Energy menu (shield, increase speed, damage boost) needs to be changed

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Dec. 30, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

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Jan. 1, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

The current way to access the energy menu (E key + move mouse) and activate your shield, for example, can be hard to use in the heat of battle. Often times I will try to quickly switch to the shield but moving the mouse to the side to do that is too innacurate and often times I have to try a couple times or more before it finally deploys. I instead propose that this menu is changed to keys such as 'E', 'R'. and 'T' which could be used to activate increased speed, shield, and damage boost respectively.

I have heard many other players voice the same complaint since early beta but nothing has been done yet. I hope the developers will finally listen and change this.

EDIT:I never knew that you could use F1 - F3 to do all this. Thanks for pointing this out. They should just tell players this in the tutorial.

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Dec. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.

By default you can use F1-F4 (engines, shields, weapons, off), you can also rebind those in the settings.

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Dec. 30, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

Jawayne is correct, you can find them in the settings menu.

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Dec. 30, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

What I would like is to be able to bind the mouse wheel for energy use. Sadly, presently the game doesn't detect mouse wheel movement, only the middle mouse button.


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Dec. 30, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

On the PS4 the energy wheel commands are buggy and therefore garbage. Awful.

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Dec. 30, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Just a matter of practice

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Dec. 31, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

I still have lots of issues with the energy wheel and I would suspect I've now had practice. Several times per battle I have to try twice to activate shields properly. I don't want to use hotkeys, it requires I take my hand off the steering wheel mid fight and I hate that (I'm fat-fingered). The energy wheel concept is a great one, it just needs some minor tweaking.

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Jan. 1, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

The energy wheel is something I've always disliked. It never felt right and sometimes does the wrong commands. I think the directions or sensitivity needs to be changed. Even FOR HONOR does this 3 direction thing better than Dreadnought...

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Jan. 1, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

On PC just bind each action to separate key and profit

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Jan. 3, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Most brand mice have included programs for this. For others the "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center Software" may help. and

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