Melee

AuthorTopic: Melee
Shock Trooper
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I was playing A3 for a while today, and I suddenly had a thought when fighting some alien beasts. Since the very first version of Exile melee has been straightforward; you whack the enemy, it takes damage (depending on its armour) and (hopefully) dies. While this is fine, why not broaden the scope for melee more? After all, there are 40 different mage and priest spells; why not have a few different melee settings?

I don't know if this idea is worth looking at, but if you feel like it post back on this subject with ideas or comments. It is probably too late to incorporate this into BoA, but I just though that it could be interesting for the future.I will get the, er, bandwagon rolling with one idea. You could set each character to a certain kind of attack; e.g. slash, thrust, hack. Depending on your weapon and the type of armour of the enemy, damage would differ.

I know this is probably a stupid thing to post, so just tell me if it is :D .

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Shock Trooper
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An interesting idea, though as you say it's probably too late to put it in BoA. Anyway, I'd like to see various special attacks, which of course would partially depend on weapon type. Examples might include blackjacking someone with a blunt weapon, which would cause damage + sleep or paralysis, or bracing a spear against a charging foe, which would act as a big, nasty and pugnacious martyr's shield, but would only last for one hit, or preparing to riposte with a sword, which would count as a partial parry and also allow for counterattacks.
In any case, put this on the shelf (with light and dark magic) for the 'unknown future game'.

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Agent
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I like the idea of different weapons like bashing, blade, etc. They sould be made even more different with after effects, whatever.

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So do I :D I miss Bashing Weapons from the Exile series...the satysfying plop of the 3-chained-flail rings clear in my memory.

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That depends on the material it's made from...
As such, a jello flail would splorch, and a fish flail would Shlabapp.

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