I just got back from the doctor and apparently the reason I am having finger pain is from holding down the triggers too much. Apparently I am on my way to a serious injury so I need to scale back. Or, the devs could help.
The devs are probably unaware of this since they seem to be 100% PC players, but the L2 and R2 buttons on PS4 have rather significant resistance to them (they have springs inside). This is completely unlike a mouse or a keyboard. It can be uncomfortable and even painful to hold these buttons down for prolonged periods of time. I understand why there isn’t a full button mapping screen, but a simple option to swap L1/L2 and R1/R2 would really help prevent injuring your players. R2 and L2 are meant to be used as triggers, not as “hold down” buttons for 5-10 hour mining or building sessions.
Yes I am aware I could get an aftermarket controller or play on PC. Please don’t spam this thread with suggestions like this. 99% of ps4 players are using stock controllers.
In the mean time I will have to be scaling back my time in Boundless. I will be around, but I will have to do less building, expanding and playing for the time being.
The game would really benefit if the devs spent more time in game on PS4.