Mouse Vs. Keyboard

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Which Do You Prefer Mouse Or Keyboard?

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Post by sniper1234 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:54 am

Perosonally I use both the mouse and kkeyboard. For GU and maps where it is open and no CTF I use the mouse. Other servers I use the keyboard. It gives me more contral to dodge shots in open areas. But in laser and CTF u dont have time to dodge shots, u have small precise movements.

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Post by jack » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:05 pm

Palomides wrote:Both sides of this argument seem to have misconceptions about speed. Both methods turn the tank at about the same speed.

I use the mouse because it is definintly a more instinctual method of movement. However, I figure that the keyboard gives far more accuracy in aiming; when I feel I have reaced the peak of mouse control I will switch to keyboard.
well i think that mouse can make you go at ANY angle but keyboard you can only go 1 AND keyboard can only go 3 speeds. so mouse wins :D
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Post by *Boinkage*! » Wed May 02, 2007 1:53 am

The mouse works better for me. I get better aim and more control. Sniping is best with mouse. I suppose the keyboard is good for jumping a set distance, but I just like the mouse best.
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Post by Axl » Wed May 02, 2007 8:45 pm

When I played the old Mac game Spectre, I used the keyboard becuse with the mouse I tended to go careening off wildly in unexpected directions. It seemed natural to use the keyboard for BZFlag.

On that note, I feel I should mention that I reconfigured the keys so that my left hand takes care of all non-directional actions. If I didn't suck, I'd probably buy the WolfKing Warrior from ThinkGeek.
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Post by plokijuy » Fri May 04, 2007 5:28 pm

I dont know now, i changed over to using the mouse and i can say it is better for me

I think it is all down to the skill of the player, there are lots of keyboard players that can beat mouse players

Also it depends on the style and how long the player has been using the device
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Post by Ash Ketchum » Thu May 17, 2007 12:53 am

No , mouse is best used for an all out offensive but keyboard wins in percision , sniping ,defensive , and retreat!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Post by Grace F » Thu May 17, 2007 7:00 am

Keyboard is better for retreating?

How did you come to that conclusion :P
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Post by Ash Ketchum » Fri May 18, 2007 10:46 pm

try moving back or running away with a mouse and good luck doging bullets!!!!!!!! :slick: :(

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Post by Ordep » Sat May 19, 2007 9:53 am

AshKetchum of Pallet Town wrote:try moving back or running away with a mouse and good luck doging bullets!!!!!!!! :slick: :(
lol for me is the inverse.

I can dodge bullets pretty well while using a mouse, but i cant do it with the keyboard. Because i get confused while moving backwards and turning at the same time. lol Sometimes I turn to the wrong side. :P

I m just not used to play a FPS with a keyboard. For me a mouse works better!

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Post by Grace F » Sun May 20, 2007 2:13 am

AshKetchum of Pallet Town wrote:try moving back or running away with a mouse and good luck doging bullets!!!!!!!! :slick: :(
Don't need luck, I use a mouse ;)
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Post by nouveau » Mon May 21, 2007 7:59 pm

I use keyboard because I'm not used to mouse, I believe Steering wheel is the best but I don't have one yet.

Right hand :
I control my speed
I switch radar zoom(1,2,3) (I keep moving while i switch zoom, I'd that on the left hand earlyer)
Hide flags on the map and radar(2 keys)
Pause
Autodestruction
Hunt
Talk to everyone
Talk to the team

Left hand :
Jump
Shoot
Binoculars
Drop the flag
Identify/lock GM
Some precise radar zoom change(I need to use both hands or capslock and I can't move)
F12 to quit

With keyboard, there are definitely less control than mouse as it's impossible to jump well with keyboards but it has good acceleration so we can dodge shots and escape/move faster that mouse players.
It might be more tiring in my case as to use the keyboard because with the keyboard we have to press the forward key everytime and in the end, it hurts. :cry: :evil: :oops: :roll:
Good luck to mouse users, when I'm an observator, i can tell how good they are when it comes to attack but in close range, there are shots they can't dodge(I've already observed keyboars users as well and they are as good).

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Post by smoooth7 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:34 am

I think mouse is superior because people can manipulate the mouse speed
in their operating system giving an edge to that input mechanism. It does
provide for better speed control as well.

I learned using keyboard -- so I use keyboard.

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Post by Contamination » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:06 am

I mainly use keyboard, but i'm trying to use mouse for movement and keyboard for everything else

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Post by stormy47 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:50 pm

mostly mouse but some kb :shock: 8) :idea: :roll: :? :o :lol-old: :!: :|

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Post by *Boinkage*! » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:55 pm

stormy47 wrote:mostly mouse but some kb :shock: 8) :idea: :roll: :? :o :lol-old: :!: :|
Not so many smilies! You sound like an AOL kiddie!

I can't remember if I posted yet.. I like the mouse.
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keyboard... sorta

Post by okhotnik » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:47 pm

unless i have to make some tricky jumps

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KB Vrs. Mouse

Post by OPTIMUSprime » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:56 pm

I remappped the keys To WSAD, i find kb easier. Mouse is much easier to jump with. But i guess it's "Whatever Floats Your Boat" ;)

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Post by Wolf_Girl » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:17 am

keybord! :lol-old:

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Post by Evanejk » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:10 am

MOUSE is for most of the time - especially sniping
KEYBOARD is for dodging

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Post by cascade » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:11 am

Mouse 4 Life!

Things can get pretty messy, if I try to use a keyboard.

Key after key.. after key... after key... bleh, nevermind.

Anyway...

My mouse is a little monster.
I have superb reflexes.

.:- Doesn't like KBs. | Hearts Mouses-:.

Watch me go!

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Post by Quasar » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:47 am

nouveau wrote:I use keyboard because I'm not used to mouse, I believe Steering wheel is the best but I don't have one yet.
Lol *makes driving noises and steering wheel motions*

I use both keyboard and mouse, but recently I've started using keyboard more often, because I go from sniping out into the field, and I don't necessarily have time to switch modes. However I use mouse with GM, beacuse Iset identify to G for some reason. Maybe I should change that. I do (as required) always use both keyboard and mouse, because obviously how would you jump with it? =P Use "v" to shoot rapidly, or alternate between left clicking and v for rapid fire.

My mapping:

Left hand-
a- "slow-down" key. Yes, I use this quite frequently when sniping.
v- fire
b- bino's!
g- identify.
spacebar- jumping...
enter- drop flags (Usually when I'm using the mouse.)
1, 2, 3- radar switching...
[chat things, etc, etc.]

Right hand-
Mouse- General movement, shooting, identifying. I personally don't use the mousewheel for shooting or dropping flags. It just seems weird to me.

Arrow keys- Movement
Enter- dropping flags (with keyboard movement.)
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Post by TheOneAndOnly » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:08 am

I agree with L4m3r, i use keyboard all the time, never thought of using the mouse, on my first BZ go, i used the mouse, but it didn't feel natural to me, so i use keyboard.

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Post by allyfied » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:51 pm

Keyboard of course, mouse isn´t exactly enough.

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Post by sunkist » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 am

I use keyboard in maps with flags, but I use mouse in GU, DUC, PB

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Post by Wreckage » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:50 am

Mouse for me... I try keyboard occasionally just to scare myself with how bad I am. :D
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