No, it really shouldn't be a priority for infantry to have the upper hand. The game was intended to be diverse and have multiple classes which all have strengths and weaknesses. Vikingr is a mod that focuses primarily on melee fights, limiting archers and cavalry very heavily. But even there, archers and cavalry can be an extremely deadly force when used properly. Native is the unmodded version of the game and both archers and cavalry are very strong there as well.
You are putting your words in my mouth. I claimed that this is a melee based game and that the priority should be put towards having a good fight instead of fighting it out as cav or archer.
Positioning and map balance is to blame for this, not one class being overpowered. I agree that the class balance may need some tweaking, but nerfing one to the ground and claiming infantry is superior is not the way it should be.
What is the point of fighting out a battle when the next thing you know 5 archers are camping a hill laying down fire on you. I don't blame the archers, they just want to protect themselves from being lanced in the back. I blame the game and I made a thread about this explaining why and included video to prove it is wrong.
The scoreboard is a completely irrelevant factor. First it were Leroy, Bryan, who dominated the scoreboard, people said the mod is balanced. Then it was the cavalry players like Archaen and people claimed the mod favors cavalry too heavily. Now, when it's archers on top, people say archers need to be nerfed. What it really shows is that people who make it their goal to be on top of the scoreboard by means such as suiciding to be on the defending team and death evading have a much easier way of getting there than those that play the game fairly. The scoreboard does not reflect the actual ingame balance.
I am not sure what you said. Something to promote archery towards what I replied that this game is called "Mount and Blade". What I meant with that is explained above. Of course I want archers to not suck and still be a good class to play. but as it currently is, this class that is used for players that want to get easy kills+good k/d. Just look at the global scoreboard. In fact just look at most siege round.
Edited by Jock, 28 February 2015 - 11:31.