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post #1671 of 2805
I ordered mine from NCIX yesterday, and it's already out for delivery to me.

Here starts the 2015 mouse purchasing... sigh. lol. At least I know I love the shape of this mouse.
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Overall changing from a zowie fk1 to a steelseries rival will take some time due to its size. The fk1 kinda cramped up my hand, and the rival is just big...I think the glossy material of the white edition makes the mouse buttons a tiny bit more crisp. The glossy coating is like on the old zowie ec1/ec2 series. It gives good grip but collects dirt if you sweat. It is very easy to wipe off though.I have to say the fk1's sensor feels a tiny bit more glued down but this could be the cause of many things interfering with my perception. I do feel the buttons are a bit more responsive when shooting in fps games and my reaction time is slightly better. If zowie made an ec2 with the 3310 sensor and worked on their mouse button lag I would get that. But the steel series white edition is quite a nice mouse.
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post #1673 of 2805
You can really see the bad build quality in the finish of the shell (the edges).
The Rival is too expensive at over 60€ for the giving quality.

Is that the FK1 in the pictures? It is quite small.
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You can really see the bad build quality in the finish of the shell (the edges).
The Rival is too expensive at over 60€ for the giving quality.

Is that the FK1 in the pictures? It is quite small.

Definitely looks like some flaws there. I got mine on sale for 35$ plus free shipping so as long as it feels solid like the original I won't feel bad.
post #1675 of 2805
If I found a good price for it in Germany, I would try it.
I already tried the black version in a store, it really feels good. Could be a good alternative to my DA 2013.
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Yes that is the fk1 in there. It is very small and narrow for my liking. I have always liked ergonomic mice anyways. The rival felt cheap when I first put my hand on it compared to the zowie fk1, cause the zowie is really solid and feels solid, whereas the rival is a bit hollow, but still very sturdy. When you shake it around, it has no moving parts. It is solid and "good quality" for what it is. Yes you can see the bad finish on the edges of the shell. The color scheme of the side buttons and grip are kinda dated, like old technology. I will be giving this mouse a few more weeks to test, right now it is a huge change from the fk1.
post #1677 of 2805
I like the look. I find it looks stormtrooper-ish :/
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You can really see the bad build quality in the finish of the shell (the edges).
The Rival is too expensive at over 60€ for the giving quality.

That is why YOU should of bought it when it was $39.99 Canadian.

I got mine from NCIX when they ran that sale, currently very happy with it despite it being so big and comfortable in resting your hand on it.
post #1679 of 2805
Really? While that is only 33€ incl. 19% VAT, it doesn't make sense because shipping overseas is 40$
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Got my Rival last night, the next day after ordering.


First Impressions were that it feels great in hand with the glossy top. The rubber sides feel harder than the ones on my original Rival, slightly less grippy, but this makes me think that they won't wear down as fast as the original Rival. The clicks do feel more crisp, still not as crisp as something like the Mionix mice which I still believe are the best feeling Omrons.

What's the most recent firmware for the (white) Rival right now? I was using 1.8.0.0 all last night, testing it out.

I plugged it in and installed the Steelseries software, did my updating, set my dpi, and hopped into a DM.

I played a full map using AWP and a full map using the AK, here's what I felt.

My awp came back! Since switching to the FK1 a couple months ago, my awp skills, specifically flick shots, have been off. With this new Rival, I felt I was hitting 90% of my flicks. Great, could this be because of the lower click latency of this over the FK1? Who knows, either way, my AWPing skill returned to what it previously was.

Here's the the thing though, my rifles went down the toilet. Instead of being able to track targets, I always felt like I was lagging behind them, I couldn't hit a thing. Recoil correction was behind, causing me to overcompensate, it was just... off.

To make sure I wasn't just having an off day, I grabbed the FK1 and plugged it back in. As soon as I plugged it in I noticed that, it too, felt floaty. What the heck?! Was not happy!

I uninstalled the Steelseries software, ran CCleaner on the registry, and rebooted.

When I got back on, my FK1 felt normal, and I was happy. I jumped into a game with some friends so I didn't get to test the Rival out again, though tonight I'll be testing out the RIval without the Steelseries software, see if it still feels floaty.


Now, here's an afterthought. Why was my AWPing improved, when the mouse felt floaty or disconnected? My thought is that with flicks, it's all instinct on how much you're aiming and moving. I'm not waiting for the crosshair that I move to be on the head and shoot. I'm just moving it how much I think it should be moved and clicking. Thoughts?

Also, I'm sorry for the horrible wording, incoherency, and grammatical mistakes that I must have made. I typed this up while drinking my morning coffee at work.
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