Zen, thank you for coming to the AMPC forums. Your artwork, detailing, planning, skill level, is down right astounding. Even your photography is very well done. A few of these pictures made me forget I was looking at a computer. Some would suit a crime scene from the Thunderbirds (maybe a rated MA+ episode). True artist mate.
Started X-Wing Alliance again tonight. Really should have setup the old MS Sidewinder 2 joystick. As the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is starting to give me a blister. It's just not meant for this sort of game.
After I took the below screenshot, I realised tomorrow was international Star Wars day. Well, I already knew, I've been making Star Wars chocolates all day, but when I decided to start playing X-Wing Alliance it was all temporarily forgotten.
20 seconds after Kralz became clan leader we had a clan applicant. So it must be a good change.
Unfortunately, like every other applicant, they did not read the clan description and did not apply correctly so we rejected it. Actually, they had already joined another clan. I get that a lot, people just spamming random clans hoping to get into one.
Hopefully everyone had a great festive season. I'm still having mine.
My Corsair Void headset is going to get a workout today. Thanks Mum for the birthday present :)
Now I must refill the pint with more scotch and see how badly I can play.
Even at work I tend to use a keyboard shortcut if it saves me moving my mouse 1 inch to reach a button at the top of the screen.
As Nich mentioned, accuracy is what I was thinking when I started reading this thread. I have more chance of missing the 4th hot key on the screen with a mouse than I do of missing the 4 key that my left index finger can reach when it's not holding a beer.
So, yeah, I think in general gaming terms it is faster and more accurate to use a keyboard for a lot of functions.
But for just repetitive button clicking speed. I'm not certain. One thought I have though, if I just want to mash a button 100 times then on a keyboard I can just mash from the wrist and be confident I'll hit the button while still holding my beer. Whereas with a mouse I need to hold it still at the same time, so the obvious method is to hold it like you always do and mash with your finger but to do this with enough force to action the mouse button would be notably slower for me on average. Or I could hold the mouse still with my left hand and then mash the button from the wrist with my right, so using 2 hands and therefore not holding my beer.
A lot of people would see this after a game and say 'shit team'.
I like to think that we were just out-played by a better team, or a more lucky team.
This sort of mindset, where you admire the opposite instead of loathe your own team, is great for avoiding rage moments
And it saves the cat from lots of bruises and cracked ribs.
There are people that I don't like to play with due to complaints of bad team, bad matchmaker, bad physics, bad realism. Many are actually personal friends. I like the person, I just don't want to be assaulted by their negativity while I am playing a game for the purpose of enjoying myself.
Well, maybe not enjoying 'myself', but enjoying the time spent playing a computer game.
Abusing game mechanics because it is unrealistic is something that makes many of us laugh. Realism is all good an well, but can lead to highly unbalanced game play. The Sherman against the Tiger happened in reality but doesn't make to a fun game. Horses can run straight on a race track and they can turn left so why can't they run straight in chess and why can they turn right?
Okay, silly analogy.
A team of bad players can decimate the opposition if given enough luck. Just like a team of unorganised good players can just fail.
So relax a little and be happy. There's already enough abuse in the world.