I was certain I’d find this already having been discussed, perhaps even exhaustively. But alas, I did not.
We all know that bow use is far from perfect at the moment and that the developers are going to “look at” archery after launch.
Perhaps in the meantime, the developers could give a temporary boon to bow users by allowing us to kick with the block mechanic such as with bare fists and other weapons in lieu of some possible future special attack or defense (like the dagger back flip)?
I must assume it’s by design that we cannot kick while holding a bow, but I’ve no idea the reasoning behind it other than someone considering it yet another thing to make bow users OP.
As stated, I am making this suggestion as a possible temporary and tiny band aid to archery as a whole and to throw a little bone to dedicated bow users. I know I wouldn’t mind being able to stomp on a croc’s face or kick a spider right in the sac before dodging and attempting to get off another weak shot.