Spears "Along with the axe, knife and club it is one of the earliest and most important tools developed by early humans. As a weapon, it may be wielded with either one hand or two. It was used in virtually every conflict up until the modern era and is probably the most commonly used weapon in history." - Weir, William. 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare.
That's the weapon I've wanted to use - it also is the weapon that is hardly ever implemented in mmorpgs. Not sure why, they must have some sort of reasons, or could it just have been forgotten? I'd like to see spears in Crowfall, mainly two-handed. Wish I was a better spokesperson to get my point through .. but .. Spears?
Techniques with the weapon vary greatly (Nordic, Japanese, Chinese, etc.), as does the lenght of the weapon. Often, when bringing up the subject of spears - I have noticed that majority of people think it is solely a stabbing weapon. While spears are made for thrusting and piercing, especially nordic spears have a wider blade for cutting purposes.
For a not so realistic presentation of spear combat that surely can give some insight on possibilities of spear usage (animations, skills) in the game, I've got a little link for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=al1CpCfSEHo#t=37
The video consists of fighting clips from an animated series called "Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit".
.. before someone gets the chance to ask: Yes, I do like long hard shafts in my hand, baby.