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ET example 1

An example of Elite Technique being used to create a Flame Gem that would usually be impossible from this formation.

Elite Technique (ET) is a category of advanced movement techniques most commonly seen in Bejeweled Blitz, with some variants also possible in Bejeweled 3. They are performed through precisely-timed illegal moves to create; or in some variants, to preserve; a power gem not usually possible using standard movement rules.

Overview

The first discovery of Elite Technique in its frequently known form is frequently attributed to Kirbbard back in May 2010[1][2]. Originally thought to be a bug, PopCap's unwillingness (or inability) to "fix the bug" caused it to be embraced by more Bejeweled Blitz players; by early 2011, knowledge and research of ET has become an established field among players.

References

  1. "Bejeweled Blitz 878,550 Points 'Elite Technique' Legit No Boosts Facebook"
  2. However, the discovery of Aerial Technique dates back further; having been discovered as soon as free-movement of Gems was implemented in Bejeweled Blitz.