I’m here to give some details on the upcoming Controls change, which Bryan mentioned in the 2013 March Creative Director Update post. There are some goodies in here for both new and veteran players, so let’s get right to it.
First off, we’ve added two new Gameplay settings: Throttle Decay and Arm Lock.
The new settings are both enabled by default, but can be disabled to restore the original functionality.
The options screen is now accessible in game and can be accessed by pressing ESC. Aside from changing the new gameplay settings, you can also do the usual stuff like change your game resolution or key-bindings.
We've fleshed out the binding options for finer control over aim, turn and throttle.
We’re adding two new bits of functionality to all Mechs: Toggle Arm Lock and Centre Legs.
JOYSTICK ANALOG TURN
Joystick users get Analog Turn. The speed at which your ‘Mech turns is now dictated by the distance that you move your controller from center. This was a key feature missing for pure joystick control.
DIRECT THROTTLE CONTROL
The NumPad can be used to set the throttle to certain levels without decay.
All these bindings can be modified through the options screen, and are scheduled to go live with the March 19th patch.
See you on the Battlefield!