Bow is the weakest weapon in the game, even weaker than the axe. It just doesn't show cause there aren't as many newbies using it. It's not an issue of it being ranged and not faring well vs. melee, its dps is simply too low. Its fire rate needs to be buffed a bit IMO. And it also needs to be affected by the power up potion the same way all other weapons are.
Additionally, I think thrown weapons should fly faster. As it is, players can run about as fast as thrown weapons fly. That makes the effective range about two lengths of your regular swing. Anything more and it's telegraphed in, unless they aren't paying attention.
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