Universal Letterpress Word Game - by atebits

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  1. KyleMac

    KyleMac Active Member

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    #101 KyleMac, Nov 4, 2012
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    It's just not workable though. As it stands there is no guessing; it's just plainly that prefixes of previously played words are blocked which would be done by a super fast string comparison. To block all forms of the same word it would be endless; favourite, favorite, unfavourited, cofavorites, etc. and the game would either need a whole new dictionary format which would mean spending a lot of money, or a half assed inaccurate implementation based on prefixes and suffixes that's unpredictable and annoying.

    Did we play more than 1 game? I know I definitely beat you the first time but I don't remember playing you a second time or that I've lost more than twice. It could be that you beat me and I didn't notice and deleted it when I cleared out all the other finished games. It should keep games you've lost up the top until you've looked at them.

    VirtualBoyFreak wrecked me last night and he could have won in 3 or 4 moves if he had played "jestful" I think it was. I could have played it to end the game 13-12 (he had the damn S protected) but decided to see if I could make a comeback, which I couldn't. If there were scoreboards it might be worthwhile to end the game with the most points as possible even if you lose, but as it stands it seems better to keep the game alive and hope your opponent doesn't notice that they can win. (An all time scorecard vs each player could be fun.)

    I then beat him quickly the next game and now I think he's going to beat me again. I think someone mentioned it earlier in the thread and it does seem like whoever plays the first move has an advantage, which is probably why I win easily against randoms since it rarely finds a game in progress and I get to play the first move probably 75% of the time. If the first word played has a decent length and is all crowded into a corner and results in 3+ protected tiles, then the next player has to start playing offensively before they've even had a chance to secure any protected tiles of their own.
     
  2. nafai23

    nafai23 New Member

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    Servers seems to be barely working this morning......
     
  3. VirtualBoyFreak

    VirtualBoyFreak Well-Known Member
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    Fully agree. I have 9 replies pending, but can't answer anyone because of the server not loading my games... :(
     
  4. Jet_Black

    Jet_Black Well-Known Member

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    Not working for me either, I tried a reset/delete/install but still no luck :-(
     
  5. Jdragoon19

    Jdragoon19 Well-Known Member

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    Well, so far, the game seems to working back to normal for me. How about you guys?
     
  6. creedofhubris

    creedofhubris Active Member

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    Yeah, it seems like a large advantage. It would be nice if when you challenged someone it randomly determined who went first. Or, once rematch button gets implemented, the loser gets to go first.

    Of course, clearing out the bugs so that everyone can actually play should come first.
     
  7. slewis7

    slewis7 Well-Known Member

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    Weird! I unlocked the full game on the day of release and have played Letterpress every day since, but this morning it behaves like it is not upgraded. The app has no "restore purchases" button; will I get charged again if I go through the "upgrade" option?
     
  8. Drakeer Melkhor

    Drakeer Melkhor Well-Known Member

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    No, you will not be charged again.
     
  9. slewis7

    slewis7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Drakeer! Given your message, I went through the process and at the last step it told me I won't be charged.
     
  10. crunc

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    I had the same problem several days ago - it switched back to unpaid. No problem "buying" it again, without being charged.
     
  11. Dirtypancakes

    Dirtypancakes New Member

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    Not finishing the new quitting

    Yeah, people are definitely choosing to not finish games. They don't even have the dignity to resign even though the game does not keep win/loss records. I think 48 hours without a move ending the game could definitely help the situation.
     
  12. Brimah

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    I like cookies too and do read them.

    Oh, 1.1is live.
     
  13. cjsbug

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    hehe, nice update comments:

    What's New in Version 1.1
    - Rematch! (requires iOS 6 or newer)
    - Option to silence sounds. FYI I worked really hard on those sounds. No, no, go ahead, turn off the sounds if you want.
    - Added words to the dictionary (and removed a few goofs).
    - Fixed "Tell a Friend" via Facebook. People use Facebook?
    - Clearer instructions. Yes, days of the week are proper nouns. No, they are not allowed.
    - Handle servers errors a bit better. CROSS YOUR FINGERS THAT'S SOME GNARLY CODE.
    - Less bugs! Not that I'm saying there were any bugs before. But there are definitely fewer now.
    - Fixed syncing deleted games across devices.
    - Tiles are now tappier when you tap tiles fast. Tap tappity tap tap.
    - I like cookies.
    - Send Game Center friend requests right from the app! Holy moly! So cool! Friend your friends with the friendlier friender!
    - In-app purchases are less forgetful.
    - Does anybody read these? Helloooooo?
     
  14. BloodFidelity

    BloodFidelity Well-Known Member

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    Any chances on adding leaderboards to record our wins against our friends? Achievements would be awesome too!
     
  15. andysmash

    andysmash Well-Known Member

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    Your only complaint is this multiplayer game is multiplayer? That's amazing.
     
  16. VirtualBoyFreak

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    My complain is the notifications. I don't know what's going on with the servers, but once every 5 minutes a 1 appears in a red circle indicating I have a new word in the only match I have. When I enter, there's no new word. When I quit the game the notification disappears, but it reappears 5 minutes later. I'm beginning to get tired of the notification system of this game...
     
  17. Eoghann

    Eoghann Well-Known Member

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    Can someone please point me to the Add Me thread for this game if there is one? If not, and if you're willing to play a good game of LP, add me. GC is Banana Fractions. I don't quit matches. I tough them out till the end. :)

    And on the request please specify you want to play LP. So I can have a separate list for you guys.

    Thanks!
     
  18. SuperWeird

    SuperWeird Well-Known Member

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    Is there no way to turn off push notifications in this game? How annoying. Please somebody tell me I'm wrong or this game is getting deleted promptly.
     
  19. VeganTnT

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    Go into the Settings app, find Notifications, then find Letterpress. You can deactivate notifications, sounds, and if it shows up in notification center.

    You could also delete it and reinstall. When it asks for permission to send push notifications deny it access.
     
  20. SuperWeird

    SuperWeird Well-Known Member

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    Letterpress does not show up anywhere under Notifications in my Settings app. I also tried deleting and reinstalling and it doesn't ask if I want push notifications or not. As far as I can tell there's no way to turn them off. I hate push notifications, gonna have to delete this app I guess.
     

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