I finally broke down and bought the parts to build a new computer. So on Christmas eve, I had a brand spanking new computer whose entire reason for being was WoW! (sad isn’t it? =p) Now I can run at 60 fps in Dalaran. It’s like a whole new game, now that I can actually see out to the horizon, instead of 15 ft. of front of my face.
Over the past few weeks – with the new found beauty of WoW – I find myself wanting to see less and less of the buttons, bars and general clutter on my UI. So once again, I’m going to dedicate far too much time to getting everything exactly as I want it in my layout. I had it pretty clear before as you can see. But I want even less. That means that I’ll have to bind my keys to do what once used to be a clickable action. So the trick will be to get all the bindings setup in such a way that I don’t really have to move my hand from the WASD position. This should also help my reaction times, since I shouldn’t be looking for a button or key at a time when I should be casting a heal. The first thing I have to do, is figure out what needs to be bound where. I think I’m going to assign a rank to all that I’d need a key bind for and work from there. Something ranked zero would be something bound to the first tier of the button, or something that happens when I press the key alone. Like moving forward when I press the “W” key. Rank one items will be shift-key and rank two will be ctrl-key binds. Perhaps I won’t need the ctrl-shift-key bindings.
I already have a general idea of where to place a couple of the bindings, like PW:S will be assigned “E”.
I also bought the SteelSeries WoW Mouse (that’s whole other post, i think) so that will be included in the overhaul plan. I already have use of the two buttons near the scroll button.