Quick thoughts on Input Style
I may get some judgement over it, but I have to admit…I’m a partial “clicker”. I use the keys WQSE most to move my character and I use Tab to quickly select enemies, but for spells/skills, or party member selection (from the party list) I tend to click with the mouse. There are those who have given me grief, for being a “clicker” because they discovered I was one through random videos I’ve put up, but to be honest I really don’t understand the logic of deciding that the way “you play” is the way everyone else should as well. To me it boils down more to an inability on your part to accept that there are multiple ways to do things. Whats efficient for your brain might not be efficient in someone elses as we are all wired differently.
I actually think that performance is based more off of how quickly you can respond. If you it takes you less time to “click” than it does to negotiate in your head that the spell you rarely use, but would be handy in this situation is on the third bar and is the 5th one over, which would make it “Ctrl + 5”, then by all means.. just click it! It might actually be faster! If someone can maneuver a gamepad quicker, then so be it!
Moral of the story…. avoid making beliefs based off of that your “preference” or “style” is the “ONLY” right way, or only “efficient” way to do something. That is such a simply antiquated perspective.
I have small hands honestly, and I don’t have the finger dexterity to quickly reach everything on keyboard sometimes. I’ve tried forcing myself to try and learn other ways, but I’m plain most comfortable with going about it in the way I currently input commands. I tend to find that things go better when I’m most comfortable with the controls.
Regardless of how you play, I think there is merit to finding what you are comfortable and then finding ways to streamline that style to help yourself out. Macros can help a lot in that regards, and can even improve your reaction time. The next post I make will be examples of how to build some pretty efficient macros that may help reaction times regardless of your input style..