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Old 08-17-2011, 04:39 AM   #1
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Stream Implosion?

Lately I've been farming for stream distance traveled, and quite often I've seen "Stream Implosion" in big red letters across the middle of my screen. Whenever it appears I appear to get either less credit or no credit for the streams as well. Anyone know what exactly causes it? I've noticed I can usually avoid it by releasing floods lower on the screen, but I'm still rather curious.

Oh, and my farming method is to have only one color block, and have the items set to only Flood and Instant Streams, with a higher frequency of Flood. I also have Zen, Gravity (so blocks appear more quickly), Trampoline, and Frenzy enabled.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:15 AM   #2
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Stream implosion is when you get around 1000 streams going at once on the screen. Rather than have the game continue to make more streams and then spiral out of control into non-performance, it just dumps all the streams and has a stream implosion. It's also a guard against the most extreme form of this kind of farming. You can set up perpetual motion streams with I think two colors and be very unlikely to ever get this message; I think you're the firs person to ever mention it since release a year ago, amazingly! it's a very very niche and hard thing to accomplish, anyhow.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:49 AM   #3
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Ah, that makes sense. Thank you for the reply and for the advice. I think I'll continue with active farming rather than passive, though, since I think it would be neat to have all the achievements in under 16 hours. That rate of 18-19 million pixels traveled in 5 minutes is hard to give up.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:50 AM   #4
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My pleasure!
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