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?

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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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shazanti

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. :)

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Robert Mann

I don’t. However, I keybind around my old fashioned basic keyboard movement keys. I perform well, and have never suffered for it.

I might someday bother, as when I do have extra buttons on a basic mouse I use them for convenience (things like auto-run tend to get bound to a spare button) but… I honestly just haven’t needed them for MMOs.

I may be a rarity though, as I have managed things like a zero macro Vanilla Rift Storm Caller build (which most people who macro’d it called it the concert pianist build) and remained competitive… I highly recommend using what you like and are comfortable with. You’ll perform better that way than you will trying to play with a system that doesn’t fit you.

Extra binds are great, but comfort is king. *I have large paws of hands with thicker fingers, so most of the gaming mice just don’t fit me either. I’m talking the kind of meat-hooks that barely squeeze into extra large gloves! So comfort is a huge problem, as is keys being too small on many mice.*

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Chosenxeno .

G602 user here. Great for Traditional MMORPGs and Action MMORPGs. Currently using it in POE. I fell in love with it during my ime in Wildstar. My hand can get around it pretty Quickly. Wireless, incredibly responsive and the battery life is amazing. I also like it better than the Naga and the similar and(imo) superior Logitech G600(Honest to god. The Madcatz MMO Mouse, in my opinion, SMOKES both of them. Give it a shot if you like the 12 button thumb layout. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.).

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Rottenrotny

If you’re not using a Naga or something similar, you’re simply not playing up to your potential.
No offense, thems just teh facts.

For me it’s the Corsair Scimitar.

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deekay_plus

i use a nostromo because it like to have full precision control over my mouse for clicking to target.

but if you like being a sloppy tab targetter in favour of clumsily using your thumb to do your rotations then have fun with that!

XD

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Rottenrotny

To me, not being able to move fluidly because you’re hitting ability keys with your left hand is just the worst. Especially in fast paced PVP.
I don’t find using my thumb clumsy at all.

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deekay_plus

i’v got 1-0 arranged around wasd on my nostromo so there isn’t really any issue for me there.

other nostromo/g13 users i’ve seen over the years put wasd on the device’s thumb controls instead.

and i meant tab target is clumsy. tho that’s in a perfect world where click targetting is done well at all to begin with in games. which often it’s not to the point that while tab is clumsy it’s often the only way to play in pvp.

anywways i was just being cheeky in response to your cheeky claim about the naga.

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Rottenrotny

I guess the deal for me is that if you’re trying to move forward and to the right while targeting something in front of you you’re left holding down W+D (or E if that’s your strafe button), which mean all you have is your ring finger and pinky to hit attacks. Awkward to say the least.
If you’re moving forward and to the left you’re holding W+A leaving just your index finger, which you might have to stretch all the way across the keyboard to hit 0 or – etc. Obviously you have the nostromo which is a better scenario, but still you’re putting your left hand on double duty, movement + abilities.
With your attacks on the mouse you can move in any direction constantly and fluidly while having all your attacks etc.
Huge improvement.
It’s almost an advantage to the point of comparing someone who is a keyboard turner to someone who mouse looks. I can easily run circles around other players while having any attack or ability ready, which someone without a naga etc simply cannot do as effectively.
To each their own, but I stand by my claim that having all your buttons on the mouse is a clear advantage

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i have no issues strafing while i attack. and i’m almost always mindlessly strafing to the point it annoys my bro in spank and tank boss fights in dungeons. lol.

i just adjust what fingers are pressing a and or w mindlessly and seemlessly. tho i used to think alot about it early on i guess so i sort of trained myself.

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I assign the WASD to the thumb controls, and have had no issues whatsoever. I find it much more intuitive and convenient (and more similar to the 360 controller). I added and attached a typical layout photo to my original post below.

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i use the nostromo dpad for push to talk modifiers and jump (or whatever space does in a game).

but i’ve been using nostromos since the original n50 version that way before the n52 added a “space” button. which i use for fraps record toggle.

i also don’t much like consoles because of the controllers outside of racing games.

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Chosenxeno .

I actually do what you do with an actual Logitech game controller(and Xpadder). Moving with just your thumb is OP in MMORPGs. Especially, when combined with a MMO Mouse. I’ve been using a Gamepad + Mouse combo for 10 years now. Works pretty good too. Cleared Raid content in expansions and whatnot.

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deekay_plus

i assume you’re talking about g13?

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Chosenxeno .

No. I mean an actual Game Controller F710/F310. Using Xpadder The D pad can be 16 buttons. Then you add in the Back button. Now we are up to 19. Now we add in the D-pad Click. That’s 22 buttons. (I bind Start to but it’s usually just my World Map key bind. It’s not worth binding Modifiers so 23 key:P) All Reachable with just my thumb hehe:) Anything that can be done while moving is on my mouse.

I usually make 1 of my L triggers alt giving me up to 18 more binds on my mouse. But, yea, 23 keys with just my thumb made me a pretty epic healer in my day:)

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deekay_plus

how do you use it with a mouse? :S

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Chosenxeno .

I’m only using the D Pad side of the Gamepad plus the Back Button and Start. L1 and L2 are my Alt or Control keys. or Swap Set keys. So I’m moving and doing stationary skills on my Gamepad hand(Left) and with my Mousehand(Right) I have anything I might need to do while moving.

Basically, I’m getting the best of the Console and PC world. Movement with the Thumbstick(Jump is usually bind right under the stick hehe) while having access to a Mouse.

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Brother Maynard

DeathAdder is my top mouse overall, have used it for close to 10 years. Recently I thought of buying a new one, as this rodent was getting a bit old and I did notice occasional small issues with it.

But when I saw that Synapse crap and the bloody mandatory registration just so I could use the hardware I’d just bought, I immediately returned it. What kind of messed up age is this to request people to log in if they want to download a simple mouse driver?! That’s the end of Razer products for me, that’s certain.

I ended up with Corsair Sabre RGB – not too bad a mouse, but not as ergonomic as the DeathAdder and their software is terrible. I might switch to a different one, if I find a good product with none of Razer’s marketing bullshit packed in.

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enamel

Logitech G502 as I claw grip and can’t really use the thumb buttons easily. The index finger buttons are a great alternative to thumb buttons, and the couple thumb buttons it does have are easy to use. I really like it and would recommend it.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Boy oh boy. Buttons! Look at some of those pointing devices. Sweet!

Due to old injuries and osteoarthritis in my thumbs, it’s a trackball for me. I’ve been using a trackball for 10 years. Not just the way I game, it is the only way I can game. Get those great looking things you have to grip out of my face!

Kensington Slimblade atm. I frankly like the precision of a trackball, the complete lack of strain on my arm, elbow, shoulder and neck (ya, look at all those muscles involved in gripping a mouse) and their long-term reliability. Somewhat programmable, but not nearly the flexibility of many buttons.

Unfortunately, no one really makes a gaming trackball any more. Which is a pity.

On the other hand, literally, I do have my Corsair K95 RGB mechanical keyboard, so I’ve got buttons and colors and then some.

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Bryan Correll

I don’t need extra keys on the mouse. I’ve got a board full of them for the other hand.

So behold in all its glory, my ‘gaming’ mouse.comment image

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Space Captain Zor

Bree!

You want a Roccat Nyth. And I know this for certain because I spent 2 years looking for a replacement to my Logitech G9 (small, claw grip size with side buttons) and the Nyth was the first one I didn’t return in less than a week. It immediately felt familiar and comfy and I’ve totally fallen for it. The modular button system is unparalleled!

http://www.roccat.org/en-US/Products/Gaming-Mice/Nyth/

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Rees Racer

I’ve been using the lovely combination of the Logitech G600 & G13. I’ve become so accustomed to them, I even drag them about with me with my laptop whilst out of town or country. I really only use a keyboard when gaming if I need to type in chat, which is rare if using voice comm’s.

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Rees Racer

I understand those who still LOVE their keyboards, especially the lovely mechanical ones with LED backlights and such. However, I’m in the same group as many that needed relief for my wrists, and this hardware duo has been a godsend. Here is an example of my layout for TERA, and every game can be customised accordingly.

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Reht

I started with the Nostromo in DAoC and moved up to the G13 for a second PC to make boxing easier in EQ. Love the G13!

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i take my nostromo on vacation with me :D

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Armsbend

I recently completed the Triad by getting the G710 keyboard. It is semi-affordable and will probably be the last keyboard you’ll ever buy. The snapback of the keys just feels right and of course you can make crazy, fun color schemes on it. If you ever need another keyboard spring for it – worth it.

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Half my family uses a track ball and i hate them with a serious passion!

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Bryan Correll

Half my family uses a track ball and i hate them with a serious passion!

Hate the track balls or hate the family? Your wording is ambiguous!

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MJ Guthrie

Love my family =D <3

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MJ Guthrie

Oh that made me laugh right out!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

:)

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Bhagpuss Bhagpuss

For about a decade and a half I just used a regular two button mouse. Last couple of years I have used a couple of cheap gaming mouses but I don’t use any of the functions, just the left and right button and the wheel. Can’t say I have ever seen a need (or even a use) for any of the other buttons.

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Jeremy Barnes

I live and die by the Logitech G602. Smaller mice hurt my hands and I’ve found the mice with 12 buttons end up with my duplicating button to make sure I hit the right ones with my fingers.

It checks all my boxes:
– Not tiny
-Wireless
– 8 extra buttons
– Bigger Extra Buttons
– Better Software than Razer(I can’t stand synapse)

The only thing I’d change is taking the side buttons from 2 rows of 3 to 3 rows of 2 as I can’t naturally press those buttons and have extend my thumb forward to hit them. The two buttons on the left side of the left mouse button make up for it though.

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Scott

Yeah I definitely love wireless. That cord frustrates me. I have the G700s but battery life sucks. I plug it in at the end of the night, every night, to avoid being short on charge.

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Jeremy Barnes

The G700 seems pretty similar to the 602. The 602 uses two double A batteries and I get a pretty long lifetime out of it. I’m a pretty heavy user and they last long enough that I can’t tell you how long they last. It’s at least a few weeks with the rechargeables that I use and I just swap back and forth between two pair.

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Chosenxeno .

Best mouse in the world! If Logitech ever stops making them I’ll quit PC Gaming lol

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Xijit

I have the same, but I have almost never used the side buttons … just like everything else with programmable keys.

too much effort trying to set them up, only to forget they are there during normal play.

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Bobuliss

I use the Logitech G600. I originally got it because the multitude of side buttons made using WoW healing addons awesome, but I don’t play WoW anymore. It’s still a sweet mouse even if it is a bit of overkill for EVE.

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Stefan du Preez

Roccat Kone XTD, mainly a fps gamer so it’s what I use. needed a heavy mouse and with 20 grams of extra weights that can be added it’s a hefty prospect for most. but I love it

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Hirku

A bare-bones, meat-and-potatoes Logitech M-100. Two clicks and a wheel is all I need.

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Ozius X

I was using the Razer Naga for awhile but the build quality was shit and the lights gave out. I tried the Logitech ​g600 but hated the feel. I settled on the Logitech g502 and absolutely love it. It has just the right amount of mappable buttons for me and it feels great in your hand.

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Greaterdivinity

Um…I think the 17 button Logitech one? It’s lasted me far longer than my old Naga (barely lasted a year before falling apart) and it’s still serving me well.

Being able to hotkey pretty much everything to my thumb buttons is pretty nice.

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Paragon Lost

One of my sons and I have used the Logitech G600 for the past few years. I keep a spare new one also as a backup. The larger than average hump on the backside of the mouse makes it harder to smaller hands to use unfortunately. Which is why my wife and both of my daughters use the Razer Naga.

I prefer the software on the Logitech, I love the third top right button that I keep set to the “CTRL” button but I would love it if the mouse was a bit slimmer like the Nagas are. Also in my opinion the Naga software isn’t my cup of tea. Btw both mice are dirt cheap these days I see on Amazon.

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squidgod2000

Naga. I’ve had to replace it once in…however many years Nagas have existed.

Could probably get away with a Naga Hex or something with just a few extra buttons in modern PC/console MMOs with only a couple abilities, but for games without the limitied abilities/weapon swap/etc, you need the buttons.

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Ciovala

I had a naga but the build quality just wasn’t there. They also use that Synapse cloud profile rubbish, now. Have used a Logitech G600 for quite some time now and am happy. However, I wish I could get a mouse with the same general layout as G600 but with only 6 (or maybe 9) buttons on the side. I don’t have tiny hands but still can’t really use all 12 buttons.

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Armsbend

I just use the middle wheel, the G9 and G11 button for repetitive, oft-used tasks. Everything else my thumb can’t seem to find easily.

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Esoteric Coyote

I had a Razor Naga that not 3 months into the use of it developed the double issue. Since I couldn’t return it, I risked cleaning it and did that every month for about a year and half, until the M5 and M4 buttons broke and would jam up the left click. I bought a Redragon Periditon to replace it, and has zero issues with it. But it does have one less button than the naga and I needed to rebind one of the buttons.

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should’ve RMAed it. great thing about razer despite their build quality is they don’t dick you around on the RMA process. last time they even sent me a shipping label cuz i told them i didn;’t wanna pay for shipping XD would’ve been preferable if they just let me take a pic of cutting the cord but at least i didn’t have to shell out $20 to ship to california like previous times. :P

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Esoteric Coyote

I couldn’t because it was sold to me through a hardware/software reseller at a discount. I had a friend who worked there and got me 20 bucks off the naga, the catch was I couldn’t return it nor warranty it, because it the employee only discount. And at the time I thought, “I’ve never had to replace a faulty mouse or keyboard it’ll be fine!” Lesson learned. And it still lasted nearly 2 years. Worth it I guess. The Redragon stuff is half the price anyway, and honestly better. They look like crap though. My old one lasted like 2 years and ex hubby stole it, so it didn’t even break. Let you know how number two goes.

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The Trevor

After using the razer naga for a while, I eventually found it to be uncomfortable for long gaming sessions. So the search began.

Didn’t want to give up all the side buttons I had gotten used to, so I found the corsair scimitar and couldn’t be happier. Being able to adjust the position of the side buttons definitely helped with the comfort factor.

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I had been using the Razer Naga for a while…the first had problems with clicking (would start to double click on its own) at about the year mark, and the second started having noticeable issues with the scroll wheel at about the year mark.

I really only used 7 of the 12 buttons on it though, so I kept that in mind when looking for a replacement – currently using the Logitech G602, my first wireless mouse in quite a while. I don’t frequently use the “performance” mode so the batteries should last a good while before I need to replace them (and I have those on hand anyway), and it has 6 buttons on the side which is my preferred minimum, plus another 2 I can easily press with my index finger, so it really has all the buttons I prefer (I could do keybinds instead, but I prefer assigning those to numpad and then assigning the mouse buttons to that over ctrl+key which is what I’d have to do at this point).

I don’t remember why I didn’t choose the G600 at the time, since it’s similar to what I had been using, but I like this one so far.

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I had been using the Razer Naga for a while…the first had problems with clicking (would start to double click on its own) at about the year mark

This happens with a lot of mice. Was looking into the problem for a Logitech mouse I had and one of their techs said it’s due to a buildup of static electricity and can be fixed by unplugging/removing batteries and repeatedly clicking the mouse. It worked—for a day or two.

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in razer mouse it’s known to be a small part in the clicking apparatus. basically it’s too thin and wears down after a while and gets bent out of shape. people figured this out by taking their mice apart trying to repair them. apparently you can bend it back but it voids the warranty and isn’t a permenent fix.

idk about other brands with the issue tho.

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thinking when my current deathadder dies due to razer double click of death i’ll buy a g600. they got them at the source in town so won’t have to pay for shipping :P

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Lyda Carnalla

Logitech 600 is my favorite and preferred mmo mouse. Not only for the size and feel, but for the side button matrix and the ring finger (3rd) top swtich. I pair this with a g13 key pad. I have used this setup for a very long time, and I find it very comfortable. the ONLY down side is trying to type as I fight. But then most of my FC/guild is on voice chat so it is not a big deal unless I have to deal with pugs.

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Danny Smith

I tried a Razer Naga when it was cheap on black friday back in my WoW days but good lord that is sub matdatz quality “pay for the brand, skimp on the parts” trash that simply stopped clicking in like a 3 month period because the actual point under the ‘button’ so to speak had worn away. Bare in mind this has a numpad on the side so you dont use it in mmos for hotbar clicking at all so god knows how long that would last if you still did for some reason.

Since going to FFXIV i’ve just stuck with a Dualshock 4. After 25 years you get used to Final Fantasy with that controller layout and the cross bar is better than a traditional hotbar in my experience.

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styopa

Lol “important” gaming mice.

I’ve been playing with $6 Microcenter big-bin specials for years. They work for 2-3 years, then crap out and I buy another. I truly can’t comprehend why people blow big $ on ‘gaming mice’ (unless they specifically need something to address physical limitations, etc.).

I understand that having all those programmable buttons might have a narrow utility, but IMO it just makes you a little bit dependent on having PRECISELY that configuration to play at your best. Likewise, then, you can’t play in any other circumstance and enjoy it – you’re constantly fighting with the interface.

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Veldan

It’s not all about the buttons…

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i get about a year out of a $100cad mouse and then i rma it and get another year.

if i spend less i get about a few weeks and have wasted my money completely.

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styopa

What the hell do you DO to your mouse?
You know it’s just for sliding around on your desk, not using like a hammer or gardening tool or anything, right?

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with razer mice they developed double click of death after about a year. sometimes sooner.

with other brands it’s usually some defect or another.

i’m basically at my pc gaming or browsing about 16 hours a day so i’m kind of hard on all my peripherals. used to be worse with some of them but i made big efforts to treat them better so they started to last longer.

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Veldan

I’ve had 2 razer mice, used one for 2 years (then death by orange juice happened) and the other for 4 years now, and have no idea what double click of death is. Maybe I got lucky and my model isn’t sensitive to that problem.

The only issue I’ve had with them is that the scroll wheel gets squeaky after a while, but as long as you’re willing to void your warranty and open it up that can be fixed with a small drop of oil.

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i’ve had about 10 in the last 7 years XD

double click of death is when you doubel click on a single click. usually starts slowly and intermittently and eventually it’s just constant.

still despite having so many like i said they die ina reliable fashion and unlike logitech mice i’ve had don’t develop electrical faults that cause dangerous issues in my pc. which is why i keep buying them.

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Armsbend

Logictech G600. I also use a Logictech G13 mini-keyboard for my twitch gaming like Path, MOBAs and action MMOs. I have been using Logictech stuff exclusively for over a decade I love their stuff.

I really hate this newest update to the new comment system so far.

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i’m a nostromo man myself. seems between types like us it’s either the nostromo or g13. i don’t care for the g13’s ergonomics at all. i also tried an orbweaver and hated it tho mainly for the shitty wtf dpad. which i’d probabltyy hate the g13 for it’s dpad/stick as well.

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My husband loves his Nostromo. It’s ancient, but he wouldn’t game without it. I can’t even reach all the keys on it, so they aren’t for small-handed people.

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yeah a buddy of mine said it was too big for him when he tried it too. makes me feel like my hands are bigger than they are because it’s a good size for me.

the orbweaver on the other hand was a bit rough for reaching the keys.

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I used my nostromo all the time, but they stopped releasing drivers and it would bug out on Win10 so that pretty much killed that for me. Haven’t gotten one since

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you need the synapse software now. (really since win 8) they’ve had win10 drivers since day1 through it.

and while synapse sucks in terms of teh profiler ui, at least it saves profiles to the cloud so on windows reinstalls or changing pc’s you don’t need to redo them all.

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i’ve tried many mice but up until a week ago i used the razer imperator for years for a singular reason: i died after a predictable time period in a non shitty way.

basically for most of the ones i’ve had they developed doubl click of death syndrome after a bout a year. except the last two oddly. and razer’s RMA process is relatively painless.

logitech mice i’ve owned developed dangerous electrical faults which messed with my pc.

otherwise i miss my old school ms intelimouse 3.0. that thing was a beast.

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flatline4400

CM Storm Spawn, replaced by Xornet 2! Small, light, and 7 fully programmable buttons via onboard memory. Perfect for the fingertip gripper in me!

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wandris

Almost as important as the mouse is the software that supports it. I have had razer naga for about 3 years and while the 21 button setup is invaluable razer leaves much to be desired. The software has issues. The mouse has some minor issues, although that may have more to do with general mouse/tracking problems I have seen with other mice as well. I have owned other razer products and had issues with everything I have ever bought from them.

I will be going with a g600 next. Logitech has failed in the more distant past but there current gaming software is excellent so I am willing to give them a shot again.

Whatever you do do not get a wireless. You are asking for problems if you do. Nothing like having the charge go dead in the middle of a raid or losing connectivity on a boss pull.

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I have very small hands, too. I use the Logitech G400s. Simple, fits perfectly. It’s similar to an older model I had until it eventually wore out.
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i had one of these but it developed weird tracking issues and then an electrical fault that was potentially dangerous for my pc.

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Alex Malone

I use the Roccat Kova myself.

Very comfortable fit for my hands (I don’t have particularly large hands, but find most mice too small). It has an additional two buttons on either side of the mouse, so works well for lefties as well.

I found two buttons is enough for my keybinding needs. I just bind control and shift to the two thumb buttons. So, I have 14 keys around WASD that I bind, then with the mouse buttons I effectively triple the number of skills / spells I can bind (e.g. 1, shift + 1, control + 1). Was very comfortable gaming like this.

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I am currently using the Logitech g600 MMO mouse, but I find it quite comfortable for general computer usage as well. The matte makes all the difference, before I had one with shiny plastic and it was awful, always felt sticky. Lovin’ matte.

Before this I had a Razer Naga, but Razer can be a bit, problematic from time to time. But I am loving this Logitech one so far. Whenever I’ll need a keyboard to be replaced, I might go them as well for that.

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i use nostromo for gaming and a logitech k120 for typing.

someday i worry they’ll stop making and selling the nostromo i’m so dependent on it for gaming. oh well time to buy some more back ups!

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Zen Dadaist

Ye olde first generation Razer Naga. When it goes I will struggle to find a suitable replacement.

I can’t stand the way newer generations have the M4 and M5 -behind- the scroll wheel instead of slightly to the left of LMB. It’s actually physically painful for me to try and bend back my hand and curl my middle finger down to reach those, and I use them a lot for quick mounts/weapon swaps/etc in games. Can’t go back to mice without 12 buttons down the side for gaming. I really can’t…

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This one from Lioncast.

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thatlanteshguy

Just went through the struggle of finding the right gaming mouse myself. My problem is that I have small hands and use a claw/fingertip hybrid grip. When everyone out there is making mice for people with large hands using palm grips it was a downright battle to find one. All of the mice were simply too long to fit into my hand.

And then I found the Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex. It’s small. Around 4.5 inches long when some of the other mice were 5 to 5.2 inches long. It has a diamond shape in the back instead of a rounded one that makes it perfect for my grip. It’s also really, really fast and lightweight as it was built for FPS games and not MMOs. It does have 2 thumb buttons though which is enough for me to get by with in MMOs. It also goes for $40.

I Highly, HIGHLY recommend it for anyone looking for a small, fast, lightweight mouse. I’d skip it if you have large hands and use a palm grip though.

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Rhime

Logitech 502 mouse, G15 keyboard and G403 headphones. Their software program allows me to setup macros on both the mouse and keyboard together all in multiple profiles…awesome!

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Utakata

Something wireless with a Microsoft logo. Am I supposed to be using something else? o.O

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Godson69

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse – a very large mouse for my very large hands and has 4 side buttons, 12 buttons in all. I’ve tried other mmo mice with 12 side buttons but my thumb ended up hitting multiple buttons and was very uncomfortable. While it is wireless, you can keep the usb cable plugged in while using it. I’ve been thinking about buying a couple of spares just in case something happens to my current one.

I currently use the G700, a Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad, and an old SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard. I don’t know what I’m going to do when the keyboard goes. So far, every time it has crapped out, a little bit of cleaning and it starts working again.

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