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#896986 - 06/25/13 11:28 PM Re: WASD [Re: traveler]
lanlynk Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
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Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: traveler
Whoee! I'm confused enough without that!

Now that's the way I felt when I tried to use a roller ball mouse. Ever try one of those? Even when I slowed the ball movement down, I couldn't get used to it ... and too impatient at this point to learn!

I'm the same way with a controller. I've never played console games, so I'm just not used to using one. It's pretty pitiful when your 3 yr old grandson says, "No, no, Nama. You do it like this!" blush
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#897097 - 06/26/13 02:00 PM Re: WASD [Re: lanlynk]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23310
Loc: United Kingdom
I can't use console controls At ALL. I am absolutely pathetic with them blush

And, as for my mouse ?? I still use the very ancient "Microsoft Scroll Mouse" that I've been using since 1998.
[I've got two brand new, unopened, identical "spares" as well in my computer cupboard !! lol]

I have tried many different modern mouse types but they all feel big and clumsy to me.

I love my old mouse kissy
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#897110 - 06/26/13 03:10 PM Re: WASD [Re: traveler]
oldman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
Posts: 3421
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I use the Stealth Gaming Keyboard which has solved my problem with the keys and makes it so much easier for me to navigate all the keys of the RPG games.

I also have a Logitech Marble Trackball where I move the pointer with my thumb and have the right and left mouse buttons to the right of the marble ball which makes it so much easier for me. Going back to the standard mouse is no longer an option for me. Since I've started using the marble mouse, I'm hooked. Although I'll grant you it takes some getting used to but once you track you'll never go back. lol
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#897158 - 06/26/13 06:20 PM Re: WASD [Re: traveler]
Draclvr Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9772
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
My brain is wired totally to right hand mouse and left hand my CyberSnipa game keyboard. What's nice about the CyberSnipa is that you can use it either left or right handed. I find the WASD keys on the keyboard to be awkward because you can angle the CyberSnipa a bit to fit your normal hand position which they say is at a 10° angle.
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#897733 - 06/29/13 11:28 AM Re: WASD [Re: traveler]
venus Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5341
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Maybe it's because I only play adventure games, but I find the WASD awkward and prefer the arrow keys. I still generally use my left hand for the arrow keys and my right for the mouse, but it's just an easier position for me. Probably the fact that I have an ergonomic keyboard also has something to do with it. smile So whenever there is an option - which is most of the time, even though the game may not always tell the player that - I will use the arrow keys instead of the WASD.


Edited by venus (06/29/13 11:29 AM)

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#898357 - 07/02/13 04:30 AM Re: WASD [Re: traveler]
Kaki's Sister Offline
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Registered: 11/21/04
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Loc: Marlborough USA
Traveler I know what you mean! woozy Mad I'm also still using my old scroll ball mouse. rolleyes
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