Since the Cataclysm hit World of Warcraft, I've been spending a lot of time there, having a lot of fun. It's deliciously ironic that the rain of fiery death and destruction that Deathwing has brought has made life far less pleasant for the fictional inhabitants of Azeroth, yet much more fun and enjoyable for us players.
On that note, among the Christmas presents I was allowed to open early was a gift card for Amazon, so I would like to solicit recommendations from those of you knowledgeable about computer mice.
If you even KNOW someone who's well-versed in brand-name peripherals, please ask. It's a nerdly failing of mine that I'm so clueless on what to look for.
Must have scrollwheel that clicks down as a third button, and at least two (preferably three or four) extra thumb-buttons on the left (for right-handed user).
Must not have a ZILLION such buttons (I've seen ones that have like twelve on the thumb area... that's way too many to manage!)
The mouse I have works amazingly well considering how many years I've had it, and feels very good to my hand ("Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible"), but in my gaming I find I need more buttons easily accessible on my right hand. So far in two games (Left 4 Dead and WoW) I've needed to take my hand off the mouse to hit a voice chat key, which is really getting to be a bother. Plus in WoW my characters have so many abilities I want to hit on a moment's notice, I really need to have more available to my right hand.
This morning, I awoke to find that our DSL modem, age unknown but likely more than five years, is getting finicky in its old age. A few calls to tech support later, it's working again but will need a replacement soon. However, getting it working meant that Zephie and I could place video calls to friends and family to open our Christmas loot with them watching. I don't want to brag about all the awesome stuff I got, especially given the embarrassment of having no job and thus very limited ability to reciprocate... but I will mention that Alex got me plushies of Tanya and Yasha from An American Tail to go with my Fieval plushie.
SO MUCH CUTENESS!! <3
8 years, 2 months ago
25 Dec 2010 01:16 CET