What in the holy fuck happened to the combat in this game? This is ridiculous! I don’t know if it was a recent patch or from downloading the From the Ashes DLC but suddenly the combat has gotten ten times as difficult.
My Henry has strength 20, vitality 20, agility 20, warfare 17 and sword 20. He is wearing some of the best armor in the game, THE best that you can buy. He has the St. Michael sword, one of the best in the game, and a heavy shield.
I just went up against some bandits in the first “Interlopers” bandit camp quest (gotten form the custodian in the monestery) I took a potion and a lazerus potion before the fight and I BARELY survived. I mean I hit some of these guys upwards of TWENTY fucking times and they did not go down. I have the headcracker perk, I got a clean downward swing on a guys head six times and did not take him down. Another bandit I knocked down a total of FOUR times before I finally killed him the fifth. After the first time I knocked him down he got up and fought me without his weapon and nearly beat me to death with his BARE HANDS.
Then later I get ambushed on the road by some noob bandits in fucking nothing but rags with a few axes and clubs and they SLAUGHTER me. I got hit maybe five times and I was done, dead. Armor and health were 100% and I got OWNED by guys I would normally beat by farting on them.
What the hell is happening? I am livid, my super decked out high level Henry can’t even fight as well as he did when I was level one.
Is this a bug? Did it come from the patch? Or the dlc? Was the combat difficulty somehow kicked up because I progressed to the Interlopers Activity? If this continues I will not be able to play this game. There is no way a fully armored, highly experienced Knight gets so easily taken out by loser ass bandits wearing nap sacks. Unbelievable.