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8-26-2009 @ 7:07AM
I think this mouse is amazing, and here's why.For most users, it doesn't have any fewer "regular" buttons. I use an MX Revolution at the moment, and all I have extra is a thumb wheel (3 extra bindings that really *can* be a bit of a liability), a deformed little middle button (actually insanely useful) and an extra bind for each direction you can rock the main wheel (also a bit dangerous). Oh, and possibly the fact you can click the middle wheel. So that's, what, a mere 7 extra buttons, plus modifiers... err, my argument for why the Naga is better isn't going very well.For most users, they won't actually have to change very much. If they're comfortable with their keyboard bindings, and don't have a fancy mouse that's already configured just the way they like it, your average user is gonna be able to play just like they do now, but able to access at least 12 more abilities that - at the moment - probably aren't used to their maximum potential. Either because they're skills that came late in the levelling and all the favourable keybinds were taken, or because they're so situational that you never made them easy to access. I don't mind admitting that as a Priest, I could have made a lot better use of Levitation... and really, I think all but the most organised of us get a little bit annoyed when we have to hunt and click to rebuff the slack-jawed daffodils who stood in the void zone and were blessed with a combat res. Suddenly, with this mouse, all of these abilities can be at your thumbtip.This mouse lets most people play as they currently do, and makes available to them whole parts of their class that they might otherwise just not have bothered with, because the benefits are so marginal and the task of finding space for everything so daunting.Plus, I think I have a peculiar form of OCD, and the idea of being able to access every ability with my thumb is strangely appealing. Much opportunity to organise. It's all just a bit chaotic with the keyboard, if you ask me. I think it's right that there will be a learning curve, but seriously? Once you get it into the habit and you've developed some muscle memory for the positioning, you have 12 extra abilities right next to your thumb!Oh, and also, having used wireless mice for about 10 years (never been able to let go of the MX range before), I can say that I am extremely excited about getting a proper wired mouse.
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