As you know by now, when it comes to my peripherals, I am very fussy, specifically when it comes to the mouse I choose to use. I am very critical and it seriously takes a great deal for me to want to become “life-partners” with a mouse. I had an epic opportunity. I got to take the Razer Naga Epic Chroma MMO Gaming Mouse for a spin.
How badly do you want it?
I have never used an MMO mouse before, but have always wanted one, but the price always made me second-guess taking the plunge.
As an MMO fanatic, who has logged far too many hours than I would like to publicly admit on World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 1 and 2, Star Craft, DotA and recently League of Legends, I have always “gotten by” with my previous mice, but when I took this Naga Epic Chroma into battle with me last night in the Everbloom dungeon (World of Warcraft) my heart sunk, as I realized that I have been at a huge disadvantage all these years by using the wrong weapon of warfare! At first it was strange and felt alien to not have my fingers hovering above my rotational 3, 5, 6, 2, 2, 1 and 8 combination on my Mage, but by the end of the dungeon, the Naga felt so natural! See the video review below for the gameplay footage I am refering to. At the start of the dungeon I was horrible, but 15 minutes later, I looked more like I knew what I was doing.
IMBA is the way to go!
The Razer Nage Epic Chroma works wonderfully with a specifically designed In-Game Configurator, which allows you to customize your key bindings and change between profiles while in-game, so no more Alt+Tab to switch profiles, this saves you time, especially if your healer goes down, you have a healing spec and need to quickly change your key bindings… This feature allows you to PWN hard, all the time! The Naga is supremely lightweight, which reduces strain on your wrist, especially due to the rapid thumb movements required, the last thing you need is a heavy mouse slowing you down or causing fatigue mid heroic raid boss engagement.
The mouse is ergonomic by design, meaning it fits most hand sizes and grip styles, it is just a pity that there is no thumb-rest underneath the side-button grip section for idle moments of gameplay. The wireless docking station acts both as the charger and the transmitter/receiver for when using the Naga in Wireless mode. I explore quite a few technical features in the short intro section of the review video, please do check it out.
The review video is a recording of the livecast review that was broadcast to our international and national audience last night during our usual LST (Live Stream Thursday) on Twitch.TV, where we got to interact with everyone and showcase exactly what they are curious about. The Razer Naga Epic Chroma impressed not only me, but inspired a few viewers to go out and purchase the mouse. I say it in the video, but I will say it here as well. Santa, I need this mouse. This mouse needs me. I have found my battle companion. If you are looking for an MMO Gaming mouse that is not only epic in its sexy appearance and responsiveness, but also gives you more than your money’s worth… Look no further than the Razer Naga Epic Chroma.
Not just an MMO Mouse… Its an AYEN Mouse! (All you ever need)
What makes it EPIC?
- 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
- 12-button mechanical thumb grid
- Tilt-click scroll wheel
- 8200dpi 4G laser sensor
- Wireless gaming-grade technology
- Charging dock
- Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
- Razer Synapse enabled
- 1000Hz Ultrapolling
- Up to 200 inches per second/50g acceleration
- Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
- 2.1m braided fiber USB charging cable
- Approximate size
- Approximate weight: 150g (WTF!)
- Battery life: Approximately 20hrs
(continuous gaming, but life depends on usage, so you could easily squeeze out much longer life out of the battery if you manage your time well)
This list of games are compatible with the In-Game Configurator. After my WoW session, I launched the title’s in BOLD, as they are all installed on my system, just to confirm the claims, and it worked perfectly!
- Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
- – I tried Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta
- World of Warcraft
- League of Legends
- Guild Wars 2
- Dota 2
- Ragnarok online 2
- World of Tanks
- Diablo 3
- Path of Exile
- DC universe Online
- DnF (Tencent game)
- Eve Online
- Lord of the Rings Online
- Star Trek Online
Specs: MMO dedicated
Estimated RRP: From R1,699.00
Availability: November 2015
- 19 Buttons!
- Full spectrum illumination
- In-Game Configurator
- Wired and Wireless solution
- Super light and responsive
- No thumb-rest for idle “potion breaks”
- I need to wait till Christmas before Santa gives me one!