We actually tried it out with our 1777 Charlevilles. It's not just adding more steps, it's making the reload so much more difficult. You're giving the ramrod with your free hand to the hand holding the gun. Now, suppose I were to do this while still holding the musket between thumb and finger, I would have to apparantly hold the ramrod with my middle finger, ringfinger or pinky. You wil most likely drop the ramrod right here. Stuffing it between the index finger and musket also obviously doesn't work.
They literally could have realized this is a retarded reloading animation by holding a gun and trying it out.
Two more issues with the reloading animation.
One, the way the player rams down is just ridicious. He appears to apply absolutely no force, holding the ramrod between thumb and index finger and just wiggling a bit. That's just not how it works. Drill manuals usually tell you to forcefully ram down the charge with one or two moves. In the French Napoleonic manual for example, you hold the ramrod in your hand with all fingers over it and the thumb firmly on top to apply as much force as possible.
Two, the stupid pinky finger at the end. Try pushing down a ramrod with just a pinky. It won't work. You have to use the whole hand, it's just that the pinky finger is the finger that actually touches the ramrod. A wrong interpretation of the drill manual. A re-enactorism, with other words.
Assuming you're asking about the reload animation, rather than the game in general, it's in the handling of the ramrod. When reversing the ramrod in accordance with the drill manuals (Literally every drill manual, dating back to at least the French Napoleonic drill), as well as in accordance with common sense, you reverse the ramrod by simply turning the hand that withdrew it from the gun. In War of Rights, you do so by transferring the ramrod from your right to your left hand, then back.
Simply put, they added more steps into the process, and if you attempted to reload the way the game portrays in real life under fire, you would drop your ramrod. Multiple times.
They and their community then attempted to defend the choice by stating that troops would disregard the drill manual and willingly introduce complexity into their manual of arms.
It might have been amusing if it hadn't been so Goddamn frustrating. Be forewarned, the thread here has the usual War of Rights community condescension in all its glory.
Here's my reply from the thread you posted:
We've forwarded this topic to our Historical Advisor. Thank you for the report. We'll look into it in the future but at the moment we have bigger fish to fry animation wise.
Hardly trying to defend anything I'd say.
Someone calls out WoR for one of their inaccuracies and TrustyJam appears within a few hours. I don't know what you're paying your informants, but pay them more.
Be forewarned, the thread here has the usual War of Rights community condescension in all its glory.
Uh, I actually did read it and I regret doing so. And then people claim the FSE community is toxic.