Originally Posted by superior
I'm not trying to be rude but I just had to lol at that, who are you again and what have you accomplished? Lets see... Lets take advice from countless top players (all of which use low dpi) or some guy named Ino on overclock.net that posts in the mice forums that's completely biased towards the product he uses, the fact of the matter is players want common dpi steps, they don't want to play on 2300 dpi and Zowie simply doesn't offer enough alternatives other than a buggy 450 dpi step which is still preferred by professionals, I'm getting pretty irritated that I have to keep explaining this to you.
Everything from lining up a quick precise grenade to general aim and flicking (smooth, snappy, etc) is completely different when you're playing on a dpi like 2300 compared to a dpi like 450 regardless of jitter, all these little intricate things add up and effect your game at a higher level of play.
@Metal as for your "The pros using nothing but 400 or 450 CPI is probably because they're used to it." yes that's highly true for most, but when you're talking about literally everyone, there's much more to it than comfort, you honestly think that every professional player out there knows nothing about their hardware?
See, you still don't get it.
I'm not even trying to say that how you do is wrong, it's just a matter of how you want the cursor to feel! It's not better or worse any way (as long as you have the minimal angle set in a way that allows for pixel precise aiming). It's a choice, people have different preferences etc. Also there are more games than Counter Strike, you know?
The CS pros use low dpi because that is the feeling they are used to. Simple as that. And the new ones that come to the scene see every pro use low dpi and what do they do? They use low dpi too, get used to a certain cursor feeling and stick with it because that is how you improve. Nothing wrong with that. It's just not "better" just because they use it. They would probably perform exactly the same with higher dpi and lower in-game sens if they were willing to adapt to the new feeling. But why should they etc.
Also I don't disagree that it would be awesome for Zowies to have an 800 dpi step or a 450 step that was more responsive. They are certainly not perfect. I think I wrote the exact same thing before, but once again: Every mouse has flaws, Zowies having these dpi steps, other mice having high LOD or jitter or terrible shapes or smoothing etc. I can live with the dpi steps and love the rest about the Zowies, that's why I'm using them. I would never recommend them to everyone because I'm well aware that they are not perfect.
Btw: wasn't there a list of the dpi steps current pros use together with in-game sens somewhere? Just curious as I have no connection to the CS scene at all, but that would be a nice database to set up for comparison.