Wordscapes Tournament Cheating!
Something should be done about it. The three times that I’ve participated in these tournaments, someone appears out of nowhere, ahead of everyone else with a huge score, about 30 minutes before the tournament is over! The only explanation for this happening, is that there is cheating going on! The people at Peoplefun should find a way to STOP this, because it is NOT fair to the rest!!
Judy do you have any data on the male:female ratio of Wordscapes players?
Gamer guys out there, you need to read this. We've collected the most interesting, and frankly, depressing, confessions from gamers' girlfriends and wives who submitted to Whisper anonymously. These women are being ignored by their men because they are more interested in gaming. Seriously! If you're lucky enough to have a girlfriend or wife, the least you should do is pay them attention. And if you care more about your games, you should probably be in a relationship with your computer then. I hope this is a wake-up call to some of you!
“Our findings and previous studies confirm there’s very little evidence these brain training games can improve your life in a meaningful way,” says Wally Boot, associate professor of psychology, an expert on age-related cognitive decline.
People are increasingly under the impression that brain-training apps will safeguard them against memory loss or cognitive disorders.
Researchers tested whether playing brain-training games enhanced the working memory of players and thus improved other cognitive abilities, including reasoning, memory, and processing speed – a process scientists call “far transfer.” However, this was not the case.
“It’s possible to train people to become very good at tasks that you would normally consider general working memory tasks: memorizing 70, 80, even 100 digits,” explains Neil Charness, professor of psychology and a leading authority on aging and cognition.
“But these skills tend to be very specific and not show a lot of transfer. The thing that seniors, in particular, should be concerned about is, if I can get very good at crossword puzzles, is that going to help me remember where my keys are? And the answer is probably no,” he adds.
Charness points out that if your goal is to improve cognitive function, then aerobic exercise may help. Some research has found that aerobic activity rather than mental activity enhances the brain.
If your spouse or significant other is addicted to video games, chances are you're feeling pretty miserable and alone. Many of us choose to suffer in silence for fear that no-one will understand.
"It's just harmless fun", "he/she needs their downtime" or "it could be worse, at least they aren't out in bars" are phrases you've probably heard from ill-informed friends or from your game-addicted partner themselves.
The truth is, living with a gaming addict can be devastating to the partners and children that live with them, and unlike many other addictions such as alcohol or drugs or gambling, there rarely seems to be a "hangover" or any accompanying remorse. The gamer seems to live "happily" in the game almost perpetually, oblivious to their responsibilities or the welfare of their families who are left to shoulder everything alone. You don't have to go through this by yourself. Help is available.
As unpopular as this post is, I miss Anon.
Tips for Taking Action and Talking to Your Husband About Gaming
When it comes to dealing with your husband’s gaming behavior and improving your relationship, there are some recommended dos and don’ts:
Communicate firmly with the emphasis on how you feel about his excessive video game playing
Be honest and frank in telling your husband how you feel about your relationship and gaming
Create new connections and activities in your life, and hone them, so you have fun and form friendships; this is good for you, and it shows your husband that you’re living life without him
Seek support; online groups like OLG-ANON for spouses of video game addicts provide valuable information and support from people in situations like yours
Work with your husband to develop alternate activities that you can do together to replace video games
Call him names or accuse him of things like liking his gaming friends more than he does you, as that puts him on the defensive and ready for a fight
Settle for being second fiddle to his video games
Offer to join him as he plays games, as that doesn’t involve quality, engaging time together
Enable him by bringing him food and drink, making appointments, covering for him if his boss calls, etc.
As frustrating as it is to be married to someone who is addicted to video games, you’re not doomed to put up with it forever. If you find yourself saying in exasperation, “My husband is addicted to gaming,” use that frustration to care for yourself and act for positive change.
Dr Jerry commented
An addiction to gaming can be a passion pit for those seeking romance. Research is still in the early stages when it comes to gaming addiction, but South Korea and China already have special rehabilitation centers specifically dedicated to IGD.
Mental health experts are even debating whether gaming addiction isn’t just the top layer of deeper psychological issues such as depression and social anxiety.
If you’re in a relationship, then try to create a balance between your love for gaming and your love for your significant other. If you’re seeking a relationship, then log off from time to time and talk to people in the real world.
Change deodorants . . .
What do you do if your partner would rather play video games than spend time with you?
John lien commented
There are people who play this game that money is not an object. They can purchase bees, rockets, coins etc and finish puzzles in seconds. Yeah not great for us who struggle through the puzzles, but money makes the game go round. P.s. if you don’t want to play the high rollers delay your start for a couple of hours.
John lien commented
If you play this game a lot and pay to remove the adds, save your coins or purchase them and bees, you can move through the puzzles very quickly. If you are higher up in brilliance you will have seen the same puzzles numerous times
seems to be many speaking about "cheaters", but no answers are give. Those who cheat have a bigger problem than just this game.. help IS avaiable if they desire it..
Lol, miss you Mugsy. :)
Mugsy Bar commented
lots of good stuff here. nice to see the constructive comments. Ruffian, I do that a lot.
Brenda Raiborn commented
Love you guys insight. I have been doing everything that you've noted for the past two weeks. I have noted that the game will not always let one use "bonus words." So I just allow myself about 3 to 5 seconds to apply as many as I can within a certain letter group. As you say, time is of essence and letters/words dorepeat.Game name "Bre."
And finally, work the letter wheel first, NOT the puzzle. After swiping as many words as you can see in the wheel, then look at the puzzle to see what you missed.
good suggestions there
Laura Christina Warren commented
Anonymous, to add to JRR's comments, start looking for bonus words. There are many words not in the puzzle that will add to your score. Good players can enter up to 40 or so bonus words, depending on the puzzle. Don't waste too much time looking for these during a tourney. Practice finding them during the week and them remember them.
I totally agree with your suggestion. I will time myself this weekend. How long did it take you to achieve 1000? I'm a visual learner.