With the addition of multiple ammo types being added to the game, new weapons being added to the game and no mention of weapon modifications (silencers) coming in the very near future, I feel we need some kinda of “quieter” weapon for stealth play. Update 59 nerfed the arrow to make it “less of an option” and more of a “use it if you have nothing else” kind of weapon. While I do believe this change was very necessary, it leaves us at a point where there really is no viable stealth weapon. A compound bow would be a perfect filler for this and it fits perfect for a post-apocalyptic theme.
I cannot for the life of me remember where, but about 2 weeks ago I remember reading someone’s post who claimed Gary initially had plans for compound bows in the really early stages of experimental’s development, but it never went any further. How true this is I don’t know, but it might be time to revisit it. Changeable ammunition types fits a compound bow immensely, as there is a very broad ranges of arrow types, including but is not limited to, broadheads (would cause large bleeding), bullet points (less drop, but less bleeding), explosive (would be an AOE arrowhead with large drop), stone heads (probably the worst arrow head, but easy to make), heck, even flaming arrows. The list goes on and on.
It might be a stupid idea and I’m sure some of you would disagree with its inclusion, but I do believe a compound bow would be a very thematic inclusion to that post-apocalyptic feel, as well as giving us a “quiet approach” kind of option now that the bow has been heavily nerfed. What are your thoughts on this? Silly idea or would you be interested in having a quieter reliable weapon?