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  1. shinygerbil's Avatar
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    Who else is as disappointed as I am with this app?

    Firstly, it's WVGA and looks awful on higher-res phones.
    Secondly, it is clearly a bad port and runs sluggishly on my new phone where pretty much everything else runs as smooth as butter.
    Thirdly, it's ugly - gradients are so iOS. :rolleyes:

    But my main point of content is actually one of functionality.

    When I have the tile pinned to my Start screen, it updates whether or not I have it enabled in the app's settings. Not only that, but it does not appear in the Background Tasks area of the main OS settings..

    So I have an app doing God-knows-what in the background, and no way of turning it off short of removing it from my Start screen - and even then, how do I know it's turned off?! So much for the 'walled garden' approach if selected apps are exempt from its constraints without having to even inform you.
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    Yep it's been a frustrating experience for me as well.

    I'm glad it's out and that I can continue to play against my friends on other platforms, but wow is it an ugly and amateur looking app!

    It also caused my phone to freeze, which had not happened to me until playing it.

    Otherwise, it's still fun, but they should have done a better job porting it. Hopefully it will at least get fixed so that it does not freeze, causing a soft reset.
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    Very disappointed in it. It's slow, has locked up my phone multiple times, and sometimes doesn't remember my signon.
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    Live tiles can also update using server push, just like the Toast notifications. This does not require any background task.
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    it's working well enough to play (unlike draw something), though is really slow launching and loading my turns. but...the chat/messaging doesn't work at all. i get notifications when someone sends me a message, but they never show up in my chat window. buggy ports.
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    What pisses me off is MS probably paid them a lot to port this and Zynga said 'sure, why not' and grabbed the cash and gave MS a crappy port that looks like an iOS app. Zynga, you suck. I bought this on WP8 and never bought it on droid, but the droid version is much better. Zynga, make this right and clean this app up.

    While you're at it, port Chess forFriends
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    Reinstalled WWF about 4 times so far on my 8X. Doesn't work after the first time. Crashes out before the game opens.

    No trial, and no refund it would seem?
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    It's a terrible, terrible game. This is the first time I've played it and I can't believe how ugly and slow and frustrating it is for such a popular game. Words By Post is probably a million times better.
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    I'm more disappointed with the Draw something app. At least words with friends works, and doesn't break my games making me have to start over again.
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    It was the source of all my lockups. Only person I was playing against was my brother. No big loss to me, although glad I had the free version.
    Arguing with an ***** is like playing chess with a pigeon.
    You could be the greatest player in the world, but the pigeon will still knock over all the pieces, s--t on the board and strut around triumphantly-Tomtom6 on NcSportbikes.com
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    I bought this the day it came out for my Trophy. I got the Lumia 822 and re-installed the version I had paid for. It crashed on both phones a lot.

    Anyway, I decided to install the Nokia version and now it works pretty well. It's still a crappy, money grubbing port of the iOS and Android version but at least I can play the game. Hope there is an update to the paid version so I can get rid of the ads soon.
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    Im glad its usable, but to be able to jump right in and play a quick word is out of the question. I get notified I have 1-2 new games ready, after opening the app it takes dang near a minute if not longer to even load the games onto my list. The android and ios version are instantly there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckpec29 View Post
    The android and ios version are instantly there.
    on mine, it is the same or faster on WP8 than it was in my iPhone 4
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    If you like the concept, use Words by Post instead. Its also cross platform, plenty of opponents to play, and runs great on WP. It nearly identical to WWF but smoother, not buggy, and it just plain works
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    WWF is an utter POS
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    If you like the concept, use Words by Post instead. Its also cross platform, plenty of opponents to play, and runs great on WP. It nearly identical to WWF but smoother, not buggy, and it just plain works
    Does it have a Facebook app? I find that to be the main draw with many of my friends who play WWF.

    For me, its an okay place holder that works. Hopefully, Zynga comes out with a better version in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDedrick View Post
    Does it have a Facebook app? I find that to be the main draw with many of my friends who play WWF.

    For me, its an okay place holder that works. Hopefully, Zynga comes out with a better version in the future.
    I believe it does. It has an option to play with friends from Facebook in the app. And the app is free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    I believe it does. It has an option to play with friends from Facebook in the app. And the app is free.
    I checked. There isn't. When I say play with Facebook friends, I mean my mother in law doesn't have to go to her phone to play. She can play directly through WWF Facebook app or any can and negates the need for a mobile device.
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    Reading all these poor reviews, I think I'll just keep my old iPhone 3GS handy to play it :/
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    Yes, you can play cross platform on the application. I play my mother who plays through the Facebook app and my wife who plays me on her Kindle Fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shinygerbil View Post
    Who else is as disappointed as I am with this app?

    Firstly, it's WVGA and looks awful on higher-res phones.
    Secondly, it is clearly a bad port and runs sluggishly on my new phone where pretty much everything else runs as smooth as butter.
    Thirdly, it's ugly - gradients are so iOS. :rolleyes:

    But my main point of content is actually one of functionality.

    When I have the tile pinned to my Start screen, it updates whether or not I have it enabled in the app's settings. Not only that, but it does not appear in the Background Tasks area of the main OS settings..

    So I have an app doing God-knows-what in the background, and no way of turning it off short of removing it from my Start screen - and even then, how do I know it's turned off?! So much for the 'walled garden' approach if selected apps are exempt from its constraints without having to even inform you.
    If you uninstall it. It won't be doing anything.
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    Thanks for that tip.
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    It truly is a terrible app. Zynga should be embarrassed by it, and it's even more frustrating that I paid for it. Hopefully they will release some updates with the major bug fixes. It's a complete joke. Draw Something is almost equally as bad.
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    Anyone noticing that the Nokia version of the app is working better? The ads are changing and the game is faster. Maybe the problem was server side.

    That said, it still could use an update to be more like a Windows Phone app. I am just glad it seems to be working better.
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    Downloaded yesterday and runs fine as good as it did on my iPhone. I have a 8x and no problems with the app.
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