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So I dont mean to hijack this thread, but I have a question.

A few months ago I bought several mice from best buy to try out and find the one I liked the best. I ended up settling on a rat 7 mmo, Razer was a but too light for my taste, coming from a g700, and I like as many buttons as possible, which ruled out most other mice. I currently use a slealseries cloth mouse pad, which I've started to notice some hints of tracking problems or acceleration on. Would a hard surface pad improve this to any noticeable effect? If so which ones do you guys like and why? I play mainly fps, so accuracy is hugely important.

A hard pad probably would help some, but the RAT 7 has the Philips Twin Eye which has inconsistent acceleration, so no matter what you do you are going to experience that to some extent.
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A hard pad probably would help some, but the RAT 7 has the Philips Twin Eye which has inconsistent acceleration, so no matter what you do you are going to experience that to some extent.

AFAIK the PTE is not prone to inconsistent acceleration. It is some implementation *Razer's Dynamic DPI scaling* that does rolleyes.gif

On the other hand the PTE is prone to many other problems (Z-Axis bug, Axis lock, sensor lock, dust...) which have been mentioned in many posts here/elsewhere again and again...
post #13 of 15
I got an Artisan Hayate (soft, large) just a few days ago. I love it, Artisan makes very high quality mouse pads. As i wrote in my amazon review, it's like there's an angel on my desk, and I'm running my mouse over her.

Plus the mouse pad is a "scientific mousepad", engineered "for fun, for win."I couldn't agree more Artisan...I couldn't agree more. biggrin.gif

As for which mouse, I'll save you some time, as I've recently gone through an EXTENSIVE search for a new mouse: in my opinion, sensor is important, but just as important is comfort. For example, from what I've read, some laser mice usually have about 5% or so hardware based acceleration. But I find the Mionix 8200 to be so so so comfortable, I really don't care. And the reality is, there are "pro players" out there who use laser mice. It's really dependent on what you like.

I will give fair warning: I've had, personally, alot of bad experience with Razer. I love the shape of their deathadder, but I literally have gone through (when I was testing to find a new mouse) THREE mambas and THREE deathadders before I was sent one of either model that wasn't somehow broken or had weird clicks or build issues out of the box (if your right mouse click feels a little soft when you first start using it, imagine 6 months down the road...) So yea, as many others have stated: some great design, very iffy build quality.

And God help you if you need support. Where it stands right now, they require at least 2 days to have the RMA team "look over the case you described and make a decision" before they even GIVE you the RMA. This, even if you call within a week of receiving an item and explain it was broken out of the box (again, another issue I've run into). And then, you still might have to pay shipping back (again, what support told me...I laughed, lol, that's not gonna happen Razer, sorry).
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A hard pad probably would help some, but the RAT 7 has the Philips Twin Eye which has inconsistent acceleration, so no matter what you do you are going to experience that to some extent.

AFAIK the PTE is not prone to inconsistent acceleration. It is some implementation *Razer's Dynamic DPI scaling* that does rolleyes.gif

On the other hand the PTE is prone to many other problems (Z-Axis bug, Axis lock, sensor lock, dust...) which have been mentioned in many posts here/elsewhere again and again...
My bad, I thought it had inconsistent acceleration in all mice, not just Razer products.
Regardless though, like you said, it still has other issues. So even though using a mouse pad may help, it will still be flawed.
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Thanks for the input, I got a deathadder to compare and did some testing, I placed something on my mouse pad and aligned the mouse to it taking note of the cursor position on my screen, I then move the mouse around in every direction for 5 seconds or so, and return the mouse to its starting position on the pad, on the rat 7, the cursor was always 6-7 inches away from where it started on my 23" monitor(holy @#$%!) The deathadder was always within one inch of its starting position, I love the buttons on the mmo7, but that inaccuracy is simply outrageous for a "high end" gaming mouse, I'm sticking with the deathadder for now.
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