the ancient Chinese rider didn't use crouch lance bcoz that will un-balance them and easily made them de-horse.So, according to this historic facts,the crouch lance is canceled to all long weapons except one( in order to make some crouch-lance-fans comfortable, you can get a spear has the crouch fuction from the sheriff of the village when you get the mission "destroy water bandit". however, it is just 158 in length, too short for me and dangerous to get closer to the enemy. i prefer a 214 one if let me choose)OK, thanks for explaining that. You said there is no couched lance, but are there any normal spears which you can thrust (stab) with?
ZantaRagna says there are not - but I can't imagine there not being any thrusting weapons in the entire game. Personally I think using a spear like a sword looks silly but I don't know much Chinese history.
Read back my post again, this is what I said:
"Chinese don't really use lance, but spears/halberd instead. There are some Chinese martial arts for polearms specifically, and they use polearms more like 1hander/2hander than "lance"/polearm in vanilla M&B. So I personally think this is a very proper/sensible change.*
There's only ONE polearm type weapon obtainable in that mod - one of the newbie equipment you get, but I believe it's a bug and will be fixed in future versions."
LANCE is very different from spears...I did not say there's no spear in this game. In fact, I said that:
"Regrettably, there's no Couched Lance technique back in the era, and thus all polearms will be made either 1handed or 2handed weapons"
So you WILL see all those polearms (spears/halberds as I mentioned), but just that they are being labeled/used as 1handed/2handed weapons...I am not saying that you won't see any polearms at all, but they are made into 1hander/2hander. Sorry if I sound confusing, but this is what I really mean: imagine a staff, instead of being labeled as polearm, now it is labeled as 1hander/2hander, and then uses the bonuses from the Weapon Proficiency of 1hander/2hander...and Polearm Proficiency is completely removed from the game.
Hope I made myself clear now.
" but I can't imagine there not being any thrusting weapons in the entire game."
So no, there ARE a lot of thrusting weapons in that game, because you can trust/stab with 1hander/2hander as well.
"how about just use "veteran","master" or "royal" to split the grade?
I think non-Chinese can be easily to understand"
Because just adding these titles will not reflect what it really means in chinese =P
I think the translation should carry the "original taste" as much as possible.