So I just started a campaign of CotCT. I picked urban ranger archetype (pure archery build) and human favored enemy.
I'm thinking about changing back to vanilla ranger (with GM permission) before the 3rd level so that it doesn't really effect anything other than class skills.
I try not to read ahead since I do have access to the books through a friend but I've been asked not to. I do know that there are at least two non-urban settings that wouldn't really count as communities and Korvosa (to my knowledge) is the only community. Would vanilla ranger with a urban terrain focus be better so that I can still get a bonus outside Korvosa (even if it's only +2)?
Also, any other tips on archery rangers in CotCT would be taken under advisement. And I know of the switch hitting build that is considered better than pure archery but I have a barbarian, inquisitor, and oracle to hold the front lines. What we needed as a 4th was a ranged/skill player.