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Originally posted by Shadanwolf OP......................MY suggestion...get a PC.
Why didn't you read the OP before posting?
I keep meaning to play with the macro system in FFXIV, I think that could alleviate a lot of my targeting difficulties.
Also, chording the various buttons wasn't terribly difficult, but did take me a bit of getting used to.
I want to learn to use the gamepad (mainly so I can veg out and play it on the couch just to go do farming log/gathering/crafting type stuff), so I plan to play with it some more - it may just be I use the gamepad for some things, and the KBM for others (like I did in 1.0), since it's not difficult switching from one control scheme to the other.
I found the KB/M to be on par with other MMOs at the least - I will admit that FFXI and 1.0 were not the case, ARR majorly improves on that and brings it up to par.
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I'm sure he has a PC and so does everyone posting here..
Why do we always get this childish PC and Console arguement???
i didnt even try the keyboard and mouse. Went straight to the xbox 360 controller, switched to the PS3 controller using MotionInJoy software because i hate xbox controller and i enjoyed the game big time with my controller.
The only issue i see with the controller is cycling between targets. It is slow and It is exactly as you cycle targets in single player turn based classic Final Fantasy with the exception that here is real time so the enemies dont wait for you. I actually like that in PvE because it feels like a real classic Final Fantasy experience, but for PvP that involves real player opponents and faster real time reactions i recommend the kb/m so you can be fast enough choosing your target to attack or heal.
Firstly yes i have a PC I'm just having set up issues getting into a position a feel comfortable using a keyboard and mouse like i said I've been lazy these past few years with my MMO's and other PC games. It's perfectly fine for Football Manager but not for proper K&M play.
Some good replies I'll stick with the pad for now but i'll play around with K&M when i update my setup and splash out on some new tech and accessories. Badly in need of a new computer chair :'(
Slightly off topic but i don't think I've been as hyped for a game in a long time. Currently trying to persuade a few friends to play funny how offended people can still get when asked to pay a monthly fee :P
Originally posted by Ehllfhire Originally posted by Sefiruso With my setup currently in limbo and needing some investment and a fix I've been playing the Beta with a Xbox 360 pad via USB purely for comfort. The only issue so far is some of the targeting is a bit iffy especially during FATES. My question is really are other people using a pad to play? And will it eventually lead to issues in groups and end game not using or being familiar to using the keyboard set up (Not like it would take long to get used to) I've been quite content with the pad so far but is it just a waste of time and should i be switching to keyboard and mouse asap?
Normally Id say kb and mouse, but this game is designed for the controller first. Both FFXI and XIV have atrocious keyboard and mouse controls.
Not true.. FFXI was design for controller, FFXIV ARR has the same keyboard and mouse design has any mmo out there.
You probably didnt even play the beta and you dont know what you are talking about..
To the op, i prefer the keyboard amd mouse for battle but i may use the controller for traveling or crafting and things like that. Sometimes its nice to just sit in the couch and using the controller.