Your character is a survivor, not Conan the fricking Warrior.
Also, melee was hacked into the game, it's just a ultra-short-ranged projectile weapon hence the need to "reload" the axe when first equipping, it having 99999 'swings' available to it and the sound/smoke effect of a gun when you swing it.
This is not an Axe, this is a hatchet, every house in the country have that to cut wood, and you can surely manage it with 1 hand.
so a big +1 !!! even if swapping to the hatchet is a 15 sec animation, but still, droping you weapon or even putting it in your bag is buggy and sometime result in the pure loss of the weapon which is really frustrating.
Edited by diad, 11 July 2012 - 03:48 PM.