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In Topic: Tip for people using shift = dodge

28 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

View PostThe_Tree_Branch, on 28 November 2012 - 06:57 PM, said:

Depends on the type of switch in your mechanical keyboard. They require less force to actuate, but because for some switches there is no tactile feedback, you end up "bottoming-out" your keystrokes. Good for gaming, not good for typing.

Infact Raspberry has a keyboard with black switches, which provide no tactical or acoustical feedback at all. For typing, brown (only tactile feedback) or blue (tactical and acoustic feedback) switches are better. I'm still not convinced, though, that black switches are better for gaming thou. Generally speaking, ofc.

In Topic: Tip for people using shift = dodge

28 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 28 November 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

Ah, you misunderstood me. What I meant was that there are mechanical switches that are good for gaming, but that they generally suck for typing, and vice versa. Meanwhile, membrane keyboards cost $5 and are decent for both things. I actually use a mechanical keyboard (Steelseries g6v2) myself, since my 10 years old IBM membrane keyboard ironically enough broke (not the keyboard itself, but the plug broke when I moved around my PC). But it is annoying to type on.

Ah, ok, you were referring to the black/blue cherry switch diatribe. :)

Well, to be honest, my Filco is a blue-switches one, and they're advertised as "best for typing", and indeed they are. I just don't get the part when they say that they're not the best for gaming: honestly, I used the keyboard for a lot of games, including GW2, and I don't have a single problem with it. I see that your keyboard has the black switches, did you ever try the blue ones?

Regarding double tap for dodge: I am in all honesty curious about how you can seriously play, especially in PvP, with the double tap dodge - I used it, and the fact that, when moving in a specific direction AND I wanted to dodge in that direction, the character stops from a little time before dodging is, to me, a liability. About using mouse buttons, I use the M4 key as the shift, the 7-9 utilities are bound to S+1/3, the heal is bound to the mouse wheel left and the elite to the mouse wheel right (on a G9X mouse). I mainly play thief though, so I just need F1 as the special ability (bound to M5), and Q to switch sets and E/R to call/get target.

In Topic: Tip for people using shift = dodge

28 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 28 November 2012 - 12:39 PM, said:

It just feels right in my hand. I never understood why people prefer mechanical keyboards; they are severely annoying to type on for longer than ~3 hours (except switches that suck for gaming), and even though they last longer, I rarely have membrane keyboards break down on me. Anyway, I'm fairly sure that there are mechanical gameboards out there :)

Huh? Mechanical keyboards have all switches as actuators. The force needed to press the keys is lower than any membrane keyboard, so they're less "fatiguing", and you get the tactical (at least) feedback when you press a key (I switched from a G510 Logitech keyboard, and many times I didn't get the tact. feedback when pressing a key).

I spend a lot of time at the pc not only for gaming, but for work, I type a lot and since I got the Filco, I am effectively less fatigued even after long sessions of typing.

And I've to disagree about the "mech. keyboards suck for gaming", I play better on the Filco than I was on the G510 or the Nostromo. Of course, there's an ergonomic argument, which is different for every player/hand (dimension of the palm, finger length, etc.), but I generally prefer a slight higher key height and less actuation force needed even when playing. :)

In Topic: Tip for people using shift = dodge

28 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

View PostSerDrak, on 28 November 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

I've actually gotten used to using the "v" key for dodging. It might be a little awkward at first, but it grows on you after a while.

But with dodge on v you can't actually strafe right AND dodge (d+v), unless you use the thumb to press v (and you risk to press the spacebar then).

The fact is that the pinky it's often sitting there on the keyboard doing nothing, so binding dodge on a key reachable by it it's way better imo than any other left hand dodge key.

View Postraspberry jam, on 28 November 2012 - 12:28 PM, said:

Not using reprogrammable keyboards... do yourself a favor.

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I tried a Razer Nostromo pad. It's not bad, but after having switched to a Filco mechanical keyboard, I can't really go back to *any* membrane keyboard/keypad, it just doesn't feel right.

In Topic: Tip for people using shift = dodge

28 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

View PostTrei, on 28 November 2012 - 11:27 AM, said:

"hey, there!
"yo! When did you log in?"
"oh just a minute ago... 1 sec... aggro.."

"......... okay, calm down bro."

Pretty much this lol. Every time I PUG I always warn beforehand "if I write in caps, it's because I have the dodge on caps lock, I'm not yelling at you." :D