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#1 Aug 29 2010 at 2:36 PM Rating: Default
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Is anyone having a problem adapting to the wasd ijkl keyboard control scheme ffxiv has in the beta? I stopped playing ffxi about 2.5 years ago and I still cant get away from exactly how they had it. i liked using the number pad to control and my thumb to move camera with up, down, left , right.

I tried as I might with the wasd ijkl and I cant get used to it. I even have one of those ergonomic (slightly curved) keyboards and its still to close. My keyboard is a standard wide board with full numpad etc. I just cant believe they went this route with controls. I never even used the mouse in ffxi with the hardware support. The keyboard setup was just to perfect.

If you like the new keyboard setup the way it is, how did you get used to it?

Do you think they will come up with a way to customize controls and camera movement?
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#2 Aug 29 2010 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
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You can use the XI controls too, the numpad functions the same
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#3 Aug 29 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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please tell me a controller is an option in FF14
i can't imagine myself playing it on a keyboard and mouse.
#4 Aug 29 2010 at 2:51 PM Rating: Excellent
PerrinofSylph wrote:
You can use the XI controls too, the numpad functions the same


Only the arrow keys do not. I think that's slated to be changed though.


And yes, you can use a controller for XIV.
#5 Aug 29 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
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Maybe it's just me but the WASD and IJKL seems fine. Maybe I am just used to keeping my hands in the home row key position for typing.
#6 Aug 29 2010 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I was using the numpad keys but then I had a hard time using ijkl for camera that way as well.

Holding my hands in the wasd ijkl postion for running around everywhere is just way uncomfortable to me. In a game Id prefer a more relaxed position.
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#7 Aug 29 2010 at 3:00 PM Rating: Default
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Xbox controller or bust.
#8 Aug 29 2010 at 3:02 PM Rating: Default
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Quote:
Xbox controller or bust.


2nd.
but i prefer a ps3 controller
#9 Aug 29 2010 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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I used a controller when I played FFXI, so I was having a very hard time adjusting to keyboard as well during beta. Especially when I tried to chat, I had to remember to shift my left hand one key over lest the whole sentence becomes one jumbled nonsense. Anyway if you can't get used to the setup, just get a controller and be done with the problem. :D
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#10 Aug 29 2010 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Coming from FFXI on Xbox, I'm gonna put my vote in for the xbox controller with the ps3 controller coming in a close second. Even when i played ffxi on PC I used a logitec controller that was similar to a ps3 controller because I couldn't stand the keyboard controls.
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#11 Aug 29 2010 at 3:19 PM Rating: Good
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If you're going to play a game, you have to find what works for you. Hopefully SE will realize this and include a remapping option.
#12 Aug 29 2010 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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The configurator for FFXIV allows you to map your controller.
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#13 Aug 29 2010 at 3:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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GUDare wrote:
The configurator for FFXIV allows you to map your controller.


Yes but there is no option for the keyboard.
#14 Aug 29 2010 at 3:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ah, yes, true. Sorry, guess my brain got stuck on the train from a previous post.
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