Originally Posted by krokdylz
What do you mean with that Skylit ? Are you a lefty that always played right ?
Cause If you are, I would be interested if you perform better on the left hand after a while of getting used to it.
Cause I got the same "Problem"
Originally Posted by ericlaw02
Lefty gaming right-handed here, interested as well.
Yes. My skill level was essentially capped. There wasn't anything more I could learn or practice as I felt my abilities couldn't go any further after a good 10 years of gaming. Did I have amazing movement skills? Sure, but my aim in slower games was quite poor. I could still pull around 60% RG in quake lol
After talking to a really good friend, I decided to make the switch and play on a left handed setup. (Bought a DA left which actually motivated me more since I couldn't just swap the mouse over to right hand. Note that this was a mouse I felt was previously too heavy. And ofc, I would have preferred a lower lift distance on the pad I was using at the time. Mouse itself felt great. I could actually "grip" comfortably.) It will seem quite impossible at first and down right humiliating thinking there's no possible way you can learn how to play like this, but after sticking to it for a good 4-5 months you'll find yourself in a position where wrist movements and dynamics of specific cm/360 settings are much easier and make sense. Oh and it's amazing how the brain works.. Everything you learned throughout gaming does stick!
I suppose the biggest issue one might have is keyboard layout and choosing a cluster that fits them. I would like to mention that my movement still quite bad compared to the stuff I could pull off playing on normal setup, but that will change with more practice. My dexterity is simply lower if you will.
tl;dr. I firmly believe that left handed gamers are being held back adapting to whats "normal". You may think you're good and all, and while I'm partial to believe it, you have the abilities to go even further with the right amount of practice.
PS: You're not the first person(s) to bring this up and I doubt you're the last ^^Edited by Skylit - 9/15/12 at 5:06pm