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    RWalsh commented  · 

    I'm here still katz, just have been tired from 6 day work weeks. I work as an electrician so both my body and brain are fried most of the time. I have been doing the sunday tournaments and reading the comments here every once in a while, but I don't have the time to be bickering with the few morons here who can't even choose a name

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Graeme Niell,
    That is a terrible idea. I can't speak for everyone, but I for one hardly look at the puzzle and just put in all the words I can think of first. So a bunch of my speed comes from bonus words.
    A better solution raised on here before would be to have the puzzles randomized on the weekend, separate from your normal levels. Aka you could be playing level 250 and level 7500 next, but the level number wouldn't show. Completely randomized.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    TR, silverstar is one of the top players on here, but there are certainly people who are even faster. I personally average about 200 words in 10 minutes, which is pretty good, but there's obviously tiers to how quick people are. Some people just have their brains wired differently, like the human calculator who can make insane calculations in split seconds. I never assume someone is cheating just because they are quicker, just like how I don't automatically assume all bodybuilders are using roids just because I couldn't get that strong with my lanky genetics. Not that there aren't cheaters, but you need more proof than "they are better than me." You seem to understand this, but a surprising amount of people (mostly without usernames) didn't get the memo.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Anonymous, every serious player pays the small 3 dollar fee to get rid of ads forever.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Silverstar, oh I think I misunderstood. They meant top crown so far, not overall. I thought they were saying they had the overall top crown that is 500 points. Just to clear up I have the last pointed crown with 3 rubies right before the one that is rounded with a red velvet thing. So I have the top crown?

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Manco, I don't have a team. I don't have the time for the full weekend tourney because I'm still working all week (electrician)

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Nb, you are lying. There hasn't been enough tourneys yet for the top crown even if you place first every week. I've placed first every week so far and I only have 350 crown points. Take a screenshot and upload it, or I'll have to assume you are lying.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Exotic, it is very possible. I'm not even close to the best player here and I get around 900 stars per hour on average. I know players who get upwards of 1500 points per hour. Just because people score better than you, don't assume they are cheating.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Lol someone in my game has the name "MAGA" with a snowflake picture. This is either grade A trolling or someone who genuinely believes the elite has their best interest in mind.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dragon, yeah I think I know a good way to see if there's cheaters in the lobby. Both of those players had decent crowns, so all you have to do is see if someone with a crown is at the bottom of the leaderboard.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    So I encountered my first ever cheater. Thankfully it didn't matter due to my playstyle. But unlike previous posters, I actually have evidence. This is the first time I've seen this since I thought they patched it out.
    https://imgur.com/8zAz5Pp
    https://imgur.com/a/nb5eK7P

    Edit: for backstory, both evrqik and fred came out of nowhere within the last hour; punkin, cheryll and luv2yrd were the ones I was competing most with up until 2 hours before the end of the tourney. i took a break since I was bored and was plenty far ahead, and no one was making any quick moves. i checked back in 30 mins before the end and these two came out of nowhere. I can't be sure fred is cheating though, because 2000 points, however unlikely, is doable by some people within an hour and a half, and I don't have any proof of him jumping a bunch of points. But this evrqik guy is definitely still doing the offline exploit. For now, I guess I'm just going to have to play all sunday from now on, since I can't trust player scores to be accurate. No long breaks. Too bad it won't matter if you are hiding your scores if I'm giving it my all anyways ;p

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    PoetryFan, nope. Just because someone is quicker than you doesn't mean they're cheating ;p

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Anonymous, you need to show proof of that happening, because people have made many unsupported claims of people cheating. I have to assume you are lying until you bring evidence to the table, sorry.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dang I leave for a day and I miss all the butthurt :(. Well at least there are other people here that shut the sore losers down.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Carolyn they probably changed names to make you give up. The offline cheat hasn't worked for a while now, so it's probably just someone changing their name mid tourney

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Adrian, people do that specifically to get people to give up. Usually if I'm in the lead, I will slow down and make sure I get the right amount of bonus words to give me an even number. That way people think I am cheating and give up. Less work for me.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Djibouti, at least someone gets it ;)

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Grace, most of the people who actually win tournaments aren't cheating. Just because they are better than you doesn't mean they are cheating ;p

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    John, they are not cheating. Just because they are better than you doesn't mean they are cheating :p

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Matthew, I highly doubt that. Cheating is slower than the fastest players, and the fastest players max out at 2000. You would need to be able to look up the answers and also input an answer more than once every second to achieve 4000. My guess is you are probably using an alt account on here to try to make a false flag and give people calling everyone cheaters credibility. So unless you can give proof of you achieving 4000 words per hour, I don't believe you and neither should anyone else.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dragon, that's not a thing anymore. Scores won't count offline. There's an offline sign that replaces the score count now if you are offline for a prolonged period, and so the scores are not added to your total

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Ian, that's because of a few things. For the low, non-zero scores, that's because some people were mostly finished a puzzle before, and the tournament only started as they finished the last one or two they had been stuck on. I haven't seen anyone with zero, but I'd assume it would be because they went offline so their scores weren't counted.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Docronnie, you're right. There has been no legitimate proof, just a bunch of he said she said on here from salty losers. And anytime I've called someone out and asked for proof, they ignore me. Very telling.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Promatico, everyone who is serious about participating in tournaments pays the small one time fee of 3 bucks to remove ads. It's really not that much, especially compared to irl tournaments where the entrance fee can be 50 dollars or more.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Docronnie, that doesn't change the fact that the cheaters are few and far between. If you read back on this thread, you'll see most people are claiming people are cheating for getting less than 1000 words per hour. Of course there's the few extremists who will prepare lists of all words (all bonus words included) before the tournament. But the people in the average tourney getting like 600 words per hour aren't cheating just because they are quicker than the people accusing them.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Pam, could you please translate that to english for me? I don't understand crazy.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Chino, proof?

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Silverstar, I guess that makes us both cheaters in the eyes of bigtime

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Jan, 21000 points is possible. Just because you aren't fast enough to get there doesn't mean no one else can possibly do better. 1000 points/hour is not unheard of, and has been proven legitimately obtained before. You shouldn't assume someone is cheating just because they did better

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Rolly, you must be getting confused with the weekly star records which are known to be buggy right now, with people having ridiculous numbers. If you are actually talking about the tournament, you should post proof, because I haven't ever heard or seen of that happening to anyone this season.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Umadbro, I don't know how they would be able to tell the difference between a quick player and a cheater. There would be no way to tell since cheats are external. The only thing your display may incur is the false banning of legitimate players like me who are able to match those speeds at times.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Umadbro, I don't know if you read my post fully, but you're wrong if you think cheating in this game gives you a giant competitive edge. Unlike most other games, where having cheats makes you perform better than everyone, having cheats actually makes you less efficient, since you need to stop playing momentarily to check answers, and you'll lose out on the speed you get from extra words that use the same 3 or four letters, such as (eat, eta, ate), (ear, era, are), and (time, mite, item). The cheaters are usually the ones that play mediocre; only winning the first couple tourneys. I guarantee that the top players are mostly if not all legitimate because of my provided reasoning. The issue I have is people point to the top players and say they are cheats when in fact the cheaters aren't top players.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Jon, the rankings are very broken. Check the world all time and you'll see what I mean. Its like they set it to an even 1 billion the other one to 50000000, and then played for fun giving it like 60k more. They probably don't have good verification for it yet considering they just came out with it. Give it time and they'll probably fix it

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Umadbro, assuming you're serious , that's pretty pathetic. 500 points per hour is pretty slow in the grand scheme of things. I get 700 per hour without cheating, and i know people that can get over 1000 an hour. Sites that give you answers are too slow- that is if you are a higher level player, you'll quickly outpace people who have to keep checking their computer for answers, especially because you know extra words that aren't listed, like era, eta, rec, sac, pic, pec, tau, poo, pep, eke, eek, ewe, and so on. You probably just haven't ran into any tough competitors yet since you've only played a couple of weeks.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    I think part of the reason people think the people in first are cheating, is because making your competition think that you are cheating is a valid strategy. If you can get your biggest competition to give up because they think you are cheating, then you've effectively eliminated the competition. Whether that be using up a bunch of coins on hints to make you seem quicker for a short time, changing your name in the middle of the competition so it looks like you came out of nowhere, and waiting a little bit to make sure you get all the words on higher scoring rounds so you get almost 40 in one round. As long as this keeps tricking you guys into giving up, we'll keep doing it.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Ian, everyone who competes in the tournaments seriously pays the one time entrance fee of 3 dollars to remove ads. It's really not that bad considering the game is free.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Ian, two things:
    1) you cant do the offline cheat anymore; they fixed it a while back.
    2) there are millions of people that play wordscapes, so they just have lobbies filling up 100 at a time. They fill up pretty quickly all the time, considering how many players there are. So while you are playing the first game to start it, you are being matched with people solving their puzzle to start it.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Susan, also some people are really quick at pattern recognition (think of the human calculator who was able to make seemingly complex calculations in a split second.) If you entered a 100 m race, and hussain bolt beat you before you got to 30m, would you ask how he finished so fast?

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Susan, sounds like you found someone with a lucky streak of levels. Sometimes, there will be a bunch of levels with a ton of s's and 3 letter words in a row. This means that if you are quick with your inputs, you can get 25-35 per level, and spend only a minute per level. Average of 30×30 minutes=900. It happens more on the higher levels, so you might be stuck in a rut of 7-10 word levels

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Im waiting for the salty people thinking people are cheating because they are quick. The tourney I'm in, I'm only a bit quicker than second place, but I've made them give up on trying to make a comeback because my strategy is to ruin their drive by blowing them out of the water and hammering it in whenever they try to catch up. Im at about 6000 pts and they are at about 3000. They will probably accuse me and people like me of cheating, simply because they feel like they can't win (even though they easily could)

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Umadbro, I actually have a different strategy. I call it AOAF (all out at first). That is, I put all my effort into not just beating the competition, but completely blowing it out of the water in the beginning. And then whenever someone tries to make a push, I push until I lengthen the gap. Each time someone tries to catch up I get further away, which demotivates the competition. I ended 3000 points ahead of second place using this tactic. Whereas if I had just stayed a little ahead, second place wouldn't have given up so early and I probably would've lost because they were slightly quicker at gaining points.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Umadbro, I totally agree. It's annoying spending 20 hours to get 8000 points just to see people on this thread devaluing my win. While I won't say I haven't used a hint when stuck, I never put a single penny into the game (besides removing ads ofc).

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dragon, will do. I'm using vanilla wordscapes, so that's great news actually. Thanks for the info :)

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dragon, I wonder how they could fix the offline issue. They would probably need to find a middle ground that prevents cheating, but also doesn't punish people with poor/unreliable connections. Maybe at least once every hour would be enough?

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dragon, and even so, I feel like it is a better strategy to just go all out at first to demotivate the competition. Even cheaters would be shut down by it.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Dragon, I get what you are saying and yes that is a problem, but it seemed like a bunch of this thread devolved into talking about puzzle solvers, which isn't that much of an issue per my first comment.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    I'm currently at the top of the leaderboard at 3023 points in the tourney (rwalsh). I definitely feel like I have an advantage playing legitimately, since i can just get like 10 three letter words in the span of 10 seconds. And the rest mostly comes easy besides a few odd words I use a hint on here and there. Unless there's an actual hack for the game, I don't see the issue for top players.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Kristen, you need to show proof, because people have claimed similar things that have been proven false. The only way you would experience a jump is if you were trying to exploit by playing offline, only to see that your points didn't count when you went back online and you were hundreds of points further behind.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Sandya I got 11000 two tourneys ago. I could've gotten 25000 if I played the entire time. Just because people are quicker than you doesn't mean they are cheating ;)

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Lol these salty comments from people who cant believe anyone could possibly be better at the game than them. I get 800 pts per hour completely legitimately. I hardly use any of my coins (maybe 1 hint every 30 mins, so I'm making more coins anyways). I know people who can get over 1000 points/hour legitimately. Even with a guy who was known to be cheating, he could only max out at 500 points per hour, so chances are the people in first place arent cheating. Maybe third place but not first. Just because other people are quicker than you doesn't mean they cheat.

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    RWalsh commented  · 

    Vburges nah, you're just not as skilled. People have gotten 25k in tourneys before legitimately, and I've gotten 11000 before. Just because you aren't as good as some people doesn't mean they are cheating ;p

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