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post #11 of 87
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Originally Posted by aerial View Post

as you can see observing professional players, that very often use most basic rubber dome keyboards on the market.

I don't know what professional players you're watching, but every "professional" gamer I've ever watched on stream or seen at an event has a mechanical keyboard, but that's because they're sponsored and pay nothing for the keyboards they're using.
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Guess what, a high end music instrument makes you a better musician

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mechanical keyboard cannot improve your gaming skill if you already have a descent keyboard beside that when you type it feels great .
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Ya know, I've never actually heard anyone say this. I have heard that mech keyboards are superior for their tactile-ness (I think I made that word up laugher.gif) but I would think response time in games is mostly due to your connection's ping...? In any case I'm using one of those supposedly horrible rubber dome boards and haven't encountered any issues.

post #15 of 87
Mechanical keyboards (and even those with GOOD rubber domes), do improve some things ...


Like typing and wrist strain.

I use a few keyboards at work ... mainly: Keytronic KT800P1, IBM Model M and an older Keytronic. These keyboards have great tact and I'm able to type very accurately and without any wrist strain.

If use a keyboard like the newer Dell ones, I get a lot of wrist strain and have horrible accuracy.

Gaming - well, I tend to think that's more a function of hand eye coordination than anything. Of which, I have none.
    
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post #16 of 87
Some might argue it's just a placebo effect, you think you will play better so you end up playing better.

Personally I'd trade my G19 'Gaming' ('Gaming' being used very loosely) board for a mech one anyday.
post #17 of 87
This is a joke, right?

I got a mechanical keyboard because the MX Blues cured my Carpal tunnel and my hand no longer hurts after a day at work. It's also satisfying to type on simply because the clickiness is awesome. It didn't make me a better gamer because that was never the point.
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post #18 of 87
I have compared having a good mech keyboard and gaming mouse very similar as to how a professional hockey player would want a good hockey stick.

Sure any professional hockey player can beat the pants off me with a wooden stick and with me playing with a million dollar stick. The equipment doesn't make the player or in this case the gamer. What a good light weight hockey stick does for a good hockey player is the same effect a good cherry red switch does for a good gamer. It gets in your way less.

In the long run someone is going to get used to and get good with whatever they use on a daily basis.
post #19 of 87
I agree with OP. I love my mech board for typing but it does nothing at all for gaming. If anything its more annoying beacuse i hear clicky-clack-clack over the game noises.
    
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This is a joke, right?
I got a mechanical keyboard because the MX Blues cured my Carpal tunnel and my hand no longer hurts after a day at work. It's also satisfying to type on simply because the clickiness is awesome. It didn't make me a better gamer because that was never the point.

Yep. I've noticed that my wrists start to act up if I'm using cheap keyboards.
    
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