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January 2021 Method Development Example Solve Game

carcass

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This thread can use Squall, ECP, Utah, or Atropos. I don't know if eventually this will become a thread for just one of those methods, but for now that's where it's at. I just don't want the methods to fade away like they did in the first comp. They weren't bad methods, they just didn't have a real platform.

SCRAMBLE: R2 D R2 U' R2 F2 U F2 D2 F2 U B D' U' L' D2 R' B L F' D2
Utah, 56 STM
x' y'
D' F L2 F2 U' L' U2 R U R' D' R D' F R U' R' D//Utah but I suck at blockbuilding
u' F' U F u' R U' R' E F' U' F u' F' U F//EObelt
U' R U2 R' U' R U' R'//5CO
U R2 D R2 U' D' F2 R2 U' R2 U' F2 D U2//TTLL

NEXT SCRAMBLE: L2 B2 U B2 L2 D2 L2 D' B2 R2 U L' B2 L2 D' F' U' B' L' B' U
 

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NEXT SCRAMBLE: L2 B2 U B2 L2 D2 L2 D' B2 R2 U L' B2 L2 D' F' U' B' L' B' U

42 HTM Squall (kind of)

y' z2 F D' F2 D L' D2 L R2 F L' //EOsquare+DBedge(10/10)
R' D R D' //L Pair (4/14)
//AMAZING DF and B Pair skip
U' R U R' U R U' R' //F Pair (8/22)
r' F R F' r U R' U //CDRLL (8/30)
R U R' U R' U' R' U' R2 U2 R U //L5EP (12/42)

So when I started the solve, I solved a 2x2x2 block instead of a square, with no idea I was doing it wrong. This variation turned out very well, with 2 steps skipped. Beginners luck :)

Next: R' U2 F' D' R' B2 U L F' L' U2 R' F2 R' U2 B2 U2 D2 R2 B2 R'
 
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R' U2 F' D' R' B2 U L F' L' U2 R' F2 R' U2 B2 U2 D2 R2 B2 R'
Atropos except I can't find the algs
z' x' y//Inspection with 3 rotations cuz why not
F U' L U' L S U f'//dbl block DF, DR, FL, UL
R U' F//EO
R' U R2 U F2 U' F2//dlF block
U' R' U' R//DBR corner
U2 L F' L' U' L' U L F//DFL and CO
U2 R' U R U R' U2 R U' R' U' R2 U R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R'//BR edge and CP
S' U2 S U' L' U' R2 U' S' U2 S U' R2 U L//L5E
NEXT SCRAMBLE: D L2 R2 U R2 U' L2 B2 D2 B2 U B' F2 L' D2 L F2 L2 R D' B'
 

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NEXT SCRAMBLE: D L2 R2 U R2 U' L2 B2 D2 B2 U B' F2 L' D2 L F2 L2 R D' B'

ECP

EO:
z' F' R U' R' B'
Face: U' R' U' F2 L' U' L' U2 L' U L2
COES: U R2 U' L' U' R U L U R' L' U' L U R'
CPEA: U R' U L' D2 L U' R' D2 R2 U2 L2
EP: y2 U' M2 U2 M’ S’ U S U2 M’
PES: x y' U2 M U2 M

Aetherman (Method that I submitted for the competition, non-competing)

FB: x D r' F U' B2
2 Pairs: r' U' M2 U R U2 M' U R' U'
CLL: R' U' R2 U R U' R U
3 Redges: R U' M' U R2 U M2 U'
L3E: r' U' M U2 M' U' M' U' M' U2 M' U' R2

Next: B2 R' L' F' D' B L F' R' F2 U2 F B2 L2 D2 F2 R2 F L2 B2 R2
 
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B2 R' L' F' D' B L F' R' F2 U2 F B2 L2 D2 F2 R2 F L2 B2 R2
Squall with 49 STM
y'//Inspection
U2 F' D L//dbL square DF, FL, UF, UR
R' F//EO
U2 R' U L' U' L//FB
U2 r U2 r U2 r2//FD and BD
U R U' R2//Back Pair cancelling into Front Pair
U2 R' U' R U2 //Front Pair cancelling into CDRLL
R' F' R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R'//CDRLL(J perm with cancellations)
D' M' U2 M' U' M' U2 M U' M2 D//L5EP

NEXT SCRAMBLE: B' U L F2 U2 L2 F' L D F2 L2 F' U2 L2 B' D2 L2 U2 D2 F2
 

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NEXT SCRAMBLE: B' U L F2 U2 L2 F' L D F2 L2 F' U2 L2 B' D2 L2 U2 D2 F2

Squall with a twist, 35 HTM with cancellations

U' F' D2 R' B' D2 F2 L // EOSquare (8/8)
U2 L' // L pair (2/10)
U r' U2 r' // DFDB (3/14)
U R U' R2 U' R' U2 R U' // B+F pairs, but wait! A wild BLOCK appears! (9/23)
U R D' R U' R2 D R' U D' R U' R2 D R2 // ZBLL on the side (15-3/35)

Next: R2 L' U2 R' F U B2 U2 B2 L' F2 L2 D2 R D2 L B2 L' F' D2
 

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y2 // Squall
U L2 F' L F L2 S R2 S' R2 // EOSquare (10)
L2 R U' R' // "L" pair (4/14)
U' M U2 M // dM (4/18)
U L' U L U' L // "B" pair (6/24)
U d2 R U' R' U' R U R' // "F" pair (9/33)
U R U R' U R U2 R' // CDRLL (8/41)
U' S' U2 S U' S' U2 S // L5EP (8/49)

NEXT: R' D2 U2 F L2 D2 R2 F' L2 F' R2 D2 F2 U F' L2 F2 R D' L2 R2
 
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y' // Squall
r B' U2 r' R2 U R' U R' U' F U2 B2 // EO222 (13)
U L' U L U' L' U L // L pair (8/21)
R' U r U2 M // dM (5/26)
D R' U R D' // B pair (5/31)
R U' R' U R U2 R' // F pair (7/38)
L' U R U' M' x' // CDRLL (6/44)
U' S2 U' S2 U' S U2 S' // L5EP (8/52)

next: F U' B2 U2 L2 D B2 L2 D R2 B2 R2 U' B D U2 B2 L D' L' D
 

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y' // Squall
r B' U2 r' R2 U R' U R' U' F U2 B2 // EO222 (13)
U L' U L U' L' U L // L pair (8/21)
R' U r U2 M // dM (5/26)
D R' U R D' // B pair (5/31)
R U' R' U R U2 R' // F pair (7/38)
L' U R U' M' x' // CDRLL (6/44)
U' S2 U' S2 U' S U2 S' // L5EP (8/52)

next: F U' B2 U2 L2 D B2 L2 D R2 B2 R2 U' B D U2 B2 L D' L' D
Utah, 55 HTM, 69 QTM, 54 STM
x' // Inspection
L' R2 U' R2 D L' U2 L F2 // Utah 9/9
U' F' D F' U' F D2 B' U2 B' E2 B2 D L' U L D2 R' U' R D // EOBelt 21/30
y2 R U' R' U' R U' R' U R U2 R' // CO 11/41
U' R2 U2 R' U x U' r' U' r U2 R' U' B 13/54

Utah is a neat method, It's pretty interesting that EO is done during belt though, I'd bet that a variation where EO is done during Utah would be slightly more efficient. If no one has a name for that I'd like to call it Provo Variation). I didn't look very thoroughly through the original competition thread, so let me know if this variation has a name yet.

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