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Thinking of buying this keyboard, I heard that it has Blue switches. Any complaints on gaming on them? Is tapping a single key repeated annoying or does it work on this keyboard? Thanks.
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I got mine a month ago, love it so far, best typing experience ever. It's awesome during gaming. The board is heavy and feels solid, and doesn't move around. Best keyboard I've ever used, and I had a bunch of the logitech's. I suggest you go for it.
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post #3 of 8
Yes tapping it repeatedly does work. It's only when you try and "ride" the actuation point that you run into issues with the Cherry Blue switch because the actuation and release points are not the same. So basically as long as you fully release the key between consecutive key presses you will not run into issues.

Gaming on them is dependent upon what kind of games you play, I don't really find them to be great for FPS games but they are great for something like Starcraft 2 YMMV though.

Quality seems pretty good, especially considering the price. If there are inconsistencies between different keys you can try taking off the keycaps and saving down some of the inside edge.
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post #4 of 8
When you tap a key really fast you tend not to bring the finger all the way up. If you do this often in games, the blues will be missing every other key press.

Somehow when I change direction in FPS games this happens quite a lot, so I can barely play at all on MX blues. Apparently most people are fine and lift their fingers all the way up though.
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post #5 of 8
you should totally get a 6gv2 or a 7g cuz i do the tapping thing on it on some games and the tapping thing works amazing in with strafing on css.
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post #6 of 8
I really really like the blackwiddow! I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Tapping works fine too. I do it all the time!
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post #7 of 8
I have the black widow ultimate and I had gaming issues with it at first but after a while I've gotten used to it and its no longer an issue. On my KB i had to fix up the back space and right shift key as they felt a bit weird when pressing, turns out my KB didnt come with lubrication on the support switch, a little drop of silicon grease fixed the issue.
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post #8 of 8
I have owned my BWU for over a month now. Never had any issues with any games. I play a lot of everything but more so FPS. However, with the cherry blue it depends on how you spam keys. Even with my old rubber dome logitech, I always let the key fully rise when I spam click them. If your the type that only lets the key come up halfway when you spam them, the cherry blue switch will miss some presses.

Just pay attention to how you rapidly press keys, if you don't let them fully rise, then look into a cherry black or brown. Otherwise the BWU has been a really great keyboard for me.
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