Here’s my rant, and it’s not just the controls:
1. New Armor Area
For clarification, I’m on iPad, but it’s gotta be a ton worse for phone users. The armor area is a cramped cluster of boxes that are hard to identify without looking closely. Also, the accessory slots added by the Demon Heart and Master Mode are UNDER THE ARMOR. This makes zero sense for a company called Re-LOGIC.
2. Relocation of Inventory Controls
I am so used to pressing all the inventory and settings open buttons at the bottom, now it just messes me up. Additionally, I use horizontal hotbar (for various reasons), the the inventory button now TAKES UP THE WHERE THE FIRST SLOT WOULD BE. Additionally, settings used to be super easy to reach.
Now, you gotta search for where it is SOMEWHERE gestures vaguely ON THE SCREEN.
3. Screen No Longer Slides Upon Opening Inventory.
I used to use this as a little tactic to see (when going underground) if the area above me was safe. I also sometimes used it to help find low sky islands. Now, I was super frustrated when I found out it didn’t slide. HOWEVER, I did find a way to arrange the UI in such a way that you can slide up. Unfortunately, that way is extremely visually unappealing and large, and it would mess me up even more. So, I don’t use it. I can still see my character tho, I like to keep my UI decently small.
4. Weird Chat Direction
Just a minor grievance, but I’ve gotten used to it. You no longer have the option to change chat direction, which is kinda sad.
And the killer…
The shadow hands are literally anti-skill. They appear randomly, from any random direction, they have zero pattern, and there’s no way to stop them because they go through walls. They suck. Deerclops is also both anti-skill, but he has an uncreative and repetitive AI. At least Duke Fishron has phases! Deerclops does nothing but summon more cancer hands as he loses more health, which is irritating. To say the least. Also, the only viable way to beat this boss at the time he’s actually useful is by cheesing` him. It’s kinda the same case with dreadnautilus, but at least dreadnautilus is intended to be fought pre-mechs. Deerclops is meant to be post-skeletron, a point in the game at which his drops are obselete and underpowered. His fight is slow, annoying, and easily cheesable at once, and I hate it.
Now, I will never complain about the 1.4.1 balance changes and added items. That was awesome. The other DST items are also cool. However, I just feel like Re-Logic screwed the controls up so badly. The layout was clearly meant to reflect Console or PC, but Mobile doesn’t work that way. Just leave our controls alone for one update, Re-Logic xD