Luckily, most players don’t have to build a top-of-the-line gaming computer to enjoy League, but you’re going to want some higher-end peripherals to get the most out of the game. While you don’t need a GTX Titan or some beefy graphics card to play the game on the highest settings, you’ll find it a lot easier to play the game for extended periods of time if you make some wise choices in terms of the type of peripherals you buy and put some thinking into your setup. Gaming fatigue is a serious issue for players, and if you want to avoid it, you should think about optimizing your space.
Finding a mouse that is ideal for your hand size and has a lot of customization options can really be instrumental in preventing carpal tunnels and general discomfort. I can’t tell you how many players I’ve spoken to over the years who have complained to me about how they wished they’d paid more attention to their setup before they developed some serious issues with their hands. Carpal tunnels is nothing to mess around with, and if you’re using your mouse all day at an awkward angle, there’s a good chance you’ll end up with some type of chronic arthritic pain or tendonitis.
It might seem a bit boring to write an article on this, but it matters. The same logic can be applied to a keyboard choice. Mechanical keyboards are generally regarded by ergonomic experts as being a better choice than traditional rubber dome keyboards. If you are on a desktop and you have the luxury of being able to choose a keyboard rather than use the one that came with your laptop, look into the various mechanical keyboard switches and models available. Find one that fits you and choose a switch that doesn’t compromise on quality. MX Browns and MX Reds are generally considered by most gamers to be the best switches for gaming. Choosing the right type of keyboard switch dramatically increases comfort and even performance, and you might end up getting so hooked on the feeling that you’ll never revert to what you had before.
A good wrist rest is cheap and will provide ample comfort if you set it up at the correct angle. There are firm ones made of plastic as well as rests made of different types of hybridized foam materials that provide a lot of comfort over long gaming sessions. No matter what you choose to use, go to a local computer store in your area if you have one. Trying stuff out in person helps you pick out something you really like rather than virtually browsing on Amazon.
More important than all of the previous tips, however, is common sense. Most gamers are dehydrated. Drink lots of water to avoid headaches, and don’t take this tip lightly. It’s easy to forget about drinking when you’re gaming for hours at a time, and this can lead to some serious health issues down the road, up to and including cardiac arrest. Look out for yourself and you’ll enjoy gaming a whole lot more and avoid bad circumstances in the long run.