The MMO 7 gaming mouse that was released back in 2011 by Mad Catz is one of the most revolutionizing hardware in recent history. From the level of customization that the mouse affords to the quality of its build, the MMO 7 is certainly an MMO gamer’s dream come true, at least until Razer decides to come up with an improved version of the Naga. If you’re into a massively multiplayer online game of any sort (LOTR, Star Wars or the latest Elder’s Scroll Online), you’ll inevitably need a gaming mouse that can support the requirements of such games.
Now, I’m not talking about your PC hardware requirements here, but rather the peripherals that you must have if you want to ever have the chance to compete competitively in PVP or even in hardcore PVE action. As an example, the Mad Catz MMO 7 mouse allows the user to bind up to 50+ different commands to any of its buttons. These buttons are located at easy to access locations unlike many of its predecessors. You can combine multiple buttons that when pressed together, will execute various actions. Each button is no longer limited to just one function.
As a whole, the precision and comfort of this gaming mouse are top-notch. Some of the best gaming mice choices can be found at http://bestgamingmouseforyou.com/ but you’ll have to filter out those with lower ratings. A lot of gamers used to think that DPI is all that matters when you’re measuring the accuracy of a mouse but that’s far from the truth. DPI only matters back in the days when the highest DPI achievable on a mouse that’s made for gaming has been about 1800 or so. The slightest change in DPI (a value of 100 or more) can have a significant effect on the mouse’s movement. These days, you can easily find gaming mice with up to 10,000 DPI and at such levels, DPI becomes much less important. The only way to further increase the precision of the mouse would be via a change in the sensor technology. From the conventional optical mouse, you now have the upgraded laser sensor mice.
This is exactly what Mad Catz had done with their models. From the RAT 9 to the MMO 7, the upgrade in the laser sensors and the increase in DPI all point to this. Plus, additional buttons have been implemented and you no longer have to install any particular software in order to use the gaming mouse. Basically, it allows for plug and play use but if you wish to customize the mouse at a more in-depth level, you will have to download their unique programming software. With this, you can adjust any macros that you want and you can also create separate profiles for each game that you have on your computer. If there are certain buttons that you think will not be useful to you in a particular situation (for instance, when you switch from PVE to PVP or vice versa), you can actually lock them up instead of rebinding those keys or unbinding them in their entirety. A whole lot of convenience can be enjoyed this way.
Besides the adjustable buttons and illumination, you have the freedom of choosing different weight systems for your gaming mouse too. If it’s too light or too heavy, you can pop out the bottom cover and remove some of the weights to allow for speedier or “twitchy” gameplay. The grips that come with the mouse are also removable and can be replaced with 5 other alternatives. In order to cater to different types of grips that gamers usually have, 3 palm grip rests and 3 claw grip alternatives are available to you for maximum comfort.
I’m really impressed with the level of detail that Mad Catz had put into creating this powerhouse, especially since the older versions have been sub-par at the most. It looks like Mad Catz has finally decided to take user reviews into account instead of depending purely on their subjective likes and dislikes and I have to say, I like the direction that they’re headed towards.