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MY IDEA OF AN INK BOW WEAPON CLASS

Discussion in 'Competitive Discussion' started by Ink dweller, Nov 7, 2015.

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Would you like to see a bow and arrow class of weapons?

  1. Yeah! Pretty cool!

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  2. Not really.

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  3. I don't care if it happens, but I still don't care if it doesn't.

    12.5%
  1. Ink dweller

    Ink dweller Inkster Jr.

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    I remember the day when I found out that Splatlings, and Sloshers were their own weapon classes. It was very surprising to hear that. So in the next update, would you like to see an Ink bow and arrow class?

    My vision of a bow and arrow class would look like a bow and arrow. It would sort of be like a charger, but with a few exceptions:

    There is no laser on the Ink bow and arrow. The ink bow has the same charge function as a Splatling. The first charge is to set up the bow. The second charge, is for aim. there will be an aiming icon that will indicate where the arrow is going. But only the ink bow and arrow user can see it. When the arrow launches it will make a sound. Then, a few seconds before it's about to hit an object, ( time it sounds before it makes impact varies on the speed that the arrow is going depends on the arrow speed. If you charge it well, it it makes another sound that inkings in an Ink strike's radius can hear. When it makes impact with an object, the bow will explode to about the radius of a suction bomb. If an inkling gets hit by the arrow directly, they will automatically get splatted. After a player gets splatted, the game will tell if you got splatted by a curve shot, or a straight shot.(This is when spectator mode would be really useful. @Aweshucks has a sticky thread about that). If you don't want to hear a sound, the bomb sniffer ability would be useful because then you can be alerted of the presence of arrows coming your way.

    Ways this would be good to Splatoon: You can add it to legend of Zelda, or Kid Icarus amiibo DLC as Link's, Pit's, and Dark Pit's Bow and arrow.

    Basic bow, Custom basic bow, quickdraw bow, custom quickdraw bow, long range bow, custom long range bow

    Those are all the ideas I have for a splatoon bow and arrow class
     
    #1 Ink dweller, Nov 7, 2015
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  2. Vitezen

    Vitezen Inkling Cadet

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    It could work like a super dynamo. You can control the arc of the shots even further and have more accuracy, perhaps for less damage, slower fire, or more ink consumption. This could be interesting.
     
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    Marraphy Inkling Cadet

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    At first I was like "...how does an arrow made of ink work" but your idea of it sort of being like an ink bomb attached to arrow makes sense.
     
  4. Smoothshake317

    Smoothshake317 Pro Squid

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    JaviDaBest Inkling

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    I thought of the exact same thing. Except id Imagine you can run while charging like at splattershots speeds
     
  6. deepseadiva

    deepseadiva Full Squid

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    Cute. But... if we're going to include bows, why not swords, axes, etc.

    My favorite thing about Splatoon is the unique weapon designs based on paint rollers, brushes, buckets, washing machines. Thats what separates this game from all the rest. Ideas like this are cute and fun, but I'd rather see more weapons within the design scheme, like fountain pens, water bottles, etc.
     
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    RealEpic21 Inkling

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    I know this thread is dead, but I would think a higher charge speed or ink consumption is better. Low damage takes away from the concept of a bow, while long charge and ink consumption add to it. I mean, you only have so may arrows which are hard to reload quickly. I would basically make it a goo tuber trading it's charge hold for curved, explosive shots, and no lazer. Also, like goo tuber, I would make a non-full charge OHKO. This could be done by having the arrow do know damage, but instead it having a large impact like a suction bomb. Also, like someone else said, it would have high runspeed while charging, but no hold charge.
     
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    RealEpic21 Inkling

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    Maybe the bow could be a larger clothes hook shooting explosive socks or something.
     
  9. Sky2.2_YT

    Sky2.2_YT Inkling

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    Dynamo x charger
     

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