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    Cool What is keyboard turning?

    I'm Spanish and I've always played WoW in that language, so sometimes when i'm on this forums I don't understand some of the expresions that are used in English.
    So... What does keyboard turning means?

    Thank you for your time
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    it's when you turn your character with either the arrow keys on your keyboard (and if you are playing like this you are already fail lol) or with wasd (which is what you SHOULD be using to move around in combo with the mouse)

    Keyboard turning is just bad, it makes you take longer to turn around instead of right clicking the mouse to look around or to spin your character.

    I'm sure others can fill you in, if i am missing something.

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    You should only use the keyboard to move forward and to strafe left and right, while using the mouse to rotate the screen. If you use the keyboard to rotate the screen you are "keyboard turning".
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    using your keyboard to turn your character. its bad.

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    Holding down the A or D key to make your character turn/rotate. It takes a long time, and means you are mainly standing still instead of moving. Instead, you should be using the mouse to turn your character, by holding down the right mouse button and moving it from side to side. Faster and more efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilena View Post
    ...when you turn your character with either the arrow keys on your keyboard (and if you are playing like this you are already fail lol)...
    Yeah, totally fail.

    …or left-handed.

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    Oh god...another Keyboard Turning/Mouse Moving, Keybinding/Click war thread...here comes the arguements.

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    Its something bad, something you shouldnt do. Think of it like smoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostveins View Post
    Oh god...another Keyboard Turning/Mouse Moving, Keybinding/Click war thread...
    Actually it is not...the OP is asking for a definition because his english isn't good enough. (...as your reading abilities apparently^^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveshack View Post
    Its something bad, something you shouldnt do. Think of it like smoking.
    hey, smoking isn't bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveshack View Post
    Its something bad, something you shouldnt do. Think of it like smoking.
    At least I can smoke and play wow effectively. Can't keyboard turn and do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Actually it is not...the OP is asking for a definition because his english isn't good enough. (...as your reading abilities apparently^^)
    That's not the case. I'm just saying, people will start standing up for Keyboard Turning, saying they're comfortable with that, and then others will disagree saying it sucks and it doesn't make you pro, bla bla bla. I for one will not side with anything, but just acknowledge the fact that you should play with whatever style you feel like.
    But yes, I should've just come out with an answer to his question.
    Keyboard turning is just simply turning around with the Arrow Keys or W, A, S, D.

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    Default bind (on the PTR, 4.0.3a) for A and D has changed to strafe left and right. Nice move because this will "force" players to play/move better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Default bind (on the PTR, 4.0.3a) for A and D has changed to strafe left and right. Nice move because this will "force" players to play/move better.
    =O
    But then what am I supposed to do when idling on my mount and slowly spinning round in circles ='[
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    probably not, many like me will change it back.

    i dont keyboard turn however :P but i like it the way it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brook View Post
    probably not, many like me will change it back.

    i dont keyboard turn however :P but i like it the way it is
    people who say this, I don't understand. If you don't actually keyboard turn, then when wouldn't you want Q and E available as free binds... it's so nice, close, and easy to press.

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    For people that use the number pad for keybinds and the W,A,S,D for turning and going forwards and backwards.

    real fail in pve and pvp.

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    Well, turning with A and D as a healer while(!) casting heals (no, not instants) can't be counted as keyboard turning, because you lose time to click again your raidframes if you turn around to see whats going on in battle.

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