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3-08-2011 @ 9:22PM
I have pretty big hands, so WASD works out just fine for me. I use Alt for most of my important stuff, and Shift for slightly less imprtant, and then Ctrl for the fillers I need keybound. Heck, I have a G15 keyboard and I don't even use the macro keys.The key, no pun intended, if you play multiple classes, is to be consistent. For example, my interrupt on my classes is always F4, my taunts are F3, one use trinkets are Alt-F, etc.
3-08-2011 @ 10:52PM
I like WASD for 2 reasons:1. My pinky rests on the shift and is very close to the Ctrl button, so my skill abilities 1-6 are effectively tripled.2. I have huge hands also and due to this, I use a split-key keyboard. The right side of my keyboard is effectively off-limits. This is okay though, because with #1, I have a lot of skills.Also, this may be kind of stupid, but my 1, shift-1, and crtl-1 I have all keybound to mousewheel up, shift-mousewheel up, and ctrl-mousewheel up. I developed that while playing a feral druid for a while back in wrath. Basically 1 would be for single target dps, and shift-1 would be the AoE equivalent (swipe in this case). Because I would swipe spam with the best of them, I found this to be very effective, and adapted that to my other characters. For reticule abilities you have to make a !ability macro, but it works just the same.I like the discussion about keybinds though, it's an overlooked aspect of gaming.
3-09-2011 @ 6:17AM
I also have big hands (quite common that) and also use WASD.What I find though is that I often shift from roving pinkie to roving index depending on what I am doing, and like Pyro I find the ALT key a lot easier to use.As a bit of an altoholic as well I also find it useful to bind defensive CDs, intrupts to the same keys over all chars (e.g. ALT+V = Barkskin, Shieldwall, Deterrance etc). Last tip: scroll+up, scroll+down (+ALT, SHIFT, CTRL) a lot of skills bound with very little hand movement.(E.g. from 2v2 with druid - up=Rej, Down=regrowth, ALT+UP=Rej partner, ALT+down=regrowth partner)
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