I am using this mouse i got from my old windows seven computer for my laptop and i have been using certain sites to practice my aiming for a few months now. i was wondering if practicing with the mouse would make me better or worse with better mice such as the Razer DeathAdder Chroma Mouse and the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum.

  • This depends entirely on personal muscle memory, how each mouse functions, and your ability to adapt. It's far too personal to be able to answer.
    – Frank
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 4:16
  • Adding on to Frank's response, the change in aiming will not differ much. In CSGO, I switched from a $10 wireless laser mouse to a Logitech G502 with no perceivable difference. Practicing in general will making you better, not your equipment. Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 6:10
  • Actually it is possible to give a valid answer: No, it won't. It's all about technical details.
    – dly
    Commented Nov 10, 2016 at 7:22
  • Practicing with a crappy mouse is not on the list.
    – Mazura
    Commented Nov 12, 2016 at 17:56

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The price of the mouse does not have anything to do with that. It depends on several factors, where a cheap mouse can be as good as an expensive one.

The factors are:

  • Surface quality
  • DPI
  • Laser/optical
  • Drag resistance
  • You

The DPI is the most important setting. A new DPI setting will always need some getting used to. So if you want to practice a new setting, start with DPI.

Also a new mouse will most likely glide a lot better than your old one making it somewhat different to aim, even with the same DPI. That would be a good time to buy a new mouse surface, if you planned to do so in the near future anyway. (If not, clean it!)
That said, the drag resistance will be a lot less than before, which again needs some getting used to. - But it's worth it.

The final factor is yourself: How fast you can adapt to a new mouse and how comfortable you feel. It's unpredictable, how using different mouses will improve your personal skills. Technically it shouldn't make a difference.

If you buy a new mouse and keep using the same DPI it will be only a short time to get used to it, but it will not improve your aim using an old mouse and then switching to a better one. Just switch right away, if you planned to do so.

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