So my cousin came over to my house today and we played some games together. And he was holding the controller in such a strange way that I actually got into an argument with him over it.
He had his index fingers on the tiggers, and kept his middle fingers tucked away.
The fuck? Do people actually do this? You have two index and two middle fingers for a reason, the index go on the right and left buttons, the middle fingers go on the right and left triggers.
It has to be autism that drives people to only use their indexes for the tiggers and buttons, right?
I do that, it's more comfortable to hold the controller with your middle fingers and just use the index for both triggers.
There's hardly ever a situation when you need to press L1 and L2 at the same time.
I literally never had troubles with any games holding my controller like this.
And the index finger is the second fastest of all your fingers, how is it any problem to move it 1cm?
Holding a controller like that is perfectly fine for Souls games. Optimal, even.
The only problem the claw might have is when playing fighting games, but you shouldn't be using a pad for that anyways.
I honestly think you're the weird one here OP.
Everyone I've ever played games with doesnt use their middle fingers for anything other than holding the controller.
"spider style" as I like to call it, is just awkward and uncomfortable
That's not the claw m8.
This is what people call the claw, usually used by monster hunter fags because the PSP didn't have a second stick.
I've never seen anyone, even fucking speedrunners, who could frame-buffer with only a single finger.
That said, I'm only speaking of souls games, but still, I've never seen anyone frame-buffer a standard to heavy strike with only a single finger for both the R1 and R2.
I only keep my index fingers on the shoulder buttons for most controllers. If I use both fingers I feel like the controller doesn't have enough support.
It's hardly ever a problem for me.
You never need to hold the controller like that in Souls games. Swapping between R1 and R2/L1 and L2 with index fingers takes an insignificant amount of time and doesn't slow you down at all in any of those games.
Off the top of my head the only games where I've found using both the index and middle fingers necessary were Mirror's Edge (back before I had a PC to play it with better controls) DMC, and Bayonetta.
Lots of people hold the controller like that OP, why do you think DmC had two dodge buttons? I used to be a pleb and not have my middle fingers on the triggers. Then I saw the error of my ways and started having the indexes on the tbumpers and middles on the triggers.
Maximum control, one may also apply a clawgrip at times, but I reserve that for shit like Souls games.
Quick question, do people actually hold their controller in the air?
The most common response people have to "claw" grip is that it gives no support. But to that I just say play like me and rest your controller on your leg? Is it actually that hard?
Depends on the game/controller for me. Usually if I don't need to use both triggers at the same time, I will leave my middle fingers in the back, it just feels more natural to me.
There's a huge difference between a peripheral you can use to play a game and peripherals marketed towards gamers.
>a controller isn't marketed towards gamers
But people do drive with one foot on the clutch and one foot on the gas, which is a better analogy.
But no, wait, let me guess, you're an American who thinks "driving" an automatic actually counts as driving.
Name one instance in a Souls game where you have to literally hold both shoulder buttons and triggers at the same time.
Besides this whole thread is fucking stupid. It's more comfortable to tuck your middle fingers away, but if a game really needs you to press both shoulders and triggers then it's not hard to fucking unfold your middle fingers for a bit. It depends on the game and 99% of the time you don't need all 4 buttons at the same time, switching up and down with two fingers works perfectly fine.
>I use both my index and middle fingers to hit the shoulder buttons and triggers!
>I use both my feet to hit the brake and acceleration pedals in a car!
Holy shit. Am I like the only one who doesn't even know. Like I have truly never even thought about this. So off the top of my head I couldn't tell you how I hold it. It's just such a natural thing to me I don't think about it. Or maybe I am just retarded.
I hold it like this with my wrists resting on my thighs.
>Video Games and Cars are the exact same thing!
I bet you have a problem with people who have one foot on the clutch and one foot on the gas.
>the thought of some guy getting a boner at will every stoplight or when he has to do turns
Yeah this isn't so much the case anymore though. Automatics have more gears nowadays. So often times it's a toss up, or not a very big difference. Definitely not enough, at least in my opinion, to overcome the convenience of an automatic.
Well this is just a pretty poor comparison. The whole point was driving a manual to save on gas. So there is some sort off benefit to driving one. I said that isn't entirely true. So it could be seen as adding unnecessary hastle. Not implying a manual is hard to drive, but it's still more of a hastle than an automatic
There was this Super Metroid speedrunner in like 2003 that kept trying to convince people that the best way to use the SNES controller is.. like..
The tip of your thumb on Y
The first joint of your thumb on B
The tip of your index finger on A
And the first joint of your index finger on X
And the fucker truly held a WR at some point
But you're still operating two pedals with one foot, brake and gas, while the other does clutch, which still supports the one finger for two buttons.
Unless you're this guy
If you use your dick for the bumper buttons too you need to bring your own controller bro.
maby i dont fucking frame buffer then you insufferable retard, maby i just wanna relax and not try to play at 100% all the time, that ever occur to you, that most people who play videogames are casual about it?
And so the truth is revealed
In 26 years I've never even thought about using triggers with middle fingers, it seems so unintuitive. Still had to try it out now that I read this thread, and I can say with certainty that doing that isn't my thing: I most likely could get used to it if I really wanted to, but do I really need to press triggers and bumpers simultaneously that often? No.
I once had a girlfriend who would place her middle fingers on the triggers/bumpers, her index fingers on the left stick and hovering over the buttons (xbox), and her thumbs would be on the d-pad and right stick. She kept wondering why she was shit at video games, and I told her to change her grip. She did and then she started playing good. I can't believe people don't do the thumbs-for-sticks/d-pad/buttons and indexes for triggers/bumpers grip. Makes no sense.
>never noticed how I hold it
>now I'm holding a controller trying to remember
>holding a controller feels weird as fuck now
WHY DID I READ THIS FUCKING THREAD FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU
Actually the other way is the norm, that's why so many people have issues with the DualShock controllers. They're meant to be held like you hold them, with a claw/fingertip like grip (like pic related but a controller).
I usually go claw for games like Mario Kart DD, Smash, Diablo III, and I think Dark Souls but it's been awhile.
Actually the new Star Wars Battlefront has me going Double Claw for the fighter squadron mode, which I'm not is a good thing.
>It has to be autism that drives people to only use their indexes for the tiggers and buttons, right?
you do realize you're throwing a temper tantrum over nothing on an anime image board, right?