An end to melee for me Well my level 64 hc old fashioned paladin experiment has come to an end. I got IM'd, I guess, by a knight in nightmare Worldstone last night and down he went in 1 hit. I never saw the curse and had not seen a knight but when I looked up there were 2 hovering over me while I read about my deeds. Equipped with the finest items in the game; resistances all at 90% except lightning at 95%. Absorb items worn. 1100 life. I have learned my lesson. No more melee for me. I see no reason to play any character that is that fragile. So I guess I will stick to trappers, necros and sorceresses. Maybe an occasional zon - strictly bow or javalins. A man has got to know his limitations and I now know mine. I also know the game's limitations. I see no reason to try and fight against those limitations.