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Offline InsanityBringer

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Re: SICK of the Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2011, 05:31:48 PM »
I was implying keyboard only -- I can do pretty good with KB+Mouse, it's the config I'm used to :P

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Re: SICK of the Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2011, 06:32:51 AM »
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Wait, you mean you used to play with ONLY keyboard? Not even mouse?

When I first started playing Descent, yes, I played with ONLY the keyboard at first, but eventually started transitioning to a mouse/KB arrangement when I discovered I couldn't snipe worth a darn with just the keyboard. :P
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Re: SICK of the Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2011, 07:14:47 AM »
I started as keyboard-only, myself.  Eventually went to keyboard+joystick.

Now I'm actually considering switching to N52te+mouse+pedals, if I can find a good set.

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Re: SICK of the Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2011, 01:50:08 PM »
Novastar (from the D2X-XL and Pumo Software forums).  Unless I misread something, his modus operandi in Descent is Insane-only, keyboard only.

I've watched some youtube videos of his gameplay -- definitely works for singleplayer but I think he would be challenged in multi.

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Re: SICK of the Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2011, 11:41:38 PM »
I just can't imagine trying something as imprecise as keyboard-only. I'm pretty bad as it is with keyboard+joystick.

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Re: SICK of the Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2011, 07:13:05 AM »
In my experience, there are a very few really good keyboard-only pilots out there, some beyond my level, but none of them are at the very top. 

Of the very top pilots I've ever played, about 2/3 are kb+mouse, the other 1/3 are kb+joystick or some other control system.

 

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