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Awhile back I developed very bad repetitive strain injury (RSI) on my wrists and arms due to excessive computer use. This isnt quite like carpel-tunnel but the general concept is the same of nerve damage injury due to excessive repetitive motion on the computer. It wasnt necessarily gaming that caused this but, like many gamers over the years, I am all grown up now and have a job where i use the computer 8 hours a day. I would then go home and game and basically never gave my wrists and arms any downtime. Long story short I developed very bad RSI where I couldnt use a computer for more than 20 minutes without extreme pain and had to take 6 weeks off work to heal up.
I am much better now thanks to radically redoing my ergonomics and just being very careful nowdays of excessive use though I will never be 100% again. I can game without any health problems by being aware of my limitations and mainly this means I can only play games now which don't rely heavily on the mouse for input. For whatever reason using the mouse excessively and intensely for minutes a time, like with an RTS is painful on my hands and on the nerves in my wrists and arms.
An example of a game that is great for me and does not aggravate my injury would be guild wars 2. Most the game I can play primarily from the keyboard with my left hand doing movement and hot keys, and I only have to use the mouse moderately to select targets, and occasionally manage inventory. The thing is I just dont really like GW2 that much. On the flip side an example of a game I would love to play but cant is EVE online. The whole game is mouse input driven making it impossible for me to play without aggravating my RSI on my hands and wrists.. Same with League of Legends which I love but is just so mouse driven, ruling it out.
Summary, or tldr the above: Due to injuries with my hands I am looking for any suggestions for fun MMOs which have inputs for the controls that are primarily keyboard based with only very light to non-existent mouse usage, such as just for targeting selection. I guess another option would be any MMOs I could easily play with a gamepad using a key mapper. Any and all suggestions welcome and appreciated. I love playing MMOs and want to keep doing so even in my new limited state, I just have to be more selective in the games is all. Thanks.