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Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?
Posted By: JabberwokDate: 9/10/20 12:30 p.m.

In Response To: Re: how many people still use keyboard controls? (Aaron Freed)

Good point, actually. You can circle strafe infinitely on a keyboard without moving your hand constantly, so maybe that's one reason I like it.

: My rule of thumb has become that if I知 going to be shooting more often than
: I知 going to be dodging, I値l use mouse and keyboard. If I知 primarily
: going to be punching and dodging, I値l use keyboard only.

: I actually have non-arbitrary reasoning for this: the movement for strafing
: around enemies is much more consistent on keyboard, because you have to
: keep picking up the mouse and putting it back down to maintain the motion
: necessary to turn the player. With keyboard, you can keep turning more
: consistently and predictably. However, with mouse, you can look around
: much more quickly and precisely than you can with the keyboard, which is
: essential if you池e going to be shooting a lot. (You could presumably use
: a trackball to be able to keep turning more consistently but really, who
: wants to play Marathon with a trackball?)

: I致e developed this strategy after practising with mouse and keyboard a lot
: over the last several months and becoming less terrible with them. I壇
: still consider myself *better*, overall, with keyboard, and I usually use
: it to play the vanilla solo games (though, when I finally get around to
: doing speedrun attempts, I値l use the mouse for that) and most of the
: scenarios. However, there are certain games, such as Phoenix and Yuge,
: that are simply *better* with mouse and keyboard.

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how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/9/20 1:12 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Forrest of B.org 9/9/20 1:33 p.m.
           :D *NM*Jabberwok 9/9/20 1:38 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Bob-B-Q 9/9/20 1:58 p.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/9/20 3:20 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Lion O Cyborg 9/10/20 10:28 a.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/10/20 12:27 p.m.
                 Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Lion O Cyborg 9/10/20 1:12 p.m.
                       Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/10/20 2:14 p.m.
                             Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?VikingBoyBilly 9/21/20 2:56 a.m.
                 Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?treellama 9/11/20 10:26 a.m.
                       Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/11/20 11:59 a.m.
                             Re: how many people still use keyboard controls? *LINK*Aaron Freed 9/11/20 12:32 p.m.
                                   Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/11/20 1:47 p.m.
                                   Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?helviusrufus 9/15/20 1:13 p.m.
                                   Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Lion O Cyborg 9/16/20 3:59 a.m.
                                         Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?treellama 9/16/20 6:47 a.m.
                                               Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?ukimalefu 9/16/20 9:48 a.m.
                                                     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/17/20 2:43 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Aaron Freed 9/10/20 12:20 p.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?Jabberwok 9/10/20 12:30 p.m.
           Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?VikingBoyBilly 9/21/20 3:10 a.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?General-RADIX 9/14/20 12:37 p.m.
     Re: how many people still use keyboard controls?xcalibur 9/22/20 7:36 p.m.

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