Welcome to this week’s MMOware, we’ll be looking at the top 3 MMO mouses for the computer and MMOs. The criteria that we will be judging by will be based on the following:
- Is it a mouse, if so, does it move the cursor on the screen.
- Handheld traditional mice only, no trackpads and no trackpad agenda here.
- Additional buttons are not only a requirement, but placement of the buttons is critical.
- We will not be judging polling rate or any mystical voodoo numbers. In this modern day and time, mice have reached a point where they can move the cursor 1:1 for hand movements, so any garbage used to market mouses won’t count.
- Personal bias. Since there is no scientific way to decide which is the best mouse, my own personal experience and bias will be used to help order the list.
- The list is valid for Q1 and Q2 of 2014, by Q3 the list will probably still be valid but one or two other mice might innovated something slightly different.
- No branded mice. Branded mice are the same as the unbraded mice except with branding and stickers.
- We are picking three because after that, anything on the market is about the same in my opinion.
- This is a “truth zone” article where we talk the honest truth about products. We don’t sugar coat anything here and are very blunt and realistic.
- Likewise, we make generalizations on our recomendations since some products are slight variations.
Without further ado, we will start with my #1 pick:
#1 - Razer Naga (The Good One)
The Razer Naga is a mouse that has a bunch of buttons on the side. Therefore, it is the most superior of all of the MMO mice out there because you can use it like you would if you had both hands on the keyboard. This gives you an unparalleled advantage when it comes to using the mouse because you can click skills and do combos like crazy using the alt, ctrl, and shift modifiers.
I’m personally not convinced there will ever be a better MMO gaming mouse because seriously, I’ve been using this thing since it came out and I can’t get used to another mouse. I can’t think of a way to make it better. It’s as if the gaming gods created the mold and passed it down to Razer.
#2 Logitech G Series (Pick a Mouse)
The G Series is going to be your second pick and I have a backup mouse I use for when I’m on the road that’s the G600 which has twenty buttons. They come in a bunch of different flavors and are always changing so what’s for sale today might not be around next month since Logitech loves changing around what’s for sale and what isn’t in their mice lineup. Anyway, they come in the following variations:
- The One with all the Buttons: Logitech has a Naga ripoff. Its good, people like it. The buttons are a bit smaller because there are more of them and its their favorite mouse to brand. The buttons on the current model are all like, angled, so that you know where they all are, which is nice.
- The Super Cheap One for Mouse Purists: This is a mouse, it works like a mouse, it has a few extra buttons on the side for scrolling that you can use for push to talk, it’s cheap, and it reminds of us the days of the MX518.
- Various Iterations of the Same Wireless Mouse: These are wireless mouse. They don’t work so well for gaming because there is lag. But you probably will never notice unless you’re some eSports pro.
#3: Steelseries Sensei
Remember that mouse we talked about earlier the cheap one for mouse purists. Well this is the expensive one for mouse purists. If you want a pure mouse then this is it. Hilarious story, when Steelseries brought on all of these gaming pros they basically told them to build a mouse. Just a mouse. Make it work REALLY well. This is what the Sensei does.
Anyway, it’s a bit odd in the hands and people whine about that a bit, however, when it comes to being a mouse and allowing you to adjust every single crazy thing about it, well the Sensei does that. So when you’re out there and you’re playing your game, you can have the mouse basically do whatever you want it to.
#4 All Other Gaming Mice
Every other gaming mice after this point is pretty much the same. Honestly, the three above are about 5% better than the rest except the Razer Hex which has really crappy button placement.
#5 Dollar Store Mice
Yeah, they are mice, they work. Will probably fall apart after a year or whenever your dog eats them because you don’t care.