Monday, July 14, 2008
I played a lot of Hellgate: London this weekend. A lot. One of my fingers is actually sore—my left ring finger. Not metaphorically sore, but actual mild nerve pain. At dinner, I was puzzled as to why that finger (left strafe), would be sore and not, say, my middle finger (move forward), or my right-hand index finger (kill things). I finally figured it out a few hours ago: when using WASD, my fingers are too large to actually fit on W, A, and D all at once (since keys do not align in a grid), so my A finger rests on the "sharp" left edge of the A key. Apparently pressing on the edge of a key for hours and hours of demon-blasting and loot-collecting will irritate the nerves. Who knew.