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DEVS: Please fix Throwing!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Merion, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Merion

    Merion Lore Master
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    I would really like to play a thrower, but they have so many disadvantages compared to an archer that it's really not fun.

    Apart from the natural restrictions on artifacts as a gargoyle, there are some severe bugs that really gall the experience:

    • Swing Speed: You can't seem to swing faster than 1.75 sec, even when you dex and ssi on the weapon say that you should be swinging at 1.25
    • First Hit: More often than not, you miss on the first swing. Even on really really weak targets (cows, sheep, gypsies) that you normally are able to hit 100% of the time with 120 weapon skill and 45hci (50 even for gargs).
    • Sweet Spot: Not really a bug, but you should really consider removing the sweet spot mechanic on Throwing. It a real big drawback with no advantages, when compared to the other ranged skill, archery.

    Throwing could be such a cool skill, but because of the afore mentioned bugs and mechanics practically nobody plays one. Please change that!
     
  2. NBG

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    As I would like to call it.

    Tweaking and balancing when it comes to expansion features will be over looked or take 1-2 years for it to be fixed.

    Do they want to fix it? maybe...... but hey Booster is more important!!!!!!

    More contents that lacks balance and tweaking to add on the endless pile of crap from previous "Hot Hot Hot Must have content"!!!!!!!

    If you don't see this trend then eh then now you know how the Devs operate.

    Do I like it? HELL NO! but I have to live with it since I love this old game and they know it. (Many people are in the same boat)
     
  3. MalagAste

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    I believe they said something about it being on the "list"... of fixes they want to work on.

    Whether or not they do work on it is a different story....


    But I agree it needs fixing.
     
  4. Storm

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    I have tried throwing multiple times and either i am just not doing it right or it just sucks .... I will try it again in a few months after I get done with The HS booster
     
  5. Babble

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    They should just make it like archery?
    Easier to tweak if something needs adjusting.
     
  6. Yalp

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    Yes please!

    Not to mention the bug for mage throwing weapons for the Garg Mage. Yes you can imbue 25 dci on it, but no, things like imbued hit lightening/fireball or enchanted weapon specials never go off... as opposed to a non-garg mage weapon, where the mods go off like clockwork.
     
  7. lorail

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    I have Been Playing A thower on Chessy now for a while and ever since I made it I have thought this chould be great fun till I run by the Yew Moon gate and see just how bad it can be. But I keep hope that one day I will be able to deffend my my self with a Littel Honer at least let me hit once before i die
     
  8. Merion

    Merion Lore Master
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    Yes, I can see getting a thrower to work in PvM (not as good as other templates, but at least working) but in PvP you're pretty much screwed with the slow swing speed and the sweet spot stuff.