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Pros -Great grip + texture on the mouse -Has nice DPI settings once one has installed the Steelseries Engine -Epic for gaming 5/5 It gives what it says! -Light weight feel when gliding on the mouse-pad and is far greater than my old mouse.
Summary I received the mice today and it works wonderfully well with any MMO, most especially FPS games
Pros Comfortable size for my 8" [widest diameter] hands Dry, matte texture Very naturally positioned side buttons
Cons Gap between side buttons and body - takes time getting used to.
Summary I haven't had too many mice in my life: - 1st generation MS optical mouse - Logitech Mx300 - POS Logitech 300 mouse that came in bundle - POS Dell mouse at most offices
I play almost strictly FPS [CS 1.6, BF2BC2, BF3]. To be perfectly honest, I haven't had much difficulty taking care of business regardless of the hardware I use. I'd say your internet connection and general skill matters a lot more for precision playing.
Anyways, the mouse is fantastic to use because this is the first mouse I've had with side buttons - which are great for browsing to and fro pages [comparing items on NCIX quickly ^^], but at the same time I find myself squeezing the mouse and accidentally hitting the buttons during gameplay. I don't map those buttons to anything - so it doesn't matter, but it responds psychologically as if I pushed the wrong button. Something to think about...
I was worried that the matte black would develop finger shine spots - areas repeatedly pressed - and it has developed over a month of hard gaming. It's not terribly noticeable - but the mouse shows its use. If you're nitpicky about that sort of thing - steer clear and get a hard plastic mouse. This mouse shows more wear than my old Logitech Mx300 which is WAAY older with tons of gameplay on it. Does plastic wear affect the mechanics - I dunno - do paint chips slow down a car or make it look ugly? That's up to you to decide.
I would purchase another steelseries product in a heartbeat. I'm typing this review on the 6G, which I plan on getting another for work. Take the time to go to their website and decide which mouse is best for you.
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