So.... since I've had a Nostromo game pad since Christmas... of 2007, I figure that I should finally put it to use. Phaelia over at Resto4Life had posted about how she uses (or used as the case may be) the game pad here. For a mage, it's basically a starting point. At least for me it was. I can't really get all of my spells to fit in the 29 slots that she's suggesting. Nonetheless, it gave me some great idea for both my mage and my shaman (which I'll go over at a later date).
I know all of you mages are sitting on the edge of your sit wanting to know how I'm going to set up my keys, so here goes:
|1||2||Icy Veins / Combustion||Mirror Image|
|1||3||Use Mana Gem||Spellsteal|
|1||4||Dragon's Breath||Arcane Missiles|
|2||1||Fire Blast||Ice Lance|
|3||1||Fire Ward||Frost Ward|
|3||2||Arcane Intellect||Arcane Brilliance|
|3||3||Dampen Magic||Amplify Magic|
|3||4||Mana Shield||Arcane Explosion|
This still means that I have a pool of spells I don't have bars for (Arcane Blast, Fireball, Frostbolt, Mage Armor (I'll let SmartBuff take care of that one, could probably remove Arcane Int/Brilliance as well), Ice Armor, and Cone of Cold). There's also set of spells that I'll have off on the side somewhere such as Professions, Portals, and other non-combat essential items. (I suppose Slow Fall is debatable on that list, but it's in there nonetheless.) I also have potions on that list. I know, I know... they would be combat "essential" but with everything being freed up for non-clicking, I figured those two items wouldn't be a big deal. So, I'm off to install Bartender to see if this setup will work for me.