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I've been playing around with some old WMOs I found. One didn't have the revision listed on it, and the other was a 1.1a. Both of them seem to max out their tracking speed at around 1.7 metres per second. I feel like I'm doing something wrong if these mice are so highly regarded, and it's barely playable for me, due to the tracking speed.

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I wouldn't even want to see what my intellimouse explorer would have as its max tracking speed. The thing spazzes out if I lightly flick my wrist.
 

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What software is that? I'd like to try it. Seriously! I have the Intellimouse Optical and now I'm curious to learn more about it.

Anyway, I think the WMO is highly regarded because it's extremely light and very durable.
 

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What software is that? I'd like to try it. Seriously! I have the Intellimouse Optical and now I'm curious to learn more about it.

Anyway, I think the WMO is highly regarded because it's extremely light and very durable.
Enotus mouse test. It's alright for testing max speed and polling rate.

The shape and weight of the WMO are great. I just wish that it wasn't let down by the sensor or that a company would make a modern replica that had a good sensor.
 

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the sensor of the wmo (if its the 9000fps variant, just like in the intellimouse optical and intellimouse explorer 3.0) has one of the best tracking quality you can get.
no matter if you use it at 125 hz or 500 hz. it has zero anglesnapping and amazing cursor precision.
and the good thing about the low malfunction speed you found out about is, that if you hit this point, the cursor or crosshair won't go crazy, it just slows down to a level of negative acceleration,
which you can adapt to very easily.
easily the best mice for FPS (wmo, imo, ime 3.0) <3
 

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it just slows down to a level of negative acceleration,
which you can adapt to very easily.
I can't adapt to that all because I am getting up close to 3 metres per second all the time. I had to ditch my Zowie AM because I was able to hit the max tracking speed occaisonally.
 

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Enotus mouse test. It's alright for testing max speed and polling rate.

The shape and weight of the WMO are great. I just wish that it wasn't let down by the sensor or that a company would make a modern replica that had a good sensor.
Wow. I'd need a robot to move my mouse around to get any hope of accurate results. lol
 

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the sensor of the wmo (if its the 9000fps variant, just like in the intellimouse optical and intellimouse explorer 3.0) has one of the best tracking quality you can get.
no matter if you use it at 125 hz or 500 hz. it has zero anglesnapping and amazing cursor precision.
and the good thing about the low malfunction speed you found out about is, that if you hit this point, the cursor or crosshair won't go crazy, it just slows down to a level of negative acceleration,
which you can adapt to very easily.
easily the best mice for FPS (wmo, imo, ime 3.0) <3
Yeah, I have the IMO and I've never had a moment where I wish my mouse would behave differently. I'm not much of a gamer, but I am extremely picky and I'm also extremely sensitive. The least bit of perfection bothers me and I can't get past it. So for me, the IMO can't be beat. It has always been the perfect mouse for me.
 

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I can't adapt to that all because I am getting up close to 3 metres per second all the time. I had to ditch my Zowie AM because I was able to hit the max tracking speed occaisonally.
You have to keep in mind that when the WMO was popular fast paced games like Quake and UT were all the rage, and if you were consistently hitting 3ms in those it was a good sign that you should be using some accel. Nowadays its faults stand out more since really low sensitivities are more common.

Still, it's light, low LOD, handles hitting the malfunction speed well, and is one of the most comfortable mice made for any grip. It was pretty damned great and really all you needed to be competitive for $15.
 

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You have to keep in mind that when the WMO was popular fast paced games like Quake and UT were all the rage, and if you were consistently hitting 3ms in those it was a good sign that you should be using some accel. Nowadays its faults stand out more since really low sensitivities are more common.

Still, it's light, low LOD, handles hitting the malfunction speed well, and is one of the most comfortable mice made for any grip. It was pretty damned great and really all you needed to be competitive for $15.
I guess that's fair. I thought competitive FPS gamers were using a low sensitivity for most of gaming history.
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Tracking speed isn't everything. thorsteNN pretty much explained the other side of the puzzle.
I suppose, but it does really cause me problems when I max it out on every quick turn.
 

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As already explained, the tracking quality below the negative accel curve is amazing, the best I've used. The negative accel does kick in at a low speed though which prevents most people from using it.
 

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I guess that's fair. I thought competitive FPS gamers were using a low sensitivity for most of gaming history.
Well, low sense can be 30cm/360, but it can also be practically open end, like 1m/360 or more.
 

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Romance.

It's a decent mouse and it's been around for ever, so many people have literally used it their entire gaming/computer lives. When you are as emotionally and personally attached to a mouse as that it's very hard to be objective about its features and especially it's shortcomings.
 
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