I know, I guess you misunderstood me.
I am on your side there.
Also I checked again earlier on current testlive, Funcom changed all hyrkanian bow-recipes to thick leather as it seems. Though I only looked at spawned in IV thrall. (I simply assume they changed the I/II/III as well…)
Speaking of IV: I know that those are in range like at lvl 30 or something, then only a chance to get them, probably taking until lvl 50/60. But getting a II thrall is possible - the last time I checked on some t1 thrall even that one had the mid quality hyrkanian bow - but since probably each and every single recipe seems to have altered… Too bad.
But regarding thralls while still staying at this topic:
I totally forgot about the easiest way to get some hyrkanian bow! Grab yourself some enemy archer, knock him out and break him/her on the wheel.
I think all archer thralls come at least with a hyrkanian bow.
(If the devs didnt change that on current testlive.)
That being said, the hyrkanian bow-recipe should really be changed to normal leather!
I wrote that earlier as well, but I guess it was easy to overread.
And about Yulifus’ post… I kind of wonder that you comment that rhino-killing thing.
The hyrkanian bow is the second tiered bow. It’s recipe has been changed like months ago and I guess no dev ever thought about it’s recipe when the other bows came into the game.
The hyrkanian bow should require normal leather.
Also as I said earlier, it was okay before that combat update. Like Wyrm said, there have been rhinos in newbie area as well.
By the way:
People have been arguing because of heavy armor just because of the same reason.
It got a new level requirement, down from 35+ to lvl 10.
Of course people want to be able to craft that heavy armor at said lvl 10. But they cant really do that. There is said to be a single boss?kappa on the eastern half of that newbie river - a single one. I dont know about it’s current HP on testlive though…
@GaryIce compared to your AI-exploiting idea I think my idea with enslaving some random archer and getting it’s bow better…