Zidders wrote:xani wrote:Chthon wrote:Having each weapon attack at full speed is required by realism, but this is a video game so we don't have to care about realism.
Realism, what realism ? In what army soldiers were dualwielding weapons ?
Also, here's a great post from one of the folks over at myArmoury
Did you just read first 2 sententes and started answering ? I wrote after that:
xani wrote: I'm pretty sure there isn't much of them, just because in "real" combat having even small shield is more useful, and if someone is using off-hand weapon it's usually for parrying, and "opportunity attacks", not as just "can i haz more attacks?".
I did not say dual-wield was not used at all, but there wasn't any army using it (because of what you said, hard to learn with not that many benefits etc. also less equipment = cheaper army ), and that if used it wasn't on par with main weapon, just "extra" for parrying and occasional stab. Dont misquote like that.
As for dual-wielding ranged, Mythbusters did a great show about it, they tested various "movie" styles of shooting guns and conclusion was that DW sucks and you're better off with shooting one gun, u'll hit more
It's still damn cool tho