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I'm currently playing at about 40cm/360 which is not extreme, but somewhat low requiring a large mouse pad.

When I watch videos showing pro players using low sens, they tend to actually make several small, fast swipes with their mouse and recenter it using only a few inches of their giant mouse pad really. I, on the other hand just typically use a large portion of the mouse pad and just recenter when turning the same direction twice. In the heat of battle, will just keep playing from the mouse last resting position.

Am I doing it wrong? Is there some big advantage to picking the mouse up all the time?
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I pick mine up a lot as well. No point in using my entire arm just to move the mouse when the wrist can do all the work.

I can't comment on which is better. Probably whatever feels more comfortable to you.
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Totally situational. They could be setting up an angle and resetting in case they need to swipe. Some players could be conditioned to lift a lot, because at LAN you do not always have the space to swipe. Again, totally situational.

When you are at home you are used to playing like that. A LAN environment can change your style completely. Anyone serious about LAN competitions tend to try to recreate the type of environment they would play in at LAN.

Technically it is best to keep the mouse on the pad if you can. This is because if you lift the mouse as you place it back it can change your cursor position. Also you could get caught off guard when you are lifting the mouse.

Personally, I don't think about it.
Edited by popups - 5/17/13 at 2:55pm
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I pickup my mouse a decent amount while in fps's. I would say that if you play with your wrist I would think you should be more accurate than moving the mouse with your entire arm. And if you use your wrist then you have to pickup your mouse a lot.
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Like so many "pro" moves, it really doesn't matter if YOU don't derive benefit from it. My advice is to do what comes naturally and perhaps dabble in what the pros do.

I take "what the pros do" as a suggestion, but when contemplating what you would do to beat the pros, you have two choices: do what the pros do better than the pros do it, or do what you do better than the pros do what they do. It comes down to synthesis of wisdom from knowledge, overpowering technique, and skill, not mimicry. That's why the pros are the pros. They play people instead of simply playing the game. You would be wise to learn from THIS thing the pros do.
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Originally Posted by edgeofblade View Post

They play people instead of simply playing the game.
There we go. In RTS, where I come from, people play the game how it is "supposed to be played" meaning how the pros play it without real understanding. That creates many problems. The pros play against each other while fully concious of whom and what they are playing against and all what this involves.
Edited by Jalal - 5/17/13 at 4:47pm
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the reason for the frequent lifting off is to keep the mouse centered with your elbow. axis and all that. if you're pushed out all the way to the right or left your elbow would have to move with it, resulting in piss-poor aim.
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Low sensitivity is not for pro players.....its what ever you feel comfortable with. I have an avg sized mouse pad ((Razer Vespula)) and I lift often but it's not that bothersome. I like it and it suits me as I used to play BF3 with higher sensitivity then I play the recon exclusively I needed to turn it down quite a bit to get my aim spot on biggrin.gif
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the reason for the frequent lifting off is to keep the mouse centered with your elbow. axis and all that. if you're pushed out all the way to the right or left your elbow would have to move with it, resulting in piss-poor aim.

This makes sense to me.
Say they move the mouse 6cm and could easily keep playing from that position, they haven't moved in their seat so they constantly reset to keep the arm square for consistency.
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