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Nostromo N52

[Edited to add: an update to this has been posted here: "Button Button who’s got the Button"]

After a week of tweaking and poking I think I’ve come up with something beautiful.

Bindings:
[1][2][3][4][5]
[6][7][8][9][0]
[shift][alt][x][tab]

Red button: [insert] (ventrilo key up)
Thumb button: [ctrl]


I’m using the “dpad” for movement. Specifically “wasd” for the four directions.
Up-right is a macro that hits both “w” and “d” quickly so i can go forward and right.
Up-left is a macro that hits both “w” and “s” quickly so I can go forward and left.
Down-right is “e” (strafe right)
Down-left is “q” (strafe left)

I’ve pretty much ignored the scroller thingy. I just keep forgetting it’s there. I’ve bound it to [space] and use it for jumping.

I’ve kept the keybindings very vanilla because I wanted it to work for all of my many alts. Generic keybindings are easier to re-map per character in the game.

This, combined with the addon Cogsbar has been a thing of beauty. I’m using Cogsbar for a visual reference to the keys and to provide the keybindings.
Continue reading Nostromo N52

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Sprite Darter Hatchling Quest

Placing this here for future reference:
Sprite Darter Hatchling Quest Guide

The only issue I have is that the creature seems to buzz around your ankles. Very annoying. If it flies I want it up around shoulder.. or at least hip level. I had the same problem with the moths.. they have wings.. they shouldn’t [...]

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Cutting a wide bloody swath

Tatia dinged 34 over the weekend. We’re still following Jame’s Alliance leveling Guide – Chapter I (30-41) somewhat. At one point the guide instructs you to “grind until you’re one bubble away from 34″ at that point I was actually only one bubble into 33 and grinding 80% of a level sounded boring.

Tanuur suggested we [...]

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“I went to the desert…”

*sigh* I only wish I had a horse (even one with no name)(Do you get to name your pony a la hunter pet, or is it nameless like vanity pets?)

We’re buzzing along with Jame’s Alliance leveling Guide – Chapter I (30-41). We’re at the section labeled “Level 32″ even though we’re actually sitting at 31 [...]

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Linken’s Boomerang

[item]Linken’s Boomerang[/item] OOO I want!

It’s sad how much I want to be able to have ranged attacks. Everyone else gets them at level 1. Seems sad to have to wait 56 levels to be able to throw something at the baddies.

Oh, yes, I will have it! Only 25 more levels and I’ll [...]

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For the love of a pony

I think the Warcraft 30s were intended to make it so you’re totally primed to buy your mount. So many quests consist of crossing the map multiple times. So much wasted time on griffins when I could be killing things. *sigh*.

We completed the Stockades last night. We being Tatia, Zaramina (32 Mage), [...]

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DING!

Thirty! Glorious thirty. According to .. everyone everywhere my happyness meter as an “PAoEladin” should now shoot through the roof. We’ll see.

It -was- kind of pleasant grinding on werewolves in Duskwood to get those last two xp bubbles. I was easily able to take on two equal level mobs without ever needing [...]

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Feeding my addiction.. in an ergonomic manner

Woot! Tatia, my main, is now also my highest leveled character. About damned time

I managed to ding 27 while waiting for my ride on Friday night (we went out of town camping for the weekend)(see, I’m not addicted).

When we returned I found a new toy waiting on the front steps. Nostromo N52. [...]