Your crouch button preference? (PC)

#1 Posted by BeachThunder (12731 posts) -


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#2 Posted by BeachThunder (12731 posts) -

I've seen a lot of games that default to C for crouch, which just strikes me as odd; personally, I'm just so used to using ctrl for crouch. C just seems more difficult to access for me.

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#3 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3491 posts) -

Always Ctrl. Always.

#4 Posted by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

If the game has a walk key I set it to Shift and crouch to Ctrl, but sometimes I set crouch to shift if my pinky is hurtin'.

#5 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1830 posts) -

Shift, whenever possible.

#6 Posted by captain_clayman (3329 posts) -

always control.  it baffles me when the default is X.  doesnt make any damn sense.

#7 Posted by Marz (5680 posts) -

X for me

#8 Posted by JackSukeru (6031 posts) -

S.

You know, down.

#9 Posted by Subjugation (4763 posts) -

Anything other than ctrl is madness.

#10 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5307 posts) -
@RockmanBionics said:

S.

You know, down.

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or have never played a FPS on a PC before.
 
Anyway ctrl for me.
#11 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

For BF3 I have it set to CTRL for crouch but C is the toggle. So if it's possible I usually have it like that. Otherwise, just ctrl.

#12 Posted by mmzOne (278 posts) -

Numpad 1.

#13 Posted by JackSukeru (6031 posts) -

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or have never played a FPS on a PC before. Anyway ctrl for me.

Neither, I just like 2D games and the OP didn't specify the genre. For FPSs prefer shift to ctrl so my poll answer still applies.

#14 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5307 posts) -
@RockmanBionics said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or have never played a FPS on a PC before. Anyway ctrl for me.

Neither, I just like 2D games and the OP didn't specify the genre. For FPSs prefer shift to ctrl so my poll answer still applies.

Alright then, carry on.
#15 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

If I use it a lot in a game then C (Preferably Toggled), if I don't really use it then I chuck it off to Ctrl and forget about it.

#16 Edited by bybeach (5102 posts) -

Gawd, I've used C all me life. That is as important as SPACE for jump, or R for reload. F or E fight for use, depending if there is lean-right or even something else.

C for crouch, otherwise it is madness. Or the game is a bitch.

#17 Posted by MostlyBearded (190 posts) -

It's always been crtl for me, and so it shall be for eternity.

#18 Posted by gike987 (1786 posts) -

C to crouch except for TF2 were I use Shift to crouch.

#19 Posted by Blackout62 (1452 posts) -

C, LIKE A BOSS!

#20 Posted by Vextroid (1448 posts) -

Shift.

Makes crouch jumping easier for me.

#21 Posted by gamma_male (69 posts) -

Ctrl. Shift is for sprinting and you all know it.

#22 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1130 posts) -
@gamma_male

Ctrl. Shift is for sprinting and you all know it.

This. Also I prefer toggle over holding it down.
#23 Posted by MattyFTM (14454 posts) -

Shift.

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#24 Posted by AlexW00d (6545 posts) -

Mouse button 5, always. Also generally always toggle too.

#25 Posted by Daveyo520 (7164 posts) -

Ctrl

#26 Posted by Butano (1809 posts) -

CTRL, and then C for toggle crouch if it's not an RPG (cause Character screen yo!)

#27 Posted by 49th (2938 posts) -

CTRL represent!

#28 Posted by Animasta (14753 posts) -

C

#29 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1133 posts) -

alt + f4 is for pros.

#30 Posted by Jimbo (10111 posts) -

Right Ctrl. Arrow keys 4 lyf, baby.

#31 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur said:

Always Ctrl. Always.

#32 Posted by Adamsons (873 posts) -

Shift for sprint Ctrl for crouch X for prone.

#33 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2031 posts) -

Ctrl, forever and always. 

#34 Posted by Draugen (730 posts) -

There is only C. Ctrl is for prone. Come on, people. This is basic knowledge.

#35 Posted by AjayRaz (12504 posts) -

always ctrl. always. 

#36 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

C, ctrl is much more of a hassle to hit with your pinky. However, if there is no toggle crouch, ctrl, because holding C is not viable since you need your index finger to strafe right.

#37 Posted by TobbRobb (4916 posts) -

CTRL, and Z for prone. From BF2

#38 Posted by Daveyo520 (7164 posts) -

@AjayRaz: Are you always in control Ajay?

#39 Edited by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Left Control. Anyone who says otherwise is a terrorist or playing QWOP.

By extrapolating, we can see that 100% of all QWOP players are terrorists. Do you know where your children are right now?

#40 Posted by Spoonman671 (4873 posts) -

Ctrl.  Also, toggle.

#41 Posted by Aronman789 (2673 posts) -

Q, motherfuckers.

#42 Posted by AjayRaz (12504 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:

@AjayRaz: Are you always in control Ajay?

never not in control 
#43 Posted by Virtualpolecat (69 posts) -

@mylifeforAiur said:

Always Ctrl. Always.

#44 Posted by wemibelec90 (1935 posts) -

Both are similarly easy to hit but if I have to hold it to stay crouched, I want to use Ctrl. For games where I want to toggle it, I like C. Either works for me, usually.

#45 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Ctrl, not just ctrl, but left ctrl

#46 Posted by JTB123 (1044 posts) -

Now I think I'm strange, I use caps lock, maybe it depends on your keyboard, mine is just a standard one, my little finger rests perfectly on it.

#47 Posted by ShaggE (6930 posts) -

Accidentally voted C key, but CTRL. Unless it's an old-school shooter, then Z.

#48 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Very good question. Left Shift, always.

#49 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

@mylifeforAiur said:

Always Ctrl. Always.

#50 Posted by Doctorchimp (4062 posts) -

Ctrl...toggle.

What is this? Is there any other way?

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