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  • 26% (8)
    Mouse scroll wheel
  • 60% (18)
    Number row on keyboard
  • 13% (4)
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post #11 of 29
I use a Logitech G13 and I have the joystick set for my weapons. Flick it left and my sidearm comes out, right are my revive stats or secondary equipment, up is my rpg, health or ammo pack, and down is my main weapon. Works for me well.
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post #12 of 29
I use the mouse wheel as well. I never got the hang of the number keys but I do suck quite hard at BF3 lol
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post #13 of 29
I use number keys. The scroll is just too slow for my liking.
And IDK about getting used to it, it just feels natural to use the numbers. I've always used hotkeys so I guess that helps.
Middle finger on W and first (index?) finger on numbers, little finger on shift for sprint.

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post #14 of 29
Scroll...but I'm slow, so it fits my ability. lol.
 
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post #15 of 29
I use the scroll wheel. BFBC2 was my first PC FPS and since it had a weapon stack that made sense to use the scroll wheel (the main gun was in the center, then the pistol was scroll up and the secondary thing ammo/defib/health pack was scroll down). However in BF3 it's annoying that the pistol is beneath the main weapon... and scrolling up on your main weapon doesnt loop back down to your 4th weapon, etc.

I wish I could get the hang of the number keys... but I think it might be too late for me now... it's just natural for me to scroll up and down. I was never a CS player so that's why I guess. All my friends who play CS and games of the sort can all change weapons in a jiffy (I still can beat them, but sometimes it gives them the edge)
post #16 of 29
Custom keybinds: (off the top of my head, been a while since I played BF3)
Z : side-arm
D : Melee
Y : Gadget (medpack/ammobox/RPG)
U: Gadget (defibs, C4, repair tool)

Mouse-side-button 1: Primary
Mouse-side-button 2: Throw grenade

I tilt my mousewheel to the left/right to change fire mode and toggle laser/flashlight (had to bind a key to them in the drivers to get it to work)

TFGH are my movement keys in case you were wondering how many hands I had wink.gif
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post #17 of 29
If your mouse has programmable buttons, use those. If not, use the the number keys, it's much faster and more accurate.
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post #18 of 29
If you ever played an MMO, you'd be VERY used to it. I used to be a tank in wow, and you're basically pressing 2-4 keys minimum at the same time (including movement), because you have to spam buttons all the time, on top of any movement you want to do.

That said, it's a story as old as the genre (mmos) that people have trouble with it. The best suggestion, imo, is to rebind them to something you're more comfortable with. Of course, if you focus on it and want to get comfortable with it, you can DEFINITELY get used to 1-4. My binds in wow used to be ~ through 6, F1 through F6, Q, E, R, T, F, G, C, V and shift+half of those, and mouse+shift combos...on top of wasd for movement. But that said, the rule of thumb is always that it's only worth keybinding something if it makes the game EASIER for you, not harder. So go with what works.

Heck, back in Quake days people used to rebind wasd to esdf and map around that for extra real estate. That could help, I suppose. Dang, now I want another quake multiplayer game.
 
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post #19 of 29
For me it's something combined, I always liked the side buttons on a mouse biggrin.gif

Wheel up: pistol
Wheel click: grenade
Mouse button back: melee
Mouse button forward: defib/mine
3: ammo/medpack/rpg/t-ugs
4: C4/beacon/soflam
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