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Are you going to buy a mouse/mousepad? Help us help you and please answer at least the first two questions below. If you have no clue about the questions, please take some time to read the explanations.



Questions


Please copy and paste the formatted questions below with your answers (at least the first two questions!) in your own thread (or in The Mouse Suggestion Thread):
Quote:
1. What's your grip style?

2. What's your sensitivity?

3. What's your maximum budget?

4. Do you want additional buttons?

5. What games do you play?

6. Do you mind about prediction?

7. Other relevant information:
Input anything else you want.
some examples: LOD, ambidextrous shape, weight, wireless, non-braided cord, glossy finish, button activation force, driverless, onboard memory, etc

If you're looking for a mousepd too, please try to answer the following questions:
Quote:
7. Hard or cloth?

8. Rough or smooth?

9. Which size approximately?

10. What's your maximum budget?



Explanations


Grip
Grip style or grip type is the manner with which you hold your mouse. There are three main styles:
  • Claw grip
    claw_grip.jpg

  • Fingertip grip
    fingertip_grip.jpg

  • Palm grip
    palm_grip.jpg

The grip type allows to choose the shape and weight of the mouse.
Example: fingertip grippers will most likely want small and lightweight mouses.

More info: Razer.


Sensitivity
Sensitivity represents how fast the mouse cursor moves in relation to the mouse physical movement. For FPS games, sensitivity is commonly defined by distance/360°. Or, more generally, it's defined by low, mid or high (please refer to the link below if you're not sure).
Example: 50cm/360° (to make a full 360° turn, it's needed to move the mouse by 50cm). That's an example of a low sensitivity.

The sensitivity allows to choose the dpi of the mouse and, most importantly, it defines the top speed needed.
Example: low sensitivity players very often hit high speeds; thus, they need a mouse that can support those high speeds without any kind of acceleration or malfunction.

More info: ESR.


Prediction
Prediction (aka Angle Snapping, Drift Control, Correction) helps you to draw straight lines: the mouse tracking corrects (removes) the minor deviations from your line, making it as straight as possible, up to certain threshold, which varies from mouse to mouse (some mouse has more prediction than others). Ideally, a mouse should have the option to turn off the prediction, but there are plenty of mice with inherent prediction that can't be turned off.

Edited by F u r u y a - 10/12/11 at 7:44am
post #2 of 510
Ty for this topic F u r u y á ! I think it will help some people who need to buy some mice.

The only thing i think you forgot is that people need to say if they want an optical/laser sensor or don't care.
post #3 of 510
needs a "commonly-recommended mice and mousepads" section imo, just so readers have a general idea on what to look for.
post #4 of 510
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Originally Posted by subgenoa;15403298 
needs a "commonly-recommended mice and mousepads" section imo, just so readers have a general idea on what to look for.
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post #6 of 510
1. What's your grip style?
Claw grip
2. What's your sensitivity?
2000dpi
3. What's your maximum budget?
£75
4. Do you want additional buttons?
Nah
5. What games do you play?
DiRT 3, Minecraft
6. Do you mind about prediction?
???
7. Other relevant information:
No Razer.
Edited by 3930K - 6/5/12 at 4:54am
post #7 of 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

1. What's your grip style?
Claw grip
2. What's your sensitivity?
2000dpi
3. What's your maximum budget?
£75
4. Do you want additional buttons?
Nah
5. What games do you play?
DiRT 3, Minecraft
6. Do you mind about prediction?
???
7. Other relevant information:
No Razer.
  • Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn<--the mouse i recommend everybody for clawgripping. its cheap, awesome sensor and perfect for claw grip
  • Logitech G9x<--positive acceleration. It depends on wether u like it or not, a lot of pros use it
  • (ZOWIE MiCO)<--only 1600dpi
post #8 of 510
1. What's your grip style?

Fingertip grip

2. What's your sensitivity?

Mid

3. What's your maximum budget?

120 $

4. Do you want additional buttons?

No more of 5

5. What games do you play?

CS 1.6, Crysis, CoD, Assasin Creed, Grand Theft Auto, Portal

6. Do you mind about prediction?

No Prediction

7. Other relevant information:

I saw the Zowie Ec2 EvO, and like me, but is good enough? Or another mouse is better?
post #9 of 510
Quote:
Originally Posted by SinPecadoLP View Post

1. What's your grip style?
Fingertip grip
2. What's your sensitivity?
Mid
3. What's your maximum budget?
120 $
4. Do you want additional buttons?
No more of 5
5. What games do you play?
CS 1.6, Crysis, CoD, Assasin Creed, Grand Theft Auto, Portal
6. Do you mind about prediction?
No Prediction
7. Other relevant information:
I saw the Zowie Ec2 EvO, and like me, but is good enough? Or another mouse is better?
\

Id have to recommend the Logitech G9x. I use a finger tip grip and I honestly dont wanna try a new mouse anytime soon. Ive had this thing for nearly 3 years.
post #10 of 510
I'm actually looking for a mouse, so I'll take a stab at it.

1. What's your grip style? Fingertip in FPS, probably palm in slower games.

2. What's your sensitivity? I want 1500-1800 minimum with an adjustment up to 3500 at least

3. What's your maximum budget? $75

4. Do you want additional buttons? left, right, two thumbs, and a scroll wheel is all I really need

5. What games do you play? Skyrim, various BF games, some other shooters

6. Do you mind about prediction? rather not have it

7. Other relevant information:

Not heavy, drivers are fine as long as they're simple.
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