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After many years of being a high sensitivity gamer in FPS I'm considering trying my skill as a low sensitivity gamer.

I've noticed that many of the "professional gamers" use low sensitivity, which makes me question my style. After reviewing my style I realized that I have trouble making very accurate shots because my mouse is either wanting to skip pixels or I can't move it precise enough because of how sensitive it is.

I feel that high sens is good for close to midrange combat as I can turn very quickly but I feel it lacks at long range or trying to perform very accurate shots in general.

Out of curiosity what type of sensitivity do you guys use?
How do you feel it and or the opposite?
post #2 of 56
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Originally Posted by Pendulum;12817810 
After many years of being a high sensitivity gamer in FPS I'm considering trying my skill as a low sensitivity gamer.

I've noticed that many of the "professional gamers" use low sensitivity, which makes me question my style. After reviewing my style I realized that I have trouble making very accurate shots because my mouse is either wanting to skip pixels or I can't move it precise enough because of how sensitive it is.

I feel that high sens is good for close to midrange combat as I can turn very quickly but I feel it lacks at long range or trying to perform very accurate shots in general.

Out of curiosity what type of sensitivity do you guys use?
How do you feel it and or the opposite?


I think medium sens is the sweet spot really. 450 to 500 dpi. Low sens is like 200 to 300 dpi.
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I use a Deathadder Running @ Fullspeed and CSS Set at 4.0 ? lol I dont know what that translates too, but its pretty insensitive from what i hear. but with that sensitivity I can make those long range shots easy and close range the same. u just need to find a good balance where u can rotate your guy with one stroke, yet have the accuracy to shoot too..
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Originally Posted by Havokr505;12817864 
I use a Deathadder Running @ Fullspeed and CSS Set at 4.0 ? lol I dont know what that translates too, but its pretty insensitive from what i hear. but with that sensitivity I can make those long range shots easy and close range the same. u just need to find a good balance where u can rotate your guy with one stroke, yet have the accuracy to shoot too..

Depends on your grip style too. I have learnt alot plays it part in sens vs grip.
post #5 of 56
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Originally Posted by dmxdex2020;12817831 
I think medium sens is the sweet spot really. 450 to 500 dpi. Low sens is like 200 to 300 dpi.

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I've been a low sensitivity player for as long as I can remember. High sensitivity works well if you're into face paced fps games like Quake where you need to make sudden flick shots. My MX518 is currently running at 1800dpi and 2.5 sensitivity in Windows (using MarkC's true 1:1 mouse fix).
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post #7 of 56
I play on 4000 DPi, it's kinda high. Little bit inaccurate, but having high sensitivity doesn't bog you down as much as high sensitivity bogs down analog control sticks.
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post #8 of 56
Your brain just has to get used to the sensitivity, and that means having a good mouse + good mouse feet/pad.
Edited by cuad - 3/21/11 at 5:10pm
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post #9 of 56
Generally the lower your sensitivity the more accurate your aim.

I'm at 900dpi at the moment on a G500. I use 2 sensitivity in the CoD engine.

I don't really buy gaming mice for high DPI, I just buy them because they're generally more comfortable than your average desktop mouse.
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post #10 of 56
As someone already mentioned, your sensitivity is affected by many other things; i.e mousepad, grip, if you lift the mouse, your actual mouse, the game.

I'm playing on my wooden desk with my deathadder 3.5 at 1800 with a 4.8 in css. Anything lower and I find I need to lift my mouse to make a 180.
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