Neil_Gorsuch wrote:34iplaw wrote:airwrecka wrote:Guys, I'm feeling SO discouraged right now. Just got home to open my PT 80 and do the games section because I know that's what I struggle the most with (especially the "weird" games). Well, I BOMBED it. While on a normal games section I can go -0 and have extra time, I went -6 on this one thanks to that horrible last game. I know some people thought it was easier than PT 79's virus game, but I honestly thought the virus game was way easier. I only answered ONE of the questions for the last game (on PT80)
I also misread a rule in the first game which caused me to waste time on an easy game.
I would have had to score PERFECTLY on both LR and the RC sections in PT80 to come away with a significantly better score than my June score. Now I am so so stressed about Saturday because all this work I have put in to studying could be ruined by one horrible game.
Ahhhh someone make me feel better this is terrible
Did you misread where N (I think?) goes on the first game? I did that too. I was lucky that I caught it by the first question and I ripped through every other game.
TBH, game 4 is a really weird game, and it was totally new as well. It was not remotely the same as flasks despite what some may say. I was lucky when I took it in person, and I saw the underlying logic immediately. I'm not really sure how one would easily brute force through it.
One thing I will point out is to try and pay attention to the language of games and what variables are interchangeable.
About that game specifically:
Ultimately, do not freak out when you see a really weird game. Try to parse through what is going on and give yourself a minute to think it through.
Good luck to you as well, but, in worst case, you still have a 170... which is not a bad place to be. (I may be a fellow 170 retaker in June depending how cycle goes)
Yes, whereas Flasks always had a terminus - only 2 pours possible - this had infinite, which threw me a little bit in the beginning, but as soon as I realized the nature of the rules, I blazed through the first 3 local questions.
Funny, when I first read the comment about flasks I was like "what the hell are you guys talking about?" but after my PT 80 games disaster yesterday, I've spent the morning doing old games and just did the flasks game! haha! and of course I did it perfectly in a good amount of time, too so I guess that confirms ip's statement about flasks being nothing like the building/trading game