" I know a few people who use ESDF, but they crazy. "They do sound pretty crazy. Dunno why you would do such a thing!
" @TheGremp: I like the arrow keys because they're isolated. If I tried using the WASD keys I would end up hitting every key but WASD. "Whilst I do use WASD, I can see something similar happening if I tried to use EDSF
" I used the arrow keys way back in the day before FPS used a mouse to look up and down. All you needed was the arrows and shift to run faster. Jumping was a Dark Forces thing for me that was once in a while, so spacebar worked fine. And I would open doors using the right mouse button. But now I just use WASD because games need more commands nowadays and it is harder to reach keys from the arrows. "I remember those days, back before we knew any better. I like to think we left the arrow keys behind along with flannel and Crystal Pepsi.
" if you guys think ESDF is crazy, you're going to want to put me in the loony bin--i use WASF. it all started in the days of quake, when i finally graduated from keyboard only to mouse + keyboard. unfortunately, my mouse did not have a scroll wheel, and that game required very fast weapon switching. hence, i decided to move the right movement key over one--from D to F--so that D would switch to the previous weapon and G to the next. thus, a habit was born and the rest, of course, is history.So do you have some kind of built in left bias now? I'd be strafing left all the goddamn time if the right key was a whole key away from the down key.