Multiple bow/arrow option
I think it would be cool if we could choose between different bows for different bowman playstyles. Long bow would be your long range, medium-long pull time with good damage and low damage-over-range dropoff effect.
Short bow would allow you to move a bit quicker while drawn, have a shorter pull time, and more damage dropoff effect at longer ranges.
Then we can have a composite/recurve bow for the medium range effects between the short and long bows.
Then as far as arrows we can have a standard steel arrow head with moderate armor penetration, moderate flesh damage.
A bodkin arrow for more armor penetration and maybe penetration of lighter shields.
Then a broadhead or frog-crotch arrow with low armor penetration but more flesh damage and a possible light bleed effect.
A barbed arrow would be cool for more limb-specific damage or effects, like shooting someone in the leg/foot would cause them to hobble for a few seconds, or swing slower if hit in the arm.
It would be a real shame if I typed this up and someone already had thought of it but I was too lazy to look.
Also instead of having a "you picked bodkin!’ and getting like 30 arrows you can customize what arrows and how many you hold, such as picking 10 bodkin, 5 broadhead and 15 standard arrows.
I think these options would help archers do more of what they would like and have different playstyles and be more applicable in different situations.
Wingy last edited by
Afaik, there are 3 different kinds of bows, with different arrow types. The system implemented is much simpler tho.
SlyGoat last edited by
Well I’ll be damned, now I don’t feel so… original.
That there is exactly what I was suggesting… just made simpler.