I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to set up all my abilities on my Cross Hotbar (since I play with a controller) but I'm running into the problem of not having enough of the actions available at a glance without changing sets. With the normal hotbar you can have 2-4 bars stacked with 12 slots each. Unfortunately the cross-hotbar limits you to just 1 bar at a time with 16 slots. This poses an issue for keeping track of abilities coming off cooldown.
I actually didn't mind the hotbar in 1.0... I just wanted to see more of them on screen and cycle through the abilities. However, I see how this would not be optimal/efficient in this game. Especially for PvP.
Basically I'm asking for suggestions from any pad-warriors out there on what they prefer in terms of controller settings and hotbar layout. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also what are your hotbars looking like for diff
Currently working on my DRG bar while it's slow at work. As you can see though, I'm running out of slots to keep track of buffs/off-GCD abilities with recasts.
^ Keeping my combos in same order as combos MvC1... L/Square -> M/X -> H/Triangle.
Edit: Btw, I can't for the life of me figure out how to switch the controller to other action bars that are on the screen... Are you supposed to hit select to get to them or something? I would love to have 1 static row at the top of the cross-hotbar specifically for Mount/Sprint/Buffs/Food. I have one one column on the side for job change but I just use the mouse to get to it.