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2-25-2010 @ 2:45PM
I've just got the hang of keybindings, and it took me a long time because I'm lefthanded. It started gradually, particularly with things like Hammer of Wrath and Victory Rush, and graduated to what the state of play is now, where I have all my most used spells keyed to = - 0 9 8 7 etc - because I play a lot of PVP and realised I was slower to react than some people I was running instances and BGs with.I would advise people to introduce new settings gradually. Even moving HoW to a different keybind meant a few fumbled fights when I pressed a button now assigned to Holy Light. However it soon becomes second nature if you keep at it. I was fairly resistant at first, partly because the person who showed me the game arrogantly told me "the best" way to do it, and anyone doing that gets ignored, whatever the advice they give me is. Given that I use a computer LH, and she had hers set up for a RH person, it wasn't going to be the best for me, which I resented.However, finding a set up which works is vital for the higher levels and responsiveness in PVP, so highly recommended and brilliant article :).
2-25-2010 @ 3:00PM
I find this one interesting as I too am left-handed (but I use my right hand for more things than a dominant LH does). However, I have always used a keyboard and mouse (like musical instruments) in the "traditional" RH way...What I find difficult is turning round effectively with the mouse as my fingers are really small and chubby and I had to go out and buy a mouse with a push-to-talk button I could even reach with my thumb (husband plays in same room so voice activated would be messy)It is difficult to fit in the practice time with having to keep up as healer in raids sometimes...
2-25-2010 @ 3:41PM
I'm left-handed as well.What works for me (ymmv) is using the numpad keys (1-9, * - +) + the HOME bank (insert, home, Page up, delete, end, and page down.) I use left and right arrow for strafing and a trackball for quick turns/flips (numpad 0 is jump and numpad_decimal is tab target.) The only caveat is that the shift modifier won't work with numpad (ctrl does though) ctrl and shift both work with the home bank. Still, that gives me 24 + 18 (42) keybinds within easy reach.I also have 2 views saved and keybound (you can do this in the keybindings menu). one pulled in to 8-9 feet behind (mostly for capital cities--banking, AH, trades, etc) the character and one at about 40-50 feet (for grinding, questing, instancing, riding/flying)
2-25-2010 @ 4:19PM
I'm Left Handed Also. I bought a USB numeric Keypad that I use with my left hand ($9.99 - Office Depot) and have all of my spells, plus auto run, assist, mount, jump and chat bound to it. And I use my mouse to move, control camera, use the mouse wheel to zoom, wheel click (keybound), mouse toggle (tab target), and two waist buttons (priest fear/dispersion, mage blink/ice block, hunter aspect toggle, shaman water shield refresh/blood lust, etc)Can't do the keyboard movement thing, tried, sucked, moved on ;-)
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