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Originally Posted by DarthBaggins View Post

Final picked up a EC1-A from work, definitely a better mouse compared to my XM300 from Gigabyte. Just wish the DPI button was accessible from the top like the Gigabyte. So now to see how I like it's sensor over the Gigabyte's (same sensor as the DA Chroma). Do love the feel of this mouse though in comparison as well.
I never understood the decision making in putting a DPI switch on the BOTTOM of a gaming mouse. If this mouse was intended for gamers, it definitely didn't cater to those who would like to switch CPI/DPI speeds on the fly depending on the situation in-game.
post #2432 of 2813
It's been said plenty of times before, but for the most part, pro FPS gamers would never switch DPI "on the fly". If anything, not having to worry about accidentally hitting the DPI button is a positive in competition. A lot of players even set up their mice so that all steps are the same to avoid this potential issue (or simply assigning one step, if possible).

Obviously some casual gamers do in some games, but it's not a "feature" most competitive players are craving. I'd even say there are a significantly larger % of competitive FPS gamers using accel (which is a fairly small group to begin with) than "toggling" DPI in-game. But I will say that I do prefer having a physical button rather than needing to go into software should I, for example, want to change DPI for desktop use (or just general testing purposes).
post #2433 of 2813
I agree with Max, as a competitive player I'd never ever change dpi in-game, only time I'd ever do it is game specific before a game or just on the desktop if I'm feeling lazy and don't want to move my hand around - changing your sensitivity mid-game in any game can't be good for muscle memory - and it's on the bottom to prevent it from accidentally being pressed, sometimes on the top (very rare) you can actuate it and go from 400 to 800 while playing and that won't be good sonic.gif


now since this thread is back up here a question
For anyone with like 18.5-19cm hands that has used both the ec1-a and ec2-a which size do you prefer? I've heard from many people that the EC2-a is better overall because it's small form factor plus width/height allow you to palm it
Edited by ncck - 8/9/16 at 6:42am
post #2434 of 2813
Oh, don't get me wrong, I have my CPI/DPI religiously set to 800. And not everyone here is trying to be pro but I am competitive and it's nice to know that 80% of my gaming mice have a basic feature such as a DPI switch. It's just one of those "better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it" scenarios. And I'm pretty sure BenQ wants more than just "pro players" to buy their mice. Profits are pretty important to businesses as well thumb.gif
post #2435 of 2813
I used CPI switch on my G500 a lot when I played BF2. I had steps set for infantry, chopper pilot, gunner, tv missile, jets, jet guided missiles, tanks etc. Good times.

I don't know how can you "accidentally" CPI switch though.
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post #2436 of 2813
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Originally Posted by VESPA5 View Post

It's just one of those "better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it" scenarios. And I'm pretty sure BenQ wants more than just "pro players" to buy their mice. Profits are pretty important to businesses as well thumb.gif
True. But the "underneath" design probably isn't too much of an issue for the CS crowd which is Zowie's bread and butter.
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I don't know how can you "accidentally" CPI switch though.
Never been a problem for me personally with any mouse but IIRC some people had the issue with the G502/402 design depending on their grip.
post #2437 of 2813
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Originally Posted by ncck View Post

I agree with Max, as a competitive player I'd never ever change dpi in-game, only time I'd ever do it is game specific before a game or just on the desktop if I'm feeling lazy and don't want to move my hand around - changing your sensitivity mid-game in any game can't be good for muscle memory - and it's on the bottom to prevent it from accidentally being pressed, sometimes on the top (very rare) you can actuate it and go from 400 to 800 while playing and that won't be good sonic.gif


now since this thread is back up here a question
For anyone with like 18.5-19cm hands that has used both the ec1-a and ec2-a which size do you prefer? I've heard from many people that the EC2-a is better overall because it's small form factor plus width/height allow you to palm it

I have a 20.5-21cm hand. I like both, but still prefer the Ec2 vs the Ec1. It's comfy & i can still palm it because it's still wide enough & tall enough.
post #2438 of 2813
People still think too much about their centimeters...
Just try them geez
Can't try? Think about mice that was comfortable for you
Hand size doesn't matter
post #2439 of 2813
My old mouse had the DPI switch on the top and I absolutely hated it. I don't, or have ever known anyone who switches DPI "on the fly" and I would always accidentally press the dpi switch which would drive my sensitivity through the roof.

Recently picked up an EC2-A and its probably the best mouse i have ever used.
post #2440 of 2813
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Originally Posted by drazah View Post

My old mouse had the DPI switch on the top and I absolutely hated it. I don't, or have ever known anyone who switches DPI "on the fly" and I would always accidentally press the dpi switch which would drive my sensitivity through the roof.

Recently picked up an EC2-A and its probably the best mouse i have ever used.
On the contrary, I have a lot of friends who do switch their DPI on the fly. Just because one niche doesn't do it means that EVERYONE shouldn't do it. And Zowie mice tend to be great on other games out there that are not tied to CS. If Zowie only catered to CS players, the company would be out of business sooner rather than later (thankfully BenQ bailed them out).
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