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11-11-2006, 09:27 PM
what do you find is the easiest way to move your character in combat? what are your reasons for using this method? i personally use both mouse 1 and 2 at the same time so that i can set up my tool bar as


and i have r as auto run

ne suggestions?

11-12-2006, 10:22 AM
I also use the mouse for all movement. I actually went out and purchased a mouse with the two side buttons and theres also to buttons on top around the mouse wheel. I love it. I have every movement programmed to my mouse. So, I can run by holding the two mouse buttons and if I want to strafe left i hold the left side mouse button down with my thumb. Strafe right I hold down right side button with my 3rd finger(ring). I also have back programmed on a button behind the mouse wheel. I like being able to focus one hand on movement and the other all on my keyboard to select actions. This has become second nature to me and I cant imagine playing without it. Its easy to tell when someone is not on top of their movement skills as I usually run circles around them.

11-12-2006, 02:02 PM
im considering purchasing one like you have, not sure how much money i will have to spend though =(.

11-12-2006, 02:04 PM
Call me old fashioned, but WASD is the way I move. I left auto-run with Num Lock. Q is bear, E is cat, R is decursive and T is travel. Shift+F to mount.

I use the mouse primarily to pan the camera and click on things ofcourse ;)

11-12-2006, 03:42 PM
I have autorun programmed to mousewheel click. I honestly feel like I would be really slow if I used the keyboard to move and select attacks. Im not one to stand still i a fight so it seems that would really hinder my skills esp in PVP. I love jumping behind people and attacking and then as they turn around I just jump behind them again and shred. Ofcourse this dont always work because some people move very well but even at 60, some do not.

11-12-2006, 03:48 PM
Also Droodz, the mouse I have cost about 80 dolllars. Its a wireless laser mouse so you can definately get a similar one for a lot less.

11-12-2006, 04:22 PM
Also Droodz, the mouse I have cost about 80 dolllars. Its a wireless laser mouse so you can definately get a similar one for a lot less.

Is it maybe Logitech MX 1000 :) , cause I m using it and its first laser mouse ever . :clap:

11-12-2006, 04:35 PM
Indeed it is Darkelf, its a great mouse. Its my first laser also but i like it alot and it just feels comfortable. Here is the link.,CRID=3,CONTENTID=9043

11-12-2006, 05:52 PM
I use default =o

11-12-2006, 08:04 PM
I use W for forward. S back. A and D strafe. I turn with my mouse. I only have one button on my mouse and thats bound to travel form for easy access escape. In catform it's bound to stealth.

I have everything mapped to keys, except soothe animal. I refuse to click on things as it gimps my reaction speed. ^^

11-12-2006, 08:37 PM
I use the mouse and the default keys depending on what form I am in and what is going on. I have a 5 button mouse with bear form on the left side button, cat on the right side button and travel on the top button. Makes changing forms a dream. The top two buttons are the default mappings).

Also most of my hot keys are set up on the number pad as well as the default so I have access to three bars of spells using the number pad, Alt-numberpad, and Control-numberpad combinations. This can restrict movement a bit but I find that I can get around pretty good using just the keys when fighting and use the mouse when the target moves out of range or if I want to run away.

11-13-2006, 01:17 AM
Man. I feel so noobish. The only real customization to keybinds I have made are adding auto-run to one of my mouse buttons and toggling walk/run (yes...i know im a fag) and Shift 1-4 for shifting into forms.

11-13-2006, 03:08 AM
dont feel noobish, the only reason i use the setup is because in the other mmos ive played im used to this, i wish i could have mouse one as forward, and mouse to as back =( but oh well, also a suggestion, use f1 f2 f3 and f4 for your different forms. that saved me a ton of clicking and time

11-13-2006, 04:42 AM
I use default stuff too, although I gotta admit one of the reasons I suck in pvp is because my opponents easily outmanuever me so to speak, like run circles around me and stuff >_> It's not a problem in PvE, but yeah :/ I oughta experiment with the mouse thing more, right now I just use the mouse for camera angles and clicking. I changed some spell keybindings around a bit and just use them plus keys 1-7 or so(caster: F=moonfire, z=root, x=sleep, c=barkskin; cat: f=ravage, z=shred, x=pounce; bear: f=charge, z=demo roar), but that's about it. <_< I r noob too, I'm so not used to fancy keyboard set ups, cause I mostly play console RPGs, lol.

11-13-2006, 06:44 AM
Middle mousebutton = Vent chat
1st left mousebutton = Innervate
2nd left mousebutton = Faerie Fire (I hate rogues so I dedicated a button to em)

E = Entagling roots
Q = Decurse / Abolish Poison
Z = Travelform
F = Bearform
G = Catform
T = Prowl

Thats about what I use...

Nu, The Hunter
11-13-2006, 07:22 AM
i dont have a mouse.. sence i use a laptop. sooo

i have

(q=strafe left) (w=auto run) (e=strafe right)
(a=guild tab) (s=friends tab) (d= raidtab)

i use arrow keys for movement

i use tab to select a enemy

i use the numbers on my keyboard to use skills and attack..

so i kinda went the oppisite direction that the mouse way..

ohh ya with no number pad i cant make the Ć symbols that well

11-13-2006, 07:34 PM
There is nothing noobish about using the default key mappings in fact it can be quite handy to know, I always come undone when I go to a friends place and use their computer and no longer have my key bindings. I have to resort to clicking on the icons with my mouse and it's really slow and ineffective!

11-21-2006, 05:06 PM
I set it up so the mouse "forward" and "backward" buttons are strafe left and right. I had them for something else before. This little set up has helped me the most I'd strongly suggest you try it out for a month or so. This frees up your other hand to do whatever you want. (such as drink coffee :p ).
Here is the mouse I use cheap reliable and it works. The one I have is actualy quite old it was one of the first optical mouses out.

11-22-2006, 08:54 AM
Personally I use a Nostromo n52 speedpad left handed controller.

It has a directional pad I use for movement. With the software it came with, I was able to fully customize all the buttons I use to the 3 rows on the controller. For instance, my forward movement I mapped on the directional pad to use the numlock key (autorun).

For turning fast, I still use my mouse (holding in the right button) for mouselook.

It took awhile to get used to using the n52, but I can't see playing the game without it anymore.

Disclaimer: The software/controller has the ability to macro key sequences outside the game. I do NOT use this function and I suggest no one else does either.