Charge was pretty crappy in ACR with the reduced accuracy, but it was good in ACB. I actually like that Smoke Bomb is the only real guaranteed stun ability now, and it just got nerfed last night. One thing I didn't like about ACR is how powerful it made targets. I think targets should feel hunted instead actively seeking out their pursuers for stuns.
Noctalya is a Ubisoft Community Developer, by the way.
The maintenance this morning brought the change we mentioned before to the smoke bomb: the area of effect for the smoke bomb has been reduced in height, which should greatly help preventing the two situations described below from happening.
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First we notice instances where visual effect can be interrupted by some map elements. For example, in one of the situations we saw, one of the players is standing on a rock, and does not get any of the visual effects of the smoke bomb. Yet, he finds himself to still be affected by the smoke bomb. This is due to the area of effect being set to an incorrect height (the tube we mentioned earlier). So even though players see the effect happening visually below or above them, they are actually included in the smoke bombís area of effect. This obviously causes a lot of frustration for players who donít see how they can possibly be affected by the smoke bomb.
Secondly, using a smoke bomb now interrupts aerial kills. This happens because of the height of the area of effect that we mentioned earlier. This area currently goes higher than the visual effect shows, which can cause players on roofs or other higher elements to be affected by the smoke bomb even though they cannot see that they are affected. Since they are from then on included in the area of effect, they will miss their kill in a dodge animation. As much as this can be a good - last minute - defensive tactic, it isnít the main goal of the smoke bomb. We feel the smoke bomb should not be an all-purpose weapon.