Words With Friends Progress + QuestionsPosted: November 29, 2011
As my gameplay has progressed, I have been interacting more with people I have not talked to in a while. I recently started new games with facebook friends who I have not spoken to in a while. The chatbox was very useful to catch up with eachother. The different ways to connect to people creates this community. Words With Friends is so interactive that many who do not play can feel left out of this community. My best friend is not very good at words with friends and therefore hates playing it. She always says how she wishes she could like the game because she feels left out. This is one way how Words With Friends can be proven to have its own community now.
Another thing I decided to look at was the ways people could cheat when playing Words With Friends. I actually found out that there is an app you can download that looks exactly like Words With Friends but helps you come up with words to beat your opponents. I have yet to download this game since it costs 1.99 and I do not like cheating. I have been informed that you will not realize when this app is being used. There are also many websites that can help people cheat with this game. People have become so competitive that cheating is the solution for them to win. This makes this game a little unethical.
Here is an example of an online source that can help you cheat:
Questions for my project:
- Do you think Words With Friends would have been just as successful if it was just a pass and play game?
- Have you seen anyone interact socially over Words With Friends?
- Do you think that Words With Friends has created its own little community out of this network game?