So, I've been visiting around and a lot of the populated cities/villages these days have a rule that really irks me. They do not permit visitors to make use of any kind of ranged weapon.
This would be all fine and dandy, except that I refuse to be caught in a city during a raid where arrows are getting slung around without the ability to defend myself as equally as the residents. What am I going to do as a combatant man? Duck my head into a cellar and hide like a Free Woman to avoid the onslaught of arrows? Try to run up to one with my sword while I get mowed down?
Now, I understand that the law is there for security reasons and blah blah, but some homes are missing out on good combatants exactly because of this law.
Some homes provide a decent workaround for this. They provide an inn, tavern or other roleplay area for people outside of their gates where everyone is permitted such weapons, however this is a huge minority of sims. Most who sport this law do not have such benefits for visitors.
Further, the law is pretty ridiculous in my opinion as a roleplayer, because if I wanted to sneak in with a ranged weapon and kill someone with it, I could just agree to stow my bow/crossbow/whatever, go into the city, go straight to the fletcher or blacksmith, npc purchasing a bow/crossbow/whatever, strap my weapon back on my avatar and go gonzo.
Instead, I come here to get the opinion of you lovely folks...
What do you think of this law of visitors being required to place their ranged weapons in a locker outside of a city/village's gate?