Do any of you pad players use a "Claw Grip"?

#1DX1900Posted 1/31/2013 6:50:56 PM
I'm a pad player, and I have my right hand OVER the controller instead of gripping it, using my index, middle, and ring fingers on the face buttons mimicking an arcade stick. I map assist 2 to L2 so I have both assist buttons at my control since I can't reach them with my right hand. The main reasons for this are I play Zero and Vergil, so I can charge L and still have comfortable access to the other buttons, while at the same time being able to press 2 buttons simultaneously for pushblock/airdash. I know this is very different, but I've always wondered if anyone else plays this way.
#2g6260Posted 1/31/2013 6:51:38 PM
You mean Monster Hunter style? =P
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#3DreamSwordPosted 1/31/2013 6:52:38 PM
I think they actually have pads made specifically just for that kind of grip.
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#4ZekiraPosted 1/31/2013 6:57:13 PM
Nah, I use my thumbs and hold the controller normally... because I grew up with my Playstation controller and learned the actual basic fighting game concepts using a custom configuration which I have adapted all the way into MvC2 and MvC3.

Plus my thumbs are the most superior part of my body. I kid you not. I can demonstrate it but only with a different game.
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#5DX1900(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 6:57:42 PM
Monster Hunter style? If there's an "official term" for it, I had no idea o.o
#6DX1900(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 7:02:06 PM
DreamSword posted...
I think they actually have pads made specifically just for that kind of grip.

Yeah but its just not the same, I love my PS3 pad growing up as mainly a playstation gamer. I've just played fighting games this way ever since I had to press 2 buttons at once/charge a button.
#7Nomorice4UPosted 1/31/2013 7:23:15 PM
Nope.. cause mapping assist 2 to L2 would be a nightmare for me. I can't use the shoulder buttons with my left hand very proficiently. I tend to snap back accidentally when using the left shoulder buttons for assists while moving around (creating mixups). So I mapped both assists to R1/2 which make clawing unthinkable. I dash with two buttons and mapped an LM dash to L2 for Plinking (not a big deal since I don't main Tridashing flyers).
#8RagingRicansPosted 1/31/2013 7:47:23 PM(edited)
I play claw like in this game and Soul Calibur
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#9DX1900(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 8:06:48 PM
RagingRicans posted...
I play claw like in this game and Soul Calibur

Sweet, another Claw user! I don't play Claw in MK though since it isn't needed. Even JWong plays on a pad for MK, it's just unnecessary.
#10scaler24Posted 1/31/2013 8:24:32 PM
Nope. I play the game normally. I do have Assist 2 mapped to L2 though. That way, I can set R1 to Light attack and charge the Buster.
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