Everyone would likely be using weapons with projectiles, so epic melee battles are close to nonexistent. Shame, really.
If the sprite size was a tad bigger, it'd be sweet if melee weapons each had their own specific combo animation and effects that would benefit its own animations, it's merely a hypothesis, but it might help in making melee [without giving it its own projectiles] worth trying once more :U
Though considering the game has had way too much updates to have a massive rehaul such as this, it's better to implement it on a brand new game, which Redigit stated he's planning on doing.
truethat, adding combo's and weapon abilities need to rebalance everything once again, though sometimes i want spears to have an option to stab and slash at once with rightclick (i mean, the naginata is even meant for slashing)
if terraria 2 really would be that awesome...melee combo's
Yeah, that's true. I intrepret most of then as some high-tech armor, with many details and things like "Energy Cells" like the Adamantite Armor and it's helmet. And what makes me see then like this, is the fact that wearing the complete set makes the armor stronger, it feels as if the armor's "Computer" detects the complete set and do something like jointing then, adding other features like the bonuses and such. It's pretty cool.