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6-10-2010 @ 8:10PM
I applaud the OP on his premise - ditch keybinding mods that limit the number of mouseover heals available, and use a device with multiple buttons and mouseover macros instead. Having the macros on the actionbar serves as both a visual reminder of where the ability is bound, as well as feedback cues like cooldown,out of range, etc.However, I find the Naga has one major drawback - Doing too much with one hand, or even one finger. In theory, one would be using the mouse for movement, the scrollwheel for any number of actions, left click to target, right click for turning, both click for steering, leaving the thumb to run 12 buttons for all the heal macros.. while the left hand does what?One could argue 'just use the keyboard." But let's face it, the keyboard wasn't designed for gaming, and as gamers we WANT better peripherals.So I use the Belkin N52te. All my heals and buffs are on mouseover macros. And using chording (combo presses) with values like shift, ctrl, alt, and even shift-ctrl, I can access another 4 actionbars, for a total of 60 keybinds. Using Dominos (the same bar mod that the Naga uses) I can lay out 5 actionbars as grids to match the N52te, and have an on-screen keymap and visual feedback system. This means my right hand controls targeting, steering, and camera, and leaves my entire left hand on an ergonomic keypad ready to dance across all my abilities, from healing to adding some dps or a mana pot. See for yourself, my priest N52te layout is online at; http://www.youtube.com/user/grendalsh.
6-11-2010 @ 9:51AM
I tried using the N52 for about a week, but was having serious trouble with the navigation pad. I kept going diagonally when I meant go move forward, for example. Is there a trick to figuring that out, or is it mostly just practice?
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