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#1 Sep 19 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Unfortunately I never had a chance to participate in open beta due to issues downloading the game. I've heard great things about the game, but right now my concern is how the keyboard controls are? When I played FFXI I remember the controls being horrendous, even after remapping keys, and after reading around I apparently was not the only one who felt this way.

So, for those of you who had a chance to take part in the beta, what are your thoughts on the controls?

Thanks you.

Edited, Sep 19th 2010 9:51pm by v4815
#2 Sep 19 2010 at 7:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I enjoy the WASD/IJKL controls in XI, so that carried over well. The biggest annoyance I had was in targeting. I really want the F8 key back to select nearest NPC.
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#3 Sep 19 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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If you ever played XI with a controller and got the hang of it prepare to hook up a controller once again. That would be my main suggestion about the controls. However if you didnt use a controller for XI i did see the option for Key mapping and im sure after about 30 mins you could remap the controls to fit your playstyle. I found macros to be highly usefull as they were in XI for say linking abilities before a TP move and such but that might just be b/c im a controller junky so its alot easier for me to write a macro then press 4, 6 then 5 on my keyboard. To each thier own though
#4 Sep 19 2010 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Can we use a mouse for movement/camera? That was one of the things I had problems adjusting to in ff11.
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#5 Sep 19 2010 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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spdr wrote:
Can we use a mouse for movement/camera? That was one of the things I had problems adjusting to in ff11.
Yes, but it's just as awkward as using a mouse in FFXI was. Just stick with the keyboard.
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#6 Sep 19 2010 at 11:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would disagree that the mouse was any more awkward than a full keyboard control. I'm a KB/mouse user and after installing the hardware patch, it worked just like I'd expect it to, with mouse look/turn and driving with WASD. It functioned just like pretty much any other game, barring the auto-target yourself issue.
#7 Sep 20 2010 at 4:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Gadhelyn wrote:
I enjoy the WASD/IJKL controls in XI, so that carried over well. The biggest annoyance I had was in targeting. I really want the F8 key back to select nearest NPC.


You can make a macro for that, /target npc. Though it only target nearest NPC in front of your character view.
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