Has everybody you faced played nice? Did you have a great time?
Has everybody you faced used a mouse and keyboard? Did you ever think about asking?
Don't know how many people considered the possibility of using other controllers for SC2, and have actually gone with it anywhere, but now it's definitely happening.
The plan: Play Starcraft 2 with a tablet (replaces mouse motion) and arcade stick (replaces mouse buttons and keyboard).
With no further ado, here's a sample video:
Advantages to tablet over mouse: frankly they're both equally good, I just happen to have faster movement and better accuracy with the tablet, so hopefully this will help splitting bio units faster against AoE.
Advantages to using an arcade stick over a keyboard: I have a 6Gv2 and it's great, but arcade sticks have larger buttons and the layout makes it easier to tap inputs quickly. Maybe? Who knows.
Disadvantages: Not enough buttons to bind everything. But that's ok! Many buttons are useless anyway (not planning to build BCs, ever).
So, lets hear your opinions TL:
1 - If I try to go to tournies like that, will that be acceptable? I honestly see no reason why not, but lets hear.
2 - Now that you've seen this, would you try doing something like this too? Maybe playing SC2 with a PS3Move (for cursor motion) and DDR pad (for buttons)?
Time to practice!
[EDIT] Scroll down to see a lot of answers to common questions about this setup.