weapon request: Sling

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weapon request: Sling

Postby Kent » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:32 pm

I would like it if that simple and inexpensive weapon, the sling, were added to the repertoire of possible weapons.

It would be nice to be able to collect stones from the ground, similar to foraging sticks, to be able to use to sling. It would be also nice to be able to use the lead shots from the firearms store as sling ammunition.

I suppose a slung shot would do about 75% of the damage that a revolver in CLOK (an early development in firearms) would do. Perhaps a slung stone would do 65% or so.

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Re: weapon request: Sling

Postby Kent » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:35 pm

And as a similar request, I would like to have a mechanic to be able to pick up a stone from the ground and throw it, similar to the existing mechanic where we can throw snowballs.
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Re: weapon request: Sling

Postby Rias » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:17 pm

(Copied from the general changelog thread):

Slings (for slinging stones) have been released and can now be purchased in the general stores of Shadgard, Keth, Emleth, Westbrook, Nelra, and Morhollow. Accuracy with slings is dependent on the new Slings skill, and can vary wildly, especially when using non-optimal ammunition (riverstones are a good idea - they're nice and smooth, and fly better). Slings do not receive a damage benefit from Tactics Marksman, and always have a fumble chance which is very high at first, but lowers to a minimum of 5% at high enough skill.

It is now possible to forage stones in most outdoor areas. These stones can be hurled by hand, or fired with a sling. Some shallow rivers, creeks, and so forth may yield smooth riverstones. Herbalism skill does not help in foraging for stones.

Expect damage ratings, fumble ratings, roundtimes, and so forth to be tweaked.
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Re: weapon request: Sling

Postby Kent » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:10 pm

Rias wrote:(Copied from the general changelog thread):

Slings (for slinging stones) have been released and can now be purchased


A belated thank-you for this implementation. Now my character needs to locate a trainer for this one combat skill he is unversed in.
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Re: weapon request: Sling

Postby Vitello » Sat May 24, 2014 10:59 am

Perhaps sling should be given a bonus to remaining hidden in sneak attack. Reasons as follows.

Small projectile,
No bang, flash, or smoke like guns,
More of an arched trajectory harder to trace back to origin.

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