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post #1 of 99
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I've always used ESDF since the dawn of FPS gaming. It is the natural typing position and I get access to more surrounding keys without my other fingers lifting off. I never understood why people use WASD or how WASD came to be.
 
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post #2 of 99
WASD because it's default and i've learned it.
    
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post #3 of 99
WASD because its closer to shift*-Ctrl-Caps and tab.
Hurts my pinky otherwise
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post #4 of 99
ESDF is superior. You will have a lot more keybindings to use that way. One could argue RDFG is even better, and I would not disagree, but it's not as much of a difference compared to ESDF/WASD.
Also, the little bump on F just feels right. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Captivate View Post

ESDF is superior. You will have a lot more keybindings to use that way. One could argue RDFG is even better, and I would not disagree, but it's not as much of a difference compared to ESDF/WASD.
Also, the little bump on F just feels right. smile.gif

esdf is not superior. its whichever you're most comfortable with. If you've used WASD more you're going to be more used to it and where your keybindings are. You're not going to have any more keybindings using ESDF. you still have the exact same number of keys available.
     
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Been using WASD since Doom back in 96...
    
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esdf is not superior. its whichever you're most comfortable with. If you've used WASD more you're going to be more used to it and where your keybindings are. You're not going to have any more keybindings using ESDF. you still have the exact same number of keys available.

Using ESDF gives you more key bindings. TAB is generally used for scoreboard, and shift for slow walk/sprinting. Using ESDF frees up a row of keys on the right of those default (tab/shift) keys. Also the ` button is usually the console, another default key. I stand by my statement that ESDF is superior than WASD, but I also agree, whatever you are used to is best. I used to play WASD for years, then I found out I needed more key bindings for weapons/drops/teamsay in Quake 2 and switched to ESDF (this is almost 10 years ago now, damn, I'm old)
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post #8 of 99
WASD is all Ive ever known...
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ESDF when i used to play WoW but i still use WASD for FPS too hard to break the habit. Guessing im going to use ESDF when Tera gets released.
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post #10 of 99
I'm a lefty and I use WASD with my right hand. I've never had a problem and still seem to do just fine in online FPS or any other game.
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