FireGryphon wrote:Most people apparently do, but I prefer ESDF for my directional movement. That gives me an addition column of keys -- right by my pinky that I can use for movement or other actions -- that WASD players don't get. I've used ESDF for close to two decades now. Is there something great about WASD that I miss by using ESDF?
tanker27 wrote:Either WASD or ESDF, I switch freely between them based on my needs. Arrow keys.........seriously?
puppetworx wrote:I use ESDF because having Caps Lock mapped as a control key gets annoying for in game chat. I also use Belkin (Razer) Nostromo keypad because I found that the offset of the key rows on a regular keyboard combined with having to arch my hand over lower keys really stresses my hand after a while - brilliant device, even if it is significantly overpriced.
puppetworx wrote:I also use Belkin (Razer) Nostromo keypad because I found that the offset of the key rows on a regular keyboard combined with having to arch my hand over lower keys really stresses my hand after a while - brilliant device, even if it is significantly overpriced.
cynan wrote:If you include the numpad as arrow keys, then yes. Seriously. This makes it particularly annoying when games arbitrarily decide not to let you bind keys such as numpad ENTER (eg, Max Payne 3).
AbRASiON wrote:WASD is long dead, ESDF took over near a decade ago. Gives you more room to move on the left hand side of your hand. otherwise identical. It's simply the smarter choice.
tanker27 wrote:I have one and even forced myself to use it regularly I just could'nt get used to it even after about 50+ hours of use. It got in the way more than it helped. If you have any tips,tricks, or suggestions I would gladly listen to them.
PenGun wrote:It must be some kind of misunderstanding. The proper way is ASDLeftALT. That was the original Doom key binding.
I have used that ever since. Why would you want your hand all cramped up into that ridiculous WASD claw? With the ASDLeftALT setup you have room for useful inside keys. I use X for sprint and Z for health in games that support those things. The top layer is open too and I have used W for use for many years. Q and E I keep for lean if it's in the game.
Anyhoo try ASDLeftALT for a more relaxed, and you will find deadly, pattern.