The verbiage is not helpful. I cry every time I say Close and Short range aloud. I cannot fathom why engaged had to be replaced in game jargon between space and personal scales.
I don't see why they changed the names either (perhaps Close was first and they changed the name of the personal scale to emphasis that it was melee range). I'm a big fan of game terms that can be said by characters as in-world speech. I can totally see a character saying,
"Engage those TIE Bombers before they get to the medical frigate"
"Red Leader moving to engage the TIEs"
Rather than "move to close range with those TIE Bombers". Not as natural.
Edited by Hedgehobbit, 08 August 2014 - 10:24 AM.