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« on: 25 Mar 2014, 20:48 »

Might as well have its own thread. My favourite right now is multiplayer, which is basically speed 2048 against an opponent (you only have two minutes to get as high a score as possible, but if you lose first, your score won't help, so be careful).
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Re: 2048
« Reply #1 on: 25 Mar 2014, 23:32 »

For posterity's sake, I'll link to the original.

My favourite variant is the Numberwang version. (hint: ignore the numbers, go by colour.)
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Re: 2048
« Reply #2 on: 26 Mar 2014, 05:45 »

As someone who hated the original number puzzle on my old Mac SE, I'm sorry but this game's not all that.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #3 on: 26 Mar 2014, 05:47 »

I think I lost interest when I realized I was doing as well by flailing wildly as I was when I considered each move.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #4 on: 26 Mar 2014, 06:31 »

I actually did better on Numberwang with roughly the same strategy.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #5 on: 26 Mar 2014, 07:44 »

Just to prove that it's possible:

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Re: 2048
« Reply #6 on: 26 Mar 2014, 07:50 »

Huh, not bad. I'm finally at the point where I can regularly win 2048.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #7 on: 27 Mar 2014, 08:32 »

Doge2048!

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Re: 2048
« Reply #8 on: 27 Mar 2014, 09:29 »

That one's actually more challenging than the Numberwang one, because the colors don't give context. I think I made it to the 1024 block, but I'm not sure. My score was 7508.

edit -- wait, I thought sunglasses doge was 1024. Now I've got derp doge, but apparently I haven't won so I guess it wasn't 1024.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #9 on: 01 May 2014, 00:55 »

Has anyone been even close to 8192? I've hit 4096 a few times (hiscore 62K), but I need a fair amount of luck to get there.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #10 on: 01 May 2014, 02:05 »

It takes too long...  approaching half an hour to reach 2048 in my experience; last week I got that close to 4096, but missed it (score around 36k).

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Re: 2048
« Reply #11 on: 01 May 2014, 08:40 »

I've gotten close to 8192 a couple of times - one time I had 4096 with a 2048 next to it and a 1024 next to that. Never made it, though, and for now I've quit trying. Someday, though, someday...
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Re: 2048
« Reply #12 on: 01 May 2014, 10:06 »

Do you guys use any particular strategies? Can't get past 1024.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #13 on: 01 May 2014, 10:13 »

You need to keep them sorted. Keep the highest number in a corner, and the other high values on the same edge (I usually sort to bottom left, so my highest number is in the bottom left corner and the other big blocks are in the bottom row.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #14 on: 01 May 2014, 12:35 »

I find repeating down-left-down-left with the occasional up or right works pretty well.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #15 on: 01 May 2014, 13:42 »

You need to keep them sorted. Keep the highest number in a corner, and the other high values on the same edge (I usually sort to bottom left, so my highest number is in the bottom left corner and the other big blocks are in the bottom row.

Worked right up until 1048. I guess this just isn't my type of game...
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Re: 2048
« Reply #16 on: 01 May 2014, 16:03 »

I typically get up to 2048 without ever using the up key.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #17 on: 01 May 2014, 21:07 »

I finally, finally, FINALLY got 2048. And the hint of only going three ways - whichever way you're most comfortable, but I prefer left-right and down - and keeping the big numbers in corners does work.

I was completely shocked when I saw the second 1024 title suddenly slide in next to the first one.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #18 on: 01 May 2014, 21:19 »

Yeah, whenever I have to hit the up-key relatively late, the game is about to end. Occasionally I manage to salvage a 2048 even if I have to do that, but never a 4096 (though it's been close a couple of times, and "someday").

Strategy: Like others I want to build the big numbers to the bottom (though any edge will work as well, but as I played too much Tetris in my time...), and the biggest in a corner. The reason is clear. To build anything big, it is to your advantage to keep near same size numbers close to each other. The new tiles are small (2s and 4s), so they need to be kept far away from the largest ones. The further the game progresses the more rigid the rule of keeping the largest one in the corner becomes. So towards the end I do a bit of planning. If I hope to build, say a 256, to a particular spot on the third row (to couple it with the same number in the bottom row), then I try to plan ahead, and prepare 128, 64 and 32 on the third row, so that I can combine them with a 32 from further up.  So in particular I try to avoid having larger numbers on top of smaller ones. After a major merger small numbers will appear in the bottom, and you need to build them up, too. Trying not to block access to them is a big part.

Whenever I have to hit the up-key late in the game (or am forced move the biggest tile away from the corner), it usually means that the end is near. Often this is a consequence of careless play (I play too fast), but occasionally the random number generator is unkind and fills the bottom three rows together with a fully empty top row. I still think that a bit of planning could avoid that more often than not, but I haven't built the skills to anticipate such an eventuality. That is something I should learn, but ... as Paul said ... I really should delete the bookmark.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #19 on: 02 May 2014, 04:35 »

I haven't played this in ages, I think it stopped being fun when I saw all the strategies here.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #20 on: 03 May 2014, 21:58 »

For the record: I sent Gabriele $20 via Paypal and deleted the link.

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Re: 2048
« Reply #21 on: 03 May 2014, 22:59 »

Why?
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Re: 2048
« Reply #22 on: 04 May 2014, 05:59 »

I kinda stopped really playing it after actually hitting 2048 - but losing my wi-fi signal probably helped matters along.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #23 on: 04 May 2014, 06:07 »

I hit 1024 my first time trying it but never hit 2048 and got sick of it long ago.
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Re: 2048
« Reply #24 on: 27 Jun 2014, 05:08 »

Yesterday I got 8192 for the first time.

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Re: 2048
« Reply #25 on: 28 Jun 2014, 23:20 »

Finally!  I had totally given up on this.

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