# Thread: Hey everyone, new member here!

1. Welcome

2. Originally Posted by soccerdude2
Well when I solve it with beginners sometimes two of the corners are solved and the corner algorithm doesn't work. I used to define it as a parity, although someone (not you) just recently explained to me that it's not... so...

But I'm also too lazy. I'll stay with 3x3 for a little while.
2x2 is one of the easiest puzzles to solve. Ortega is what you should learn first - it's easy and can be very fast.

3. Welcome! 2x2 isn't so bad. Ortega is only 13 total algs, I believe, and some carry over to 3x3, if you decide to learn PLL.

the 4x4 parity algs aren't too bad either. One is kind of long, but you have to use it so often on big cubes it becomes second nature. I gave myself extra practice by using the parity alg to flip all my edges on the last layer. If you're doing it 2 or 3 times per solve for a few dozen solves, I guarantee you'll have it down.

4. Thanks for all the welcoming everyone.

2x2 is one of the easiest puzzles to solve. Ortega is what you should learn first - it's easy and can be very fast.
I think I'll try learning it soon when I have a bunch of time and nothing to do with it.

Ortega is only 13 total algs, I believe, and some carry over to 3x3, if you decide to learn PLL.
Do you mean full PLL? I use two-look PLL right now.

the 4x4 parity algs aren't too bad either. One is kind of long, but you have to use it so often on big cubes it becomes second nature. I gave myself extra practice by using the parity alg to flip all my edges on the last layer. If you're doing it 2 or 3 times per solve for a few dozen solves, I guarantee you'll have it down.
Yeah some algs can be intimidating at first but I've realized you just have to practice and try to do it as much as you can without bailing yourself out and checking your algorithm sheet.

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