Thread in 'Discussion' started by Ai, 30 May 2008.
Last time I was in Sweden I didn't see anyone sober. Are you sure you're not pulling our leg?
I guess we were all at home playing tetris
Hey there! My name's Proto (or Alexis), and I picked up a decided interest in higher-level Tetris a few months back. I started with GB Tetris because of my other gaming affilations, then after trying a few other versions, today I turned to Texmaster and instantly clicked with the TGM feel.
I've been following TGM since its first showing at SGDQ14(?), and after befriending EON and getting the chance to meet the TGM crew at SGDQ16 I decided to really dig in. After about a day I'm sitting calmly at 180/r3 in Tex normal mode which I think is pretty decent.
I'm a retro speedrun streamer (and am known on stream for being absolutely terrible at puzzle games). I run a lot of different games, mostly gameboy (Ninja Gaiden Shadow, Bubble Ghost, Super Mario Land - all games you may have seen at SGDQ!), and sometimes Super Mario World, and all of my hours poured into speedrunning unfortunately seems to have gotten me literally nowhere in Tetris!
I dragged myself here at the encouragement of EON, Qlex, and my fellow newbie and stream viewer Kai and I hope to stick around for the long haul!
Wow, very strange coincidence. I was just going through some SGDQ VODs that I had missed yesterday, and came across your Mario Land run! Great job, and cool to see you here.
Glad you enjoyed and I'm certainly glad to be here! AGDQ submissions start in a few weeks, I have no new games, and all I'm doing is playing Tetris...
Hi! I just joined, obviously.
I have played Tetris (Nintendo school) since I was little, my mom got me into it when i was 3 or 4 (just graduated college, so there better part of my life I've dabbled). I got hooked by Tetris DS and a similar version for Wii, but saw the recent GDQ performances by TGM crew and have decided to make the switch to TGM games.
Outside of Tetris I'm a huge Magic the Gathering fan, and I casually play pokemon and smash bros. KevinDDR mentioned this place in his commentary at The Masters 99th, and I finally got around to showing up.
I am so bad at TGM. I'm having a lot of trouble getting used to the rotation differences, but i think some amount of that is to just playing with keyboard right now rather than an Arcade pad/homemade arcade setup i have in the works because i need a job to buy myself a real arcade pad.
Don't sweat it too much, we all start somewhere.
Magic is great. Eevee's are my favorite. all of them. I focus on whatever is newest, so Smash 4, but I can also play Brawl, and I dabble in Project M. my singles game in melee is garbage, but I have a strong doubles game with one friend in particular.
Are there any tricks to getting better with handling the rotation system in TGM? I think right now (until I have the arcade pad and stop making really dumb misdrops due to my keyboard) thats my biggest weakness.
Keep one rotation button pressed down as a habit, and press down both if you actively don't want to rotate a piece (the two rotations cancel each other out). That way you IRS (initial rotate) each piece by default which leaves you more mobile (pieces less likely to get stuck) when the game gets fast.
hmm. didnt know about this. going to help a lot i suspect. thanks!
I think the other thing is just breaking habit of wild t/j/s spin overhang fills that i always did on the nintendo tetris games, i need to calm it down for TGM. just gotta grind for it
1. Why did you start playing Tetris? Can you also please specify how long you have been playing and if you consider yourself a great player?
My housemate plays a lot and another friend of mine recently got onto a super nintendo kick. We've been playing Mixed Match on the Super Nintendo. I hate myself so I've started playing TGM. I've been playing casually for years but picking up daily play over the last week.
2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
SNES Tetris / Dr Mario, The New Tetris, TGM/Texmaster
3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ) keep you busy?
4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
Google / Housemate.
*edit: Friend is on a super nintendo, not super mario, kick.
karyuu, you would've been a welcome sight over at SNESOT. I, too, like to play Mixed Match, though there are other 1v1 solutions out there.
Also, hello and welcome. You'll fit around here like hand in glove.
Hi everyone! I just joined.
I've been playing Tetris on NES and GB for years.
And just when I thought I was getting pretty good at it, I decided to try out TGM.
That was a bad idea. Now I'm hooked on it and play it every day.
I tried all the three TGM games but I'm currently training on the first one. Can't pass level 300.
I hope I can get some mad protips from the masters in order to get better at TGM and start hating my life even more!
(I have a bloody cheap arcade stick, a mechanical keyboard and a couple NES controllers. I still haven't decided what to play with.)
you'll improve in no time! just practice a lot and watch good players on youtube! welcome!
I'll practice more as soon as I get a sanwa stick.
I always watch good players on youtube, but when watching KevinDDR or similar I usually watch at 0.75x speed or else I can't understand the stacking logic
I feel like at some point I changed from "what the hell is happening, I can't keep up" to being able to glance away, look back and be able comprehend what happened, although I mainly do this when trying to explain to others what is happening and why they are doing something in particular. Commentating TGM is hard.
It's probably an acquired skill, like reading incoming notes in a rhythm game. I'm sure I just need to throw away some months of my life practicing
I'm sure I just need to throw away some years of my life practicing
Definitely an acquired skill.
As for your control method, definitely get used to playing with a joystick right away! That's how people play TGM, and whenever you're gonna run into TGM in the future, that's sure to be the setup. Stuff like the sonic drop and certain delays definitely feel designed with the joystick in mind, so just stick to it. It doesn't matter that it's not a great joystick. You'll have to invest in one eventually (maybe just buy better parts and replace them in the one you already have, it's usually fairly easy), but for starting out, you're definitely better off with a crap joystick than with an NES controller, even if changing your input method will mean reacquiring some habits at first.
Thanks for the tips. Yeah, I just bought a stick and I'll probably mod it in the future
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