ok i played with the blunderbuss for like 5 mins
i laughed really hard at how ridiculously easy it was to get free damage + knockback, literal point and click
playing ranged in this game is such an awful joke it’s quite hilarious
Yes the damage ain’t much at long range. Have you been on the other end of one? You know its effective range is short.
Ever run at pirates? You’d be surprised at how many do actually miss you with a bloody blunderbuss when you are almost in range with your melee weapon. Its hilarious. I thinks its the 0.5 second delay before the main charge actually goes off and fires properly. Also the fact at close range there is pretty much no spread and its like trying to fire the pistole at someone. I personally don’t play pirate much in groups. The groups are all on LTS. But I play as other warriors.
Don’t avoid the pirates. If you try and run away from them your gonna get shot too.
Its even possible as the shieldless samurai. You lose more men on the initial charge but if you hold your course no hesitation and you equal there numbers thereabouts your team will make contact.
Yes its easy to deal damage with the blunderbuss. The loud noise and the big flinch it looks like you do tons of damage. You really aren’t.
Kills are another matter.
Go shoot a knight with a shield point blank and you will still have the disadvantage. Even with a spartan.
Youre making a lot of assumptions, like discounting the ability to perform well in melee as a pirate.