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  • 7% (11)
    ESDF
  • 86% (131)
    WASD
  • 5% (9)
    other
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post #11 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by morgofborg View Post

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.

I'm lefty too, but lord I'd be damned if I learned to use the computer lefty. I sucked it up and decided to blend in, lol.
post #12 of 99
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post

I'm lefty too, but lord I'd be damned if I learned to use the computer lefty. I sucked it up and decided to blend in, lol.

I'm the same way I cannot use my left hand to move the mouse to save my life. Oh and WASD for me as well, mostly out of habit.
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post #13 of 99
I've been using wasd because its not only default, but to switch weapons in most fps's, you have to use numbers starting from 1. If you were using esdf, it would be harder to reach 1.
    
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post #14 of 99
d4rkr4in's avatar was my reaction when I saw the thread title.

I never realised people used anything other than WASD. Whatever you feel most comfortable with! thumb.gif
post #15 of 99
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post

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.

I believe WASD became popular during the Quake days when there wasn't much other functions involved other than movement and shooting.

The limitation with WASD is with today's modern warfare games (BF3, MW, etc) with all the additional functions like, crouch, prone, flashlight, lean, special commands, voice chat, etc.

With ESDF I have easy access to 6 additional keys (QAZ & TGB) whereas WASD hits a wall (reaching for TGB while using WASD is difficult and uncomfortable).

In BF3 I crouch with "A", sprint with "Caps Lock" and go prone with "G". All keys are on the same row.
 
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post #16 of 99
Still use WASD, don't need extra keybinds on most games but I also have a Razer Naga mouse, so I usually keybind anything important to the thumb grid, makes it a hell of a lot faster and I don't really have to take my fingers off of WASD. Also stay WASD cause I use a Logitech G510 kb and my pinky is closer to the G-Keys when I use them.
 
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post #17 of 99
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

I believe WASD became popular during the Quake days when there wasn't much other functions involved other than movement and shooting.
The limitation with WASD is with today's modern warfare games (BF3, MW, etc) with all the additional functions like, crouch, prone, flashlight, lean, special commands, voice chat, etc.
With ESDF I have easy access to 6 additional keys (QAZ & TGB) whereas WASD hits a wall (reaching for TGB while using WASD is difficult and uncomfortable).
In BF3 I crouch with "A", sprint with "Caps Lock" and go prone with "G". All keys are on the same row.

There's no lean in any modern FPS, there's no real use of voice commands in game, and crouch and prone are sort of changed by end user to suit their own ends. Besides, most of the progamers don't use the traditional clusters anyway.
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post #18 of 99
I've been using WASD since well... forever. I recently tried out ESDF to make room for some keybindings but it didn't feel right.
post #19 of 99
I use X, C, LMB, RMB.

X & C for strafing, LMB forward, RMB backward, and v to shoot.

I know, I'm weird, but its actually all I've ever known.
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post #20 of 99
WASD, because it is what Im used to, besides I use the surounding keys for other functions and the buttons on my mouse as well.
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