Is there some sort of trick to timing or speed of combo-entry? I hit 112, 121, 221, etc and end up just throwing a a couple of punches. I rarely actually get a combo out of them and I can't figure out why. I've varied how quickly I hit the buttons and all that jazz but still no joy. Thoughts?
Unfortunately, BOs will not choose to melee on their own. They will only use a melee attack if an enemy specifically attacks them at melee range. They'll do this with or without a gun, so you might as well give them one.
I hope one day they'll fix the AI on this, since enemy NPCs seem to have no trouble making use of their melee attacks.
Just to update and bump this thread...
My fed-klingon science officer is equipped with a batleff and engages properly on his own now. The batleff doesn't actually show on his animation until he is in a fight, but i can live with the sight of him carrying an invisible batleff so long as he uses it.
Hm. Do BOs melee properly? My tac Gorn just sorta stands there when I give him a Bat'leth, can they not use Bat'leths? Can Nausicans? Can Klingon bo's for that matter? It'd be a little disappointing if the BO melee AI still isn't any better than it was when the game opened
After starting a science alt and getting ripped up by PvE Klingon Swordmasters in the early going, I just got hold of a couple bat'leths and am seeing if my alt and her tac BOff will take lessons on its use.
Sorry for double post (though to be fair the other one is 20 days old!) but I went through the combos for the
Tsunkatse Falchion and the Lirpa. I have edited this post to more closely resemble the format used in the original guide.
This one-handed sword is fast and it seems tough to get interrupted. The downside to using it seems to be less chances to Expose as compared to the Bat'leth or Lirpa. Because the Button 2 attack does not have a chance to Expose, the sword Exposes less overall than the other weapons. However, damage is good and the animations are pretty cool.
1 - Slash - Basic damage, 10% chance to Expose.
2 - "Heavy" Slash - Slightly more damage. Does not Expose.