapon a bug?


#1

Noticed this most commonly on assaults where some of their weapons prevent themselves from being pounced on. I believe this was raised before with Markov’s lightning gun doing that but it also seems to happen with Torvald’s shotgun in this video (at the 2:06 and 2:18 mark).

A quick forum search pulled up a previous discussion where players mentioned it was intentional as the rate of fire is so high it breaks the animation. But isn’t it a bug then that I can’t pounce a lone target as their weapon keeps interrupting? I mean I have no problem pounding him to death with melee attacks, but sometimes, you just wanna do it the old-fashioned hunter way :wink:

The only problem I can think it presents right now is the extreme scenario where as a monster, I’m pummeled to a sliver of health. I’ve sent three hunters to meet their creator and all that’s standing left is a healthy Markov, who if I don’t pounce, is gonna have me for supper. However, his lightning gun breaks my pounce animation and kills me.

So is this something that needs to be fixed, or…?


#2

Yeah there was a game where I couldn’t pounce a lone Lennox because her lance would interrupt me mid animation…


#3

This is just how it has always been and it always bothered me. But here we are now and it still exists so I feel like it is not going away anytime soon xD


#4

This really should be changed so that only OTHER units’ attacks can break a pounce, not the hunter who is pounced.

It would make it feel more fluid, and less “omg wtf, I pounced you, you saw it!”.


#5

it stops you because you have to finish the animation and any damage during the pounce will break it. Every single hunter can do it. I can do it as Val.

As far as I’m aware its an intended mechanic. You can even pounce through attacks if done at the right moment. For instance: You can pounce Hyde or Markov even if the weapon is currently hitting you if you do it between the damage ticks actually register.


#6

When there’s only a single hunter left standing it’s already a heroe’s job to not die, every little help the lone hunter may get is fair. If a hunter killed you alone trying to pounce you didn’t die because you couldn’t pouce. You died because you lost too much health on the earlier skirmish


#7

Afraid you missed the point. The question here isn’t what’s fair or not. Its a question of whether or not this is a bug.