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    Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by Juutas on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:03 am

    I bet that there has been many topics about this in the past but...

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS WEAPON!!??



    Cons:

    - Takes the most stat investment of all crossbows in the game
    - The most heavy crossbow in the game
    - Weaker than Heavy Crossbow and Avelyn, but only slightly stronger than Light Crossbow
    - Shooting and recovering from the shot is much slower than on any other crossbow

    Pros:

    + It has more range...(eventhough this has no effect because your lock-on range doesn't increase)

    + It looks kinda cool...



    I know people have talked about "you can use the binoculars to snipe!" but c'mon...it's clearly not intended to be used that way and even if it was, why not use a bow and actually, you know...AIM!

    I just don't get this weapon...someone....anyone...help~Prostration


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    Re: Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by lonewolf on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:33 am

    its just a swag crosbow.
    i wish it was better though


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    Re: Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by WaffleGuy on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:43 am

    I think they were going to do something special with it, is my guess. Maybe they had the idea of giving you a longer aim range, but then it would be weird because f.e. the offhand weapon also aims from that far away. It could have been the only crossbow you could aim with manually, but maybe it was really unfair for the other crossbows? Hell, for all we know, crossbows in general were supposed to aim manually, but they never got to in (in time).

    It's kind of the same with Straight Sword Hilt AND Broken Straight Sword. I get you need a really weak weapon in the start of the game, but why would you want both of them? I mean, they could've made the hollows just NOT drop their weapon. There are a few enemies who don't drop theirs. 

    I've tried many things with the Sniper Crossbow. Trust me. You didn't miss anything. It's sad to see such a cool weapon turned out to be a fluke.


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    Re: Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by lonewolf on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:57 am

    you get allot of style for using it though, i think the wepon was suposed to give you some of the abileties of chester though.


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:13 am

    The two broken swords have a purpose. If you drop your first broken weapon for some reason you can't get another. You'd never be able to get the Knight's Honor trophy. So yeah, what I'm saying is, broken swords having two weapons in their "category" makes more sense than the sniper crossbow...

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    Post by Pilgrim34 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:48 am

    It would have been awesome if you could do Chester's spinning low kick as a secondary attack whilst wielding the sniper crossbow. A sight on it for aiming would have been nice too. Given it's long reload time I think a sniper sight would have been fair.


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    Post by Zeta Prime on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:55 am

    Iv made a chester cosplay. he was pretty low level. and you only need enough strength to two hand the crossbow.

    he helped low lvl's on the sanctuary guardian. it was actually really fun. the crossbow aint that bad. was even able to kill the guardian with it alone.. was hard though.


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    Re: Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by Muker on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:03 am

    Never tested it, so it's just an idea. Maybe it's the only crossbow that deals full damage with the Heavy Bolts on the maximum lock on range. 

    I know that shooting damage decreases with range. Maybe this is the purpose of the Sniper crossbow to nulify it.
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    Re: Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:13 pm

    Never actually tried it.silly 

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    Post by Juutas on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:10 pm

    I think we just have to admit that this was just a rushed design and thus lacks purpose in the game.

    But why is it so cool...? Prostration


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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:05 pm

    Juutas wrote:I think we just have to admit that this was just a rushed design and thus lacks purpose in the game.

    But why is it so cool...? Prostration
    I think it's mostly cool because of Chester.... Besides sometimes the bad weapons are cool just because they suck.

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    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:10 pm

    It also might be a story item. More interesting than practical. I mean, that's already the case but perhaps they meant it

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    Post by Sentiel on Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:53 am

    Sniper Crossbow is the embodiment of useless in weapon form.

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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:29 pm

    Sentiel wrote:Sniper Crossbow is the embodiment of useless in weapon form.
    Straight Sword Hilt?.


    Maybe it's an item that is super effective by the masters (aka Chester) but anyone else is inefficient. 

    (Mastery beyond this magical knowledge of all weapons we seem to know as an undead)

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    Post by Aigaios on Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:49 pm

    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:
    Sentiel wrote:Sniper Crossbow is the embodiment of useless in weapon form.
    Straight Sword Hilt?.


    Maybe it's an item that is super effective by the masters (aka Chester) but anyone else is inefficient. 

    (Mastery beyond this magical knowledge of all weapons we seem to know as an undead)
    They did have to give Chester unique attacks with the weapon itself, sweeping kicks, heavy bleed inflicting darts, different dodges and a high amount of HP to make him any good with that weapon.


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    Post by Soul of Stray Demon on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:09 pm

    Aigaios wrote:
    Soul of Stray Demon wrote:
    Sentiel wrote:Sniper Crossbow is the embodiment of useless in weapon form.
    Straight Sword Hilt?.


    Maybe it's an item that is super effective by the masters (aka Chester) but anyone else is inefficient. 

    (Mastery beyond this magical knowledge of all weapons we seem to know as an undead)
    They did have to give Chester unique attacks with the weapon itself, sweeping kicks, heavy bleed inflicting darts, different dodges and a high amount of HP to make him any good with that weapon.
    Why I said, anyone who is a Master at using the weapon. 


    Besides he could have had a light crossbow and still have been awesome. 



    Which makes me wonder, why aren't there bleed bolts for crossbow? They could fire thorned roses.

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    Post by Aigaios on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:38 pm

    I think From just thought it would be too OP


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    Post by StiffNipples on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:08 pm

    IMO the worst part of the Sniper Crossbow is that the time from when you press R1 to the time it actually shoots is sooo long. What's more is that when you press R1, this is where the bolt will aim to, so if the enemy moves in this time then your bolt misses (which happens a lot, even a slow walk makes it miss).  
     
    What's more is that it has a sight on it, but you can't scope in. This would have made it a useful weapon, but instead it's (imo) the most useless weapon in the game.  
     
    I tried to do a playthrough with it. I beat the Iron Golem with it once I obtained it and didn't get past Anor Londo. Horrible, horrible weapon.  
     
    Looks killer though.


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    Re: Sniper Crossbow is melting my brain...

    Post by Sentiel on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:49 am

    You can actually buff Straight Sword Hilt. Put 50 Faith SLB on it and it won't be so useless. Can't do the same with Sniper Crossbow.


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