Wordle is Ruined

The New York Times has defeated word-game obsessors.

Eviann Smith, Reporter

A monopoly has overtaken a renowned word game. The game is called Wordle, a strategic source of entertainment on a web browser. A player has six attempts to guess a five-letter word. 

Before the acquirement, Wordle created a healthy, competitive game in any relationship. The browser allows you to send your completed Wordle in a code of colored boxes, but if you happen to spoil any clue to the finished word, you might just ruin someone’s day. 

I would compare the anticipation of refreshing the Wordle web browser to Black Friday shopping: both have lines of people waiting to find the best of the best. I myself find pleasure in beginning with a new word each day, it adds some excitement to the game. The uncertainty of a starting pattern also allows you to think of larger possibilities. I’ll admit, the double letter combinations get me every time, I mean…shall. There is so much potential, but the execution from the New York Times is not cutting it. 

I suggest a proposal, a new set of playing rules, to adjust to the New York Times deranged formula of possible sequences. If you find yourself in an immobile position, asking for assistance should now be allowed. Previously, Wordle was an independent game, something to do on your own when you wake up, part of your routine. With the recent changes, Wordle has morphed into a team exercise. Working with others should not be frowned upon but yet suggested due to the challenges of the new, much more difficult, words. 

Who knows, you might want to change your starting word from “adieu” to “money”. It might have a better chance of relating letters when it comes to major corporations’ wants.