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1-27-2008 @ 7:23PM
I take the view that if you can't cope with a normal keyboard, then you shouldn't really be playing. It's like the people who spend hundreds of pounds on weighted mice with 30k dpi ect and moulded grips, whereas the pros make do with the cheap logitech mice bought for £1.50 from amazon. I play WoW on my laptop which has a 17" screen, and thus a numpad. I find the numpad damn useful, but I think that something like this is just silly. I doubt that I can really improve your gameplay. Every single key on my keyboard is bound to something, and when I'm PvPing or intense raiding I feel like I'm typing, and it's damn satisfying. You wouldn't get that kind of feeling of l33tness from a keyboard like that.
1-27-2008 @ 9:48PM
It's more of a comfort and laziness type of deal rather than a "l33tness" deal. I have one, and I don't use many of the features it has. I just like the spacing of the keys etc. I also have a Logitech MX Revolution mouse. I'd rather just move my thumb to the top of the side to perform a (arcane explosion/freeze trap/vanish) rather than move the whole mouse to the button and click. More relaxed.
1-28-2008 @ 5:26AM
I see your point, but I doubt that many people have such frequently-used spells as Frost Nova without a key bound to it. I don't move my thumb to the right, I reach up and press the 5 key to frost nova. I have never clicked on a spell to cast it (except teleports and stuff like that), and this is perfectly manageable with a standard QWERTY keyboard. Extra mouse buttons, I agree, are damn useful, especially for spells you want to cast instantly - I have two extra side buttons and a mousewheel: the mousewheel is set to counterspell, the right side to Ice Lance and the left side to RLC.
1-28-2008 @ 12:56PM
Well, WoW pros might spend £1.50 on a mouse, but if they play any fps games then they buy something decent, so it depends on how much of a "gamer" you are. I have a Razer mouse, 'cos I like Counter Strike and Team Fortress 2. I probably wouldn't buy the zboard, I'm just not convinced that it's keys are that useful tbh. I do have a Logitech G15, which is great, the macro keys are useful (I have the one with the 18 keys down the side, and during 5 mans I have different heals bound to the different groups, makes things a lot quicker), and the screen is awesome. It's great in battlegrounds, it tracks your kills/kb/deaths so you can always see them. But then I play on a 22" widescreen Dell, 'cos I like the best possible experience. ;)
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