Thursday, 4 October 2012

I uninstalled GW2



The game is great...
I didn't look at the leveling bar either....
It's really enjoyable...
I can go back to it right?...
So Wtf happened...

I tried the combat mode mod (some call it the tera mod) and found that the game should be played with this control scheme, then I ran into the limitations with it being only a mod and not fully integrated, so I got fed up and quit. The combat mode mod shouldn't get you banned, it apparently got the nod of approval from some officials  and they have stated that it will eventually be incorporated.

Why do I need to change the control scheme? Well basically because with the default controls its very difficult to move freely, while placing effects on the ground for example. Also, the left/right mouse buttons are a waste in a game where you don't need to select your targets. So really, in GW2 the right click is only there to be held down for all eternity, godawful control design imo. I don't really have a full range of movement and ability to use my character. This constant need to click drag is something that bothers me after 2 years of Mobas as my primary game.

I don't need to try and imagine what it might be like to shoehorn additional dimensions into LoL or Dota, I have GW2. When this feat was accomplished, it takes the form of smite, where up/down and spinning the camera separate from the character are impossible. I can't ever do everything I wanted to do, because I am too busy messing around with the clunky camera. This is my problem with GW2, having a control scheme that isn't as action orientated as the game design, so I am forever trying to place effects and move

So the combat mode mod fixed the issues with having to drag around or target anything, and let me bind the left and right mouse buttons to skills, as clicking to select and camera dragging were now redundant concepts. The problem showed itself every time I had to interact with an NPC, or some kind of quest interaction, I would have to tab out of combat mode, then tab back into the mode afterwards. This isn't really a deal breaker, but it left me feeling that I couldn't be bothered with it until Arena.net fully implemented the mode.

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