Vancouverite Charging For Tetris Lessons

Vancouverite Charging For Tetris Lessons

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Live in Vancouver and feel like taking your block spinning game to the next level? Fork over your hard-earned money for lessons from a veteran Tetris player.

They say that if you're good at something you should never do it for free, and one Vancouverite seems to believe that he's pretty darn good at Tetris, because he's asking for money in exchange for lessons. "In response to the economic downturn, I am offering personal Tetris training sessions on a limited, first-come first-serve basis," the person wrote on a Craigslist post. "I am a patient and non-judgmental coach."

The lessons come in two varieties: Tetris Fundamentals and Intermediate Tetris.

Fundamentals is a 90 minute course that'll set you back $30. After completing the class, the post states, you will be able to identify all seven different Tetris blocks, have an "understanding" of how to score consecutive Tetrises and know how to use features like hard drops and hold. You will also have "watched me play Tetris for 45 minutes" and "gained the confidence to play Tetris by yourself or against friends, strangers, and family members."

The Intermediate class runs for two hours and costs $40 to $55, and will test your knowledge of Tetris fundamentals by forcing you to play while drunk. Speaking from experience, this is actually something of a valuable skill. There may also be "a short primer on computational geometry and algorithmic complexity theory."

I'm not one to scoff at the subtleties of this classic game. I'm a pretty big Tetris fanatic myself, but this is plainly ridiculous. Or fake. Honestly, I hope it's not.

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To be honest, paying for tuition in ANY video game is pretty pathetic. All it does is show you care WAAAY too much...

Stubee:
To be honest, paying for tuition in ANY video game is pretty pathetic. All it does is show you care WAAAY too much...

Go tell that to the historians who obsess over what someone ate at the time of their deaths.

Well he is from Vancouver, doesn't surprise me.

So for the second course, you are required to be intoxicated? That's... pretty much the most retarded thing I've heard in a while. No thanks.

I'll sign up for the intermediate class as long as he's buying the beer.

What a scam. Honestly, who needs private tuition to play Tetris? Or any game, for that matter?

Keane Ng:
"In response to the economic downturn, I am offering personal Tetris training sessions on a limited, first-come first-serve basis,"

I laughed at this, because I get the feeling, with the economy how it is, no ones going to pay for lessons they don't really need, let alone lessons on how to play Tetris. I get the feeling I could book a course two minutes before I arrived, and still get a course...

Why would anyone pay for Tetris lessons? It seems like a complete waste of one's hard-earned money.

Keane Ng:
The Intermediate class runs for two hours and costs $40 to $55, and will test your knowledge of Tetris fundamentals by forcing you to play while drunk. Speaking from experience, this is actually something of a valuable skill.

Yep. That sounds like Vangroovy all right.

He probably needs the money so he can afford playoff tickets and as sad as it is I would pay him the $30 or so bucks if he could get decent enough to get past level 15 on hard.

I think more pathetic than him offering lessons is someone who would pay for them.

Fundamentals is a 90 minute course that'll set you back $30. After completing the class, the post states, you will be able to identify all seven different Tetris blocks, have an "understanding" of how to score consecutive Tetrises and know how to use features like hard drops and hold. You will also have "watched me play Tetris for 45 minutes" and "gained the confidence to play Tetris by yourself or against friends, strangers, and family members."

Wait, half the time you're just watching him playing the game? If I want to watch someone play Tetris I just use Youtube...

I think this is great, if gaming were to become more recognized as a sport or skill then...we might all become ultrafamousworldchampionswithlotsofmoney.

This is Larenxis. It has to be!

I feel sincerely sorry for the person who actually feels the need to sign up for these lessons.

 

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