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I don't much care for throwing all spears, (especially since any rear-weighted spear would throw like crap.. it would go a short distance before tumbling), but I do of course support the notion of getting overarm to work. But you guys have heard that already.Dansk viking said:I was about to (once again) talk about the possibility of getting another spear animation: the overarm. I found the last time it was discussed here. Instead, since I now consider this nigh impossible in the Warband engine (I would otherwise love to see as many modes of the spear as possible, including underarm (under- and overhead) and overarm (thrusting and throwing)), I'd like to suggest something else which this video inspired me to.
I think you should allow for the throwing of all spears (excluding pikes etc. of course). You've already done it for some classes: instead of using "x" to switch between under- and overhead thrust, the assault troop of Epiros simply attacks up/down for the direction, and "x" is used to go to throwing mode. You should only be allowed to carry one of these in my opinion, and therefore have to draw your secondary weapon after throwing the spear.
It's usage is a given, historically. It's functionality is not really up to debate, nor are it's advantages. It's the actual animating that I think is the issue here. Short of learning to animate, or having the ability to mo-cap it, I couldn't think any way anyone could help either. I haven't seen a very good good overarm animation in any Warband mode myself either.