i tend to use my imagination instead of taking what is on screen to literally.
This was not a troll thread. It was made into one by others.
All the OP is about is 'to hit' and Concentration penalties that most epic toons would not even notice.
Others decided to troll that. I thought it was mostly a joke at first, so I played along. I really don't think this is that big of a deal. Some good suggestions and comments came from it, but most of these pages are sickness. Shame. You all must be 15 years old and bored of facebook bullying or something. Wow. 5 pages on this non sense when I get up in the morning.
Anything that allows another character to negatively impact another player in-game will quickly be used by some for griefing.
This is not about destroying the game. It is just for more oops. I missed. I am right on top of him. A tap of the A key or D key should solve it. Especially at lower levels. It is about more fun. Not less. No trolling here. There are minor adjustments like this for ranged attacks, glancing blows and moving. Just one more minor thing to adjust for, or not if your 'to hit' is high enough and concentration to just have to use quicken for. I would really like this, and I don't think it would be that big of a deal breaker for anyone.
Even if you separate anything that can have an RL equivilent from things that cant, then try to compare things that can with their RL equivilent, it takes alot of suspension of disbelief to enjoy gaming. Its the same mindset youre in when watching some jet li movie where hes flying through the air and walking on water.
I can't refind it now, but there was a YouTube vid of a guy in WoW standing on a bridge on his mount. Every time someone would try to cross the bridge he'd kick with the mount, knocking them off the bridge. (Guess the bridge was over one of those 'bottomless' kind of gorges or something.)
See also: Forced Emotes on LOTRO side. If something can affect others, someone is guaranteed to annoy others with it.
In RL when three people are all (for games sake) "in the same 5 foot square" and they are trained combatants, they are protecting eachothers openings. When someone outside the formation stabs in at person 1, while person 1 parries and turns, the guy to their left cuts the opponent outside the formations arm off. Penalizing would not be the right thing to do. Having friendly collision turned on would be, if we were going for realism.
We can jump out of the water like a Dolphin! Carry 40 weapons at once if we want. 1000 healing potions. Stand in Firewalls made by our party members. Quickly change out our gear in battle as a free action. And we can stand on top of another character.
The uncanny valley has a long way to go. No Jumping out of water like a Dolphin. 4 weapons at most. 20 potions at most. Friendly firewalls and other aoe spells hurt us. Character pauses for 30 seconds to change out gear and cannot be accessed. (If you jump and forgot to put on your ff then you can't put it on in midair unless it is a ring. Standing on top of another character cannot be done. Nah I like the game the way it is.
So if I decide to slice the neck of my party members with my B-sword, do I get a shot at their loot?