Forums/Tetris Battle/Feature Requests & Suggestions

Randomly block 15lines + Send extra lines in 30s = stupid ideas

Sandy Liu
posted this on April 21, 2012 06:26 AM

I think these items are stupid... you are just trying to reward people who are willing to keep spending coins on these stupid items...


Tetris shouldn't be favoring ppl who have extra items cuz they are willing to pay for it....


what do you think?



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Sandy Liu

If you separate the game category into two different modes = item mode and non-item mode...that would be fine.

April 21, 2012 06:26 AM
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Monique Wieden

I HATE it! you either spend all your cash or you lose every game cause others use the new features. I give up!

April 21, 2012 09:03 PM
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I have to agree that I hate these new features!  The game lagged ridiculously before (even with low def feature) but NOW it is just unplayable.  Then you still have the hackers who have unlimited coins that take full advantage because they have UNLIMITED COINS in addition to their cheat/bot/hacks!  I guess you guys just want the cheaters to play this game.  Too bad, cause they are the ones stealing from your company when they use their cheats! All it does is make people hack the game for free coins so they write scripts that slow down game play in general.  You have ruined a great game!  At least the one connected to Facebook!

April 23, 2012 07:21 AM
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Tetris Battle
Tetris Online, Inc.

@Sandy - Thank you for your opinion on how to improve this feature. I will forward your suggestion to our development team. 


Tetris Support

April 23, 2012 08:29 AM
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Haja Kiev Erenz M. Carreon

hope they'll remove this stupid feature. this just ruins the game balance.. its like no money= no advantage. ,

May 30, 2012 10:42 PM
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Tetris Battle
Tetris Online, Inc.

Hi Haja,

Yes we have removed the items from the Arena. This way it makes the multiple player live matches even. Thank you all for your suggestions and input so that we mold our new features to better match our players. 


-Tetris Support

May 31, 2012 10:18 AM
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Gigi Peterson

I would like to have to option to not having to play someone who wants to use these "extras" just like I have the option to play or not play those who want to use the "set map" feature or to not go up against someone who does or doesn't use bombs. I don't personally want to use these new game features but I can understand why others might. I wouldn't go so far as to say these power-ups are stupid or cheating but I consider myself more of a purist and prefer to not use them when I play.

June 10, 2012 11:47 AM
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Brandon Jun

@Gigi Peterson   Good words totally agree with you


I think not alot of ppl like the tetris battle item ideas. I know you guys are creating new ideas because of your entrepreneurial and creative human mindset.

However, I highly recommend looking at hangame tetrisonline whereas items randomly appear in a single part of the piece (one piece is made of 4 blocks, so i mean the block) and if you destroy that part you get an item such as: increasing opponent's line by 1, or healing ally's line, switch with someone, shake opponents' build, all clearing it, etc. Maybe this could get a little problematic since too many features can slow down the server.

June 19, 2012 09:29 PM
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Rachel Huang

I do not want to use these features(Randomly block 15lines + Send extra lines in 30s), how to turn it off?

July 11, 2012 03:26 AM
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Tetris Online, Inc.

@Rachel Huang

Please see this topic for that information.

Let us know if you have any further questions or problems. Thanks!

July 11, 2012 09:57 AM
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Steven C. Britton

I agree wholeheartedly.  Playing the game against people who end up sending  never-ending stream of garbage my way as a result of their power-ups just ruins the whole fun and competitive spirit of the game.

It seems that I have plateaued at level 17-18, I've made it as high as level 21, only to be knocked back down to 16 by a bunch of people who clearly use these power-ups.  I can handle losing the game against someone who has played well, and chained a bunch of levels together, but the higher levels seem to be nothing more than a contest to see who can cheat the best.

And there's no fun in that.

July 22, 2012 12:07 PM
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Benoit Blanchard

Not wanting to sound like I'm piling on what others said here, but the best (and only) way to improve the power-up feature is to give players the opportunity of having any player using them having to disclose their usage of them to their opponent before the start of the game and giving the opponent a chance to walk away. An opponent walking away would see his stars and rank unaffected (same as a draw) and would also get his 5 energy restored on the spot.

August 04, 2012 07:14 PM
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I am of a different view. The first thing to note is that I have been a "God of Tetris" since "God of Tetris" was rank 50. I say this to make a few distinctions. The first thing I would like to bring up is that this game is only using recordings of other players. Unless of course, you challenge a friend directly. Then, we get to the issue of the "unfair" advantages of these "power ups". The "block 15 trash lines" actually hurts a player at my level with my strategy. I rely on bombs coming my way so that I can chain blow them up and do 12 line combos from single lines. This almost always results in a KO. This is a huge part of my strategy, and thus I hate to use the block lines. I find that bombs that appear in duplicate are just confusing and make game play slower. There is not much advantage for me. While I recognize that I can't speak for the entire community, I have been playing for a while at an excellent level. 

Now, where I DO find there is a ridiculous advantage is in the sending garbage lines at the last (now changed to) 40 seconds. I can easily send 30 lines without this power up in the last 40 seconds, and with the power up, I usually get 2-3 KO's and find that I am now doing more 5KO games than ever. (for those of you who don't know, if you KO someone 5 times in 1 game, the game ends).

I have not seen any power ups being used by any of the "recorded" players. Maybe people just don't use them at my level, or maybe they don't actually work for the other's side's recordings. I don't have that answer.

Anyway, don't blame the game for lack of skill and your loss of rank (to whomever that applies). I like that people have a way to spend virtual currency. I have already used mine for all of the tuning that I want to. Now, some people play because they want to have their minos look cool, and others to try to get an advantage in the game. 

Let the player decide WHY they play the game!

August 27, 2012 03:24 PM
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Myung Hee Kim

I have been able to maintain my maxed out rank as well, but rank is not the reason why I would like to remove powerups.  I already see an considerable amount of lag in my game and having an opponent that is constantly activating all three at once makes the game almost impossible to play.  I get lag spikes whenever one is activated.  Plus, I agree that the twin bombs causes the game to last longer and just reduces the number of KO's I can get, which also means less coins awarded.  I like the idea of showing the activated powerups before the match starts so that the other player can at least choose to activate theirs, or just walk away.

January 10, 2013 03:02 PM
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Kan Tai Ching

In my opinion, the power-ups should be disabled due to people 'spamming' the use of it.  The game is not fun when you are basically sending lines twice as fast and your same-rank opponent has their green power up on, where they just only receive a few lines even after you do like a 12-combo.  There's almost no way you can win the game.  The fact that about 25% of my lost games are due to players using power-ups (inappropriately) is irritating me so much that I have thought, on multiple occasions, of quitting the game.

 I strongly suggest that the power-ups feature should be disabled ASAP.

January 22, 2013 02:30 AM
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Joonho Jonathan Kim

These power ups are a complete mess to the game an fraud people for their skills.  I'm lvl 70, and use the 4-wide combo which takes lots of skill to apply.  At my level, these items basically give free wins over other's.  I think these items should be disabled in higher level plays (or we should have the option to disable it.  These items don't "encourage people to keep playing when losing".  It feels good beating people, but it feels even better when i beat those cheaters cause that's what true skill is.  When i lose to those cheaters, it actually turns ME off because I know they'll win every time.  I have a friend whos around level 100, and when i played him, he always used all three power ups.  I told him to turn them off, and after that I was smoking him left and right.  And this was when i was around lvl 40.  but really???  Your "lvl 100" getting beat by a lvl 40?  that's nonsense! those lvl 100 should be the best and talented: or should i say best at spending money.  You can't give ANY pvp game these power ups, it's just like the real world.

January 31, 2013 04:42 PM
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Four Wide takes a lot of skill? If you build to the top I deserve to KO you. But speaking of the actual topic

My only change would be for the thing to show that the other person has powerups activated before the game starts. That would allow me to leave. I'd rather not allow this win percentage of mine go to 50 percent (all the way from 75% when powerups were not on/the game only went up to 100, not 105

February 01, 2013 05:33 PM
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Kan Tai Ching

agree with goc6283

February 03, 2013 04:14 PM
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Lana Hoang

I HATE the power up!! it's for losers who can't play a fair game of Tetris! I'm a combo person but it pisses me off so much when I sent about 20 combo lines to my player and the person doesn't take a single damage at all while I'll take full damage! It's 100% piece of shit. The worse part is when you play against someone and their power up box REMINDS A QUESTION MARK WHEN THEY'RE ACTUALLY SECRETLY USING POWER UP AND YOU DON'T NOTICED IT UNTIL YOU HEAR BLOCKING NOISE!!!

August 14, 2013 02:33 PM
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Andrew Sim

The heads up at tetris won't do anything more about items. The only solution is to not be so butt hurt, learn a different strat, and beat the item users because they surely deserve it. My win % against item users is around 68%. If 4 blocking is too much of a vulnerable strat, then use a faster and easier one like 3 block or even 2 block.

And most importantly, have situational awareness. If you can see that the opponent is about to send a 10+ combo, don't mindlessly span blocks, giving them an easy 3+ KO. Just wait until they send a full combo, giving them only 1 KO and then reak havoc with your 10+ combo and cash in on the 3+ KO for yourself. Your opponent is not facing you real time. It's some weird A.I./Replay algolrithm, so you'll always have the upper hand if you take to time to look at the right side.

-Rank 111 (God), got there using nothing but 2 block combo's and wise block placement for bombs. Was 2 short from tuning on everything except for block ques.

August 17, 2013 08:02 PM
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Jonathan Cauley

I am just curious as to what these power up are, like what are their name or titles.  Cause I hate calling it the wrong name, whenever I share a video to my friends. Explaining what I did & etc. So if anyone has a Facebook. Please message me with this info or answer to my question. Thanks.... My Facebook name is as follows... Jonathan Cauley, I'm rank 94 btw. I really hope that are battery enegery will be increased instead of 30 battery all the time. Everything else seems to be legit. Thank you again! :)

January 31, 2014 03:05 PM