Gee, what have I been saying this entire goddamned thread? That melee is a, "nice to have thing but it isn't for damage and it's more of a support"? I also mentioned that Carving Sword is Niche useful because it's the only sword that still deals damage after a purge and AOE shreds resistances ? It's also a DASH, that helps fix one of the issues I've been pointing out constantly in this thread, but not all melee weapons have dashes and speed boosts. Do you see why I don't give three flying fucks what your PVP Fame is? It's all assisting others, usually with odds stacked immensely in your favor. Even my very little PVP fame is the same way. PVP fame is absolutely worthless as a metric, and if you seriously think I don't know anything about the game or the game balance with over 900 arenas done you're more ignorant than I've already pointed it. I don't claim to be an expert, but at least I can back up what I'm claiming with some form of reasoning: you cannot. There is also something to be said that almost ANYTHING in the game can work when there's an IP, Skill, and Teamwork difference: if the only time you're getting kills are in team fights that doesn't change what I say. I'm not claiming I'm good at the game, I'm claiming I have hundreds if not thousands of battles under my belt of so many different situations, from group fights to solo skrimishes to 1vX all in Arenas all against both Meta and absolute troll builds.
I don't feel like the game is in a good place to do wild PVP right now. The game is 100% counters and cheese. Ranged is multiple times more powerful than Melee, mostly because RANGED DOES NOT HAVE MANY COUNTERS AND MELEE DOES MAKING RANGED MUCH MORE RELIABLE TO USE IN ANY GIVEN FIGHT IN ANY GIVEN SITUATION, which is something I have been saying for tens of thousands of words now and is provable by looking at what's viable in most of the game's content and what team compositions are used. Is melee present? Of course. Is melee half of fights? No. Is melee dominant? Hell no. Anything right now that counters Ranged also Counters melee, and then melee has multiple complete shut-downs that prevents it from doing anything.
I picked Daggers because when I started this game I wanted to do nothing but gank and small skrimishes, with no interest in ZvZ, potentially do 5v5s and the only dagger in the game that can do that is Deathgivers and even those are a counterable mediocre weapon. After almost 1100 hours of play time I decided to finally rant about it because I can't find a solution... lo and behold, nobody else can either and some people even partially agree with me. Instead of just calling people bad, I gave reasoning for everything I was saying. You didn't. You continued to berate and attack me by backing up absolutely nothing you have been saying, which doesn't help the conversation at all.
If you want to prove me wrong, do so. Give me examples. Give me reasoning. Give me fucking help with my Gameplay so I don't have to deal with this garbage anymore and can start enjoying the game again.