i think its about time this was addressed. A spears main advantage is that it has alot of reach. So why is every spear held so that alot of spear is behind the player?
as you can see from the masterful artwork i created, everything behind the red line is wasted. this part of the spear serves no purpose, and as you can see when comparing this part of the spear to the blue line, it is just under half the weapon length that is being wasted (minus the spear head)
Spears are not supposed to be held like this. insterad they should be held just after where i drew the green line. the length of usused spear should approximately equal the length of your forearm as this can be used to brace the spear when thrusting. holding a spear with half of the weapon behind you adds a conterbalance to the spear means that its actually harder to control. if someone knocks the spear tip to the side, you now have half the spear spinning out of control behind you.
This is a problem on every spear in the game. even holding a spear twohanded, you still have a ridiculous amount of backspear that has no purpose. this is a problem for long spears as well as short spears. The grips on spears need to be moved further down the spear shaft while leaving only a small amount of backspear. Smaller spears should have next to no backspear and should be held very closely to the back end. (the spear used in the image is the multiplayer khuzait long spear. holding longer spears one handed should have more back spear but still not this much, and holding this long spear twohanded has about the same amount of useless spear which makes no sense)
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