I like PvP in MMOs. I PvP'd pretty heavily in WoW, I picked up WAR specifically for it, I make time for the holiday-themed PvP events in Guild Wars, and I fully intend to immerse myself in PvMP when my Burglar in LOTRO reaches the level cap.  I love playing support and helping with the strategy in whatever the objective is - capture the flag, holding fortresses, or just slaughtering the enemies.  So when I received the closed beta key from Funcom about an upcoming PvP game, Bloodline Champions, I thought I'd give it a go. 

I downloaded the game and created a character last night. I went through the helpful tutorial system, poked around a bit, and ran several single player 3v3 games to test the waters.

I can handle poor graphics, I can handle sluggish and buggy issues in a beta. What I can't handle is a very heavily mouse-driven game. Lineage II was like this, both FFXI and FFXIV are like this and for everything that Bloonline Champions looks like it could be, but it requires far too much mouse aiming and clicking during battle.  My preferred play-style emphasizes the keyboard over the mouse so I had a really hard time forgiving the game which required me change my characters target by whipping the mouse pointer around the battlefield. It's uncomfortable to my wrist, and it's not a play-style I enjoy.  

There are actions bound to other keys - but the targeting system requires me to use the mouse and whip it around quite a bit.

But - I only spent a little while playing the game. I'll have to give it another go and see if there is a way to change the keybindings or targeting system.

Anyway, that's how I spent part of my Tuesday evening!


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