As for me? I agree that the blurred backgrounds in the first two panels are completely unnecessary and distracting to the action at hand. The motion blur on the top panel implies the “camera” is spinning about the fighters, almost “Bullet Time” style. That's incredibly difficult to do in still media, and if this is just page one, it's actually a bit disorienting since the reader doesn't already have a preconceived image of the area all this action is taking place in.
As for the second panel, the type of blur implies an active zoom shot – again, not something one can easily pull off without animation to help. It isn't until the bottom panel that we get anything to establish the enviroment this whole fracas is set in. Nor is there any introduction, exposition or narration to clue us in….best case scenario is that one day, years later you look back on all this and think “Wow, I used to draw like that? What was I thinking?”
That one was interesting, as at the near end he implied there needed to be some narration or information to establish what was going on. I had to explain that there were other pages than the one I posted that set things up!
I have just given highlights of what was said.
I don't think I've taken anything out of context or misrepresented anything, but you can judge for yourself by clicking this link and reading the original forum conversation-http://forums.furaffinity.net/threads/99946-Harkovast-A-fantasy-webcomic?p=2553677&posted=1#post2553677