Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
So far I've found this game plays pretty well w/ KB&M.
I had my 360 controller plugged into my PC when I first started FFXIV, and it popped up recognizing it right away, so I gave it a shot during Phase 3. Played the vast majority of Phase 3 with the Gamepad. Then on the last weekend of Phase 3 I switched the Keyboard/Mouse. I found targeting to not be as easy as on the gamepad (whichout trying to click on targets that is).
But the biggest thing that makes me prefer the Gamepad over the Keyboard/Mouse:
With the Gamepad, I can have my Camera facing forward, Run backward (out of AoE and skill ranges, etc) and still freely press my hot keys, all at the same time. Popping skills, running backward, and looking forward. I haven't found a Keyboard/Mouse setup that will allow that (without a special mouse that has a keyboard on it as well). When I played KB/M, I felt so slow and inaccurate moving around during battle to avoid skills and spells, because I either had to use the mouse to do the movement (Annoyingly) or stop using my hot keys and use the WASD movement.