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post Mar 23 2014, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE(eevor @ Mar 23 2014, 11:09 AM) *

I absolutely agree. Mechanical keyboards have to long travel for tetris. Too much In doesn't make such huge difference, but playing on low profile keyboards is definitely better.


I was going to say something like this. You have to keep in mind that red cherries require very little force to actuate. You can't go by "did it make a noise?" That only means you pressed it all the way down. You don't need to press the keys even half-way down for it to work.
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post Mar 23 2014, 11:43 PM
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I'm not very up to date on the currents of keyboards, but when I was, people claimed that the fastest typers used chiclet style scissor switch keyboards. It's important though that you don't just get a keyboard with flat keys, but one with scissor switches (like a laptop would have).

One of the problems that rubber dome style keyboards, that mechanical keyboards fix, is the actuation point. With mechanical keyboards after you pass the actuation point (usually after the tactile bump or click) the switch is on. This means that from then on, all the way to the bottom out, it's being pressed. If you're holding it down, and lift up a tiny bit, it's still being pressed until you lift it back up past that actuation point.

Rubber domes on the other hand (and a few other types of switches) don't do this. The actuation point is ONLY when you bottom out. If you're not pressing the key completely down, it will not be pressed. This means when you have the key pressed past the tactile bump, the switch can still be off (usually the case in crap keyboards, and old keyboards). This is what lead me to hate them.

Idea: I've had this idea for a while, after seeing a post on someone making a keyboard from micro switches (similar to the buttons in a mouse). It would be very interesting to see a keyboard/gamepad/thing made from microswitches to play tetris. These would easily be the fastest switches if the device is built right.
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post Mar 24 2014, 11:33 PM
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I MD'd alot when I first tried playing but I wanted to try a mech for awhile. Perhaps I could try O-rings to lessen the distance. Regardless I just got my 3rd sub-30 with it.


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post May 12 2014, 01:28 AM
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Hey, I've been looking to buy a mechanical keyboard and did quite some research and thought it might be a good place to ask this here.

After some research I conclude I either want blue,brown or red mx switches.
I honestly think Blue's seem very good for tetris due their clicky feel, yet they seem to have a high reset point so for say tapping 3-4 times a second not that good.
Browns are said to be a safe middle road and you can't go wrong, but I honestly am not looking for not going wrong too bad but for going right, and brown's seem to be responsive aswell but not as responsive.
Reds are really twisting my mind, since they seem to be the fastest types of switches to tap with but have no responive feel which I think is quite important.

I currently have a keyboard with rubber dome and this is going to be my first mechanical keyboard.

Thanks
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post May 12 2014, 01:44 AM
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You might want to check out this thread:

http://harddrop.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5417

I've used blacks and reds, and while reds feel more sensitive/quicker to press I find myself misdropping less with black switches while pretty much keeping the same TPM speed.

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post May 12 2014, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE(Blink @ May 11 2014, 08:44 PM) *

You might want to check out this thread:

http://harddrop.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5417

I've used blacks and reds, and while reds feel more sensitive/quicker to press I find myself misdropping less with black switches while pretty much keeping the same TPM speed.



lol thanks for the link

I use browns Smile.png and I love them.


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post May 12 2014, 06:26 PM
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I use reds right now, but I'll probably switch with my next keyboard. Reds work great in theory, but for tetris, browns might be the best, imo. You know for sure when you actuated the key so you can properly blame it on the lag or not pressing well enough.

I would not recommend blues to a tetris player because they are loud as heck.


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post May 12 2014, 08:45 PM
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I've tried blacks and reds. I prefer red. They have a great feel to them when playing fast.
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post May 13 2014, 02:47 PM
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66key Tactile Click "Mini" Keyboard (Non-Printed). Shes is a beauty. With brown switches, I think.


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post May 13 2014, 02:56 PM
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Has anyone tried Razer green and orange switches for Tetris? They look interesting...
http://www.razerzone.com/razer-mechanical-switches
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post May 21 2014, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE(Blitz @ May 13 2014, 09:56 AM) *

Has anyone tried Razer green and orange switches for Tetris?


I'm currently playing with the Blackwidow Tournament Edition Stealth with orange switches. It definitely feels like an improvement over Cherry reds.
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post Sep 15 2014, 08:07 AM
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i've been using the one on my laptop for 4 years. it's been with me from when i have 50+s 40L record to 27.75s.

and the right arrow key is never popping up since yesterday.

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post Sep 15 2014, 03:52 PM
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Just move to a different spot on the keyboard.
My arrow keys met a similar fate, so I moved to the o k l ; buttons.


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post Oct 1 2014, 11:39 AM
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I'm considering going for brown switches for trying to improve my typing and Tetris speeds. Would it be a good choice? Thinking of getting a CM-Storm Quick Fire Ultimate (my local retailer sells them in white backlight) and I'll probably be keeping my settings for Nullpomino

For those interested: Key configuration as it is now:

up: Hard Drop
down: Soft Drop
Left/Right: Left/Right movement
Z/X: CCW/CW Rotation
Left Shift: Hold
D : 180 flip (for those Tetris games which support)

If I don't use my keyboard, I switch to my Logitech F710.

Hat switches are for movement. I can't use Axis movement at all.
Buttons 0,1 are rotation
Shoulders are hold
and Button 2 is 180 flip for those Tetris games which support 180 rotation

I keep to a common configuration all round due to the fact that I use the same keys for Tetris as I do for PuyoVS.


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post Oct 1 2014, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE(nostalgianinja @ Oct 1 2014, 06:39 AM) *

I'm considering going for brown switches for trying to improve my typing and Tetris speeds. Would it be a good choice? Thinking of getting a CM-Storm Quick Fire Ultimate (my local retailer sells them in white backlight) and I'll probably be keeping my settings for Nullpomino




My das keyboard has brown switches and imo it's really nice.
When I first started playing on it, I had to work my way back to my old settings so it might take awhile to adjust.


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