Melee?

Diab

Diabloii.Net Member
Melee?

Ok, so I finally decided to complain about this and ask everyone's opinion.

As I understand it, the word 'melee' refers to hand-to-hand or "up-close" fighting. What then, causes most of the pubby dueling bnetters to say that smite and ww isn't melee? I mean, do they just not know what melee is, or do they have the word melee confused with "too hard for me to handle"? Or am I missing something?

Post up your definition of "melee", too.
 

Dracoy

Diabloii.Net Member
pisses me off too.

But what pisses me off even MORE is that ive had people say that zeal was NOT melee.... Those noobs...

I was using zeal and at least 6 people today say i was a smiter yet my name was PvPZealot.... and i only have zeal maxed....

I hate those scum...

So far the ww doods and smiters havent beat me so im happy ^_^
 

Bonesman

Diabloii.Net Member
My take on "melee" is using an unranged weapon. That would be a "shield", "sword", "axe", "carp", "Barbara Striesand's left leg", "mace", etc.

Non-melee would be all else like bows, spells, throwing thingys, Linda Blair's projectile vomiting, and what not.
 

Fearox

Diabloii.Net Member
Melee=all attacks that aren't ranged or magic.

I count berserk as melee too, even though it deals magic damage.
 

Insight

Diabloii.Net Member
If someone tries to hit you with streisands leg you haveta weapon switch to robert smith's hair (from '85) to block.
 

Diab

Diabloii.Net Member
Dracoy: Actually, the thing is, your post reminded me of this. This quote actually:
Dracoy said:
Ww barbs.... botd ethereal ww barbs i say melee they start wwing me...
If you say that you are pissed off by the pubby mistake of thinking ww and smite is not melee, why do you make this same mistake in that quote?

Thanks for the replies. At least I know I'm not alone in my definition of melee.
 

Dracoy

Diabloii.Net Member
i have no idea what u mean vite hehe.

In the quote i mean that ww barbs think ww is melee.
 

Diab

Diabloii.Net Member
Dracoy said:
i have no idea what u mean vite hehe.

In the quote i mean that ww barbs think ww is melee.
Yea, that's what I'm saying... ww IS melee, imo.
 

Choogy

Diabloii.Net Member
Not really, cause some people say melee is the skills you stand still for...like would you call charge melee? I wouldnt, but thats me. Smite though, should be...
 

Cantos

The Order of Dii Guild Member
Uninterruptible attacks are usually not used in ""Melee Duels"" because they win too hard. Back in 09 ""Melee Duels"" Whirl was strongest "unranged skill", then Smite, then everything else. Or ... no wait there was Jab and DC too. Well I dont know. Uninterruptible attack vs interruptible attack is a bit bm though. Thats probably why people are saying, "ZEAL ISNT MELE NOOB STFU!!!"
 

wind

Diabloii.Net Member
It's not as if you can be on the opposite side of the screen, lauch a WW like a missile, stay in place and have it hit someone. Makes you wonder why some rationalize it's not melee. :flip: If it can be compared to anything other than melee, it would be more like an assassins Blade Shield. And that certainly isn't a ranged attack.

Smite isn't melee? That's a stretch, :scratch: there are people that still believe the earth is flat too! :surprise:
 

Diab

Diabloii.Net Member
Choogy said:
Not really, cause some people say melee is the skills you stand still for...like would you call charge melee? I wouldnt, but thats me. Smite though, should be...
Well... think about it, don't you stand on one place while casting a spell or shooting an arrow?
 

Choogy

Diabloii.Net Member
i meant fighting skills, im comparing beserk or frenzy to ww which moves you across the field...
not magic or long distance such
 

ferentix

Diabloii.Net Member
Cantos said:
Uninterruptible attacks are usually not used in ""Melee Duels"" because they win too hard. Back in 09 ""Melee Duels"" Whirl was strongest "unranged skill", then Smite, then everything else. Or ... no wait there was Jab and DC too. Well I dont know. Uninterruptible attack vs interruptible attack is a bit bm though. Thats probably why people are saying, "ZEAL ISNT MELE NOOB STFU!!!"
If Uninterruptable attacks are not melee, then what about the Werewolfs Fury attack... it lauches a series of five hits, and you can't stop it once it starts...
How lame...
 

Fearox

Diabloii.Net Member
The only reason people are arguing about "That's not melee!" is because they need some rule when they get bashed. They need some excuse so that they can blame someone else then themselves. Some kind of psychological defense I think.
 

Killfrenzy

Diabloii.Net Member
if they want you not to use multi hit skills they should've named their game "normal attack_duelz" otherwise im gonna keep whirling/zealing/furying/whatever
 

Cantos

The Order of Dii Guild Member
ferentix said:
If Uninterruptable attacks are not melee, then what about the Werewolfs Fury attack... it lauches a series of five hits, and you can't stop it once it starts...
How lame...
Last I heard, Fury was interruptible.
 
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