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How Important Are Key Bindings vs Point & Click?

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How Important Are Key Bindings vs Point & Click?

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Nathan_ss
12.14.2011 , 05:46 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by MichaelSean View Post
For PVE I don't care, but I'm tired of getting my ******** handed to me on a platter in PVP by characters who, literally, run circles around me.
once you get good the biggest challenge in pvp for even experienced mouse turners is switching directions quickly and making precise movements against other melee to stay at their back and make them miss combo's, even if they miss a combo for a half a sec, tht gives you tht much more of an advantage.
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MichaelSean
12.14.2011 , 05:46 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Syyx View Post
take a look at this... taugrim.com guides section

you dont' have to do his binds exactly but you'll get the point
I've seen that and it's actually what lead me to the conclusion that I need to change the way I PVP. I think his point about running with your legs bound (point and click) is spot on. You can do it, but you'll never be as fast as someone who doesn't have their legs bound.

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CASLion
12.14.2011 , 05:46 PM | #23
Another advantage of the keypad is the thumb pad. I use this for strafing and to continue running forward if I need to use my mouse to select something on screen, like a corpse or change targets.
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xBuzz
12.14.2011 , 05:47 PM | #24
The best way to learn is just like pulling off a bandage, do it quick.

Bind all your keys the proper way. Then start playing. You'll be confused at first, but as long as you don't go back to clicking you'll have the basics in a couple of days and within a couple of weeks it will be natural.
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reofjsof
12.14.2011 , 05:47 PM | #25
since you get your abilities a few at a time, it's easy to bind them as you go

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Nathan_ss
12.14.2011 , 05:50 PM | #26
The easiest way to learn it to have someone in game show you and go through the movements with you, the keybinds will be easy if you start trying this as soon as you create your toon. The movement is the hardest and in high skill lvl pvp the most important part. I say this bc at high skill lvl both players are going to hit the right buttons to max dps and survivability, but whoever out strafes the opponent will come out on top
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MichaelSean
12.14.2011 , 05:50 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by xBuzz View Post
The best way to learn is just like pulling off a bandage, do it quick.

Bind all your keys the proper way. Then start playing. You'll be confused at first, but as long as you don't go back to clicking you'll have the basics in a couple of days and within a couple of weeks it will be natural.
Alright, I'm going to give it a solid two weeks. Like I said in my initial post, starting with a brand new character in a brand new game seemed like THE ideal time. Maybe by the time I'm through the training grounds I'll look like I can actually walk and chew gum at the same time.

And thank you all for the great input! I really appreciate it.

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xBuzz
12.14.2011 , 05:59 PM | #28
No probs, you won't regret it, and GL!
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Apollonel
12.14.2011 , 06:08 PM | #29
u can try the razer naga mouse if u think it will help u. google it.

as for keybinds, dont stick with the ones the game gives you.
i find that i play comfortably and quickly having these keybinds.

`123456rtfgcvb plus mouse buttons, and all these again with "shift" pressed.

maybe u should take it gradually, start with 1-to-5 and 1-to-5 with shift. and mouse thumb buttons.
then `rtf will come naturally. then the rest.
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csward
12.14.2011 , 06:09 PM | #30
To the OP: It depends on the game. In games like DotA, HoN, or LoL, point and clicking will make you lose every time.

Since combat is slower in TOR, point and clicking is fine for casual play and you can be successful do it. However, in WoW battlegrounds, I used point and click with UI mods to make the buttons smaller. I also made a nine box square pattern and kept my clicker on the middle box for fast travel to my most important skills. It worked really well for me.

Hope this helped