Melee archery is so simplistic and easy mode after playing with everything the game offers my fingers get bored playing destro and I have to consciously tell my hands and brain to slow down.
if rays didnt exist i wouldnt even hesitate to go heavy hybrid or destro. But since rays are in and are insta cast it allows for insane skill.
Im actually going to go ahead and call it right now. In df 2 evrryones going to bitch about how light armored pure magic sucks. Im already planning not to be a mage without every school your better off just going easy mode bow melee that will free up mount leans for me too because i wont have to use 5x more binds then the wannabe robinhoods.
Going to be wierd only having to press 10 buttons to win though. Deffinately going to be a slower paced game df2 especially considering momentum which will prob fuck up sticky backing and cross hair wobble.
the more i think about what info av released the more i realise its going to be a much slower simpler game.
One thing I've noticed from watching top PvP gameplay is that what you eventually end up with is a magical orcs and elves style quake match. You got people bouncing all around the place spamming magical spells while firing a single arrow when whatever they really want to use is on cooldown followed by the signature whirlwind style slash if they ever manage to get close to one another.
I can't tell you if the current style of gameplay is good or bad because I have not reached that far to experience it myself. From what I've experienced while skilling up it honestly is kinda fun throwing magic missiles then melee spamming until my goblin or whatever runs away only to catch another magic missle in his back. I hate to mention it but it feels like GunZ where you exploited the original system in terms of melee/gunplay then the developers just let it grow into what it became instead of fixing the bugs. They embraced the gameplay style which is a really cool thing to do for their original community but in the long run it caused more harm then good.
Like I said I can't tell you from personal experience if this playstyle is good or bad. I can tell you this however, the majority will not be able to pick it up and that is a really bad thing for a game that is supposed to be massively multiplayer.
Vast majority is barely in the hundreds while the game has potential to be in the thousands.
WTB a Darkfall with Mount and Blade combat
"He got feet down below his knee"