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Mice for RTS/MOBA - Do people generally prefer small over big?

post #1 of 17
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I am thinking of getting a new mouse and I only play LoL and Dota2. I currently have DA 3.5 and I have small hands so I want to get a smaller mouse.

However, do people generally use small mice for RTS/MOBA games? I'd also imagine claw/finger grip would be better than palm grip for these games because its more about speed (to pan across the screen and return the mouse cursor into the middle of the screen, also can be used to kite in MOBAS) than accuracy unlike an FPS game.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 17
Actually.. I feel like accuracy is a pretty major part of MOBA style games as well. Not much sucks worse than missing a skill shot.

Being totally honest, I think right now mice accuracy probably exceeds the user for most mice with a decent DPI.

As far as I am aware the Naga is a little bit smaller than the deathadder and supposedly a claw grip.

I personally think that barring size there isn't much reason you can't find a mouse to suit your preferred style of grip regardless of what games you play. I'm hoping the Logictech g600 will prove me right too which I suggest checking out if your considering a naga. Same price and higher dpi if that matters to you.
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Snow_Fox View Post

Being totally honest, I think right now mice accuracy probably exceeds the user for most mice with a decent DPI.
In my opinion DPI from 800 to 1800 is enough for RTS games. Pretty much no one will benefit from rise of DPI from 5600 to 8200.
post #4 of 17
I play SC2, LoL (not well) but I enjoy my Logitech G400
post #5 of 17
In S. Korea, small mice (like logitech mini optical) became default, and this preference has spread to the foreigner scene for those games.

I do recall long ago before this influence that the majority of american/european RTS players preferred larger mice styles like the logitech g700, the wide grip logitech g9x (this didn't exist then but logitech had a 3 button version which was close to the same shape), intellimouse, etc. I used a logitech mx300 and was a rarity, today i use the smaller salmosa asia.
post #6 of 17
A reason people tend to use finger/claw grip while playing MOBA or RTS games is because the screen is always center.

When playing FPS, the mouse is always the center of the screen, when you move your mouse, your screen moves, and the new position of the
mouse becomes the center. Meaning that there will be times where you need to go a lot to the right, this is easier with a movement from the elbow and shoulder.

When playing MOBA, you will never have to move the mouse further than the corner of the screen, meaning that you can always move the complete distance with your fingers or pols.

Having said that, it doesnt mean that nobody uses palm grip in RTS, or that nobody uses Claw in FPS. Just do what you want.
post #7 of 17
MOBA games are kind of high-apm games. I think games that require fast clicking and accurate clicks favor small mice for easier movement. Games that require relatively few clicks per minute seem to favor large stable mice to increase stability/accuracy. Lot's of hardcore MOBA seem to prefer smaller mice like the abyssus for this reason.

For example, I have a death adder and CM storm spawn. I find the spawn annoying for everday use as the claw grip is not ideal for work IMO. The death adder is perfect for everyday use and FPS/casual gamer as my hand rests comfortably most of the time in its grooves. However, in SC2, I NEED to have my Spawn as Palm mice don't give me the speed I feel is necessary to be competitive.
post #8 of 17
Most use what their sponsors have for them.
Hence most moba players use kinzu since itis small and almost all are sponsored by ss.

And regards to size etc.
Alot of sc2 teams are sponsored by razer and use deathadder, and they are the best in the world.

So If they can be the best in the world with a bigger mouse (and they are koreans with small hands) it should be possible for anyone else to play with it.
I play just as good in sc2,moba with my deathadder as I do with my smaller mice like kinzu. And I got small hands.
post #9 of 17
There is absolutely zero law regarding size, and it's 100% personal preference.

Many RTS pro's prefer small mice, yes, but pretty close to an equal number prefer larger mice.

Many of the koreans also have very small hands yet stick with the larger mice. Some examples I can think of right off the top of my head(who happen to be the cream of the sc2 elite)
DRG: Imperator
Leenock: Deathadder
Violet: deathadder
MMA: deathadder
Mana: Lachesis


TLDR; there is no generic advantage to small mouse vs large. It's only personal preference, and many of the best players use large mice. Do what feels best for you.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Nivity View Post

Most use what their sponsors have for them.
Hence most moba players use kinzu since itis small and almost all are sponsored by ss.
And regards to size etc.
Alot of sc2 teams are sponsored by razer and use deathadder, and they are the best in the world.
So If they can be the best in the world with a bigger mouse (and they are koreans with small hands) it should be possible for anyone else to play with it.
I play just as good in sc2,moba with my deathadder as I do with my smaller mice like kinzu. And I got small hands.

This is correct, and worth adding is that the teams sponsored by razer would always have the option to go with the abyssus, which is one of the smallest and definitely the very best mouse in it's class (WAY better than any steelseries mouse). Take the team SlayerS for example, some pick the abyssus, but the vast majority use DA's.
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