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# 1 Sword Holstering position
07-06-2012, 02:22 PM
I just logged on tribble to check out the new holstering animations.

The one handed Sword holstering position is well, less then what I expected.

It's mounted on the hip and I always found that unrealistic, because it means it's a tripping hazard!

I was hoping it would be like this:

Sword Back Holster Position

This is more practical, because it's out of the way when running around.
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# 2
07-06-2012, 02:40 PM
I believe this is the thread that you;re looking for:
Took 20 minutes to get that screencap and her arm is still doing through the armrest
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# 3
07-06-2012, 02:43 PM
Wearing a sword on your back especialy a long one is extremly upractical.

Depending on size and shape swords where either worn on a belt (not directly at your hip) or behind your back.
Large swords where balanced over ones shoulder.

Only short and curved sword would be worn on the back.
And typicaly those also where worn at a waist belt.

To draw a long sword over the back just takes to much time.
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# 4 Mechanics of drawing a sword
07-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Well, considering the screenshot I linked is from a game that employed that very mechanic, I doubt it was impractical.

You just had to reach over the shoulder, grasp the hilt and pull!

It's no more difficult then pulling it from your hip, you're still reaching across your body.

The issue I mainly have here is the practicality of it.

In the real world, many a swordsmaster lost their life because they tripped over their scabbard while running and being prone on the ground, were easy for their enemy to kill them.

Also, having a sword hanging from the hip impedes running.

And since I like to move around fast, I don't like the idea of doing so with a 3rd leg following me around!

Only Species 8472 can get away with that!

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