(ii) Kinda true...You can fake a swing by pressing Q or you can shorten/extend a swing by mouse-dragging.
BTW you have 2x (ii) so moving along
(ii) Untrue...You block by pressing the rt-M and pointing at the oncoming weapon. If you get their tip at centre of your screen you can block 360.
(iii) Untrue...Really depends on the "weight" of the weapon. Very few weapons will kill one of the armoured classes in two "slashes" (maybe two overhead strikes). That said I can kill an un-armoured class with one overhead strike with my Maul (basically a sledgehammer)
(iv) Can't comment as I haven't actually played WOTR
(v) Untrue...A perfect strike to the leg will sever that limb just as a perfect slash to the neck will give you a decapitation. Can't comment on the complexity of WOTR hitboxes.
Chivalry still feels like a mod
It was grown from a mod...The same guys that made it made the awesome Age of Chivalry mod for HL2. That's one of the reasons I like and support it. A bunch of guys started out in their bedrooms and have built a studio... Launched a kickstarter...Built a game exceeding what they promised (with more to come) and are pretty much doing what they dreamed of when they first made the mod all those years ago. I actually think for a small start-up their work is fairly polished and has very good steam integration...Well worth $24.99
and a lot of things look abhorent. I saw viking ships for instance buzzing around the harbour like motor boats.
Might want to look at your Drivers or perhaps an upgrade...I've seen nothing like this.
Historically chivalry is a complete mish mash...Its game of thrones NOT medieval I am sorry.
And that's a bad thing how?
Although not really getting what you mean about Eastern (I assume you mean the Masons). They don't look really eastern to me. They've done a similar thing to what TF2 did... ie: Make it very easy to distinguish team and class from a distance so you can prepare tactics (which you need).
From what you've said I should probably check out WOTR but I have a playing buddy that was all over it at launch but has been playing C:ME with me since it came out.