(I think this is the update, but maybe it's something in the control settings or another factor. If it's the update: For Yoba's sake, change it back!! If it's the controls: Please show me how to get back to normal. If it's something else... what's going on??) I was watching a guy do a Let's Play of the update, and he was doing this move-water-move-water thing that was driving me nuts. Why would you move each time you have to water something? Stand in one place, click on each square in a 3x3 area, then move to the next 3x3 area and repeat. Simple, calming, doesn't require so much fiddly movement between each action. I mean, when I first started playing the game a couple weeks back, that was the main thing about the controls that I absolutely adored. Harvest Moon always made you face the thing, but here was a game with updated modern controls letting you stand in the middle of a section and water or harvest or chop or mine all the spots around you, anything within arm's reach. It was awesome! So I thought the Let's Player was just unaware of this simple and appealing technique. But now I just started a new game, using one of the new maps, and it appears that the behavior I saw as an aberration is actually what the game requires you to do now! I can't pick up items on the ground unless I use the keyboard to face them. I can't water all the squares around me unless I carefully change the direction my character is facing each time, and move to a new square to address each pair of corners. I assume I won't be able to mine or chop from one spot anymore either. This is nuts! The only control problem I was really annoyed by, with the earlier controls, was combat, wherein I would end up swinging my sword in the wrong direction due to where my mouse was. In that case I think the direction your character is facing should indicate which way you'll be swinging (because the alternative gets confusing, because you're effectively trying to get the mouse in the direction of a moving target). But I definitely want to be able to stand in the center of a 3x3 area and hit each and every spot with any of the major tools (I recall the hoe not wanting to hoe directly under my feet for some reason... mildly annoying, not a big deal though). So this is what I have come here and made an account to say: If you nixed the mouse-driven tool use, then please, either bring it back or allow players to choose which of the two general control schemes suits them. I see no reason to switch to a keyboard-driven system where you have to position your character facing specific spots in order to interact with them (except in combat).