Forget the images that video games burnt into your brain and answer this question:
You stand 2 meters away from a hostile going toward you with a “pointed stick”.
Do you reach to the quiver, take an arrow out, put it on the chord, draw the bow, aim and release?
Just saying… anyone who thinks that “bow-only” gameplay should be an obvious option needs to get real. The “quick shots” we have using light attacks with bows are super unnatural.
I would love to see a mechanic that make bows take huge durability hits for being drawn out while attacked in melee.
Archery has a lot of advantages and uses based solely on being a ranged weapon.
Good thing it cannot be shot as effectively while moving anymore.
Most of the bow damage come from arrow type now - this is a very good change.
I see quite some accuracy/grit builds around. Base idea is to roll away and shoot. It is hard for me to image that after a few backflips all arrows are still in a quiver.
I know it is fantasy but even there should be limits. Robin Hood used a sword a lot.