First, I'd like to mention that I'm having loads of fun playing so far... so this isn't a ***** thread. I would just like to find out if I'm missing some short cuts in this game for a ocuple of things.
First is chatting. I can't figure out how to respond to someone without having to first type out their full name. After that 'crtl'+R works, but only after I hit the spacebar to open the chat. Is there an easier way to respond to tells?
The next, perhaps bigger issues for me, is that I haven't yet figured out how to search for people. I can see friends on my friends list but I do not really get any useful options from the menu off the friends list. The /sea commands from FFXI don't work. I have no idea where someone is in the world without asking them.
Is there any type of grid or coordinate system for maps/navigation? It was conveneient in ffxi to tell someone that "I'm at <pos>"
Equipping new gear is clumsy as well. There's still excessive menu lag that makes is a pain to simply change to a crafting class on the fly. Macros take care of this, but you cna't have a macro for everything all the time. I don't like how the menus scrolle and loop back to the top when you reach the bottom of the list. Its hard not to overshoot (hehe). Also, it would be nice to be able to press right on the d-pad to page down through the lists (like ffxi).
I won't even get into the retianer issues. If they are going to stick with such a system they need to somehow make it faster to browse through the bazaars.
Anway, I hope these types of things will work themselves out fiarly quickly with a couple of updates. None of htem are deal breakers for me, but it sure would allow me to enjoy the game that much more.