No they nerfed Archers hard.
Look at the Draw time. It has almost been doubled for all archers. So now you should see about half the amount of arrows you did before. They do travel faster, most of the archers in the game have no idea and stand wayyyy back and miss way too often so don't worry about it.
Perhaps worry about an increase in Javelin throwers, as the close range bow is less effective now, so might as well use the fixed javelins...
Those of us who use archers at very close range will make it a bit easier, except we can only get off half the shots.
I had a quick bash in a Duel server this morning. The battles play out similar except for one beautiful thing:
- Flinch if hit in idle.
For us faster players, I tended to land hits whilst they were idle then the 2hnder would windup and hit before I could get back to ready. Now that they get flinched this doesn't happen. It gives the fast 1 handed weapons the advantage they should have always had.
O and Norse Sword stab is still good :) Now the overhead and slash is even better the sword overall is better (and it was OP to begin with ehehhe).
MAA will perhaps increase in number too. Yay.