I know there as been many forum posts about this and everyone has their opinion on whether the dueling-based system works or not. I couldn’t find a topic on this forum where there has been an official feature request for this.
Can we please have a console command or something to toggle the autolock for those of us who don’t find that it is working well for multiple enemies? An argument to support this is how you don’t have this feature when on horseback or having a bow out, where I find it is easier prioritizing enemies without a locking mechanism.
I know this may not necessarily be easy since the dodge/block seems almost tied to the locked enemies striking but that means you are 100% unable to effectively deal with a second attacker, even if your shield is facing him. Let’s not have the debate on whether it is realistic or not since there were combatants that were most certainly able to deal with multiple opponents, I just don’t think auto-locking helps in those situations where priority has to be switched often and fast.