Please PLEASE give bows back the ability to control when they release a drawn arrow. Archery is NOT the same as melee combat. You cant apply the same concepts like combos and stuff. Thats not how it works at all. Archery is about TIMING and ACCURACY. With that being said, before the combat changes, we had both of those. We had control of when we drew and released, while moving, etc. With the changes you have taken away our ability to control timing. It’s a set 3 second draw or whatever. The human brain isnt a computer. We dont keep time with that precision. We do it by breath and heartbeat. Thats a fact.
I know you guys are doing something with archery. You took the crossbows away…hmmm i wonder why? Because they didnt fit ONE persons idea of how ranged combat should function? The combos literally make crossbows obsolete…which is why they are gone. because they are pointless now…because you changed the mechanics of archery…and broke it. Melee combat is tactical. Archery is more strategic. Can it be tactical, yes! Thats why we have crossbows, quickdraw(crap accuracy meant for close range) and POINT BLANK SHOTS. But that is where tactics STOP with a bow. Everything else is strategic. Timing…precision…
Look, if Archery is too OP for PVE or whatever, find something else to tweak with. Damage, the arrows, the bow, stamina, whatever. Find a different limit for the players. The current ranged combat is total garbage. Its nice you guys probably shucked out some cash to get some input from REAL LIFE professional martial artists. I know how to fight. I understand the mechanics. I know martial weapons. I also know archery. Two VERY different things. You could have payed me chump change to give you this insight and so much more. Don’t believe me? Pay some more money and go ask a professional archer…take my word for it. I’ve fought real time with martial weapons. I’ve felt the tension of a bow as I draw and, know the intuition and discipline required to put arrows on targets as needed. I also LOVE video games. You guys made some really positive changes with melee combat, no doubt. You nerfed archery to uselessness.
I love what you guys have put together here. This game is magnificent, and has so much more potential. You had Archery closer to realistic as far as player interface and action BEFORE the combat patch.
Please, PLEASE take a closer look at this. Again, I say you guys are doing a great job with the game approaching crunch time. Keep it comin’!