Originally Posted by 666lbs
Just a thought, but if you're super competitive and you've built yourself up to being a LAN caliber player with a WMO, what exactly is it that makes you feel like you have to change? I know plenty of high level CS players using the same mouse that they learned to play the game with regardless of what it is.
If you want a new mouse, that's one thing. But if you want a new mouse to improve your game, you're likely going to A. immediately have the opposite effect B. give yourself an artificial learning curve in a game you've already developed habits in and C. probably just opening the door to buying every new thing that comes along the hype train. That's just my opinion though, and I'm sure you'll find no shortage of people who disagree.
Just to give this statement a bit more influence (without waving my epeen around). As an ex professional level CS1.6 player, I completely agree.
I know several high level players who use extremely cheap mice. It's not to rule out that mishaps happen, but rather a testament to how well you know your mouse. A good player cannot
use one mouse one day, another the next, it's not routine and it's not how you get good at playing. Sure, maybe month to month or separate mice per game or per rig. I was told by my coach that the only way to truly rule out unpredictable hardware related game influencing events, you have to stick with what you know and what you like using.
Because of this fact, I think it's very important to understand that you can't have a mouse recommended to you. As gay as it sounds, it's like a soul mate relationship. You'll know when you find the one, for me, it was the Razer Lachesis with fingertip/semiclaw grip, let me tell you - that bond started off very poorly, however I grew to realize that it was absolutely the mouse for me. With it, I've taken rounds from extremely high rated CS1.6 teams in leagues, and at LANs.
Take this information and use it to your advantage, buddy. It's only on Overclock that you'll get opinions that are this objective.
Bare in mind, however, I'm being a total hypocrite at the moment because I'm using a SteelSeries Xai - as my Lachesis died last year. Terrible mouse, wouldn't recommend.