I am looking to purchase one or the other of these games. Which one is better in your opinion? Which one is the gaming community leaning more towards? Which game seems to have a better future growth plan? What are the pros and cons of each?
If I would point out one thing I prefer in WotR compared to Chiv is that in WotR weapons are ineffective if you are too close to your opponent (different for different weapons), compared to chiv where an overhead attack with a three meter long spear will insta-kill you even if you are hugging the opponent.
+ Historically accurate setting
+ Simulation-esque combat model where armor matters
I disagree with both points. The setting is at best historically inspired. And the armor doesn't matter that much because any weapon can penetrate it. Also the numbers are confusing and totally annoying. And when people reach a high enough level even archers will run around in full plate (not going to happen in Chivalry).
At the moment lack of content is a negative for both games imo.
I haven't investigated myself, but I know they nerfed the two handed sword by making it do less dmg at the beginning and the end of the swing in WotR.And something that neither game has: Making the beginning and end of a swing weaker than the center....