If one weapon is neat, then two must be twice as great, right? That seems to be the thought process behind dual-wielding in video games, although it’s not something that pans out so well in real life (at least when it comes to guns).
Just about every MMO I know allows players to dual-wield in some form, whether it’s two swords, two pistols, two daffodils, or whatnot. Dual-wielding makes for exciting animations and allows for a second weapon slot, which is probably why it’s a big selling point for many.
But are flashing two weapons about actually dumb? Do you roll your eyes when you see the latest player dual-wielding, feeling that it’s more for show than anything else? Has it gotten out of, erm, hand? Let’s hash this out today!
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