*sigh* Do you really think you'd get on with trying to hold a rifle in one hand and a whacking great 20Kg+ axe in the other? Axes are heavy, and requires a two-arm swing to use. Running around twiling an axe around your head while pumping out winchester rounds is just not realistic or even sensible.
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.