With the big uproar about much needed improvements to the mouse & keyboard controls, the flaws with using a controller haven't been talked about as much. For the most part the controller works great with this game, but there are a few obvious concerns to bring up here. Things the controller can't do, making you use the mouse or keyboard. Especially if you consider the game being meant for PS3 as well, this presents a problem. For all of the following notes, maybe I just haven't figured out how to do them with the controller, so if you have please chime in!
1. Chat Log - This is a problem across the board regardless of your method of control. Definitely needs improvement. But I can't find any way to scroll the chat log with the controller. Forcing me to use the mouse and then of course even then it's really annoying. Trying not to stray too far off the controller topic here, but if you send me a /tell and it gets scrolled up too quickly, you may be out of luck. It's not a very friendly chat log to begin with and me having to switch to the mouse to even use it? Yeah, I'm probably gonna ignore it.
2. Use Item - Yeah, apparently there's a "Use Item" window in this game. I had no idea this existed until recently, but if you click on that little bag of the 4 little icons in the bottom corner of the screen it brings it up. Again, need the mouse or keyboard to do it. (It's "U" on the keyboard by the way) This is where you'd eat food, drink potions, etc. So that would be a handy thing to have access to.
Now with both of these, there could be a solution already in place that just hasn't been fully implemented. With the controller setup there's a button I rarely use now that, in the config, is labeled as "View status effects" which was pretty useless before. Now it at least brings you to your status effects up top and you can then scroll through them with the d-pad. So maybe the plan is to use that button to also jump you to those little icons in the bottom right and the chat log? Would be nice, and if so this is a useless thread.
Though with release day quickly approaching, and very little talk about it I figured I'd bring it up. Just in case there was a sense of "Oh controller users have it made, there's no issues there at all" going on. They're not game-breaking problems, but definitely worth mentioning I think...
Also, is there anything I'm missing?