i have the big razer mousepad i think its the goliath its about 14 -15 inches by 12 .. which i like ... i played some competive fps like maybe 10 years ago with a ridgid one ... that would be 2nd choice ... if i remember well its the control edition .. like its a bit checkered idk if thats the right word http://www.razerzone.com/ca-en/store/ra ... ol-edition
I do prefer the cold wood desk, but if I had to pick a mouse mat it would have to be as fine as possible. I'm quite sensitive to the feel of the mouse moving, the tiniest bit of fluff stops me from concentrating on the map!
for other games like fps games i prefer a fine cloth mousepad, but for Osu i have been using a rigid plastic mousepad and it's been working great for me! I would say either option is pretty great as long as quality materials are used to make them
I don't know what material this is but i use a "zowie g-sr" and am VERY happy with it. previously i used a razer goliathus which was also neat but slightly worse imho.
mousepads are really, really important for mouse play. from my experience it's even far more important than a good mouse (which actually didn't make to big of a difference for me). for addicted / experienced osu! mouse players, it is, in my opinion, especially important to have a very solid longevity. you definitely notice when your mousepad is worn out. and unlike keyboards or mice this doesn't happen in a decade or a few years of playing osu, but can happen within a few months or even weeks if you maybe are used to playing with a low mouse sensitivity and drag your mouse over the whole mousepad very fast all day.
normal mousepads aren't made for rubbing to this extent (unlike other natural things). if osu were to make a mousepad and make it just as good (and large) as for example the zowie g-sr but more durable i'd instantly buy it *cough*
all in all most important things imho: - durable - low/no friction - large surface
I think this isn't a good question. The surface material of your mousepad affects the tracking performance of your mouse. Depending on the sensortype you use("optical" vs laser, they only differ in wavelength of light afaik) one type of surface is superior compared to the other. You want a hard surface with no depth for lasermice and a surface with depth for optimal mice. Due to that, this poll looks kind of meh as there are objective reasons why people should prefer one material over the other depending on their mouse.
I use cardboard. Yes, Cardboard. Just some randomly taken from the school things is WAY better than the newspaper I've been using before. Which are also WAY better than the mouse pad we have.
cardboard >>> newspaper (the ones with thin paper like the one you get in china) >>> mousepad from 2007
Well, I heard from one friend, that he uses an extremely smooth cardboard and also from others, that smooth cardboards are good. however I prepeare my cardboard with a technique, making one side smooth, the other side rough with patterns. I personally prefer rough with pattern.