My views of dreadful and annoying seem to be different here.
I would rather accidentally go too fast and not have my click register because I was going too fast (which is extremely rare) than
- not pay attention,
- move my mouse too quickly (?),
- have my mouse move unexpectedly due to a delay,
and have a potential royal flush go away,
but this is all turning into conjecture now.
But if I had to give a reason for keeping it the way it is right now:
if it was for the sake of consistency, I would keep the button as a mouse-click button because you’re really (in a 3D FPS) aiming at a target and shooting it.
I got my royal flush a couple days ago so this really isn’t affecting me too much, but if the reason for mouse-click staying is to stay consistent then I would understand (but it would be unfortunate). In this case, my suggestion to anybody using mouse controls is to use an on-screen keyboard.
There are two great positives in using an on-screen keyboard over using the in-game mouse controls:
You don’t need to turn your camera.
a. You can have the screen and jackpot in your sight at all times.
b. This is useful for both video poker and slot machines.
It’s much harder to accidentally click the space bar.
Honestly, my biggest issue with Video Poker at the time of this post is having 1-2-3-4-5 be both the hold/cancel buttons and the credits buttons. I know several people that have accidentally hit the 1 or 2 key during an end phase and started a new hand with the 1/3 credit options. This has happened to me several times as well. During my time on the video poker machine, I met someone that skipped over a jackpot because they accidentally switched to the 1 credit option. In the end, it’s the user’s fault. I don’t think a fix is too necessary, but video poker would be a lot more comfortable to play if something was done such as giving the user an option to change some controls or having one set of controls be SHIFT+1,SHIFT+2, etc..