# DEATH TOLL 2021

Thread in 'Discussion' started by user401730, 25 Mar 2021.

1. ### user401730

yeye !!!

HERE is the 2021 TETRISCONCEPT DEATH TOLL

please feel free to post your best death scores from 3/25 to 4/1

all games: tap, taref, shiromino, texmaster, cambridge, and so on; are welcome

DEATH TOLL 2172

Last edited: 31 Mar 2021
2. ### user401730

courtesy of sinefuse:
Past Death Tolls:
2020 - 33390
2019 - 22304
2018 - 30477
2017 - 42045
2016 - 30520
2015 - 27201
2014 - 20797
2013 - 13583
2012 - 14963
2011 - 22082
2010 - 20596
2009 - 19365

499

683

6. ### sinefuse

what is the point of this thread?? everyone is submitting on theabsolute.plus already, having this extra thread causes fragmentation and potential confusion among others.

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7. ### user401730

:yawn: yet another 'do not post' post. i too have made these. i understand. it's ok.

8. ### JBroms

>>>49<<< players have already submitted, within one day, on https://theabsolute.plus/tap/carnival-of-death-2021.

If you insist on being obstinate and posting in this thread too, fine, whatever, but at least submit it to ta.p too. Come on, man.

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I think there are plenty of reasons to prefer a forums-centric approach to this community event. For example, it’s traditional, the community excitement is more public than in a discord server, this platform is owned by the community. I’d like to hear your opinion @user401730 so we could potentially make a compromise.

So far we’ve seen that automating the leaderboard/death toll and having the bot declare new entries in a live chat has increased the hype around the event since feedback is so quick, it’s easier to tell your new pb makes a difference.

Personally I’m not a huge fan of discord, though I don’t think I have a favorable alternative either

DEATH AWAITS

11. ### COL

The forum is more user-friendly and social. Talking to people is enjoyable and valuable especially during these isolation times. Isn't the carnival a celebration?
On the other hand, the automated leaderboard makes accounting tasks a lot easier.

12. ### user401730

is cool to do same thing same place same time since 2007
multiple carnivals? also cool

i too have not added on to the carnival thread in some years. it is ok.

13. ### Oliver

hence the linking of the site/bot to the TA.P discord server : )

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15. ### sinefuse

what an immaculate and thought out reasoning for basically having everyone put in extra manual work, all because of some hardcore traditionalism

i agree but there is no doubt that having an automated leaderboard makes things so much easier. i too want an alternative to discord at some point

good thing that the ta.p discord exists with a bot that posts peoples improvements live from the leaderboards, which adds unique interaction to the chat

i wont sugarcoat it like i normally would, this thread is a pain in the ass and it only exists because one guy must have his tradition. lame

times change, get used to that

16. ### user401730

ok! i hope everyone is feeling good about the carnival. without fragmentation or confusion, the thread remains for any one who wants to do as in ye olden tymes.

17. ### user401730

what is the thinking on the relative badness of
a) a hole in column 5
b) losing mobility to one side
c) covering the deeper of two holes

GrandMasters 

18. ### COL

Hard to say because they don't affect your game in the same way.
We assume 20g.
The hole in column 5 will stay here and you won't be able to remove it until you've cleared out everything above and have the right piece at this moment and worse, if the hole is at level 14, your stack will be at height 14 until the hole is removed. On the other hand losing mobility is of dynamic nature and you'll have more room to fix it.
The 5th row hole is an absolute priority but fortunately with some experience, you can avoid it entirely. The fight for keeping/reclaiming mobility in either side occurs in every game (at least for me) it is a lot about avoiding building bad shapes, I can't really write simple short guidelines apart that your left side should be kept higher if possible.

Last edited: 28 Mar 2021

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20. ### Deeem2031

428@02:50:56
To be honest I don't even have an idea how to submit that to theabsolute.plus - it seems I do have an account there without ever creating one..!?