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9-06-2009 @ 4:15PM
I think I must be doing this whole keyboard thing the wrong way. I use my right hand on my keypad, able to access 1-9, 0, . and enter. These are all mapped to my favorite spells etc. I use my left hand to manipulate the mouse or arrow keys. Is there a better way?
9-06-2009 @ 4:50PM
L2not key turn?1. right hand on mouse - holding both mouse buttons to move2. keybind "move backwards" to the middle mouse button3. download on of the man programs that allow you to set the mouse's side button to = the "shift" key. 4. keybind your mouse's other side button to "auto run", so you can mouse target quickly without having to stop5. You may now use your entire keyboard to keybind anything and everything wherever your heart desiresIf you dont have a 5-button mouse, think about getting one. they really make a difference
9-06-2009 @ 4:52PM
^*man programs = many programs =P
9-06-2009 @ 4:55PM
They really only make a difference when you want them to. I play the game very well with my Apple Mighty Mouse, with secondary and tertiary clicks disabled.
9-06-2009 @ 5:37PM
@Mike - Ditto. I always had a PC til about June, when I finally got an iMac. I fully expected that I'd hate the Mighty Mouse and wouldn't be able to play WoW with it, but then I realized it wasn't difficult at all to use the Mighty Mouse, even for raiding. So I never got around to buying another mouse.The scrollball is automatically set to function the same as holding down two mouse buttons on a "regular" mouse, so I just do that. And I use one of those Z-Board Fang things (it was on clearance) for "keyboard turning" (strafing, etc) with my left hand. Never have gotten used to using the number buttons on it, though.
9-06-2009 @ 5:41PM
Oh.. Thought I should specify, I do use right-click on the Mighty Mouse, which I think Mike said he did not. Do you use Cmd-click or something instead? I had a friend who played on a Macbook Pro before it was easy to right-click, I think he did it that way.
9-06-2009 @ 6:18PM
@ hadesYou forgot strafe, a very important part of fluid character movement imo.I use w,s (forward, backward) although I only use w in rare situations. Then q,e (strafe left, right). This frees up r, f, d, a ,z , x, c, f, r, v 1-5 (i save 6 7 8 9 0 - = for stuff I don't use much). So basically my hand can easily reach left half of keyboard with a few keys reserved for movement, I assume this is how most of the crowd handles it. Oh yeah, and I have the g15 keyboard which I can use for my "cool stuff" like macros, trinkets, mounts, etc. I love that keyboard, and would recommend it to anyone. I have been hammering on those keys for years and it is still in perfect condition.
9-06-2009 @ 6:36PM
@mikestrafing is definitely a good thing. i have a couple keybinds in case i need to strafe, which does happen, but honestly you can turn so incredibly quick when moving with your mouse, strafing isnt necessary as much as it is with key-turning.i key-turned for a long time, and i got by just fine with it in pve. when i started to pvp more competitively is when i couldnt get buy with key turning. just cant move quick enough.I could care less if a raid member key turns or not, as long as they don't suck they can play using the gun from Duck Hunt if it works for them. I just find it a huge competitive edge in pve and pvp to move with my mouse.
9-06-2009 @ 6:38PM
ugh, @EZ....not mike
9-06-2009 @ 7:35PM
I experimented with that with my warrior last night. As a righty, having to move my hand between my mouse and the keypad was a bit odd at first but having 12 or so buttons in easy reach was a hugely enjoyable thing. I've since switched back, but I might end up making that my go-to key binding.
9-07-2009 @ 6:39AM
Isn't moving sideways while holding the right mouse button the same as strafing? Strange.. these movements have become so second nature that I find it hard to think about exactly how they work.
9-07-2009 @ 4:56PM
Yes, holding right click while pressing turn left/right is the exact same thing as strafing.
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