How so? Wasn't the old combat system basically "turn on auto clicker and face your way to victory"? How is this new system ruining PvP? Henceforth, "auto click your way to victory" will be shortened to "autovic".
Furthermore, the combat system removes the strategical aspect of minecraft, which coincides with the game itself, and replaces it with an unskillful, monotonous, pointless hitting people in timed intervals... It goes beyond reason how someone would deduce that this update serves any benefit to minecraft whatsoever, because i see none.
Because instead of autovic, you now have to judge the situation and act appropriately? Coordinating timing with spatial reasoning?
If there is any benefit you can come up with that i am unable to see,
You just said that.
i can provide you with an abundance more to suggest otherwise.
Which would be nice, because as of OP, you've submitted none.
Ask yourself, what popular game out there has this timed attack system, there wouldn't be many of not one..
Recently? You have the witcher series, dragon age (is that still considered new? I know it's still relevent as a series), secret of mana (SNES) and it's sequel had time between attacks. Shall I go on? Most MMOs are cooldown based with time between auto-attacks.
And then ask yourself how many games are fast paced and skill based.
You're not going to like this, but not as many. Even many FPSes have a cooldown between reloading, changing stance, or time between bullets. Generally, the faster-paced a game becomes, the more skill is downplayed as it tends to get in the way. Unless something has an act of skillshots or environmental manipulation; skill tends to get rather backgrounded. As a matter of fact, games with skillshots play better BECAUSE of timed attacks. It's not just autovic ad nauseum.
The point is, you must see it
You haven't provided
a compelling an argument otherwise.
, that this update must be removed as soon as possible, why make people go through the effort of making their servers 1.8 pvp compatible? That should be evidence enough to convince you that the PvP update must be abandoned.
Because the minority has tastes that differ from the majority? Not everyone likes coffee but wants a frappe, so they drink vanilla creme frappes instead.