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[Hardware Review] General: MMO Mouse-Off

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,659MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Gaming peripherals, the mouse in particular, are a crucial part of any MMOer's arsenal of success. In a new article today, we conduct a "mouse-off". See which one is the ultimate must-have for the discerning MMO player. Agree or not, head to the comments to chat.

The three mice I'm discussing today are the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse, the Steelseries World of Warcraft MMO Legendary Edition, and the Razer Naga 2014. All three mice easily make the cut as far as slick, sophisticated pieces of technology go. They all have adjustable sensitivity, customizable color options, programmable buttons with multiple profiles, varying degrees of game specific integration and user-generated macros. They are relatively the same price; expensive for a computer input device but with features that make them worth it to gamers who spend hours a day using them. But what makes one distinct from the others? 

Read more of Pete Schwab's MMO Mouse-Off.

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  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon

    I need to play with a vertical mouse due to repetitive motion injury to my wrist.  This way my hand is not pronated as in a regular mouse grip but forms a more natural "shaking hand grip" when I grab the mouse.  I might sacrifice some responsiveness and will never be an amazing PvP player due to this but it does save pain in my wrist.  

    Would be nice to see reviews of alternate grip mice. 

  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    I use the Wow legendary mouse myself, I find the thumb and pinky buttons to be perfect its almost as though it was customized to my hand ..... uh oh ? Did I just come up with a money maker or what?
  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon

    Anything wireless out there that's decent? 

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  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    I used a Logitech MX510 for years, and the thing probably still works, but I switch to a Naga a couple of years back.  It's a good mouse, and the feel of it is really secure.  It's nice to be able to change the color of the mouse as well.  It matches my backlit keyboard :D
  • goldtoofgoldtoof leedsPosts: 337Member
    Prefer the corsair vengeance myself as I like to use a claw grip
  • nezixnezix Eugene, ORPosts: 9Member
    I've had a Razer Naga but I now use the G600. I really prefer the G600 primarily for the ring finger button but also the angles of the thumb buttons felt better to me.
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONPosts: 661Member Uncommon
    MX 518, BEST GAMING MOUSE EU!
  • Siris23Siris23 Minneapolis, MNPosts: 217Member Uncommon

    I also have both a Razer Naga and a G600. Of the two I prefer the G600.

    The Naga fit's my hand a little better, but the G600's thumb buttons are much better.

    Edit:

    Looking at Razer's site it looks like they've updated the design of the Naga since I bought mine. If you look at the Naga Epic (the wireless version) on their site you can see the old style, they're almost completely flat and in 4 identical rows. It made it really hard to tell which row you're on by touch.

    I'll have to see if I can find the new design on display somewhere and see if it's any better.

    Edit2:

    My edit's seem to be having issues

  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon
    I miss my Logitech, I will never buy another Razer mouse again, cheap quality.
  • Aimee46Aimee46 ZwollePosts: 11Member

    I  tested whole lots of gaming mice over the years. In this moment I use the Logitech g500s and the Naga. The Naga has a problem with running on certain mousepads. It stimply does not like all surfaces. But when it comes to WvW in GW2 for instance, I still prefer the Naga because of all its buttons. For soloing or other work on the computer I use the g500s.

    Perhaps in near future I will add a g600 to it. I tested it once and like the feel more than the Naga.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk

    Anything wireless out there that's decent? 

    I use a Logitech GS700 and love it. It has 4 left hand buttons, 3 buttons to the left of the left mouse button and one configurable behind the mouse wheel and ratchet toggle. The wheel itself has a ratchet and free mode that is toggled by a mechanical button immediately behind it. It has a nice weight to it, but I don't feel it's too heavy.

    It holds a rechargeable battery with 3 different power consumption modes configurable in the software. If the battery is low or you forgot to charge it, you can use the mouse in corded mode via a USB cord. It uses a USB-B type connector so it works with any device that uses that like your mobile or my Logitech K800 keyboard.

    The Logitech Gaming Software is pretty nice.

  • ReesRacerReesRacer Dallas, TXPosts: 155Member Uncommon
    I used the previous iteration of the Razer Naga, and it failed after about six months. I replaced it the the Logitech G600, which I found more preferable personally. It also pairs beautifully with the Logitech G13 Gameboard (and I can also use the flexible Logitech software for both pieces). Both wrists are eternally grateful, and literally the only time I use the keyboard any longer (for all games, not just MMO's) is to type in chat when not on TeamSpeak.  
     
  • gunmanvladgunmanvlad BucharestPosts: 250Member Uncommon

    I think the G600 is a fair bit more comfortable than the Naga if you have bigger hands. The "hand couch" feels about right, and the buttons on the G600 are more comfortable to press than the Naga (crisp touch, gentle surface).

     

    The WoW mouse has a weird size imo. I guess you really need a certain type of hand and grip to feel comfortable holding it.

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,145Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gunmanvlad

    I think the G600 is a fair bit more comfortable than the Naga if you have bigger hands. The "hand couch" feels about right, and the buttons on the G600 are more comfortable to press than the Naga (crisp touch, gentle surface).

     

    The WoW mouse has a weird size imo. I guess you really need a certain type of hand and grip to feel comfortable holding it.

    Just wanted to hear this if this Logitech immitation of that HORROR Naga solution of writst and thumb killer is any better as it looks. Maybe will give it a try at some time.

    For the rest I have tried many, really many, mouses and other periferals in my life (spending a lot of money) and nothing comes even remotely close to G700. Best MMO mice of all times.

     
  • PAL-18PAL-18 AnachronoxPosts: 802Member
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk

    Anything wireless out there that's decent? 


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  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 774Member Uncommon

    I have had 2 razer mice, and both fell apart within a couple weeks.  I currently use a RAT 7 and I really like it.  I have big hands so a big mouse is a must.

     

    I used quite a few Logitechs, and found them to be reliable and comfortable.

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  • UnleadedRevUnleadedRev Boston, MAPosts: 387Member Uncommon

    I have been using a Razer Naga mouse since 2009/2010.

    Despite my dogs attacking it, me dropping it, and using it for websurfing and games, it still operates flawless.

    I would not use anything else.

  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff Writer St. Charles, MOPosts: 463MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk

    Anything wireless out there that's decent? 

    I use a Logitech G700 with my laptop.  It is nice but not a "gaming" mouse per say.

     

     

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,462Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    I have had 2 razer mice, and both fell apart within a couple weeks.  I currently use a RAT 7 and I really like it.  I have big hands so a big mouse is a must.

     

    I used quite a few Logitechs, and found them to be reliable and comfortable.

    I wonder if that's because some players have tight grips or are "hard" on the mouse.

    I have the original Razer naga and it still works flawlessly.

  • FoxyShoxzyFoxyShoxzy Dallas, TXPosts: 119Member

    My wife and I love our Nagas and won't use anything else. She had an original "blue" one, used it for about 3 years before giving it to me, and I got another year out of it before the double click issue. Right now we are both rocking the previous 2013 green versions, but I wouldn't mind trying the new one.

    I know the Synapse software isn't for everyone, but personally I love it.

    I did try a G600 a few months ago when my first "hand me down" Naga died, and that third button was a deal breaker for me. My hand just couldn't get used to it.

  • MsFitMsFit Home, ALPosts: 24Member Uncommon
    I prefer to use a 4 button roller ball from Logitech. Once I tried it, I never used a mouse again. My only problem is that it doesn't have a center scroll wheel, and unfortunately, most every game assumes you have one and assigns functions to it. Some games won't even let you reassign those functions to other buttons.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,193Member Uncommon

    My experience with Razor mice is not good, they seem very cheaply made.  I would not recommend them.  The Logictech one is a decent mouse, but I went with Corsair.  Their mice are solidly made, much better than all these in the review.

    As to wireless, expect to change batteries often, I got tired of that, so would not recommend wireless for gaming.

  • HulluckHulluck lost in bfe, TNPosts: 605Member Uncommon
    Didn't even think to look here (in the news section) for a Naga 2014 review when I was looking around the other day.   Article was helpful.
  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 774Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    I have had 2 razer mice, and both fell apart within a couple weeks.  I currently use a RAT 7 and I really like it.  I have big hands so a big mouse is a must.

     

    I used quite a few Logitechs, and found them to be reliable and comfortable.

    I wonder if that's because some players have tight grips or are "hard" on the mouse.

    I have the original Razer naga and it still works flawlessly.

    That could be the case, I work out quite a bit and I tend to death grip my mouse, so I may be more to blame than the mouse.  Having said that, Razer is the only mouse that has come apart in my hands.

     

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  • DeanGreyDeanGrey Fresno, CAPosts: 154Member
    Gigabyte makes excellent mice for gaming, at least this has been my experience. They are usually really well priced as well and tend to be the target of newegg MIR's quite often. I use a n52te sometimes but haven't for a while now as none of the games I play would benefit much from it.
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