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felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 6:48 AM

JUST A WONDERIN'?

Is it just me or does it seem many people have quit playing the WordRounds and WordMatch games? I often visit these and and answer one question to intentionally finish last to count the number of players (that's really sad, I know). The highest total recently was 50 on a midday visit.

Many of the names that used to be regulars no longer show up on my occasional visits. I know why I quit playing these games, but was wondering why some of the greatest players at these games no longer play.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6049)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 7:43 AM

I'm not one of the greatest players, Felix, but I was getting better, and even upgraded to Platinum. I've had to back off from the Wordrounds; however, because playing so often, and possibly the position I was using with the mouse has given me a frozen shoulder, which I can't bend my arm behind my back.

Marilyn...

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 9:30 AM

Whenever I've checked in just before the buzzer and grabbed a 10% for 500 points, the score count I've seen has been pretty consistent: High 50s for the WRs and 40ish for the WMs. I'm not sure there's been any significant decline. Some people play less ... and are replaced by new blood.

ravenslight
Ravenslight  (Level: 10.5 - Posts: 110)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 9:36 AM

I actually think that it is probably seasonal. The begining of the summer or even the whole summer is always a time when the internet slows somewhat. Families are going on vacation and doing outdoor activities.

nicole

aslan
Aslan  (Level: 27.6 - Posts: 356)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 10:34 AM

I quit because my system is just too darn slow to get a decent showing and the flukes and expired rounds were getting too annoying.

I'm hoping that the promised Java version is here soon.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 11:56 AM

The continually expired WR's and WM's were a reason I quit playing for a long time. Plus, my mouse at work won't scroll like I want it so there's really no point in playing except for the 500 pts. I am getting busier in the evenings during the summer so I can't play as much. But the biggest obstacle for me is the expired rounds.

ravenslight
Ravenslight  (Level: 10.5 - Posts: 110)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 3:36 PM

I only play them a couple of times a day but I only have that happen every once in a while. I had stopped playing when I was on dial up, but now that I have cable it is a lot better. I do still not get into the top 12 or so because I well let us just that my poor mouse is missing the ball so i move it with my fingers ( dont ask i have bought two new ones and they have both died in a relatively short period of time, yet this old one missing the ball I can not kill if I wanted to.


Nicole

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Wed, 20th Jun '07 7:00 PM

i havnt quit but im allways too slow i still class myself as new to this . mybe its my mouse or just me

missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Fri, 22nd Jun '07 7:47 PM

Good Q, Felix.

I am by no stretch of the imagination a great player, but I enjoyed practicing and achieving some level of proficiency to score in the “money”, so to speak. And I will most likely get interested again and hone my limited skills to strive for top-ten ranking in a WR or WM.

I tested the waters when I first went Platinum, and 50-something was the norm back then, too. (back in 2006).

I do enjoy seeing new players emerge with the sight-brain-hand skills (and maybe a great computer-internet connection, but that is probably, really, secondary). I see players pull back when it becomes tedious to them.

I think there are a few out there (you know who you are!) who can dominate from sheer talent! Fun that the times and boards change … keeps me coming back for more!

Everyone has a chance to excel… cool enough. But, all you people who do not try, please, please play WRs/WMs! Good source of points, which can make wagering and challenging more fun!



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