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Assassins need 25+ buttons in pvp- keybinding advice?

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Assassins need 25+ buttons in pvp- keybinding advice?

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Triforcer
02.17.2013 , 07:10 PM | #1
Leveling an assassin, I just realized this. On one hotbar, my left hand can reliably reach 10-12 skills (numbers 1-6, R-F-C-V, Q-E if I remove strafe, etc.).

Is there a way to keybind so that if I hit (and hold) shift, I can have an entirely new menu for the time I am holding shift (and it reverts to hotbar 1 when I let go)? Or do I need to keybind hotbar switches (which I need to hit again to go back to the main bar)?

Any help here appreciated- thanks.

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biowareftw
02.17.2013 , 07:14 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Triforcer View Post
Leveling an assassin, I just realized this. On one hotbar, my left hand can reliably reach 10-12 skills (numbers 1-6, R-F-C-V, Q-E if I remove strafe, etc.).

Is there a way to keybind so that if I hit (and hold) shift, I can have an entirely new menu for the time I am holding shift (and it reverts to hotbar 1 when I let go)? Or do I need to keybind hotbar switches (which I need to hit again to go back to the main bar)?

Any help here appreciated- thanks.
Shift/alt/control modifiers for each, put them on the extra action bars. Myself I prefer control/shift modifiers on mouse scroll up down middle tilt left right, left mouse button and dpi switches (g500 mouse), before having to have modifiers on f r q e f g z x c v.

Pretty much required for classes like marauder/sniper/op. Other classes? Not so much. I can play a sorc with just my mouse and modifiers, same with a pyro pt. Sins/shadows are prob right behind marauder/sent/sniper/slinger in buttons needed.

Melee definitely seems to need much more keybindings in this game with the exception of sniper.
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V-Serp
02.17.2013 , 09:04 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by biowareftw View Post
Shift/alt/control modifiers for each, put them on the extra action bars. Myself I prefer control/shift modifiers on mouse scroll up down middle tilt left right, left mouse button and dpi switches (g500 mouse), before having to have modifiers on f r q e f g z x c v.

Pretty much required for classes like marauder/sniper/op. Other classes? Not so much. I can play a sorc with just my mouse and modifiers, same with a pyro pt. Sins/shadows are prob right behind marauder/sent/sniper/slinger in buttons needed.

Melee definitely seems to need much more keybindings in this game with the exception of sniper.
You only need about 2.5 bars for most classes. You should be able to get to 30 just with the keys near your fingers and the shift modifier for those keys. A gaming mouse does help but is not needed for this game.

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klham
02.17.2013 , 09:50 PM | #4
You could also get a Razer Naga gaming mouse or something similar. There's a LOT of keybinding required for some of the Advanced Classes & Specs, and I find it helps a lot. Like any keybinding change, it takes some getting used to as you acquire the muscle-memory until it becomes automatic. I don't think I could go back now that I'm used to it.

And speaking from experience: don't queue for War Zones right after you re-do your keybinds

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Cowflab
02.17.2013 , 10:11 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by klham View Post
You could also get a Razer Naga gaming mouse or something similar. There's a LOT of keybinding required for some of the Advanced Classes & Specs, and I find it helps a lot. Like any keybinding change, it takes some getting used to as you acquire the muscle-memory until it becomes automatic. I don't think I could go back now that I'm used to it.

And speaking from experience: don't queue for War Zones right after you re-do your keybinds
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HaLeX
02.18.2013 , 01:43 AM | #6
I use the Cooler Master Inferno CM Storm. Its a bit awkward at first but I love it now. The Naga Razor wasn't for me.
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cashogy_reborn
02.18.2013 , 01:50 AM | #7
i recently bought a logitech g600, as well as a g13. in the past i used a g9x and g510. ive finally settled on a nice mechanical keyboard and the g600 as my perfect combo.

if youre struggling with keyboard keybinds, getting a mouse with more buttons is definitely an option. i would recommend the g600 over the naga tho, as logitech > razer and it is usually cheaper.

however, it is more than possible to handle almost all of your abilities with the keyboard. shift, ctrl and alt are your friends
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TheronFett
02.18.2013 , 01:56 AM | #8
Switch to Powertech Pyro. They only need 4 keybinds.

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Xerain
02.18.2013 , 02:01 AM | #9
Razer naga.

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iphobia
02.18.2013 , 02:28 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TheronFett View Post
Switch to Powertech Pyro. They only need 4 keybinds.
Kinda sad that this isn't even a joke.

I have a Naga (from my WoW times, I don't have any binds on it), it's really nice to have those additional binds. But in SWTOR you don't really need them.
Keys I use are 1-6, Q, E, R, T, F, G, V, S with Shift (everything) and Ctrl (just 1-6) as modifiers.
(W, A, D for moving and the mouse for turning)
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