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Rinth
08.28.2012 , 11:47 AM | #11
My disability is nothing as severe as the other posters but I have carpal tunnel in both wrists. That can make playing online games challenging at times. Using a mouse is what aggravates the condition the worst so I play on a laptop and use the touchpad - no mouse movement for me. As a result I seldom group anymore since I got tired of having to explain why I turn using the keyboard.

That being said though, once I started playing a Gunslinger I was sold. The lack of inherent mobility in the class is perfect for my condition. The "turret" style of play works great for using a keyboard to move and allows me to enjoy the game for longer stretches than with other classes. As long as I wear my wrist-supports I can actually play for several hours at a time.

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PatT
08.28.2012 , 12:02 PM | #12
I have MS. I raid when I feel good, but it affects every part of game play for me. Sometimes I can't touch anything with my hand without pain. I craft when that happens. I have to adjust from day to day depending on how I'm feeling. Sometimes it's pain, sometimes I just can't move, sometimes it's muscle contractions that cause twitching.

I'm thinking of getting a gaming key thing for my left hand by Razer (is the one I've seen) to give me more options, as my mouse hand seems to be having it worse.

I enjoy the social opportunities this game offers because getting out in public is so draining for me. My guildmates have all been super supportive.

Even so, I've been able to create a healer that can heal SM EC so far, and I'm almost lvl 50 on a Sentinel. (A lot more hand-exhaustion playing her).
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ziphii
09.07.2012 , 07:02 PM | #13
This week I've been having really bad back pain. Taking time off of work and everything. At least my hands don't hurt too bad, so I can still play. I need the relaxation of video games to help take my mind off of things. Glad to know you all are here.

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Maizing
09.11.2012 , 09:20 AM | #14
Hi,

I am new to the game. I am basically retired (on disability). Physically, I have arthritis, gout, and bursitis (plus some problems that my doctor has not been able to accurately diagnose). Gaming is about the only activity I can do that doesn't hurt. Mentally, I have Asperger's Syndrome (which is on the autistic spectrum), and that, combined with my physical issues is a double whammy since I don't deal with strangers well. I am also mildly OCD... but I understand that is part of having Asperger's.

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SirDeth
09.26.2012 , 05:17 AM | #15
I have Epilepsy, and the game helps me relax and what not.

I saw this thread and wanted to post this link, of a player of Guild Wars. A very interesting video of a guy that played Guild Wars 2 (PvP) for 12 hours while streaming it all. He uses his mouse with his ear/cheek and type/moves with a pen in his mouth.
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/look-mom-no-hands/

Anyways have a great night/morning everyone!

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QuaDaJun
10.08.2012 , 04:57 PM | #16
Great to see fellow gamers, no matter limitations, enjoying a game that helps get them to feel more a part of things.

I have been in a wheelchair since my injury Dec 1996. I broke my C-6 vertebrae and left me with limited upper body movement and no lower body movement. I can move my arms and use two plastic typing aids on my hands to push the keys to type/use abilities in-game. Imagine using an index finger on each hand to use the keyboard and mouse. I am looking to try using some voice-command software to help make me do more than one thing at a time. All that said, I manage to play and have fun in SWTOR

I am currently working on my fairly new 50 and get the gear to start going through Operations.
If any of you or anyone else wants to group up sometime look me up on the Shadowlands server. My characters name is Jas'ta - lvl 50 Juggernaut

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QuaDaJun
10.08.2012 , 05:00 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by SirDeth View Post

I saw this thread and wanted to post this link, of a player of Guild Wars. A very interesting video of a guy that played Guild Wars 2 (PvP) for 12 hours while streaming it all. He uses his mouse with his ear/cheek and type/moves with a pen in his mouth.
http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/look-mom-no-hands/
That guys is awesome! I am going to try to work with the voice-command system he has

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imnotawitch
10.10.2012 , 12:42 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by QuaDaJun View Post
Great to see fellow gamers, no matter limitations, enjoying a game that helps get them to feel more a part of things.

I have been in a wheelchair since my injury Dec 1996. I broke my C-6 vertebrae and left me with limited upper body movement and no lower body movement. I can move my arms and use two plastic typing aids on my hands to push the keys to type/use abilities in-game. Imagine using an index finger on each hand to use the keyboard and mouse. I am looking to try using some voice-command software to help make me do more than one thing at a time. All that said, I manage to play and have fun in SWTOR

I am currently working on my fairly new 50 and get the gear to start going through Operations.
If any of you or anyone else wants to group up sometime look me up on the Shadowlands server. My characters name is Jas'ta - lvl 50 Juggernaut
I'm on Shadowlands too! I'm usually on Lu'cerna, Melodyous, or Kaeara. Let me know if you ever want a dps or healer for an HM fp or EV or KP.
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snoopdogbaby
10.18.2012 , 04:11 PM | #19
I have Tourettes.. does that count?

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ziphii
11.09.2012 , 08:16 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by snoopdogbaby View Post
I have Tourettes.. does that count?
Sure, why not? Does it impact your gaming? Or is online gaming a way you can deal with your tourettes?