It's discouraging to learn the 7-letter word you entered scored
only a few points because at least a half-dozen other players
submitted the same 7-letter word before you did. Especially when
scenarios like that continue throughout the game.
There's no doubt about it. Typists with lightning fingers enjoy
an almost illegal advantage in WordWarrior, especially
when they're also gifted with an ability to extract 6 and 7 letter
words just about every rack of letters.
Such players are almost impossible to beat---until now, because
the newest version of WordWarrior employs a new
handicap system giving average players an honest shot at showing
up the experts from time to time.
The handicap system uses a comparative performance
algorithm based on results of the previous round of play. For
the first round of play, the playing field remains the same for
everyone, and stronger players are bound to jump out into the lead.
In succeeding rounds however, everyone gets a handicap. The
amount of time each player gets to submit words in the next round is
based on his or her performance in the previous round. The handicap
system begins by identifying the high scorer and low
scorer of each round.
Playing time is alloted on a continuum, giving the most time to
the low scorer, and so on down the line to the high scorer,
who gets the least amount of time..
The low scorer is always alloted 100% of playing
time. All other players are assigned a slightly smaller percentage
down to the the high scorer, who gets penalized the maximum
The new WordWarrior setup interface permits the game host
to set handicap% during setup.