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Is the chess method for digging still the best one out there?

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  • What not to do:

    Great pics!

    I once almost suggested that we post images like this to see which neighbor has the worst approach.
  • Rich0913
    1637 posts Member
    I figured out what I was doing wrong after act 1, I barely made the final item.
    With a week left I'm only 3 more gems from the final act 2 item. Checkerboard then Follow the rocks!
  • Rich0913 wrote: »
    I figured out what I was doing wrong after act 1, I barely made the final item

    What were you doing wrong?

  • Rich0913 wrote: »
    I figured out what I was doing wrong after act 1, I barely made the final item.
    With a week left I'm only 3 more gems from the final act 2 item. Checkerboard then Follow the rocks!

    Checkerboard bad.
    Mr. Papadapaconstantikasgianopolopodopotopolis was my father. You can call me Spiro.
  • Rich0913
    1637 posts Member
    Rich0913 wrote: »
    I figured out what I was doing wrong after act 1, I barely made the final item

    What were you doing wrong?
    correction, i was doing checkerboard kindof.
    I started by going diagonal down the center, then skip a block then diagonal again, and so on.
    What was worse, it didnt dawn on me when i clicked the rocks, the gem was in an adjacent square.
    Now im following the 1 thru 10 diagram that was shared on this board
  • Jonalinn
    1780 posts Member
    What not to do:
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    Loved these @frosted1414! :D
    You got a great looking town~168sean... Checked out your town, WOW! ~daved
  • meinaz
    5440 posts Member
    Sometimes I think it is fun to try and avoid the gem. I already have the last prize. It doesn't impact the number of papyri and I am not concerned about tachyons or artifacts.
  • XOOOOX
    OXXXXO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OXXXXO
    XOOOOX

    That is the pattern I work usually start with the inside corners.
  • frosted1414
    2480 posts Member
    edited June 2017
    XOOOOX
    OXXXXO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OXXXXO
    XOOOOX

    That is the pattern I work usually start with the inside corners.

    You're doing it wrong :p
    and why are you not using the 'chess method' aka 'the pattern'?
    Mr. Papadapaconstantikasgianopolopodopotopolis was my father. You can call me Spiro.
  • Random taps with instinct works great for me. Nailed a couple with the first dig
  • 94nt3nb31n
    257 posts Member
    edited June 2017
    simpsonare wrote: »
    Random taps with instinct works great for me. Nailed a couple with the first dig

    good point. we're neglecting our sixth sense. we could do so much better. i for one am switching methods now. first dig hits; here i come!
    Post edited by 94nt3nb31n on
  • Being a former Battleship Grandmaster, I use the popular battleship aircraft carrier sweep method. It's like 2 games in 1.
    Senior Moderator (for 25 minutes on Sept 23 2016)
  • Being a former Battleship Grandmaster, I use the popular battleship aircraft carrier sweep method. It's like 2 games in 1.

    Oh, please share, Grandmaster! *is in awe*
  • thetim37889
    144 posts Member
    edited June 2017
    XOOOOX
    OXXXXO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OXXXXO
    XOOOOX

    That is the pattern I work usually start with the inside corners.

    You're doing it wrong :p
    and why are you not using the 'chess method' aka 'the pattern'?

    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    Those are the most likely to hit the pattern
    OOOOOO
    OOXXOO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OOXXOO
    OOOOOO
    These are the nest most likely to hit the pattern
    The outer corners are the only thing left after those.
  • XOOOOX
    OXXXXO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OXXXXO
    XOOOOX

    That is the pattern I work usually start with the inside corners.

    You're doing it wrong :p
    and why are you not using the 'chess method' aka 'the pattern'?

    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    Those are the most likely to hit the pattern
    OOOOOO
    OOXXOO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OOXXOO
    OOOOOO
    These are the nest most likely to hit the pattern
    The outer corners are the only thing left after those.

    With 'the pattern' you can always get the gem in 10 moves or less. Yours look to have a max of 12 (or more)
    Mr. Papadapaconstantikasgianopolopodopotopolis was my father. You can call me Spiro.
  • simp7fan
    4165 posts Member
    I can't even see a pattern.... just hugs and kisses. Do you also see the matrix?
    Here is my signature. Or maybe it's not.
  • Jonalinn
    1780 posts Member
    Ok... this is weird. But!
    I played @thetim37889 's pattern 12x in a row. I hit a stone each and every time before I used the 7th shovel.
    :o
    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    You got a great looking town~168sean... Checked out your town, WOW! ~daved
  • XOOOOX
    OXXXXO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OXXXXO
    XOOOOX

    That is the pattern I work usually start with the inside corners.

    You're doing it wrong :p
    and why are you not using the 'chess method' aka 'the pattern'?

    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    Those are the most likely to hit the pattern
    OOOOOO
    OOXXOO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OOXXOO
    OOOOOO
    These are the nest most likely to hit the pattern
    The outer corners are the only thing left after those.

    With 'the pattern' you can always get the gem in 10 moves or less. Yours look to have a max of 12 (or more)

    It's just playing the odds people where asking about patterns that's mine.
  • XOOOOX
    OXXXXO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OXXXXO
    XOOOOX

    That is the pattern I work usually start with the inside corners.

    You're doing it wrong :p
    and why are you not using the 'chess method' aka 'the pattern'?

    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    OOOOOO
    OXOOXO
    OOOOOO
    Those are the most likely to hit the pattern
    OOOOOO
    OOXXOO
    OXOOXO
    OXOOXO
    OOXXOO
    OOOOOO
    These are the nest most likely to hit the pattern
    The outer corners are the only thing left after those.

    With 'the pattern' you can always get the gem in 10 moves or less. Yours look to have a max of 12 (or more)

    It's just playing the odds people where asking about patterns that's mine.

    I guess if you have shovels to waste you can gamble like that. I like to play to win.
    Mr. Papadapaconstantikasgianopolopodopotopolis was my father. You can call me Spiro.
  • Jonalinn
    1780 posts Member
    Back to using the chess method this morning.. yeMP3Az.png
    You got a great looking town~168sean... Checked out your town, WOW! ~daved
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