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Nile

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Sling Use
« 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?
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evilcabbage

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 11:00:18 PM »
archery used to encompass all ranged skills, that has now changed.
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LucildaHunta

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #2 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.
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Riev

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #3 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.
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Vex

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #4 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.
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Delirium

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 08:10:51 PM »
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Nile

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 07:47:05 AM »
Thanks. Sounds like a good improvement. Slings are bad ass.
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Vex

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 03:21:57 PM »
Slings are bad ass.

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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 01:24:56 AM »
New goal: Take out a PC halfgiant with a sling.

Armaddict

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #10 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.
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Rokal

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Re: Sling Use
« Reply #11 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!