“Best mouse for MMORPG and general use”
Good / The Razer Naga is the best mouse for MMORPG gaming period. It’s slender, sleek, and durable and comfortable to use.
Bad / Not perfectly suited for FPS games.
Verdict / Buy the Razer Naga if you want the best experience you can get from an MMORPG gaming mouse that can also be used in other games.
Razer doesn’t have the best reputation in a lot of ways, with a lot of customers and users trusting brands like Logitech and Steelseries over the black and green–claiming that they are more durable/long lasting and better overall than Razer products.
However, is all the Razer hate justified? In this in-depth review of the Razer Naga, we analyze the mouse as a sole product–without any bias of Razer and how it operates with other products.
Note: This mouse has been tested over the course of hundred of hours in video games (MMORPG, RTS, MOBA, FPS, etc. ) and basic computer use.
Razer Naga Review
There have been a lot of complaints about the Razer Naga’s durability. Does the mouse hold up over extended use?
Over the course of my year-long test with the Naga, I’ve had zero issues. The mouse’s material has remained smoot, and it’s not as slippery as some Logitech products that tend to attract unnecessary grime and sludge from extended video game hand juice.
I’ve used the mouse for hundred of hours, and both mouse click segments work fine and the buttons on the side still press without any issues. Even the rubberized grip on the side still feels fine, even if it’s lost some of its grippiness.
Overall, even after using the mouse for over a year, I can’t tell that it has attained much use or lessened in appearance and durability.
Look and feel
While the Razer Naga is designed specifically for MMORPG use for games like World of Warcraft, SWTOR, Rift, or even newer games like Archeage and Black Desert Online, it’s unique shape, and ergonomic design still works for all other purposes that I’ve used.
The Razer Naga has a wider grip, but it’s not as wide as mice like the Logitech G500. The preferred grip is to have the thumb on the side touching the buttons, your two index fingers on the click buttons, your third finger on the upraised side, and then your pinky finishing off the right side of the mouse. At first, the grip seems weird but after a week or so you’ll find that you can adjust to the mice and find it quite comfortable.
The buttons on the side have a nice curve to them that I haven’t found in alternatives like the Logitech g500. Each one is also somewhat clicky, but they aren’t hard enough to press to cause fatigue.
In addition to the small learning curve with the hand placement, there is also a significant learning curve to using the buttons. It’s easiest to remember that it goes 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and then 10-12. However, while it might take a few weeks to use these natively, their usefulness can’t be ignored.
If you’ve ever experienced wrist pain from doing weird key bind movements on your keyboard, you’ll find these extra buttons a life saver in MMORPG games, or just plain useful in games like League of Legends which require you to use potions or cooldown weapons.
Surprisingly, they don’t feel that cumbersome if you aren’t using them. As I mentioned, the sleek curve in the buttons doubles as a curve that you can rest your thumb onto grip the mouse better. So it works for games, or just using the mouse comfortably for other applications.
Razer’s software is perfectly fine. With it, you can set up custom setups and also switch button layouts / keybindings around. Also, the best thing is, the mouse still works fine without the use of the app–even if it limits some of your options and customizability.
With the app, you can change lighting as well if you don’t like the glowing green of Razer. I prefer Razer’s software to that of Logitech software since Logitech software has often given me issues with newer versions of Windows or having trouble during installations.
Worth the price?
Is the Razer Naga worth $60? Considering that it’s one of the most comfortable, durable, and useful mouses on the market for any gaming as well as general computer use–it’s a solid deal. However, you can also find a similar mouse like the Logitech G600 that provides similar features for a lower price point of $39. Check out that full review here.
While you might be able to find a better mouse suited to FPS gaming (the Naga might feel a bit wide for quick movements), it should satisfy gamers of all types. If you’re interested, I also recommend checking out this excellent mousepad to go with it.
Again I would also like to point out that this is my favorite mouse to play one specific game…