I think that the slowness of the arrows is amplified by latency issues. Lag is a lot more noticeable with a slower projectile.
I also miss how AoC’s bows worked: aiming with the tip of the arrow etc. In CMW I turn off the crosshair since all it does is distract me, but it would be nice if the tip of the arrow was where it used to be in AoC.
I had almost 300 hours in AoC, id say about 80%+ of it as an archer. I took a year or so break between AoC and CMW, so I’m not as accurate as I used to be, but I’m slowly getting better. One of the main differences I’m noticing is damage against Knights is much lower than it was in AoC. Mainly headshots. Also, though this is a new one, you can’t kick with the bow out. What’s the deal with that? :?
I also think you were able to swap weapons a bit quicker in AoC as well. I’ve noticed my weapons getting stuck while switching, showing my sword/dagger, but not working until I swap to bow then back again.
Hitboxes feel a bit off as well. Shoot the empty space to the side of someone and the arrow hits and floats there, but when you hit them directly in the face it just clips through.
Anyway, the game just came out so I’m hoping they take some of the feedback into consideration.