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    Can you be top raider as left handed?

    Well im left handed,(and yes i suck, even if i was right handed)
    but given the same skill's,would right beat left?


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    I don't see why not.

    Assuming your input hardware is appropriately south-pawed.

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    Most of the best athletes the world has ever known are left handed.

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    pretty sure it doesnt make a difference. if you are left or right handed

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    Is being left handed considered a debilitating disease? Why would it matter?
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    Yes... would you believe me if I said I bind my spells on the numpad and I place world top 5 DPS on multiple heroic fights and I'm in a 5/7 H guild? Probably not. But it's all true.
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    It does'nt make a different :P Im a lefty and i concider myself as competent with right handed people. :P However I'm used to use my right hand for mouse controling and left hand for spamming button's ^^.

    As fare as im concerned. Being left or right handed is not the key element for you to be a successful raider. Awareness, being able to predict and priorities your abilities on the other hand is! (see what i just did there? lololol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taros View Post
    Most of the best athletes the world has ever known are left handed.

    What does that have to do with using a mouse and keyboard?

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    I was under the impression most people played with their face.

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    oh dont get me wrong. its just sometimes (as i do mouse left KB right) i feel its alot of buttons i could hit "extra" if it was reverse.
    atm im mostly rocking from TGB (on keboard) and towards the left

    kinda like f 12 is aaaaalll the way out there (and no)dont use it in combat

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    Is this a troll? Why would your dominate hand make a difference in your raiding capabilities?

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    Being left handed does not dictate which hand you have to use to control the mouse and which you use on the keyboard.. Whatever you get used to will be what works for you, in the same way that a right handed guitar player typically has more dexterity in his left hand, when it comes to playing the instrument.

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    doesn't matter, i hope this thread gets locked before a flamewar about left vs right starts, and then ends up with EU vs US
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    I'm left-handed and was ranked during t11 on world of logs, so I would assume so.

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    Our main tank / raid leader is left handed He uses the Razer Deathadder Left Edition mouse - specifically designed for left handed gamers, and of course his keybinds are quite different positioning wise, I know he always rebinds the wasd formation on any game he plays and it's never impaired any raid. I've never heard anyone say "sorry, I just stood in fire and wiped... I'm left handed".
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    i'm by no means a 'pro,' but i'm a lefty, and i have absolutely no problem playing the game. that said, i play it just as a right-hander would, with the mouse in my right hand, and my left on the keyboard.

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    Doesn't matter at all. If anything you can get a left handed mouse and flip your movement keys around and stuff. It's not that hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taros View Post
    Most of the best athletes the world has ever known are left handed.
    Ok without having anything to back it up, that sounds totally ridiculous to me. First off, lefties are outnumbered by righties vastly. Sure, sports have niches where being lefty has an advantage(ie baseball. Lefty pitchers, lefty specialists, lefty batters facing right handed pitchers). I'm gonna go ahead and say you pulled that out of your ass, and feel confident in the process.


    Back to the original topic though. I identify as a lefty. However, in the process of growing up I was somewhat trained to be righty. What that has given me as an adult is either ambidexterity or just kinda a mixture of left and right favorability. I play baseball lefty. I always throw lefty, in anything. I kick lefty mostly, although I can do both well enough. Tennis is wild, I do both arms about the same. I feel better hitting a golfball lefty, but hit it further and straighter righty. I write with my right hand because that's what they had me do in school at an early age and now I can't really write with my left hand at all. I jack off righty, they didn't teach me that in school, that just sorta happened. Maybe I was doing "the stranger" at an early age and it stuck.... I video game righty. Mouse in my right hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostii View Post
    Yes... would you believe me if I said I bind my spells on the numpad and I place world top 5 DPS on multiple heroic fights and I'm in a 5/7 H guild? Probably not. But it's all true.
    You can bind them wherever u want...arcane mage duh^^.

    Im left handed and i dont have any problems, actually i have advantage against ppl who normally click ctrl, shift, alt.

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    No, it's a well known fact that the unfortunate 10% of the population who are left handed are totally incompetent at everything.

    I'm sorry you had to find out this way

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