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FFXIV Official Alpha Video: Combat & Quests

#1 Dec 09 2012 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Kachi wrote:
Or they could just design controllers with more buttons. I mean, pick up a controller nearby. How many of your fingers are you actually using?

As for your mouse, it's not necessarily any more efficient than a D-stick. You have to move your entire hand around to make a mouse do what a D-stick can do with a thumb. I hardly call that efficient. The only difference is that D-sticks aren't optimized for the user interface in the MMOs. That's more a design issue for the developers than a problem with the peripheral.

seriously this first part. Where's the controller with buttons all over the bottom, for your other fingers? It really could work.

As for the D-stick vs mouse thing, yes I agree if we're talking standard issue mouse, but a trackball puts all that movement right back in your thumb again. That and that alone is what allowed me to play SWTOR for as long as I did. And even then, it was really only the PvP/friends that kept me playing. Tbh, SWTOR was the closest to XI in terms of community that I've seen so far. Probably because all the SWG vets came out of their coldsleep capsules to play it, for like a year. Now they're all playing SWG-EMU haha.

edit: GODDAMNIT I just had the best idea ever! A trackball controller! Replace the right stick with a trackball and it solves a lot of these issues. Then I had to go google it and ruin everything.

of course several individuals have been working on their own versions of this for years. Bleh. Well good news is the product exists, albeit in prototype formats. But you can buy it. So thats good news. But im depressed now because for a split second i thought i actually had something new come out of my brain. moooooving on.

edit asgain: there's also this:

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