Wordle players complain it’s the ‘worst day of their life’ after ‘too many options for the first letter’ causes puzzlers to fail – despite having four correct letters from the start
- CONTAINS SPOILER FOR TODAY’S WORDLE ANSWER
- Wordle made its transition to the New York Times website after being bought out
- Many have been displeased since the transfer and have complained on Twitter
- Today people complained that there were too many options for the first letter of the word
Wordle has been slammed yet again today as players complained the puzzle’s answer had too many possible options for the first letter causing many to guess incorrectly and breaking their winning streaks.
Fans have taken to Twitter to say the puzzle has become ‘too difficult’ since the New York Times took it over with today’s answer leaving players frustrated.
Gamers claimed they managed to guess the final four answers quickly but many eligible options for the first letter meant it was just a guessing game.
Some players said they correctly calculated the five-letter word ended in ‘ATCH’ on the first attempt, but still failed as they guessed ‘MATCH’ ‘CATCH’ ‘PATCH’ ‘BATCH’ ‘HATCH’ ‘LATCH’ ‘NATCH’ and ‘RATCH’ before the correct answer -‘WATCH’.
Wordle has been slammed yet again today as players complained the puzzle’s answer had too many possible options for the first letter causing many to guess incorrectly and breaking their winning streaks
Wordle, which only offers one puzzle per day to keep fans hooked, has amassed millions of players since it came online last October. It was created by New York based Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle for his girlfriend Palak Shah, who loves word puzzles.
At the beginning of November, the simple game – which involves guessing a five-letter word in six tries – had only 90 players; now there are said to be three million.
However, since the American newspaper bought the game for a seven-figure sum, many players have complained the answers have become more difficult, obscure, and pretentious.
Taking to Twitter today, one player wrote: ‘This is the worst day of my life. i am quitting wordle,’ sharing their losing result.
Another added: ‘It’s happened again wtf… I can’t believe what I’m watching,’ sharing a screeshot of them guessing 5 incorrect answers with four letters right in each.
Fans have taken to Twitter to say the puzzle has become ‘too difficult’ since the New York Times took it over with today’s answer leaving players frustrated
Social media users complain NYT have made Wordle ‘too obscure’ – but how do the latest words compare with the game’s earlier answers?
Jan 01 2022 REBUS
Jan 02 BOOST
Jan 03 TRUSS
Jan 04 SIEGE
Jan 05 TIGER
Jan 06 BANAL
Jan 07 SLUMP
Jan 08 CRANK
Jan 09 GORGE
Jan 10 QUERY
Jan 11 DRINK
Jan 12 FAVOR
Jan 13 ABBEY
Jan 14 TANGY
Jan 15 PANIC
Jan 16 SOLAR
Jan 17 SHIRE
Jan 18 PROXY
Jan 19 POINT
Jan 20 ROBOT
Jan 21 PRICK
Jan 22 WINCE
Jan 23 CRIMP
Jan 24 KNOLL
Jan 25 SUGAR
Jan 26 WHACK
Jan 27 MOUNT
Jan 28 PERKY
Jan 29 COULD
Jan 30 WRUNG
Jan 31 IGHT
NYT SALE COMPLETED
- Feb 01 THOSE
- Feb 02 MOIST
- Feb 03 SHARD
- Feb 04 PLEAT
- Feb 05 ALOFT
- Feb 06 SKILL
- Feb 07 ELDER
- Feb 08 FRAME
- Feb 09 HUMOR
GAME MIGRATED TO NYT WEBSITE
- Feb 10 PAUSE
- Feb 11 ULCER
- Feb 12 ULTRA
- Feb 13 ROBIN
- Feb 14 CYNIC
- Feb 15 AROMA
- Feb 16 CAULK
- Feb 17 SHAKE
- Feb 18 DODGE
- Feb 19 SWILL
- Feb 20 TACIT
- Feb 21 OTHER
- Feb 22 THORN
- Feb 23 TROVE
- Feb 24 BLOKE
- Feb 25 VIVID
- Feb 26 SPILL
- Feb 27 CHANT
- Feb 28 CHOKE
- March 1 RUPEE
- March 2 NASTY
- March 3 MOURN
- March 4 AHEAD
- March 5 BRINE
- March 6 CLOTH
- March 7 HOARD
- March 8 SWEET
- March 9 MONTH
- March 10 LAPSE
- March 11 WATCH
A third wrote: ‘This is worst than a heartbreak.’
While one tweeted: ‘F*** you, Wordle! This is BS and this is the fourth time you’ve picked a word like this in the past month’.
It comes weeks after players faced a similar fate, as they correctly calculated the five-letter word ended in ‘ASTY’ on the second or third attempt, but still failed as they guessed TASTY, PASTY, HASTY, MASTY and VASTY before guessing the correct answer – NASTY.
Taking to Twitter at the time, one person wrote: ‘How was I supposed to get that it’s nasty there are so many words with asty’.
Gamers claimed they managed to guess the final four answers quickly but many eligible options for the first letter meant it was just a guessing game. Some players said they correctly calculated the five-letter word ended in ‘ATCH’ on the first attempt, but still failed as they guessed ‘MATCH’ ‘CATCH’ ‘PATCH’ ‘BATCH’ ‘HATCH’ ‘LATCH’ ‘NATCH’ and ‘RATCH’ before the correct answer -‘WATCH’
Another added: ‘Who knew ‘asty’ had so many possibilities?’
‘Too many options on that first letter,’ added one.
‘Too many options left, and it’s all ways the last one I choose,’ wrote another.
‘All these Wordle 256 X with multiple lines of four greens – so many words with those five letters’,’ added one.
Wordle has been slammed yet again as players complained the puzzles answer had too many possible options for the first letter with many guessing incorrectly and breaking their winning streaks
Taking to Twitter today, one person wrote: ‘How was I supposed to get that it’s nasty there are so many words with asty’.
It comes just a week after games took to Twitter to slam yesterday’s answer, Rupee, a Hindi word that’s in the Oxford English Dictionary.
The word refers to the currency of Pakistan, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
‘Rupee isn’t even an English word of course New York Times is already incorporating their own agenda to Wordle,’ said one.
‘Blew my brains out. They should stick to English words. It drove me crazy to think of a word. I don’t consider Rupee as an English word,’ added another.
‘Really Wordle. Are you being political now?,’ added another.
Wordle players have slammed the New York Times again today after the game gave an obscure answer that’s been deemed ‘political’ and ‘not even English’
Today’s answer, rupee, is the word for the currency of Pakistan, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal and Sri Lanka, was branded ‘not English’ with one person saying: ‘It doesn’t count as a word’
Gamers took to Twitter to say the answer – a Hindi word that’s in the Oxford English Dictionary – was used to ‘too political’.
‘No spoilers but todays wordle does seem like a potential ‘jump the shark’ moment,’ added another.
Others suggested that they guessed ‘Ruble’ – the Russian currency – due to the the war in Ukraine.
‘My third guess would have been more related to current events seeing wordle is eschewing common English words,’ said one.
‘ Barely got this one. Didn’t even think that would be a legal English word,’ added another.
‘It’s not even English, might as well include Swahili words,’ said one.
Wordle fans have once again criticised the New York Times after American players complained today’s answer was ‘too British’
Scores of players – who have also recently complained that their winning streaks haven’t been updated in a week because of a technical blunder – took to Twitter to voice their annoyance over today’s ‘British slang’ answer, which was ‘Bloke’ (pictured)
It comes days after American Wordle players complained that Thursday’s answer – Bloke – was ‘too British’.
One person wrote: ‘Good morning to everyone except that bloke who picked today’s Wordle word.’
Commenting on the word – which is British slang for man – another Twitter user said: ‘THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST BRITISH WORDLE I’VE SEEN. F****** BLOKE.’
A third added: ‘No one else uses ‘bloke’ but the British’, while a fourth said: ‘Now why is Wordle giving me a British word I have never heard of.’
Reaction: Social media users from around the world react to the ‘bloke’ controversy today
The ‘bloke’ controversy follows further criticisms facing the game in recent weeks – including that answers like ‘caulk’ and ‘agora’ were too niche for most players.
Meanwhile, people also voiced their annoyance over their scores not being updated correctly on the stats screen.
Many said the number of days the game showed they had played was actually lower than the number of days they had successfully played in a row.
In January, the creator sold the game to the New York Times for a ‘seven figure sum’ and the game migrated to the NYT site.
Since then, players have complained that the game has become more difficult, largely as a result of how niche some of the answer words have been. Others have noted that the game has been glitchy.
Fans have been annoyed by changes to the game since it was bought by the NY Times, complaining about ‘obscure’ answers, glitches, hard-to-guess answers
In mid-February, the organisation tweeted: ‘Please open the old URL last used to play Wordle. This will automatically redirect to the NYT Wordle page, carrying your streaks with you.’
It added that players needed to ‘migrate their stats’ to keep their streaks, or that they could use a reset link to do so.
However, as evidenced by their complaints, many are still struggling with streak-related glitches, with others saying the fix didn’t work for them.
One revealed they had lost days by following the link, writing: ‘You just got me to click that link now I lost four days of wordle wins. WTF guys. Why do you keep messing this up?!’
Another added: ‘Same, I lost five days. My streak went from 40 down to 35.’
On top of tech glitches, the game has been criticised over its answers. On Sunday, numerous Twitter users accused Wordle of ‘just making up words’ when they failed to correctly answer, as they did not recognise the day’s word – which was ‘swill’.
Some joked the term – a waterproof filler and sealant, used in building work and repairs – wouldn’t be known to anyone who hasn’t done DIY
Since the transition, many social media users have been arguing that the game has suddenly become more difficult
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