All I know is that now my hand hurts after a day of gaming and I'm pretty sure my spacebar's lifespan has been cut in half... Ground combat already takes too long compared to space, this button mashing has to change... sigh
Auto fire was removed due to an exploit where players would afk and autofire would keep targeting respawned mobs and killing them allowing players to grind XP while afk.
Pretty stupid reason as those players that are exploiting it for experience would simply just need to create a macro that self executed constantly.. ie startreks famous "recursive algorithms"
damn, Its typical tho a few freaks ruin it for the rest of us and still exploit the system using a different method /sigh Thanks for that information tho. Im a bit disturbed the devs said nothing as to why as were all shouting and moaning both out here and in game too a simple 'it was being used to exploit' isn't much to say in ONE of the many threads on this issue.
It's worse than that, the dev's should fix the mob farming, not break the buttons. In CoH, when you killed a mob in a mission it would *stay* dead. If everything is instanced here, then there is no reason for this to not be the case now.
The autofire was a hinderance more than anything, it made using other skills a pain in the arse, oh but wait, all you guys want to do is activate auto-fire and spam the special weapon attacks, using other skills is surely too complex for you, right?
As for "destroying" your keyboard, unless you're a spastic and pressing the fire button with your head there is no reason why pressing a button every couple seconds is that difficult.