To be honest i love it.
I actually love the new mechanic of it and even more so how it feels to play around it in your combo loop.
Its very hard for me to explain in text how i feel, but the whole having to shot to proc it feels good when playing. "I always shot anyways to proc my shadow comet" but the fortress added another dynamic part to my loop so that i now for example on my devastator i open with fortress and shadow commet, then i 2x gravity leap for despair and chase that up with 3 Equake and finally swaping to my secondary to proc moaning windds and then over to my pistol to proc ravenous locust. Then the loop resets to the start.
I pretty much do this on all other class char too. I open with fortress before all my attacks.
But that feeling you get, "Im not sure if its also the cool sound effect and visual effect that adds to the feeling" but Its that same feeling that you had playing with moaning winds and swapping between weapons to instant proc it.
It just feels good and in a right place.
What made this feeling feel so good and keep fortress still a great mod to use is the fact that they dint keep the 1sec cooldown between shots but instead went with 0.2sec cooldown between shots. So 3-4 shots and its proc'ed using a deathshield. Takes like 2sec.
I run it with other fun mods like shadow comet, Ultimate storm whip etc.
This is all on my AP build. So far played with it on all 4 class using AP builds on each and i couldnt be happier with the change.
I just want to say thank you for not totally removeing how we used moaning winds. Again the swaping to your secoundary weapon to proc it. Im very happy that this is still possible, bc that in your combat loop just felt great. I'm also happy with how they changed the gloabal cooldown as well as buffed the damage.
Using Moaning Winds still feels just as good as it use to.
In closing the Best part of all this is I no longer feel like im forced to run these 2 mods. Ive done many many runs without using fortress and moaning winds and i still feel powerful. The freedom is honest the best part. The feeling i get using these mods is still there "even better now with fortress not being a stat stick"
I'm happy! Thx PCF for not totally killing these mods and still keeping that good mechanic feeling when using them. Its Great.
TLDR: fortress and moaning winds is still very good and gives you a good feeling when playing with them. But also you no longer feel its needed to run these 2 mods due to other buffs to classes and skill tree's that PCF did.External link →