One of the biggest problems players face while playing Wordle is picking the starting word. There are so many permutations and combinations that make picking that one perfect word a difficult task. But then, the New York Times came up with its bot that not only helped you in analyzing your puzzle but also suggested the best starting word for Wordle. The word was ‘Crane’ for easy mode and ‘Dealt’ for hard mode. This completely changed the game for many and Crane instantly became the most popular starting word overnight. But Wordlebot had some glitches so, the NYT has been tweaking it, and now, the upgraded Wordlebot 2.0 has found an entirely new word to take your game to the next level. Try it to get the Wordle answer today. So, what is the word?
On August 18, Josh Katz, journalist and graphics editor at the NYT, tweeted about the Wordlebot upgrade. He said, “remember wordlebot? today we're unveiling wordlebot 2.0, now with new features, a new algorithm, and fancy new sneakers”. But that’s not all, it also has a new starting word recommendation. In the easy mode, now Wordlebot prescribes using SLATE instead of Crane and in hard mode, it suggests using LEAST instead of Dealt. So, if you’re a regular player of the game, give these starting words a shot and see if it can make your game better. But the question is, why were the suggestions changed?
Wordlebot was first introduced in April as a daily companion that would review your puzzle and suggest how you can improve your guessing abilities. But its analysis was based on the word bank of Wordle and as a result, it was geared so much towards efficiency that it was not able to understand how a human mind works. For example, sometimes even after knowing a couple of clues, players prefer to use a word with entirely different set of letters to eliminate them or find more clues, but to Wordlebot, it was a waste of an attempt as the player did not use one of the known clues and reduced their chances to win.
But now, Wordlebot 2.0 has been equipped with a word bank of 4,500 words that people commonly think of, according to a report by The Verge. And it now is more understanding of how a player’s mind works. It also now tells you the most common word choices for every turn, letting you see how other people are approaching the game.
Do note, that Wordlebot is only available to the subscribers of Times Games, so you may not get the benefit of its analysis if you’re not subscribed to it.
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