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The little lock on left of the hot key bar

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EvilBieber
11.08.2012 , 09:02 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Superpasta View Post
Btw, 2 hot fixes for your problem:

1) practice to move & turn with your mouse, & press hotbar abilities by keyboard.

2) buy a programmable mouse, macro the abilities keys on it, and stop being a clicker.
Why would you want to keep pressing keys, so 70's

I'm with the OP

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Cretinus
11.08.2012 , 09:15 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by EvilBieber View Post
Why would you want to keep pressing keys, so 70's

I'm with the OP
Because if you use the mouse for clicking abilities then you are not using it for moving, which means that you are moving with WASD, which is a whole lot slower than moving with the mouse. To press keys for the abilities, on the other hand, is a whole lot faster than klicking them with the mouse. So by moving with the mouse and keybinding abilities your reaction times are much shorter than the other way round and this is a huge advantage both in PvE and PvP, but in particular in PvP.

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MariaD
11.08.2012 , 10:08 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by Superpasta View Post
By all mean, mouse clicker doesn't mean you have no skill, it actually means you are giving yourselves a more difficult time to play comparing with the people taking in hardware advantage, it costs you more skill to play in order to achieve the same.
I have a few keybinds - for example, interrupts and toggle targets. The vast majority of my attacks are on clicks. It is more difficult and I LIKE IT THAT WAY. It feels pleasant to me to be able to see what I do, in addition to feeling it spatially.

I have a smart mouse and I used to program rather long macros in WoW where you could do that... It's a matter of preference.

To the OP: yes on that unlock issue. A design problem there.

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Iron_Lord
11.08.2012 , 10:12 AM | #34
Sometimes I use the WASD keys to move, sometimes I use the mouse and vice-versa for pressing the keys..
It all depends on what you are doing.

- As a Healer I can't move around much since I have to be stationary to cast spells and I only use my mouse to click the abilities and use the WASD keys when I am under AoE attack.

- When I hunt for datacrons I use the W for forward movement, Space to jump and right mouse button for direction...

- When I am a Sentinel I use the mouse to move and the 1234567 to attack.
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EvilBieber
11.08.2012 , 10:17 AM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Cretinus View Post
Because if you use the mouse for clicking abilities then you are not using it for moving, which means that you are moving with WASD, which is a whole lot slower than moving with the mouse. To press keys for the abilities, on the other hand, is a whole lot faster than klicking them with the mouse. So by moving with the mouse and keybinding abilities your reaction times are much shorter than the other way round and this is a huge advantage both in PvE and PvP, but in particular in PvP.
I move with the arrow keys, sometimes I auto run and move with the mouse.

I use arrows to move and have 5 buttons on my mouse. My thumb is for jumping and targeting (mb4 and mb5) while mb3 is for autorun if I want to move with mouse.

I don't really PVP (occasional warzone but only really like the original 3 turrets map)

It's also a game so I'm not really bothered with reaction time. If I was pressing keys all the time it would seem like I was still at work!

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Zataos
11.08.2012 , 10:46 AM | #36
So many dumb responses to a valid point, yes I agree with the OP, there should be a "hide" option for this lock/unlock and for the toolbar open button, I often click those stupid things and yes I hotbar click and I bet I crush most of you hotkeyers in battle
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vermura
11.08.2012 , 11:14 AM | #37
I do not have an MMO mouse and no I don't keybind everything so yessssss I click things.
The only time this is actually a problem is when I accidentally click that stupid unlock thing.

There is an option in the interface to lock the quickbars, but, the stupid unblock button (HEY ITS PART OF THE QUICKBAR IDIOTS) takes precedence. How about letting us actually do what we WANT to do and turn it OFF.

Alternatively, you can go ahead and piss off even more of your customer base just by being lazy fix-nothing biofails.

Oh, and FYI: I do just fine whatever role I play. Better than fine actually and yes I do mean PVP.
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Joesixxpack
11.08.2012 , 11:28 AM | #38
Necro'd.

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ArchAngelMac
11.16.2012 , 04:14 PM | #39
I agree either hide it so it dose not get pushed or move up to the toolbar at the top of the screen .
Thanks