Melee or ranged?

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Melee or ranged?

  1. Melee

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  2. Ranged

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  1. Foinikas

    Foinikas Playing backgammon!

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    Come on people,it's a fantasy forum and I just have to ask you all which do you prefer:

    Melee or ranged?
     
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    BLAST EM WITH FIREBALLS!!

    and magic missile!
    magic counts as at range!
     
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  3. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Lightsabers and Katana's... Melee!
     
  4. Foinikas

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    Rofl!You made me laugh,I mean your excitement was really good! :)

    Yeah,magic missiles count as ranged ;)
     
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    Both! Ranged but if you're a bad shot, hit em with an axe! :p
     
  6. Sneakybolt

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    amen!
     
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    I would not consider myself adequately armed without some of each.

    Depending on the technology and my ability to practice, either a bow or crossbow, with a proper yew longbow an obvious emotional choice.

    Also depending on technology and training a sword of some variety, anything from the xiphos to the rapier. Definitely backed up with a knife. Spears are deeply cool.

    My current protagonist is armed with a wych longbow, bearded axe and round shield, and a seax. His pack ass also transports a couple of wide-bladed hewing spears and three or four javelins.

    Neither is complete without the other.
     
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    ranged, so badly. with magic.
     
  9. azuren82

    azuren82 Berserk got banned...

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    I'm a sucker for hybrid fighting, hence I declare that this poll sucks for not having the third option of both. :p
     
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    I'd throw azuren at the enemy then run
     
  11. Foinikas

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    Greybeard:

    Xiphos-interesting.Rapier...why?I am interested in finding out why the fans of this sword like it(unless they are fans of the time period).
    Longbow,just kick-ass hands down.If your character was in a modern world game what kind of ranged and/or melee would you prefer?

    Azuren:

    There was initially going to be a third choice,but it involved Kakashi,food and other irrelevant stuff so it was discarded in the end :p

    Alex:

    That made me laugh really loud!
     
  12. I. R. Shogun

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    I like both, but I'm a sucker for up close and personal combat.

    As for the rapier, I think it's just a matter of taste. I like seeing them in use, but they're not a preference for me
     
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    Foinikas,

    Mostly I was going for the greatest possible time/technology range. The rapier is probably the best melee weapon for urban situations, faster than any other serious sword and with greater range and durability than a small sword. I'm not a fan, but I recognize its uses.

    For a modern setting it would depend on the character, his resources, and what - if any - organization he works for or with.

    My last modern-setting game character carried a shortened 12 gauge, a S&W 629 .44 Maggie and a large bowie, and kept an H&K G3 in the trunk of his car.

    I would tend to favour slow but accurate fire with rifles - say an L42A1 over an M16A2 - shotguns over submachine guns, and autoloading handguns over revolvers. For melee weapons, I think kukris are just nifty, kabars are near perfect, and the Monadnock PR24 baton is almost unbeatable. There's no reason for a character not to have a sturdy aircraft-aluminum flashlight available. Spyderco Clipits are handy knives.

    And always remember that there's no human problem that can not be solved with the judicious application of napalm.
     
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    ^^ I like the way he thinks :)

    esp with the napalm!!!
     
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    Bowie knife-good!

    Lol G3 is the official assault rifle of my country's army and it's generally mocked because it's just too big,too old and some say it's not that accurate either.

    How about an MP5? :cool:

    Ah lately I've been playing L4D a lot so it makes me appreciate Uzi SMG,Pump-action shotguns and the M16 more.Plus in L4D 2 you get to choose lots of melee weapons in the expense of discarding pistols which are ranged small weapons(as are considered the melee weapons).


    A Katana would be cool too.In the hands of someone who can use it,because I hate to hear ppl who play Role playing games going like OOOH YEAH NINJA WHOOSH KATANA YEAH MAN I WANT THAT.


    :dragon:
     
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    Sure. Then I will pwn the opposition. ;)
     
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    Hmm...if Alex throws azuren to the enemy and azuren uses melee to smash the enemy,is that considered a melee weapon or ranged?
     
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    Well, at least there's the probability of me attacking from a certain reach. So does that constitute to range? ;)
     
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    I'd say ranged as azuren is my weapon. It's like me throwing a genade. However, this could be argued. You have sparked up quite the conundrum.