A gaming mouse offers a lot of features that a normal mouse does not provide, which can include lots of programmable buttons, increased CPI, LED-lighting for aesthetics, better tracking, etc. These functions are varied from mouse to mouse but a good gaming mouse always takes care of these functionalities. The most important feature of a mouse is the shape of the mouse and if the user is not very comfortable with the shape of the mouse, the performance will degrade a lot, even if the mouse offers a lot of functions.
Now, for MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games, one of the most useful features of the mice are their side buttons. Such games include a lot of input commands which can be easily done through the side buttons of the mice. Therefore, a lot of companies have designed mice especially for MMO games and such mice include a series of side buttons for ease of use. In this article, we will look at some best mice for MMO games, which will not disappoint you in a competitive battle.
1. RAZER NAGA CHROMA
Best Value MMO Mouse
- The customized sensor is one of the best
- Chroma RGB lighting looks fabulous
- Thick braided cable ensures durability
- Too wide for small hands
- Razer should take care of quality control
CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Laser | Connectivity: USB | Buttons: 19 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 135g
Razer is one of the most famous companies in the computer peripheral industry and no doubt, one of the best too. Razer Naga Chroma is the latest addition to the company’s Naga series and adds tons of new features to the previous generation. First of all, the shape of the mouse is quite impressive and the hand fits perfectly on the mouse. The Razer logo on the top, the side buttons, and the scroll-wheel are RGB-lit and the lighting can be customized through the Razer software.
The side buttons are also placed ergonomically and are easily accessible to the thumb. There is a total of twelve side buttons while all the nineteen buttons are programmable and can be customized through the software. The scroll wheel feels a bit loud and can distract the user when playing games. A particularly unique feature of this mouse is the tilt-functionality of the scroll-wheel, which can be handy for many users. The buttons below the scroll-wheel are used as CPI-changer by default. The cable is braided and provides a smooth coating which does not cause any dragging issue.
The mouse uses a 5G Laser sensor with a 16,000 CPI, although this much CPI is only useful in productivity uses and no-one would use such high CPI for gaming. We could not observe any kind of tracking problem or similar issues and the tracking was very accurate, as expected.
We recommend this mouse if you are a professional MMO gamer and want the best of the best, without caring much about the cost.
2. ASUS ROG SPATHA
High Performance Mouse
- Highly impressive build quality
- Can be used in both wired and wireless mode
- ROG software provides tons of customization
- Does not offer as many buttons like others
- Much heavier than other mice
CPI: 8,200 | Sensor: Laser | Connectivity: USB/Wireless | Buttons: 12 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 178.5 g
ASUS is not a company you would not have heard of, as its products are widely used all over the world. ASUS ROG Spatha is the flagship mouse of the company, with tons of premium features. The build quality of this mouse is extremely good and it feels like a tank and due to this very reason, it weighs quite more than the other mice. The mouse provides a textured colour and the sides provide textured grips. The mouse can be used in both wired and wireless mode which is a nice feature. The jagged edges of the mouse give a stunning look and no doubt this is one of the most beautiful mice ever designed.
There are six side buttons which are quite big in size and are easily useable. The ROG logo, the borders of side buttons and the scroll wheel are RGB-lit and can be customized through the ROG Armoury software. Moreover, the mouse comes with extra Omron switches with different force and you can change the switches after removing the four screws on the bottom. The mouse comes with two cables, a 1m cable and a 2m cable offering ease of use.
The mouse comes with a laser sensor having 8,200 CPI and provides a 1000-MHz polling rate in the wireless mode and offers a whopping 2000-MHz polling rate in the wired mode. We noticed no tracking issues whatsoever and this mouse feels perfectly fine and gives a stiff feel on the buttons.
We believe that this mouse is an absolute beauty and everything about this mouse feels premium. You should seriously consider this mouse unless you are bothered about the high weight.
3. CORSAIR SCIMITAR PRO
Adjustable MMO Mouse
- Adjustable side keypad
- Provides onboard storage for custom profiles
- A bit small for palm grip users
- Does not provide any weight adjustment
- Scroll wheel is fragile
CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Connectivity: USB | Buttons: 17 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 147g
Corsair, a name that is famous for computer accessories. Corsair Scimitar Pro is the MMOG-based mouse by Corsair and is none short of buttons. The mouse provides a curvy look overall and the top of the mouse is divided into two parts. The upper part provides the left and right-clicks buttons along with the scroll wheel and CPI buttons while the lower area provides the Corsair logo which is RGB-lit along with the side buttons and the scroll wheel. The RGB lighting is controlled through the Corsair iCue software, which is famous for the RGB lighting styles. The right side of the mouse has a textured surface which provides a nice grip for the fingers.
There is a total of twelve side buttons out of which six have a textured surface. Moreover, this mouse provides a unique feature that the side buttons are adjustable and can be moved back and forth together. The cable of the mouse is braided and originates from the left side, which might feel odd to some users but one gets easily accustomed to this design-decision.
The mouse uses the PixArt optical sensor with 16,000 CPI and as it is known, the optical sensors are not useable with all types of surfaces. The sensor itself is, however, free from problems and one can easily enjoy games without having any tracking issue.
This mouse provides some unique features, among which, the adjustable side buttons are quite impressive and if you have a hard time pressing the far most side buttons then this mouse might just work wonders for you.
Logitech is among the top-tier companies, which is famous for its top-notch peripherals whether that be a mouse, a keyboard or a headphone. Logitech G600 is a mouse targeted towards MMO gamers and the mouse offers a big size and that is why it is favoured by people with big hands. People using the fingertip or even the claw grip will have a hard time using this mouse, although the mouse feels great with the palm grip.
There are twelve side buttons on the mouse and out of total twenty buttons, eighteen are programmable, leaving the basic left and right-click buttons, which can be, however, swapped with each other. The mouse offers a total of six profiles, three out of which are stored on the mouse and three on the computer. The customizability of this mouse is quite impressive and the user can switch the profiles easily by holding the third button.
The sensor of this mouse offers up to 8,200 CPI and tracking wise, there was no issue of any kind on the x and y-axis, however, the z-axis felt a bit problematic and lifting the mouse up resulted in the movement of the cursor in the upper direction. This might pose an issue while lifting the mouse during playing an FPS game but in MMO games, this thing hardly matters.
If you want tons of button-customizability and are a palm-grip user, there might not be a better mouse with similar features in this price
5. STEELSERIES RIVAL 500
- One of the best shapes for MMO games
- Provides big side buttons
- There is no onboard memory for custom profiles
- Quick switching is only possible for two CPI settings
- Buggy operation sometimes
CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Connectivity: USB | Buttons: 15 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 129g
SteelSeries is a great rival of Razer when it comes to peripherals, especially the mice. The mice of SteelSeries are extremely famous for their unique features and patent methods. SteelSeries Rival 500 is a complex-looking mouse, with a soft texture on the surface. The overall looks of the mouse are very stylish and the layout of the buttons is also very innovative. The sides of the mouse offer a textured surface with small circular bumps for a better grip and it feels quite satisfying.
Instead of bombarding the side of the mouse with tons of buttons, Rival 500 takes a different approach and the side buttons are placed in the form of a ring with space for grip in the centre. There are six side buttons and to cover for the fewer buttons, this mouse provides two buttons along with the left click and one button along the right-click in the form of long bars. The left and right-click buttons provide a mushy feel while the other buttons are rather stiff, a bit more than required, we will say.
The sensor of this mouse is a customized PixArt 3360, supporting up to 16,000 CPI and this is among the most widely used optical sensors in the gaming mice. There is no tracking problem in this mouse whatsoever and one can even do the flick shots in FPS games without any movement issue. A unique feature of this mouse is the tactile alerts, which gives vibrating feel in various situations if supported by the game.
This mouse takes a different approach towards various design-decisions and if you are comfortable with such a layout, this mouse will be a nice addition to your setup.
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