1) not sure how the action bar is limited cause of a controler ..yes they hide alt n control but they don't have to just cause a controller it could be shown if they wanted to to be and contrller would just have to hit there trigger button as they do now which is just about the same as holding the button down on keyboard.
Try navigating 50 slots worth of action bars with a controller (common in games like WoW). It's impossible.
2)not sure how we can't see the cooldowns on things already the icons on things like items and death are on top with numbers and your actions on the bar below are shown with the exception of whats been stated in #1
You can't see the cooldowns on items or abilities that are on currently hidden rows. This is a problem.
3) to the 'freely bind everything' comment i assume you mean drag and drop into the action bar and such. again no reason why they can't implement that anyway for those playing on pc ( since everyone does currently) even if they play with a controler since everyone has a mouse gain just keep what they have in place already and add to it best of both worlds if you don't wanna use mouse to do that you don't have to if you do you can.
No, I mean I should be able to activate any action bar slot with any key I please. Right now they're bound to 1-0 and I can't change them. I can't reach all of those keys without moving my hand, so it's a poor setup.
just because ppl play with a controler doesn't mean its inferior nor does it mean it hinders others gameplay
Of course it does. The fact that keyboard users have to suffer from the limitations caused by forced controller compatibility makes the game more difficult to control than is necessary.
I enjoy playing the game pad. If you're wanting to play a PC/mouse and keyboard focused MMO, you're simply playing the wrong game.
Constraints often bring out the best in any creative field, a game pad is certainly a constraint, but it is by no means inferior. Sometimes less is more (elegant and enjoyable.)
I suppose you also think a controller is equal to a mouse/keyboard setup in FPS games despite console shooters having to adopt auto-aim and greatly slowed down combat to make the games even playable. Edited, Aug 12th 2011 9:26am by Omena