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#1 Jun 05 2009 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
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...if FFXIV was actually comfortable to play with a mouse?

I, for one, hated that the mouse control was so crappy when I started. However, I've become very used to and comfortable with only keyboard controls.

I'm imagining they'll make it more controllable with the mouse. Dunno. Wonder if it would feel the same.

I hope it's easy to play with the mouse.
#2 Jun 05 2009 at 6:25 PM Rating: Default
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It will again be a pad game using keyboard for sure, it is a console MMO like FFXI was, even if it releases on PC as well, and really, just get a nice pad for PC, FFXI PC is much better playing with pad.

Edited, Jun 5th 2009 10:26pm by Squallido
#3 Jun 05 2009 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Squallido wrote:
It will again be a pad game using keyboard, and really, just get a nice pad for PC, FFXI PC is much better playing with pad.


Not sure where you read that. SE tried that with The Last Remnant and the players trying to play it on the PC despised it. Mouse + keyboard on PC is perfectly adequate and preferable to a lot of players than gamepad + keyboard.
#4 Jun 05 2009 at 6:30 PM Rating: Default
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But this is a console game, if they'd have to use mouse, they should change the whole concept of the jugability the game will have, AKA PC and PS3 versions wouldn't be compatible, and they'd have different gameplay, that's why FFXIV will again be PAD based control again.
#5 Jun 05 2009 at 6:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Squallido wrote:
But this is a console game, if they'd have to use mouse, they should change the whole concept of the jugability the game will have, AKA PC and PS3 versions wouldn't be compatible, and they'd have different gameplay, that's why FFXIV will again be PAD based control again.


It's not just a console game. It's a console and PC game with simultaneous releases. And I'm just telling you that the implementation of mouse control (aka nearly lack of implementation) did not at all sit well with the PC segment of The Last Remnant's playerbase.
#6 Jun 05 2009 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
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As was said, the problem is the optimal UI layout and such for a PC mouse and a PS3 controller would be very different. Hey, I understand, and I like how WoW controls with the mouse and such better than FFXI, but I don't see how it could work considering the different aspects they require.
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#7 Jun 05 2009 at 6:44 PM Rating: Default
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but like i said ~ both ps3 and pc are playing together, so the control will be most likely designed for PAD, you will find out soon or later when there's gameplay vids or the beta is out.
#8 Jun 05 2009 at 6:48 PM Rating: Good
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Or they can like, y'know, be different.
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#9 Jun 05 2009 at 6:50 PM Rating: Good
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The easiest way to accomodate keyboard, mouse, and gamepad controls is by implementing a universal key binding interface. It's a very commonly used option in a lot of games (online or otherwise) that gives the user complete control over what keys and devices they want to use to perform certain actions.
#10 Jun 05 2009 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Interesting point. A lot of people complain about the lack of UI in FFXI, comparative to WoW and other MMOs. True, it is lacking and minimal, but there's only so much you can do with a console release.

I'm not really a fan of the whole point and click gameplay style anyway, personally. But, I'm sure they can do somewhere in between. I personally can't even get on with using macros with a gamepad anyway. But I'm sure they could extend the macro to set it to map to a key.

They can't rely on mouse clicks as that alienates the console playerbase far too much. But, the PC playerbase is demanding a more interactive GUI. They could perhaps add optional panels for mouse interaction, personally I'd stick with keyboard commands anyway.
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