Originally Posted by mphfrom77
I'll check out the pc beta soon, but I might be done for the 360 beta, as it was not a pleasant experience. Mainly I am tired of learning new buttons as I had a difficult time trying to figure out how to set everything up like I had it for BF3.
I'm actually surprised how frustrating that is, as I kind of thought it wouldn't be a big deal. I was a level 100 at bf3, and felt I could hold my own in anything except a Jet, and even though I am not that good in a Scout heli, if I concentrate I can usually do fine in it. But for the beta, it's like I am a complete noob.
I understand it is a unique issue for me, but a few weeks ago I went from only having played bf3 on the 360 to trying to learn how to play it on a pc with a mouse and keyboard. That was pretty frustrating trying to set up all the keybindings how I wanted them, and just trying to play the game in general. Then I went back to the 360 and had a little trouble readjusting back to that. So the 360 beta asking me to change my sticks and button configurations around away from how I have it in bf3 again is a little ridiculous.
Moving the spot button alone was a major issue I found. Vehicle play for me was terrible, and so was infantry gunplay. Since I am going to try and get a PS4, I really see no reason to keep playing the bf4 beta on 360, even though I will be happy to keep playing bf3 on 360 if people are still on.If next gen consoles won't allow players to set their own thumbstick and button configurations, then that will be the dumbest thing ever.
No matter what layout they have offered me so far with bf3 or bf4 beta, it just is not perfect, and frankly is pretty frustrating at times, especially with the beta.
I think a lot of us agree with and understand your frustrations, MPH. Not sure if you'd been following the discussions in all the BF threads but it seems the main reason for the new configurations is because next-gen consoles don't have a "Back" (Xbox) and/or "Select" (PS3) button so obviously they needed to change things a bit in order to still have the ability to "spot".
I'm just wondering why they decided to implement the next-gen controls on the current gen beta. Perhaps they figured it be a perfect time to introduce the new control schemes so those who are making the jump to next-gen can start getting used to the new layout? Are the current gen consoles keeping the classic BF3 controls since there's still a back/select button? I think we all can agree that there is absolutely no need or use for the "Battlelog" screen while in-game, at least on current gen.
In regards to custom controller configurations, i completely agree. We now have the ability to change/customize our loadouts on our mobile devices through the battlelog app and have it update to our consoles but we still cannot customize our button and stick layouts in-game? Next-gen consoles should have the ability to allow that.
In the end, we will all eventually adjust to the new controls but having the ability to customize would sure be nice.Edited by lodolfan - 10/7/13 at 4:52am