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I want your opinions on this. How needed are they for gaming? Are they only good for fps? Right now I have a generic HP mouse and have a generic Belkin mouse pad. So I'm kind of wondering if a mouse pad suited for games and mice are needed. I would greatly appreciate this
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More dpi if you fps or something
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They're overhyped.
If you aren't having tracking or sensitivity issues you're likely going to be just as crappy/decent with a 'more high end' tracking device.
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Not really, unless the mice are tailored for a specific game i.e. WoW. But if you don't like to move your arm alot when you're gaming, then a gaming mouse is very nice biggrin.gif
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More dpi if you fps or something

"more" DPI isn't important to me.

Being able to change DPI on the fly, on the other hand..
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post #6 of 59
it depends i've always used a gaming mouse its usually faster and comfortable i got the R.A.T. 7 for its ergonomics it can be switched to fit your hand like a glove i wasnt used to the increased DPi tho whent from 1600 to 5700Dpi
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are they needed? NO

are they wanted??

HELL YES
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Its just one's decision, I know alot of people who play FPS really well using generic mice. But gaming mice does give you a slight edge in FPS, I played CSS better with my DA than my old Microsoft mouse. But that's just me.
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post #9 of 59
Certainly not needed but I do believe the extra sensitivity, additional buttons, and ergonomics help.
    
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post #10 of 59
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I want your opinions on this. How needed are they for gaming? Are they only good for fps? Right now I have a generic HP mouse and have a generic Belkin mouse pad. So I'm kind of wondering if a mouse pad suited for games and mice are needed. I would greatly appreciate this

It depends on what resolution you play at. If you are playing at or above 1080p a 400 dpi mouse with pixel for pixel tracking is going to be painfully slow to use (it would require more than 4 inches to make it from one side of the screen to the other), if you push up the sensitivity windows will compensate for that lack of precision in your mouse by skipping or alternating pixels, which is obviously something that is not optimal. The tracking sensors on gaming mice are often times of higher quality than generic mice.

Furthermore, it is often easier to find a mouse shape that suit's your hand and playing style with a gaming mouse than a regular mouse. Generic mice are generally ambidextrous and made for "medium" sized hands, it is difficult to find one that fits hand to glove.

There are also other benefits such as increased buttons (for MMPOGs), better mice feet etc. but I think the aforementioned are the two BIG benefits of gaming mice over your average logitech.
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