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Croatian  (Level: 41.1 - Posts: 4)
Wed, 18th Jun '08 6:42 AM


Hi everyone!! Could someone tell me how do you get the what look like "coffee beans" that appear before the names on WordRounds??

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 846)
Wed, 18th Jun '08 7:36 AM

Croatian: I think you are me about six months ago (but with a few more points).
You've been a non-paying member for about eight months, taking the quizzes
and the TQotD. Now you've started to look around to see what else is happening.

After six months of doing that I paid for a gold membership, which opened up
a few other options. One thing it does is gives you 10 tries at Word Rounds and
Word Matches each hour, rather than just two. It's in WR/WM that you have a shot
at the gold nuggets (coffee beans) and diamonds. You can also use the wager
tokens you've accumulated, and do both Word Puzzles each day rather than just
one a week.

This isn't a sales pitch. I was happy with the gold membership. Platinum has
been a wash so far. If you like the site $15 for six months is a pretty good deal
and allows you to get a fuller experience. I can't remember now which of your
two questions I am actually responding to, but as far as points: They're points.
That's it. No ponies. No bonus miles.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 18th Jun '08 9:22 AM

You are sure on the ponies?
Kidding. sigh.
I thought you explained it very well!

Bigdavy  (Level: 142.1 - Posts: 537)
Wed, 18th Jun '08 9:29 AM

The gold nugget and blue diamond are awarded for successfully completing special Word Round or Word Match games, which appear randomly (and rarely) when you are playing WR and WM. Gold nugget is available in WR, blue diamond in WM.

You can play for a long time without every getting the opportunity -- months or years in some cases. Gold and platinum members can play WR/WM more frequently so they are more likely to get the gold and blue games. Some longtime players have MANY nuggets and diamonds displayed on their profile pages.

When the gold or blue screen appears, it says that if you get all the answers correct within 2 minutes, you will get the gold nugget or blue diamond plus 100,000 bonus points.

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 846)
Wed, 18th Jun '08 10:32 AM

BigDavy said: "Gold and platinum members can play WR/WM more frequently so
they are more likely to get the gold and blue games. Some longtime players have
MANY nuggets and diamonds displayed on their profile pages."

I would disagree with this. I have seen FEWER nugget/diamond screens since
anteing up for platinum. During the six months I had a gold membership I
averaged a nugget or diamond every two weeks. In the last three months I think
I've seen four screens. I may be playing less, but when I do play I burn through
a lot of games. No benefit that I can see.

I think nugget and diamond opportunities are like flukes. Some people get a lot
and some people don't get any. There are any number of long-time members who
have no bling, and some who have yet to even have a shot. I also think it has
something to do with when you play and how many people are logged in. Put
those two together -- a lot of people playing, including those who tend to
get the bling -- and you may not have a chance.

Lovesmoodies  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 132)
Wed, 18th Jun '08 3:51 PM

I have been playing for a little more than 2 months and have never seen a diamond, nugget, or anything else...

Spacecat  (Level: 165.0 - Posts: 677)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 11:57 AM

Never seen a blue screen in the 14 months I and no yellow screen this year since I purchased my new computer. I make the top 100 each month in WR through the sheer number of times I play getting 500-580 per hour yet no gold screen so far. I have joined Bushfox's gemless club.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 2:42 PM

Add me to the gemless society...coming up on 18 months now....

Lovesmoodies  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 132)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 4:12 PM

maybe they could give us a cubic zirconia or something.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.7 - Posts: 3353)
Sun, 22nd Jun '08 10:38 PM

No bling here. Been around for years, totally undecorated. Never even had a chance.

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 846)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 7:58 AM

I KNOW no one wants to hear this, but I can't help myself:

Playing last night about 11 pm cst I had back to back gold screens. Lost the
first one, but before I could say, "Oh well, better luck next time," another
nugget screen came up. Got that one.

I have to think that doesn't happen often.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 9:44 AM

It has to be totally random -- I didnt have on for AGES when I started -- then got them every so often and then I had a nugget and diamond minutes apart!

Donleigh  (Level: 156.7 - Posts: 5483)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 9:47 AM

Foogs, why do you tease us this way? What do you mean two in a row? I've never seen a stinkin' yellow or blue screen and you get two

U2trish  (Level: 178.8 - Posts: 6)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 12:40 PM

so they're kinda meaningless then? neat! random meaninglessness is good :O)

i've been here forever and never known what they are/were and never bothered to ask til today

hmmm ... been here forever and never had a chance at one either .... hmmm ... i'm starting to feel hard done by ... knowledge is a dangerous thing and ignorance it seems is bliss!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 2:41 PM

As meaningless as a full-body rush and a 100,000 points can be.

Wordster  (Level: 167.7 - Posts: 938)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:42 PM

I've only ever seen one which was before I took up gold membership. None since.

Wordster  (Level: 167.7 - Posts: 938)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:44 PM

That was a blue one. I've never seen a gold one.

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 1:34 PM

Think I've had 2 blue screens since I have been here. Of course, my palms get sweaty and am so nervous I scored worse than I usually do-never fast but ometimes accurate-Linda

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 9:32 PM

No, no. You'all don't get it. When you give Justin a little chump change you get ponies, 52" flatscreens, and you can sign up to date Patrick Stewart (oh that's just my fantasy).

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