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What’s Wrong with Keyboard Turners?

 
Posted: 24 January 2011 06:54 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I found this thread via MMO-Champ's blue tracker.

Ok so I move and turn with wasd and cast spells with numpad 1-9 (can easly access all my spells w/o having to move my right hand much) and switched my /tar nearest to my + sign on my numpad.
I can do around 14k dps in a raid and have been a ketboard turner since I started..... So why do people hate on Key board turners so much?

Dude its all good I still use the spellbook to play. I've become a very fast page turner over the years.


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Posted: 24 January 2011 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hahahaha...that's great. raspberry

I have accidentally lost spells on my bar before and had to open my spellbook mid fight to find them (I don't think I've ever done it on my druid...but on different alts I don't know as well).
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Posted: 29 January 2011 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Keyboard turning is just a way to tell someone they suck because they aren't using what is considered to be a better method. It's like someone using IUD as birth control rather than the pull. Yes, it is effective, but "not as effective" as the other.

EDIT: I just want to clarify, I'm not against people keyboard turning. I used to do it all the time in DAoC when you basically HAD to do it. I just can't do it anymore because of the way my WoW is set up.
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Posted: 29 January 2011 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Apparently in FFXI the game wasn't developed around use of a mouse, and most people played with two hands on the keyboard.

Now that I would like to see, lawl.
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Posted: 30 January 2011 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I keyboard turn still, In some fights I go to mouse turning but for the most part playing so much FPS on the computers its just easy for me.
 
Posted: 31 January 2011 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Really, the problem with keyboard turning is the lack of speed. MOST of the time it doesn't matter. However, in fights where you have to pull a 180 and run away from the boss as fast as possible, a keyboard turn just isn't going to be as fast as spinning your mouse. If you're already slightly slow on the draw, then you're screwed. Really, most of the time it doesn't matter. But you can be faster and more precise with ASWD + Mouse
 
Posted: 31 January 2011 06:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I was keyboarding turning at first with my rogue. It's possible to get good at it, but there are insurmountable limitations (what Leahan said). I remember watching a PvP video and realizing they were definitely not keyboard turning.
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Posted: 31 January 2011 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Back before playing my Shaman, about 3 years ago, I played a few Warriors and I was a Kb Turner and Clicker. It wasn't until my Shaman that I learned how to mouse turn and use hotkeys.

Oh, did I mention that it's only been few months or so since I graduated from a logitech trackball.


Ramthorn - 29 January 2011 03:18 PM
Apparently in FFXI the game wasn't developed around use of a mouse, and most people played with two hands on the keyboard.

Now that I would like to see, lawl.


I actually played this for 2 years, but with a Saitek 12 Button Gamepad. Used button modifiers or macros, making it like a 30 Button controller.
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Posted: 31 January 2011 09:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I'm a keyboard-turning clicker. Yeah, that's right.

BUT

I'm also intelligent enough to mouseturn or start using my keyboard to cast during situations that call for it.
 
Posted: 01 February 2011 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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lol keyfag

go back to your trackball and deathknight and the back of the bus and lite-brite dps
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Posted: 21 February 2011 11:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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