no. wrong. there is not enough native steps + extreme accurate mouse pad--that also is free from dust interference (cross this out if you have a filtered air system/home, as for esport I doubt a bunch of people with outdoor shoes on chewing doritos chucking mountain dew and shouting causing vibration through sound rooms is all that pristine)
you need smoothing. it worked for laser mice, the anti laser/anti smoothing is a circlejerk
and yes many mice have it then and now. endgame gear xm1 has it. (the option)
what is needed at least for now is option to enable it at whatever range you desire. inline with what's said before in this thread. It's not enough to just set to the arbitrary sensor side best, not even combined with game specifics. You need to consider the conditions, as I said, mouse pad...(there is mouse pad calibration since forever as a legacy option for a reason.....)..environment....your skate thickness and hardness........your playstyle independent of whatever game you play, how much you lift, how fast you touch down/slam, how much you tilt your mouse independent of dpi/edpi--and this hooks into your playstyle AND the specific game/mode requirements how much you swipe around, at what absurd(not really) IPS and when that also caps out the mouse hz, how much you fine aim at extremely low IPS and how exactly the mouse hz function at low ips.....how much your hand/wrist/arm touch/grind your pad? how much you sweat? Do you use mouse grips and if so do they absorb some gripping/palm sweat before they drip to the pad? is it more water or more oily, how will it affect your mouse pad's glide AND tracking?
mouse pad is to say the very least a criminally deteriorated and forgotten art. Artisan themselves is unbelievably still content iterating/fine tuning Hayate line (the otsu is said to be updated, not even any public info last I checked) after god knows how many years of no new product (they bothered to release something new with pubg, late 2017 -- the Hayate Kou). And of course the shiden kai after 8 years, no change whatsoever in the surface, nor the mid layer (changing from whatever mid layer before to a hien is NOT a meaningful change lol), nor the backing...... still the same 3 month life expectancy rating like all its other pads---that is for esport players, not your average casul that play 3-4 times less.
You have to worry about many things, starting with hardness/sag/give--------then talking about motion 4-steps: speed of initiation, track/glide, micro adjustments+flickturn adjustments, then halt performance. This is just to explain the generic 4 stages of motion, they are all in unison and conjunction.
And yes, LOD is a huge problem, absurdly omitted by LITERALLY EVERY gamer and reviewer out there, except me(vocal). People are only beggining to realize that changing the LOD alters the DPI completely, not to mention a million other things....most importantly that 0.5mm-2mm lod range is completely unusable, that cloth pads exist because it's got the greatest sales margin WHILE having the most sales number (it last like a year so every year people are back for more vs using a hard pad for years so the brands just die from lack of sales if nothing else) ----- cloth pads have generally higher lod with the same sensor AND/OR sensors lod spec forced to be higher cus they had to cater to cloth pads not having a high SQUAL rating (translate: quality for tracking) regardless of optical/laser tech shenanigans, having a higher lod on a sensor is basically like giving the sensor more tolerance for shitty cloth pads. goes without saying nobody is selling deskmat/3XL+ sized hard pads as dirt cheap as cloth
In the end it's just good business.....but it completely ruins the actual gaming scene. But change is coming. It already came with QCK hard last year and Acari this year. Last year InfinitySpeed already started selling custom sized plastic pads(ResinLegend 1 black). Now it has RL 1PRO with 2 colorways 3 sizes L XL XXL, RL2 with 4 colorways XL XXL, RL3 with S and XL, Nylon Legend(rapid nylon) soft and mid with M XL XXL, also sold a better cheaper gsrse for a while. You all know about skypad XL too. There are sellers selling cheap nylon/cordura pads and that so called hybrid/vulcanized/silicone backing amp500/tigeresport raven(kinwu) pro/dex/hiro/megasoma2 lookalike for less than 10 bucks and size L/XL too. You got fnatic dash that was supposed to be a gamechanger, and the first silicone backing cordura pad, thanks to endgamegear...
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