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1-14-2011 @ 1:05PM
Make key binding easier, a la something like Bartender.
1-14-2011 @ 1:13PM
Yeah, right now redoing keybinds is kind of a hassle. If it was easier to do, we might have less clickers.
1-14-2011 @ 1:44PM
I use a simple addon called Bind Pad for making keybinds - its quick and easy to use. You can make a keybind for items, macros, spells....pretty much anything. It also labels the icons with the keybind key, so less memorizing.http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/bind-pad.aspx
1-14-2011 @ 1:47PM
BindPad is my keybind interface of choice. Its ease of use just blows everything else out of the water.
1-14-2011 @ 1:52PM
the game is designed to be played with a mouse. keybinding and using key binds sucks. and is a pain to remember all the keystrokes.
1-14-2011 @ 2:47PM
@LeeLOLWHAT??I'm completely boggled that anybody who plays enough to read this website would be a dedicated clicker (outside of healers).
1-14-2011 @ 7:27PM
I think that Domino's way of binding keys to your bars rocks.
1-14-2011 @ 3:15PM
On my main server alone i have all 10 slots full 1 of each class. 2 at 85 Boomkin and Mage, a DK at 82, Warrior at 70, Cowadin at 43, hunter at 32, Priest at 42, Sharman at 41, Rogue 47, Warlock 44. As far as their roles go the Boomkin is self explanatory. After that if they can tank they do. After that if they can heal they do else they DPSThis is not counting DK's i roll on friends servers to play with them. There is no way i could remember that many key binds, what are we talking about? At least 20 per class, times 10 classes that i actively play. So you are talking 200 unique key binds. This isn’t even taking into account dual specs if you go there you can increase that number by about %50. Nope not gonna do it, Wouldn’t be prudent, not at this juncture. Besides my left hand is retarded it can barely handle qweasdx.So yes I read this site avidly, and am amazed by all the people that claim to be avid players and say they key bind everything. It boggles my mind to think of doing such a thing.
1-14-2011 @ 3:36PM
@lee amirite in saying you stand in bad a lot?
1-14-2011 @ 4:02PM
@Lee - I have a similar stable of alts like you - 6 80s, 2 85s and 2 low teens on the same server. Although the 200 combos you talk about may all be different abilities, they all fit within 9-10 types. Below is how I like to assign these abilities, so I don;t have to remember each and every one of them. It may seem complicated at first, but after the first 2-3 toons, its not hard. Of course, this is what works for me so, your mileage may vary.Resource builders/Primary DoTs (key:q) - Sinister strike, crusader strike, Lacerate, Corruption etc.Secondary DoTs/debuffs/nukes (key: e) - Curse of Agony, Insect Swarm, Lightning bolt etc.Long Debuffs (key:r) - Fearie Fire, Demo roar, etc.Primary Nukes/Resource Dumps (keys: f) - Lava Blast, Pyroblast, SnD, etc.Situational Nukes (key: shift-c) - Execute, etc.AoE (key: c) - Blizzard, Earthquake, etc.Interrupts (key: g) - Wind Shear, Strangulate, Counterspell, etc.Utility (key: t) - Purge, Spell Steal, etc.Replenishment (key:1): Innervate, Divine Plea, etc.Short CDs (key: 2): Barkskin, Guardian of Ancient Kings, etc.Long CDs (key: 3): Bloodlust, Lay on Hands, etc.Situational ability (key:4): Battle Rez, etc.And the most important: Mount (key 5).
1-14-2011 @ 4:14PM
@wowOne method isn't inheritly better than the other. Some people are less coordinated at a keyboard than others, some have slower reaction time with a mouse. When you have the length of a global cooldown to move the pointer, then, yeah, its faster to key mash (at least for most people). When you have a 2 second (or longer) cast to do so, frantically clicking or mashing isn't going to make much of a difference. If you're easily confused with one method versus the other though, THEN it can make a difference to favor one method or another.
1-14-2011 @ 4:18PM
I feel you lee, I barely use key binds as well. I do when I heal becuase it is jsut easier, but when I dps, I click the UI. I am never in the fire, I do competitive DPS (as shadow) and normally save the healer with a few choice heals or dispells. Just because you push buttons doesn't mean that we have to... get over yourselves.
1-14-2011 @ 4:20PM
@LeeEvery time you go to click a spell, you don't have to hunt for it right? You remember where it is by instinct. Use that same principle to bind your keys.Since I strafe with my mouse, first thing I rebind is always q and e, and they're always bound to the right most spells on my action bar.Using rules like that, even if I can't remember every keybind, the moment I see the spell's position on screen I know what the keybind is. Four easy to reach keys and a modifier can make you a million times faster
1-14-2011 @ 4:22PM
Hm, well my first character leveled as a healer and has been a healer for its entire existence, so I've had some trouble switching to keybindings - not because they're hard to remember, but because it's hard to remember to use them, I'm so used to just using different click combinations on health bars. I need like a watcher or something that slaps my hands whenever I go to click my action bar /sigh.
1-14-2011 @ 4:59PM
Healing is easy for clickers. HEALBOT
1-14-2011 @ 5:01PM
and I have an entire second ( at least ) for GCD to move my mouse along the bottom of the screen form button to button it's not like i have to move my mouse all over the screen
1-15-2011 @ 11:53AM
@LeeI am also perplexed by keybinds. I move with the keyboard, but am not a keyboard turner, I use the mouse for moving a lot too.Best investment I ever made was the Razer Nage, the thing is incredible. I bound 12 keys right at my thumb and then another 12 when I combined them with shift. I have 24 actions at my thumb at any time and my UI is exactly the same for every character. This is how I like to play, people like me and Lee just don't like to keybind, it is awkward and hard for us to get used to it. Mouse play is completely valid and possible, like Lee said the GCD keeps it possible.
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