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WoW Mouse Levels Up

IncGamers describes some new functionality added to the World of Warcraft mice offered by SteelSeries in the recent version 3.2.2 patch for Blizzard's MMORPG. The game now recognizes each of the 15 buttons on the mouse, and allows different key-bindings for each of your toons. They also say the mouse no longer needs added software or drivers, and that responsiveness has improved.

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17. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 22, 2009, 09:26 Verno
 
Uhh, people learn the keyboard layout for each game they play. A complicated game can have well over 15 buttons to memorize. I typically use at least 20 and eventually learn instant recall for all them for the games I play.

I think you're misunderstanding me. You're memorizing positions in relation to home row most likely, which is why your hands drift back naturally into that position after hitting a hotkey. With a mouse that kind of muscle memory is much more difficult as there are fewer points of reference for tactile or positional reference. Basically you will be looking down at the mouse, a lot. That's why mouse controls like this in the past have been streamlined(ie - the Nostromo).
 
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16. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 22, 2009, 09:19 NKD
 
One of those N52 pads is more intuitive and useful.  
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15. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 22, 2009, 06:31 Bronco
 
Anyone got one of these? Theres some moaning on amazon about sticking keys which is crap for a 70 quid mouse but all those buttons makes me want one.

A buddy of mine has one and he likes it. Never mentioned sticking keys to me.

Said it allowed him to move all his maintenance stuff (he plays a paladin) off the the mouse and freed up a lot of keys on the keyboard for him to assign other things.
 
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14. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 22, 2009, 05:06 osage no onna
 
Just waiting for the anal-spam now.  
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13. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 22:34 Kxmode
 
This thread is starting to look like Trade chat.  
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12. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 21:00 Luke
 
And the update comes with a free ingame pet, gogogo  
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11. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 18:58 J
 
loq  
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10. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 18:29 The Half Elf
 
Ray... when you die can I have all your stuff, and please leave a translation program on your computer.


Thanks
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9. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 17:47 Ray Marden
 
Wut? I LOLD IRL!

QQ sum mOAr, nub!

C wut I did thar?
For how much the stupid thing costs, it's sad this wasn't done from the start.
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8. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 16:55 Kxmode
 
That means a lot considering some of your posts.

touché
 
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7. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 16:43 Sleep
 
Anyone got one of these? Theres some moaning on amazon about sticking keys which is crap for a 70 quid mouse but all those buttons makes me want one.  
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6. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 16:40 Ecthelion
 
Quite possibly one of the worst statements I have ever seen on this site.
That means a lot considering some of your posts.
 
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5. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 16:36 Kxmode
 
That genre has spawned all sorts of ridiculous words and phrases. I blame it for all that's wrong with Western civilization.

Quite possibly one of the worst statements I have ever seen on this site.
 
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4. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 16:35 Cabezone
 
Uhh, people learn the keyboard layout for each game they play. A complicated game can have well over 15 buttons to memorize. I typically use at least 20 and eventually learn instant recall for all them for the games I play.  
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3. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 15:37 Verno
 
Isn't 15 buttons well beyond what muscle memory will do with your hands? It's the whole reason keyboarding is taught through positional placement and not memorization of the keys. Seems like an odd device, there's no way I'd remember what all of the buttons did.  
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2. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 15:21 Ecthelion
 
That genre has spawned all sorts of ridiculous words and phrases. I blame it for all that's wrong with Western civilization.

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1. Re: WoW Mouse Levels Up Oct 21, 2009, 15:16 necrosis
 
/me stabs people who call MMO characters 'toons'.  
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