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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Mouse for gaming

    Mouse for gaming
    By Skywalker DK August 23, 2001, 11:10 AM

    One of my buddies is getting a new PC. He's wondering whether he should get an optical mouse or a standard one. Does an optical require batteries? He will mainly be using the PC for gaming.

    Thanks in advance.

    By gateways_rule August 23, 2001, 11:40 AM

    I have a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Pro and I love it! No, it doesn't take batteries.

    By cranch August 23, 2001, 11:42 AM

    I love my optical mouse too. If you are going to get a Microsoft mouse, make sure you get one of those Second generation mice because they are supposed to be 33% faster. I have a logitech and a Microsoft Explorer mouse. I have no complaints with it!!

    By ThemSkillz August 23, 2001, 01:52 PM

    Its a matter of choice, but with a regular cheap mouse you can still frag the best if youre good

    By havok13154 August 23, 2001, 01:52 PM

    i have a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical and when the pads on the bottom got ran down i called and they sent me a new one (100% free) and it was 2nd gen

    i love my mouse

    By ariec August 23, 2001, 01:59 PM

    Wireless mouses need batteries, stay away from wireless. My friend had one, he was replacing the batteries every couple weeks it seemed like. He got rid of it.

    By ariec August 23, 2001, 02:00 PM

    Oh, and I have a cheap Wise Tech optical, looks like a logitech. Only cost me about 10 bucks but it works great.

    By Megalodon1 August 23, 2001, 04:12 PM

    If he is going to do alot of deathmatching, I would go with either the Microsoft Optical or the Razer Boomslang (expensive but good).

    By JuveDuke August 23, 2001, 04:15 PM

    go for which mouse feels the best in your hand, and the button features. I dont think ball or optical really matters that much. I have heard great things about the razer.

    By CadetLee August 23, 2001, 04:20 PM

    I went from a ball mouse to optical, and I do not want to go back..no cleaning or anything! It's quite precise, too.

    By FeLicKz August 24, 2001, 12:46 AM

    am i odd i went from optical 1st gen to a ball mouse?~??! logitec mousman wheel

    By doyom August 24, 2001, 02:54 AM

    Don't optical mice have problems with quick movements? That's what I've heard and thats why it's not good for gaming.

    By Neo August 24, 2001, 03:24 AM

    No that is not true. Optical mice are much more sensitive than conventional mice making it even better for gaming. But for hardcore gaming I'd suggest the razer boomslang 2000. (pretty expensive but well worth it)

    By Blizzard August 24, 2001, 04:28 AM

    I have both the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Optical and the Logitech Optical Mouseman Wheel. And the only thing I can say is : Buy the Logitech one! It's the best in my opinion. More comfortable and I think it performs better too. Besides, it's got a cool blue light

    By Exode August 24, 2001, 04:47 AM

    For die-hard gamers, there is only one choice.. Ball-Mice

    The Ball-Mice come with diffrent resolutions, 600x600 until 1000x1000 the higher the more accurate.

    the ball-mice react faster than the optical ones...
    Atleast that is what I read in a gamers mag, I personally have a optical, love it... nohassle, no cleaning..

    By al bundy August 24, 2001, 05:12 AM

    quote:Originally posted by CadetLee:
    I went from a ball mouse to optical, and I do not want to go back..no cleaning or anything! It's quite precise, too.

    Same here!

    By scott August 24, 2001, 06:31 AM

    quote:Originally posted by Neo:
    No that is not true. Optical mice are much more sensitive than conventional mice making it even better for gaming. But for hardcore gaming I'd suggest the razer boomslang 2000. (pretty expensive but well worth it)


    IMHO the Boomslang 2000dpi mouse is a hyped-up, overpriced pos-I have one and was not at all impressed. Use my Logitech optical now-cost 1/4 as much and works much better for me.


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