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? ^^

    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.
     
  2. 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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  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? ^^
    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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  4. 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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  5. 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
     
  6. 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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  7. FeV

    FeV

    Welcome to the forums @Kirbs2002 :) hope to see you climbing the leaderboards soon!
     
  8. 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
     
  9. Welcome aboard! Good luck with your tgm journey :D
    I'm sure you'll finish it before you know it if you keep training
     
  10. 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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  11. Dear Sirs, thank you to make join this forum.
    A long time ago I started my passion for Tetris.
    I’m here to known everything from expert Tetris players.

    So lets me share your Tetris story :)

    Best Regards.
     
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  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? ^^

    Well, I've been playing since I got my first grey-brick Game Boy back in the day, but I started seriously playing TAP about two and a half years ago. And I don't know if I'd call myself "great" yet, but I did just get my first GM rank in TGM1 today!

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

    All the ARS games and only the ARS games (guideline Tetris makes NO SENSE to me anymore), but definitely mostly TAP. Hours a day, lately.

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

    Roguelikes, rhythm games, 2D shooters, that kind of thing. Lots of indie games.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?

    Not really! I could imagine getting into Panel de Pon or Puzzle Fighter but I haven't spent a ton of time with either yet.

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    I've ended up here googling TGM stuff plenty of times, but I only just signed up because KevinDDR told me to :)
     

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  13. Welcome @squidlarkin! I was racking my brain the other day where I had heard your name before and I realized you made my favorite Pirate Kart II shooter. :)

    Congrats on TGM1 GM! I hope you enjoyed your day of infinite happiness. :D
     
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  14. Hey I’m peeply/Joseph
    1. I started when I was super young one of my very first games was the Tetris on the game boy color. I haven’t played a very long time and I would not call my self a great player... not even close.

    2. I really want to get into TGM but I don’t know where to find it (and I’m broke so I can’t drop hundreds of dollars on and arcade machine.

    3. I play most ever other video there really isn’t any I don’t like.

    4. I don’t know not a lot come to mind.

    5. Earlier today I was watching the Tetris block at AGDQ and Kevinddr mentioned his YouTube so I checked it out. Watch him get GM. Then was looking for his twitch in his about section when I found a link to this website.
     
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  15. Hello, i'm kinda new in this forum (and the tetris community in general), english is not my first language (i'm from Argentina) sorry if I do some mistake in grammar or something like that.
    Anyways.
    "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?"
    The 2016 finals (yes)
    When I took a look at the video, it interested me and I started playing. My current record is on 300k i think,
    I play since October approximately, i think i'm in a "decent" level

    "2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?"
    Just Nes Tetris for now, i spend like 2-3 hours a day or so.

    "3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?"
    I don't remember anyone, i think im a tetris addict (?)

    Rin best katawa.
     
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  16. Boom, Tetris for @Alejodios . Welcome to the community! :D I don't know if it's just me but I find NES Tetris to be pretty relaxing. At least compared to other Tetris games. Would you mind if I asked how you play? (Whether you listen to music, go full try-hard, ect.)
     
  17. Thank you!
    NES Tetris is relaxing, but level 19 is very stressful for me! (?)

    I usually play listening to music, although today I played without doing it and I broke my record, coincidence? i think nawt.
     
  18. Zly

    Zly

    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? ^^
    Just saw some TGM3 gameplay from friend of mine on YT and it looked pretty cool for me so I gave it a try.
    I play Tetris games over 1 year I think, I'm a meh player, I don't know really.

    2. What Tetris games do you play and how much do you play?
    TGM, PPT, ST3, NullpoMino.
    Mostly play PPT atm.

    3. What other games besides Tetris (if any ^^) keep you busy?
    Notepad++, Paint.net.
    Kinda hard to find something new and interesting for myself.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?
    idk

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?
    From one discord server or somewhere else.
     
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  19. Hi guys

    My name is Vincent, I'm 39. I'm Belgian and live in Quebec city since 2011.
    English is not my first language so I hope you'll understand me xD

    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 on Game Boy in 1989 or 1990. tetris was my only game for a while so I played it a lot during 4 or 5 years.
    My PBs at the time where around 210 lines and 450k. After that, with new games and new consoles, I wasn't playing Tetris too much.
    One game or two if I had the opportunity to find a Game Boy, I never switched to the other versions, the Hold feature seems (for me) to change the core of the game and the feeling of playing on Game boy was also the best for me.

    Last Year, during a trip, there was a Game Boy with Tetris in the restrooms. I played some games and broke my 2 PBs, making 221 lines and 540k then 551k.

    In march 2018, I was talking with a friend that just bought a Nes classic copy. He asked me if I wanted to play with him. Of course !
    So found out that we were 2 tetris fans and just started to play once a week, 2 or 3 games on Tengen Tetris.

    The 3rd or 4th week, I did 978 lines and 1.280.000. Wanted to know if it was a good score or not, start looking around and found Twin Galaxies ...
    I saw the crazy records there and discover the NES version with the CTWC. It seems to me that I could find the old sensations on this one.

    So this April, I downloaded a emulator and started on the NES version.

    During the Gameboy times, I thought I was pretty good at Tetris because I didn't know anyone who make more lines or a better score,
    but now afer watching CTWC, Tetris masters ... I think I'm an good average player

    Score 460k on NES Tetris last week and a 400k starting from lvl 18 and started to play with the 2 buttons coz I was a one player button.

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

    Nes Tetris : 3 or 4 times a week.
    Tengen : Once a week with my friend.

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

    Overwatch, a lot of overwatch ..., CSGO, tomb raider series and many more.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?

    Not really

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    Right now, I'm pretty obsessed with Tetris again, so I'm looking on the web for ressources and found Tetris concept.

    Have a great day guys !
     
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