Originally Posted by Stoogie
heres my opinion about this, i own a razer lycosa (6 years old) , i recently purchased a razer deathstalker (chiclet, like scissor switch but plastic), and a coolermaster cm storm trigger cherry mx red mechanical keyboard.
I play the best on my lycosa then deathstalker and then the mechanical keyboard,
because mechanical keyboards are regular FAT keys which make it easier to make mistakes and harder to press multiple keys at once e.g. alt+r, also the caps are smaller with larger gaps, also the full bottom out travel time is 4mm compared to 3mm lycosa or 2mm deathstalker, also if u wanted to spam a button with a membrane like lycosa all u have to do is bottom out and then raise it like 0.3-0.5 of a mm then back down again, its really easy, however on a cherry mx red compared to bottoming out u have to travel 2.2mm+, takes more time. now as for the deathstalker(chiclet) u cant really do the 0.3-0.5mm rise from bottom out to spam buttons u have to go 1.5-2mm full. which is why its a bit worse i guess, but its also alot easier to hit the keys cause they are perfectly flat,. another issue with the mechanical(not all have this design) but the coolermaster has the space bar row of keys a little lower than the zxscvbnn row of keys leaving like .6-.8mm difference in height, now if ur a gamer like me who uses C to crouch cause ur hand just doesnt flex far enough to hold wasd and hit ctrl, then u will have a bad time with mechanical keyboards cause u cant do one of the easiest tricks on keyboards where u roll ur thumb from space to C or even just glide it up, u can do this fine on lycosa and deathstalker , but with the coolermaster, NOPE HIT A 1CM WALL...........
typed with my 6 year old lycosa.....
I own a razer arctosa (4years old ), and ducky shine 2 brown switch. Tbh I don't really feel good gaming on the ducky as compared to my razer.
Also when gaming, especially quick paced game, its really hard not to bottom out and i would still prefer to bottom out with commands like, running crouch etc, where u need to hold them,
with mechanical keyboard its hard to hang in the right actuation "spot" , and takes too much effort to bottom it out which defeats the purpose of mechanical switch.
My wrist gets tired easily gaming on the ducky when comparing to razer.
Typing, surfing and doing my projects is a joy on the ducky.
If it was me 5years ago I think I've regret getting a mechanical keyboard, since all I did last time on pc was only gaming.
But right now only about 30% time spent on the computer is gaming, so ducky is sitting on my desk as main keyboard and razer on the shelf as backup