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thank you for replying on your game play mechanics. This helps quite a lot.
So the very first thing that I think is important is I bind 1234 to qwer.
This is a fallout from playing years of LoL and I find qwer is a lot easier to manage than 1234.
I also bind "stand still and attack" to the spacebar as shift is extrmeely hard to hit at the same time as other buttons such as Q.
If space isn't an important button in your gameplay, you are losing 20% of your hand's functionality as your thumb is relatively useless for everything else.
I think this is a very good idea and will relax my left hand quite a bit especially my pinky. When I talk about the keys I will pretend that I already use your keyboard setup to make it easier.
I think i can follow you here. I will have to retrain my habbits I guess, but it makes sense.
BTW. is this your currently suggested setup? I'm still using the setup you linked with the video with CW:RT and SW:C.
I currently have a very low budget monk since I haven't played for a year or so and had to rebuy my gear. Unfortunatly I found your perfect TR compendium too late and bought a few less than perfect low budget items. Now I have around half a mill gold left and a Monkilein with 97k DPS, 250k eHP, 43% CHC, 340% CHD, 250 all-res, 430 fire-res, 3300 armor and 36k life.
Even on MP5 I die too often. I tried using both STI and OWE removing ES, but I often don't have spirit left for the full combo, so my bell doesn't go off resulting in my death.
Especially when there are trees and elites in the group and I'm standing in green moisture I won't survive long. And I'm not even talking about the bulls knocking me out frequently.
So this is just to explain a little where I'm coming from. Maybe this will work: http://d3up.com/b/850085 I did not know about this site before.
From a play-style perspective, I generally spam the Q button with my ring finger and intermittently tap the spacebar depending on whether the monster is moving around or not.
If I am in a large group, I will hold space, tap Q and target my mouse far away from monsters so I can "aim" the third hit of the combo to maximize its spirit/sec.
What do you think of keeping Q pressed? I tried it and it makes me less stressed, but when I hit EP while holding down Q, EP won't work I think. If it is a small group I'm sometimes too far away to hit something, so I think I have to remember to release the Space button from time to time. This happens when I'm fighting Trees in their green pook and I don't want to walk to close.
One other good thing about this setup is, that I find clicking or pressing the LMB for a long time harder than hitting a key. ^^ I guess I'm getting old. :-(
Did you try to bind the "move without attack" to the middle mouse button? This would help here, but I find clicking the wheel not very natural.
I'm not sure I get this.
I will try this out. I don't remember if I hold SPACE while casting WoL or not.
I saw an earlier post by you mentioning this so I tried it, but it did not work. I didn't know I needed to hold the Space button for this to work :(
What do you think of a combo like 3x QQQE and then R and LMB while circling with the mouse outside the mob circle and holding Space? I would not need to release Space for any of these spells, right? Could this work?
I find your explanations quite good. I wouldn't terribly mind if you would feel the need to make a noob friendly D3 game play mechanics video/guide though :-)
What do you think about a low budget (say around 25M) "cowboy monk" (I like the name someone suggested earlier) video/guide? You could adress optional setups for worse geared monks like mine, that need a slightly tankier build to survive higher MPs.
Thanks again for helping out a fellow german Monkileinchen.