# My TGM Recording...

Thread in 'Strategy' started by cdsboy, 8 Dec 2006.

1. ### cdsboyUnregistered

Update:

I've been playing a lot of Heboris, TGM Death. I just manage to get to level 248 so i can see some inprovement : ). The things you guys said to do defidently helped.

2. ### PetitPrince

Here's mine's (due to some of my host's retriction, I had to split the file in several part. You can join them with the batch (.bat) file included. Sorry mac-user :/ ).

3. ### cdsboyUnregistered

couldn't you just have zipped it into a rar? then split the rar using such great files like winrar?

4. ### K

how is it possible for you to have problem with free.fr ?

http://jagorochi.free.fr/video/

i have absolutely no problem of file size limitation (10Go)

what is your ftp client ???

5. ### PetitPrince

... why haven't I though of this before ?

/me is stupid.

I think it's more an ISP problem than an host/software problem, as I can't http upload (megaupload, yousendit, youtube etc...) anything bigger than ~16 Mo correctly.

Anyway, it's Filezilla. It says, after uploading ~20 Mo "Critical Upload Error". I'll try with SmartFTP later.

6. ### PetitPrince

-_-

Bordel de cul d'vache traire.

Okay. So while I was I trying to split the file with WinRar, I discovered that CamStudio does not produce compressed video. So I was able to shrink my ~70 MB file into a much upload-friendlier 3.31 MB one.

*sigh*

Anyway, is anyone willing to analyse how much I suck at TGM ?

7. ### colour_thief

(Maudit d'esti de tabarnac!)

9. ### colour_thief

You've got a basic feel for 20G mechanics, which is good. What I suggest you work on:

Fill in your holes/overhangs! Yes it sucks when you can't avoid these imperfections, but don't make the situation worse than you have to. Take for example:

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Level 385

|  [][][][][][][][]|
|  [][][][][][][][]|
|   [][][][][][][]|
|   [][][][][][][]|
| [][][][][][][][][]|
| [][][][][][][][][]|

You actually have a lot of options to fix that overhang. O, J, and L can perfectly fix the situation. Assuming the rest of your screen is pretty good (and it was when you were playing), hold out for a piece that fixes your problem.

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Level 192

|[][][][][][][]   |
|[][][][][][]    |
|[][][][][][][]   |
|[][][][][][][] [] |
|[][][][][][][][][] |

|[][][][][][][]   |
|[][][][][][]    |
|[][][][][][][]{}{}{}|
|[][][][][][][]{}[] | Awaiting L, J, or T for full recovery.
|[][][][][][][][][] |

|[][][][][][][]   |
|[][][][][][]    |
|[][][][][][][]{}{}{}|
|[][][][][][][] []{}| Awaiting T for full recovery.
|[][][][][][][][][] |

|[][][][][][][]   |
|[][][][][][]{}{}  |
|[][][][][][][]{}{} |
|[][][][][][][] [] | Awaiting S or even T for full recovery.
|[][][][][][][][][] |

|[][][][][][][]{}  |
|[][][][][][]{}{}  |
|[][][][][][][]{}  |
|[][][][][][][] [] | Awaiting L, J, T, O, or S for recovery.
|[][][][][][][][][] |

Ok, this strategy is maybe overkill for this speed level, but it's a good habit to develop. You fixed this situation well enough in your game, but each of the solutions above is preferable. It's always better to keep your hole towards the outside. With the pieces you got, you could have repaired it in 2 moves.

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Level 341

|      []   |
|      []   |
|      []   |
|     [][]   |
|[][][][][][][][]  |
| [][][][] [][] []|

|      []   |
|      []   |
|      []  {}|
|     [][]  {}|
|[][][][][][][][]{}{}|
| [][][][] [][] []|

By and large you were pretty good at opening up holes, but you missed this move. You can often take a really bad situation and fix it by creating a simple line to open up the holes, so keep your eyes open for moves like this. With time these opportunities will stick out to you.

At level 380 you could have placed this O piece without any risks by DAS'ing to the far left wall, and then backtracking once. Many pieces can be placed well like this, and it's pretty fast, so learn to use this when placing pieces.

I'm sorry if it looks like I'm digging into you here. You'll notice that I gave fairly specific advice. This is because I feel you are good enough to benefit from specific (instead of general) advice.

One final word:

You played VERY slowly. Don't worry about this, and concentrate on strategy for now. Your speed will increase naturally. You shouldn't worry about speed until you can survive 20G for a while.

10. ### Rosti LFC

OK, my times obviously weren't as good as I thought, as I've since broken S3 in under 4:20. I've also improved enough to regularly get S4 and occasionally S5.

My problem is, once I hit level 450-ish, I'm no longer in control. I'm playing for survival, getting singles and doubles, rather than keeping on top with Tetrises.

I think I just need more practise with 20G, and getting used the rotation.

11. ### Taratang

Keep at it Rosti, you'll hit GM in no time

12. ### Rosti LFC

Thanks Taratang

Recently I seemed to have got worse, only getting S2 and struggling to break S4. Then on Tuesday I got my form back, and I started getting S5's again. Then, from the blue I got a really good game and got well into S7 rank, losing on level 780 or something.

That gave me really good hope that I can get the TGM rank. All I have to do is get better at 20G and survive. I broke S7 at the 10 minute mark, so by my reckoning, I should easily be within the required 13:30:00 time setting. I just have to keep going at it.

Anticipating my wifi back soon, I've started playing TDS again, and I've noticed my style is definitely more TGM-esque, especially when the pieces are moving quickly.