Mouse Vs. Keyboard

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Which Do You Prefer Mouse Or Keyboard?

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Sniper752 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:53 pm

keyboard 95%
i have used the mouse very little
i am A LOT better with the keyboard
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by RedEagle » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:37 am

I most definitely would have to say that using the mouse is best. I tried the keyboard once, and it did not work.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Seyla » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:13 am

I see a lot of ppl say that they've gone from keyboard to mouse, but never the other way around.

I used to use the mouse, and I totally sucked. I switched to keyboard and found it a lot easier. I do use mouse for precision jumping, but I find sniping (which is what I do most) very hard with mouse.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Genosse Dark Lord » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:51 am

kbd only - cant play with that freakin mouse

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Seyla » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:34 pm

Genosse Dark Lord wrote:kbd only - cant play with that freakin mouse
Well said. :) Glad I'm not the only one who hates shooting and aiming with the little rodent.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by MonsterMan++ » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:34 am

I use kb because I suck with a mouse except if I have 5 or more shots. Mouse is kinda fun but I definitely prefer using kb and I'm not bad with it because I've played BZ for about 7 years :D
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Sniper752 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:37 pm

neither any more....
i use my new Logitech joystick!!!!
works well!
(thanks for helping me get it set up, Blast!)
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Death Racer » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:45 pm

not sure If I have already posted in this thread[tho my post are very little]..:S..anyway I prefer mouse, I can act much faster than I would do with kb, besides kb hurts my fingers. :S
And for all of you mouse haters, aiming with mouse gets easier with experience. ;) It's all about the reflexes.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Jacko H » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:23 pm

We should have a big nouse v keyboard fm
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by TankAce » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:01 pm

Well if I ha to choose now I'd think keyboard but if I had the option... JOYSTICK!
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Zz » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:25 am

i prefer both :)
and i am on touchpad
and joy is better for me, but i don't have one -.-

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by psycho » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:15 am

I use keyboard most of the time.......but sometimes (when I'm using wings, stealth ect) i'll use mouse

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by hutty » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:21 pm

i recently found a program called mouse trap that lets me control the mouse by moving my head (it tracks where the forehead is with the webcam)

I have to use keyboard for shooting and jumping though (doen't recognize clicks or blinks or the like)

control bz with my head!!!!! (its very very hard)
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Bambino » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:08 pm

huttymuncher wrote:i recently found a program called mouse trap that lets me control the mouse by moving my head (it tracks where the forehead is with the webcam)

I have to use keyboard for shooting and jumping though (doen't recognize clicks or blinks or the like)

control bz with my head!!!!! (its very very hard)
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Captain Simmons » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:18 am

I want to use pedals and a racing wheel, but I currently prefer to use a mouse.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by gravyfan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:08 pm

I started playing BZ with the keyboard. I tried the mouse a couple times, but could not get it to work for me. Then when I realized the truly limited qualities the keyboard has, such as not being able to control speeds, I forced myself to learn to use the mouse. Now I am better at the mouse and I like to believe that it has upped my game a little.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by taz69 » Sun May 22, 2011 8:20 pm

Keyboard all the way. Ive been playing bzflag off and on since about 2001 and ive never been able to handle the mouse. i just find it way to unpredictable. of course, ive always played video games with controllers or keyboards... ive never been good at games that /require/ a mouse for moving/aiming lol

however... i have my keys mapped specifically to the keys i find most comfortable. for example... movement is with the arrow keys. while the others are as follows

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s= drop
d= fire
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So yes... i use two hands... but i find my shots are pretty accurate and im definately not the worst player :)

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by ViverGulia » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:10 am

I prefer keyboard. I have the fire button set as Q,

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by allejo » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:18 am

Long live the keyboard!
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by -roo » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:15 am

well i use keyboard... but i think mouse is really better especially if you are playing on a gu map.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by mr64bit » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:59 pm

What about joystick? it really helps having everything in one hand.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Liz 16 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:26 pm

I soo much perfer a key board becuase that is what I started on and it is much better!
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Musicmaker621 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:57 am

I have always used keyboard, but lately I have been trying my hand at mouse. I have become quite adept at both of them. It really does not matter to me at all, except for laser sniping. When I am sniping, I find it very hard to aim with mouse. It is much easier with keyboard.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Iskskskks » Tue May 29, 2012 3:02 am

Musicmaker621 wrote:I have always used keyboard, but lately I have been trying my hand at mouse. I have become quite adept at both of them. It really does not matter to me at all, except for laser sniping. When I am sniping, I find it very hard to aim with mouse. It is much easier with keyboard.
Yeah I agree it is hard to snipe with mouse it's easier with kb.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by dartman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:41 pm

Mouse ftw! I started out playing using the keyboard, but I just couldn't maneuver or dodge smoothly enough, and had a hard time with moving and firing due to the key config (which I've never really messed around with). Then I switched to the mouse once I found out I could do that, and it makes moving around so much easier. The aiming can be more difficult, but the timing gets easier with experience. But if I'm just sitting still and sniping, which only happens rarely, then sometimes the keyboard is easier for making small incremental aiming adjustments.

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