The Introduction Thread

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

  1. Yeah, both of us are in the East Midlands. Oli owns a copy of TGM1 whereas I own a copy of all three games. Neither of us own cabinets yet we both have good CRTs to play on with multiple arcade sticks. There's also tons of other Tetris stuff I have if you'd like to have a go at them (SEGA Tetris for DC + Naomi, 1988 SEGA Tetris, loads of JP PS1 Tetris games, both PAL and NTSC NES Tetris (both RGB modded), ect.
     

  2. Blimey! I'd love to have a go on the TGM's myself. Farthest I've gotten on a MAME'd TGM2 (I presume that doesn't exactly count as frame rate isn't as consistent) was S8, which I managed during a retro convention earlier last weekend. I'm yet to get past invisible credits.
     
  3. Personally I'd say it depends on the PC itself. Assuming the PC is strong enough to emulate without lag, I'd say it's fair game. There are people who think playing at 60Hz instead of the real 61.681173Hz is cheating (a little over a 2% difference in speed) yet I personally am not too fussed.
     
  4. Yeah, it's understandable why MAME and legit versions are under a different category.
    I realise if I ever hit GM on a MAME version, it won't really count, but I'll count it as progress all the same.
     
  5. fwiw, you can get versions of MAME that run the game at full speed (see tab -> game information, check refresh rate)
     
  6. Hello all! I am nonederstand from Melbourne, Australia. I don't imagine there are many of us Australians around!

    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 began playing Tetris in high school during 2010 as a way to take a break from study. I started with Tetris DS and quickly became addicted before moving into Tetris Friends (RIP) and more recently TGM3.

    I don't consider myself great - maybe above average compared to the regular guideline player. If it is any context, I began playing TGM3 in April 2019 and am currently qualified at S4. My best game is an S6.

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

    Currently I play TGM3 (Classic rule) and a little bit of 99 and Tetris Effect. I try to get a few runs of Master Mode in every one or two days. I love the grind of it all and keep a reasonably comprehensive spreadsheet to track my progress :)

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

    Mostly CSGO with friends or some other multiplayer title. I recently got a Switch, so I'm enjoying some titles on there too.

    4. Any other block/puzzle games you enjoy?

    Not really - I'm awful at Puyo!

    5. How did you find out about tetrisconcept?

    The wiki!

    Thanks for having me!
     
  7. Another Aussie!! Who is no where near me, but it's still exciting! And you seem to have about as good of a sleep schedule as I do too!

    I'm kind of curious about your spreadsheet that you use to track your progress, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

    Do you play TGM1 and TAP? The general advice is to learn in those two and then jump to TGM3 because TGM3 introduces some nice kicks that aren't in TGM1 and TAP.
     
  8. I am actually on holiday in Europe right now, hence the time!

    My spreadsheet is set up for set up for a few things:
    • Recording notable games - the definition is subjective, but is generally any game that is toward improvement in grade or total levels. I also record average levels/min as a general metric of improvement - it seems to be pretty reliable so far.
    • Tracking the "current average" (across the last 7 games) of my account. This way I know when I am eligible for promotion.
    • An analysis tab breaking down the delays of each speed level. This helped me contextualise a lot of the game and aids to understand what aspects I need to focus on.
    • Logging progress at specific speeds in Texmaster. Nothing fancy here.
    • Logging progress in Shirase. I don't play this mode much though.
    I may clean up the sheet a little and put it in my signature when I am home.

    I hardly play TGM1 or TAP. I'm used to the I piece kicks in TI, so I find them unintuitive. My stacking strategy is used to having more piece previews and a hold button as well...
     
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  9. Ah, I guess I'm still the only one with this horrible of a sleep schedule then. I hope you're enjoying your holiday!

    I think that's probably a pretty interesting spreadsheet. I've kind of regretted not recording the level in every game of death I've played, I've almost even got it set up to automatically do it. It sounds like you're somewhat close to that than I am with recording notable games.

    No pressure to share your sheet at all, it is yours after all. But it's always interesting seeing other peoples data!
     

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