Maybe, but I was talking about casual, everyday play here. Normal Native servers are not known for the teamwork involved after all.
I just referred competitive play because it's where the point of their use is more obvious. They still have intelligent applications in public play, many of them the exact same, even if only to save your own skin, you just gotta be crafty and know the right moment to use them.
Definitely shouldn't be underestimated.
My point is, throwing weapons have their role and different advantages in both Modules, and I like them both. In Vikingr they're deadly, 1 hit wonders (which is amazingly satisfying), or greatly damage shield should they catch one.