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Quality construction but over-engineered for the majority of MMO players,
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This is a very solid, well built mouse but doesn't really add any more value to the typical MMO play experience that couldn't be achieved with a multi-button mouse that costs a tenth of this one.
The quick start guide points you towards the website and anyone considering buying one of these will be perfectly familiar with finding Download sections and installing the software. The PDF instructions are comprehensive and easy to understand. Setting up the programmable keys is pretty straightforward IF you take the time to read the manual first.
If you behave like a typical bloke and dive right in you will probably get frustrated as it is not intuitive, so RTFM!
It looks good, blue LEDs and the corsair logo light up (you can turn the logo light off if you want). Buttons are solid and activate with pressure from any direction, you don't need to worry about being dead center when pressing.
I found that the tiny corner button (#7) nearest the LMB and the two DPI switches on the LMB quite awkward to reach and usually ended up clicking the RMB at the same time, but that is the only ergonomic issue and of course will vary depending on your hand size. (I have shovel hands). The wheel is nice and chunky, with good click feedback when rolling in precise increments. The resistance has been well tuned so that scrolling web pages is a doddle too.
Solid body with an aluminium base plate makes it considerably heavier (relatively) than your average plastic mouse but it feels like a quality, premium product. It has a nice non slip rubberised surface on the right side and top, smooth plastic around the G shaped array of thumb buttons and a lovely surface glide, actually noticeably smoother than my old cheapo plastic mouse.
It took a couple of hours to train my thumb where the buttons were but it started feeling natural fairly quickly. DPI is adjustable in the software as well as on the fly, and you can activate an on screen overlay that appears in the bottom right corner of the screen to remind you what setting you just selected. You can reprogram the DPI buttons too if you have no need to alter precision while playing.
I saw it advertised as a custom MMO/FPS mouse, I don't pewpew, just MMO and frankly I have buyer's remorse. I could achieve the same results in game with a much, much cheaper product. It's the equivalent of spending hundreds on a designer wallet when you could achieve the same result with a plastic carrier bag from your local supermarket. But it was paid for with Christmas money and is a luxury item.
The build quality means I don't expect I will need to buy another mouse anytime in the next decade, or ever.