I play lots of FPSs, and some RTSs and I am planning on playing WoW for the very first time.
I have come to find out that the Black switches are better for FPS and the Blue/Brown (?, seems to be a debate) are better for RTSs.
Keyboard layout is irrelevant to me. LED lights and sound of keys are also irrelevant. In-fact, I think I like the clack of the sounds (you hear all the money you've spent. ). I don't want anyone having the edge over me in gaming. I have never had a problem using a normal keyboard but then again I've never used a mechanical one before. I don't do much typing besides stuff like this and I can type without looking though I've found I can make many mistakes and have to take a second look (depends on mood/comfort). Also, I've never used a wrist pad before either and I don't feel the need for one. They cost more money so why bother?
I was looking at the DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate which uses the blues while the DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent uses the browns. I like the all black keys. Very orginal. I HATE when the white comes off the keys. HATE HATE HATE IT! It makes me laugh until I cry. <---- But, they might not be the best for gaming so if I have to get white keys I will.
I was looking at the Razer Blackwidow because of the Macros (good for WoW) but I sense here you get what you pay for. Though some people like them, I've read far too many bad things to get it for myself. I want the BEST!
The SteelSeries 6Gv2 seems to really be the best bang for the buck, not the Blackwidow. But I am greatly concerned about the keys falling off. I heard they can fall off just from typing! The 6Gv2 was supposed to have fixed this problem from the 7G but from what I read that it is still happening.
The XARMOR-U9BL Backlit Keyboard doesn't seem to have anything going for it other than the LEDs.
The Filco Majestouch, Tenkeyless is cool because of the lack of a keypad (never use it). The switches also come in Black, Blue, and Brown.
Than, there is this one: The Filco Majestouch-2 NKR 104 ASCII with red switches. I am at a loss on this. Can anyone tell me why it is so expansive?
Anyway, I am at a complete loss for all of this. I thought picking a mouse was gonna be my headache. I don't wanna spend more then $200, if possible (none of these are). I am not sure which type of switch would be right for me considering I play all types of games. Can anyone recommended one for me based on my needs for gaming but also on the quality of the keyboard itself?
Help me, and I will do a Shaman dance for you, naked, while holding VERY hot pans of maple-flavored oatmeal. I bet you've never had that offered to you!
loud clicky noise --- check
backlit --- check
cool looking --- check