Search Your Feelings: Preferred Input Method
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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-15-2011, 08:36 AM
I've screwed my binds up from the start because of the default set up I used on a different game that I played for years (>_<).
I use NumPad 2, 4, 6, 8 to steer in conjunction with the Chase Camera. I use the third tray option for 30 skills all accessible from simply pressing number keys, or a combination of control and alt. I have a space bar bind that fires off two fore energy weapons, one (or sometimes a second) energy weapon in the back, as well as redistribute shields. I keep things like dual beam banks and torpedoes on the base number tray so it's just one button to fire (although most times I still have to hit that one button repeatedly).
I'm slowly trying to train myself to play again after having removed redistribute shields from the space bar and remapped it to NumPad 0 where my thumb can easily hit that, or go to the arrow keys. I'm not sure I can't handle that degree of thinking and coordination but I want to see if it'll work, lol.
The Chase Camera option, which I use because I still really struggle to figure out where my ship is aiming, has a problem handling fast, tight turns. It has a tendency to start jerking from side to side until you reset the camera which I applied to the NumPad 5 key since it's right there and easy to hit while trying to pilot.
I prefer Tab Targeting. It's been improved but it's not quite what I want it to be yet. I typically only use the mouse to target something that Tab Targeting isn't able to quickly or reliably catch. Other than that I don't use the mouse for much of anything.