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Old 03-30-2010, 02:27 PM
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When archers shoot will the arrows track enemy units? So will it always hit?
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:31 PM
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Nope. Arrows can miss since they are fired at a group of men/orcs/elves also the shields that are carried should be able to block arrows and formations themselves will give bonuses or penalties vs arrow fire.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:34 PM
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Right - the further the enemy is from the archers, the less arrows will hit. That is the general rule I think. Archers fire en masse [barrage]. There is very little of this "pinpoint" sniper-shooting that you see in LOTR movies or others like Robin Hood. That is very unrealistic. Archers are your standard, run-of-the-mill soldier with a bow and some arrows. Hence the barrage.
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Right I always figured that actually landing an arrow on the enemies battle line was to be considered a success as opposed to sniping them off. Think RTW with arrow barraging.
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I wish there was ever a game that could do both Like having groups that can take down large groups and stuff without having too many casualities or groups of easily trained low costing archers with a thing for covering the ground with arrows Hopefully there will be a little bit of both in this game Also then the ambushes would be rather bad for the ambushed, however if properly discovered and surrounded it can be very bad for the ambushers Hence scouting is a more active part of the game
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:32 PM
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Arrows in this game use advanced trajectory systems, arrows will be shot realistically in an arc (unless close i guess). This means arrows have the potential to miss if the target moves, however i think it also means that an arrow could miss a target but hit another behind it...

Yes think of barrages of arrows... That is exactly what archers will be...
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