Ok, where to start? First, the auto-release on the bow is annoying, and the REQUIRED holding time for a ‘heavy’ attack that doesn’t do extra damage is just a failure.
Bows need to be buffed, please up the damage. They are pathetic now.
If you are worried about bows being overpowered… counter with armor. That’s the POINT of armor. Give bows full damage equal with melee weapons and let the armor do the work.
Allow kicking with the bow. This is essential, and it’s rather dumb that it wasn’t included.
Bows have become useless, whether as hunting or sniping tools. And despite this supposedly being a ‘melee’ game, it’s untrue to the setting that bows be sidelined. Many characters in the stories used bows, in the original movie, Conan’s friend Subotai favored the bow and daggers, his love was killed by a poison snake fired as an arrow.
Speaking of poison, with bows being so hard to use for most people as is, if you aren’t going to buff them, at least allow arrows to be poisoned, for hunting if nothing else.