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Favourite WCA events list

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I thought it would be fun to know which events other people find fun and which ones boring. Just list your favourite events in the order you find them and include short reasonings for them. At least top-10 would be nice, but of course that's not a requirement, if you for example don't do that much events. I'm starting.

TOP-10
10. 4x4 blindfolded An event I've just started. It's fun to challenge your brain with it but as I'm still slow and don't do it much, it's not high on the list. It has great potential to climb up though.
9. Multi-blind Pretty much the same reasons as with 4bld. Somehow I've found multi little more interesting. Chances are great for it to climb up as well as I get better.
8. Skewb
7. 2x2 So fast event. I can just force myself to turn really fast for the 5 seconds my solves take. That's sometimes fun but I don't think I have an interest to concentrate on 2x2.
6. 3x3 The event that I just can't do at comps. Tps lacks everytime because I get so nervous. 3x3 is the event where that happens the most. It's much more fun to do at home where you can really just grab it and do even multiple-hour-sessions.
5. Square-1 Fun to turn, that's all.
4. FMC By doing FMC you really learn how the cube works. You learn new tricks almost at every solve you make. Unlike other events, you can just relax and think about the moves you make. Findind cancellations and skips is super rewarding.
3. 3x3 blindfolded It takes lots of practice to get good at and is one of the most rewarding events. 3bld pb:s are always great moments.
2. Pyraminx At Pyraminx I have my best official ranking measured in percents. Just because of that I like to practice it. Sometimes I get really good solves, sometimes really bad. I have to practice my turning style and learn new methods so maybe I can even go for the podium at my next comp.
1. 4x4 Even though I definitely don't do 4x4 as much as 3x3, I find it the most interesting event. It has perfect balance between intuition and algorithms. The solves last long enough, but still short enough for me. Bigger cubes I don't really do, but at 4x4 my improvement has been very fast lately.

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In addition
11. OH
12. 5x5

I don't care about oh at all, 5x5 is boring. That's a complete list of my wca events. I hope others are interested in sharing their lists as well.
 
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1. FMC: relaxing having a full hour and finding a good solution is so damn satisfying
2. 2x2: spamming tps is fun sometimes
3. BLD: I'm really bad at it but it's really satisfying to get a success
4. OH: fun seeing how u don't even need your other hand to get good times
5. 3x3: the classic, what's not to like
6. Feet: I barely practiced feet at all in the last 2 years but knowing that u are practicing the weirdest event makes it fun
7. 4x4: an event I recently got into so I'm still pretty bad at it but I'm getting faster everyday
8. Pyra: used to be one of my favorite event but I can't fingertrick it anymore. I have no idea how it happened...
9. Skewb: lol Skewb
10. Mega: can't find the peices for my life
 
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I don't do 5bld, sq-1 or clock (yet).

15. Skewb: boring, don't bother practicing
14. 2x2: see above
13. Pyra: see above
12. 4x4: burnt out bad after practicing only 4x4 for a month
11. mbld: haven't done it enough
10. 4bld: fun but only done it once
9. 5x5: don't like my cyclone boys
8. 6x6: solve is great, hardware isn't
7. OH: pretty fun but i can't do long sessions
6. 7x7: similar to 6x6 but hardware is better
5. 3BLD: lots of fun but improving takes a lot of effort
4. Mega: fun to solve
3. FMC: cool and relaxing
2. 3x3: the classic, can do it at school unlike #1
1. Feet: best event, period. i'm hoping to get near nr by the end of the year
 
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1. 3x3, only event I'm good at other than 2x2
2. 2x2, only event I'm good at other than 3x3
3. 4x4, kinda fun
4. 5x5, kinda fun
5. 7x7, I like doing solves when I get bored
6. Kilominx. (But it's not official!) Yeah idgaf, still kilominx.
7. 6x6, kinda boring
8. Skewb, bad event
9. 3bld, hard event
10. Rubixxxx triiiiangle
 
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#9
10: 6x6, longer then 5x5, shorter the 7x7. Hardware is not that good.
9: 2x2, Luck based, but was my main event for a time. I use Guemond, Ortega, LbL, some CLL and avg sub 5
8: 4x4, Luck based, Ratio of money to budget cube is very high
7: Mega, Color Bld people dream of it in their nightmares
6: Feet. Hard to turn and you need a good TPS to be fast
5: Sq1, Luck based, but Roux is fun to use
4: 3x3, Fun having 3 gen
3: Fmc, take your time
2: Clock, Having a rubiks brand is awesome and not many people do it
1: Oh. I have a good 3x3 To OH ratio.
 
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uhhh
anyway
18. Pyra because it's bad and tips are bad and i sat on one once
17. 2x2 because it's stupid and getting 4s sucks
16. 5x5 because it's just kind of boring
15. 4x4 because it's also boring
14. OH because it's just a worse version of 3x3
13. 3x3 because it's overrated and also i'm not good at it
12. 6x6 because the hardware makes me want to die
11. Clock because it's just meh but i always dnf in comp
10. Mega because it's pretty neutral
9. 5BLD because i like BLD but i never get successes
8. Skewb because it's fun but i'm still mad that i've podiumed 1st round 3 times in a row but never podiumed in finals
7. Feet because i never practice it so i always do well in comp
6. FMC because i'm not constantly stressed until like 15 minutes left
5. 3BLD because i'm good at it and because BLD is good
4. 4BLD because i'm "good" at it and also memo is just the right length
3. MBLD because it's the one BLD event that i don't constantly dnf
2. 7x7 because idk it's just kind of nice and my wuji makes me happy
1. Squan because it is my child and i will protect it
 
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I'll leave out the ones I don't know how to do:
1. 4x4
2. 6x6
3. 5x5
4. Megaminx
5. 7x7
6. Feet
7. FMC
8. 3x3
9. Square-1
10. 3BLD
11. 3x3 OH
12. 2x2
13. Pyraminx
14. Skewb

The top 11 are good. I haven't learned 4BLD or 5BLD yet, but when I do those will definitely bump the bottom 3.
 
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18: FMC because it's boring and I can't focus so I end up watching Bob Ross or something else instead
17-6: I dont care and they're all stupid except maybe 6x6 and 7x7
5: 4x4 it would be fun if any of the methods actually worked, but since I suck at both Hoya and yau it's just angering.
4: 3x3 almost fun until my disgusting "finger tricks" and/or broken lookahead ruins everything
3: OH like 3x3 but I don't get depressed
2: 5x5 right amount of complexity, time consumption and lookahead
1: Megaminx idk I just got kinda fast and it's neat not to suck at everything
 
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1 - 3BLD because it is obviously the best event,

2 - MBLD, it's challenging, fun, rewarding and impressive;

3 - 3x3 is alright

4 - Pyra, pretty fun and easy to get good at;

5 - Skewb, same reason as Pyra;

6 - Megaminx, fun but frustratingly long;

7 - OH is nice but eh, not much of an opinion on it. I'm alright at the event but nowhere close to my regular 3x3 times;

96 - Squan should come with a prescription
 
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Out of all events I can do (can't do 4bld or 5bld and I don't have a clock) here's my order. These change a lot as I get interested in different events, however, this is what I generally feel about them.

15: 2x2, it's just dumb
14: Pyraminx, stupid tips
13: Skewb, pretty silly, but its more unique than 2x2 and doesn't have tips.
12: FMC, unique event, but its pretty long.
11: MBLD, good event, I just suck at it.
10: Feet, I also suck at it. Also it's a much better event than people make it out to be.
9: 3BLD, same as multi.
8: OH, I am actually getting into it. it's still a little awkward.
7: Square-1, just a cool event.
6: 3x3, it's the original event, and its fun to do.
5: Megaminx, a lot of pretty colors.
4: 5x5, was my favorite for a while, then I was around 1:45 for a long time. However, I'm starting to improve again.
3: 6x6, fun.
2: 4x4, I can't stop solving this thing.
1: 7x7, because I'm actually getting decent at it. Also, I'm close to beating Shon.

Also, Kilominx is decent and I won't mind if it was WCA, but Master Kilo/Mebiminx is the best non-WCA puzzle.
 
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11 - FMC, it's just not that fun to me
10 - 5x5, it's ok but I'm not very good at it
9 - 4x4, same as 5x5
8 - OH, it's kind of akward to turn but I've been improving lately
7 - 2x2, it's fun to slam tps but that's about it
6 - megaminx, it's fun doing repeated f2l
5 - clock
4 - 3x3, its the classic
3- pyra, it's a pretty short event but still a lot of fun
2 - Square-1, it's a lot of
Fun to solve and improve on
1 - skewb, it's the best event ever
 
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Favourite events (1 = best):

1 - OH, looks cool and elegant and has all the advantages of 3x3
2 - 3x3, perfect balance between short and non-stupid, best hardware thus most enjoyable to turn / solve
3 - 4x4, kind of the same as 3x3, praise the yau method
4 - BLD, very cool and rewarding but very exhausting
5 - MBLD / 4BLD / 5BLD, putting them together cause they're the same, like 3BLD just even more exhausting
6 - FMC, probably the most interesting event of them all with lots of original techniques (I don't get why people in this thread keep calling it "relaxing" lol :p)
7 - Megaminx, just a bigger 3x3
8 - 5x5, big cubes take ages to solve but not this one

Neutral events (all are neutral, doh):

1 - SQ-1, kinda fun but relies too much on learning loads of algs
2 - Feet, a weird event idea turns into something that's actually fun and makes sense, in the end I'm never motivated to train this though
3 - Clock, while it might be a stupid puzzle it's certainly not a stupid speedsolving event
4 - 2x2, small events are boring and frustrating, but TPS is fun
5 - 7x7, no need to have 6x6s and 7x7s when 5x5 already exists

Hate events (1 = worst)
1 - Pyra, awkward turning / grip, tips suck, can be 1-looked by everyone except me (just evil)
2 - Skewb, same as Pyra but turning is even more awkward
3 - 6x6, worst hardware of all events, pops, parity, takes ages to solve
 
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1. 3x3, duh
2. 4x4, the amount of time it takes to solve is nice. Not too long not too short.
3. Pyraminx, I like that I can see pretty far ahead in inspection. (I suck at 2x2)
4. Feet, fun and I'm 2nd in Oceania. LOL
5. 5x5, has to go fifth.
6. 6x6, has to go sixth.
7. 7x7, has to go seventh.
8. Skewb, I'm okay at it.
9. OH, don't practice much but it's cool.
10. Megaminx, sometimes I love it, sometimes I don't. It's meh.
11. 2x2, I'm just not good at it.
12. BLD, I only practice from time to time just so that I don't forget how to do it.
13. FMC, never practice. Fun to do in comps but otherwise boring.
14. Clock, interesting puzzle, but I honestly don't think it should be an event because it is not a 'twisty' puzzle and does not involve matching up colours.
99. Square-1, I don't want to talk about it, this is why.
 
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1-3x3, because it's 3x3
2-OH, it's fun and ZB is very good for it
3-5x5, really get to spam TPS during centers, and edges are cool since there are only 3 to pair up
4-6x6, perfect balance between having some proper centerbuilding and edge pairing, but not taking that long. Parity though
5-4x4, it's fun, 3-2-3, not much else to say
6-2x2, it's like fun but I suck at it
7-Square-1, I find myself just doing Squan so often that it has to be here
8-4BLD, it's fun to get NRs
9-5BLD, it's fun (but not so fun to be 3 wings away from NR), also time consuming
10-Skewb, it's kinda fun but my sledges suck
11-7x7, it takes just a bit too long
12-Pyraminx, fun but tips are bad
13-FMC, it's kinda fun but my blockbuilding skills are awful
14-3BLD, I DNF too often
15-MBLD, DNFing too often in 3BLD doesn't make multi especially fun either
16-Megaminx, ALL THESE COLORS I GET CONFUSED
17-Clock, because clock is dumb
18-Feet, I suck at it and it isn't really fun
 
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