Weapon speed defines initiative. Practically, it's the delay from your click to attack and when the attack actually is carried out. In heavy armour, that delay is longer.
BTW: Shouldn't there be a bonus to speed then for high strength (and vice versa)? I mean carrying a heavy armour probably hinders a strength 14 char more than a strength 19 right?
Probably should. Impractical to implement in the engine, though.
Hmm, so If I have 3 attacks per round with my greatsword, wearing heavy armour won't reduce how many attacks I make? it will just push them further back to the end of the round?
Pity you can't implement strength changes : (
I agree with sir_lancelot, do post with your findings on boots of speed : )
Edit-> I have not played BG in a while now, but if I remember correctly, if you got hit it would interrupt your attack? Now if your char is wearing full plate mail, nearly every attack would go through potentially interrupting many of their attacks, is this correct, or is my memory wrong?
Edited by MichaelFurlong, 04 March 2009 - 11:31 AM.