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1-17-2009 @ 10:04PM
Sorry for the long post, but if you've been thinking about this mouse..PLEASE READ!I've had this mouse for about a month now and would like to share my input. After reading all the reviews online, I was reasonably excited to get this mouse. I had one pre orderd at my local GameStop and was there first thing that day to get it. My first impressions were not that great. It does feel very light and cheap but after a day or so of using it, I no longer noticed. I've spent hours trying to get a set up that feels natural with my play style.I agree with the review at ign.com. They mentioned how there is a lot of trial and error and I fully support that. What I've found works the best is having similar buttons for each character profile.Right now, each of my alts has a different profile. Those "hard to reach" buttons on the right side simply scroll through the profiles I have set up. The colored lights on the mouse match the class color of the profile I'm currently using. I use the two buttons next to the main right and left click buttons as quick reaction buttons that I don't normally have on my first few numbers on the actionbar (taunt for warriors and hammer of wrath for pallies.) Mouse button 4 and 5 are where you would expect them to be - on the left side. I use the "d pad" for other class specific items (shapeshifting on my druid.)On the other hand, I too had the problem with a "sticky" right mouse button. I stopped using the mouse for a little over a week until I got a response back from Steel Series. "Lift the left & right click mouse button up with your finger nailafter half an inch until you hear a snap, then let go."I did that and it seems to help temporarily which is great because I'm beginning to rely on the extra mouse buttons quite a bit. I've gotten into the habit of "snapping" the right click button whenever I have downtime and I've never had a problem since.I went back to my GameStop to see if I could get a replacement. They told me they received an email saying that there was a known issue with the mice. They were told the future shipments wouldn't have the same problem and to replace the defective ones. Unfortunately, they aren't expecting anymore for several weeks.Sorry for the long post. To wrap things up I would recommend reading the review at gear.ign.com. They had the closest experience to what I had. Oh...and don't use it for the macros, just set everything up to key presses and use an addon like Bartender4 to keybind all of your buttons.Good luck!
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