I am not sure you are right. there are duels which I tried to not dodge at all and the best duelers do not land a hit at all. it is not only stance. there is something we don't understand on the new system. that's all.Not even sure why I'm still playing. Been inactive for past half a year visited my dead world to stir around, perhaps curious about new duelling. Quite frankly now is nothing more but stance guessing. Nearly all hits taken has been located on exposed side. My primary stats are well above 100, and 80 of my opponents were not random adventurers. There is not much left for tactical planning nor skills development. In essence You killed a killing.
The West used to be my only mmorpg game played till Dec last year. Heads up, not anymore :laugh: Anyway that was a penny of my thoughts.