I spent most of this past BWE trying to get used to the move or die element of the games combat system.
Unfortunately, It seems to be Dieing more than moving.
This is the first time I've ever played where I had to keep moving while fireing off skills and I have to admit the learning curve for me seems to be rather steep.
It seems to me I have be able to move, activate skills/spells AND work with camera angles so I can see what is going on. Only have 2 hands, I find it hard to do all three things at the same time, unless I can somehow figure out how to grow another arm.
I think part of the problem for me is the differences between straffing and turning. While in combat I want to be moving via straffing, but then my camera angles get all messed up and I can't see what I'm doing. I then try to use the turn to fix the camera and angle my character toward his target, thus working in circling around the target, but this is proving very difficult for me to manage.
I try using the mouse to move, and that takes care of the camera angles, but then I can't straffe unless I take my hand from the mouse (I use a trackball, cause I like them far more than mouses, but it seems like for gaming I may have to go out and purchase a mouse, though I'm hoping to avoid having to do that.) For movement I have also tried using the arrow keys, but then I have a problem of which to use...straffe or turn. For basic, world movement, I can't stand straffe, but in combat, using turn turns me away from my target which, I believe, makes it harder for me to hit my target.
Right now I am sure some of you are throwing things at your screen, hoping they will fly through and knock me on the head. It seems those who use wasd to move believe that anyone not doing so is an idiot and must be repeatedly pummeled about the head until they change.
The problem I have with using the wasd keys is that if I'm doing that, how can I move and use my skills at the same time? I have to move my fingers up to the numbers row for that and hope I get them in the correct locations.
As someone who has gamed before, I probably should be better at the whole move or die style of combat, but I'm afraid I'm not. I also know there are lots of different people out there who don't know what to do about this, and are hoping to find some concrete, helpful information that doesn't involve cranial bombardment, so....
Just saying, "Use the wasd" doesn't really help, you see. If I'm doing that, how do I do the other things? I am more than willing to learn how to do this, but I'm afraid I need a more detailed explaination of what to do with each hand and how to incorporate all three aspects with only two hands to be able to move as I see the other players moving in all these wonderful videos. If I could learn to move like that, then I would not be reluctant to give the pvp stuff a try. as it is, i am reluctant cause I don't want my poor playing to hinder a group in pvp, be it world or structured.
So any detailed explainations that can help me figure this all out would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advanced, cause I know you guys are actually very nice to poor little newbes on here, especially since in fact we are all newbs to GW2 in one way or another.