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Anyone use this steelseries mouse for FPS?

post #1 of 10
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http://steelseries.com/products/games/world-of-warcraft/world-of-warcraft-mmo-gaming-mouse#specifications

I have a G9x right now and it is ok but I feel it is lacking something for me. I have played around with different dpi and I cant find it works well. I want a mouse that has more buttons to map for games like MW2, BO, BC2. So that I am using my left hand less and not cramping as much. This steelseries seems to have what looks like a D=pad on it but I am not sure if that would really work well for moving the character as well as my G13. Those extra buttons could be utilized for other action though.
post #2 of 10
Looks really good, If only it didnt have the WoW branding I would purchase this mouse and give it a try!
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I hear ya but I dont care too much about that. this one looks kind of good too. Has a lot of extra buttons. My girlfriend wants to start playing WOW though so it may be useful for her.lol

http://steelseries.com/products/games/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-mmo-gaming-mouse
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post #5 of 10
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I just read some reviews and it is only for WOW. no keybinding for any other games I guess. Pointless $100 mouse then. Oh well. I was thinking about the Razer Naga or molten to have extra buttons. If the G9x had a couple of extra thumb buttons it would be perfect.
post #6 of 10
Holy ****, do not get this mouse. I bought it and returned it in the same day. The thing is so freaking wide/big which makes it feel horribly awkward to use. Most of the extra buttons are placed in bad spots rendering them nearly useless. I wouldn't use this thing for MMOs let alone FPSs.

edit: Oh, you linked to the first WoW mouse, I was talking about my experiences with the newer one. I'm guessing it also sucks.
post #7 of 10
It's a great mouse for WoW. I use it as a tank and have tons of binds with it.
post #8 of 10
Don't bother. Just get a Xai instead, plenty of buttons to suit your needs.

http://steelseries.com/products/mice/steelseries-xai-laser
post #9 of 10
The more buttons you map to a mouse in fps, the less control you have with it during critical moments.
post #10 of 10
It's about training and dying biggrin.gif
I've been using naga for mw2, bc2, arma2, crysis2.
I died 100+ times, press the wrong thumb button in each game, for the months.
Like... holding a ammo box when want to use pistol in bc2,
switch to 3rd person view while accidentally jump off the hummer in arma2,
wrong nano suit of course die fast tongue.gif
I admit than not just press the wrong buttons, but you change your mouse grip when you press, your mouse does out of control at the first few hundred life rolleyes.gif
And when you use it in browser, adobe suite, 3ds max...etc.
"more button mouse" is a very productive tools wink.gif
It depends if you want to spend time to train yourself smile.gif
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