Just as shown in the video, spearmen’s weapon are flashing between two forms: guisarme when standing or marching, poleaxe when charging or crouching.
And be advised the same bug also happens to spearmen of Chinese and Mongolians.
In fact, there are three file paths for spearmen’s weapon. Models from different path are loaded when the spearman was standing or charging.
The reason for this visual BUG is: French, Chinese and Mongolian had spears with national characteristics in the very beginning. But later, Relic roughly unified the spearmen weapons of all civs into guisarme. Then you can see how reckless they were, they only changed the weapon model when the spearman was standing.
Now you know why the spearmen’s weapons were flashing.
I can guess why Relic unified the spear model, probably they were trying to highlight the level of spearmen by this.
However, personally speaking I really don’t need this.
The color of helmet is enough to highlight the level, and weapon model doesn’t help much.
So just change it back, I don’t even wanna call it a BUG if those weapons are not flashing, this is more an operational mistake.
I don’t know if they will fix this problem after spear models with the characteristics of all civs been maked (To be honest, I have no confidence in whether they are doing this work). But at least you shouldn’t let those weapons flashing! That’s ridiculous, seriouly.
Once you find this visual BUG, you can never fail to pay attention to it.
To solve this problem, I made a tuning pack which some people may have seen it.
But that is not enough, that’s means you can’t use another tuning pack after fixing that visual mistake. Also, you can’t use tuning pack in quick match or ranked game.
It’s really inconvenient!
I have no interest in bragging about my mod here. On the contrary I prefer this mod doesn’t need to exist at all!
And I’m not calling for an overhaul of the model in order to make the game absolutely historical.
All what I ask is to change the weapon model of French, Chinese and Mongolian back to the previous form.
At least, you shouldn’t let them keep flashing!
(Perhaps they were worried that the Mongol spearmen did not have a golden helmet model to distinguish their level. Fine, how about we fix this on the French and Chinese first?)
This is not hard at all, you can even do it with only a tuning pack.
Please do not continue to ignore such ridiculous visual BUG, it’s really uncomfortable to some people.
Thanks for your attention.