Posted by: Blink Dec 28 2018, 08:36 PM
The Hard Drop community proudly presents Hard Drop Open X
, hosted on 7 different Tetris variants
! Here's your chance to prove that you're a strong all-around Tetris player! This is for anyone to enter, regardless of skill level. If you're a novice, come see what it's like to play with the top players. If you’re a top player, come prove your abilities on a bigger stage.>>> BRACKET: http://challonge.com/HDOX <<<How to sign up:
Join the Hard Drop Discord: https://discord.gg/harddrop
and type !register
in the #hdo-x
channel. Discord will be the preferred method of contact for scheduling matches with your opponent. Sign ups will close on January 11th.
. You can also sign up by replying to this thread with your Discord username, but it will be required to join the Hard Drop discord.Seedings
will take place during January 4th - 11th
. Seedings will be determined on NES Tetris Type-A
(emulated OK) and ordered by highest scores. First reported maxout will take top seed, with any after that taking next seed. The final seedings will be calculated on January 11th, you may submit new personal bests up until that day.
Submit personal bests on the #hdo-x channel with a screenshot of your username and score as proof. Do not use any custom ROM that affects the gameplay (DAS, timings, etc.)Prizes:
1st - Champion
role on the Hard Drop Discord, Tetris MicroCard, and Discord Nitro 1-month.
2nd - Discord Nitro 1-month
3rd - Discord Nitro 1-monthGame Pool:
Tetris Friends (Expert PLUS no items/maps): http://www.tetrisfriends.com/games/Live/game.php?das=117&ar=16&ihs=true&irs=true
Jstris (HDO9 Preset): https://jstris.jezevec10.com/
Puyo Puyo Tetris (PC): http://%5bhttps://store.steampowered.com/app/546050/Puyo_PuyoTetris/
Cultris II (PC): http://gewaltig.net/
NullpoMino (Blockbox Preset): https://github.com/nullpomino/nullpomino/releases
TetriNET2 (Classic Mode): http://www.tnet2.org/
WorldWide Combos (Tournament Rules): https://www.worldwide-combos.com/Format:
You will be expected to play 1 match per week, in a single elimination format until 4 players remain. At that point, the tourney will be converted to double elimination.
Match start: Both players ban a game from being chosen for the entire match, higher seed announces their ban first.
Game 1: Higher seeded player chooses the first game.
BO11 format (first to 6)
Game 2: Lower seeded player chooses the second game.
BO11 format (first to 6)
Game 3 (if needed):
Both players ban a game from being chosen for the entire match, lower seed announces their ban first.
Final remaining game is played.
BO11 format (first to 6)
Default match time: Saturday @ 5:00 PM PST. Make sure to schedule with your opponent and play early to avoid disqualification.
Please report your match scores as game wins in the #hdo-x channel. Example: “Match Report: Lozofan > garbo 2-1”
Make sure to schedule with your opponents as soon as possible to avoid delays or disqualifications!Entrants: 
68it was all a dream
Posted by: Blink Jan 13 2019, 08:30 AM
Registration has closed and brackets are out:
Posted by: Sisu Jan 18 2019, 06:27 AM
a worthy successor to the legendary http://harddrop.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5058 (still waiting to finish @arf)
Posted by: Okey_Dokey Jan 18 2019, 08:37 AM
QUOTE(Sisu @ Jan 18 2019, 06:27 AM)
a worthy successor to the legendary ...
Not sure if it's worthy. I really like the pick/ban phase but I have a big problem with the selection of games/rulesets:
- There are 4 guideline games. It should be 3. Let's say one player is better at guideline than the other by a sufficient margin, then it's a guaranteed victory for that player. The other player can only ban 2 guideline games and it's still 2 guideline games left for the 3 played games. Thus guaranteed victory.
- 6 of the 7 games are using the hold feature. I can't be the only one who hates hold. I think guideline works best for those rulesets with hold.
- Tetrinet2 and Blockbox are just bad rules in my opinion. 12-wide matrix and pieces spawning in random orientations, seriously? Blockbox is about stacking Tetrises on the wall, and that's very trivial with the use of hold and an easy randomizer. The faster Tetris stacker wins. The garbage is to messy to downstack efficiently, and your garbage output will decrease significantly because you will lose back-to-back bonus and combos aren't rewarded as compensation.
- Speed triumphs - Cultris2, Jstris, Blockbox, WorldWide Combos are super fast games and if you can play 20 % faster than your opponent, then it's a guaranteed victory.
It's interesting that there's no Tetris Online Poland. That shouldn't be a criticism point, just a remark because there are barely any Tetris Online Poland tournaments on HardDrop.
I can't be the only one who is just waiting for a multiplayer game that doesn't use hold and where the objective is to clear multiple lines at once (RIP http://harddrop.com/wiki/Multris). Cultris 2 is the only game without hold and you have to go for Singles there. One could have done so much with Jstris presets.