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Old 12-21-2018, 02:06 PM
turbette turbette is offline
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Cool Another name, another strategy

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Turbo now has another alias, turbette! I have been using the same alias since I signed up in 2008 and always had the same strategy: play for the highest score and the most words, while playing every board. It never gets me higher than 15th place in average score on the 4x4, and that is when I play like a madwoman (like I have been doing this month... )

This turbette alias, created tonight, is selecting boards with 400+ scoring potential rather than playing all of them. So far I realize I am not very good at selecting, but things should improve. I also have difficulty not clicking on «start game» as pure reflex!

I will keep playing as Turbo most of the time, but I just wanted to see how far I can get with another strategy. I also wanted to let you know, just in case you ever wonder who this new turbette player is.

Have a great Holiday season everyone!

Turbo / turbette
P.S. I realize that this makes me appear twice on the scoreboard for average score in 4x4 this month... Somehow it feels wrong. I am sorry to anyone I may have bumped off in doing so! Next month I will choose the alias I wish to play with, and use only one.

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:43 AM
lalatan lalatan is offline
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Wow, that's impressive you're averaging 415 pts/game this month while playing every game. I learned some time ago that if you want to compete on this website you have to become good at properly using the "load a new random game" link under the puzzle stats and the "start a new game" link on the game page to your advantage. (I use ALT+<back arrow> to abandon games. Much quicker.) I'm certain all the top players are very selective about which games they play. If I were you I'd try the selective approach longer than the rest of this month. It took me a few months to interpret what board stats are right for me to have the best chance to succeed. Now I also enjoy the challenge of picking the right board.

I hope your holiday season is great too. Enjoy the games!

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Old 12-22-2018, 02:59 PM
turbette turbette is offline
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Thanks Lalatan! I felt so bad last night about being twice on the scoreboard that I purposefully dropped my score as Turbette, until I reached 50th on the Average Score scoreboard. (I did it by trying, for the first time since 2008, to find only 5-letter words or longer). However, I will be trying my new selective strategy in January!

I am having so much fun with this game... I feel there are so many types of abilities one can practice!

Take care,

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