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[FFXIV] Is WASD movement identical between all clients?

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[FFXIV] Is WASD movement identical between all clients?

Hello! Interested in purchasing, however I have a question. Is it possible to have all the characters in the multibox doing the same movements based on my inputs? I'd like to be able to have them get close with follow and then move together through a dungeon on my commands (especially important for dodging AoE as they require instant input and reaction from all clients or you get hit). Thank you!


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Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:42 am

Re: [FFXIV] Is WASD movement identical between all clients?


In order to reliably move around together in a game like this, absolutely nothing beats auto-follow built into the game.

So we have this FAQ entry:

Why do my toons move in different directions?

Your toons will move in different directions if you are broadcasting your movement buttons. Generally this is due to having Key broadcasting and/or Mouse broadcasting enabled. It is meant to be off most of the time. See the Quick Start Guide (WoW; Non-WoW) sections on "Understanding Key Maps vs Repeater" (WoW; Non-WoW) and "Quickly add many broadcasting hotkeys" (WoW; Non-WoW)

Instead of broadcasting your movement keys, use the game's Auto-follow feature if it has one available.

For further reading and instruction on this topic, please see ISBoxer 42 Quick Start Guide, Part 4: Gameplay as a multiboxer.

To more directly answer the question... Is WASD movement identical -- no. Neither is mouse movement. The game instances are not going to be running at exactly the same rate (and will lag at different times), they wont process input at exactly the same time, and any differences -- even a teeny tiny difference -- are obvious when you continue moving.

The best answer is to simply try it out.

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