R2 Astromech and melee attack

Hi, I can't find anywhere in this forum, so... we wanna play a just non-melee game, but can't decide that R2 astromech is melee character, or not. It has 8 attack and 0 damage, no melee attack SA, but the electric shock ability is against only adjacent droids. So, counts this character as a melee attacker, or not? thanks
From the FAQ:

Melee attacks are attacks made by characters with the Melee Attack special ability. Nonmelee attacks are attacks made by characters without the Melee Attack special ability. It doesn't matter whether the character is adjacent to the target. If it doesn't have Melee Attack, the attack is a nonmelee attack. 

I used the bold text for emphasis.  The rules don't define characters as "melee " or "non-melee". Quite simply, characters either do or don't have the melee attack special ability.

Hope that helps. 
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Yes, thanks. When I'm reading it, it really seems so simple. Now I don't know, how could we misunderstand this.
Yes, thanks. When I'm reading it, it really seems so simple. Now I don't know, how could we misunderstand this.



It's not hard to over-think the game.  I've done that myself.  Spend a lot of time discussing and reasoning, only to realize the answer was simple.  Laughing
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