hmm, let me go check.
EDIT: alrighty, so to swing left handed, you just use your left hand, i think you had figured that out. to have your character stand on the left side, when you originally create your character, i think its the fourth option, itll say hand, choose left-handed. no way to change it after you create your character and save.
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