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GW2 Are you a clicker?

bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,842 Rare
I saw a statement in another thread that claimed clickers have left the game. Is this true?
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  • lalartulalartu SeoulMember Posts: 445 Uncommon
    I read this as "licker" and got intrigued, but then disappointed...at my own eyes mostly

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,842 Rare
    Originally posted by lalartu
    I read this as "licker" and got intrigued, but then disappointed...at my own eyes mostly

    lulz, don't be. You have nothing to be ashamed of.

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIMember Posts: 2,030 Uncommon

    Um, if you're looking for any correlation between clicking and leaving the game, you need to include options for people who don't click and still play, and people who don't click and left the game.  

    But even then, any poll here is saturated in a few different biases anyway.  (Ie. people who seem to take it upon their shoulders to defend their game, and therefore click anything that may indicate the game is still going strong; and vice versa, the players who take it upon their shoulders to bash the game, and therefore click anything that may indicate the game is failing.) 

  • lifeordinarylifeordinary AgadirMember Posts: 646
    What? i have no idea why clickers would leave the game. I am a clicker and doing great in PVP.
  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INMember Posts: 1,005 Uncommon
    The only reason I'm able to be a nonclicker in this game is my Naga..

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  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAMember Posts: 4,301 Uncommon
    I'm a clicker/mouse hybrid player.  I left GW2 but not because of how I use my abilities.  If anything I found GW2 easier to click my skills than any other game to date.  I left due to lack of systems in endgame and no longevity to the game.
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  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILMember Posts: 3,159

    I had to remap a few keys to minimize clicking, but still do a bit of it.  Traits, mostly.  They're too far from WASD for me.  My wife's a clicker, though.  Somehow she does ok.  Kinda.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member Posts: 16,738 Epic
    What is a "clicker"?
  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INMember Posts: 1,005 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    What is a "clicker"?

    Someone who clicks the UI skills with their mouse.

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  • SereliskSerelisk somewhere, NYMember Posts: 836
    Originally posted by elocke
    I'm a clicker/mouse hybrid player.  I left GW2 but not because of how I use my abilities.  If anything I found GW2 easier to click my skills than any other game to date.  I left due to lack of systems in endgame and no longevity to the game.

    I'm not sure how...

    personally, I used to be a clicker, but GW2 forced me out of it, hehe. Now I get frustrated whenever I'm playing GW2 at a computer that doesn't have any mous ebuttons higher than 3 on it, which is way more often than it should be.

  • jacklojacklo BlackpoolMember Posts: 570

    Is this SERIOUS?

    What difference does it make whether you're a clicker or not?

    I don't see how that would impact somebody's decision to leave or stay with GW2.

    Is it difficult for clickers somehow? Or have I got it the wrong way around?

    Personally I use both styles depending on whether I'm eating pizza or have a can of beer in one hand. It works either way for me.

  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne YorkshireMember Posts: 3,063 Uncommon
    I know two people that stopped clicking after playing GW2.. and they are better for it.
  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABMember Posts: 3,313 Uncommon

    I totally thought that was a d in the title, not a cl

     

    I click 8,9,0 in casual play because I really don't have to click on anything else during PvE, and the mouse stays close enough. In PvP I never click. I plan on purchasing a gameboard to eliminate the cross keyboard stretch.

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  • Cosmonaut79Cosmonaut79 Dixon, ILMember Posts: 175 Uncommon
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    The only reason I'm able to be a nonclicker in this game is my Naga..

    +1 Best gaming purchase I've made.

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTMember Posts: 4,837 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    What is a "clicker"?

    Someone who clicks the toolbar/hotbar with their mouse instead of using the keyboard.

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  • KingGatorKingGator Tampa, FLMember Posts: 428 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    What is a "clicker"?

    Its a label the hard core nerds put on people who click the keyboard to indicate they're not cool in the eyes of the uber geeks.

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTMember Posts: 4,837 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cosmonaut79
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    The only reason I'm able to be a nonclicker in this game is my Naga..

    +1 Best gaming purchase I've made.

    I have one also, but I would place my  Logitech G13 a little bit above the Naga as far as helping my gameplay. The G13 is more flexible for me I guess. 

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  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYMember Posts: 788 Uncommon
    No clicking for  me I use a controller, great for this game...
  • wordizwordiz Eugene, ORMember Posts: 464
    Nope, all keystrokes. I can almost play one handed.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    i use a G700 mouse all abilities are tied to the mouse.. haven't clicked on abilities though since my EQ1 days:)

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  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILMember Posts: 3,159
    Originally posted by KingGator
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    What is a "clicker"?

    Its a label the hard core nerds put on people who click the keyboard to indicate they're not cool in the eyes of the uber geeks.

     

    I hate elitism as much as the next guy, but you might want to consider learning what a term means before going off on it.  

     

    It's just a very inefficient use of the mouse, to click skills with it.  You need the mouse in other ways, so using your keyboard for skill use, whenever possible, is just a better coordinated way of going about it.  It's not about elitism, so much as just a question of whether being that coordinated and efficient is necessary to enjoy GW2, I guess due to it being more demanding.  If you're a clicker, you're probably not very mobile, and will inherently have a harder time with some of the combat mechanics.

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  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVMember Posts: 5,135 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by KingGator
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    What is a "clicker"?

    Its a label the hard core nerds put on people who click the keyboard to indicate they're not cool in the eyes of the uber geeks.

    I hate elitism as much as the next guy, but you might want to consider learning what a term means before going off on it.  

    It's just a very inefficient use of the mouse, to click skills with it.  You need the mouse in other ways, so using your keyboard for skill use, whenever possible, is just a better coordinated way of going about it.  It's not about elitism, so much as just a question of whether being that coordinated and efficient is necessary to enjoy GW2, I guess due to it being more demanding.  If you're a clicker, you're probably not very mobile, and will inherently have a harder time with some of the combat mechanics.

    This ^

    For certain PvE encounters, you could probably get away with clicking, but I would definitely say that the game is not very friendly to clickers.

    I have to seriously question some of the posters here who claim to have 'done just fine' in PvP with clicking on skills. Id be willing to be that, at the very least, they weren't playing melee characters, and even more likely, they were probably sitting back and nuking from afar (Which seems to be one of the only methods of fighting that supports clicking.

    Positioning is just too important in this game to sacrifice that function of the mouse to use skills. Most people won't hit if you aren't facing / aiming at your target. Thieves do more damage when behind their targets and will drop targets who don't deal with that well extremely fast. AoE is very stationary friendly, but most competent players won't sit in AoE.

    The combat for most of the game is just too mobile. I really don't see how people can click through the majority of this game. Either you're a ranger in PvE, letting your pet do most of the work, or you are a meatshield in PvE stacking AoEs on yourself.

  • VirgoThreeVirgoThree Tarzana, CAMember Posts: 1,197 Uncommon

    I stopped my clicking days in SWTOR. That's around when I bought my Naga Epic, and now I'm neither a clicker or a keyboard presser. I'm a mouse button presser >:D, oh and I'm still playing.

  • BossalinieBossalinie Hattiesburg, MSMember Posts: 692 Uncommon
    Originally posted by aesperus
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by KingGator
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    What is a "clicker"?

    Its a label the hard core nerds put on people who click the keyboard to indicate they're not cool in the eyes of the uber geeks.

    I hate elitism as much as the next guy, but you might want to consider learning what a term means before going off on it.  

    It's just a very inefficient use of the mouse, to click skills with it.  You need the mouse in other ways, so using your keyboard for skill use, whenever possible, is just a better coordinated way of going about it.  It's not about elitism, so much as just a question of whether being that coordinated and efficient is necessary to enjoy GW2, I guess due to it being more demanding.  If you're a clicker, you're probably not very mobile, and will inherently have a harder time with some of the combat mechanics.

    This ^

    For certain PvE encounters, you could probably get away with clicking, but I would definitely say that the game is not very friendly to clickers.

    I have to seriously question some of the posters here who claim to have 'done just fine' in PvP with clicking on skills. Id be willing to be that, at the very least, they weren't playing melee characters, and even more likely, they were probably sitting back and nuking from afar (Which seems to be one of the only methods of fighting that supports clicking.

    Positioning is just too important in this game to sacrifice that function of the mouse to use skills. Most people won't hit if you aren't facing / aiming at your target. Thieves do more damage when behind their targets and will drop targets who don't deal with that well extremely fast. AoE is very stationary friendly, but most competent players won't sit in AoE.

    The combat for most of the game is just too mobile. I really don't see how people can click through the majority of this game. Either you're a ranger in PvE, letting your pet do most of the work, or you are a meatshield in PvE stacking AoEs on yourself.

    Or...they are just good and are not bound by others' assumptions of deficiencies 

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILMember Posts: 3,159
    Originally posted by bossalinie Or...they are just good and are not bound by others' assumptions of deficiencies 

     

    No reason to take it personally.  I'm not calling you deficient.  I have no idea how well you do.  It's just that in my own experience, mouse-clicking skills is a deficient way of using a skillbar. YMMV.

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