Notify oppenent if you use a hint
It would be really nice to know if my opponent used a hint. I’ve had someone play words worth one hundred points or more against me and it would be nice to know if they used a hint to do it. It would allow more transparency for game play.
The hints are there for everyone to purchase with their coins and use. I watch many ads in order to accumulate coins and buy hints and bombs. I have fun experimenting with letters on the board to create words that I never knew existed. I could care less if my opponent uses a hint.
I have no problem with someone using hints. Words with friends has so many cheaters. The hints still make you come up with a word. Kudos
I can get high scoring words with good placement and the right letters, especially if I have a good combo of gear to give me a great multiplication rate. I think a lot of players don’t understand this kind of strategy mix, and think it’s just about the tile scores.
Using hints can save time. Especially in the middle of a game, there can be lots of places to play words, and knowing where to look can be useful if I want to finish my turn before I go to check on supper! In fact, I only play against chumbots, who don’t care how long I take, but in a game against a human, it might have an upside as well as a downside.
lady frost commented
I do use hints when I'm stuck but if anyone asks I fully admit it. I don't understand even playing if it's not mostly brain power.
I don't buy coins and the ads rarely work, so hint packs are expensive and I use them sparingly. I wouldn't want to be up against someone who uses them every game, so I don't like the idea of matching users by whether they use hints, but I do like the idea of a notification "___ just used a hint ". It adds transparency, might make me feel better about some of my losses 😉, and to the game's benefit it might encourage people to buy coins.
What if someone played a high scoring word, but used their brain to do it?
How about making it fair by pairing up hint players against each other instead of a player/machine against a brain user? People that use hints won't tell you unless asked anyway and they don't think its deceptive/ unfair because it's offered. Unfortunately it probably won't happen bc random games aren't equally matched either.