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Breakfast Topic: What class puts you at ease? {WoW}

Feb 25th 2011 11:10AM Warriors, hands down.

Reviewing the Razer Naga Epic mouse: 12 buttons you never knew you wanted {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 10:30PM Sorry, just one last clarification, just like the Naga and the Steelseries, the Logitech software lets you assign a different set of keystrokes to your mouse buttons on a per-application basis. I pretty much have a profile for all apps I use regularly, WoW, Minecraft, Firefox (switching between browser tabs with the left-right flick thingie is just awesome), VLC, Foobar, Photoshop and so on all have their most used functions bound to my mouse.

(Hope people didn't mind me writing this kind of a litany on a simple mouse, I work in the usability/ergonomy field so I might be slightly ocd about it...)

Reviewing the Razer Naga Epic mouse: 12 buttons you never knew you wanted {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 10:06PM @istaro: The software that comes with the mouse doesn't support assigning the up-down movement on the scrollwheel as buttons, just the left-right flicks and of course the middle click.

But if you want to bind more actions to the mouse then there are buttons, here's how I'm using it on my disc priest (i'm using Grid but not Clique, it's not needed when you do things my way):
1.) bind the mouse buttons to the special characters (,./;'\[]`-= etc.) on your keyboard in the mouse software
2.) create two action bars in wow, assign the first bar to the special chars unmodified and on the second bar with the Shift modifier key
3.) fill the bars with mouseover macros for your healing abilities (be aware, the macro editor window in wow also has a 'global' pane so you have a lot more slots to store macros then you might have realized)
4.) heal like a demigod! :)

Ofc steps 1 and 2 you only need to do once, from then on you'll be able to just drag and drop whatever abilities you want to your new actionbars on your characters.

I'm currently leveling a kitty/bear druid with this setup, I can't even begin to tell you how much better it is to play melee with your left hand freed up to exclusively focus on positioning in fights and hitting shift with the pinky when needed...

Reviewing the Razer Naga Epic mouse: 12 buttons you never knew you wanted {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 8:32PM I gave a long hard look to both the Naga and the Steelseries WoW mouse, but went with the Logitech G700 in the end, it just felt way better in terms of comfort and build quality.

Since then I've developed a deep appreciation for their left-right flickable scrollwheel design, my most used abilities on my toons are consistently mapped to those two 'buttons'. I also like the way they sculpted each extra button so you can feel your way around quickly and they have just the right amount of resistance so you don't have to worry about misclicking.

So yeah, give the Logitech a shot too if you're out for a good MMO friendly mouse.

(Full disclosure, I've been using a Logitech MX 610 at work for 5 years now, which might have predisposed me to like the G700 more then the others.)

Shifting Perspectives: Feral cat druid DPS 101 {WoW}

Jan 30th 2011 3:34PM Welcome to WoW Insider Alaron, may your claws never dull! :)

Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with muggles who don't "get" WoW? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2011 1:47PM Oh and one last thing @Hangk, I'm from Hungary, which is in Eastern Europe, English is my third language, I've never even been to an English speaking country. Also, you're obviously working your butts off to support your family (just like @Trilynne, @Suite and @Scomparsa), I really hope they give you the respect you deserve for that and let you unwind in peace with WoW when you're at home.

Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with muggles who don't "get" WoW? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2011 1:31PM I'm really sad to have offended so many people.

What I wrote, I thought I made it clear it was addressed to a certain kind of kid (or people who live like kids) e.g.: people living at home who don't have a job and use their parents/significant others ignorance about the game as a sort of emotional justification for not helping out at home. Does that make sense to anyone?

Clearly, NONE of the people who have taken an issue with my comment and took the time to respond fall into the above category since ALL OF THEM HAVE A JOB.

Well yeah, I guess I'll shut up now and will try to be more careful in the future when writing about emotions and whatnot in English...

Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with muggles who don't "get" WoW? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2011 9:38AM I'm sorry, English isn't my first language, when I wrote the "fairly large portion" thing I thought it could be understood as 5 or 10 percent. I definitely didn't mean to generalize on the whole population of WoW. It really wasn't my intention to insult anybody.

Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with muggles who don't "get" WoW? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2011 8:50AM The issue isn't understanding what WoW is.

It's that a fairly large portion of you reading this pretty much do zero to contribute to the household you live in, living off mums who put in 8-10 hours at work and then 5-6 more at home serving the family and then get screamed at about some stupid game when they dare to ask you to help for a couple of minutes.

You have no idea how insulting and heartless a thing this is to do to someone, to place a game above them. They work their butts off to provide for you, spending each evening worrying about how you're going to survive once they're gone, at least show a little respect and log the f off the few times they need you.

Know Your Lore: The unfortunate tale of Lilian Voss {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2011 5:57PM If you guys don't mind I'd like to paste in two comments I wrote earlier on this site regarding Lilian's future:

"Lilian Voss - I think it's a shame they bought in the best ever undead character after Wrath, she could have done some serious damage in Northrend. I hope someday they let alliance characters meet her as well.

I think she could become a complex and growing character, a hesitant leader of a new movement to bring down the Scarlet Crusade, not by mindlessly slaughtering them like the Ebon Blade, but instead trying to save the recruits and with the players help counteract their brainwash. She could provide an alternative to Sylvanas, revert to being a good person at heart, a believer in clean slates to everyone (Horde AND Alliance) willing to help her save others from her own fate."

"@N-train: No-no I completely agree with you - at this point Lilian is a really badass single-minded killing machine out for revenge and definitely not leadership material. But that's exactly my point, just imagine how fascinating it would be to watch someone like that wake up to the futility and pointlessness of revenge and then start to walk on her own path rejecting both sides (the Scarlet Crusade and the Forsaken) who tried to tell her who she should be and what she should do.

The purple flame she's burning with could be a sign that she has the affinity for priesthood and through that for the Light itself. And her lifelong training and the pain tolerance she earned with it could be the beginning of an entirely new chapter on how the Forsaken relate to and use the Light. Just imagine, a group of undead embracing the Light, becoming it's true disciples on Azeroth and with its power slowly evolving physically into something completely new!"