add a kick
To be fair, with the right settings the melee becomes slights more bearable.
However more on adding kick:
Kicking was an integral part of many players melee system on NW. However I would highly suggest fixing the hit boxs before anything else. From what I understand the hitbox is part of the delay in blocking. Another thing would be lunging during attacking, maybe making the attack distances slightly shorter, but while doing this you would have to make the transition from an attack from a block much smoother. Overall, decent stuff so far, a fun game, but a bit of work to be done on the melee. Props guys keep up the good work.