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Archery is not fun: it's nothing like Oblivion or Skyrim fun

foxsyd
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Anyone else feel archery (even in first person) is a disappointment?

It's not that visceral experience I found it was in Oblivion and Skyrim. I don't feel like my arrow hits the target. But instead archery is just a shimmery wall that happens in the space between my hero and the mob. This is very unsatisfying.
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  • itsmalarky
    I disagree....I love how you can see the arrow traveling, and I love the delay of pulling the string and actually releasing it....it gives an incredible pacing to combat and makes it seem much more visceral. But that's just my .02.
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  • siuolly
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    I found archery fun. Played in beta hence I chose it as my main DPS. However, I kinda missed the Skyrim archery skills like "eagle's Eye" (forgot exactly what if was call) where it zoom in when you pull the bow.
  • Holycannoli
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    I would love archery to be like in Mount and Blade: Warband or Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, even Skyrim, but its just not possible.
  • foxsyd
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    someone mentioned to me I was getting the shimmery wall because I wasn't really aiming very well. I never saw anything like my arrow travelling... not that I recall. Anyway, I'm giving archery a second go. Practicing on small critters.
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  • Kellhus
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    So is the complaint is that you can't one shot things like in Skyrim?

    It's by far and away the most common weapon I see in pvp.
  • foxsyd
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    No, it was I can't see the arrow hit the mob at all . Instead I see a shimmery wall half way between myself and the mob. I'd just like to see an arrow arrive at the mob, and penetrate.
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  • Zooce
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    Strange - I see the arrow myself.
  • SirAndy
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    Archery in this game functions exactly like any of the other ranged weapons. It has the same "soft lock" auto aim like a staff etc.

    You are correct, it is nothing like archery in Skyrim. But i do understand the reasoning behind it.
    In an MMO, you have to have similar rules for similar weapons (ranged in this case) or otherwise different players will be at a great advantage/disadvantage.

    After playing this game for 8+ months, i have gotten over my initial dislike of the bow. Now i quite enjoy using it actually ...
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  • nova.terratrb14_ESO
    I use the bow, but dislike it. A lot of the time I'll click to shoot and nothing will happen, I have to hold the button down and release, which ends up being laggy as well. I'd much prefer a Skyrim option where I can aim without this stupid autoaim nonsense.
  • cmongo_ESO
    Kellhus wrote: »
    So is the complaint is that you can't one shot things like in Skyrim?

    I one shot things all the time.....snipe.....and if he is not dead...well he is not happy.

  • ZiRM
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    I'm having a blast with archery, just as I did with other Elder Scrolls games.
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  • Rothguard
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    I love archery but...and I know i'm gonna get some heat for this. I would like the option for auto aim to be removed. I do not like hitting something that my recticle is not even on. It would make it feel more real for me.
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  • fantom
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    Unlock Magnum Shot (Scatter Shot morph) and Snipe and go use those, then come back and try to tell me bow isn't fun.

    Snipe has a great animation and you can see the arrows very clearly.
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