The Introduction Thread

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

  1. 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 just did, it was a small handheld computer that was laying around the house. I don't play that much and I consider myself one of the worst (/slowest) tetris players around.

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?

    I live for 1986 DOS Tetris

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?

    Usually some World of Warcraft.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?

    Fitting stuff into a small car is usually fun too.

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    Via muf, I figured I'd register an account on Tetrisconcept.net to check out other people's progress and interests :)
     
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  2. Hi,
    I introduce myself with streightforward answering the questions.
    1. Why did you start playing Tetris? Can you also please specify how long you have played and if you consider yourself a great player?
    Why? Because it was fun from the beginning on the NES. So I started to play as a kid but forget about it when I was in Highschool and College, but now I play regularly for 5 years- so I think I'm an ambitious average player.

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
    Usually Blocks from Hell and NES Tetris

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?
    The old DOS stuff ... Duke Nukem 3D and Doom etc...

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
    Hm... Dr. Mario for NES

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
    I heard about Texmaster and want to try it...
     
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  3. 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? ^^

    While procrastinating exam study ~six months ago by watching a SSBM tournament, I suddenly wondered if competitive Tetris existed. I quickly found Tetris Friends and had a blast working my way up the 1v1 ranks. From there I started playing NES Tetris (after seeing the Tetris Classic tournament), TGM and a little bit of TAP. I am nowhere near how good I want to be yet.

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?

    Right now I'm focusing on TGM, and I play about 10-30 minutes a day. I can achieve S4, and aim to achieve S9 before starting to learn TAP.

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?

    I am currently trying to finish all of the old games I find interesting before playing newer titles. In the last six months I have finished Devil May Cry 1 and 3, God Hand, Vanquish, Super Mario Sunshine, Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, and The Wonderful 101. I also love local multiplayer Fifa, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?

    I often replay Jonathan Blow's puzzle games (Braid, The Witness), and I'm trying(!) to finish Stephen's Sausage Roll.

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    Googling for Tetris tips.
     
  4. 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? ^^

    Why did I start playing Tetris? Kind of a long story but due to life circumstances, I'm living with my Mother. She told me that she wanted to play Tetris. So I got a new computer and downloaded an emulator. I'm 30 years old, you see? As a kid, my mother did her very best for me...she always got me the gaming systems. NES, SNES, N64. Bless her soul, one of the games that I was given as a child, was Tetris...and I can remember her and my Father playing it and me being just disgusted by its perfection...so I never played...not at all. We live for Tetris now. A great player?...No. No...not at all. But I feel like I have potential. I've been playing for less than 100 days. My Ma has old school skills....Though I currently hold the high score between us. :)

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?

    We play emulated NES NTSC type-A for several hours, everyday. Sometimes more than "several". Sometimes its a straight 10 hour Tetris binge. We switch it up between levels but we hover between 9 and 18.


    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?

    Currently? Original 1998 StarCraft and Kerbal Space Program (If you don't know about KSP and you're a full-blown nerd, like myself...then do yourself a favor...and check it out.). But I'm familiar with most old school games. Especially Computer games. Diablo, Age of Empires, Warcraft, Command and Conquer, Freelancer. WoW (Hosted my own server and lost most of my early 20's to it.)

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?

    Ma loves'em. I'm not a big fan. Except maybe Bookworm. That's kinda puzzlish.


    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    I stumbled across this website in my Tetris research. When I decide that I enjoy something...I spend the rest of my life looking for information concerning it. I said to Ma "I bet there are professional Tetris players and competitions." And she said "No way.". That's when I found the CTWC and "Ecstasy of Order". I want to be apart of the tight knit community, even if my scores are amateurish. Everyone seems so personable and friendly. How can I not be apart of that? Mayhap a bigger 100k-300k community?
     
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  5. 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 because of a meme i once did with my friends about playing Tetris Friends, and i got so addicted to it. I have been playing for like 7-8 months

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
    Playing ALL the possible Tetris clones of TGM, Texmaster, etc... I play ALOT OF IT

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?

    Speedrunning, Submachine, etc...
    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
    Call of Atlantis, that is an old nostalgic game and i haven't played it in years.

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
    I found it because everyone else knew. xD
     
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  6. Hello~

    I'm not a Tetris player though I guess the first game I played was back on DOS. Anyhow, I made a Tetris clone a few years back just for the heck of it and it "worked". I picked it up again and tried to improve it which led me down the rabbit hole of guidelines, rotation systems, locks, gravity... and ended up here. It's been a bit overwhelming but I found quite a few nice threads in here. :)
     
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  7. Oh yes, I've checked that one as I skimmed through the R&D section. It made me go "Oh well, I can add different randomizers later anyhow." :p
     
  8. Hello, I'm Kirbs2002

    Some of the Tetris streamers have probably noticed me lurking and hanging around in the chat. I've finally bit the bullet and decided to try playing tetris at a higher level than Tetris Worlds.

    My short term goal is to become proficient at Classic Rule/ARS tetris play. Long-term goal is to just complete a round of Master mode on Texmaster (or god forbid, an actual TGM game).
     
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  9. FeV

    FeV

    Welcome to the forums @Kirbs2002 :) hope to see you climbing the leaderboards soon!
     
  10. Welcome to the site, Kirbs! Hope you have fun whilst the game slaps you about until you can slap back! It's one hell of a ride! :D
     
  11. Welcome aboard! Good luck with your tgm journey :D
    I'm sure you'll finish it before you know it if you keep training
     
  12. 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've played Tetris since about 2012, when I started to collect retro games. I played GB Tetris on an emulator on my mom's phone to start off and haven't really stopped since. My current stint with Tetris started around the time of CTWC 2017, maybe a couple months before. I wouldn't say great, though I have a personal best of 370k. I'm not consistent enough to really think of myself as a "great player" though I strive to become competent.
    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
    NES Tetris almost exclusively. I have been playing since CTWC 2017 almost every day on my own NES. It started off on my computer though I knew that a real NES was the way to go, and I haven't turned back since.
    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?
    NASCAR Racing 2003, Hearts Of Iron 4, and a handful of computer games are the onyl games outside of Tetris I actually play. I have a whole shelf's worth of classic consoles with games though I'm too busy in my computer room to devote time to playing them.
    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
    I was into Columns on Genesis for a while, even doing a review on it on my (now defunct) YouTube channel. But other than that Tetris is all I really play in that category.
    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
    I posted my personal best pic to the Classic Tetris Monthly discord channel. I got a response from someone that goes by the name Fish_1138 who sent me a link to the any-start level leaderboards thread on here. It was funny because I'm doing a project on Tetris for school and visited this site for research. After I make this post, I'll post my score; that is, if my laziness subsides and I decide to upload the pic from my phone to my PC lol.

    That's me I guess! I can't guarantee me being too active on here but it's always nice to see people into the same stuff as me ^^
     
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