Muscle memory is a pretty big part of video games, and part of playing a new game is getting used to the control schemes and what’s different in the current game you’re playing in comparison to the last. Usually you get a lot of overlap when the genres are similar, such as with platformers or racing games. However, sometimes one video game does things a little differently. Maybe it changes a commonly used button scheme or has an ability that just doesn’t fit where it is. Whatever it does, it leaves you making a rookie mistake over and over again. There’s even a TV tropes page for this kind of thing!
Once I got used to using Q and E to strafe in FFXIV (since it’s usually the faster way to get out of AOEs), when I bought Dishonored 2, I kept looking around corners when I meant to move. Eventually, I just switched my movement scheme to WQSE and used the A and D keys to peek around corners. I use the same movement scheme in Overwatch, as well as using forward/back mouse buttons for my abilities and the scroll wheel click for my ult. Lúcio is a different story, where I’ve moved his alt-fire to D and his jump to RMB so I could wall-ride better. Some heroes have custom keys that specifically have their more costly abilities regulated to FMB, so I don’t hit them accidentally.
In HotS, things for me get a little more complicated. I don’t like pressing keys for most of my abilities, so I usually set most of them to mouse buttons. However, there’s a certain rhythm to abilities and how I use them that usually means I end up creating a lot of profiles for different Heroes depending on their play styles. Some of them overlap (e.g. Lúcio and Lt. Morales) but some are unique to the character (e.g. Kerrigan and Probius).
So here’s my question to y’all: Do you ever get to a point in a game where you’re like “fuck this” and change the control scheme to better suit you? What was the cause for the change? Did it work better for you? Do you sometimes just change keybinds because you don’t particularly like the feel of the defaults? Do your friends think it’s weird when you take a bit using new heroes in HotS and then make a keybind scheme for them instead of getting used to just using the defaults? Or is that last one just me?