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6-10-2010 @ 2:47PM
I have to say this did read very much like an advertisement for the Naga, it simply ignores the one poignant fact that makes click-casting viable, versatile, and flexible. In fact, ignore is too light a word, the article brushes this fact off like it means nothing when in fact, it means everything: "Without keyboard mods, a Healbot healer is restricted to no more than five heals that are ready at a moment's notice." What a misleading statement! That's almost like saying "Without his instruments, your doctor is restricted to giving you two aspirin and telling you to call him in the morning!" Any click-casting healer worth their salt uses keyboard mods and does a fantastic job with such! I've been healing for years and only recently switched to click casting (when I was finally able to start raiding on a regular basis) and the first thing I did was start assigning heals with keyboard modifiers. I don't even use all 5 buttons on my mouse as I find it completely unnecessary and overkill. I play a Disc|Holy Priest, Resto Druid, and Holy Paladin and this fact remains constant across all their setups, 3 keyboard mods * 4 mouse buttons yields 16 slots which is more than I have used on any of those characters for their targeted spells (e.g. - Circle of Healing is bound for click casting but Divine Hymn is keyboard bound).This is getting a bit long, sorry about that. The point I'm trying to make is that this article forcefully brushes aside *THE* main feature of click casting mods that makes them almost as flexible as the Naga without the ridiculous price tag. Because of this, it sounds an awful lot like a payed advertisement masquerading as an article and IMO dings the salient credibility of this blog.
6-10-2010 @ 2:54PM
I wouldn't call the Naga's price ridiculous. Less than a hundred dollars for a high-quality mouse that is good ergonomically (and good-looking) for non-WoW time and just happens to revolutionize your gameplay is a good investment. I'd prioritize it up over another PS3 game or something like that.
6-10-2010 @ 3:13PM
@PfootiRevolutionize your gameplay? What're you on?I hate to ask this, but what're you doing with your left hand whilst you heal? So.. you can now do things just as efficiently with one hand as anyone else on the planet can do with two?How exactly is that revolutionary?
6-10-2010 @ 3:35PM
I don't know about Pfooti, but I do stuff like move out of fire, control my pet (if I'm on my hunter), pop trinkets and pots, etc. That's what my left hand does while my right does all the work.That's all a lie. It's what I should do. Instead, I eat my sandwich, sip on some "water", and hold down the key to talk on vent. When I'm close to death, I'll put down the sandwich and move out of the fire and let a lock or rogue die while I heal myself.... jk, usually it's the person still standing in the fire that dies.
6-11-2010 @ 9:48AM
@Henrah - before I had a naga, I used my left hand to navigate the world (keyboard-turning and all), and my right hand on my numpad to activate my action bars as I didn't have enough non-movement fingers under my left hand to keep everything I wanted at my fingertips. It's also somewhat inconvenient to use your pinky to shift/alt at the same time as you're hitting a keystroke with the same hand. That meant I had to keep my hand off my mouse most of the time when I was DPSing and Tanking.What I call "revolutionary" is having all those actions at a simple keypress while still having the ability to mouse-turn and manually target creatures instead of tabbing through. But I understand that people don't all agree, haters gotta hate, right?
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