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1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Mon, 17th Apr '06 6:10 PM


What would you think about shortening the playing time for word rounds? That might even things up a little. Platinum people get endless chances, gold 10, etc. Wouldn't that make it somewhat more fair for everyone? The times are always in the teens now and some of us will frankly never get there. So what does everyone think?

Ehodgson  (Level: 136.8 - Posts: 64)
Mon, 17th Apr '06 8:02 PM

I must respectfully disagree with shortening up the WR times. I don't believe it would change the leader board at all.

Speed comes with practice and concentration.
Most people have their fastest times int the first 5 rounds anyway.

Here is a link to some results from the first week word rounds began. As you can see the times have greatly improved since then.

Back then everyone had the same number of chances and could win more than one spot.


Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Tue, 18th Apr '06 3:26 AM

I can't really see that shortening the WR wpuld make a lot of difference.
I think I said in another thread a while ago - I would like to see some system where you get extra points for getting 100% first time and possibly some system that rated the top ten speed freaks in a month go to a different level.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 18th Apr '06 3:31 AM

I'm inclined to agree with Ed on a major point: speed in W/R comes with concentration and practice.
Now getting an easy ten questions sure does help a bunch!

I would never have thought I could get below 30 seconds, or 25 seconds, or 22 seconds....yet last night I got in 100% in 20.831 seconds!
I was >>>

So keep practicing, you'll get there!

1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Tue, 18th Apr '06 8:06 AM

Thanks for all the replies. On reflection, I suppose I was off-base......I usually am. lol
I am not overly worried about my scores. I have gone from being in the 70 s. bracket to now pretty consistently being in the 20's. I just read what others write sometimes in the "shout" and as I told Ed, I find myself feeling sorry for those that are on dial up or whatever. So as the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke, it don't need fixin'". I hope everyone has a fabulous day. Marsha

Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Tue, 18th Apr '06 9:02 AM

Another point that needs to be made about the Word Rounds is that it no longer matters what type of connection you have, whether it's dial-up, DSL, T-1 or Cable. The loading times are subtracted from the actual time it takes to make the choices. When you see your final score, the loading times are not part of it. This has made for a much more level playing field for all Word Round players. The challenge now comes from beating your own best time. Practice and more practice. That's the best part.

Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Tue, 18th Apr '06 9:30 AM

That's true. At work we have dial up and did a WR in somewhere (can't remember the exact speed) around 25 seconds.

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 20th Apr '06 5:13 AM

I must respectfully disagree with linenlady. The load times are not subtracted if you have webtv. This is why I cannot win more than 525 points on any given word round. This is when I remind myself this wonderful website is just a game. Please do not suggest sending in a support ticket. I have two pending for the same issue.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Thu, 20th Apr '06 9:29 AM

Hey, you can always hope for one of those "glitch" rounds where you click submit expecting your usual time... and you get "7.2 secs". Those are always interesting.

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Fri, 21st Apr '06 8:44 PM

What I'm finding occasionally is problems with the submit button...sometimes as long as 10 seconds for it to respond, and this time is added to the total time. It happens most when the site pages take long to load as well, which happens most when there's an army of busy sploofusers logged on.

Sometimes I'm slow and loaded...but I guess I can't blame my connection for that, can I?

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