Happiest Day of My Life

Thread in 'Discussion' started by M.Bison, 31 Dec 2007.

  1. (Kind of a double post here, sorry guys)

    I have not been playing that much Tetris the last 2 months so this week I decided to start training again.

    After breaking my 40 line record on Tetris Splash today (45.?? seconds), I decided to hit up lockjaw and test my luck. I manage to get around twenty 32-33 seconds runs in under half an hour - things where looking good!

    After much dizziness from over concentrating and beer consumption I got this:

    Cleared 40 lines

    on 2007-12-31 at 16:25

    (rot=SRS, lock=Move reset, rnd=7-piece Bag, spin=3-corner T, speed=Zero)

    (grav=Naive, drop=None, are=0 ms, das=116 ms Instant, shadow=Faint color, next=3 pieces)

    Played for 0:30.91

    Played 104 tetrominoes (201.83 per minute)

    Pressed 323 keys (3.10 per tetromino)

    Made 40 lines

    (single: 8; double: 1; triple: 2; home run: 6; T single: 0; T double: 0; T triple: 0)

    Sent 33 garbage (64.00 per minute)

    Left 12 blocks behind

    LJ score: 10600


    - Jono

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    You managed to surpass all our records in the Lockjaw thread around twenty times in half an hour!? That is some shocking consistency. Geez, the rest of us needs to concentrate more.

    Congrats on the milestone! And keep up the speed and break 30 seconds next time. [​IMG]

    And for the rest of us...I always knew a break is the secret to breaking a personal record.
  3. jujube

    jujube Unregistered

    easier said than done (taking a break that is (and, well, breaking a record too)).
  4. nice. but i, for one, wanna see polly-esque "over the air" hand and monitor video. =] pls

    not because i don't believe you or anything, but because 10+ kps is gonna look effin sweet.
  5. Rezmason

    Rezmason Unregistered

    Has anyone tried to sponsor you guys? [​IMG]
  6. tepples

    tepples Lockjaw developer



    But in games other than Tetris, 10 keys per second isn't exactly impressive. See 0x1311 and 0x1311 and 0x1311 and Quasar and try to even count the arrows. (The girl in the lower right corner appears every time the player makes 250 consecutive perfect steps.) I count an average of roughly 15 kps over 112 seconds for the 0x1311 videos.


  7. That's with 4 buttons too. Tetris usually uses 5.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    Furthermore, those are predefined keypresses, unlike tetris where just about every game is never the same.
  9. Cheers, will do.
    No worries, can I borrow your video camera? Just email it to me [​IMG] .
    I have zero video software on my CPU, give me a week or so to go over a friends house to make a vid - I kept the replay.

    - Jono
  10. K


    wow ! impressive ! that is very good ! [​IMG]
  11. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

    Moi il me fait peur jago ce gars.. [​IMG][​IMG]

    30 sec c'est fou..
  12. evybabee

    evybabee Unregistered

    congrats bison.. looks like 2008 will be a good tetris year for you [​IMG]

    now you just have to work on your splash marathon score...

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    Hehe, Jono is more of a speed specialist. [​IMG]
  14. jujube

    jujube Unregistered

    this pic still cracks me up.


    but a couple days ago Jono comes back to tetris zone out of nowhere and grabs the top position in sprint.

    i'm actually #9 because kbr is on there twice [​IMG]
  15. LOL, you cant be serious? I dont like wasting my time sitting there all day trying to do odd stacks that work around splash's odd scoring system.....T-spins on the last line of the level or whatever - thats not tetris in my books.
    Cracks me up too, I only ever played 2 games [​IMG] .

    - Jono
  16. Deets

    Deets Unregistered

    Yeah, that's true, but what about something like this? Note that the player is using s-random, which randomizes the position of the notes on an individual basis throughout the entire song - for the original chart, check this video.

    DIGITAL Unregistered

    Hehe, I'm not saying that performances like that aren't possible with randomness. There are always people capable of demonstrating such feats. I'm just pointing out the huge difficulty difference between predictability and randomness. [​IMG]

    Reminds me of SRS vs. ARS... [​IMG]

  18. I think there's a little more to it. I enjoy music games considerably, but even with individual notes randomized I still think they are different beasts. When you get, say, the T block in tetris, you have to do a lot more than press the "place T block" button. You've got to evaluate what moves are possible, decide which move gives you the strongest position, and then execute some input sequence. Music games and tetris are both very fun to play, but they're very different challenges.

    No matter how many crazy stepmania videos tepples links, it doesn't mean a human could process tetris pieces as fast as those arrows. If you really want to keep the music analogy tepples, I'd say fast tetris is most like improvising with a band over a frequently changing and sometimes unfamiliar chord sequence. That is to say, a chord sequence called out "just in time" by a clinically insane jazz musician who eats augmented 13ths for breakfast. Sure you've got a few solid riffs you can use here and there, but much of the time you'd be struggling to find something that sounds appropriate.
  19. well said
  20. jujube

    jujube Unregistered

    yes, good point ct. i guess that's why those music games are so fast paced. i still prefer the combination of fast reaction time and somewhat-difficult decision making tetris forces on you.

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