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silvermoon123
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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!

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007TheOne
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For those that are left-handed.

I'm not left handed and I think that wasd is very comfortable
since that lets me have a better shot in games such as thing thing
AceofSky
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Im right handed but i use WASD because its better to point ur gun then spray... Some games like racing games dont need a mouse during game so its easier to use arrow keys. Overall I like WASD better than arrow keys.

Rhalph
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I hate WASD because I have not a QWERTY keyboard. Try to play with ZQSD...

XxProNoobxX
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Arrow keys, unless i use mouse.

PsychoIncarnate
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WASD is for games that use a mouse, Arrow keys are for games such as platforms that use the keys as Fire/ Jump

Varying degrees of those

HMFan814
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I prefer the arrow keys in almost all situations. The only time I use WASD is when enter is the action button (such as "shoot"). I also find it easier to use the WASD buttons if I have to use the mouse to aim.

Bearsal1121
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It depends what type of game it is. I prefer WASD for fps, and arrow keys for basically all other games.

Ghgt99
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I like WASD for any shooters. Arrow keys are only good for platformers where you don't use a mouse and shoot with space. Like Space Invaders. But for games like Sierra 7 I prefer WASD.

Kusic
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WASD is better combination for lefties, such as me, because if i play a game with A S D and arrows, i have to cross my hand and use left for Arrows and right for A S D. I found a solution - i bought A4Tech X7 keyboard with option to switch Arrows with WASD, so i can use them .

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i always use WASD keys, even though i'm left-handed. With the WASD keys i have quick access to often important keys like "F","R","Spacebar", "Q+E" and sometimes, "Z+X+C". Whenever i play with the arrow keys i dont feel comfortable and i always like having the mouse in my right hand.

weatherdog
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i mean right-handed, not left-handed

Kusic
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wasd has 1,2,3,4; e,r,t,f,g,c,v and not very practical x,z; alt space, ctrl shift, caps, tab.
Arrows have ctrl, dell end pg down, shift and numeric keyboard. I think we have a winner ! also the closenes of arrows to mouse is a problem, while wasd - mouse distance is more or less the same as arms distance

Starwarsfan6161
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I usually use wasd keys, but I use arrow keys too.

XxProNoobxX
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WASD if im using a mouse. Usually arrow keys though

v6y
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I prefer wasd The mouse is Laways very glitchy
Its always good to have 2 options when I played commando with a mouse the whole game lagged. But when I switched to the keyboard, the game got better

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