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9-09-2010 @ 4:34PM
A couple of things I've never understood about mouse-only movement... First, how exactly are you supposed to strafe? Forward movement is easy enough, but sometimes you want to be able to move away from something while still retaining the ability to nuke it. I still have to fall back to my keyboard when I want to do that on my hunter or mage. Second, although this isn't PvP-specific, how is a healer supposed to group-heal if moving with the mouse? Given that there's no effective way to select between more than five targets with a keyboard, most advanced healing techniques involve click-casts and mouseover-casts. Both of those would seem to require keyboard movement.
9-09-2010 @ 4:48PM
So far as I understand, most players still strafe with the keyboard or another input device on their non-mouse hand. really turning with the mouse is the key thing the article wants to get across I think.As for mouse movement and heal casting I find the same to be true and just use the mouse to turn and move left/right/forward with my off hand. I'd be interested if others have a different approach here.
9-09-2010 @ 4:54PM
I swap between keyboard movement and mouse movement. I rebound A and D to strafe freeing up Q and E for abilities and probably split my forward running about 50/50 between using W and both mousebuttons... depending on which is easier at the time. You could always bind strafe to the extra mousebuttons as well if you want to completely rely on the mouse for moement.Also.. i'm not sure if this is the same kind of thing as SSH tunneling, but i use the registry edit TcpAckFrequency to lower my latency. Playing a warrior i need a really low ping to get reflects and pummels off and this fix lowered my latency from 180-200 to 40-50.http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=4311120008&sid=1
9-09-2010 @ 4:55PM
Fake edit:posted wrong link :P http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?sid=1&topicId=2252327125
9-09-2010 @ 5:18PM
I use the two buttons on the sides of my mouse to strafe, and while it took a while to learn I have found it surprisingly easy to use. For group healing I normaly toggle autorun (also bound to a mouse button) and then use instant casts in between course corrections. In most cases in pve (my main area of play) I can get away with that, but if that isn't the case you can always go back to using the keyboard when you need to move and heal simultaneously.
9-10-2010 @ 12:41AM
You keep the strafe keys bound. Unbind Left/Right and Backwards. As for PvP healing, battlegrounds and arena are played a little differently. For arena, healers keybind all of their teammates and usually shift-keybind their focus. All targeting is done using keybinds. Some prefer to target opponents using Gladius, but it's personal preference.For Battlegrounds there's 2 options. Go back to keyboard turning and mouseover heal using grid, or simply use grid as a selection device and heal as normal with your keybinds. Real arena elitists don't do BG's anyways.Look, at the end of the day do what suits you. I personally use a Nostromo and Naga. Keeping everything other than a few rarely used spell keybound makes a big difference for me. My priest in 2v2 is a strict keyboard turner and we do just fine. (2300 rating)Don't believe clickers can succeed in arena? Furious Gladiator, Lan tournament regular, Superstar, Cirranis of Blackrock plays in the 2900 ratings and is a clicker.
9-09-2010 @ 8:59PM
I believe you can achieve something equivalent to straffing if you use the "a" and "d" keys while right clicking somewhere in the middle of the screen.so basically, you walk left or right, but because of the right button, you still face forward.
9-10-2010 @ 6:53AM
@DadruidessThis is what I do too, something that comes from playing Unreal tournament in the past where facing forward was necessary to shoot your enemy whist strafing to dodge the return fire from your opponent.Whilst wow doesn't need you to dodge that much really, movement like that makes it easy for playing I imagine whilst your target is still in view for you to know what they are doing.I play a melee class pala, so you get what I mean, havent really PVP'd as a caster yet! Leveling a shammy now to see what its like in PVP!
9-10-2010 @ 1:43PM
I knew a Gladiator that was a clicker. I'm 2k and rarely touch my mouse (all keyboard). Do what suits you. Competitive PVP is more about making the right decision FAST than latency or turning.
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