yep. It's a legitimate design problem that people have given me flak for bringing up, believe it or not
this tension has existed since early RPGs with rare consumables that end up being too valuable to be used
in botw it's more of a phantom effect since the actual durability of weapons is more...
it's not that things breaking in the middle of combat is annoying (even though it is don't get me wrong) it's that sometimes it's something special that can't be replaced, like maybe you got a super high damage lynel bow etc, or the aforementioned reasons for being unable to replace it at the...
Why is this bad
Look at what dark souls does, encouraging you to focus on using 2 or 3 different weapons that complement each other
Why is it so bad for players to be attached to certain weapons? Why do I get punished for using my cool flamesword?
people who think weapons lasting for 10 hits is somehow equivalent to applying "resource management" and "strategy" to weapons need a vibe check
there's no strategy involved in botw's weapon system
I think trial of the sword does actually require you to manage your weapon durability fairly...