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4-20-2010 @ 4:58PM
Wow, that's actually a really clean interface, ill have to show it to my friends. Too bad i cant use it though, because I'm a clicker. There really should be more interfaces that are clicker friendly here. Still, pretty good though!
4-20-2010 @ 4:46PM
Or you could just stop clicking and start using hotkeys.
4-20-2010 @ 5:49PM
I'm more conformable with clicking though, and see no real reason to use hotkeys.
4-20-2010 @ 5:01PM
you could consider not clicking
4-20-2010 @ 5:06PM
I fought it for awhile myself, but once you start key-binding you'll never go back.
4-20-2010 @ 5:12PM
Ok, ill try it. anyone have guides for a brand new key binder? specifically for hunters maybe?
4-20-2010 @ 5:23PM
Some people have hands to small to be able to reach enough hot keys, therefore they have to click. A neat ui with more action bars would be cool to see.
4-20-2010 @ 5:42PM
I afgree need more Click friendly interfaces key binding sucks to much crap to remember. much easier to click on an icon.
4-20-2010 @ 6:04PM
@MkrahThere's no real 'guide' to key-binding. Usually just having the 1-9 keys as your actions as default is a good start. Get a feel and rhythm for your rotation and you start mentally remembering where things are.Now, personally I bound the Strafe keys to my A and D instead of the turn keys, which are horribly cumbersome, but it's up to personal taste. This also gave me the advantage though, of being able to bind any important clutch abilities or items to my Q, E, R and any keys around my WASD movement keys.You don't need to pull up any action bars to bind them manually through Blizz's cumbersome keybinding interface. I HIGHLY recommend using an addon called BindPad. Basically, you can make a macro button of whatever ability you want, or just drag the skill from the spellbook onto the BindPad interface. Now you want to keybind it, and it's incredibly simple. Just left-click on it to get the keybinding screen, and click what key you want to bind it to. And that's it! No extra action bars or scrolling through insane numbers of functions and keys!That's really all I can recommend. In the end it's still about what's comfortable for you. Keybinding will increase you reactivity in the longrun, IMO, but of course there's still a room for clickers everywhere (I also use Clique simple one-click functions like healing my pet or using abilities easily w/o even binding them either; hence my playstyle is really more of a combination).
4-20-2010 @ 6:13PM
@sherekhan88Thanks! i never knew such an addon existed. part of the reason i didn't want to key-bind is how long it would take to set them up. I'm gonna go download that right now!
4-21-2010 @ 12:01AM
Just as a warning, I went the other extreme once I decided to stop clicking. I used dominoes for its many action bars and I bound all the keys to something and this resulted in me typing entire sentences to fight and never touching my mouse. I'm still looking for the right way, but thought I would share some things that have helped. The biggest thing that has helped is moving some of the default bindings to the area of the keyboard you aren't using. Once I got used to not using the keys around my hand for mundane out of combat stuff like sitting or looking at my character pane, I slowly readded the keys to stuff on my bars.Bindpad is awesome if you can remember what you bound it to, but Dominoes and the like are still my main source of keybinds as I can at least see what it is I'm pressing. I'm slowly lowering the opacity and reducing the clutter, but sometimes I still need to see it and the cooldown is nice until I find a better addon for that.OPie is another awesome addon. I use it on my hunter for the aspects, tracking, and professions. It uses a combination of mouse/keyboard, so it's not as fast as keybound shortcuts, but still clears space from the keyboard for stuff you are going to use when you have time for it anyways. Those wanting click friendly might want to consider this alternative so you don't have to move the mouse quite so far but still use the mouse a lot.Macros help a lot, especially ones that use modifiers to determine the spell so you can stack multiple spells on one button. Using #showtooltip means you can see on what spell you are about to cast (and it's tooltip if you do happen to mouseover). I don't have an endgame hunter, but my pally hits the same "button" for all 3 judgments... 1 for JoL shift-1 for JoJ and alt-1 for JoW. It's one button on the bar using a macro. Many sites offer macro advice including this one.I'm still figuring things out, so I am not the best source, but as hard of a time as I have had to find useful info, I felt it worth sharing my experience to someone who is also looking.
4-21-2010 @ 10:31AM
I have found that the best way to handle key-bindings is to ensure that you don't have to remove your left hand from the wasd keys. Bartender/Domino bars contain 12 buttons.As a pally, I've found that DURING combat, I rarely, if even, use two full bars.So I started looking at the buttons around my hand when I play. I've found that it's very easy for me to hit 1, 2, 3, 4, r, f. Hey.. Thats half of a bar!So now I have half of a bar and there's three modifier keys also within reach: shift, ctrl, alt.So I have my two full bars bound with 1, shift + 1, ctrl + 1, alt + 1, 2, shift + 2, etc, and I never have to move my left hand during combat.for buffs (except what's covered with pally power), auras, seals and other use-once-and-forget type spells, opie has been a god send. I bind alt + z, x, c, v to various custom opie rings and I'm set. Anyway, I hope that helps.
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