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Question to Heroine's Quest players: how are you controlling the combat system, do you use the mouse or the keyboard? Is support for joysticks and gamepads something we should be looking into in the future?

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02-08-2014 at 02:53 PM
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Using the keyboard shortcut scheme (qweadzxc123) works best for me, I find it quite intuitive. Gamepads, for me, in an adventure game, are optional at best. Switching to it when going into combat would feel cumbersome in my opinion and designing a whole adventure game around gamepad controls is an ugly can of worms, I don't think it would be worth the effort.

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02-08-2014 at 06:35 PM
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I don't think gamepad controls should be a priority - the basic controls works really well already, and people are going to be playing with mouse+keyboard already.

It would be cool to have keyboard shortcuts for the special techniques though (or have more emphasis in case they exist and I just didn't know how).

Having (sorceress) maneuvers like Disruption or Blessing on a button-press would be cool, but I'm not sure how you'd map it. The 8-directional combat controls map really well already.

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02-09-2014 at 01:59 AM
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