Similar stat match
Would be good to be able to match similar stat players. Maybe go by average word/win ratings. Gets boring when you get easy games all the time and its not fair to other users to game chumbots and knock their highest word/game off by this method x
Why try to control every aspect of everything? Life has god & bad, hard & easy, etc. Random matches are just fine!
What we need is BOTH choices: Random player & similarly skilled player. Then we can choose & everyone is happy.
It’s not a problem for me playing with others who score higher or lower. You don’t even know if English is the other player’s First, Second, or Third Language. However, one would expect the smart matches would be based on all available data. Instead, I am playing someone who I am beating accidentally. I’m sure not out to do that. Hopefully, they will continue the game and I will back down on this Random Matchup.
That was 'one or two letter words'.
Sandii, one of my opponents (with whom I also share living space) has a higher win rate, often beats me by more than 100, and often blocks me in with small impossible one words. He tells me it's called Good Tactics, and it's similar to how he'd play chess.
It's also extremely irritating when a player with a significantly lower skill level locks up the board by playing short words that make it hard to open up the board. Lowers my average word score and frequently they resign after only a few moves, leaving me with a low score. I don't want 200s on my score board.
Agree with Huey. People need to learn how to wisely use accessories, use good strategy, improve vocab - you get these things via playing people with better scores/ more experience. Just like life.
keep it totally random. everybody runs a risk when they play. I learn when I play better BOTS. I teach strategy when I play less experienced players by giving them hints for words and for strategy. dachizzy was VERY kind when I asked how he became so accomplished and I do the same and more. ie.if