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Can you name the 4 letter words to get to the finish line?
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Mar 4th, 2011 at 06:19 GMT
Absolutely stellar. There aren't enough Sporcle globes in the world for me to give this a proper rating.
Mar 4th, 2011 at 06:27 GMT
Seriously. This is the kind of quiz that separates hacks like myself from the real quizmakers.
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Mar 4th, 2011 at 07:15 GMT
You fail this bad at basic setup and still use a sock puppet to say how awesome it is?
Mar 4th, 2011 at 10:33 GMT
Original, thought provoking, and fun to play. Nevertheless, a few of the clues are a bit too cryptic and require too much time for a 5 minute quiz. Other than that one qualm, well done.
Mar 4th, 2011 at 16:07 GMT
Trust me, I'm not betraisefold's sock puppet. A cursory examination of our user pages will quickly reveal that.
Mar 4th, 2011 at 18:47 GMT
Very fun and clever quiz. A few more minutes would have been helpful though.
Mar 4th, 2011 at 23:05 GMT
Thanks everyone, glad most of you seem to be enjoying it - but has anyone found the bonuses yet? @alphadog, beckala63: I have added a minute.
Mar 5th, 2011 at 12:34 GMT
After card, fork, and cork, I was surprised to see your resistance of using dork.
Mar 5th, 2011 at 13:42 GMT
When the history of Sporcle is finally written, this quiz will be seen as one of the milestones.
Mar 6th, 2011 at 01:17 GMT
Cool quiz - I didn't read the instructions carefully, though, so I just kept trying random four-letter words, wondering how I was supposed to figure it out. Luckily, though, the first one I tried that worked was the next to last word :) Now I want to go back and try to do it the right way!
Mar 6th, 2011 at 01:24 GMT
Even more fun when you follow directions :)
Mar 6th, 2011 at 02:42 GMT
guesses maze randomly with 20 seconds left
Mar 6th, 2011 at 03:59 GMT
Very cool idea.
Mar 6th, 2011 at 05:00 GMT
This is awesome. Not sure if this was intentional or not, but i actually missed a few answers, then found another thread to pick up by accident, and got to the end. When i typed the last answer, i got credit for the couple of answers I had missed.
Mar 6th, 2011 at 05:04 GMT
Thank you all @Returnofthelank: It was intentional for the last answer to trigger everything so that the game ends, however it is tough to avoid having people trigger later answers. In part III i have set it up so you at least wont know which way to go when this happens as it will trigger all adjacent questions, but I havent had time to add this to the first two parts yet.
Mar 6th, 2011 at 17:42 GMT
For those who are having problems I have now added an option to type HELP to display the first few answers to get going. I have also altered it so that if you happen to guess a word that appears later in the maze that clue will always trigger every adjacent question. Thanks for the feedback and please let me know about any further glitches.
Mar 6th, 2011 at 20:01 GMT
Absolutely amazing. Very thought provoking.
Mar 6th, 2011 at 23:27 GMT
im confused, i gotta em all cuz i just guest 4 letter words. I guessed days and maze rhymes so I guessed that was next.
Mar 7th, 2011 at 00:10 GMT
Mar 7th, 2011 at 00:11 GMT
OH MY GOSH...I was just going along in this quiz and then i guessed "maze" for one of them and got it all correct...i freaked out because i thought i lost...
Mar 7th, 2011 at 01:51 GMT
This quiz would have been awesome... if I hadn't managed to skip ahead a few answers which then revealed all of them. I was hoping I'd be able to go back and play the rest of it. You shouldn't have the last one reveal everything.
Mar 7th, 2011 at 02:35 GMT
to start out i typed in "maze" and then won the whole quiz
Mar 7th, 2011 at 05:42 GMT
Ok ignore my last comment... I didn't get the point of this quiz before. Feel free to vote that down into oblivion.
Mar 9th, 2011 at 17:09 GMT
@Betraisefold: Great idea, but...
You definitely need a starting point in each quiz. There are literally 1000's of four-letter words and to expect us to hit one of them just by chance is exceedingly optimisitic.
There's a couple of "bottlenecks" with particularly obstinate clues. "Tie/BIND" is definitely one of those. Can I suggest "Predicament" or "Tough spot" as an alternate clue?
The other is "remove by force/OUST". It's not particularly accurate. Was force used to remove Nixon or Carter from power? How about "dethrone" or "depose" or even "remove from office" instead?
Mar 9th, 2011 at 17:29 GMT
once I finally figured out what was going on...this was amazing. it may be helpful to put more explicit directions as the first comment to help those of us who are a little slower on the uptake figure it out before we only have 2 minutes left. Unbelievably brilliant new concept on the word train game, though!
Mar 9th, 2011 at 21:02 GMT
@rockgolf: There is a starting point in each of them, I'm assuming you missed the type GO to begin instruction which gives you a starting point. There is also an option to type HELP to begin to give you the first few as examples. You do make good points about the bottlenecks though (even if the logic behind your oust innacuracy claim is somewhat flawed) - I'll see what I can do about that. @remskray: Unfortunately I can't fit much more into the notes: in the future I will try to remember to leave more detailed instructions in a first comment.
Mar 11th, 2011 at 00:53 GMT
Yikes! Misreading the instructions proved extremely helpful. I thought it was a guessing game and never typed GO, ended up going from MAKE to MAZE and getting all the answers.
Mar 13th, 2011 at 02:26 GMT
WTF That was thinking outside the box.
Game published: Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:03 GMT
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:09 GMT
Guessed MAKE first, then MAZE after 23 sec before I figured out how the quiz worked I got all 192 answers...
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:10 GMT
I tpyed maze.... the end :D
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:11 GMT
Great twist on the ladder concept, and very well executed. Some cryptic clues left me panicking timewise but I love that you pick another thread and run with it. 5 globes!
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:20 GMT
Did anyone else try LORD for jack, for example? :) Great Job!
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:23 GMT
Guessing maze should not give the entire map. I also think that there should be either more clues that allow you to go in two directions or a couple hints down the road. (I know you are supposed to work your way through the maze) It gets really annoying when you can guess most of them, and then get stuck on one word.
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:35 GMT
I was one away from the end when I ran out of time! Argh! Loved this quiz though.
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:36 GMT
Really cool idea. I got stuck on "ringer" though. feel like there's a better clue there but maybe thats just me. Great quiz :)
Mar 14th, 2011 at 16:38 GMT
I had a similar problem - I guessed words randomly, and "make" got me toward the end of the puzzle, so I only had to enter 4 words to "solve" the whole puzzle. One solution to this problem might be to give us the starter word. And why to so many lines just contain x's? I wasn't sure about your format.
Mar 14th, 2011 at 17:00 GMT
Yeah, this was just confusing.
Mar 14th, 2011 at 17:02 GMT
Any chance of modifying the clue "break"? It appears below BEST and both REST (take a break) and BEAT (defeat) are valid answers for the clue even given the word ladder scenario. How about "Flop" or "Bosom"?
Mar 14th, 2011 at 17:08 GMT
If "head statue" fits that would be my pick for a clue for BUST. Also typing in "maze" and revealing the whole thing really shouldn't happen.
Mar 14th, 2011 at 17:10 GMT
Why all the xs? Please explain. Apart from that, pretty good. Runt, though, is more specifically the smallest of a litter, not the last. (Though this might often be the case)
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