Bows and Alt/Sub-weapon Comparisons


#1

So, I really hate the new longbow sprites. I feel like they are limited in design and look too similar to their predecessor weapon. A much better option would be something like crossbows, they would be distinct like the other alt weapons.
I wanted to make a chart comparing the sprites to show crossbows would be a far better design choice.

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#2

I added T0 because I think it would be cool if some classes began with an alt weapon. I was thinking something like:
Huntress - Crossbow
Rogue - Dual blades
Paladin - Flail
Ninja - Tachi
Mystic - Spellblade
Priest - Morning Star

I also redesigned Thousand Shot to be more distinct.


#3

TShot looks like it was dragged through the ground, at least normal one looks like the advanced machinery that it’s described as. Also, while a T0 alt weapon would be cool, it would probably confuse new players with mechanics they’re not used to yet.


#4

I guess it’s up to personal interpretation because I always felt it being the opposite. Don’t get me wrong I love the color scheme (doombow prob my favorite item sprite) but always felt It didn’t look mechanical at all. Making it more angular and dark like a gun makes sense to me more.

Also aren’t new players already confused about almost everything? Wouldn’t exposing them more early on about new mechanics help them learn/understand faster? (These are rhetorical questions)


#5

I do like the idea of certain classes having the alt wep as there base. Since weps have a “usable by:” list I dont think it would add much confusion.