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Mon, 19th Dec '05 1:06 AM


All players now begin each WordPuzzle with 5,000 points. Every time you select a letter that IS NOT IN the phrase, 100 points are deducted from your "Point Reserve". A nominal amount of bonus points will be given to the players at the end of each puzzle who are able to complete the puzzle in the least amount of moves.

This new scoring system will substantially level the playing field for all of you hard working Sploofusers!

At the end of each WordPuzzle (around 8AM and 8PM EST) the 5 players completing the WordPuzzle in the least amount of moves will receive 1,000 bonus points.

Players 6-10 receive 500 bonus points.

Players 11-infinity receive 200 bonus points PLUS bonus points equaling their number of moves divided by 10.

These bonus points are applied to both the monthly WordPuzzle Leaderboard and your all-time Jackpot points.

Happy Sploofusing and I hope that this is good news for the many hundreds of you that have messaged me over the past few months requesting this change.

Happy Sploofusing!

Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 1:25 AM

Since I'm one of the fill 'em all in and reap the points players, this doesn't bode well for my playing style.
That said, the change is long overdue for those who are good at the word puzzles. They deserve to be rewarded for their skill.
Great job once again. It's high time for my word puzzle style to change now that a system is in place that actually reflects the object of the game.

Oogie54  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 1:55 AM

Once again you have responded to the sploofus community with great attention followed by action...kudos

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 2:03 AM

Well put! This does seem to reflect the point of the puzzle better.

I do realize why people liked to go for lots of points if they felt they were out of the running for top 10, and I hope the change isn't disappointing to too many people, but it was always disheartening when I guessed the puzzle in relatively few moves AND finished out of the top 10, ending up with fewer points than someone who had 3 or 4 times as many moves.

One question--Does the rule about not being able to finish the puzzle in less than 11 moves still
apply? I correctly guessed 3 of my 5 puzzles today before trying any letters. I was too chicken to submit the answers w/out testing one letter first, but if I'd had the cojones to go for it I would have finished in 8 moves.
If I had, what would have happened?


Action23  (Level: 113.0 - Posts: 180)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 6:21 AM

Very kewl..............woo hoo!!

Thank Mad Scientist......(moooh ooh ah ahh ah)


Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 8:37 AM

Yay! Thanks Sploofus!

Blaney  (Level: 77.1 - Posts: 48)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 9:58 AM

I got over 4,000 points - hey, I'm a happy camper!

Mon, 19th Dec '05 10:27 AM

Pafork - the "11 move" rule is toast. We'll see what happens

Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 11:05 AM

I didn't do well with the first puzzle, but it was an extra challenge. I like it!

Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 12:38 PM

Yes, I like it a lot, too! I had been just playing for maximum points, filling in every letter even when I had already figured it out. This was much more challenging.

Margiematt  (Level: 192.3 - Posts: 388)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 3:38 PM

Thank you Justin!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 4:10 PM

Enjoying the challenges of this new scoring system, amid cries of anguish for every 100 points deducted!

Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 4:18 PM

I like this format. In the previous system, even if I knew the answer I always went for maximum points because I knew I wasn't getting into the Top 10. Since I'm not great at these, the new system works out well for me. Good job!

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 4:55 PM

Excellent! Now, if I'd only read this before PLAYING today! LOL

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 5:26 PM

LOVE IT! It totally changes my playing strategy (more of a challenge) AND gives me more points than I've ever gotten before

Works out great for me!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 6:15 PM

2 words.



Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 7:59 PM

Good idea sploofus but this still doesn't stop the cheaters - how are you going to catch them? It seems almost impossible - just wait and see the ones who can get it in 5 moves. Good luck every body.

Debls  (Level: 86.5 - Posts: 24)
Mon, 19th Dec '05 9:17 PM

hey sploofus...this is a good idea, i am soooo glad that i went gold keep up the good work. i REALLY enjoy playing sploofus

Gropa  (Level: 95.1 - Posts: 42)
Tue, 20th Dec '05 9:33 AM

Excellent change!!!

I am still not doing great on the Word Puzzles, but at least I am trying to guess now instead of just filling in the words to get the points. Maybe I'll actually get better at it!

Thanks Mr. Sploofus!

Mamacurlyhead  (Level: 77.9 - Posts: 66)
Tue, 20th Dec '05 11:08 AM

I like the new point system. Good move

Uncleresa  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 132)
Wed, 21st Dec '05 6:21 AM

i just started playing the word puzzles again, and I say Yay!! The system is really good. Keep it up sploofus! Teresa

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