So I'm pretty good at games, I've never played a game where I'm ever not in the top 3 on the scoreboard the vast majority of the time after just starting for both KDR and objectives, but I am fucking AWFUL at this game. In comprehensively bad. And I don't really get what I am doing wrong. I did fine in Monday Night Combat, but in this game, I have the following problems:
I play Captain Spark exclusively. This is because he is what I picked at first and after doing so bad, I'm determined to get good and refuse to change to something else.
My problems are as follows:
1. I die extremely quickly and do terrible damage. I die to the starting bots, even once I'm a higher level. I can barely kill them. I'm attacking constantly with my sword, I really don't understand why I'm not doing any damage. Leveling up the HP or Weapon Damage abilities changes nothing. I get that this class is (probably?) meant to be a glass cannon, but I'm not figuring out how to shoot said cannon, as it were.
2. I have absolutely no chance against other players: I'm instantly put in a locked animation the second I get somewhat close and am instantly dead. I have no idea how to counter this. In the rare situation where I'm not animation locked, I do absolutely no damage and die nearly instantly.
3. Grapple doesn't seem to work. Nomatter what angle I approach people from, my guy grabs the air and stands there like a dolt. My latency is fine. Do you need to do it from a specific angle? Is there a specific way to do it?
4. I don't understand the alt fire for the sword. Sometimes I can use it, sometimes I can't. Sometimes I can spam it, sometimes I can't use it for 40 seconds. Sometimes I can use it after attacking a few times, sometimes I can't, and sometimes I can use it right away, or never in a fight.
I know that these problems lie on my end, but I've played a fair bit and I honestly can not figure out what I am doing wrong or what I need to do to play better. Does anyone have any advice? Am I missing something?