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Title: Running style?
Post by: Sparkle on October 08, 2010, 08:01:05 PM
I'm bored.
And so, I was playing Spelunky, and I was wondering, who uses shift to run, and who just holds down X and walks around until they start running.

Also, I was wondering if you run during most of the game or walk, because I tend o do a lot better, and have a lot more luck in the game when i run the entire time, and I was wondering about how other people's styles compare to mine.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: halibabica on October 08, 2010, 08:12:34 PM
Really?  You do better when you run?  Usually when I go ramboing around the caves, I get an arrow in the face because I couldn't see the trap in time.  I run a lot more than I should, because I make too many mistakes when I do.  I also use Shift to run.  X is for making things die.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: ipwnu1337 on October 08, 2010, 08:16:51 PM
Shift is probably the easiest key to run with.  Though running around like a fool is bound too get you killed next to instantly.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Bae on October 09, 2010, 03:04:04 AM
My keys are totally different, I hold \ to run, which is to the left of z and to the right of my left shift

and my z is attack and my x is my jump :0


But on topic, running 90% of the time


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Sparkle on October 10, 2010, 03:43:13 PM
Yeah, I dunno, Usually I sprint like a maniac, and I find it more fun, and sometimes, I avoid things that would've normally killed me  ;D I know it's not supposed to be that way, but that's why a lot of the levels I bother making also end up being that you haveto run the whole time, because that's my normal style unless im trying to be REALLLY careful and not die.
But yeah, I do die more easily sometimes, but I still think it's more fun that way, so I always run xD.
And also, I don't use shift because I learned to run with X and it feels awkward for me to use shift now. :/


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Moloch on October 10, 2010, 10:29:19 PM
I always run too. I think it's a habit I got from always running when playing Super Mario series and similar games on NES/SNES growing up. I play with a gamepad, so I hold the right bumper (? the R button) to run. Usually the only time I let go of the run button is when I need to move into a precise spot, like moving close to a ledge to force myself to drop a rope or bomb, or to jump up through an opening that is only 1 tile wide.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Sparkle on October 11, 2010, 08:19:05 PM
I didn't have an NES when i was younger, but I did play mario games before spelunky, and I think I attribute my running habit to mario as well, and i wish i had a gamepad for the computer, but presently, i dont -.-


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Toom on October 12, 2010, 07:56:00 PM
The thing about Spelunky, compared to a lot of games that use Roguelike mechanics in some way, is that about 90% of all deaths seem to be failures of timing, rather than planning. Running everywhere will get you YASD'd a lot (and makes my Shift finger ache like twenty bastards to boot).

Of course, when that motherless shitelord Ghost appears, you hold that key down like a bag of unwanted kittens in a canal, laddie. I tend to have a quick glance at my desk clock when I start a level, then check it every now and again to make sure I'm alright for time.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: MagFlare on October 13, 2010, 07:55:40 AM
Shift is probably the easiest key to run with.  Though running around like a fool is bound too get you killed next to instantly.

Fact. And yet I still do it, because learning from one's own mistakes is for pussies.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Arucard on October 13, 2010, 08:10:18 AM
Well, I guess I can't vote because of prejudice against gamepads!  >:(

But seriously, I run a lot. More than I probably should, but I still try to be cautious. No running around spikes or frogs, you know, that kind of thing.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Sparkle on October 13, 2010, 04:26:41 PM
Yeah, certain things, I try to not run on like spikes and other random traps, and sorry for my prejudice against gamepads, but there is an unlisted, i think, i don't remember if i remembered to add it.
But yeah, even so, I barely ever stop running for more than a few seconds.

Also, I use X, well, action, because that's how i learned to, and when i press shift, it just feels really awkward o.o


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Arucard on October 14, 2010, 02:50:27 AM
I wasn't serious you know? But thanks anyway ;)

The rope/vine/etc bug means running and climbing are a really good way to save on supplies, at least until you have some nice items. But I could never use action to run, gotta be ready to whip in a split-second.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Sparkle on October 14, 2010, 04:55:09 AM
Yeah, i see what you're saying.
I've been in that situation a lot, especially in Customs, but usually i'll just be really jumpy with my whip when i need to use one  :)


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Nejii on October 24, 2010, 02:35:09 PM
hm, I ran most of the time (except the ice area), and well... normaly some arrowtrap hit´s me in the end, but until then everything is perfectly fine!
btw, I´m running with Z. My key config is actually crap, but I´m used to it (though some things, like running, jumping and throwing at the same time are hard to do)


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: Known & Unknown on October 24, 2010, 06:36:56 PM
Shift all the way


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: leafbarrett on November 02, 2010, 10:42:13 AM
I think it's a habit I got from always running when playing Super Mario series and similar games on NES/SNES growing up.
This exactly. Although I'm starting to wisen up and slow down whenever there's a tricky jump or the like.


Title: Re: Running style?
Post by: DooM on December 05, 2010, 04:23:31 PM
I either run when I'm collecting the last-bit of treasure or items in the caves, or when a Shopkeep is on my tail, so I can find cover more quickly, rather than getting a back, lodged full of buck-shot.