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Randal #720772 28/10/20 08:23 PM
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I'd like to see swords and smaller weapons carried on the sides as well, it makes more sense that they'd be there and they are in other games (like Pillars of Eternity). The rapier on the back is very, very strange looking.

Larger weapons though... If you had a 'real' party they'd probably be walking around using their staves/halberds as a walking aid and/or resting them on their shoulders. I'd love that amount of walking/resting animations in the game, but honestly movement is 90% running full tilt around the maps. So then either you see your party holding them out in charge position all the time, or it sits on their back. I guess on the back will look less wonky in the game (especially when visiting the markets)?

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Any word on sheaths?

That would be nice.

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I would prefer waist scabbards.

Some animations are ridiculous with the weapons in the back.

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In about 30 years of gaming, I have never had anyone I know say that they passed on a game because of how weapons were carried. I was in a Legion of over 200 in Aion, and there were a ton of people in my DDO guild, not sure of the exact count, but in all the times we talked about games we were planning to check out or pass on, "weapons aren't carried the way I like" never entered into the conversation.[/quote]


Clearly, we move in different circles. wink

But joking aside, we have a discussion here, don't we?

The game is still being developed so we have a chance to make a difference!

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Originally Posted by vometia
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Oh yes, Dragon Age. I am pretty sure they introduced that weapon-on-the-back style out of necessary (easier to program). Now people build questionable scabbards to justify it. laugh Amazing. They do have my respect though, it requires persistence and creativity.

I don't recall where I first saw it; I thought it was Oblivion but mine was so heavily modded it's anyone's guess. It soon had actual scabbards, anyway.

My biggest gripe tends to be impractical sword designs that would be incredibly fragile and tend to have loads of pointy bat-wings and dragon-claws that would probably cause more injury to the person wielding it. That and the perplexing belief that swords weight "literally 40 pounds". No, they don't: that's not only completely unusable but physically impossible.


I have a simple challenge for people like that...pick up a standard fire axe (which looks puny, compared to these monstrosities in certain games) and swing it around for 15 minutes. After that, let's talk again. laugh

At some point games started portraying swords that are, by the looks of them, heavier than the person wielding them. This unfortunately pushed the "normal" looking weapon also to the heavier/bigger side.

I am glad that BG3 sticks to a more sensible depiction.

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Originally Posted by jinkaroo
I'd like to see swords and smaller weapons carried on the sides as well, it makes more sense that they'd be there and they are in other games (like Pillars of Eternity). The rapier on the back is very, very strange looking.

Larger weapons though... If you had a 'real' party they'd probably be walking around using their staves/halberds as a walking aid and/or resting them on their shoulders. I'd love that amount of walking/resting animations in the game, but honestly movement is 90% running full tilt around the maps. So then either you see your party holding them out in charge position all the time, or it sits on their back. I guess on the back will look less wonky in the game (especially when visiting the markets)?


Good point, this should be considered. However, the way the characters run/jog at the moment is a good compromise between getting there fast and this ridiculous sprinting all the time. At that pace it is very natural to hold a pole weapon in both hands. A simple additional animation to use the pole weapon as a "walking stick" while standing would sweeten the deal. The animation is even in game already, namely for the quarterstaff (see pics).

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Randal #723259 30/10/20 08:49 PM
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Yea i though this aswell ...

who the f puts a shortsword on his back?? Looks dumb af. I was kinda surprised they didnt put daggers on the back too.

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