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7-14-2011 @ 2:45PM
To throw an idea out for keybinding that helps recollection instead of harming.... Maybe a stacked-buttons bartender layout and a Nostromo would be viable? When the button layout and on-screen layout match up, it might be an aid instead of additional cognitive burden...
7-14-2011 @ 2:57PM
Well... my first problem is... I have no idea what you just said... I use Bartender to give me more buttons and to put them closer to where i can see them but I have no idea what Nostromo is other than that doomed spaceship from Alien... I had to move my minimap to the bottom left side of my screen because with my wide-sceen monitor, it was too far away for me to see in the default position. Sadly, also I have always had trouble remember which is right and left on anything. I usually have to point out directions because of that since childhood. I was always "the other left."
7-14-2011 @ 3:05PM
Nostromo - http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Nostromo-Gaming-Keypad-RZ07-00490100-R3/dp/B004AM5RB6
7-15-2011 @ 3:17AM
@Lady -- Basically he's suggesting that you use addons to arrange your icons so that they mirror their keybindings so what you see on the screen is literally a map of your keys, e.g. you bind Eviscerate to the 2 key and Envenom to the W key, and then put the Eviscerate icon above the Envenom icon (can you tell which class I play? =P) on your action bar. I personally use the standard UI, but have strict rules I adhere to for keybinding (e.g. primary abilities are 2-5, interrupts are bound to the dash, movement enahancing cooldowns are shift-3) that allow me to rely on habit and muscle memory rather than recollection and conscious thought...otherwise things go very badly, very quickly. =P More important than your action bars, tho, are the people you associate with in game.. It took me a while, but I managed to fall in with a guild who are just as much about enjoying each others' company as downing bosses, and spend most of my time with a great tank who, while he doesn't necessarily understand WHY I do the things I do, is willing to adapt to it... I hope both you and Bill have found a few of those people on your servers! It really does make all the difference... =)
7-15-2011 @ 4:01AM
You could get it a bit cheaper on Amazon, but here's the official link with descriptions of what it can do:http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.221675100Basically, you can program any of the keys on this thing to any action in the game that you want. And then, as Jonathan suggested, you could use Bartender to lay out your abilities as you have them mapped on the Nostromo.
7-15-2011 @ 9:57AM
This was not easy to find, but it was a UI of the week that illustrates what everyone is talking about.http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/23/reader-ui-of-the-week-allurens-ui/
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