Thread: Keybinds

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    Keybinds

    I know from experience with WoW that 1-9 as keybinds just aren't that great. So hard to reach further down on the end. What do you use as keybinds for your skills? I was thinking of using my same keybinds as in Wow, and they seem to work pretty great. I moved with E,S,D,F instead of W,A,S,D so i had access for more keybinds around the central era

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaWhiplash View Post
    I know from experience with WoW that 1-9 as keybinds just aren't that great. So hard to reach further down on the end. What do you use as keybinds for your skills? I was thinking of using my same keybinds as in Wow, and they seem to work pretty great. I moved with E,S,D,F instead of W,A,S,D so i had access for more keybinds around the central era
    Get a G-13 ( or Nostromos which I find clunky) and a naga-ish mouse and you can use your thumb for all strafing/ special abilities, 22 keybinds. That takes care of your left hand now use the Naga-ish mouse for an addition 12 keybinds and movement

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    I didn't spend a lot of time mapping my skills.
    (AZERTY-keboard here)
    AZSD is for movement.
    My weapon skills are still bound to 1 - 5.
    Heal skill is A, Utilities are: E,F and SHIFT+F, and my elite was SHIFT+A.
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    I'll use the same as wow. E,R,T,F,G,V,Q,1,2,3,4 + SHIFT + CTRL but obviously paired down I always use E,R,SE ,SR for my primary rotational abilities, T/ST for an interrupt/silence V for a snare SV for snare removal defensive abilities in Q, SQ, 1, S1 and then the rest kinds fills in. I assume It'll be similar here. I may shorten things up like using f and 3 instead of v and t

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    Movement: WSAD
    Emergency: Q,E,F
    Stance Change: Shift+W, Shft+A, Shft+S,Shft+D
    Semi-Urgent: Shift+Q, Shift+E,Shift+F
    Normal: 1,2,3,4
    Self Cast: alt+1,alt+2,alt+3,alt+4
    Pet: ctr+1/2/3/4/A/S/D/F
    Misc: shift+1/2/3/4/5, 5,6, shift+T/E/G, F1,F2,F3, Shift+F1/F2/F3
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    You don't actually need that many keys in GW2.

    WASD movement, double tap any to dodge
    Q is '7' (utility 1)
    E is '8' (utility 2)
    V is '9' (utility 3)
    Z is '0' (Elite)
    X is '6' (heal)
    R is 'F1' (burst)
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 left as those because I can reach them
    ` is swap weapons

    If you are using a class that uses more than one function key skill then you might want to use shift modifiers.
    Last edited by Hjalmtyr; 2012-08-19 at 03:31 PM.

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    I use the Logitech G13, and here's my layout.



    As for my mouse, I use the Razer Deathadder since I find no reason to have a mouse with more than 5 buttons since I have the G13.
    Mouse Button 4 is Dodge
    Mouse Button 5 is Jump
    And Mouse Button 3 (wheel) is Next Target
    Last edited by Javey; 2012-08-19 at 03:34 PM.

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    Didn't check during the last stress test, but did they implement shift modifiers?

    If so then my Hot Bar binds will be 1 2 3 4 5 Shift 1 2 3 4 5, if not my 6 through 0 will be Q E R T F
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javey View Post
    I use the Logitech G13, and here's my layout.



    As for my mouse, I use the Razer Deathadder since I find no reason to have a mouse with more than 5 buttons since I have the G13.
    Mouse Button 4 is Dodge
    Mouse Button 5 is Jump
    And Mouse Button 3 (wheel) is Next Target
    These are awesome and the thumb is so responsive. My layout compared to yours is a lil different. Your Auto run is my Tab target, below S is Spacebar/jump and I use my mouse for all forward movement and turning so your W is always my favorite ability. Then for comfort G19 is 1, G18 is 2....G17-3, 18-4, 19-5, 22-6 then all others are other stuff. On my Naga i have certain stuns, shields, health packs, mainly all evasive/survival

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hjalmtyr View Post
    You don't actually need that many keys in GW2.

    WASD movement, double tap any to dodge
    I don't know. I'm going to see if I can find an intuitive dodge button. Double-tap was okay, but didn't always felt natural.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blznsmri View Post
    Didn't check during the last stress test, but did they implement shift modifiers?
    Yes, yes they did. Thank god (or whatever) for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynna View Post
    Yes, yes they did. Thank god (or whatever) for that.
    Awesome, wont have to find a new reply or loot all button...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynna View Post
    Double-tap was okay, but didn't always felt natural.
    Yeah I didn't like double tap for dodging, I'm sure a lot of people have already keybind Dodge to another button. I did, and Dodging as become much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynna View Post
    I don't know. I'm going to see if I can find an intuitive dodge button. Double-tap was okay, but didn't always felt natural.
    I'm an old Unreal Tournament veteran so I guess that's why I'm used to double tapping a direction key so rapidly to dodge. B is a close button to have for dodge if you don't like double tapping, but since I have the lightning speed tapping already engraved in my brain, I figured I'd keep it at that and free up a keybind.

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    We have had several threads on this topic.

    One of the biggest was: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...W2-Keybindings!

    Thanks.

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