Despite my earlier plans to give up playing Desktop Tower Defense (which, you will recall, I consider harmful), I've been sneaking in a game now and then--nothing like how frequently I played in the past. But a little downtime in the hotel here in China motivated me to go for my goal: scoring above 7,000.
Several times I'd been within striking distance of the 7,000 mark but always came up just a bit short. Finally, I was able to really hone my technique and cross that line.
I had been using the same board layout for a while now, so I can put the towers into place in my sleep.
But the keys to really getting a good score are:
- Upgrade towers in the right order.
- Be very, very aggressive about advancing to the next level.
I'm convinced that #1 matters to a degree, but it seems like #2 is what really provides the greatest gains for me. That's how I got my first two 7,000+ scores. I just had a push a little bit harder to get 7,102.
I don't know if Rasmus is going to start trying to top my sore or not (he'd only need 5 more points than his previous best), but part of me doesn't care all that much. You can't be on top forever. And I did finally make my real goal of getting over 7,000.
Now I suppose I could start playing on the "hard" level, but I really ought to do something more productive with my time...
Posted by jzawodn at May 21, 2007 01:04 AM