Ranger veteran dropping ammo at his feet requires, at best, constant breaking of gameflow to peek at your feet or teammates walking backwards to pick up ammo that Bardin has dropped behind them, given that most games the party is almost always making forward progress. At worst the majority of ammo and ale drops simply get left behind because teammates don’t notice it dropping or don’t want to take the time to go backwards for it.
Ale drops spawning inside Ranger Veteran’s special ammo drops makes it exceptionally difficult to tell whether or not an ale has dropped. Furthermore, characters on full ammo cannot pick up the ale, requiring them to break the flow of the game even more by firing their weapon randomly in order to be able to reload, grab the ammo, then grab the ale within. These factors are frustrating and flow-breaking and lead to ale often being left behind.