Originally Posted by 343 Grenadier
The G402 was reported as having some built-in positive accel. The G502 is said to have very slight prediction but overall the only real complaint people have about it is it's too heavy. The G400S is, as I can attest personally, probably more comfortable than the G502/G402 shape for a lot of people as it's wider. The G100S isn't a bad mouse at all, but I would rate it as less flexible than the Ninox Aurora and more people are likely to find a use for the Zowie FK1's higher sensitivities. Yes, I'm fully aware that lower is more accurate but some people actually perform better at higher sensitivities than the G100S offers, especially in RTS games and while using higher resolutions. There are reasons to consider the alternatives.
(Fun fact: I can use the G502 at its 12,000 CPI setting on a 1920x1080 screen. It's not very accurate but I can hold my own. I still use much lower sensitivities when I'm playing seriously, though.)
You have to define how you set sensitivity though. Even at my relativity "low" setting on my G100S, I have game sensitivity settings at 5-8 out of 100. Anything DPI setting higher on my mouse causes they in-game sliders single notch either be too low or too high. Which all these sliders to is change the muliplier so in theory don't effect accuracy. With my current Windows setting its about a 3-inch movement end to end on my 1080p. All this, and it at 1125 DPI. Max on this mouse is 2500.
That being said, the G100 is one of the most popular mouse in Korea for RTS games, hence the "new" G100S.
Of course all games sliders are different. 5 mins spent here, of course, will get you make to the normal feel you're used to.
Shape is a null point, TBH my old generic optical mouse was the best shape for me (especially with buttons that were separate from the rest of the body), which is another reason why I like my 100s, close to the same. Although single body buttons and a terrible feeling wheel. It's different for everybody.
Being a good gamer is half psychological, which means you have to play with what you're comfortable with. If that means an in game sensitivity setting of nothing and super high DPIs to make up for it, that's fine, heck I highly encourage it, But for someone who knows nothing about mouse tech, and is asking what to look for, they shouldn't have super DPI as a requirement pushed onto them. As some gamers swear by it, or others like me don't see a difference in accuracy, and doesn't make much sense mathematically either.
Like I said, this is why Im a Logitech fan boy. Yes their mice do of ridiculous DPI, but they don't push it as a selling point. They instead push the durability, surface materials and that's really it. Im sure I could find a better mouse out there for me, but for that reason alone that I just said, Im a big fan.
Now all that being said, the 502 Ive heard really great things about, and have used it, it does feel great (Although I didn't get to use it in a game sadly). Best part is, its adjustable. For relatively cheap
Edited by SeEnCreaTive - 11/16/14 at 5:17pm