I noticed on trello that you guys are looking into improving the current bow and arrow (more mods/retrievable arrows/arrowheads/etc.).
I’d like to add a few suggestions:
Poison arrows: Gather poisonous plans and make poisons with them. Poison arrows would be crafted by combining the chosen arrow with the poison. The poison would cause a cripple effect similar to that of breaking your legs (maybe not as severe)
Fire arrows: Slow animation involving the lighting of the arrow when drawn. Requires fuel/cloth/arrow to craft. Increased damage against player targets, provides light. Can burn wooden objects that a hatchet could destroy.
Shortbow: Smaller bow with a much quicker fire rate. Shorter range and lower damage. Good for run/gun type arrow play.
Explosive Arrow: Explosives + Arrow to craft. Explodes shortly after impact, causing area damage. Does not damage buildings.