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So seeing as you level up you gain an incredible amount of abilities. I just don't have enough key bindings that feel "comfortable" within range of my fingers set up on my keyboard. 1-5 feel good to use, except when i need to use the 6-0 keys a lot. I have "-" and "=" set up as mouse clicks on my mouse.

Is there a recommendation on either a keyboard or mouse or even other bindings that actual feels comfortable without feeling like I am bending my fingers in awkward positions.

Thank you! ^_^
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So seeing as you level up you gain an incredible amount of abilities. I just don't have enough key bindings that feel "comfortable" within range of my fingers set up on my keyboard. 1-5 feel good to use, except when i need to use the 6-0 keys a lot. I have "-" and "=" set up as mouse clicks on my mouse.
Is there a recommendation on either a keyboard or mouse or even other bindings that actual feels comfortable without feeling like I am bending my fingers in awkward positions.
Thank you! ^_^

I haven't found a combination that feels totally right to me yet. As an Assassin tank... I'm finding I need to have about 18 or so abilities available to use at level 43. I'm mainly using 1-6 with my WASD fingers, and clicking the rest. I've always been a fairly efficient micro manager with clickign though. I run almost identical style of set up in WoW with my DK tank, and my Warrior tank. I was thinking of changing one of my side mouse buttons to active the CTRL button, and using that as a modifier for another 5 abilities on the 1-5 row. Seeing as I have 2 side buttons, that would put another 10 abilities on my 1-5, but that's a lot to memorize it seems.
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lvl 45, jedi shadow. I pretty much stripped all the C B I M K P hot key for panels off my keyboard and use it for combat abilities.

F5 F6 F7 F8 are all my panel keys.... F9 F10 F11 F12 in game screenshot or video recording.

Every key around WASD are binded to quick instant attack or emergency at lower row of keys. ZXCVBFGH

 

123456 (up to 6) are combat 7890 are useless or unbinded. Number Keypad 123456789 are all bind for buffs, mount and etc.

 

keypad 01 and . are emergency exit combat or defense abilities.

 

 

I've put all my abilities on my main center bar for CD watch. All keys are pretty much memorized in my head without looking where is it.

 
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lvl 45, jedi shadow. I pretty much stripped all the C B I M K P hot key for panels off my keyboard and use it for combat abilities.
F5 F6 F7 F8 are all my panel keys.... F9 F10 F11 F12 in game screenshot or video recording.
Every key around WASD are binded to quick instant attack or emergency at lower row of keys. ZXCVBFGH

123456 (up to 6) are combat 7890 are useless or unbinded. Number Keypad 123456789 are all bind for buffs, mount and etc.

keypad 01 and . are emergency exit combat or defense abilities.


I've put all my abilities on my main center bar for CD watch. All keys are pretty much memorized in my head without looking where is it.

That's friggin intense. I'm sure you get used to it rather fast though when you need it
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lvl 45, jedi shadow. I pretty much stripped all the C B I M K P hot key for panels off my keyboard and use it for combat abilities.
F5 F6 F7 F8 are all my panel keys.... F9 F10 F11 F12 in game screenshot or video recording.
Every key around WASD are binded to quick instant attack or emergency at lower row of keys. ZXCVBFGH

123456 (up to 6) are combat 7890 are useless or unbinded. Number Keypad 123456789 are all bind for buffs, mount and etc.

keypad 01 and . are emergency exit combat or defense abilities.


I've put all my abilities on my main center bar for CD watch. All keys are pretty much memorized in my head without looking where is it.

Wow, this IS intense. I am def looking to try out a few ideas posted and figure out which I feel adapts the fastest. Currently, I just feel like 2-3 of my abilities are just not in close keyboard touch when I need them ASAP!
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keyboard, anything, doesnt matter. this is the setup I use with my naga, however it is a setup that I adjusted from someone who doesnt use a naga, so you can use it as well.

mouse - razer naga

keybindings

default quick slot (1-12) - 1 2 3 4 5 Q E R F T Z X
bottom quick slot - SHIFT + 1-5 Q E R F T [V] X (i use V no shift modifier)
Right quick slot (over here should be stuff you dont use in combat much) - 6 7 8 9 - = F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6

I have the left quick slot bar enabled but only use alt + 1-3 atm.
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lvl 45, jedi shadow. I pretty much stripped all the C B I M K P hot key for panels off my keyboard and use it for combat abilities.

F5 F6 F7 F8 are all my panel keys.... F9 F10 F11 F12 in game screenshot or video recording.

Every key around WASD are binded to quick instant attack or emergency at lower row of keys. ZXCVBFGH

 

123456 (up to 6) are combat 7890 are useless or unbinded. Number Keypad 123456789 are all bind for buffs, mount and etc.

 

keypad 01 and . are emergency exit combat or defense abilities.

 

 

I've put all my abilities on my main center bar for CD watch. All keys are pretty much memorized in my head without looking where is it.


 

Forgot to mention there is another 3 more level of keys.

 

Shift + 12345

Alt +1234

Shift + E R F T Q

 

It's really in sequence rotation attacks. Some abilities will break the rotation in tactical situation.

 

The SHIFT key level are execution keys which deal 2000-3000dmg crits.

 

 

F1 = self target

F3-F4 Teamspeak keys.


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I am playing a trooper - lvl 19 - so not a whole lot of abilities yet. But this is what I did so far.

I changed A and D to strafe left and right. This freed up Q and E. I use the mouse to turn. Just hold down left or right mouse button to turn. All my most used abilities are tied to 1, 2, 3, 4, Q, E, mouse button 4, mouse button 5. I use SHIFT Q and SHIFT E for interrupts or 'oh crap' abilities. Appears cover is useless for trooper - I hit F and I do not take cover. So guess I will use F for something. As I gain more abilities, I might have to re-think some of the key bindings. However, my play style is not to use all available abilities, but to pick a few that are most valuable (offensive and defensive), keybind those, and use. I think that makes you much more efficient in both PVP and PVE.
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My main quickslot is as follows, from left to right...

Q E R F G Z X C V 1 2 3

I find this the best ergonomically for always having your hands near the WASD keys.

The remaining abilities are on the second quickslot and I just click them.

Any keys that are bound to those by default are fine not being bound as they all reside along the top of the screen in the control panel.

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I definitely feel like the "q" and "e" key are pretty comfortable to use so ill continue to take all of your options into consideration. Keep em going! I'll try em all out.
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