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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005684Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Combatpublic2012-03-20 09:342012-03-21 12:05
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
StatusresolvedResolutionno change required 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.34.05 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005684: Throwing ammunition is far too effective in adventure mode
DescriptionAs a legendary thrower, I can throw arrows from a long range and routinely chip bones, pierce hearts, and pierce skulls and brains. This makes arrows much more effective than stones as thrown weapons. People on the forums are actually bragging ( [^]) about how they don't use launchers (bows and crossbows) in adventure mode, because throwing is at least as effective as a way of using ammo. Besides, with throwing, you don't have to switch weapons.

This should not be the case. Even a legendary thrower should not be able to get the speed necessary to make thrown arrows more than a mildly dangerous nuisance for the target. Thrown rocks and spears should be dangerous, not so much for their speed as their mass, but true ammo should require a launcher to be effective.
Steps To Reproduce1) Increase throwing skill to legendary (may not even be necessary).
2) Throw arrows at someone.
Tagsadventurer, bolt
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0005516resolvedToady One Absurdly Powerful Bolts/Arrows 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-03-20 10:10

Requests for balance changes generally go in the Suggestions forum. [^]

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-03-20 09:34 JasonMel New Issue
2012-03-20 09:43 JasonMel Tag Attached: adventurer
2012-03-20 09:43 JasonMel Tag Attached: bolt
2012-03-20 10:10 Footkerchief Note Added: 0021611
2012-03-20 10:10 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2012-03-20 10:10 Footkerchief Resolution open => no change required
2012-03-20 10:10 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2012-03-21 12:05 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005516

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