|Urman Goblin Squad Member|
Go read about the mongol archers go watch Legolas in LODR's. After that try telling me rooting ranged attack is not "stupid". The only reason it would not be stupid is if it's temporary. If rooting ends up sticking a lot of elven archers are going to look stupid and so will GW and the community that wrecked their own game.
Your two examples are horse archers and a fictional character (who was epic).
Let me try now. "Rooting ranged attacks is not stupid." (Success!)
In my opinion, whether GW makes ranged attacks rooted or not, or if they make it temporary or not, really shouldn't depend on whether some archers in our world used bows from horseback. It shouldn't depend on whether some fictional character immortalized in a movie shot his bow on the move. It should be based simply on: does it work within the game; does it, in balance, make space within the game for archers and melee and spellcasters?