It’s time to take a look at Razer’s Hex gaming mouse, which sports a wicked green finish. You can check out the full unboxing as well as a mini review in the video below:
is 6 macro buttons necessary for anything other than mmos? lol. although the 180 degree turn is pretty nice on fps games :>
MMO, MOBA (League of Legends), RTS, and action RPGs such as Diablo 3 (can’t wait). As for FPS games there isn’t much to be said there. In MW3 you can use it for those support buttons and in BF3 you can probably use it to spot or knife someone, but yeah those buttons for those actions aren’t exactly out of the way to begin with on the keyboard.
I don’t think it’s any good for MOBAs. After all the LOLing I’ve been doing I can say with 100% certainty that you can’t play with 1 hand. It’s just for MMOs with their numerous buttons that you need to spam and simply can’t fit on the Keyboard lol
Only thing I’m using the extra buttons on my mouse for in LOL is laughing at my opponents or taunting them (although the laugh is the greatest taunt).
that’s why i was talking about macros lol. not just substitute for buttons :/ all the microsoft mouses i’ve used, you can actually assign a string of macro combination to it instead of just a button. most mmo’s got one combo string and then one skill you spam lol.
and im moba’s i usually set it up for either a combo move (uhh… use to play Hon (I hated LoL… was more of a pushing contest instead of pvp… and regenerating base… argh…) but for forsaken archer (back when it was op) on hon, i usually did the arrow root + ult which i can pull off way faster with a macro than by different button presses… also found that the targeting spells are way easier to pull off if there’s a macro that presses the spell hotkey and automatically left clicks so you can cast as you aim.
@Atrum, that’s up to interpretation. If you don’t think you need it that’s perfectly okay, but, I personally like the fact that you can have somethings such as skills in action RPGs or a hotkey in an rts at the tip of my thumb. The mouse is not meant to take up every single function for a game like you are saying though. If you were aimming at that, then the other naga with 12 side buttons could be better. But, IMO, 12 side buttons are not really manageable, so I actually like the fact that there are 6 buttons compared to 12 on this version of the Naga.
I don’t play MOBA’s too much, so I can’t really comment on it that much. I used to play demigod and I think it could be useful for some hotkey functions there. But, yeah in general it’s really just a personal preference thing that is meant to augment your existing experience vs replacing the keyboard entirely. So, it’s not like you need the mouse for any genre. It’s just meant to be there if you want the extra side buttons. If not, then there is no reason to get it .
Side Note: Every side button can be assigned to either a mouse function, keyboard function, or macro.
^ No I just meant it would be impractical for mobas since there are limited buttons.
It would be amazing for RTS games (groups 1-6 let’s say) or MMOs. Just not for mobas lol
Anyway, the macros are also a good way to play MMOs, I agree. I used them a lot in WOW, that’s for sure.
The mouse is actually marketed more at MOBA’s and action RPGs by Razer more specifically than MMOs because there are 6 buttons vs 12 on the hex compared to the regular naga, which is why I was surprised when you said that.
An all-new gaming mouse from Razer designed solely for winning at action-RPG and MOBA games. The Razer Naga Hex.
I personally tried it with Diablo 3 and it worked out pretty good as extra buttons for the skills, but yeah I can’t really say for MOBA’s. In the full review I am going to have to mention MOBA’s breifly though (I am just going to list some genres it may be applied to) since well it’s marketed that way some other people might get annoyed if I leave it out. But, I am glad we had this discussion. This mouse is really a personal preference item for gaming.
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