Wordle has moved from its original web address to the one hosted by the New York Times (NYT) last weekend and some players are not happy.
Those who are still playing the daily word game on the original website – because they have downloaded it or have not updated their browser – find different words to resolve in the NYT version.
That’s because this paper has removed five-letter words that you see as bad.
Allegations of some big fans
But it has denied the allegations of some big fans – that it has become very difficult.
The game, which asks players to find five-letter words each day with directions on the road, has grown in popularity from fewer than 100 players in November to millions by the end of January.
Its creator, Josh Wardle, initially said that he had no intention of making money from the game. But later sold it to NYT for an undisclosed amount of seven.
Many fans have taken to Twitter to complain that since NYT. Took over its administration. With terms such as ultra and caulk – the puzzle has proved to be very challenging.
Comedian Trevor Noah summed up the feelings of many people. Writing on twitter: “Wordle has not been happy since the New York Times joined. Is it just me?”
And another player, Denise Dewald, felt that the game had lost its original charm – simplicity.
NYT denied the changes to the game, but admitted that. It was in the process of removing “invading words” involving the prostitute. Slave and wench from both speculation and acceptable responses.
That’s why the original version players are no longer synchronizing with the NYT version.
One of the game’s biggest complaints was that players were solving the same word every day. The loss of this shared experience and the fact that there are now competing versions has angered fans.
In response, NYT urges everyone to move to its own version.
As for what might happen next, the newspaper said the game will remain free, for now.
Meanwhile, follower Bill Fletcher has called for calm in the Wordle community.