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Another change in word strength calculation?

Nearly all of my (previously gold) units dropped by one bar today. Perhaps it's a coincidence, and the ticking clock was just in sync for a huge number of units, but that seems sort of unlikely. I've seen this happen before, and it was because the way word strength is calculated got tweaked.

If that's the case, I'm always happy to see these things being worked on, and I'm curious how it was tweaked if anyone in the know cares to comment. :)

August 6, 2013



It was probably tweaked. I just got home a few minutes ago and found the same thing. That said, I'm actually glad for it. A lot of the one bar words having popped up in at least a month, or are words I didn't feel overly confident in in the first place.


Same here :) Yeah they probably tweaked it.

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