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Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 11:54AM (Unverified) said

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I'm left-handed... We don't have peripherals

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 12:02PM PaterFrog said

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You using ESP or what?

Well, I agree with the missing support for left handers, but I think I saw some left handed variants of some good mice at the same prices. Try ordering per internet.
Can't tell you which products though, since I'm right handed, those don't really stick with me.
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Posted: Oct 3rd 2010 5:16AM (Unverified) said

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I bought the Razer Death Adder - Left Hand Edition. Works wonder for left handers.
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 12:02PM PaterFrog said

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I've been using the Microsoft SideWinder mouse with the two thumb button for a while now. The special thing about this mouse is, that the two buttons are vertical and stick well out of the mouse, so discerning them is easier than very easy and also intuitive, since you move the thump up and down, which is the more natural movement on a vertical surface. I could use having another button, or two, though. Currently I bound them to VoIP and depending on the game travel powers or, as in Global Agenda, one is Team Talk and the other Local Talk.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 12:00PM Soviet Shaman said

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I love my Naga, Best mouse for the guy with 35+ key bindings.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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right hand: razor lachesis
left hand: nostromo n52te

That's how Ive rolled for the last few years

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 1:26PM NeverDeath said

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Back before all these 20-button mice came out, I bought one of the first real gaming mice, one of the early Logitech MX series. I don't remember which one, but I think it was either 200 or early 300 series. Probably about 8 years ago iirc. I'll never buy another mouse, I just recently replaced that one - after using it for 8 years - with another MX of the 500 series, and very little has changed, but it remains the most comfortable mouse I've ever held. This thing fits the hand like a glove, and while it doesn't have a thousand keys on it - I find that 7 is quite enough. I generally bind the extra keys to autorun and several of my most used attacks/spells/etc, and combined with numpad and alt+nums and my classic quake 1 QE strafe space jump V crouch (lol in the few MMOs that let you crouch! :D) setup, I'm good to go. it gets the job done nicely. It also comes with a very nice optimization tool that lets you adjust pretty much anything you can think of pertaining to a mouse.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 2:49PM cic said

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Logitech G13, very happy with it.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 3:03PM Tristik said

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Logitech G500 mouse.

Adjustable DPI, 3 easy to use side buttons, tilt scroll wheel for more hotkeys, unlockable scroll wheel for fast rolling, and the oddly nice to have removable weight cartridge.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 3:06PM (Unverified) said

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G500 + keyboard is sufficient.

Binding control, shift and alt to your side buttons is sufficient to handle most combat bars with 1-5, 9-0 are bound to my horizontal scroll.

The mouse is a bit heavy and and is fairly mediocre for FPSes due to a non-central sensor, but it is strong for general use overall in most games. Very solid mouse that gets a lot of mileage all around.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 4:09PM (Unverified) said

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For long sessions I can't play without my Evoluent Vertical Mouse:

http://www.evoluent.com/vm3.html

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 7:32PM elliotrock said

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That evoluent vertical mouse looks interesting from an egronomic point of view.if it had a d-pad at the thumb position then it would rule..might check out the naga in store,i have always thought that it was u too much..but good to hear ppls opinions.
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 4:32PM (Unverified) said

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Logitech G15 (one of the older versions that still has 18 macro keys) a G9x, and dual monitors (23" wide in front, 19" secondary; a must). couldn't imagine anything more i would need.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 6:26PM Krystalle Voecks said

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Coffee.

Oh, and a Razr mouse... But mainly coffee.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 8:02PM Joystiq Login Bugs SUCK said

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My Naga arrived 2 days ago and I think I am falling in love already.

I found that doing a 4x3 layout with my prime spells on the bottom row was best suited to my play, 3x4 layout just didn't feel comfortable.

My only complaints wouls be the silly placement of mouse buttons 4 and 5 (not the pad 4/5 but the little extra mouse buttons on the top left of the mouse.

I would love to bind them to bags and map but they are so contorted to reach and the other complaint being that the mouse wheel has no horizontal scroll like my old revolution had.

Paired with my G19 which provides a nice row of macro buttons and also a mini screen that shows a BG map or my vital stats and I am happy.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 7:50PM SkyStreak said

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I initially bought my Logitech G15 keyboard because I needed a backlit keyboard to help me pass the time in a dark rom when my second child was first born. I felt like it was total overkill for CoH (my main game), but it was on sale, I had an additional coupon plus a few 'frequent buyer reward' credits at Best Buy, so it didn't cost me much out of my pocket.

The 6 "G" keys that allow for macros has just made thigns so much easier. I had some decent success with writing macros for CoH prior, but this just made it so much easier. 1 button for all defenses. 1 button for activating a travel power and starting to move. 1 button costume change macros, etc.

It's not allowing me to do anything I couldn't do before, but it's just taking so many steps out of the equation it's made it hard to work without.

Givne the in game support for the Naga that I've been hearing about for CoH, I think there's a good chance that I'll be asking Santa for it....

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 7:59PM Ergonomic Cat said

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I used to play with a Nostromo n52, and I loved it. I got a Lachesis, and loved it. Then they had a baby, and now I've got a Naga. ;)

I occasionally breakout both the Naga and the Nostromo, and bind all the keys on the Nostromo to Alt+ or Ctrl+, if I need a ton of buttons, but not very often.

Related; How did y'all set up your Nostromos?

Mine was odd, I think - the top row was tab qwe5, the middle was 1asd3 and the bottom was 2467, scroller click was 8, dpad was 90-=.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 8:12PM eggmanjr said

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I have a naga mouse but for me the must have is my steelseries merc stealth keyboard. It has me way too spoiled, regular keyboards just seem way to cramped using the wasd keys and the number of keys I can use with my left hand efficiently is great.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 9:43PM Joshua Przygocki said

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With a healbot mod all I need is a mouse with at least 5 buttons and ctrl alt and shift.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2010 11:14PM DraneceusRex said

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Naga + Nostromo n52 is so ftw :D Don't know how I played MMOs without them.

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