Originally Posted by DivineDark
Philips has never corrected the z-axis bug. It's less now because of DPI scaling, but it's a flaw in the sensor itself. As for using it for FPS gaming, I honestly couldn't see how that would be possible. I'm sure there are people that play twitch FPS with the RAT, but there's no way I could play Quake with a mouse that weighs as much as a mid sized rock. There are so many choices that are better than the RAT for those purposes. Also, using the RAT on a lower sense means you're going to be lifting more, and in Quake you'll be trying to aim during those movements. The Z-Axis bug will drive you to drink.
After testing the RAT I guess I have to confirm that. FPS-wise not sensor-wise.
It's not the weight that is the problem with the RAT 7 - not even while lifting. It's more the low-sens button placement and the side where you place your thumb. It doesn't feel "solid". If you claw-grip that thing in harsh maneuvers, which is pretty standard in Quake it feels like the mouse-parts move. Maybe it was not suited for my hands.
For MMOs and more "relaxed" games, I could pretty easily imagine it is the best mouse there is...
By the way, z-axis and Quake Live. I had no problem at all. Movement, aim, jumps... everything spot on. My specs for people who are interested. Tested was the RAT 7 in white
Ingame sens: 1.16
worthless information about your mouse: 44cm/17inches for 360°
Now testing the KONE+ and the Zowie FK... seems to be an unfair fight. The KONE just dies(!) with every second fast movement on my QcK Heavy. I go fast right, the mouse cripples upwards-rightish. It's annoying. Either the sensor is rubbish, or it just doesn't like my pad.Edited by paperwings - 3/6/14 at 4:08am