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5-01-2008 @ 5:15PM
Not that I'm very experienced in arena (at all...), but when i do arena and pvp I do a mixture. My primary nukes (frostbolt, CS, and IL) I use 1,2, and 3 respectively, with stopcasting macros on 2 and 3. The abilities I have to plan to use (i.e. frost nova, cold snap, my ele) I use icons for. I'm very on the fence as to whether this is entirely effective or not, as I do not seriously pvp very much, but it seems to yield the best results for me.
5-02-2008 @ 1:04AM
One question?How can you mouse turn and click abilities at the same time? You can't.I am not saying that you are stupid if you click - it's a game and I believe one should play the way one likes to. That being said, clicking is vastly ineffective compared to using keyboard bindings; it simply takes longer time to move your mouse to a button and click it, than it does to use a predefined keybound button. Not to mention that you will not be able to click if you are turning at the same time. Imagine if you had to click your "shred" when chasing a mage in pvp! You wouldn't get a single shred off unless the mage was a keyboard turner.I would like to use an example to clarify the logic behind my statement. I am sure most people have tried the keyboard on the iPhone, or any other type of click and write keyboard - very nice and effective on a portable device. But I am confident that writing on a proper keyboard using 10 finger system gets the job done faster. Why? All keys are learned by heart - no looking needed. Honestly, get n52 or similar and use it. Considering the amount of cash that most people spend on their cpus and monthly fees you should not limit yourself on the controller hardware.Just my 2c
5-02-2008 @ 9:33AM
I do use my mouse primarily for turning. When I click (and hold) the right button down, my cursor effectively stops moving. I usually position my cursor in the bottom right of the screen, giving me fairly good proximity to the abilities I plan on using (6-0 on the primary action bar, and the bottom right action bar)Granted I cannot blink and turn 90 degrees at the same time. But when I blink it's an escape mechanism, and I usually just make an about face once I do.I totally agree with you on the shred comment though. My shred is bound to 2 on my druid alt, and if I did click that I would never hit anything.
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