What can I say, I’m pretty much a Words with Friends junkie. I suppose that’s better than being, well, a regular junkie. But nevertheless, it’s probably an addiction I could do without. My story is, when I play random users, I tend to have a pretty good record. But when playing against people I know, I often struggle more. Oh well. Not that this is always the case of course, but since I began playing Words with Friends, I generally tend to beat the same people over and over again, and also typically lose to the same people over and over again.
When trailing in a game, it goes without saying how discouraging this can be for some of us (me). But I rarely give up on a game (mentally), and even less frequently click “resign” in the middle of a duel. After all, I’ve been involved in some games that have had some dramatic comebacks, and have been on both the winning and losing sides of games such as these. When trailing, you really just gotta be patient, continue to play your game, and not take the 17 point word risking giving up an 80 point one.
But I hate it when the other person reaches the next digit in the hundreds before me — even in a game that’s relatively close and still within reach. It’s like, I’d almost rather be down 347-308, than be down 330-292…even though being down 330-292 would put me closer to my opponent than the other score. I’d just rather be in the 300′s, like my opponent. It “looks better.”
“Ooh look at me. I’m in the 300′s and you’re not yet. Bet you’d like to know how this feels.” —- That’s what I hear in my opponent’s head when they reach the next digit in the hundreds column before me.
But yes, I’m not insane, and will always in actuality prefer to be down 38 points as opposed to 39.
But whether you’re down 38, 39, 50, or 100 points, I encourage you all not to give up. Stay focused, play your game, and keep at it.
..now only if I was as determined in other, more important areas of my life….