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Good mouse for Diablo/Starcraft?

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May 1, 2012 9:40:18 PM

I'm looking at a bunch of different mouses right now.

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Deathadder-Infrared-Gaming-... (Razer Deathadder for $50)

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Abyssus-Precision-Optical-G... (Razer Abyssus for $32)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=26-153-... (Razar Naga for $65)

http://shop.steelseries.com/us/mice/steelseries-diablor... (Steel Series Diablo 3 mouse for $80)

Does anyone have experience with these mice? I think I could be doing alot better than my cheap 3 button mouse.
May 1, 2012 10:15:45 PM

I have an abyssus, which is basically your non-cheap 3 button mouse. Good solid mouse, nice finish on it, matches my color scheme with its blue LED. It's a relatively medium sized mouse, so best for claw/finger grip although palming it wouldn't be too bad either, so considering that I think it'll work good for diablo/starcraft. I predominantly play mobas and casual FPS with it.
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May 2, 2012 9:41:20 AM

Also have an Abyssus for use with SC2. It's a good mouse, nothing fancy, but that is just fine for Starcraft/Diablo.

I was also tempted by a Zowie Mico, but they were sold out when I needed a new mouse.

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_31130.html

Mind you I happily made 1v1 masters in SC2 with a 10 year old cheap dell mouse with 3 of the feet missing and no mouse mat.

Do you already have a proper mouse mat by the way? There's no point in a quality mouse without a quality mouse mat. Steelseries 4HD works very well for me.
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May 2, 2012 1:40:41 PM

I've been reading a few reviews on the Razer Naga Hex Edition, and it seems like a very viable mouse to use for Diablo 3.

It has 6 side buttons, perfect for the amount of abilities in diablo! And it looks really sexy
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May 2, 2012 3:25:10 PM

I had a Logitech MX518 for years and thought I couldn't get anything any better.

I recently decided to try the Razer Naga (12-button version) and boy is this thing amazing. I primarily play WoW and am planning on getting into D3, but I absolutely love having my entire 1 through = keys available on the mouse, or conversely leaving them alone and having my entire alternate spell bar available.
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May 9, 2012 12:19:02 AM

It's between the Naga and the Deathadder and I'm hearing more about the Naga. Might go with that.
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May 10, 2012 7:43:25 PM

I used to have a Naga. It is a great mouse, especially for MMORPGs. It is alright as far as comfort but I have had alot more comfortable mice. I don't think you will need the amount of buttons the 12 button Naga uses. If you are going with a Naga I'd go with a Hex. When I stopped playing MMOs I found no need to have a mouse with so many buttons so I got a Logitech G700.

I like the Logitech G700 a lot http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-G7.... It has a nice selection of buttons and a really nice shape to it. The battery life is great.

Another great choice is the Logitech G500 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G500-Programmable-Gaming....

I've used 3 Logitech mice and 2 Razer. Although all the mice have been pretty good, I'm partial to Logitech. Logitech's customer support is far superior to Razer's and their software is better. If I ever had a problem with any Logitech product including just normal wear they have been more than happy to easily replace it for me, even on some of my products I had for 3 years and they no longer carried. Lately there have been a lot of 35% off codes for their G-series products as well. I might have one in my email if you decide to go that route.

Sorry if this added more choices instead of narrowing it! In the end of the day it comes down to your preference and what you like. If you have a Microcenter or Fry's near you I suggest buying a couple and testing them out as they will let you return open products for a full refund within 30 days. Amazon lets you do this as well but you have to pay the return shipping.
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May 13, 2012 1:39:44 PM

Takachsin said:
I used to have a Naga. It is a great mouse, especially for MMORPGs. It is alright as far as comfort but I have had alot more comfortable mice. I don't think you will need the amount of buttons the 12 button Naga uses. If you are going with a Naga I'd go with a Hex. When I stopped playing MMOs I found no need to have a mouse with so many buttons so I got a Logitech G700.

I like the Logitech G700 a lot http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-G7.... It has a nice selection of buttons and a really nice shape to it. The battery life is great.

Another great choice is the Logitech G500 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G500-Programmable-Gaming....

I've used 3 Logitech mice and 2 Razer. Although all the mice have been pretty good, I'm partial to Logitech. Logitech's customer support is far superior to Razer's and their software is better. If I ever had a problem with any Logitech product including just normal wear they have been more than happy to easily replace it for me, even on some of my products I had for 3 years and they no longer carried. Lately there have been a lot of 35% off codes for their G-series products as well. I might have one in my email if you decide to go that route.

Sorry if this added more choices instead of narrowing it! In the end of the day it comes down to your preference and what you like. If you have a Microcenter or Fry's near you I suggest buying a couple and testing them out as they will let you return open products for a full refund within 30 days. Amazon lets you do this as well but you have to pay the return shipping.


Thanks alot. I'm thinking about the G500 now, (sorry but I'm going wired so the G700 is out. There is a Fry's about 30 minutes away so I might check them out today.
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May 13, 2012 1:42:39 PM

Straying a little off topic but would anyone suggest a gamepad like this or are they a waste of money? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NEK2GE

F.Y.I- I play everything except MMO's (hate subscription fees)
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May 16, 2012 4:58:04 PM

Josh5890 said:
Straying a little off topic but would anyone suggest a gamepad like this or are they a waste of money? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NEK2GE

F.Y.I- I play everything except MMO's (hate subscription fees)


Personally I have never liked gamepads that much. Some people love them though. The gamepad is like the Razer Naga, where you need to train your hand to get used to it, so you might hate it at first but love it once you get the feel for it. It's all about the muscle memory. I don't think you would use the extra keys enough especially if you are not playing a MMO. I find most games have pretty simple and clean controls that work well with the controller.

If it is something you're interested in, go up to your Fry's and get one and try it out. See if it's something you'd like to use.

On a side note for the mice.

I tried out a RAT7 from Microcenter for the heck of it. The mouse is insane and is completely customizable but I didn't like it. I'm sure with enough time it would have been great but I like stuff that is simpler. I was worried about the G700 at first because it was wireless too, and the last wireless/wired mouse I was always using wired because the battery sucked and it had it's own rechargeable battery. The G700 I am really satisfied with. It has the option to plug and play but I don't really use it. It uses 1 AA battery, and I have a lot of rechargeable that I use with my Xbox. So it is really clean to pop it open switch a battery and keep going. I agree with you though, it can get annoying especially when the battery dies during a crucial part, but I just really like the feel of it. The G500 is a great mouse, I used a very similar older model of it that I still have as my backup mouse to this day (only mouse I haven't resold when I buy a new one).
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May 22, 2012 6:17:38 PM

I'm a fan of Razer's Naga for Diablo III. I don't use the keyboard at all except for logging in and chatting.

The side key pad is great and I actively use 1-6 and sometimes 7-9.

1 2 3: all three set to abilities
4 5 6: fourth ability, shift, map
7 8 9: inventory, zoom, close all windows
(I forgot what I set 10-12 as, but I rarely use them as I have to reposition my thumb to hit those keys)

Since I am always hitting/holding down shift, I bound it to the 5 key in the middle. All my thumb has to do is reach over for any of the surrounding keys for easy access.

It's not that I don't like using the keyboard for as well, but playing while sitting on the couch is much more comfortable when all I have to do is control the mouse--just a personal preference.

Last mouse I had was Logitech's G5 mouse so I can't really compare to the others you've listed.
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May 29, 2012 12:04:17 AM

Best answer selected by Josh5890.
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