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#11239559 Jul 02, 2015 at 09:40 AM · Edited 7 years ago
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Hey all, first off please go to the Razer website and look at the product otherwise the thread will not make sense. I would like to point out that this is a experiment and a review at the same time of the Razer Tartarus. I am trying to find out if it may work well for FPS games like csgo. If you did not know the Razer tartarus is like a little brother to the orbweaver and is meant for MOBA games such as League Of Legends. Back when I was a league of legends player I picked myself up one of these. I haven't played league for years and lost track of the tartarus. I was cleaning my floor-drobe (my twist on the wardrobe but on the floor) and I found it. I thought to myself that the buttons connected to the joystick like d pad might become useful for weapon switching. If you go to the Razer product page (link below), Razor brags that the d pad has 8 different directional buttons. This means if I key bind it with the Razer software bindijg the pad to make North it go to my primary, North East for secondry gun, East for Knife, South East for Flashbang, etc. Now in theory this would be very effective for weapon switching and just changing weapons in general. I tried it out but unfortunately the 8 way directional keys are to close and it was near impossible to have 8 different weapon slots because you would accidentally swap to your knife when you wanted to pull out your pistol. Therefor I went back to the drawing board, the whole purpose of using the Tartarus was to be able to switch to all of your slots with 1 finger and still being able to move forward/left/right. I came up with the conclusion that it was possible to switch to 4 different slots effectively. Using razors synaps 2.0 you can custom bind a key to make it act like a alt button. So I bound one of the keys on the Tartarus to switch to a different key map when held down and then let go it would switch back to the previous key map when let go. Therefor you were only using 4 different directions but had 8 different slots. Example is North is for primary, East for Secoundry, South for Knife and West for Zeus. Then when I'm pressing my Alt key North is for Flashbang, East for he grenade, South for smoke and west for Molotov/Incendenairy. This took a while to get used to but once I was used to it switching weapons and grenades was very easy, effective and more importantly precise. I only had 1 more problem but had a simple fix. There are 2 buttons, 1 above the d pad and 1 below. The 1 below is ment to be space. That would not work because bunny hop works well with the jump being scroll wheel. I changed that to crouch and the one above to walk. I found it very useful.

Pros
- Can easily switch weapons and grenades
-precise
-No need to stop and lift any fingers, only thumb is needed
-Fully customisable to what works with you
-more mouse space on your desk
Cons
-Compared to a keyboard your thumb is not used much but with the Tartarus your thumb becomes VERY much used and important
-I have found out that you cannot switch weapons when you are crouched or Walking because your thumb is occupied
-you Need to have your keyboard in another position if you ever wanna type anything

I hope this made sense but otherwise you learnt something. I am sticking to the Tartarus and if you have ones I recommend giving it a try.

http://assets.razerzone.com/eeimages/products/13965/razer-tartarus-carousel-v2.png

http://www.razerzone.com/au-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-tartarus
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#11239874 Jul 02, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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Sorry forgot to add, this would most probably work just as well with the Razer Nostromo, Orbweaver and Logitech g13 because they are all gaming keypads and have a little d pad thing for the thumb.
My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
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#11245337 Jul 03, 2015 at 08:53 PM
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tl;dr would be nice, not gonna read all this
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#11245418 Jul 03, 2015 at 09:17 PM
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#11245337 Atiyo wrote:

tl;dr would be nice, not gonna read all this



Yeah sorry its quite off putting! I made a pros and cons which is way shorter so you can get the just of it.
My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
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#11245721 Jul 03, 2015 at 11:19 PM · Edited 7 years ago
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Don't really think it would be that great for csgo don't really see how it would be better than a normal keyboard. But as it is with most gaming gear or equipment it really comes down to what you're comfortable with and what you like.

Spending 500$ on a keyboard and a mouse won't make you better or improove your gameplay.

Like switching grenades faster, i my self have specific bindings for each nade so i don't have to scroll through them. Same goes for all the slots specific items that you might wanna buy, you are able to make bindings for every specific item in cs:go.

Can't really think of any specific game this would be really good for, but if you ask me it always comes down to what you like and what your comfortable with.
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#11245770 Jul 03, 2015 at 11:34 PM
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#11245721 m1kkis wrote:

Don't really think it would be that great for csgo don't really see how it would be better than a normal keyboard. But as it is with most gaming gear or equipment it really comes down to what you're comfortable with and what you like.

Spending 500$ on a keyboard and a mouse won't make you better or improove your gameplay.

Like switching grenades faster, i my self have specific bindings for each nade so i don't have to scroll through them. Same goes for all the slots specific items that you might wanna buy, you are able to make bindings for every specific item in cs:go.

Can't really think of any specific game this would be really good for, but if you ask me it always comes down to what you like and what your comfortable with.



You said it! I just love the feeling of the keypad and the way the dpad is in in the right poition. Maybe i love it so much because i gto used to when playing LOL but this is defiantly my personal preference. Thanks for the feedback.
My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
-Mitch Hedberg

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#11246512 Jul 04, 2015 at 08:30 AM · Edited 7 years ago
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Looks like a killer keypad but unfortunately I wont get anything from Razer ever again.
They're nice for the first 2 months before they stop working kek.
I have the Steelseries Apex Raw keyboard (non-mechanical!) and it's easily the best keyboard I've ever had :)
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#11246613 Jul 04, 2015 at 09:32 AM
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#11246512 Voimis wrote:

Looks like a killer keypad but unfortunately I wont get anything from Razer ever again.
They're nice for the first 2 months before they stop working kek.
I have the Steelseries Apex Raw keyboard (non-mechanical!) and it's easily the best keyboard I've ever had :)



That is a dank keyboard. I know what you mean with Razer and how expensive they are. I picked my Tartarus and I have had it for a good 2 years. If you buy 1 thing from Razer I'd buy this but as stated before just cause it cost $600 it doesn't make you good.
My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
-Mitch Hedberg

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#11248429 Jul 04, 2015 at 10:07 PM · Edited 7 years ago
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#11246512 Voimis wrote:

Looks like a killer keypad but unfortunately I wont get anything from Razer ever again.
They're nice for the first 2 months before they stop working kek.
I have the Steelseries Apex Raw keyboard (non-mechanical!) and it's easily the best keyboard I've ever had :)



I think you've had bad luck or maybe its just there more recent stuff cause I've had my blackwidow for 4 years and deathadder for 3 years and both working 100% still. Also before my newest deathadder I had the original for 6 years(which last I heard is still working cause I gave it to a friend).
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#11248493 Jul 04, 2015 at 10:37 PM
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#11248429 Red Eye Jedi wrote:

#11246512 Voimis wrote:

Looks like a killer keypad but unfortunately I wont get anything from Razer ever again.
They're nice for the first 2 months before they stop working kek.
I have the Steelseries Apex Raw keyboard (non-mechanical!) and it's easily the best keyboard I've ever had :)



I think you've had bad luck or maybe its just there more recent stuff cause I've had my blackwidow for 4 years and deathadder for 3 years and both working 100% still. Also before my newest deathadder I had the original for 6 years(which last I heard is still working cause I gave it to a friend).


this.

Had my razer tiamat 7.1 hs for 1y5months now nothing wrong, and my blackwidow keyboard for almost 2 years

Kein probleims
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#11249427 Jul 05, 2015 at 07:25 AM
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#11248493 Ninjagonepro wrote:



Had my razer tiamat 7.1 hs for 1y5months now nothing wrong, and my blackwidow keyboard for almost 2 years

Kein probleims



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