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General => Code Discussion => Topic started by: Nile on October 25, 2017, 10:59:12 PM

Title: Sling Use
Post by: Nile on October 25, 2017, 10:59:12 PM
I can't remember if sling use has always been a skill or not. Am I wrong to assume it's now distinct from archery and has been buffed a bit?
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: evilcabbage on October 25, 2017, 11:00:18 PM
archery used to encompass all ranged skills, that has now changed.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: LucildaHunta on October 26, 2017, 10:40:47 AM
It was always strong. People just tended not to use it. There are a couple of benefits to a sling besides free ammo.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Riev on October 26, 2017, 12:30:37 PM
I can't remember if sling use has always been a skill or not. Am I wrong to assume it's now distinct from archery and has been buffed a bit?

Archery - Bows
Crossbow Use - Crossbows
Sling Use - Slings
Blowgun use - Blowguns

They are now all their own separate skills, so you cannot become a Master Archer by only ever using Free Ammo Slings your whole life. Each one supposedly has its own benefits and drawbacks to discover.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Vex on October 26, 2017, 07:56:41 PM
Slings are their own individual thing, and imo, are very, very good.

I have spoiled the day of at least two rangers, with their 2000 coin bows, and their 100 coin arrows, who could not have anticipated the ruinous potential, of a handful of free stones, and my 12 coin sling.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Delirium on October 26, 2017, 08:05:36 PM
Archery still has its valuable uses, but yes, slings, crossbows and blowguns are absolutely viable choices in their own ways, now. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: chrisdcoulombe on October 26, 2017, 08:10:51 PM
"I used to bull's-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters."
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Nile on November 03, 2017, 07:47:05 AM
Thanks. Sounds like a good improvement. Slings are bad ass.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Vex on November 03, 2017, 03:21:57 PM
Slings are bad ass.

We ain't afraid, of no giants.  8)
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 05, 2017, 01:24:56 AM
New goal: Take out a PC halfgiant with a sling.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Armaddict on November 06, 2017, 08:03:35 PM
Kind of excited for this with the guild changes.  Poor man's archery being more common than 'highbrow' archery?  Yes plz.
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Rokal on November 08, 2017, 11:13:57 AM
Kind of excited for this with the guild changes.  Poor man's archery being more common than 'highbrow' archery?  Yes plz.

It would honestly make sense lore-wise too, considering the work it takes to make arrows and how valuable they are.

Slings aren't something to sneeze at!
Title: Re: Sling Use
Post by: Dresan on December 04, 2017, 09:12:55 PM
Now that we have three ranged skills, I can't help but feel that the hunter sub-guild should get sling use instead of archery.

I digress though, probably for another thread.