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There is a default keyboard layout. What are some things you changed?

 

As M.M.O.s have evolved the way keyboards are laid out by default has also evolved. If there are thing many players adjust those changes should be added to the default layout.

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I bind z to my spring/ninja run power(s).  I bind r to my flight or jump pack powers.  I have started using mousechord for an ally-targeted heal and a leftdoubleclick to a self heal.  I also sometimes use mousechord or ` for domination.  I use alt+leftmouseclick for petcomall goto passive on all my masterminds.  I have been using the function keys for various costume changes.  I use numpad 9 for the auction house and numpad 6 for my enhancement management screen.  :-)

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First thing I change is the WASD movement keys.

I use WERD instead ... which inverts the T shape of the movement keys and moves the entire array of keys being used over 1 key to the right on the keyboard.

 

Doing this puts the curl of my fingers above the keyboard into a more natural rest position and because I'm using the E key under my left middle finger to go forwards it puts the rest of my fingers into an easier/shorter movement position to be able to reach the 1-6 keys (since the E key is exactly between the 3 and 4 on my keyboard) as well as the F1-F6 keys as well.

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24 minutes ago, Redlynne said:

Doing this puts the curl of my fingers above the keyboard into a more natural rest position and because I'm using the E key under my left middle finger to go forwards it puts the rest of my fingers into an easier/shorter movement position to be able to reach the 1-6 keys (since the E key is exactly between the 3 and 4 on my keyboard) as well as the F1-F6 keys as well.

Your level of attention to ergonomics is exactly what I expected from someone with that particular signature line.

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F is always my primary travel power, and G is the secondary (Hover, CJ, etc). 

 

If teleport is used, LShift+LMouse is the go to, with LCtrl+LMouse for secondary teleports (Dwarf Steps). 

 

Mouse4 and Mouse5 are used when I have toggles that I’ll use often, and N is for turning those off (Kheldian forms, or Hurricane). 

 

V is the Stealth power, if I have one. 

 

Sometimes I’ll set Enter as a “/afk Smacking the keyboard...$$beginchat”, depending on the character and how I’m feeling at any given moment. 

 

I may look into using WERD on a character, and see how it feels. WASD has felt a little cramped, and I have to stretch for 5 and 6, so that might go over better. 

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Just to forestall any future inquiries about the "baseline" default keybinds that I use for ALL of my alts, with individualized modifications building on this "common" foundation for keybinds ... here is my edited keybinds.txt that I use as a Return To Default loading of keybinds.

 

keybinds.txt

Spoiler
1 "powexectray 1 2"
2 "powexectray 2 2"
3 "powexectray 3 2"
4 "powexectray 4 2"
5 "powexectray 5 2"
6 "powexectray 6 2"
7 "powexectray 7 2"
8 "powexectray 8 2"
9 "powexectray 9 2"
0 "powexectray 10 2"
F1 "powexectray 1 3"
F2 "powexectray 2 3"
F3 "powexectray 3 3"
F4 "powexectray 4 3"
F5 "powexectray 5 3"
F6 "powexectray 6 3"
F7 "powexectray 7 3"
F8 "powexectray 8 3"
F9 "powexectray 9 3"
F10 "powexectray 10 3"
shift+1 "powexectray 1 4"
shift+2 "powexectray 2 4"
shift+3 "powexectray 3 4"
shift+4 "powexectray 4 4"
shift+5 "powexectray 5 4"
shift+6 "powexectray 6 4"
shift+7 "powexectray 7 4"
shift+8 "powexectray 8 4"
shift+9 "powexectray 9 4"
shift+0 "powexectray 10 4"
shift+F1 "powexectray 1 5"
shift+F2 "powexectray 2 5"
shift+F3 "powexectray 3 5"
shift+F4 "powexectray 4 5"
shift+F5 "powexectray 5 5"
shift+F6 "powexectray 6 5"
shift+F7 "powexectray 7 5"
shift+F8 "powexectray 8 5"
shift+F9 "powexectray 9 5"
shift+F10 "powexectray 10 5"
ctrl+1 "powexectray 1 6"
ctrl+2 "powexectray 2 6"
ctrl+3 "powexectray 3 6"
ctrl+4 "powexectray 4 6"
ctrl+5 "powexectray 5 6"
ctrl+6 "powexectray 6 6"
ctrl+7 "powexectray 7 6"
ctrl+8 "powexectray 8 6"
ctrl+9 "powexectray 9 6"
ctrl+0 "powexectray 10 6"
ctrl+F1 "powexectray 1 7"
ctrl+F2 "powexectray 2 7"
ctrl+F3 "powexectray 3 7"
ctrl+F4 "powexectray 4 7"
ctrl+F5 "powexectray 5 7"
ctrl+F6 "powexectray 6 7"
ctrl+F7 "powexectray 7 7"
ctrl+F8 "powexectray 8 7"
ctrl+F9 "powexectray 9 7"
ctrl+F10 "powexectray 10 7"
alt+1 "powexectray 1 8"
alt+2 "powexectray 2 8"
alt+3 "powexectray 3 8"
alt+4 "powexectray 4 8"
alt+5 "powexectray 5 8"
alt+6 "powexectray 6 8"
alt+7 "powexectray 7 8"
alt+8 "powexectray 8 8"
alt+9 "powexectray 9 8"
alt+0 "powexectray 10 8"
alt+F1 "powexectray 1 9"
alt+F2 "powexectray 2 9"
alt+F3 "powexectray 3 9"
alt+F4 "powexectray 4 9"
alt+F5 "powexectray 5 9"
alt+F6 "powexectray 6 9"
alt+F7 "powexectray 7 9"
alt+F8 "powexectray 8 9"
alt+F9 "powexectray 9 9"
alt+F0 "powexectray 10 9"
shift+ctrl+1 "inspexec_slot 1"
shift+ctrl+2 "inspexec_slot 2"
shift+ctrl+3 "inspexec_slot 3"
shift+ctrl+4 "inspexec_slot 4"
shift+ctrl+5 "inspexec_slot 5"
shift+ctrl "nop"
F11 say "Ready!$$emote thumbsup"
F12 say "$battlecry$$emote attack"
shift+F11 say "HELP!$$emote whistle"
shift+F12 say "RUN!"
w "+left"
e "+forward"
r "+right"
s "+turnleft"
d "+backward"
f "+turnright"
space "+up"
shift+space "+down"
shift+q "++autorun"
ctrl+q "powexecname Jump Pack"
shift+a "powexecname Walk"
up "powexectray 8 9"
shift+up "powexectray 9 9"
ctrl+up "nop"
alt+up "powexectray 10 9"
tilde "targetcustomnear enemy alive$$targetcustomnext enemy alive Quantum$$targetcustomnext enemy alive Void$$targetcustomnext enemy alive Cyst$$targetcustomnext enemy alive Sapper"
shift+tilde "targetcustomnext enemy defeated"
' "nop"
- "nop"
alt+- "nop"
/ "nop"
; "em smartphone$$windowtoggle contacts"
shift+; "em text$$ah"
\ "menu"
z "nop"
a "powexec_abort"
b "nop"
backspace "afk Sending tell…$$autoreply"
c "nop"
comma "show chat$$beginchat /tell $target, "
delete "++first"
down "powexecname Hover"
end "+zoomout"
enter "nop"
shift+enter "afk Typing…$$startchat"
ctrl+enter "em point$$say $target sighted."
equals "nop"
alt+equals "nop"
esc "unselect"
home "+zoomin"
nop "+lookup"
lctrl+lalt "+camrotate"
lcontrol "nop"
lctrl "nop"
left "nop"
leftarrow "nop"
m "map"
mbutton "nop"
mousechord "nop"
mousewheel "nop"
n "nop"
p "powers"
pagedown "sync$$reloadgfx$$camreset$$camdist 24"
pageup "nop"
q "follow"
ralt "nop"
rbutton "+mouse_look"
right "nop"
rightarrow "nop"
sysrq "nop"
shift+[ "screenshot"
t "nop"
tab "target_enemy_next"
ctrl+tab "nop"
shift+tab "target_enemy_prev"
v "nop"
ctrl+v "nop"
x "nop"

 

 

I figure there ought to be enough things of interest in there to keep you curious for ... a while ...

 

 


 

1 hour ago, Some Random User said:

Your level of attention to ergonomics is exactly what I expected from someone with that particular signature line.

Hey, nobody's going to do the ergonomics work for me ... because if you want something done, you've gotta do it yourself.

 

 


 

40 minutes ago, n00baka said:

I may look into using WERD on a character, and see how it feels. WASD has felt a little cramped, and I have to stretch for 5 and 6, so that might go over better.

It's going to feel ... weird ... (no pun intended) for about a week as you retrain your muscle memory to use WERD instead of WASD.  It's just a matter of breaking an old habit and forming a new one.  The relevant part of rewriting the involved keybinding scheme (which is included in the above, obviously) ... is this:

w "+left"
e "+forward"
r "+right"
s "+turnleft"
d "+backward"
f "+turnright"

E is move forward ... D is move backwards.

W is strafe left ... R is strafe right.

S is turn left ... F is turn right.

 

I barely use the turn keys at all, but I use the forward/back and strafe left/right keys all the time.

By moving my movement keys into the WERD position, that frees up the Q+A keys to the left so that I can use them for Throttle Up/Throttle Down in games that use that kind of continuous movement control (Star Trek Online while in space) with little difficulty.  Here on Homecoming I use Shift+Q for autorun, so as to make it a "more deliberate" action that is harder to do accidentally.


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I usually bind the ` key as target_enemy_near. My left hand is in that area doing attacks, so when I really need to tag a goon running past, it's an easy flick.

 

Barely use strafe - arrow keys do fine for movement.

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I use the Numpad for all my attack powers + buildups 

 

I also get rid of the strafe and just use turn left as A and turn right as D

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I use a Nostromo controller (well now its successor from Razer) with its default WASD setup with  a couple-three keys changed.  A lot of games, both online & not, use "E" as the use/activation key which I either put at top right or just below it depending on the game. 


It's been 48 hours since my last new alt and I'm starting to get twitchy....

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These are my additions to my stock keybinds.txt file:

 

CTRL+\ "quit"
` "powexec_name Combat Jumping$$powexec_name Super Jump"
BUTTON4 "target_enemy_near"
BUTTON5 "target_friend_near"
CTRL+D "say I'm dancing on your grave, $target!$$em dance"
SHIFT+F "powexec_name Sands of Mu"
F9 "say <color #FFFF33><bgcolor #000000><scale 2>level $level $origin $primary/$secondary $archetype ($side side) looking for a large team to join!"
G "say Hello, $target!$$em wave"
CTRL+G "say Goodbye, $target — I'll try not to miss you!$$em wave"
CTRL+P "powexec_location me Blue Wisp Pet$$powexec_location me Red Wisp Pet"
 

I'll have more as I play more.

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I use Q and E for Build up and Hasten. Also I have removed the mousechord (hold left and right click) function for autorun on my mouse so that it just runs normally

/bind MouseChord "+forward"
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Inspirations by type

F1 "inspexec_name Resurgence$$inspexec_name Dramatic Improvement$$inspexec_name Respite"
F2 "inspexec_name Second Wind$$inspexec_name Take a Breather$$inspexec_name Catch a Breath"
F3 "inspexec_name Uncanny Insight$$inspexec_name Keen Insight$$inspexec_name Insight"
F4 "inspexec_name Righteous Rage$$inspexec_name Focused Rage$$inspexec_name Enrage"
F5 "inspexec_name Phenomenal Luck$$inspexec_name Good Luck$$inspexec_name Luck"
F6 "inspexec_name Robust$$inspexec_name Rugged$$inspexec_name Sturdy"
F7 "inspexec_name Escape$$inspexec_name Emerge$$inspexec_name Break Free"

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22 hours ago, ed fray said:

I use a Nostromo controller (well now its successor from Razer) with its default WASD setup with  a couple-three keys changed.  A lot of games, both online & not, use "E" as the use/activation key which I either put at top right or just below it depending on the game. 

I started out with a Nostromo n50 then n52, then switched over to the Logitech G13, as I did't want to pay the then premium to get the Razor branding for a physically identical device. The G13 cost more than the Razor but I felt it was a better device I'm now on my 2nd and could really do with another/upgrade.

 

Keys beyond the standard:

ctrl+lbutton "powexec_name teleport" - Allows ctrl+click to teleport to that location.

numpad1 "request_exit_mission 0" - Exits a finished mission.

ctrl+NUMPAD0 "bindload$$chatload$$optionload$$wdwload$$tell $name, Settings Loaded" - Reloads all of my basic settings files and send a tell to that character. I really only use it to update my binds when I've changed them on one character to propagate the changes. But I have also used it when I have lots of windows open.

CTRL+NUMPAD3 "quittocharacterselect" - Fast quit to character select, mostly on a bind because I'm always forgetting that it's "quit" and not "exit"...

I also have a similar set of inspriation buttons as posted above (on Numpad 7,8,9,4,5,6,3).
 

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I suspect I'm in a very small subset here, but:

 

' "++disable2D"
- "nop"
ALT+- "nop"
. "+turnright"
/ "+up"
SHIFT+/ "++up"
0 "powexec_slot 10"
CTRL+0 "powexec_alt2slot 10"
ALT+0 "powexec_altslot 10"
1 "powexec_slot 1"
CTRL+1 "powexec_alt2slot 1"
SHIFT+1 "team_select 1"
ALT+1 "powexec_altslot 1"
2 "powexec_slot 2"
CTRL+2 "powexec_alt2slot 2"
SHIFT+2 "team_select 2"
ALT+2 "powexec_altslot 2"
3 "powexec_slot 3"
CTRL+3 "powexec_alt2slot 3"
SHIFT+3 "team_select 3"
ALT+3 "powexec_altslot 3"
4 "powexec_slot 4"
CTRL+4 "powexec_alt2slot 4"
SHIFT+4 "team_select 4"
ALT+4 "powexec_altslot 4"
5 "powexec_slot 5"
CTRL+5 "powexec_alt2slot 5"
SHIFT+5 "team_select 5"
ALT+5 "powexec_altslot 5"
6 "powexec_slot 6"
CTRL+6 "powexec_alt2slot 6"
SHIFT+6 "team_select 6"
ALT+6 "powexec_altslot 6"
7 "powexec_slot 7"
CTRL+7 "powexec_alt2slot 7"
SHIFT+7 "team_select 7"
ALT+7 "powexec_altslot 7"
8 "powexec_slot 8"
CTRL+8 "powexec_alt2slot 8"
SHIFT+8 "team_select 8"
ALT+8 "powexec_altslot 8"
9 "powexec_slot 9"
CTRL+9 "powexec_alt2slot 9"
ALT+9 "powexec_altslot 9"
; "show chat$$slashchat"
[ "target_enemy_prev"
CTRL+[ "target_enemy_far"
SHIFT+[ "target_friend_prev"
\ "++mouse_look"
] "target_enemy_next"
CTRL+] "target_enemy_near"
SHIFT+] "target_friend_near"
A "petcom_all attack aggressive"
ADD "quickchat"
B "++first"
BACKSPACE "nop"
BUTTON4 "target_enemy_next"
CTRL+BUTTON4 "target_enemy_near"
SHIFT+BUTTON4 "target_friend_next"
ALT+BUTTON4 "target_enemy_prev"
BUTTON5 "++mouse_look"
C "petcom_all goto defensive"
COMMA "+turnleft"
D "petcom_all follow defensive"
DECIMAL "powexec_name Throwing Knives$$powexec_name Mutagen$$powexec_name Apprentice Charm$$powexec_name Tranq Dart$$powexec_name Taser Dart"
DELETE "powexec_name brawl"
CTRL+DELETE "powexec_tray 3 8"
SHIFT+DELETE "delete_npc"
DIVIDE "autoreply"
DOWN "+backward"
DOWNARROW "+backward"
E "powexec_name Throwing Knives$$powexec_name Mutagen$$powexec_name Apprentice Charm$$powexec_name Tranq Dart$$powexec_name Taser Dart"
END "powexec_tray 3 8"
CTRL+END "camreset"
ENTER "show chat$$startchat"
EQUALS "nop"
ALT+EQUALS "nop"
ESC "unselect"
F "petcom_all follow passive"
SHIFT+F1 "inspexec_slot 1"
F10 "say $battlecry"
F11 "screenshot"
RSHIFT+F11 "+screenshotui$$screenshot$$-screenshotui"
CTRL+F11 "++screenshotui"
F12 "random_spawn"
SHIFT+F2 "inspexec_slot 2"
SHIFT+F3 "inspexec_slot 3"
SHIFT+F4 "inspexec_slot 4"
SHIFT+F5 "inspexec_slot 5"
F6 "nop"
F7 beginchat "/enterbasefrompasscode "
CTRL+F7 beginchat "/enterbasefrompasscode freeborn-1446"
F8 "nop"
F9 "nop"
G "petcom_all follow aggressive"
CTRL+G "nop"
H "petcom_all stay passive"
HOME "powexec_tray 2 8"
CTRL+HOME "camturn"
I "targetcustomnext notmypet"
INSERT "powexec_tray 1 8"
CTRL+INSERT "powexec_tray 2 8"
LALT "nop"
CTRL+LALT "nop"
LCONTROL beginchat ";crossarms$$petsay_all <em crossarms>"
LCTRL beginchat ";crossarms$$petsay_all <em crossarms>"
LEFT "+left"
LEFTARROW "+left"
M "map"
MBUTTON "+camrotate"
MouseChord "+forward_mouse"
MOUSEWHEEL "+camdistadjust"
MULTIPLY "show chat$$beginchat /t $target, "
CTRL+MULTIPLY "gignore $target$$gunignore $target"
ALT+MULTIPLY "gignore $target$$gunignore $target"
N "nop"
NUMPAD0 "+down"
CTRL+NUMPAD0 "powexec_name boxing$$powexec_name kick"
NUMPAD1 "powexec_slot 1"
CTRL+NUMPAD1 "powexec_alt2slot 1"
SHIFT+NUMPAD1 "team_select 1"
ALT+NUMPAD1 "powexec_altslot 1"
NUMPAD2 "powexec_slot 2"
CTRL+NUMPAD2 "powexec_alt2slot 2"
SHIFT+NUMPAD2 "team_select 2"
ALT+NUMPAD2 "powexec_altslot 2"
NUMPAD3 "powexec_slot 3"
CTRL+NUMPAD3 "powexec_alt2slot 3"
SHIFT+NUMPAD3 "team_select 3"
ALT+NUMPAD3 "powexec_altslot 3"
NUMPAD4 "powexec_slot 4"
CTRL+NUMPAD4 "powexec_alt2slot 4"
SHIFT+NUMPAD4 "team_select 4"
ALT+NUMPAD4 "powexec_altslot 4"
NUMPAD5 "powexec_slot 5"
CTRL+NUMPAD5 "powexec_alt2slot 5"
SHIFT+NUMPAD5 "team_select 5"
ALT+NUMPAD5 "powexec_altslot 5"
NUMPAD6 "powexec_slot 6"
CTRL+NUMPAD6 "powexec_alt2slot 6"
ALT+NUMPAD6 "powexec_altslot 6"
NUMPAD7 "powexec_slot 7"
CTRL+NUMPAD7 "powexec_alt2slot 7"
SHIFT+NUMPAD7 "team_select 7"
ALT+NUMPAD7 "powexec_altslot 7"
NUMPAD8 "powexec_slot 8"
CTRL+NUMPAD8 "powexec_alt2slot 8"
SHIFT+NUMPAD8 "team_select 8"
ALT+NUMPAD8 "powexec_altslot 8"
NUMPAD9 "powexec_slot 9"
CTRL+NUMPAD9 "powexec_alt2slot 9"
SHIFT+NUMPAD9 "team_select 6"
ALT+NUMPAD9 "powexec_altslot 9"
O "target_friend_prev"
P "target_friend_next"
PAGEDOWN "+lookdown"
PAGEUP "+lookup"
Q "powexec_name brawl"
R "powexectray 1 8"
CTRL+R "powexectray 2 8"
RALT "nop"
RBUTTON "+mouse_look"
RSHIFT+RCONTROL "face"
RSHIFT+RCTRL "face"
RIGHT "+right"
RIGHTARROW "+right"
RSHIFT "nop"
S "petcom_all stay aggressive"
SPACE "nop"
SUBTRACT "autoreply"
SYSRQ "screenshot"
RSHIFT+SYSRQ "+screenshotui$$screenshot$$-screenshotui"
CTRL+SYSRQ "++screenshotui"
T "powexectray 3 8"
SHIFT+T "team_select 6"
TAB "nop"
CTRL+TAB "nop"
SHIFT+TAB "nop"
UP "+forward"
CTRL+UP "follow"
SHIFT+UP "++autorun"
UPARROW "+forward"
CTRL+UPARROW "follow"
SHIFT+UPARROW "++autorun"
V "petcom_all goto aggressive"
W "powexec_name boxing$$powexec_name kick"
X "petcom_all goto passive"
Z "powexec_abort"

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3 hours ago, MetaVileTerror said:

I suspect I'm in a very small subset here, but:

:: snip::


CTRL+NUMPAD0 "powexec_name boxing$$powexec_name kick"
NUMPAD1 "powexec_slot 1"
CTRL+NUMPAD1 "powexec_alt2slot 1"
SHIFT+NUMPAD1 "team_select 1"
ALT+NUMPAD1 "powexec_altslot 1"
NUMPAD2 "powexec_slot 2"
CTRL+NUMPAD2 "powexec_alt2slot 2"
SHIFT+NUMPAD2 "team_select 2"
ALT+NUMPAD2 "powexec_altslot 2"
NUMPAD3 "powexec_slot 3"
CTRL+NUMPAD3 "powexec_alt2slot 3"
SHIFT+NUMPAD3 "team_select 3"
ALT+NUMPAD3 "powexec_altslot 3"
NUMPAD4 "powexec_slot 4"
CTRL+NUMPAD4 "powexec_alt2slot 4"
SHIFT+NUMPAD4 "team_select 4"
ALT+NUMPAD4 "powexec_altslot 4"
NUMPAD5 "powexec_slot 5"
CTRL+NUMPAD5 "powexec_alt2slot 5"
SHIFT+NUMPAD5 "team_select 5"
ALT+NUMPAD5 "powexec_altslot 5"
NUMPAD6 "powexec_slot 6"
CTRL+NUMPAD6 "powexec_alt2slot 6"
ALT+NUMPAD6 "powexec_altslot 6"
NUMPAD7 "powexec_slot 7"
CTRL+NUMPAD7 "powexec_alt2slot 7"
SHIFT+NUMPAD7 "team_select 7"
ALT+NUMPAD7 "powexec_altslot 7"
NUMPAD8 "powexec_slot 8"
CTRL+NUMPAD8 "powexec_alt2slot 8"
SHIFT+NUMPAD8 "team_select 8"
ALT+NUMPAD8 "powexec_altslot 8"
NUMPAD9 "powexec_slot 9"
CTRL+NUMPAD9 "powexec_alt2slot 9"
SHIFT+NUMPAD9 "team_select 6"
ALT+NUMPAD9 "powexec_altslot 9"
 

OMG! I think I found someone who plays almost like me!!!

I move with the wasd keys and fire off all my powers with the number pad!! Numpad1-0 for tray 1, Alt+numpad1-0 for tray two, and ctrl+numpad1-0 for tray three! I like the shift+numpad for team select.. I may have to add that for my controllers/defenders/etc. 

I've also added numpad+ for target nearest enemy, numpad- for target previous enemy. 
 

A very useful bind for all my melee toons is numpad* (multiply) target_enemy_near$$follow. 

 

Shift+y is always Fly

I've also set w to "+forward$$e flypose3" (This only changes the flypose when I release the W key, so I use it in conjunction with R or I press the W twice.)

 

Shift+J is "super jump$$combat jumping" so I can toggle between the two for my jumpers

Also on my jumpers I've got numpad0 bound to "ninja run$$combat jumping" since I want to run in missions and I forget to turn CJ back on when I stop running.

 

I have several binds for talking in the different chats. 

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3 minutes ago, MetaVileTerror said:

I was raised on Doom and earlier "3D" first-person gaming experiences.  "WASD" always felt inherently and terribly wrong to me.  Arrow Keys FOREVER!

So do you play with both hands kind of scrunched over to the right side of your desk, or do you move your keyboard way to the left?

 

I sometimes also bind 'E' to various commonly used powers - kind of reminds me of the use/interact key from some FPS's.

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8 hours ago, MetaVileTerror said:

I suspect I'm in a very small subset here, but:

 

' "++disable2D"
- "nop"
ALT+- "nop"
. "+turnright"
/ "+up"
SHIFT+/ "++up"
0 "powexec_slot 10"
CTRL+0 "powexec_alt2slot 10"
ALT+0 "powexec_altslot 10"
1 "powexec_slot 1"
CTRL+1 "powexec_alt2slot 1"
SHIFT+1 "team_select 1"
ALT+1 "powexec_altslot 1"
2 "powexec_slot 2"
CTRL+2 "powexec_alt2slot 2"
SHIFT+2 "team_select 2"
ALT+2 "powexec_altslot 2"
3 "powexec_slot 3"
CTRL+3 "powexec_alt2slot 3"
SHIFT+3 "team_select 3"
ALT+3 "powexec_altslot 3"
4 "powexec_slot 4"
CTRL+4 "powexec_alt2slot 4"
SHIFT+4 "team_select 4"
ALT+4 "powexec_altslot 4"
5 "powexec_slot 5"
CTRL+5 "powexec_alt2slot 5"
SHIFT+5 "team_select 5"
ALT+5 "powexec_altslot 5"
6 "powexec_slot 6"
CTRL+6 "powexec_alt2slot 6"
SHIFT+6 "team_select 6"
ALT+6 "powexec_altslot 6"
7 "powexec_slot 7"
CTRL+7 "powexec_alt2slot 7"
SHIFT+7 "team_select 7"
ALT+7 "powexec_altslot 7"
8 "powexec_slot 8"
CTRL+8 "powexec_alt2slot 8"
SHIFT+8 "team_select 8"
ALT+8 "powexec_altslot 8"
9 "powexec_slot 9"
CTRL+9 "powexec_alt2slot 9"
ALT+9 "powexec_altslot 9"
; "show chat$$slashchat"
[ "target_enemy_prev"
CTRL+[ "target_enemy_far"
SHIFT+[ "target_friend_prev"
\ "++mouse_look"
] "target_enemy_next"
CTRL+] "target_enemy_near"
SHIFT+] "target_friend_near"
A "petcom_all attack aggressive"
ADD "quickchat"
B "++first"
BACKSPACE "nop"
BUTTON4 "target_enemy_next"
CTRL+BUTTON4 "target_enemy_near"
SHIFT+BUTTON4 "target_friend_next"
ALT+BUTTON4 "target_enemy_prev"
BUTTON5 "++mouse_look"
C "petcom_all goto defensive"
COMMA "+turnleft"
D "petcom_all follow defensive"
DECIMAL "powexec_name Throwing Knives$$powexec_name Mutagen$$powexec_name Apprentice Charm$$powexec_name Tranq Dart$$powexec_name Taser Dart"
DELETE "powexec_name brawl"
CTRL+DELETE "powexec_tray 3 8"
SHIFT+DELETE "delete_npc"
DIVIDE "autoreply"
DOWN "+backward"
DOWNARROW "+backward"
E "powexec_name Throwing Knives$$powexec_name Mutagen$$powexec_name Apprentice Charm$$powexec_name Tranq Dart$$powexec_name Taser Dart"
END "powexec_tray 3 8"
CTRL+END "camreset"
ENTER "show chat$$startchat"
EQUALS "nop"
ALT+EQUALS "nop"
ESC "unselect"
F "petcom_all follow passive"
SHIFT+F1 "inspexec_slot 1"
F10 "say $battlecry"
F11 "screenshot"
RSHIFT+F11 "+screenshotui$$screenshot$$-screenshotui"
CTRL+F11 "++screenshotui"
F12 "random_spawn"
SHIFT+F2 "inspexec_slot 2"
SHIFT+F3 "inspexec_slot 3"
SHIFT+F4 "inspexec_slot 4"
SHIFT+F5 "inspexec_slot 5"
F6 "nop"
F7 beginchat "/enterbasefrompasscode "
CTRL+F7 beginchat "/enterbasefrompasscode freeborn-1446"
F8 "nop"
F9 "nop"
G "petcom_all follow aggressive"
CTRL+G "nop"
H "petcom_all stay passive"
HOME "powexec_tray 2 8"
CTRL+HOME "camturn"
I "targetcustomnext notmypet"
INSERT "powexec_tray 1 8"
CTRL+INSERT "powexec_tray 2 8"
LALT "nop"
CTRL+LALT "nop"
LCONTROL beginchat ";crossarms$$petsay_all <em crossarms>"
LCTRL beginchat ";crossarms$$petsay_all <em crossarms>"
LEFT "+left"
LEFTARROW "+left"
M "map"
MBUTTON "+camrotate"
MouseChord "+forward_mouse"
MOUSEWHEEL "+camdistadjust"
MULTIPLY "show chat$$beginchat /t $target, "
CTRL+MULTIPLY "gignore $target$$gunignore $target"
ALT+MULTIPLY "gignore $target$$gunignore $target"
N "nop"
NUMPAD0 "+down"
CTRL+NUMPAD0 "powexec_name boxing$$powexec_name kick"
NUMPAD1 "powexec_slot 1"
CTRL+NUMPAD1 "powexec_alt2slot 1"
SHIFT+NUMPAD1 "team_select 1"
ALT+NUMPAD1 "powexec_altslot 1"
NUMPAD2 "powexec_slot 2"
CTRL+NUMPAD2 "powexec_alt2slot 2"
SHIFT+NUMPAD2 "team_select 2"
ALT+NUMPAD2 "powexec_altslot 2"
NUMPAD3 "powexec_slot 3"
CTRL+NUMPAD3 "powexec_alt2slot 3"
SHIFT+NUMPAD3 "team_select 3"
ALT+NUMPAD3 "powexec_altslot 3"
NUMPAD4 "powexec_slot 4"
CTRL+NUMPAD4 "powexec_alt2slot 4"
SHIFT+NUMPAD4 "team_select 4"
ALT+NUMPAD4 "powexec_altslot 4"
NUMPAD5 "powexec_slot 5"
CTRL+NUMPAD5 "powexec_alt2slot 5"
SHIFT+NUMPAD5 "team_select 5"
ALT+NUMPAD5 "powexec_altslot 5"
NUMPAD6 "powexec_slot 6"
CTRL+NUMPAD6 "powexec_alt2slot 6"
ALT+NUMPAD6 "powexec_altslot 6"
NUMPAD7 "powexec_slot 7"
CTRL+NUMPAD7 "powexec_alt2slot 7"
SHIFT+NUMPAD7 "team_select 7"
ALT+NUMPAD7 "powexec_altslot 7"
NUMPAD8 "powexec_slot 8"
CTRL+NUMPAD8 "powexec_alt2slot 8"
SHIFT+NUMPAD8 "team_select 8"
ALT+NUMPAD8 "powexec_altslot 8"
NUMPAD9 "powexec_slot 9"
CTRL+NUMPAD9 "powexec_alt2slot 9"
SHIFT+NUMPAD9 "team_select 6"
ALT+NUMPAD9 "powexec_altslot 9"
O "target_friend_prev"
P "target_friend_next"
PAGEDOWN "+lookdown"
PAGEUP "+lookup"
Q "powexec_name brawl"
R "powexectray 1 8"
CTRL+R "powexectray 2 8"
RALT "nop"
RBUTTON "+mouse_look"
RSHIFT+RCONTROL "face"
RSHIFT+RCTRL "face"
RIGHT "+right"
RIGHTARROW "+right"
RSHIFT "nop"
S "petcom_all stay aggressive"
SPACE "nop"
SUBTRACT "autoreply"
SYSRQ "screenshot"
RSHIFT+SYSRQ "+screenshotui$$screenshot$$-screenshotui"
CTRL+SYSRQ "++screenshotui"
T "powexectray 3 8"
SHIFT+T "team_select 6"
TAB "nop"
CTRL+TAB "nop"
SHIFT+TAB "nop"
UP "+forward"
CTRL+UP "follow"
SHIFT+UP "++autorun"
UPARROW "+forward"
CTRL+UPARROW "follow"
SHIFT+UPARROW "++autorun"
V "petcom_all goto aggressive"
W "powexec_name boxing$$powexec_name kick"
X "petcom_all goto passive"
Z "powexec_abort"

I would venture to say that you do this for security.  If someone steals your gamebox, there's no way in hell they can play CoH on it!  lol

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My hand positioning depends on if I'm in casual/roleplay mode, or down-to-brass-tacks-gaming mode.
If casual, and ergo probably typing quite a bit, I'll use just the mouse for movement with my right hand.  No need to strafe, generally, when things are relaxing.

If I'm going all-in, then my left hand usually rests over the arrow keys, positioned in such a way that the numpad is easily accessible, with the fatty part of my palm below the pinky resting on the outcropping below the space bar and/or Windows key on my keyboard.   Right hand on the mouse, unless I've got to swap for something a little more complex or type a message to the team in a hurry.

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I'm guessing I'm the only one here to use the numberpad for movement? I was never comfortable with wasd for movement. Interestingly enough, this is the only game I don't use the mouse for movement.

 

Not really sure why that is.

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1 hour ago, Twisted Toon said:

I'm guessing I'm the only one here to use the numberpad for movement? I was never comfortable with wasd for movement. Interestingly enough, this is the only game I don't use the mouse for movement.

Well, I use the mouse to look around and select stuff, but not for movement, per se;  I basically do the "coarse" movements with WASD, and the fine turning/aiming/selecting with the mouse.  As I did with the other person who stated they use the arrow keys - do you have both hands crammed together near the right side of the keyboard, or do you move the entire keyboard over to the left, so you have more space?

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I use the whole keyboard. left hand is on the left side, where it can reach the 1-0 keys (1-6 mostly), shift, alt, control, tab, and most of the utilitarian keybinds. the right hand is all for movement, including travel powers and elevation control. I do use the mouse for clicking doors and objectives...and the stupid ok boxes in the popup windows.

 

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I'm not sure how I did it but I did for a while on live have strafe and turn bound in such a way that when I had mouse look on I strafed, when it was off I turned.

6 hours ago, Twisted Toon said:

..and the stupid ok boxes in the popup windows.

/bind <key> "dialog_yes"

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