I think polearms are the most ambitious weapons in the game after swords. they’re long, really great on horses and were used in medieval combat pretty much all the time. Tho combat system is already great in this game and the horse combat too, but halberds and spears really aren’t.
There is a thing that makes them completely useless - you can’t store them (who wants to have his weapon drawn for the entire game).
Then there are some other really bad issues:
- no skills
- no selling nor buying
- no sprinting with them so no charge attacks
- they should be longer in the combat so you would have the oponent little bit further
- with polearm drown player should have more “enemy locking space” so it would lock sooner and wouldn’t randomly unlock during the fight
- and it has rather big damage
For the biggest problem, it’s logical that you can’t carry two heads longer stick than u on the back, but u should be able to store them in a new “container” or simply in a chest, but that doesn’t solve the problem. What does solve the problem is storing it on a horse and that’s even historically accurate.
The 2nd worst problem is there aren’t any perks so there is no reward, combo or just … well special skill. So it would be nice to have something like maces axes and swords have.
The sprinting could be easily solved - just reduce stamina and stamina regen or something similar ( or make stamina loss higher). And something like special charge attack with … would be great too.
There are currently some mods that addres the biggest issue but that’s all (and… Who likes mods?!)
Also I would like to mention that “Shield&Spear” added, thus making them two handed and one handed, but with the one handed (and shield) variant the damage and speed would be reduced. I am not sure about the halberds and shield, but I think it should be possible too.