I like how melee currently works, but i have some small and some big additions that could go into programming:
if you hold A and D, you perform sideswipes while standing still
now, my problem is, if you hold A and D, you always perform left-sided-swipes, nomatter what key is pressed first / longer. please integrate into the system that I can do right-swipes and left-swipes while standing still, the key pressed first will determine which side is hit. (or the key pressed second, just generalise it)
also, I'd really really enjoy doing behind-my-back-hits when i'm walking backwards (holding only S)
we'd end up with the following beautiful scematic:
W - longtana while walking forward
S - backtana while moving backwards
->(increased casting time? double damage? blockbreaker?, anything possible)
D or A - Strafetana while strafing
D while A - doing strafetanas while standing still
also, sadly, due to a trick holding W and S at the same time, you can perform longtanas while standing still, therefore I see no reason to have shorttana beeing in the game at all, if you can trick the mechanics and just do longtana always.
W while S - doing longtana / backtana while standing still
I believe we have a great opportunity to increase the already state-of-the-art melee system of dystopia to even greater levels.