regardless of aim, keyboard+mouse is miles faster then any console, it really doesn't matter how good a person is with a gamepad the mouse alone is superior in every way.
I'd like to ask everyone to skip the obligatory "mouse+keyboard is better" discussion, if only this once. It was old, tired and unoriginal a decade ago; at this point in time, it is most similar to the dust left behind by bones in millennia-old tumuli. Nobody is discussing that mice remain the device with the higher skill ceiling. This is not about this; playing sometimes with a gamepad is a personal choice based on comfort and ergonomics. If you find the thought of doing so entirely abhorrent, this thread is in all likeliness not meant for you.
If you would need further justification (for whatever reason), I have an arm injury that causes me moderate discomfort to slight pain when using mice with my right hand for extended periods of time. At work I use a trackball left-handed, but for MMOs combining this with the keyboard is not the most comfortable of approaches. A gamepad is a quite less stressful alternative for me.
So, anyone has anything to add regarding the actual topic subject? I was hoping to see some contributions, suggestions, etc. from people, or even full gamepad mappings. If nothing else, what other actions do you think should be bound to button combinations?
You will still need to map turning + movement 10 skills, up to 4 profession skills, jump, resurrect/loot/talk/interact, sheath weapon and swap weapon at bare minimum. Thats 18 binds. I suppose sheath weapon is not essential and some professions don't use all of the profession mechanics/weapon swap so you have the option to reduce binds there. You could even have the game auto target AoEs for you to reduce control further if you wanted.
Last edited by Tyris Requiem; 08-05-2012 at 23:07.
And I for one thing that people should be able to play as they wish.
As for your injury, when I played D2 a lot, I used an arm brace like this to reduce arm pain. Maybe it could help you, I don't know.
hmm, I have an xbox 360 controller hooked up to my pc usually. I didn't consider using it in GW2, but it might be fun. I'll give it a shot next beta weekend and see how I like it :)
Sheathing is completely cosmetic but the unused button combination was standing there, doing nothing and looking bored, so I gave it a purpose in life. It seemed to appreciate it (as far as button combinations can be expressive, which is not much). Anyone has any other functions we could give the other poor, unemployed combinations?
My injury is actually from push-ups. But enough of that. Joypad! Buttons! Commands! Go!