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Old 09-15-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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when u play dota, do u use a regular PC set (mouse, keyboard) OR some special hardware? like expensive gaming mice and specialized keyboard...

is it worth to spend money for those things?
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:31 AM   #2
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Regular mouse & keyboard. Not like any special equipment can help you play better in such a micro-UNintensive game like dota... (maybe a mouse with a few extra buttons so you can program item slots i guess)
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:42 AM   #3
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I use special software (DR, Banlist, Host bot)
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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I use a USB Numpad when I play on my Laptop PC! Too lazy to remap the item slots via software.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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i own a razer lycosa keyboard as my birthday present from my father
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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just got my microsoft sidewinder x6 today =D

Gonna test it on dota soooon
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:31 AM   #7
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I also has USB numpad for my Laptop. It's a lot easier and faster. Never thought about special mouse, is it expensive ^^?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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Logitech G5 ftw. But rather for FPS games like Call of Duty 4. In RTS games the need for good gaming hardware is not as high as in different ones.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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Not for dota, but generally i own a razer copperhead.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:03 AM   #10
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A regular mouse and keyboard should be enough.

The skill of playing dota is what it really matters.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #11
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I got a faming mouse with a precision booster that would no doubt help tons in counter strike but is useless as hell in DotA except if freefarming and there is that ranged creep devoured by the siege unit.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #12
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expensive gaming mice
I'm sorry, I almost seem to understand even the worst english on the net, but somebody please tell me what the heck is/are "mice"
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #13
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I'm sorry, I almost seem to understand even the worst english on the net, but somebody please tell me what the heck is/are "mice"
Plural of mouse?
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #14
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I'm sorry, I almost seem to understand even the worst english on the net, but somebody please tell me what the heck is/are "mice"
too bad you can't understand regular english :/
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:49 PM   #15
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Normal Keyboard and Mouse. though I do use HP viewer, Item slots = ctrl+z,x,a,s,q,w. and window helper.( I play windowed mode).
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I have a AMD K6 II Athlon 900Mhz, 256 Mb Ram, and a trackball mouse.


I don't recomend that.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:04 PM   #17
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i own a razer lycosa keyboard as my birthday present from my father
your dad encourage u to play more?
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:14 PM   #18
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Gaming mice and keyboards are for noobs. Really, they don't help for shit. Always played with my standard microsoft mouse (really old) and I'm/was semipro at CS:S.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #19
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Okay, I'm a bit tired.. :P he fooled me tho, he didn't put keyboard in plural. Sorry, I really didn't try to be a smart ass, honest!
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:12 PM   #20
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Gaming mice and keyboards are for noobs. Really, they don't help for shit. Always played with my standard microsoft mouse (really old) and I'm/was semipro at CS:S.
Nobody said that playing without gaming peripheral devices is impossible, rather that it can you theoretically make better. I still remember the time when I played with my 10 Euro Microsoft mouse. Since I have the G5 I would never change it back, since I am completely used to the extra side buttons and the configurable sensitivity. Especially side buttons make playing much easier and more comfortable.


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Okay, I'm a bit tired.. :P he fooled me tho, he didn't put keyboard in plural. Sorry, I really didn't try to be a smart ass, honest!
Googl'ing the unknown term would have taken approximately the same time you needed to make this post. Gratz.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #21
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Special equip? Yes!
For DotA? I think... NOT


I am playing with a Regular Microsoft Office Keyboard I got myself because I liked the functions. Mouse is a Razer Diamondback which I use in combination with the Razer Exact Mat. Those however I bought when I was excessively playing egoshooters (unreal tournament + CS:S) a few years back and it DID make a fucking huge difference when compared with my ten bucks mouse and for-free (if any) mousepad.

For DotA however, it's like in love and war: anything goes
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:34 PM   #22
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Judging from Starcraft progamers, I say most of them use a standard keyboard/mouse to play.

Keyboard : Samsung DT35
Mouse : logitech mini optical mouse

And of course they all use heavy CRT monitors.

Now if such a micro-intensive game like Starcraft only uses standard equipment like this, what makes you think you need high-end gaming equipment to function properly? =]
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:37 PM   #23
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@xmas

haha that happened to me earlier I was reading something this morning, SUPER tired and i saw the word "door" and for a little bit i was like wtf is a door, pronouncing it "doo-er" in my head. So dont feel ashamed.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #24
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I use razer lycosa and g9 mouse. I bought the keyboard mainly because of stepmania though >< The mouse I bought for DotA b/c it has many buttons. When I get the money I'll prolly buy the mamba.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:07 AM   #25
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the most norma keyboard you can get
but i like to have a nice mouse
am using a Logitech MX1100 at the moment, the buttons on the side are progged on item slot 1 and 2 and pressing the wheel to the right skips to next song^^
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #26
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It would be fun to have a very-very large screen, that allows to see the whole map while playing
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:01 PM   #27
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I use normal keyboard, and a normal mouse w/o a scroll pad on it and yea I got no mouse pad lol whatsmore?
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #28
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I use normal keyboard, and a normal mouse w/o a scroll pad on it and yea I got no mouse pad lol whatsmore?
I also don't have any special equipment...
but that's just because I'm cheap, lol
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