posted ago by rutabaga ago by rutabaga +46 / -0

I talked back and forth about the events/gaming competitions post and how it would work. For the first event, we decided something simple was best. Tetris is pretty simple.

To compete:

You can play with an anonymous name here: https://tetr.io/

Post a comment with the score and a record of gameplay, preferably a link to a video on a platform like odysee vimeo. (I recommend playing a few times, then recording the replay of the top score with something like obs.)

Top score on two minute blitz mode by Friday (April 9) at midnight PST wins.

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DomitiusOfMassilia [M] 3 points ago +3 / -0 stickied

I am prepared to reward the winner of this competition with a no-shit-real-life-actual-prize-that-has-actual-monetary-value.

rutabaga [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

[Will edit my score in here once I get it.]

16646 so far. I think I can do better though...

  1. Huh, All clear gives a lot of points.

Next competition idea:

I had a few ideas other than tetris that we could try next time:

  • pokemon nuzlocke speedrun w/ red/green/blue/yellow
  • Super Smash Bros. (Ultimate)
  • Mario Kart (8 / Deluxe)
  • Call of Duty (Modern Warfare)
  • minecraft speedrun
  • gta v speedrun
  • terraria speedrun
  • Duck Hunt

Also, I'm not sure about one week, two weeks, or a month in between competitions.

evilmathmagician 5 points ago +5 / -0

Could you explain the appeal of speedrun competition? I struggle to find value in normal speedrunning outside of autism and dedication, neither being qualities that I think are suitable for the kind of competition I'd like to see.

Though I do sympathize with the speedrunner community's growing infestation of trannies, I think we'd be better off starting more basic in order to grow participants. I'm hesitant to reach out and engage in saving them anyway, as I don't understand them at all.

rutabaga [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fair. I mostly thought of speedruns because it allows you to compete in games that you otherwise wouldn't be able to, without the networking/server requirements needed for tournaments.

I could set up emulators and servers for games I own. If we did that, I feel like most of the speedrun options would be replaced with more tournament style competitions, based on some of the comments and votes here.

evilmathmagician 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mostly thought of speedruns because it allows you to compete in games that you otherwise wouldn't be able to, without the networking/server requirements needed for tournaments.

That's an interesting line of thought. Sort of like adding a versus mode to an otherwise single player game. I think something could come of that, but I'm not feeling very creative right now. I just keep thinking of the movie The Wizard, and how it was effectively a speedrun competition, but it circumvented normal speedrun procedure by denying the elements of knowledge/memorization to all participants. But as entertaining as that would be to a spectator, I can imagine some frustration from the players being thrown into a game that they may hate, and that's after getting all the participants to agree to gather for a mystery game session that will take hours of their time.

Worthwhile insight, though, thanks.

LinkR 2 points ago +2 / -0

I never found the competition aspect of it particularly interesting. It's just "Huh, I didn't know you could do that" that is interesting to me. It's amazing how buggy a game can be when it seemed flawless when I played it.

This one still makes me laugh my ass off because of how much it fucked with the person playing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf31vbZO8yo

It's not a speed run though. It's someone playing OOT blindfolded and he somehow stumbled onto something that shouldn't have even happened. I don't wanna spoil it if you wanna see for yourself. It happens within the first minute of the video. Keep watching and it only gets crazier.

evilmathmagician 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hm, that's an excellent point. Even if you deny a skill involved, there is clear informative value for viewers. Anyone finding glitches without relying on luck potentially has a marketable skill.

Though this sort of value could be shared without the video format (text faqs and forums often shared exploits), video can help explain complex bugs. I'm not sure how I'd explore the possibility of skills being involved - I'd wager a solid third are discovered by "just playing around".

The best competition I can imagine coming from it is a work competition to find the most bugs during a phase of testing/development. I participated in one of those once for an mmorpg, it was a lot of fun. Not simple to set up, of course.

OBRIENMUSTSUFFER 3 points ago +3 / -0

Bloodborne 100% no hit no death blood lvl 1 Speedrun race.

rutabaga [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Would anyone pass?

OBRIENMUSTSUFFER 4 points ago +4 / -0


lgbtqwtfbbq 3 points ago +3 / -0

Trackmania Nations Forever is a pretty easy to pick up racing game. And it's free and has a pretty strong replay/online play culture.

rutabaga [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh yeah! That one's pretty good.

cccpneveragain 4 points ago +4 / -0

I love it. So, I'm at 14,608. The bar is set! Very low.. I'll hook up a controller and figure out how to track it or something when I get a real score.

I like time trials at Mario Kart too, even though I don't play it much I have the Wii U version. I'd try Pokemon too, but since I've done 5 minutes of Pokemon ever...well...I'll take my last place.

Edit: Up to 32,514 41,432. Made an account and all this time so my profile: https://ch.tetr.io/u/cccp-ne I might not be able to top that, but we will see.

Yoshismasher22 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hahaha... I've tried 6 times and I can't break 14,048...

I think I like it better when I can take my time in Tetris. I can get to level 20 easily, but I take a long time doing it...

c35312fb3a7e05b7a44d 3 points ago +3 / -0

115495 and here's a .ttr replay that you can drag&drop onto tetr.io page because I didn't feel like doing video recording: https://www49.zippyshare.com/v/13IalaOZ/file.html

rutabaga [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Had to load up the desktop app for some reason, but that was a pretty awesome play once I did.

Eltrion 3 points ago +3 / -0



Want to push a bit harder for second...




Okay, I think that's a decent score.

rutabaga [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh hey, I didn't even know posting the replay link was an option. Neat!

Eltrion 3 points ago +3 / -0

I hope that's acceptable. Uploading videos is a bit of a pain with my internet connection.

rutabaga [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'd say it's acceptable. The point was to be able to see replays, and this works.

DontDoxMeBreaux 3 points ago +3 / -0

odysee has an extremely odd set of requirements. And verification steps. Don't know how long it will take to get verified, but here you go.

Final score: 38380


ernsithe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not interested in going through all the effort to record and upload, but if anyone wants a reference point.


KEYS per PIECE 4.500
KEYS per SECOND 3.375
SCORE 19458
LINES per MINUTE 17.00
T-spins 0
maximum COMBO 3
maximum back-to-back chain 0
finesse % 43.33%
finesse faults 112

rutabaga [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fair enough. We're pretty much on the honor system anyway.

c35312fb3a7e05b7a44d 2 points ago +2 / -0

time for me to shine since I play modern tetris sometimes

lkw657 2 points ago +2 / -0

Current best is 11776 I'll post a video if I manage to get one that's decent

JustHereForTheSalmon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Didn't see this was closed yet, so gave it another go. Panic this time was deliberate to get the last long boy out that was sure to come.

Updated score: 72778




Never heard of the site before, I might actually create an account in the future.

A lousy start with a soft drop and at around 30 seconds left I started to PANIK. First a hole in the stack, then analysis paralysis with the lookahead, then stopping the lookahead altogether, then absolute chaos. I feel like I could definitely do better, but I don't really want to grind at it. yet

Of the alt-video platforms, the only one that accepted my throwaway forwarder was Vimeo, so it's uploaded there. Protonmail TOS only allow one free account so I'm pretty disappointed in Bitchute. Saw someone else having trouble signing up on Odysee so I didn't bother.

rutabaga [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Interesting. Odysee seemed to be the promising decentralized video alternative, but I guess Vimeo's working the best for now. I'll cross it out and put Vimeo then.

Also wow, nice score.

cccpneveragain 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nice score! I'll have to settle for at least 2nd for sure now.

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