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Old 03-14-2017, 06:50 AM
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Default Club of people that skip over good games before they can press the "play" button

I just skipped over 23 letter 45 point word game as I was in my zone of skipping over games to find a new game to play, and I was trying to get a higher scoring word for the month :/

Probably won't get it again before the end of the month XD

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:30 AM
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I've skipped over at least three 40+ words like that this month. It's like my finger gets into a rhythm and even as I see the high point word available it's too late and I've clicked past it.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:23 AM
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Default Unwanted Skips

On 5x5 I passed over some huge games, being impatient. But sometimes I attempted to move the mouse (laptop touch pad) to "Start play", but instead clicked "Load new game", rather frustrating.

Just did some studying and found a different way to skip games. I set my homepage to the WordTwist prepare to play page. Using the google chrome browser I can press the Alt and Home key simultaneously with one hand and flip through games quickly, without the risk of clicking the "Load new random game" link again.
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It's a tradeoff. I'll play a lot of boards, so I don't skip that many, Of course, that means that it takes a lot longer to run into one of those with 23 letter boards.
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Hah, that happens to me a lot. Nice to know I am not alone.

There's always a faint sense of horror when I'm clicking through games and my finger takes on a life of its own, clicking right past a board that looks fantastic!
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This happened again to me earlier this month...23 letter word, 43 points XD
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Just happened to me again. Skipped over a 16 letter word on a 4x4 board.

I've been wanting to get another 16 letter 4x4 word since I failed to get one in March or April.
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I've been wanting to get another 16 letter 4x4 word since I failed to get one in March or April.
I don't mean to make light of your plight but I used to take screenshots of 16 letter words I played on 4x4. There are 15 in that album with 11 of them new records that I set by playing them. I quit recording them when it became more common for me to get them.

So there are lots of them available. Just relax and let them come to you. When I started playing those 11 games I didn't know there was a 16 letter word available. They just came to me as I played the board. You are more than enough of a skilled player that it will happen.

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I don't mean to make light of your plight but I used to take screenshots of 16 letter words I played on 4x4. There are 15 in that album with 11 of them new records that I set by playing them. I quit recording them when it became more common for me to get them.

So there are lots of them available. Just relax and let them come to you. When I started playing those 11 games I didn't know there was a 16 letter word available. They just came to me as I played the board. You are more than enough of a skilled player that it will happen.
There actually aren't that many available. There's only a set number of 16 letter word boards, and most of them only appear once every 1,000 games or so. And when you only play 20-30 games of 4x4 a day, you can see why it is so difficult for me to pass over these kinds of games.

In terms of my abilities to find the words, that isn't the issue. Skipping over the games in the first place is the bigger issue right now.
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There actually aren't that many available. There's only a set number of 16 letter word boards, and most of them only appear once every 1,000 games or so. And when you only play 20-30 games of 4x4 a day, you can see why it is so difficult for me to pass over these kinds of games.

In terms of my abilities to find the words, that isn't the issue. Skipping over the games in the first place is the bigger issue right now.
Fair enough. I probably didn't pay much attention to their rarity as I wasn't specifically seeking those games.
I was hunting for high scoring words in 4x4 this month and clicked right past a board with a 32 point word. I immediately knew it would have been squeamishnesses. :P
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