I'm gonna miss the buggy melee attack speed...

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I'm gonna miss the buggy melee attack speed...

Post by Renomaki » 26 Jan 2018, 19:00

As many of you know, there was a recent "change" to marine melee, in that attacks don't have as much slow down as they used to. A robust marine could chain up many stabs and slashes within a short span, allowing them to give xenos something to worry about for once.

But as we all know, this was never intended, and one day, it'll be gone.. And that makes me sad.

See, as much as I like shooting guns and making stuff explode, sometimes I just wanna get up close and personal to an ugly alien and stab its eyes out. It is a rare pleasure to get into an extended melee scuffle, and even rarer to take down an alien in hand to hand combat. Most of the time it ends pretty badly, either ending with me getting riddled with bullets or tackled down and torn apart, but if I see an opening, I am always willing to try.

Hell, with this bug, melee as a marine is more viable now, and you don't have to be as afraid of getting too close anymore. Sure, most marines still die in droves, and xenos are still superior in melee, but at least while this lasts, we'll get to savor the sweet aroma of steaming hot acid on our bayonets for awhile... Before it melts, anyways.
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Re: I'm gonna miss the buggy melee attack speed...

Post by LocalizedDownpour » 26 Jan 2018, 19:02

Don't bring attention to it Reno geeze...not before the great 80 marine banzai charge across the river on LV once the fog drops.

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Re: I'm gonna miss the buggy melee attack speed...

Post by Gerald888 » 26 Jan 2018, 19:11

riot shield may suck but its great for melee combat cuz no tackle spam

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Re: I'm gonna miss the buggy melee attack speed...

Post by solidfury7 » 26 Jan 2018, 19:13

I actually quite like the faster speed, it actually makes me think a minor attack speed buff if you had a bayonet or certain weapon would make for some very interesting mechanics.

But yeah it is a little too fast and memey as it is now.
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Post by RobBrown4PM » 29 Jan 2018, 00:23

I love the new melee speed, I actually feel proficient in melee battles now.
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Post by Solarmare » 29 Jan 2018, 03:14

Robust marine melee is a great new meme, and one that'll probably die off when this clicking system gets more work done on it I'm assuming.

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Post by Jenner » 29 Jan 2018, 09:17

They added a stupid click stamina thing so melee sucks again if you click too fast
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Re: I'm gonna miss the buggy melee attack speed...

Post by Cactos » 30 Jan 2018, 14:40

On the round we had with click delay basically removed, it drastically effected the quick fire attachment. I had a quick fire SMG and could mag dump that thing in 5 seconds. It felt GOOD. Even though I only got to screw around with it for 30 minutes before round reset, I'm never forgetting that. If this Melee speed gets nerfed, I'll miss it the same way. Can't say I don't enjoy beating one of them damned rhinos to death with a machete.
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