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WASD vs ARROW KEYS

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BARBEERIAN, Feb 9, 2009.

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WASD vs ARROW KEYS

  1. ARROW KEYS!

    25 vote(s)
    28.4%
  2. WASD (or similar, like EDSF)

    59 vote(s)
    67.0%
  3. Other

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I don't use a regular mouse, just a touchpad, so it really varies. Touchpads suck for gaming, anyway.
     
  2. J-man

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    When ever I play the good ol' Duke Nukem 3d (rarely) I always change to WASD, much better! (and why is taking Duke Nukem Forever so long)
     
  3. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Should clarify that in WASD, SD are strafing keys, not turning keys. Anyone who keyboard turns deserves to be camped.
     
  4. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    WASD if I'm playing FPS games and mousing with the right hand.

    Numpad (8456) if I'm playing FPS games and mousing with the left hand.

    Xbox 360 controller for any other (non-strategy) games.
     
  5. Ren

    Ren Communist Nazi

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    WASD.. Mouse in right hand.

    Except I don't actually use A and D to turn (turn using the mouse), but I use Q and E to strafe. And backpeddaling isn't something I do a lot either.

    So really it's QWE?
     
  6. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Back peddling when there's a movement penalty associated with it is stupid. More so when you can mouse turn and strafe in that direction. But you do use it for precision movements or to stop an action if you think about it.
     
  7. Earthling

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    I couldn't manage using arrow keys with the mouse -or at least, not on a laptop where the arrows are in the bottem left corner. But anyway I'd find it easier to bind stuff around WASD. (I don't play shooters much at all though...) Arrow keys are for much simpler, old games or flash game stuff.

    Off topic a little, but did anyone else know that Tribes 2 is back, and for free! I never really played it much but it struck me as a very awesome game. Really amazed me because I was joking to the guys in my dorm (who have got me to start playing Halo) that I find all the guns far inferior to the spinfusor. So then I had to go Google/Youtube search for Tribes (they hadn't heard of it) when I discovered that apparently just a few weeks ago a public, free download or something was released -tribesnext I think. Just wondering if anyone here has heard of it (or cares).
     
  8. TheLastOne36

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    I prefer arrow key's, but when it comes to having to need to use the mouse, then wasd is better.
     
  9. Fëanor

    Fëanor Chieftain

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    WASD, i can reach many more buttons from there, including my G15's macro's.
     
  10. Civfan333

    Civfan333 full metal alchemist

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    WASD all the way, it gives easier access to the other keys
     
  11. DBear

    DBear unbeliever

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    WASD + mouse FTW. The Elder Scrolls converted me.
     
  12. JtheJackal

    JtheJackal Emperor

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    Arrow keys, its what I'm used to and there's no reason to change
     
  13. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    I was raised on the arrow keys, but Call of Duty's default was WASD and I was too lazy to change it like I always do with games so I just learned to use the default.

    Plus I'm left handed anyway.
     

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