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9-16-2010 @ 10:05PM
The best thing to do, to instantly give yourself about 5 more keys or so to have easy access to is to switch your movement keys to ESDF instead of the norm WASD. You know have access to A, Y, H, B, N, U, J, to use as keybinds also.Works great for me, takes a little to get used to but once you do, its great. I mainly use it this way becuase I dont really use the number keys since I dont have their positions engraved into my mind and you cant afford to look down at your keyboard at all in PvP.
9-16-2010 @ 10:10PM
And the W key too, missed that one : P
9-17-2010 @ 3:32AM
I do the same thing, but my movement keys are W,E,R,D.Also, I generally don't use 1,2,3,4,5. I mapped these to A,S,F,G,TQ is interrupt or "oh shit"Z,X are utility or CDsC,V,B are usually AoE spells or an alternative rotation of some kindAlso have a mouse button 4 and mouse button 5 (usually CC or taunt).I generally mouse click major CDs. I generally don't use shift or ctrl modifiers except for pet commands.Important! Changing keybinds will make the next time you group a disaster, especially if you're a tank or healer. People will hate you. But, after a couple times you will see the dramatic improvement that remapping keybinds gives you.
9-21-2010 @ 7:07AM
I decided to try something other than WASD a long time ago. After much trial and error I settled on the following setup for movement...A = Strafe LeftS = Toggle autorunD = Walk backwardsF = Strafe RightSome notes:It takes a while to get used toI dont miss the "walk forward" key. I find the toggle autorun is better since I dont need to hold it down. It frees up a finger.My hand is in a more natural position, essentially 1 key to the right on the keyboard - it brings the little finger in to play much more.I have easy access to more ability buttons - 23QWERTGV.There is extended access to others - 145THZXCB.Because I have autorun, my fingers nabitually hover over A, W, E & F.
9-17-2010 @ 5:53AM
Agreed.Shifting over to ESDF not only provides a whole row of extra keys to your left, the F key usually has a little blob on to helpefully and reliably allow you to locate it without ever having to look down.My strategy with keybindings is to never have to move my middle finger away from the Move Forward (E) key, so movement is never limited while I'm activating abilities. Using the S & F keys for strafe, and using the right mouse button for turning also helps immensely.So now I have Q, W, R, T, A, G, \, Z, C, and V, as well as the Shift and Ctrl keys easily within reach without compromising my ability to move and attack/heal at the same time.
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