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They aren't really needed. They just make some stuff easier or more comfortable to do. For example, quick-swapping weapons or an easy-to-reach "use" key. In many cases, gaming mice also fit your hand better and make your time playing much more comfortable.

For the longest time, I was using a cheap 2-button-and-a-scroll-wheel Microsoft mouse, and still doing very well. I didn't notice much increase in gaming performance with my G9, to be honest. It did, however, make many things easier to do. Hotkeys and macros for Photoshop and 3DS Max, MMO macros, and quick back and forward when web browsing.
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Well that's what I'm trying to find out. Are they worthwhile for gaming? I know that they have higher dpi than a generic mouse but I'm not sure about their features. I want to find out cause I do like the looks of gaming mice but not sure if at there high cost if they are worth it.

What about mouse pads?
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post #13 of 59
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
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.
Basically this. That being said, I can't go back, because....

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Originally Posted by uncholowapo View Post
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
Regular mice are so miserably slow. It annoys me like nothing else in technology, it's like "AHRG I moved my hand more than a centimeter, why is the cursor not already on the other side?!? "
Edited by AOwpr - 2/25/11 at 8:17pm
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post #14 of 59
I use a gaming mouse for 3D animation/modelling work. Sometimes when working with delicate meshed/wireframe stuff I need to manipulate vertexes very accurately, so a precision/dpi button comes in very handy when I need to to accurate stuff. Also the extra buttons on the mouse keep my left hand free from the keyboard (for which I use short cuts). So gamin' mouses are not only beneficial to gamers.
    
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post #15 of 59
Certainly a game changer for me. And some mice are decidedly NOT for gaming, like ones that have built-in acceleration or prediction.

A high end optical or laser mouse will do wonders for your gaming. It's not just for "moar DPI!!!!1lulz!11!!"
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nope..not necessary but helps.
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"more" DPI isn't important to me.

Being able to change DPI on the fly, on the other hand..
very, very true.
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Well that's what I'm trying to find out. Are they worthwhile for gaming? I know that they have higher dpi than a generic mouse but I'm not sure about their features. I want to find out cause I do like the looks of gaming mice but not sure if at there high cost if they are worth it.

What about mouse pads?
They're certainly much more comfortable, whether you care or not may depend on what you're used to using, length of time you usually spend using it, what games you play, speeds you prefer, etc.

Mousepads (good ones) reduce friction to the point where the mouse slides around essentially without effort. Great feeling, but necessary? Not really.
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post #19 of 59
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Thanks everyone for asking so quickly. And to some of the posts above talking about modeling. I do want to model, want to get into making games. Alright on a slightly on topic question which are great gaming mice? I'm sure best would be subjective so if someone can give me a list of like their top 10 mice that would be great
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post #20 of 59
It really isn't a true gaming pc if you don't at least have a few additional buttons on your mouse.It is certainly a benefit for gaming,a 3 button mouse just isn't going to cut it.
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