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    Hey guys,

    I wasn't sure if there was a difference/benefit to using one over the other? I'm thinking of going weaponsmithing as one of my profs, and I am trying to figure out if I should be making bows or guns. Or is it just a preference?

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    Oda

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    Just a preference it seems. I've had a lvl 30 blue blow and 30 blue gun, they were identical in damage and stats. Only real difference was that the gun was loud as hell everytime I shot, which was kinda cool
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    I prefer guns just because they are cooler. But if weaponsmithing provides the same stats for both guns and bows of the same level, I'd choose whatever costs the least material/is easiest to get material for.

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    Guns so you can annoy your entire group with the sound of it.

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    Bow for pvp, less noise and people are less likely to look around to see where its coming from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrkle View Post
    Guns so you can annoy your entire group with the sound of it.
    ^^^^^^^^I approve of this message.

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    I really hate the gun because of the noise. After a few hours it gets old. So usually roll with a bow. Unfortunately I got a purple gun in the last beta and couldn't resist using it as my primary because of the high dps and stats.

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    To use: Make whichever gives you the best stats at the moment.
    I noticed sometimes the stats would change. Sometimes guns had more strength. Sometimes they had more dex.
    So just make whichever will be most useful for you.

    I know this is obvious, but I'm Capt. Obvious and so I must say it:
    When you're just making them to skill up, make whichever has the least material requirements, or the ones with the easiest to obtain.

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    Guns are better.

    When you attack with a bow it leaves a 'trace' with the arrows.

    But with the Gun, you don't see a trace at all so it's harder for your enemy to see who is attacking you.

    This plays a huge part in group fights since your enemies will try and take out those who are attacking them.

    i.e. if I saw that you were the one picking on me I would prioritize you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinasdf View Post
    Guns are better.

    When you attack with a bow it leaves a 'trace' with the arrows.

    But with the Gun, you don't see a trace at all so it's harder for your enemy to see who is attacking you.

    This plays a huge part in group fights since your enemies will try and take out those who are attacking them.

    i.e. if I saw that you were the one picking on me I would prioritize you.
    I think the sound of the obnoxious gun will make it real easy for them to see you. I doubt they'll pay attention to arrows sticking in them nearly as much.

    Bows.

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    personally i like bows better then guns.......guns are so uncilivized

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    So far its hard for me to tell because i got a blue gun from puzzles at level 35 and it hits extremely hard. I dont have a level 35 blue bow to compare it too so i cant make a judgement call other than i love the sounds of guns and i believe guns have different atk speed/ min/max dmg. Making them better for certain MM builds but maybe not as good for other builds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma View Post
    I think the sound of the obnoxious gun will make it real easy for them to see you. I doubt they'll pay attention to arrows sticking in them nearly as much.

    Bows.
    It's not an issue of being seen, it's an issue of seeing who is attacking whom.

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    i prefer guns they're more GANGSTER!!!
    i LOVE this game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrkle View Post
    Guns so you can annoy your entire group with the sound of it.
    Cyrkle?!?!

    O.o

    which server you gona be rolling on beta?
    Last edited by Paris; 02-12-2011 at 08:13 PM.

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