Which Keyboard for WoW

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  1. lwien macrumors regular

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    So I'm getting a new iMac and will be playing WoW quite a bit. Which do you think is better, the wireless or the wired? Not looking to go aftermarket unless going aftermarket makes a very big difference.
     
  2. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    I don't play wow, but I do play alot of SC2, and I personally use the  Wireless Keyboard with my MBP. Works just fine for me, and I've seen plenty of other people play directly with the keyboard on the MBP, which is the same as the Wireless Keyboard. I like it because it take's up a very minimal position on the desk, and I can use it to plug my MBP into my TV and control hulu/frontrow wirelessly.
     
  3. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    wired obviously? You wouldn't want your battery to die in the middle of a raid.
     
  4. sinser macrumors 6502a

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    exactly ;)
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    You might also want to look into a Nostromo N52. It can be very handy.
     
  6. lwien thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL. Hadn't thought of that. Gotta put the MJ away. :rolleyes:

    Thanks.
     
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  8. ptrhenry52 macrumors newbie

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    Logitech G15 is a highly desirable backlit keyboard, with lots of extra keys for gaming, plus a LCD display.I have used this keyboard for WoW.It has 18 programmable keys, which you can switch between three sets, for a total of 54 programmable macros.
     
  9. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    To the OP, it really depends on what you are doing. PVP? Raiding? Just a leisure player? Are you a tank, healing, dps?

    I don't agree with this, maybe for raiding, but for serious PVP this is a not going to work unless if your a minimal button class like a ret pally. I believe some of the top competitors did a write up on this basically calling it trash. From my understanding, the buttons are poor quailty and the thumb track is useless.

    I nearly strictly PVP, currently 2700 rated in 3's and 5's and I would say the best keyboard I have found was the old clicky IBM keyboards. They have awesome response, clear tactile keys, and reliablity next to none (that is why you can still find ones that are 20 years old).
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Regarding the N52, I've had mine for all most 10 years, actually I own two. I can't speak to current quality, but mine are well built. Today that could be an issue.

    I was not into PVP that much. Mostly I participated in 5 player parties or solo. The thumb pad is the weakest button on the N52 (don't have a thumb track), but the thumb wheel, button, and scroll wheel (8 inputs) are conveniently located for whatever. I use the scroll to cycle through in-game tool bars. I use the wheel to select party members for healing. I like being able to easily program all the button on it for a total of about 22 inputs. Granted, 5 of those buttons are used for movement. It also configures itself automatically when a game is launched for a game specific set you all ready setup. Maybe programmable keyboards can do this to some extent, but I consider the 8 extra inputs easily reached with my thumb without moving my hand from it's base position to be an advantage the keyboard does not offer. I use it with a 4 button/scrollwheel mouse and am covered for my gameplay style.
     
  11. microcolt macrumors regular

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    The batteries last about a month if you use it constantly(everyday use). When your Mac says 10% change it, no biggie. If anyone is going to say anything about response times or ghosting, please, find something better to argue about.
     
  12. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    The batteries last more than a month. Self experience. The g15 is good because of all the programmable keys. Assign all your skills to to them.
     
  13. microcolt macrumors regular

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    They'll last way longer than a month if you turn the keyboard off, but I always keep mine on 24/7 I don't mind replacing batteries monthly.
     
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