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6-10-2010 @ 2:31PM
A radical, game changing technology to be sure... In addition, I'd like to introduce the author to another amazing advance in WoW hardware, the Control, Alt and Shift keys on the newest models of keyboards.With these amazing "modifier" keys, any antiquated five button mouse can miraculously be turned into a 20 button raid crushing weapon. Imagine the ability to turn Vuhdo, Healbot, or Grid/clique into a more functional addon without the use of $85.00!My next comment will probably focus on the theory of mouseturning, but I'm still in the early stages of checking my math and running simulations to see if it's actually possible outside the laboratory.
6-10-2010 @ 2:56PM
As it happens, I use control- and shift- to modify my action bars, but also use the Naga as well. Having all your buttons handy and set up for *very simple* access is thoroughly worth the price of admission, all snark aside.
6-10-2010 @ 4:34PM
When i was looking for a new mouse, I started pricing out different options. Although the naga was the most expensive mouse I looked at, the additional functionality I found was more than worth the price tag. It really is quite surprising how much it changes how you play. I can barely play on my friends computers anymore.
6-10-2010 @ 7:06PM
Read the article. Without the visual clues, the other solutions are missing quite a lot.
6-10-2010 @ 7:33PM
I like it, ronwolf.I was a bit surprised when reading this article that it talked about the limitation of Healbot, which I thought was selling it extremely short. "Without keyboard mods, a Healbot healer is restricted to no more than five heals that are ready at a moment's notice." So what? Alt, shift, and ctrl are not that difficult to use and they push up the number of spells that can be used to 20. Yes, you have to learn where to put all of your spells in Healbot. You also have to learn where are the buttons are on this mouse and know their corresponding spells, so there's something to be memorized either way. I've also never been much of a fan of mouseover macros for healing. Having a rigid box displaying health is much better than mousing over to monitor health. Healbot and other healing addons are also used to monitor range to your targets. The box displays so much information that the standard interface has difficulty conveying.I'm sure I could benefit from a spiffy gaming mouse, but I'm also sure that the money could be spent better elsewhere and free macros like Healbot or Grid work just fine.
6-10-2010 @ 8:51PM
Totally agree. The use of CTRL, ALT and SHIFT modifiers really makes mods like Healbot and Vuhdo shine. On my five button mouse, I rarely have any core spells that I cannot fit easily into my setup. I can see the value of having a mouse with a huge number of buttons, but I think it's more efficient and less unwieldy to use the keyboard modifiers.
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