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WOW SteelSeries MMO Mouse Review / Game Play

After playing with the Steel Series MMO Gaming Mouse for about a year its about time someone did an in depth look at the pros and cons of the product. First off it’s Steel Series! You know it’s a rock solid piece of hardware! The flickering customizable lighting incorporated into the mouse give it a one off  look, also the ridiculous amount of buttons really sets it off. But its not all about the looks. In my opinion when I first got the product I could see people were going to have a slight learning curve. If you are not sure what the term “key mapping” is just forget about buying until you learn (which I will explain shortly).The software is fairly straight forward, you click on a button and assign a command to it.  With 15 programmable buttons it takes a good amount of time to set it up the way you like it. For each character you have there is a nice feature that you can set up a “Profile” for each of your characters (up to 10). The MMO Mouse does come with standard “Button Assignments” such as auto run, map prompt, character screen, bags, your basics of  WOW. As for mapping the keys in World of Warcraft to the MMO Gaming Mouse Software I found it was easier using a 3rd party addon to locate my “Button Assignments” easier. I use the addon Dominos which is a light weight and easy set up addon that replaces the World of Warcraft UI with a fully customizable one. If you stay with the WOW UI you will also be fine. Personal choice is the greatest strength of this product. Your free to click, drag, and drop your way to macro and quick click success. Turning our attention to the software package that is downloaded straight from Steelseries.com is a quick and painless install. At first glance the loading screen of the mouse can be a bit overwhelming. 15 buttons with labels, 3 extension tab windows and also 10 profiles!!! What do you do with all the buttons?! Lets take it slow, starting from left to right there is a “Mouse Properties” tab that holds the true power of the mouse. With a drop down window you can choose from a DPI (dots per inch) value of 600 all the way to 3200! If you have not played with a mouse with this kind of DPI, hold on! 3/4″ stoke side to side... read more

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