Stop auto equipping alcohol!
I am playing Dead Island on the PC. Many NPCs want alcohol for various purposes, so I want to collect it when I see them laying around.
But when I do this, the game seems to switch my current weapon with alcohol. If I am not paying attention, or if I am quickly attacked after collecting the alcohol, I use the alcohol instead of attacking with my machete/knife like I intended. This is extremely frustrating, since I waste alcohol, and I incur needless damage while a zombie chews on my body while I am switching to a different weapon.
Please help me make this STOP. I do not ever want to equip alcohol after picking it up.
You equip equippable items by holding the button down rather than tapping it to pick them up. The game is often too eager to do this as well, sometimes you barely have to hold the button at all. Try to just tap the button faster, as in, reduce the amount of time you have the button actually pressed.