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    When I used the keyboard, I had `-6 bound, f1-f4, caps lock, qertyfgzxcv all bound, then modified with shift.
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    I will try that, and also maybe I can look into getting a mouse that a few buttons that may help with moving or other abilities. Thanks guys!

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    another thing that some people do is isntead of using wasd they use rdfg. it gives them way more hotkeys that are usable, but if you're really used to wasd, it can be real hard to change.
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    RDFG user here! (Because you all wanted to know, right?)

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    for a long time I played FPS with eadf It's sort of awkward, but it actually feels more natural for someone with big hands.
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    I've been using WASD since the days of Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. It would be extremely difficult to switch now. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggathon View Post
    for a long time I played FPS with eadf It's sort of awkward, but it actually feels more natural for someone with big hands.
    Meh yeah, I can't switch away from wasd because I wouldn't be able to use shift or control effectively if I did...so essentially I get a lot more binds using wasd because I can actually use modifier keys.

    As I mentioned, I have 30-40 binds that might potentially be used during any given fight...and they're all basically left of the 5-t-g-v column (or on my mouse...which I only use for mwheelup/down and mouse3).

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    How exactly do you remember which abilities you bound to which key, on all different toons? I find it hard to remember any new ones I add and I guess repetition will make it stick in the brain (and on muscle memory), but how do you remember all those for each character? That's a lot. And then if some abilities disappear in MoP, will you have a hard time adjusting since most of the abilities/spells have been the same at least since BC?

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    Bind similar abilities to the same key. For example I have Inquisition, Slice n Dice, Savage Roar and Soul Fire bound to Shift+3, all my interrupts are on R, executes are on t, combo point/main nuke on 1+2, finishers on 3 and 4. Short term damage buffs on F, proc ability on V.

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    That makes sense. I will try to re-bind some of my abilities in a way that makes "sense" to me when I think about it, and I will put the most important ones closest to where my hand rests majority of the time. Thanks Fetzie.

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    Mostly I use similar binds for all my characters.

    Interrupts are generally on f, main rotational buttons are on q, e, v, g, x, mouse3, maybe 1 or 2 or the mousewheel if needs be, cleanses/dispels are on 2, defensive CDs are on 4 or 5, dps cooldowns are on ctrl-f/ctrl-g/shift-c/ctrl-c, etc...it varies some too...tanking buttons tend to be prioritized differently, healing buttons too.

    I dunno, it's not really a problem. I don't really think about it that much. I'd have a hard time even saying exactly what button does what ability for any given character (is q stormstrike? lava lash? not sure without looking...but my fingers know when I'm playing).

    Edit: jeez...you do work for a few minutes and the whole thread has moved on...still, the point of "my fingers know better than my brain does" stands.

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    Here is a tanking question. I have never tanked but I am currently leveling a druid for tanking (in low levels right now), but I'm trying to gear my 85 DK for tanking. With a larger mob, or bosses that are too freaking big for the screen with adds, what or how is the best way to switch targets. I find that when trying to fill in for a tank in dungeons while waiting for another, when I try to click the target I want to attack or force to attack me, there are times that it highlights the wrong one or say if someone runs behind you and you need to target them quickly or DG them, I need to be able to change targets quicker, but tab seems like it isn't working the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elven2012 View Post
    Stuff about switching targets
    2 Answers really.

    1) You use your mouse to re position your camera and physically turn your character, its not used for much so you just click them.
    2) At end game, you can use target macros.
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    Tidy Plates and Tidy Plates: Threat Plates are pretty much the best thing possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elven2012 View Post
    Here is a tanking question. I have never tanked but I am currently leveling a druid for tanking (in low levels right now), but I'm trying to gear my 85 DK for tanking. With a larger mob, or bosses that are too freaking big for the screen with adds, what or how is the best way to switch targets. I find that when trying to fill in for a tank in dungeons while waiting for another, when I try to click the target I want to attack or force to attack me, there are times that it highlights the wrong one or say if someone runs behind you and you need to target them quickly or DG them, I need to be able to change targets quicker, but tab seems like it isn't working the best.
    I use Tidy Plates, you can just click on the name plate. I tab sometimes, but I find tab targeting to be kind of all over the place - sometimes it's accurate sometimes it's the dead mob.

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    Thanks everyone. I will give all these good new tips a try later today after work!

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    do you have nameplates turned on? being able to click the name plates will oftentimes allow you to select mobs through bigger hitboxes.
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    Yes...my nameplates are on so I can just click on those instead of trying to click on the body of the unit.

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    Please tell me this thread is an early April fool's joke.

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    It happens about once every 3 months. Someone walks in say "so and so says clicking is okay" or "my guild mates made fun of me for click, wtf?!?" And then all this gets stirred up again.
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