The Introduction Thread

Thread in 'Discussion' started by Ai, 30 May 2008.

  1. Greetings!

    1. I've been playing Tetris in small bursts for about 5 years. It wasn't until about 10 months ago when I decided to have a decent crack at it and so far I'd call myself reasonably competent.

    2. The first few years of playing were mostly spent playing the occasional game of 6P battle on Tetris Friends, then like a lot of new TGM players I saw the first exhibition at AGDQ 2015 and it completely blew me away. Eventually after having watched the archived runs over and over again I got the idea in my head that "this looks hard, but surely it can't be that hard right?" and I've been hooked ever since. I now spend somewhere between 1-3 hours a day playing TGM1 in an attempt to prove to myself that becoming a Grand Master is indeed an attainable goal.

    3. As far as games in general go I'm reasonably diverse and will play just about anything, but I specifically play a lot of roguelikes (Binding of Isaac, Nuclear Throne, Spelunky, Risk of Rain), FPS (Call of Duty, Battlefield, TF2) and the occasional nostalgia trip with a playthrough of an old game from my childhood.

    4. Being a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog it was inevitable that I would run into puyo puyo in the form of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine at some point, which I thoroughly enjoy despite being absolutely terrible at it. I also try and keep track of indie developed puzzle games which in recent years has included Antichamber, The Witness and a charming little game called Snakebird (which is where my avatar comes from).

    5. After discovering TGM via the GDQ runs it was only a matter of time before either KevinDDR or Qlex brought up this website during one of their streams. I've only signed up now as I was waiting until I had a time/score in TGM1 that i though was worth posting, which in retrospect is kinda silly but unfortunately my ego is far too big for my own good.

    And that pretty much me in a nutshell. Hopefully there are many more tetrominoes in my future.
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  2. @iKantu It says you're from Tassie, is it true, another Aussie?!?
  3. Indeed it is. I'd assumed that the number of Australians who post here would be few in number but from the looks of your reaction there must be less then I thought.
  4. According to this thread, you are the forth. The other two have been reasonably silent for a few months now too, I hope they are still around!
  5. @Noskcaj mostly lurks here, but he came from Australia to participate in CTWC.

    @XeaL, @M.Bison, and (I think) @awake are also from Australia but maybe less active here on TC lately. (Of those three, XeaL has been active on TC/HD most recently.) Not sure who else off the top of my head.
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  6. Glad to see more Aussies joining wish you the best on your goal of GM and @Kitaru I don't plan on being such a lurker anymore
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  7. hello o/
    oh hey, there are some questions to answer :p

    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? ^^
    I started playing Tetris when I was a kid, but I never really got into it until the TGM series showed up at my doorstep. Then I really got into the game then. :p

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
    Well for now, it's TGM1 (and Texmaster2009), until I get GM. but that shouldn't be too hard since I got s5 on my second day xD

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?
    Well, I have Puyo Puyo (see next section), fighting games like Smash 4 and KOF, and just a whole bunch of games that I play with friends, like Gran Turisimo (that's cars) and Rocket League.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
    Oh, I play this cute game called Puyo Puyo. If you've ever heard about Kirby's Avalanche or Mean Bean Machine, it's that.
    Except you can counter damage.
    And it's an eSport in Japan.

    (the japanese are kicking my ass help)

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
    Well, @BBQTurkeyzZ is the sole responsibility of my existence here. He introduced me to the TGM series and tetrisconcept, so blame it on him, lol.

    but I have to say, both of these things are pretty cool.

    anyway yeah, that's it :p
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  8. 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? ^^
    wow, i think i started playing Tetris at 5-6 years old on the Gameboy i don't consider myself a great player but i got

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
    as far as Tetris games i've played, there's Tetris gameboy DS,Tetris Attack(although it's not a tetris game is it?) PS3 Tetris the Arcade tetris that i think atari arcade tetris once

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?
    been getting back into MAME lately so i've been playing shmups like Dodonpachi & Armed Police Batrider but also old favourites of mine like Shock Troopers & Rolling thunder 2,Steam is always there i like the Truck Simulator games

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
    i quite like Luminies, Panel de pon,Lyne

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    i found out through @EnchantressOfNumbers and i'm grateful to her for showing me :)
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  9. You got what? Don't leave us hanging!
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  10. sorry it should've said i got to level 99 on Tetris DS i don't know how that got cut off
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  11. I only had the patience to get to 10 million points on infinite-play marathon. I could've kept going, but I got bored.
  12. There's really no point to continuing anyway. I have no idea why they made infinite a thing. Only thing I've ever been succesful at using it for, was keeping me awake on a long train ride following a night of drinking.
  13. Hey guys! I'm PabloNex, a 14 years old guy from Spain.

    1.- I started 2 years ago, watching a YT video from a spanish youtuber, 'alexelcapo'. After watching it I went to tetris friends and everything started.(I haven't played constantly since, I just been playing more or less frequently since I registered in Hard Drop. I'm not very good, some of my stats are: Sprint 56s, 10 garbage lines 9.96 s and I'm rank 16 in TF arena (stable and approaching relatively fast to rank 17).
    2.- I play mostly JStris, TF, TOP and tetr.js. I used to play TB Facebook too, but I stopped for some reason. I play C2, nullpo and KoS eventually too.
    3.- I like lots of games but I'm playing some Brawlhalla now.
    4.- I want to learn to play puyo puyo, to play PPT in ps4 this spring (any teacher here?)
    5.- Time ago I registered in Hard Drop. Then someone invited me to the HD's discord server. I liked it and one day I suddenly searched in google 'discord tetris group' or something like that, and found the tetris chat room. That brought me here.
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  14. I am new to the forum and was wondering could anyone tell me if 531,592 (level 42/lines 419) is a good score. This is my record. I play tetris e chalk. thank you!
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  15. I have never heard about tetris e chalk before, but anything that's an improvement of your previous personal best is a good score!
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  16. It looks like Tetris eChalk is a copy of N-Blox. It's possible to play this version forever, but I think the speed stops increasing after Level 10. That means you were able to clear 319 lines at the top speed, so it sounds like you can handle everything this particular version of the game can throw at you. :)
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  17. thankyou! might have to move on, to challenge myself then!
  18. Go to Tetris Friends. Play their Survival game, try to get to the bonus section. Get as far as possible in the bonus section.

    I'm "omio" on Tetris Friends, if you want a metric to measure against.
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  19. Hello!
    I'm a newcomer to your community and wanted to stop in and say hi.

    I certainly don't have a history of playing Tetris, or any cool backstory as to why I'm here. But one day I woke up and decided I wanted to see if I could get good.
    Having found myself on the IRC channels since last week and convinced to start playing TGM2P, I just managed to beat Normal mode and hit level 300!! :D However I've been experiencing the Tetris Effect for the last few days now. Does it eventually go away?!

    Looking forward to chatting with more of you and getting better. :)
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  20. Welcome! I can say from experience that the Tetris Effect does eventually go away. I can't say for sure how long that took for me, but now if I play for a couple hours, I no longer get it.
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