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Posted Jan 21, '11 at 1:02am

silvermoon123

silvermoon123

327 posts

Do you use WASD or the arrow keys? Why is WASD even an option? Why are arrow keys so superior? Questions like these and more can be posted here, as well as lots of answers! Give your opinion on these basic movement controls below!

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 7:39am

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

2,915 posts

i personally use the arrlow keys but i can see why in some games the wasd are more comfortable. i think that in a game where you also have to use the mouse i would rather use the wasd. i think they made wasd an option so left handed people can play games in a more comfortable way. since i am pretty much both handed it doesnt matter for me and i can use any method but i do prefer the arrow keys

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 7:46am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,692 posts

Knight

Do you use WASD or the arrow keys?

Arrow keys. Since I'm right-handed it's far more comfortable for me.

Why is WASD even an option?

For those that are left-handed.

Why are arrow keys so superior?

Only about 12-17% of the worlds population are left handed. So most people use the arrow keys.

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 8:13am

gaboloth

gaboloth

1,372 posts

Well, arrow keys when you have to use spacebar or other keys, and wasd when you need the mouse. But when you don't need any I prefer wasd even if I'm right handed, because I like to have the mouse in my hand even if it's not needed.

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 8:37am

Pedro97

Pedro97

1,436 posts

I prefer using the arrow keys but I use WASD too. I am not left-handed but I can perfectly play games using the left hand. I play Exit Path with the arrow keys although I play Raze with WASD

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 8:40am

ExplosiveDynamite

ExplosiveDynamite

205 posts

Yeah, the arrow keys are just easier to use, I hate games where the option is just the WASD keys.. I'm not good with my left hand much, but apparently, your left hand does more typing than your right, unlike me, I use 99% right hand, because I type with one finger and use left hand for shift and space.

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 8:49am

wezzeldurf

wezzeldurf

27 posts

I Play Exit Path with WASD and shift because i have to. I have some glitch - I cant press right arrow + shift or space + up arrow at the same time on my laptop, when i release shift the up arrow works :/ Ive tried the keyboard options and I didn't find a way to fix this problem, honestly i don't know much about computers. If anyone has some suggestion to fix this it will be appreciated.

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 8:52am

kingjac10

kingjac10

54 posts

I only use WASD when you have to use a mouse

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 4:09pm

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

2,915 posts

oh yeah ki know this problem wezzeldurf. i have no idea how to fix it though sorry. in my keybaord i cant press left up and space. but since its the left arrow key it doesnt really bothering in that game

 

Posted Jan 21, '11 at 5:30pm

jdoggparty

jdoggparty

3,314 posts

I don't prefer either. I use each set based on other controls I have. If it is a comlex game I use WASD because all the other attacks and stuff I can do with my right hand.

 
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