The Nostromo n52 Speedpad was
listed by several readers as an essential WoW tool, so we're putting it
to the test. I'll be using the n52 for the next week's play, and will return with an updated take on the peripheral;
here's a quick first look at it. For some reason the n52 Speedpad seems popular with rogues; to get a feel for its functionality, in the
first day of play I've tested it with a druid performing every role from tanking to group healer as well as soloing.
Setting up the n52 was easy, although substantial changes were made to its default WASD-style setup. With fifteen buttons as well as a directional pad, scroll wheel and orange thumb button, the most obvious mapping seemed to be to assign the numbers 0-9 to buttons 1-10, with the other keys reserved for shift, information panes such as map and bags, and jump.
By spending some time tinkering with both the n52 Profile Editor and WoW's keybindings, the pad was ready to prove its worth in real combat.