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  • 7% (11)
    ESDF
  • 86% (131)
    WASD
  • 5% (9)
    other
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post #91 of 99
Gotta love my past ignorance wink.gif
When I started playing Wow later last year I adopted the TFGH layout so that my hand was in the middle of the keyboard and I had easy access to most of the keys on the board.
For FPS games I use the default wasd because I'm lazy and the keys are already set for the wasd config.
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I use WASD because I'm a FPS man, and gotta have easy access to control, shift and space bar with the same hand.
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post #93 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by ConB@s View Post

For me it's always ESDF. WASD has never made sense to me since keyboards are designed to have your left hand on SHIFT, SDF and SPACE. There's a reason for that tactile bump on the F key.

The Windows key rarely bothered me since I never used CTRL and ALT for gaming and these days I can turn it off on my keyboard.

But hey, I figure games should always have reconfigurable keymapping so we can all use what's comfortable for us personally.


Remember, computers were originally made for typing, not gaming. The bump on F is for the home key setup on a qwerty keyboard. It's for typing, not gaming. The bump has nothing to do with gaming.
post #94 of 99
I use WASD because well, it's just what I'm used to. and it's more of a hassle to rebind all my keys for a different layout.
post #95 of 99
Started off with arrow keys my friends kept yelling at me calling me a noob so I eventually switched to wasd
post #96 of 99
WASD for me, never played anything keybind intensive so I've never had a need to switch. Interesting to read about everyone's different binds though.
post #97 of 99
I've used ESDF since quake 1, and I have no idea how or why WASD came to popularity (I stumbled upon this thread while searching google for the reason). It seems like a lot of responses are that WASD was the default of a game they played. Why did a game developer decide this was the default? When I was taught to type in 7th grade, I was told to put my index fingers on F and J, and I can't understand games moved away from the default typing position. In addition to less pinky access to keys, you have to constant reposition your hand to type properly in game (a mulitplayer game for example).

This normally doesn't bother me much, but I tried to remap the keys for "The Walking Dead" and it seems remaping is not allowed which annoys me.
post #98 of 99
I use RDFG.
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post #99 of 99
WASD, because it was default in CS. I've tried ESDF before, but I've never really required more than WASD and functions surrounding it. Also, I have long fingers and can reach TGV quite easily. Also have no problems switching to typing positions. After all, that's what the ridges on the F and the J are for.
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