Except there's nothing realistic about gore and dismemberment. Literally, what we currently have is as real as it gets.
I disagree. I'm not talking about fantastical gore, but I'm sorry I've worked on job sites where we use machinery less dangerous then the weaponry in this game and have seen fingers and hands go by-by. If you think nobody ever lost a hand or a finger in combat, even if not the most common wound by a long shot, I think you're generalizing and simplifying a very complex "thing" that happened.
I've seen, in real life, someone lose a finger to an axe. That's not a fantasy, that's reality.
What we have is basically blood splattering textures. That isn't "as real as it gets", not at all.
Is the mod on Nexus a good representation? No. Constant decapitations are silly. That's not what I asked for.
Do you think how Javelins are simulated in BL as as "real as it gets"? I've never seen one take one to the chest but I bet their chest doesnt just stain red a little bit in a random pattern.
Appealing to the fantasies people have, can be a good selling point, yes. But as much, not appealing to fantasies and keeping it real, is also a good selling point. That's what this game is based on, and I don't see a reason to change that and start including fantasy depictions.
I reject your premise.
Some gore is "fantastical" some gore is not.
I am not interested in fantastical gore.
I am interested in realistic gore.
Don't strawman my argument.
Not when there's nothing to be really gained for putting in that extra effort. If the game starts appealing to one brand of fantasy, then what's to stop others? Dual wielding. Fantasy armors and weapons? Great sword bigger than a horse? Whirlwing attacks? Bikini armors. Magic? Dragons? Who gets the say in which fantasy should be allowed and which should not be?
It's simply not that kind of game.
Okay, now this is just slippery-slope fallacy strawman city. You're not replying to anything I've said or implied and are jousting your own fantasy argument in this last bit.
I'm going to be blunt: You assumed a whole bunch of implications from my post.
If you want to argue this isn't a good use of Dev resources, or that the type of realistic dismemberment is really hard to model and just not feasible then yeah, you probably have a decent argument I'd respect, but believing Bannerlord is peak realism and accusing me of wanting dragons is a pretty **** response.