Bilging

Slow, careful planning
Good Bilging is all about slow careful planning. Speed is barely a factor as long as you make at least one move every 8-10 seconds or so.
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Scoring
Scoring
This is how I score my bilge combos. Its probably not right, but its a good enough model to base your play style off of.
3 = 3 points
4 = 4 points
5 = 5 points
3x3 = 12 points
3x4 = 14 points
3x5 = 16 points
3x3x3 (Bingo) = 24 points
3x3x4 (Bingo) = 27 points
3x4x4 (Bingo) = 30 points
3x3x5 (Bingo) = 30 points
3x4x5 (Bingo) = 33 points
3x5x5 (Bingo) = 36 points
3x3x3x3 (Sea Donkey) = 80 points
3x3x3x4 (Sea Donkey) = 88 points
3x3x4x4 (Sea Donkey) = 96 points
3x3x3x5 (Vegas) = 144 points
3x3x4x5 (Vegas) = 156 points
3x3x5x5 (Vegas) = 168 points

Try filming yourself and counting the total points per click. The incredible borderline is around 3.5-4 points per click depending on your ocean. Great bilging usually falls between 6-8 points per click.
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Bilging guide (10 videos)

1. Introduction (1:59)
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The introduction to a Puzzle Pirates bilging guide by dachimpy.
2. Bilging efficient lines of three (4:50)
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The second video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video shows you how to bilge more efficiently by doing something with every board, going slowly and methodically and clearing from high on the screen.
3. Bilging example one (4:42)
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The third video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This example demonstrates how to clear simple lines of three efficiently.
4. Bilging 3x3s (6:40)
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The fourth video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video shows you how to identify 3x3 combos quickly and efficiently.
5. Bilging 3x3s example (5:41)
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The fifth video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This example focuses on clearing 3x3 combos efficiently.
6. Bilging bingos (6:48)
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The sixth video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video explains how to create bingos in bilging.
7. Bilging with better bingos (8:32)
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The seventh video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video explains how to create bingos more efficiently in bilging.
8. Bilging sea donkeys (9:30)
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The eighth video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video explains how to create sea donkeys in bilging.
9. Bilging vegases part 1 (6:33)
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The ninth video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video explains how to create vegases in bilging on a six pieces board.
10. Bilging vegases part 2 (8:17)
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The tenth video in a bilging guide by dachimpy. This video explains how to create vegases in bilging on a seven pieces board.

Other (2 videos)

Sea Donkeys and Vegas (10:00)
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A tutorial on how to create sea donkey's and vegas in bilging.