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5-08-2009 @ 4:24PM
Phoo, I totally posted a question waaaaay too last minute on the last Queue post, so I'll just...ask it again here:Okay this may be a dumb question but what, exactly, is 'keyboard turning'? I'm relatively certain I'm not guilty of this as my keyboard stays rather firmly in one place when I am playing, but I keep hearing people use the phrase. While it presents the most delightful mental images of people swinging their keyboards around wildly, like those dudes on street corners advertising for cell phone stores and the like, a real definition would be appreciated.
5-08-2009 @ 4:30PM
Using your arrow keys to move your toon.It isn't as fast, accurate, or responsive as using the mouse.I personally think its a bunch of wasted hate.
5-08-2009 @ 4:31PM
"Keyboard turning" is when someone is using the W, A, S, D or the cursor arrow keys to turn their character instead of using the mouse. Now while this might be fine for solo playing, or if you need to stop a moment and grab your...wait for it...MOUNTAIN DEW(tm)!!!...while you're on autorun, but in the middle of a raid it can (and does) detract from the time you might need to do something like heal someone whose portrait is blinking red while simultaneously turning toward said person and out of the line of fire from that freaking hunter.
5-08-2009 @ 4:41PM
I used to be a keyboard turner, using the arrow keys. I didn't even realise that it was a bad thing until all my guildies shouted at me, and one of them even gave me a mouse and told me I had to use it. I'm very very glad they did. Now I understand why everyone makes keyboard turning jokes
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