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The Queue: Mercenaries {WoW}

Apr 30th 2009 10:34AM http://www.chardev.org/ is exactly what you're looking for.

Encrypted Text: Tips for key binding your Rogue abilities {WoW}

Apr 15th 2009 3:32PM I use an n52 also, and as a mage I have a lot of abilities bound.

D-pad for movement (with strafing).
top left button = alt
mid left button = shift
bottom left button = control

then the middle 3 rows are 1,2,3; 4,5,6; 7,8,9 from left to right.

the last column is 0 (top), - (bottom)
wheel scroll up is =
wheel scroll down, and click are unbound for now.

I use side mouse buttons for tab targetting , the round button is escape, and the thumb button is jump.

then I have no need to strafe in a certain direction just to be able to hit 1 through =, and all my modifier keys are close together so I don't have to stretch for anything.

that's 12 * 3 = 36 buttons to use without any of the n52 switching software. I fill up most of mine, and about the only things I don't have bound are teleports, portals, food, water, and Arcane Brilliance.

How many more do you need?

I use Bartender 4 to make the action bars visully mimic the n52 grid I have. I try to bind my abilities so that their position on the grid so that related abilities are in the same spot. Frost Nova =5, water elemental freeze = shift 5; blink = 6, ice block = shift 6; frost bolt = 1, rank 1 frost bolt = shift 1; ice lance = 3, fire blast = shift 3; etc.

Blood Sport: Everything Savage, Hateful, and Deadly {WoW}

Oct 7th 2008 3:42PM I love PvP but don't Arena as I am not in one of the dominant class/comps. I stick to BGs because I'm hardly penalized at all for this when PvP goes large scale. When WotLK hits, I might try my hand at the Hateful gear, but I'll probably burn out on Arenas if I hit a brick wall trying to reach the ratings I need.

But I have a suggestion to fix the over-representation of certain classes/comps in arena.

Put all points in each battlegroup's 2s,3s, and 5s into one massive pool of points, divided equally into 9 buckets, one for each class (10 when DKs come out). Points are divided up based on rating (high ratings get more points). The more people playing the same class, the fewer points there are to go around.

This doesn't punish someone who plays a dominant class/comp well -- so much as it gives those with a disadvantage a reason to fight amongst the scrubs for table scraps. If Warrior/Druid can coast to mediocre ratings, why would a Hunters, Paladins, Shamans, or Mages even try to queue for 2s?

The fastest way to play Arena PvP {WoW}

May 1st 2008 6:16PM I said middle 3 rows, I meant middle 3 *columns*.

The fastest way to play Arena PvP {WoW}

May 1st 2008 6:09PM @ Rational, post 9:
"I use a Nostromo n52 gaming keypad. My movement is controlled by a d-pad operated by my left thumb.

I wish it had MORE keys though, or at least some bindable buttons that I could hit on the side or something."

I use an n52 also, and as a mage I have a lot of abilities bound.

D-pad for movement (with strafing).
top left button = alt
mid left button = shift
bottom left button = control

then the middle 3 rows are 1,2,3; 4,5,6; 7,8,9 from left to right.

the last column is 0 (top), - (bottom)
wheel click is =

I use the wheel up, wheel down, for targetting , the round button is escape, and the thumb button is jump.

then I have no need to strafe in a certain direction just to be able to hit 1 through =, and all my modifier keys are close together so I don't have to stretch for anything.

that's 12 * 3 = 36 buttons to use without any of the n52 switching software. I fill up most of mine, and about the only things I don't have bound are teleports, portals, food, water, and Arcane Brilliance.

How many more do you need?

For the other mages using the n52, I try to bind my abilities so that their position on the grid so that related abilities are in the same spot. Frost Nova =5, water elemental freeze = shift 5; blink = 6, ice block = shift 6; frost bolt = 1, rank 1 frost bolt = shift 1; ice lance = 3, fire blast = shift 3; etc.