Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I really wish we knew if this game will have controls like the newer mmo's standard keyboard and mouse controls. I want to pre order it but i couldnt stand ffix controls. Is the reason i did not play it, i just couldnt get used to the controls. So id really like to know what final fantasy xiv control system is like asap so i can pre order or not.
XI's controls did take a while to get used to. That you quit over it is more a lack of patience than a fault of the controls, I'd have to say. You get used to them just as you get used to anything different that you need to adapt to.
After years of playing XI, when I started EQ2 I actually changed the camera/movement controls to mirror that of XI as much as possible. You just get used to it.
No, the fact that he quit (and just like someone else I know that couldn't last longer than 30 minutes into the game) is that the control scheme is absolutely *horrid*. It isn't a lack of patience because someone stopped playing a game due to a **** near universally agreed complaint from the majority of people that no longer play -- they suck. They were designed for a controller and do not transition well at all to what should have been the standard fare for a PC game.
Of *course* you got used to them. You played it for years, and stuck with the horrendous controls. If you didn't get used to them, I'd think something was wrong with you. I got used to them as well, but saying that anyone has a lack of patience due to not bothering with a game with a seriously terrible control scheme for the keyboard and mouse is condescending.
Frankly, I agree with the OP -- if FFXIV follows with the same ****-poor, half-*** K+M control scheme I won't even bother. It's 2010, and I would be playing a game on the *PC*. If I wanted to play with a **** gamepad, I'd wait until it came out on the PS3. I don't, ergo I expect Square-Enix to actually not be lazy (or just terrible) and actually have an actual working K+M this time (especially when it comes to target selection, because FFXI's takes forever; nothing like wasting time because you can't just *CLICK* on something). Edited, Jul 3rd 2010 6:10pm by StrijderVechter