Some notes to you:
Rangers XBOW Combos takes forever to shoot, f.example;
Piercing Shoot: 3second each shoot, 3 shoots are needed, and then the combo comes with 3 seconds aswell, 3+3+3+3 seconds = 12seconds.
If you're not able to kill me by 12 seconds, or knock me down, I would be pretty surprised.
Barbarians knock you down, and when ur on ur feet again, it normaly says" Choose ressurection location" or w.e
So many things missing with rangers, this is ONLY for the XBOWS since I only have experience with xbows.
*Shattering stance: Nerfed- and now USELESS!, a skill that ranger really
would have needed.
*Piercing shoot :takes about 10sec to cast, this is useless.
*Piercing Shoot I does more damage than Piercing Shoot II, wondering how it goes with piercing shoot III, if this is gonna continiue, piercing shoot which takes 12sec to cast, will hit for under 1000 at lvl 80.
*Leghold trap: I seem to always put leghold trap, but it NEVER roots the enemy.
*Blood Puncture: NERFED? This "Blood puncture" tics for 10 damage.
*Most of the Rangers Feats points are TOTALY useless!
*Rangers at lvl 80: No DPS at all.
Another example: Melee character running around a Ranger, I'ts IMPOSSIBLE to hit this character,trap wont hit,cannot knock the person down, cant run away kiss my ass goodbye..
FUNCOM made a big mistake to nerf rangers, it WAS more balanced like they was before, if i see 1 more nerf on rangers, ill simply delete my character and start a barbarian
As far as I know in any other setting (games/D&D) except WoW primary bow users are able to use their Bows even in close combat.
what you wrote is right, but not what you thought.
in D&D setting you had disadvantage whenn shooting point-blank. You could negate it with feaths, but not fully.
And for suggestion - it is not suggested that you wont be able to shoot at point blank. You will be - just as in D&D , but with penalty.
I see it noly fair. It is technicaly hard to string a bow, when someone is swinging at you. I mean if anyone have shot a bow you would understand why. Crossbow is another story. but it seems bow and crossbow are the same in AoC, with no reload time so it doesnt matter.
As for shield, well i dont mind that they have it.
Ever swung a real waraxe? Far easy to load and shoot a bow 100 times than swing a full size two hand weapon for a killing blow. Bowmen don't shoot in melee as such but gimme the 250 yard range of a bow and i'll be happy to get the old club out when you get within 2 yards.
Just a game, in no way does AOC represent real combat
The ability for the rangers to equip a shield should be removed since they are not a tanking class and they should probably even not be able to fire a bow/crossbow when they are being hit with a melee weapon.
Yes, make it so that when you are being hit with a melee weapon you can't attack with a ranged weapon.
This should be applied to all classes that can use ranged weapons.
Rangers can keep the medium armor though, because you are going to need it.
I totally agree .. make the game more realistic...
also make it so people die on the first arrow in the head plz.