Just to veer of topic a bit, what do you think might cause more body harm or potential death? a common stab you can survive depending on location while a slash not only tears thru skin but also can lop off a limb or two, causing immense blood loss. though this doesnt apply in rs because we have no blood.
exactly. this does not apply in runescape. its just a game so everything should be as fair as possible.
As to the thing about medieval weaponry - in 1 on 1 combat, all kinds of cutting blades were the most powerful. A spear isn't as easy to maneuver, same applies to axes/hammers. For a blunt weapon to be effective, the person had to had great strength.
and why cant a person have great str in runescape? right now about 68500+ ppl have 99 str. a spear might not be easy to maneuver, but it should still be powerful. there isnt a stat in runescape called "maneuverability" or something. spears should be concentrated towards stab and a bit of slash. have you ever seen people in war trying to maul people with a spear??
spears were actually used in hand to hand combat if u had ever watched any chinese war movies. the spear was a versatile and powerful weapon which could easily pierce chain armor and do high damage.
ok longbows and crossbows were powerful but im talking bout melee so range is out of the question.
so if your theory was true, it would be better to kill someone in war in a hit so axes and spears which were more powerful, would be better than a sword. so that proves my point that games are biased towardss swords.
Because movies are different from reality. we have proof of more swordsmanship that spear work, and im pritty sure the English/British army back then were more tipped in scales towards the classic of weaponry with Longswords and Claymores.
fine no movies. but if you checked out wikipedia or any encyclopedia, the spear was called the "king of all weapons" in Chinese. a weapon that was crap would never have got this title.