Longbows vs. Shortbows vs. Crossbows

#1KC_CheeseKingPosted 11/27/2009 3:16:54 PM
What difference, if any, is there between longbows, shortbows and crossbows; besides the obvious difference between damage and range? I mean, why even have shortbows in the game if they are inferior to longbows, and why have longbows in the game if they're inferior to crossbows? Surely there must be some difference, but if there is I have been unable to find it.
#2X-1Posted 11/27/2009 3:22:38 PM
Short bows fire the fastest, but are weakest
Long bows have a longer range, and reloads moderately
Crossbows, not sure about range, but are the strongest but also take forever to reload.

Like I said I don't know about the range between crossbows and longbows though.
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#3spiritualhawkPosted 11/27/2009 3:22:44 PM
yep
longbows can shoot much, much farther than shortbows, but have a longer pull (ie, longer shot)
Shortbows can shoot much, much faster than longbows, but range is very limited
crossbows can shoot pretty far, do good damage, but are the slowest yet.
hope that helps.
#4giocarePosted 11/27/2009 3:23:52 PM
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#5giocarePosted 11/27/2009 3:24:44 PM
I think crossbows are just so warriors can pull, or if you spec archery and want to wear heavy armor.
#6KC_CheeseKing(Topic Creator)Posted 11/27/2009 10:30:42 PM
Hm. I thought the shortbow seemed to shoot slightly faster, but I wasn't sure.
#7SilentHawk29Posted 11/27/2009 10:32:10 PM
You do realize they have their attack speed modifiers listed on the weapons, right?
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#8red255Posted 11/27/2009 10:34:11 PM
Crossbows are STR to equip bows.

Shortbows are... well short range weapons which tend to have rapid aim.
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#9jivebeaverPosted 11/27/2009 10:43:08 PM
with the new dex hotfix, i find shortbows to rock face with 100% dex bonus, crossbows have 100% too but theyre really slow. i mostly use longbows for when i have to shoot things with wars because those gain the most from even 50/50 str/dex

and range doesnt matter as much to the game it seems, for me 25m was an entire screen length at overhead so its unlikely to be a difference
#10FatCatAttackPosted 11/28/2009 12:12:33 AM
Crossbows get 110 percent dex bonus but yes it was a pretty severe nerf from it's 125% bonus. They're not that much slower actually once you drop their aim time down to zero both bows have a base speed of 1.65 seconds and crossbows have a base speed of 2 seconds. So pumping enough dex and they'll pull ahead but you have to really spec for it.
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