[POLL] Do you like the combat changes introduced in Minecraft 1.9? Why or why not?

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by c0wg0d, Dec 5, 2016.


Do you prefer the new 1.9 combat updates or the old 1.8 mechanics?

  1. I prefer the old 1.8 mechanics

  2. I prefer the new 1.9+ mechanics

  3. I don't know

  4. I don't care

  1. Mickeyheart

    Mickeyheart Grandma Mickey Helper

    I like 1.9, because it helps me with my PVP. I'm not the best at PVP, but with the 1.9 combat updates, I'm doing a Lot better.

    -Mickey ;)
  2. Frazure

    Frazure Part time Firebender and Cat whisperer VIP

    I like the challenge and the more realistic version of 1.9s PVP. Axes doing more damage is awesome. Shields are cool also, and the cool downs, hey, it takes you a while to raise your sword to attack in real life. Its like, 15 pounds or something. So, I think 1.9 PVP is good.
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  3. Mattsion

    Mattsion Expert

    l like the 1.8 mechanics better because Im used to it

    we all are

    and in about a year or so

    everyone will like 1.9 because then we will be used to it (and hate skeletons even more x()
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  4. Kyukuro

    Kyukuro Ronin Moderator VIP Elder

    I don't think that's true. 1.9 has been out for 10 months now, and I'm used to the combat mechanics from playing SVS.
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  5. I second and svs has only been reset a few months and I was used to it within a week or 2 and it was completely natural to me.
  6. Pigichu

    Pigichu Expert

    Im just wondering what the next update will bring into PvP...
  7. justdiego_

    justdiego_ Designer/Musical Actor/Writer VIP Helper

    Honestly, I prefer the 1.9 PvP system. With the new update, it takes such a long time to kill the opponent. Because of this, I sometimes get frustrated. Usually, my weapons would kill them in a few shots, but now they're equally as powerful and they end up winning. Also, I get lag from time-to-time. I'm not too happy with the cool-downs either. Which is one of the main reasons my weapons don't do as much damage. That's all. ~Diego
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  8. Pacquiaoo

    Pacquiaoo Artisan VIP

    I absolutely hate 1.9 pvp
  9. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    Can you explain why?
  10. CaptainFinner

    CaptainFinner The Funny One VIP Helper

    I hate the duel-wielding. You can't really see when they are aiming the bow!
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  11. Pacquiaoo

    Pacquiaoo Artisan VIP

    Duel wielding, like @CaptainFinner said above I feel like I can't aim the bow. Also, I was really good at old PVP but now I'm bad :p
    Also, it takes a long time to kill someone with good armor now.
  12. zilory

    zilory Expert at Dying While AFK VIP Helper Elder

    As far as 1.9+ PVP I like it. It encourages you to be more strategic (e.g. getting critical hits, strafing, timing your attacks). And as said before, makes fights last longer.
    I have a different opinion of PVE though. A huge swarm of mobs is not a vanilla Minecraft situation (usually). The sweep attack only deals half a heart to other mobs within a one (I think) block radius. Which makes a small dent in a swarm of 50+ mobs. Some solutions could be to either find/make a plugin which you could select certain regions to make 1.8 or 1.9 PVP (though I don't know how hard or possible that is). Or you could change the kits to better suit 1.9 PVP. Such as more TNT/ potions and more oriented around bows rather than swords.
    As for all the people complaining about the dual wielding, if it was full 1.9, 10, or 11 the shield would not pop up when you block.
    I think that was the goal. Good armor should be "good" You shouldn't be able to kill someone with "good" armor easily. Even if you have "good" gear yourself. I think that's sort of what Mojang was getting at.
  13. Pacquiaoo

    Pacquiaoo Artisan VIP

    If you are referring to the cooldown, Mojang implemented that to the game to hopefully make pvp not as focused on ping.
  14. zilory

    zilory Expert at Dying While AFK VIP Helper Elder

    Don't remember what I was referring to :p
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  15. c0w I would like your opinion on the matter can you put in in your original post and I am pretty sure everyone else would value your opinion too.
  16. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    I will, I just didn't want to sway anyone's vote/opinion before voicing my own. :D
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  17. Abbz05

    Abbz05 Ninja mask wearing wolf Moderator VIP

    I didn't read any responses, so I apologize if something was already mentioned/discussed.

    My thoughts:

    I like the new 1.9 combat; I'm used to it, and it aids in obtaining XP from mob farms quickly.

    I'm not an expert on plugins etc, but I feel that if anything were changed with combat in future updates, that modifying it to Sandlot's preferences would be complicated/could cause issues.

    I think the best is just to accept new updates as is - you get what you get and don't throw a fit! :p
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  18. WutJumbo

    WutJumbo Expert

    But Mickey I can't kill u a ton!
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  19. Monkey_Chicka

    Monkey_Chicka is stumbling along as best she can Moderator VIP

    I don't play PVP, just survival. I don't like the changes, but mostly because I'm an old dog who can't learn new tricks. :) I still try to right-click to block with my sword when a creeper blows near me. I can't seem to learn to use a shield. Carrying a shield is like carrying a big door around which blocks my view. My son, who plays a lot of PVP, likes shields and such though. I am voicing my opinion but don't take it much into consideration. I don't like change much, and I think the next generations should have more of a say. I still have fun when I play so that's all that really matters. And I do like that skellies are more of a challenge, annoying as they are. :) Just wish I could learn to block their arrows!
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  20. llamas22

    llamas22 Adept

    The new stuff is cool,but the timing attacks on swords is annoying. Does it seem strange to you that there is timing in oyster but no timing in mobareanas?

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