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Moviemaven76  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 6)
Fri, 10th Feb '06 7:49 PM


Everyone seems to love these games, but I've never tried either one because I don't fully understand what they're all about. Can someone please help me out with a couple descriptions?

Thanks for your help! I swear, I'm not a total idiot.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Fri, 10th Feb '06 8:29 PM

Why, hello, Moviemaven! I have enjoyed your quizzes lately.

Word puzzles are very much like the TV game show, "Wheel of Fortune". You pick letters and guess the word or phrase, based on the puzzle's title and/or clues beneath the puzzles. Each Word Puzzle has five phrases each. There are two WPs each day-- 8AM and 8PM. When you begin, you start with 5000 points. Each incorrect letter guess will lose you 100 points. When you solve all five of the puzzles, you will be ranked with other players. The top player will have the fewest number of moves. You are given a small number of bonus points (beyond the 5000 or whatever you ended with) according to your rank (the top ten players get up to 1000 bonus points). It is very important to type carefully when you enter your answers-- extra spaces will be refused and incorrect puzzle guesses cost you three extra moves.

Word Rounds are definitions. There are 10 words and each one has multiple answer choices. This is all about speed reading and speed clicking-- it takes lotsa practice. You will eventually find that you can read the next question while scrolling down, and can often pick out parts of the definition to get the correct answers. It is addictive! Top ten placement on WRs can earn you fast points-- the number one spot yields 7,500 Sploofus points.



Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Fri, 10th Feb '06 9:41 PM

Yeah, you GOTTA try both of 'em! FUN!!!!

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 10th Feb '06 10:50 PM

And it doesn't cost anything to play! Just give it a shot!

Moviemaven76  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 6)
Sat, 11th Feb '06 1:15 PM

Thanks for your help!

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Mon, 20th Feb '06 2:39 PM

Don't give up in WR if you ser not scoring as quickly as you'd like. This takes practice! Before you know it, you'll be dominating the Board.

Oogie54  (Level: 198.9 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 20th Feb '06 4:12 PM

Join us in Wordrounds for chat also, it's more fun to message the top players while they're kickin' our butts. oog

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Mon, 20th Feb '06 5:46 PM

And after 2 weeks of intensive training you'll be asked to surrender all your worldly belongings to Sploofus and he will provide you with all the grape Kool-Aid you could ever wish for....

Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Mon, 20th Feb '06 10:13 PM


Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Mon, 20th Feb '06 10:14 PM


Aquamar  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 905)
Sat, 25th Feb '06 2:54 AM

Hey Grey, Have I been here too long or am I just seeing double? Well said! LoL

Controlfreak32  (Level: 73.4 - Posts: 9)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 11:19 AM

Can anyone explain how the points for the word puzzle are worked out. Looking at the leader-board, some people with less moves and less time have less moves than some people with more moves and slower? Guess it is not really important, just curious.

Controlfreak32  (Level: 73.4 - Posts: 9)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 11:20 AM

Oops, I meant they have less points, but have used more moves or time.

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 1:01 PM

I think I can explain it.
You start with 5,000 points.
The number of moves you make and the length of time you take doesn't lessen your points UNLESS you guess a WRONG letter, each WRONG letter will lose you 100 points.

More explanatory in message above from Violetblue.

Controlfreak32  (Level: 73.4 - Posts: 9)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 7:11 PM

I understand that bit, but on the leaderboard for the wordpuzzle, some people have used more moves or more time than the person above, but get more points. eg:

6 - Pandora0513 29 moves in 258 seconds for 4,800 pts.
7 - Lulise 29 moves in 509 seconds for 5,000 pts

That is an example from the moment. Any ideas?

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 7:27 PM

it ranks you first on hiw FEW moves then how fast. I do not think the points are considered in the position but if they are it would only be a rare time where the other two were exactly the same
Person1 22moves 123.34secs 5,000pts
Person2 22moves 123.34secs 4,800pts

IF person2 had 20 moves they would automatically be higher and that is the first point of refernce when ranking thus the time and points would not need to be checked.

At least that is how I think it works - I may have just invented all that lol

Bigbird  (Level: 236.2 - Posts: 3300)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 7:29 PM

In the example that you just gave, the letters that the second person guessed were all in the puzzle. So, he didn't lose any points - and ended up with 5,000. The first person may have taken fewer guesses, but some of the letters that he guessed were NOT in the puzzle. You lose 100 points each time you guess a letter not in the puzzle.

Hope that was clear! Alice

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 686)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 8:06 PM

After you've played a few times you'll catch on no problem. Word of caution though, Wordrounds are very addictive. Can't seem to live without them myself. LOL
Good luck and happy sploofusing !!! JO

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Wed, 1st Mar '06 8:59 PM

What's this 'word rounds' thing all about?

Controlfreak32  (Level: 73.4 - Posts: 9)
Thu, 2nd Mar '06 4:55 AM

Thanks everyone, I've got it now.

Aquamar  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 905)
Thu, 2nd Mar '06 7:48 PM

Here is a heads up for all newbies. If you would like to be #1 don't play with Kimmie!!!lol


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