jointz wrote:i dont see why having wasd movement is so bad.
it would be so much easier. i mean loads of people agree with me look on the other topics (decent game,i think)
It's not bad ! But it's different.
wasd movement mean that you can fight while moving (with melee weapon for example) but it is not the case in DP.
When your caracter attack, he can't move and it's a very important part of the game balance. Every time you make an attack, you will loose time and your ennemy can move away from you (excepted for the rogue with is auto speed ability on attack). So teamplay, root, snare, stun become important and tactical.
Like in a RTS, you can't give more than one order at the same time to your caracter, so, if you can move with wasd, in a fighting action you will have not to move to be able to attack ! And that will sucks a lot.
(if you give an attack order and move with your keybord, the move order will replace the attack one, you see what I mean ?)
So, if I give you the possibility to use wasd in order to move, you will have not to use it because you will break all your order when moving.
And finally, you will not use it because it will become non-playable.
Game demand you to give order and let your caracter move alone to do it, and ask you to move without doing anything else to replace on the fighting ground.
It's why we decide to give a button for moving and a different one for action and it's why you have RTS control, like in WAR 3 or Dota (player demand wasd movement in dota ?).