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Walking is easy in World of Warcraft

From: Adrian Sanabria Date: Sat, Mar 18 2006 9:17 am

I use the alphagrip in WoW quite a bit, and I think it works really well for it. The main convenience is having access to the hotkeys and the mouse at the same time. Since you can move forward by holding down both mouse buttons and by moving the trackball, long walks are comfortable and easy.


World of Warcraft Key Binds

From: Chris Williams Date: Mon, Mar 20 2006 11:10 am

I think that the grip is mostly better for WoW than a keyboard BUT I largely say that as I never liked using the mouse for gaming. HOWEVER, I don't like the mouse for gaming because in general it is too slow to be shuffling it around everywhere.

 

Here is my binds for the grip in total. And below that are the reasons I have ended up with it.

 

bind PAGEUP CHATPAGEUP

bind PAGEDOWN CHATPAGEDOWN

bind SHIFT-PAGEDOWN CHATBOTTOM

bind CTRL-PAGEUP COMBATLOGPAGEUP

bind CTRL-PAGEDOWN COMBATLOGPAGEDOWN

bind CTRL-SHIFT-PAGEDOWN COMBATLOGBOTTOM

bind CTRL-F5 SHAPESHIFTBUTTON5

bind CTRL-F6 SHAPESHIFTBUTTON6

bind CTRL-F7 SHAPESHIFTBUTTON7

bind CTRL-F8 SHAPESHIFTBUTTON8

bind CTRL-F9 SHAPESHIFTBUTTON9

bind CTRL-F10 SHAPESHIFTBUTTON10

bind SHIFT-1 MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON7

bind SHIFT-3 ACTIONPAGE3

bind SHIFT-4 ACTIONPAGE4

bind SHIFT-5 ACTIONPAGE5

bind SHIFT-6 ACTIONPAGE6

bind SHIFT-UP PREVIOUSACTIONPAGE

bind SHIFT-MOUSEWHEELUP PREVIOUSACTIONPAGE

bind SHIFT-DOWN NEXTACTIONPAGE

bind SHIFT-MOUSEWHEELDOWN NEXTACTIONPAGE

bind SHIFT-TAB TARGETPREVIOUSENEMY

bind CTRL-TAB TARGETNEARESTFRIEND

bind CTRL-SHIFT-TAB TARGETPREVIOUSFRIEND

bind SHIFT-F1 TARGETPET

bind SHIFT-F2 TARGETPARTYPET1

bind SHIFT-F3 TARGETPARTYPET2

bind SHIFT-F4 TARGETPARTYPET3

bind SHIFT-F5 TARGETPARTYPET4

bind G ACTIONBUTTON2

bind F8 TOGGLEBAG1

bind F9 TOGGLEBAG2

bind F10 TOGGLEBAG3

bind F11 TOGGLEBAG4

bind P ACTIONBUTTON12

bind SHIFT-I TARGETPARTYMEMBER2

bind SHIFT-P TARGETPARTYMEMBER4

bind SHIFT-SPACE TOGGLEWORLDSTATESCORES

bind SHIFT-M TOGGLEBATTLEFIELDMINIMAP

bind ESCAPE CAMERAZOOMIN

bind PRINTSCREEN SCREENSHOT

bind NUMPADMINUS MINIMAPZOOMOUT

bind CTRL-M TOGGLEMUSIC

bind CTRL-S TOGGLESOUND

bind CTRL-= MASTERVOLUMEUP

bind CTRL-- MASTERVOLUMEDOWN

bind ALT-Z TOGGLEUI

bind END NEXTVIEW

bind HOME PREVVIEW

bind CTRL-R TOGGLEFPS

bind CTRL-Y TOGGLESTATS

bind CTRL-Q TOGGLETRIS

bind CTRL-W TOGGLEPORTALS

bind CTRL-E TOGGLECOLLISION

bind ALT-B TOGGLEPLAYERBOUNDS

bind ALT-P TOGGLEPERFORMANCEDISPLAY

bind ALT-O TOGGLEPERFORMANCEVALUES

bind CTRL-P RESETPERFORMANCEVALUES

bind BUTTON2 TURNORACTION

bind BUTTON1 CAMERAORSELECTORMOVE

bind CTRL-BUTTON1 CAMERAORSELECTORMOVESTICKY

bind Q ACTIONBUTTON5

bind W ACTIONBUTTON4

bind J REPLY

bind X SITORSTAND

bind Z TOGGLESHEATH

bind ENTER OPENCHAT

bind BACKSPACE TOGGLERUN

bind D ACTIONBUTTON3

bind U ACTIONBUTTON7

bind , ACTIONBUTTON8

bind . ACTIONBUTTON9

bind B ACTIONBUTTON10

bind A ACTIONBUTTON11

bind SPACE JUMP

bind L TOGGLEQUESTLOG

bind C TOGGLEWORLDMAP

bind SHIFT-J TOGGLEBACKPACK

bind SHIFT-V OPENALLBAGS

bind DELETE CAMERAZOOMOUT

bind SHIFT-C TOGGLESOCIAL

bind SHIFT-L TOGGLECHARACTER0

bind SHIFT-N TARGETPARTYMEMBER1

bind SHIFT-O TARGETPARTYMEMBER3

bind Y OPENCHATSLASH

bind 1 SELFACTIONBUTTON1

bind 3 SELFACTIONBUTTON2

bind SHIFT-= SELFACTIONBUTTON3

bind - SELFACTIONBUTTON4

bind = SELFACTIONBUTTON5

bind 2 SELFACTIONBUTTON6

bind 4 SELFACTIONBUTTON7

bind / SELFACTIONBUTTON10

bind SHIFT-8 SELFACTIONBUTTON9

bind 9 SELFACTIONBUTTON11

bind 0 SELFACTIONBUTTON12

bind SHIFT-E SHAPESHIFTBUTTON2

bind SHIFT-S SHAPESHIFTBUTTON3

bind SHIFT-A SHAPESHIFTBUTTON4

bind ' MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON1

bind SHIFT-' MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON2

bind SHIFT-9 MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON3

bind SHIFT-~[ MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON4

bind ~[ MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON5

bind SHIFT-/ MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON6

bind SHIFT-\ MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON8

bind SHIFT-. MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON9

bind \ MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON10

bind ] MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON11

bind ` MULTIACTIONBAR1BUTTON12

bind E TURNLEFT

bind S STRAFELEFT

bind O STRAFERIGHT

bind LEFT TURNLEFT

bind I TURNRIGHT

bind T MOVEFORWARD

bind F ACTIONBUTTON2

bind N ACTIONBUTTON6

bind SHIFT-T SHAPESHIFTBUTTON1

bind SHIFT-G SHAPESHIFTBUTTON1

bind M TARGETNEARESTENEMY

bind K MOVEBACKWARD

bind R MOVEBACKWARD

bind TAB TARGETNEARESTENEMY

bind H ACTIONBUTTON1

bind SHIFT-2 TOGGLEAUTORUN


Now to go over that in English. :)

 

Roughly everything that isn't something that is movement or battle centric I've placed on the front panel. This allows me to have my thumbs free to work the mouse while fighting. I mostly just use that ability to fix the camera if I can't see, but the tabbing through enemies in WoW works so poorly that I'm now starting to get used to using the mouse to target enemies where I used to hate having to switch back and forth.

 

I find shift+something to be the easiest to hit, so I generally use this as my first option for reusing a key for multiple uses. Red shift is the second easiest to hit and I use that to toggle my spells for self-cast. Green shift is the next hardest so I use it for my secondary spells.

 

So, on the front panel left thumb, J is reply to whisper, V is currently unused and awaiting something worthy, C is map, Y is /, K is move backwards (though this is a remaider from an old setup and unused), L is my quest log, Shift-C is social, Shift-L is character screen, Shift-J is one bag, Shift-V is all bags, and RedShift-J (AKA @) is autorun just so I don't accidentally hit it.

 

Front panel right thumb, X is sit, Z is sheath/unsheath, enter is chat, space is jump, tab is cycle enemies, and backspace is backspace.

 

Now, one issue with the Grip is that if you have your movement keys on the bottom, then when you are stearing any of the bars you are using to turn or move can't be used for a spell since only one side can be depressed on a button-bar. The extra buttons straddling the index finger keys, though, help this immensely.

 

So, the left index finger has T as move forward, R as move backward, and G and F both as Spell Two. Making sure spell two is something you use a lot is a good thing.

 

The right index finger has N as Spell Six, M as enemy cycling, H as attack, and U as Spell Seven.

 

I steer with E and I as turn left and turn right. S and O are strafe left and right.

 

Shift-(T,E,S,A) switch between animal forms--seeing as I am a druid. And Shift-(N,I,O,P) are select party members 1 through 4.

 

Spells (or button bars) go in the general order FDWQNU,.BAP with button one (attack) handled by H as said before since I don't want to accidentally attack something. Red shift as said. causes these to be self casts, and green handles button bar two. With this setup you can't self cast a spell in bar two without using the mouse. Also, you can't self cast Spell eight because RedShift-, is Enter and would overwrite the chat popup.

 

ALL OF WHICH SAID, there is a whoooole lot of room to configure the keys based on what seems both logical to you and ergonomic to the spells that you use most. So really I probably recommend evolving your keys as you find things a pain to do given your set up. And in the end you'll be a lot ahead of a keyboard because you don't have to contort your fingers to get all the combos, and that means you can cover a larger array and don't have to move your fingers as far around the board to hit them….

 

Ah, and the file is at C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\USERNAME\bindings-cache.wtf. I made two folders for keyboard and Grip and would move them in and out of their folders to this location so I could swap back and forth while still learning….

 

not being able to turn up turn speed is a bit of a hassle for non-mouse jockeys. There is a mouse move speed option in the game and when I steer with the mouse I can turn quite fast. I have a 1600X900 display (doubles as home theater muahahah) so I curse dragging things to the trade window, but for driving no problem--I'm just still not used to being able to drive that way.

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