Level too hard

SystemSystem Posts: 630 Community Manager
This discussion was created from comments split from: Alphabetty Saga and other rants....

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  • bellacharliebellacharlie Posts: 1 New Bee
    edited February 21
    I'm getting fed up of this game now....How am I suppose to play this (see picture) I will need to log out then log back in again and start from the beginning. There is no words that can be played.!!
    Many times I have come close to completeing a game and it's suddenly it re- shuffled over & over then restarted a new game. (but not in this case) 
    Then has the cheek to ask for money to carry on playing....


  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 618 Game Expert
    edited February 21

    as a fellow player I understand how that some levels are very frustrating 
    the studio does try to improve the game
    I would really like to do some testing on this level
    why is that? ... the autoshuffle appears to be improved ... it may be doing 5 tries instead of 3 tries
    if the autoshuffle is still unable to find playable words this sounds like a good level for investigation

    this looks like level 368 ... the upper letters must be be playable to have any chance on this level
    be prepared to use the quit button often
    consider using an artifact that removes trap(s) if you continually get boards where the traps prevent a good start
    there are notes and screenshots for level 368 here ... open in a new tab or a new window 
    http://www.screenshotabe.com/index.php


    look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  Abe Venti ... 
    word list ... 478 669 812 835 885 889 895
    plates ... 472 513 600 659 870
    spread cheese ... 466 509 893
    bubbles ... 482 512 668 758
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 464
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 618 Game Expert
    edited February 21
    @bellacharlie
    level 368 ... pop 72 bubbles in 32 moves
    keep hitting quit until you get a board you like
    preliminary testing with 24 tries(a small sample):
     ... 15 quits ... 8 wins ... one loss because the autoshuffle missed a word

    example: CHI is not found by the autoshuffle


    look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  Abe Venti ... 
    word list ... 478 669 812 835 885 889 895
    plates ... 472 513 600 659 870
    spread cheese ... 466 509 893
    bubbles ... 482 512 668 758
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 464
  • OystercopyOystercopy Posts: 6 Level 2

    I couldn't agree more with frustration Bella Charlie is experiencing with this game... I posted something a few weeks ago and the response was an overwhelmingly ambiguous and useless post... it really makes you wonder if these "board moderators" and "experts" are working for the company because they have no clue what's really going on in the game....

  • Crazy Cat LadCrazy Cat Lad Posts: 6,235 Community Manager

    Hi @Oystercopy!

    The Game Experts like @abe_coffee here in AlphaBetty and the Superstars do not work for King. They are avid players that are active here in Community and help other players only because they want to and because they love the games here.

    We members that are Community Managers though, we work for King and the members that have the title "Kingster". The Kingsters are other King employees and we Community Managers are people who work with the Community site.

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 618 Game Expert
    edited March 12

    thank you for the post @Oystercopy

    the autoshuffle has a bug ... it does not always find playable words

    @Crazy Cat Lad @Xarly @nBoo ... is the studio aware that the autoshuffle has a bug?

    here is a video: ... open in a new tab or a new window

    the autoshuffle starts at 1:02 and fails to find CHI at 1:05

    here is a screenshot



    look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  Abe Venti ... 
    word list ... 478 669 812 835 885 889 895
    plates ... 472 513 600 659 870
    spread cheese ... 466 509 893
    bubbles ... 482 512 668 758
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 464
  • OystercopyOystercopy Posts: 6 Level 2

    Thank you for that clarification crazy cat lady... you could see why I might have assumed that considering that the response(s) to me were unhelpful and no one is taking responsibility for the glitches in the game... Instead I'm told that some players can finish the game without ever spending any money or buying vowels which is completely untrue... which makes thinking people wonder...?

  • mahhhhhmahhhhh Posts: 3 New Bee
    edited March 13

    I've done all the online games as far as they go (410) and am forced to play on Facebook if I want to continue. The games are noticeably easier on Facebook. To cater to kids, maybe? I've never used a bonus and I sure as heck wouldn't PAY for one! I'm especially disappointed I can't play with a "community" to measure against - none of my Facebook friends are interested. Advice for the hard levels: Take your time. Reshuffle. Pay attention to which will help more - crowns or bonuses. Keep trying the level because it will eventually click.

  • OystercopyOystercopy Posts: 6 Level 2

    Well I don't have a Facebook account (purposely) but the game shouldn't be any different...but when you have people on here who call themselves "moderators", who claim there's nothing wrong with the game, and insist its just YOU, well, that's just insulting..

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 618 Game Expert

    hi @Oystercopy @Crazy Cat Lad @Xarly @nBoo

    enough with the negative vibes ... we get it ... the game is tough ... some players do not pay 

    would you like to help make things better for other players?

    chime in on improving the autoshuffle

    this will not solve all of your problems ... but it is a start

    the autoshuffle has a bug

    please post that you would like it improved

    or ... keep complaining and maybe they will fix every bug


    look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  Abe Venti ... 
    word list ... 478 669 812 835 885 889 895
    plates ... 472 513 600 659 870
    spread cheese ... 466 509 893
    bubbles ... 482 512 668 758
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 464
  • OystercopyOystercopy Posts: 6 Level 2

    I've given you all the suggestions to tell these people to make the game better...what more do you want? Don't mean to be overly negative, just realistic. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem...

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 618 Game Expert

    hi @Oystercopy  @Crazy Cat Lad @Xarly @nBoo

    thank you for your support

    you did supply a good level for testing the autoshuffle ... level 368

    some of the heavy hitters have been tagged(am guessing they are still at king) ... they may be off for the weekend

    now we wait ... step 1 ... a reply from king ... "yes, we are working on the autoshuffle"

    or "stop complaining ... it only happened once on level 368 in 24 tries"


    look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  Abe Venti ... 
    word list ... 478 669 812 835 885 889 895
    plates ... 472 513 600 659 870
    spread cheese ... 466 509 893
    bubbles ... 482 512 668 758
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 464

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