The Daily Grind: What gaming mouse do you use for MMORPGs?

A couple of months ago, I went on a tear desperately trying to find a new mouse both for work and for MMOs and general gaming. My mouse was great in its day as it’s the perfect size for my hands (they’re small) and my wrists (they’re prone to serious pain). But it’s old now, the drivers don’t function properly with Windows 10, the plastic is eroding away, and the replacement model is terrible. And honestly, it wasn’t a gaming mouse.

I ended up with a Roccat Lua, which basically falls into the “cheap and good enough in a pinch” category, but it’s still too long for my hand, and it doesn’t have extra buttons, which I reaaaaaalllly want back — they’re indispensable when playing MMOs. There’s no way I could play, say, a respectable healer in an MMO without at least a thumb and top button.

I thought I’d make today’s Daily Grind pull double duty: I want to hear all about the mice you guys use for MMO gaming — brag away! — and hopefully get some ideas for other brands and models I might try. What gaming mouse do you use for MMORPGs? What makes it so great?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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zoward

My Logitech G600 has been a godsend for preventing soreness in my left arm, by allowing me to use both buttons down as a way to run forward in lieu of WASD keys and mapping side buttons to 1-0,-, and =.

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Razer Deathadder

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Suikoden

I use a Razor Naga 2014 edition. What I like about Razor is that sometimes I play in my office and sometimes I play at home and all you settings for all your games sync, so that it automatically has any additions or changes I make with the software at both locations.

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It’s not exactly a ‘gaming mouse’, but I have exclusively used thumb operated trackballs since the late ’80s. Throughout the majority of the ’90s every gamer I knew used a thumb operated Trackman Marble, with the odd one out using the finger operated style (or still using the ‘old school’ type mouse, and getting picked on because of that). The Marble was THE mouse to have, for a while. Then everyone reverted back to the chase-the-mouse-around-the-mousepad ‘old school’ type (which I abhor), and I was left desperately trying to find the kind I enjoyed. There was a long time where there was a serious drought on this kind of trackball’s production, and then light shone from above and not only did Logitech update this type, they also added *buttons*! Something more than left/middle/right! HURRAH!

I currently use a Logitech M570 and I am very happy with it, though I wouldn’t be unhappy if they added a couple more buttons. Sooo comfortable. My fingers never cramp, my wrist never hurts. My mouse never has to move at all. It’s great.

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ernost

Logitech M90. It gets the job done, and I cannot afford anything better than that anyway.

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Josh

I’ve played with several different MMO mice, but ultimately, if you play a game with multiple different buttons, it’s hard to beat a Razer Naga. The Corsair Scimitar was pretty nice, but isn’t as likely to last a very long time.

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Valen Sinclair

Honestly, some cheap Etekcity USB mouse I got off Amazon (I NEVER game with a wireless mouse, OR over a wireless connection…that’s uncivilized). I kept buying expensive Logitech mice that just kept breaking…so I got sick of flushing big money down the toilet time after time and my current $10 mouse has been working great for years.

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Schmidt.Capela

Not sure if I’m just lucky, but I’ve always had Logitech peripherals last a really long time with me. My previous mouse was a Logitech wireless mouse that lasted over half a decade until it started developing connection issues, and my current keyboard is a 1st gen Logitech G15 that is over a decade old but still works flawlessly.

(BTW, I “fixed” the issue of my wireless mouse’s batteries dying in the middle of a game by always having an already connected and configured, if cheap, backup mouse. Instead of stopping mid-action to swap batteries I would simply reach for the new mouse, wasting less than a second, and pick a lull in the action to swap batteries and get back to using my main mouse.)

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Mr_Planthead

A Rat 3, best mouse I’ve had, think its about 5 years old now? RIP Mad Catz :(

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Josh

Yea, I had a Rat 3 and it was great. Mad Catz always made shitty controllers, but their mouse was good.

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Scott

Logitech G700s. it has extra buttons but I never bother with them. I make due with the 2 mouse buttons, scroll wheel and keyboard keys :-)

My thought was, if I travel for work I’d have a regular mouse for gaming on the go. If I got used to having/using extra buttons how would I make do without them all of a sudden.

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Zoe

A dirt-cheap Logitech two-button mouse with scroll wheel. Interesting to see from the comments that I’m not alone in my low-tech mousing world. Suits me just fine, though. :)