Originally Posted by Genkaz92
Typing on the model M is becoming increasingly more pleasant, so far I have absolutely zero complaints about it concerning the actual mechanics. I am also starting to actually like the buckling spring sound of the keys, and on the second thought it is really not that loud. The only thing which I would be interested in improving is the size of this thing, but currently I really have no need of purchasing a Unicomp Spacesaver, also considering the fact that I have a rather extensive crapload of keyboard tray space due to my recent mod to it which went quite successfully.
It is quite interesting that at the first glance there is no such thing as future proof in the computer world, but then you stumble upon something like this keyboard, many units of which have been found on scrap yards, and still managed to work perfectly after relatively basic refurbishing.
hehe every single time I tell somebody that I'll probably still be enjoying my Filco Majestouch 20 years from now, I usually end up sitting back and just going "Wow. That's hard to imagine! I'll be 51 years old by that time!
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Originally Posted by Genkaz92
Glad to hear it good sir, would you kindly attempt to play a few quick FPS games with it just for the purpose of telling me how comfortable it is to game with? I am still relatively curious whether MX blues are for the most part uncomfortable for gaming purposes, or whether they can be comfortably used by someone afterall.
There are many people who prefer the Cherry MX Blues for gaming. There are also people who don't have a preference, but yet they say that they have absolutely no problems gaming on them. I am one of those people who have no preference and also have absolutely no problems gaming on them.
The reason why these can be a problem for some people is because the reset point is above the actuation point. So, picture this in slow motion: as the key is coming back up (as it is being released), the keystroke signal that is being sent to the computer becomes severed at a point in this vertical key travel that is higher than the point at which it activated during the downward travel. This means that double-tapping can be problematic for some people because it means that the key must be allowed to come all the way back up before that 2nd keypress during the double-tap in order to achieve two separate keypresses right in a row.
There are many professional/competitive gamers who hate this because their double-tapping technique is so polished and clean that when they double-tap, they don't allow the key to come all the way back up before the 2nd keypress of the double-tap. In other words, their finger barely moves during the double-tap. But then there are people like me who have a sloppier technique and therefore if I double-tap, then I allow the key to come all the way back up anyway. It's just natural for me because I don't care about improving it: it works for me because I am more of a casual gamer.
Another problem that can be had with the Cherry MX Blues is very similar to double-tapping, except it involves switching between keys: Crazy9000 brought it up that when switching between two keys where you require that the keystroke signal of one key is severed before the next key is pressed, using the Cherry MX Blues can result in you ending up with two keys pressed at the same time when what you actually wanted was a simple switch from one key to another (such as quickly changing directions while strafing). So, again, the key must be allowed to come all the way back up in order for the signal to be severed so that when you switch from A to D very quickly, you get exactly what you want: you suddenly change from strafing to the left, to strafing to the right.
Now, in my experience, if I am strafing to the left (holding down 'A') and decide to press 'D' without letting go of the 'A' key, then I just stop moving as though I simply stopped pressing 'A' altogether - and I have full NKRO too (yep, I am using the USB to PS/2 adapter, and it is working perfectly). But now when performing this in something like Notepad, it switches, but there is a delay. I mean, if I hold down 'A' and then press 'D' while continuing to hold down 'A', then it switches to 'D' - but only after a short delay (which is configurable in the Keyboard control panel). So, games react differently.
However, I have never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever had a problem with the Cherry MX Blues for either double-tapping, or when needing to quickly and instantly switch between keys such as strafing back and forth left and right. I just naturally let go of 'A' before pressing 'D' when I want to change directions. I think I've been doing it that way for about 15 years now. I remember back in the days of Descent and Descent II that when I wanted to switch strafing direction, then I would just completely let go while instantly pressing the other key so that I could instantly change direction.
In other words: only you will really know whether or not it's going to be a problem.Edited by TwoCables - 9/24/10 at 4:55am