If you want you can check my spriting thread. It's not much but if you want to see my workYes! If you want, I'll add you to the dev team right now!
i prefer the cursed knife for 2 reasons. one: it's a resprite of MY sprite (which was made for this mod so it's not stolen (i am not a crook)), and 2: with weapons that have a large arc, you probably aren't going to hit a moving target that many times in quick succession so the ichor effect becomes pretty much useless.
Check the loose prehardmode weapons. There's two earlygame summon weapons. However, I do like the idea for getting the slime staff easier-How about making the dryad sell it? The slime staff is much more powerful than most pre-EoC weapons.Love your idea :3
Could you add some early way to obtain the slime staff, or another early summon?
It's a pain in the to get the Slime Staff, and you could add a "goldenfish" summor or something, that could be the first angler quest reward. Like, 7 damage and works well on water, but slow in earth (except when it's raining).