I would like to at least discuss some of the issues I have with the game at the moment, before reaching end game and experiencing some of the other issues I have seen people discussing. Many people may not have a problem with these issues, but for me these are kind of major turn offs.
- Full Controller Support
This game has horrible controller support. Not only that, but it also forces Xbox controller icons on screen. So me, wanting to use my PS5 controller, I often get confused on what buttons to press because the cryptic icons and Letters are foreign. Not only that but also 3 buttons on my controller are not able to be binded to any keys (The left and right side of the touchpad, and the button in the center bottom). I dislike that I can’t bind in combat, and out of combat actions to the same keys. I dislike that I have to move a cursor with the analog stick. I dislike that common actions are bound to left and right stick clicks, which is bad for controller life span. The controller design also makes it difficult to play smoothly. Finally I hate seeing the cursor on screen 24/7. It should at least be hidden until you move your mouse, when playing with a controller.
- Keyboard Controls
I don’t know about you guys, but I have played PC games for over 2 decades, and never have I seen such an atrocious set of keybinds, for literally all actions in the game. Skills on qwerty and such is horrible. I don’t know why Amazon or w/e is trying to reinvent the wheel. It would be far easier to have the common hotbar, with a button you can press to swap through multiple hotbars. Yes the game has a lot of skills, but realistically you are not using most of them.
- No Form of Mod Support
I am sort of disappointed to see that I cant change any of the U.I elements on my own. I could easily swap Xbox Icons for PS5 Icons myself if I could do so. I could add the missing controller inputs myself if possible. People could tweak the UI to their liking, and so on.
Now I understand reasons not to add this, but I think allowing U.I based modding is perfectly acceptable. Most MMO’s today allow this, and this is sort of an expectation of most MMO players these days. I am not sure what standards are in foreign countries, but we have our own standards here.
Ideally I want full controller support, with controller icons for every controller out there. What if I am using a Steam Controller, or a Sony Controller. Just because Microsoft is on PC’s by default doesn’t mean players who have controllers like Microsoft’s controllers. The controls of this game is going to be a major factor in whether or not people will play this, and honestly I am struggling to get a setup that feels enjoyable to use. The movement is so great on controllers, if only everything else was as enjoyable and smooth.