Nostromo and GW2
I've been using my Nostromo gamepad with Guild Wars 2 and wanted to ask if anyone is using a different setup. This is what mine currently looks like:
The main grid of 9 buttons in the center is 1-3, 4-6, and 7-9. Along the lefthand side, top to bottom, is L Shift, Tab, and H for the hero menu and easy access to traits and info. The righthand side, top to bottom, is F (interaction key), and L Ctrl (my PTT for Vent).
I have added secondary key commands in the game control options for the F1-F4 keys used for my shatter skills as a mesmer. So now Shift + 1 = F1, Shift + 2 = F2, and so on. I have yet to add a command for the elite skill attributed to 0, but it will probably end up being a Shift + 9 to accommodate it.
The button above the Dpad is currently set to I for the inventory, and the Space Bar button is the same as usual so my character can jump around. The Dpad assists in directional movement. Wheel down is set to the map button, but I'm not sure it's working properly.
I don't believe I am utilizing my Naga Hex as much as I could be. Right now my mouse wheel down is autorun. The first button underneath the wheel toggles my weapons, and the bottom opens the trading post.
Does anyone have any suggestions for improvement or be willing to share their setup? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
That sounds like a great setup, I just use the default but I think I might make some macros for my keyboard. I'm not really sure if I can use them in this game since a lot of my skills are time based I cant just blast them down, maybe when I activate my elite skill since it gives me a new set of skills. I'm going to have to play around with it. Do you feel that pressing shift then the F key is hard to do? I also use my control for my vent key. I find it hard to use shift since then I turn on my sticky keys all the time. I was using Caps Lock but then everyone thought I was yelling at them lol
Thanks! I find that the Nostromo is making it easier for me to play GW2 just as it did for WoW. Pressing the shift key in conjunction with 1-4 isn't difficult at all since there are 5 buttons on the top row, and I assigned the first to shift, and use the other four for the combos with it. So my pinky hits the first (shift) key while I click one of the four remaining buttons in the row.
The trick is to also add your own key commands in the in-game settings, which offer two configurations for each command. There are two columns listed: the first are the default commands (like the letter M will open your map), and the second column allows you to place your own key commands (you can also override the defaults). So you could make both the letter M as well as something like Control + M open up the map.
I find it's a lot easier to play when all the keys are in one compact little spot rather than spread out on the keyboard. Your idea of making macros sounds like it will be very beneficial! What profession have you been playing?