Flipping through the forums I came across a post by Taithleech
where he was asking why everyone seems to think clicking is bad
It's only been recently that I knew about this debate, but I can't really call it a debate if it's one sided, can I?
A lot of players seem to believe that using keybindings
is the only way to play.
When I started playing World of Warcraft
I was actually taught by a friend to use the mouse to click on my spells as a way of improving my speed in the game.
Since hearing about the keybinding argument I have recently tried using them more than my mouse in instances, and I do find that my speed has greatly improved.
Now, being the frost mage I find I spend a lot of time spamming Frostbolt, so that's a situation where I don't think clicking the spell with my mouse hinders me in any way.
There are even fights, such as Warlord Kalithresh
, where I use a combination of keyboard and mouse to maximize my speed.
Many of the posts on the forum thread made reference to something I hadn't considered. They say that in order to play WoW properly, you need to approach it like an FPS. I guess this argument is particularly valid if you spend a lot of time in the arenas. I personally have little FPS experience, and so this viewpoint makes me a bit uneasy. I see the advantage of working your keyboard to its full advantage, but I'm just not sure I've got the reflexes to play like that. In the end I will have to agree with one poster who said that clicking isn't wrong, it's just slower. Where do you side on the keybindings/clicking debate?
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