Shaman kind of got what I said wrong I think
We have a deflecting button as razor said, it's not deflecting that's troubling me but it's the 'feel' of the whole thing.
Let me explain:
With 60DP, you're walking through shots and not caring, because there is no danger nor a danger 'feeling' nor any kind of feedback that you're actually getting shot. With 35 or less DP, the jedi's world changes from the 'feel' of unreal tournament to the feel of tomb raider. You are forced to walk, are panicking and are very close to death and even though you still have more than half
of your DP you know you are a goner.
The 2 situations we find in OJP gunner vs jedi combat as stated above. Making guns drain FP is not going to work unless our FP is going to recharge far quicker, stumbles are in my opinion overpowered even if $ and $ are added in as precautions.
I really have no idea anymore on how to fix the feel of it all.
One idea would be to somehow find out why shots are being deflected behind or in the body of a jedi sometimes, the other would be to elongate the jedi's fighting life by either lowering the critical DP range or just giving jedi a 100% DP pool to start with.
Then, there's the whole getting shot thing. I still can't figure out why, but in MBII, getting shot has a far better 'feel'. You KNOW you got shot, you KNOW you deflected without ever needing to see the animation or effect. Battlefront 2's feel is pretty good because they have some whack animations for deflecting. I remember in the phantom menace game deflecting had a good feel because the shots were very slow travelling.
Dark Forces/mysteries had a nice feel because of the effect of the big orange/red shots hitting the huge orange saber and the animations kyle would pull off.
Aside from animations though, if they weren't there deflecting would still feel pretty good... I can't wrap my mind around it. One theory could be though, that the whole "shots passing through your body before being deflected" thing is the culprit.
Any way we could try and fix it?
VVV there is no danger in Dark Forces or BFIII either.