Its a tad easier to dodge a spear than it is to dodge a shotgun.
Except when you’re kicked and almost instantly pierced by a thrown spear. And the blunderbuss is not a 1 shot weapon unless its point blank to the head, nor are pirates a melee dominant class.
What you did was compare the blunderbuss to the spear. Which is ridiculous because it is much easier to hit a target with the spread of the shotgun rather than the spear.
As for kicking the opponent, The stun period from the kick is not long enough to hit some one with a spear throw without them reacting. Either you have very slow reaction time from getting kicked, or you are getting major lag because you have plenty of time to dodge a spear after a kick from a spartan.
We will see if in the future this may create problems, but as it currently stands, the dory is fine.
What i did was compared two ranged weapons. One that is easy to hit with but low damage unless they don’t have a shield or you’re point blank and get a centre mass shot, in which as a centre mass hit with the Dory will kill outright anyway. If an opponent such as a knight or viking has his shield up and is kicked you have more than enough time to throw the Dory into him, and barely enough if he doesn’t have a shield. I’m running into players who have mastered it, you can begin the throw as your leg is extended straight out in the kick. Others will just wait for your dodge attempt then compensate. There really isn’t much a pirate can do versus a Spartan in melee with the thrown Dory being such an easy victory.