ANOTHER offer to ruin Wordle? The New York Times launches a tool that sets your strategy apart

Since launching in October 2021, Wordle has quickly become the go-to game for hundreds of thousands of avid gamers around the world.

The Daily Word Game gives players six attempts to guess a five-letter word, with feedback given after each guess in the form of colored tiles – green indicating a letter is correct and in the correct position, and yellow indicating that a letter is correct but in the wrong position.

Now The New York Times, which bought Wordle in January, has launched a new tool called WordleBot.

The bot will single out your Wordle strategy and offer condescending advice on what you should have done differently.

“We hope the bot’s hints help you think about Wordle more analytically, which will help you solve puzzles better in the long run,” The New York Times said.

The New York Times, which acquired Wordle in January, launched a new tool called WordleBot

The New York Times, which acquired Wordle in January, launched a new tool called WordleBot

How to use WordleBot

To use WordleBot, simply play Wordle as normal, before visiting the WordleBot here, where your answer will automatically be scored.

First, the bot will give you a score out of 99 for your skill and luck, alongside the average player that day.

It will also show how the number of steps you have taken compares to the average.

Then the bot analyzes your guesses step by step, revealing what you should have done to reach the solution faster.

The WordleBot was announced last night and is described as a “companion” for everyday wordplay.

“WordleBot is a tool that will take your completed Wordle and analyze it for you,” The New York Times explained.

“It will give you overall Luck and Skill scores on a scale of 0-99 and tell you each round what, if anything, you could have done differently – if solving Wordles in as few steps as possible is your goal.”

To use the tool, simply play Wordle as normal, before visiting the WordleBot here, where your answer will automatically be scored.

First, the bot will give you a score out of 99 for your skill and luck, alongside the average player that day.

It will also show how the number of steps you have taken compares to the average.

Then the bot analyzes your guesses step by step, revealing what you should have done to reach the solution faster.

“Each Wordle game starts with one of 2,309 possible solutions as the hidden word,” explained The New York Times.

“Each round, WordleBot chooses the word that will allow it to solve the game in as few steps as possible, assuming that all remaining solutions are equally probable.

“He keeps doing it until there’s only one solution left – the correct answer.”

Finally, the tool will compare your solution to its own, which seems rather unfair, considering it’s a bot.

In addition to helping improve your technique, The New York Times hopes the bot will help resolve any arguments over the game.

First, the bot will give you a score out of 99 for your skill and luck, as well as the player average that day.

First, the bot will give you a score out of 99 for your skill and luck, as well as the player average that day.

Finally, the tool will compare your solution with its own, which seems rather unfair, considering it's a bot

Finally, the tool will compare your solution with its own, which seems rather unfair, considering it’s a bot

WHAT IS WORDLE?

Wordle is deceptively simple; you have six chances to guess a five-letter word.

After each guess, each letter will turn green, yellow, or gray, meaning:

Green: correct letter, correct place

Yellow: correct letter, wrong place

Gray: wrong letter

You can then use these clues for your next guess.

Try the game here

“This can serve as a sort of tiebreaker for those of you involved in competitive text strings with friends and family,” he said.

‘If a Wordle took you five rounds but you responded more effectively than your friends, WordleBot can give you bragging rights.

“If you did everything right and just were unlucky, that will tell you that too.”

Since Wordle launched last year, one of the most controversial issues among gamers has been the best starting word.

A computer scientist in the United States analyzed the frequency of letters in the game and claimed that “LATER” is the best term to start with.

Meanwhile, other players have claimed that “GOODBYE” is the best option because it uses so many vowels.

However, WordleBot claims that none of these words are the best option.

“WordleBot solves the 2,309 possible words using the fewest guesses when it starts with CRANE in normal mode and DEALT in hard mode,” The New York Times said.

The launch of the WordleBot had mixed reviews among gamers on Twitter.

One user wrote, “Very smart to add another hook to an already addicting game.”

Another added: “I don’t need your wordle bot. I think I’m good at playing the word game ‘my way’.

And one joked, “I don’t need another robot judging me.”

Wordle is deceptively simple;  you have six chances to guess a five-letter word.

Wordle is deceptively simple; you have six chances to guess a five-letter word.

The bot’s launch comes shortly after The New York Times revealed it was continuing to ‘wake up’ Wordle to ‘sensitive’ terms while responding to a complaint about a glitch in the software game.

The Times said a recent issue that allowed users to correctly guess “Harry” and “Stove” as Words of the Day was due to efforts by publications to further censor the game.

A Times spokesperson said: “In an effort to make the puzzle more accessible, we are reviewing the solutions and removing obscure or potentially insensitive words over time.” HARRY is an example of an obscure word.

The remark comes weeks after The Times said it removed terms that could be considered offensive, including sluts, sluts and whores.

Fans of the game, which was created by software engineer Josh Wardle in 2021 and then sold to The Times earlier this year, fear the publication is busy twisting the fun of the game.

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