Kuildeous wrote:I have the same concerns, but I'll put on a devil's advocate hat for a moment. The shooting and punching someone for more effect means that you would be raising two skills to make it really effective, whereas the person who is simply shooting or punching everyone only needs to improve one skill.
It's not quite equivalent to the miracles vs. magic or psionics situation, but it is there. It's not much of an argument because it's usually good to have an ability to deal with ranged and melee (or ranged and battle magic skill).
To be clear, the issue isn't so much the effectiveness...it's the fact that it's most effective to do the thing that takes the longest to actually resolve.