Keybindings and Controllers For WoW

February 10, 2009

TGAPGeorge – Warrior Tank

I came across a Logitech G13 post on the great blog, Tank like a girl, that inspired me to write about my own Ass-Kicking controller. For I too have a G13 and it’s made things so much better!

For a long time I used the WASD keys to move around, only using the mouse to click on stuff. Around level 40 — the first time I hit 40 — I realized this wouldn’t be good enough. I changed my controlling outlook to one more… well, controlling.

I needed two things:

  1. I should never HAVE to look down to see what keys I’m hitting.
  2. Most spells I use need to be readily at hand.

So I changed up my keybindings, used more mouse for movement, and for my Priest it worked fine.  Then I leveled my Warrior and found it was vastly inadequate.

cyborg-unit1Right before Circuit City went under, I found the Saitek Cyborg Command Unit for $13 in the bargain bin.  Less keys than a keyboard didn’t seem like the answer, but I was intrigued by how they were placed.  Theoretically I would have all those keys right under my fingers instead of reaching across the top row.  I gave it a shot and it worked so much better.  Better, but it wasn’t quite good enough.

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New Links to Tanking Blogs

January 29, 2009

One of the best paths to becoming a better Tank is to study and learn from the Tanks who have come before you. I regularly check my Google Reader — and you should too — to see who’s posted something new on their Tank blogs.

We’ve found a number of Tanking blogs recently and have added them to our link list. You should definitely check them out. Most are specifically about one type of Tank, be it Druid, Warrior, Paladin, or DeathKnight Tanks. Regardless, each one has the potential for teaching something to us all.