For those of us not getting into the Beta it will take just as long getting used to the battle and crafting systems.
youre not kidding. i felt like i was all thumbs when i started the beta backup. had to de-program my WoW-centered view on how controls work. FF14 is like in 11 in that its a game designed to be played with a gamepad; i.e. no mouse. so i had to unplug my mouse for the first day or so to re-train myself to use just the keyboard.
now it comes more naturally, but i still need some practice with the keystrokes.
Is it really so bad to use the mouse in FFXIV? Is it really so useless? What does it do? I just can't imagine good camera control on a keypad only... My and the hubby don't doubt the gamepad only controls will be good, but we're having a hard time wrapping our heads around "no mouse." How does one spin the camera on all axis' and zoom in and out while running? a keystroke can't give the intuitive on-demand speed control a mouse can...