A Click Healer's thoughts on the Razer Naga vs Logitech G9x
For some time now I have been having issues with my Logitech G9x mouse. I do most of my healing from my mouse (since I use healbot) and though I have tried other methods and other things like Vuhdo, I find that this is the way that works best for me.
Now, I am just going to talk about my experience, and I am not trying to say healbot is better than others, but it's what I use and at least I know how it works.
I have 10 heals set up through my mouse
Left - Lifebloom
Right - Rejuvenation
Middle - Regrowth
Button4 - Swiftmend
Button5 - Wild Growth
I'm really bad at remembering which one is 4 and 5 when I set them manually but I know what they are when I press them (as in the back one is swiftmend)
I also use shift and alt with my mouse for more heals and spells
Shift+Left - Healing Touch
Shift+Right - Nature's Cure
Alt+Right - Cleanse (I use that on Horridon only)
Shift+Middle - Nourish
Shift+Button4 - Nature's Swiftness
Shift+Button5 - Ironbark
But for the last 6-8 months, button 4 and 5 have not been working very well. You can actually see how sucky I was with my wild growths and swiftmends over those periods, because most of the time I would hit the button and nothing would happen but I would continue my normal series of casts before I realise it hadn't gone off. In the end I wound up using my keybinds for it but it was a little slow going.
So, I looked around for a new mouse and decided to get a Razer Naga. The number of buttons on the side made me very curious. And from what I'd read, you could not bind all those buttons to healbot - they were actually just the numbers and symbols from your keyboard. Which I thought *might* be ok.
When I first put my hand on it, I realised I had no idea what buttons my thumb was resting on. Took some adjustment to make my thumb sit just right on those tiny little keys. Lucky I have small fingers, so it's not that hard to click. But I can imagine, if you had a big thumb, it might be kinda hard.
Button 4 and 5 are now at the top of the mouse! So that was annoying. I switched them so that they are now where 3 and 6 are and I made 9 and 12 my mushroom buttons for placing and detonating.
I'm used to a heavier mouse, so this one is a lot more lightweight and that takes some getting used to. It reminds me of Superman - not knowing your own strength. It makes me wonder if I go back to my heavier mouse one day it will be like suddenly going to a planet with heavier gravity and I'll feel like I can't move my mouse around.
The best thing, really, is that my swiftmend and wild growth are working again. Maybe now I can try Soul of the Forest, since that is a heavy swiftmend and wild growth talent, and try to get half decent at it. And I wonder, if I look back at this post in a few months, whether I'll think how I ever lived without this mouse.