Tip How to effectively use keybinds
Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:23 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:38 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:50 PM
50+ binds for a Warlock? You're doing it wrong. I got to Gladiator twice with nothing but Fear, Shadowbolt, and Drain Life.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:15 AM
That's what you get for playing on emberstorm....
If you're looking for a few extra keys, the binds I use in WoW are something like this
1-6, alt 1-4, shift 1-4, ctrl 1-4, ctrl f1-f3, shift f1-f3, f g q e r t z x c v b t y j (don't ask), ctrl of all those, shift of all those.
The main skills were on 2, 3, q, e, r, t, f, g, c and b, as they are the easiest to press.
I also had s binded to target self, shift s to target part member 1, and alt s to target party member 2. (5v5 was utter ****-tastic since season 2, no need for further binds.)
For UI interaction, I used del as whisper, ] as lock interface toggle, \ to sit and insert to sheathe/unsheathe weapon. I used `and mouse 6 (two binds, cannot click with mouse six held down, cannot press some hotkeys with ` held down) as Push to talk hotkey, and mouse5 as auto run (mouse back button). I used w as walk forward and a and d as strafe, first thing I do in an MMO is to unbind backpedal and keyboard turn, although I'll have s binded in Aion.
I hope I've given you a few ideas, the most important thing is to chose hotkeys that make sense! Don't bind something important to alt + p (bonus points if you know what I'm referring to), and likewise don't bind something unimportant to q or 3.
Also, for general suggestions, don't click spells if you want to be good... ever. Never use the keyboard to turn, and above all remember, you can't possibly time your attacks perfectly after every animation ends, you should press the button quickly until you start doing the action you need.
Hope this helps :P.
This post has been edited by Sixotanaka: 22 July 2009 - 02:17 AM
Former WoW 2x Glad + Rank 11.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:50 AM
I'll have to disagree with this one, having one key for your wings is a bad choice. There is always the chance to double tap your wing button, and that = fail, specially if your in combat or w/e tryin to evade. Your cool down timer on your wings will not be ready for use, and you fall :(
The number one complaint of friends in Caion was accidently hitting their wing button on accident, and it causing death... maybe it was just the lag though. Either way, i suggest using 2 keys for your wings.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:50 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:04 PM
Thanks once again to everyone :)
Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:53 AM
And what would you say about using the extra mouse buttons as a modifier? So something like "mousebutton1 + 3."
i'd say it's a very good idea... i generally haven't had a problem using shift as my only modifier... but i might change that and use a mouse button instead once Aion is released... i haven't decided yet...
basically if you have a mouse with a ton of buttons (like the 9 on mine) then you can get plenty of keybinds without needing to use a mouse button modifier... but if you only have a basic mouse with 1 or 2 thumb buttons then it would probably be a good idea to use 1 or both of those buttons as modifiers.
Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:11 PM
I'm not knocking using the ESDF, I'm just saying that WASD is still very viable and in my case more efficient.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:20 PM
Hope this will help some people, would had realy liked that kind ''guide'' when i first started keybinds, years ago :P.
Whatever the situation Binds>Click, especialy in PvP.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:07 PM
This one is nice too. I much prefer the WASD setup tbh.
This post has been edited by Kaoliene: 04 August 2009 - 09:15 PM