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#831527 - Sun Oct 14 2012 05:00 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: salami_swami]
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I've been steadily collecting credits over the past few days so I can make a run at it.What would be really cool is if I could get the "20" badge at the same time!
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#831532 - Sun Oct 14 2012 05:25 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: cubswin2323]
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Started the day with challenge totals: 21, 23, 19. Difficult today was to win a Buzzy Bee Scavenger Hunt, which I didn't really think was a possibility considering the possible places it could be. Amazing stroke of luck though, in the most recent hunt, the second quiz I chose was the lucky Buzzy Bee and I now have the Daily Adventurer smile Pretty minimal effort there I guess...thought I was going to have to play all 40 quizzes in the category!
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#831542 - Sun Oct 14 2012 05:56 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kaddarsgirl]
Tekka Offline
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Congrats on getting that one. I also was playing for the Busy Bee and after playing 5 or 6 quizzes decided to check back on the Buzz and you'd just won it, so didn't have to continue playing any more in 'Color' quizzes. Just hope there's another Busy Bee this evening!!!!


Oops! I guess I was too 'busy' playing that I neglected to call the Bee 'Buzzy'

Tried on the very next BB Scavenger Hunt and won it on the second quiz, so I'm real happy:)


Edited by Tekka (Sun Oct 14 2012 10:00 PM)

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#831553 - Sun Oct 14 2012 06:46 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Tekka]
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"Play a new player-authored quiz within 20 minutes after it goes online. A perfect score or at most one question wrong will complete this challenge. Note that mixed generated quizzes do not count -- just regular player created quizzes."

I continually refreshed the new quiz page. By the time the quiz appears on that page, the quiz already 20 minutes old. I know I'm not a gold member, but this quiz is unwinnable. I suggest relaxing the requirement to 30 minutes or so.

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#831554 - Sun Oct 14 2012 06:48 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: bigyaz]
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Originally Posted By: bigyaz
"Play a new player-authored quiz within 20 minutes after it goes online. A perfect score or at most one question wrong will complete this challenge. Note that mixed generated quizzes do not count -- just regular player created quizzes."

I continually refreshed the new quiz page. By the time the quiz appears on that page, the quiz already 20 minutes old. I know I'm not a gold member, but this quiz is unwinnable. I suggest relaxing the requirement to 30 minutes or so.


The quiz appears on The Buzz on the homepage (and on the Buzz page) the minute they're posted.
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#831558 - Sun Oct 14 2012 07:23 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Tekka]
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Originally Posted By: Tekka
Congrats on getting that one. I also was playing for the Busy Bee and after playing 5 or 6 quizzes decided to check back on the Buzz and you'd just won it, so didn't have to continue playing any more in 'Color' quizzes. Just hope there's another Busy Bee this evening!!!!


I've won the Buzzy Bee three times, once for the badge a while ago, once because it was category I liked, and then today for my challenge. I play the quizzes backward through the topic in question, so lowest rated to highest. I figure I improve my chances that way, since if the quiz was at the beginning (ie. the highest rated) someone would already have won it...does that make sense?
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#831559 - Sun Oct 14 2012 07:27 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kaddarsgirl]
reeshy Offline
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Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl
Started the day with challenge totals: 21, 23, 19. Difficult today was to win a Buzzy Bee Scavenger Hunt, which I didn't really think was a possibility considering the possible places it could be. Amazing stroke of luck though, in the most recent hunt, the second quiz I chose was the lucky Buzzy Bee and I now have the Daily Adventurer smile Pretty minimal effort there I guess...thought I was going to have to play all 40 quizzes in the category!


Lucky you! I did the Buzzy Bee yesterday and played 34 to get there. :P At least I didn't have to play all 104, I guess! Congratulations on the Daily Adventurer!
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#831572 - Sun Oct 14 2012 10:10 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kaddarsgirl]
Tekka Offline
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Thanks, I just saw your reply here as I was offline for awhile and tried the next BB a few minutes ago and won it on the second quiz - yahoo:)
I had previously actually won the badge a few months ago, but there was more pressure this time to get 'challenge' points, so I'm relieved it's done, but this is what makes these games the challenge they're meant to be.

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#831575 - Sun Oct 14 2012 10:17 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Tekka]
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Originally Posted By: Tekka
Thanks, I just saw your reply here as I was offline for awhile and tried the next BB a few minutes ago and won it on the second quiz - yahoo:)
I had previously actually won the badge a few months ago, but there was more pressure this time to get 'challenge' points, so I'm relieved it's done, but this is what makes these games the challenge they're meant to be.


Congrats! What I like best about the Buzzy Bee is that it takes people to so many categories and subcategories they wouldn't normally play...and some they've probably never heard of! laugh Glad I didn't screw you out of your own challenge points with my win earlier today smile If I had, that would have made me sad frown
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#831604 - Mon Oct 15 2012 04:35 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kaddarsgirl]
Julia103 Offline
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How about a category safari? Score 7 or higher in a quiz in 8 different categories. You may retake quizzes you have not played within the last 30 days.

Should this say "player-authored quiz"? I tried one of the "bot" quizzes and didn't get credit.

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#831619 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:22 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: AdamM7]
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Hi, could my score be checked please?Ive played the quick quiz to get the 50 points I needed to twin and somehow Ive got 100 points....

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#831620 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:23 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: gracie3]
gracie3 Offline
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Forgot to say I anwered 5 questions correct and then submitted them.

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#831625 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:36 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: gracie3]
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I would really like to get the Share A Story challenge! wink

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#831646 - Mon Oct 15 2012 06:34 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kyleisalive]
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Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Originally Posted By: bigyaz
"Play a new player-authored quiz within 20 minutes after it goes online. A perfect score or at most one question wrong will complete this challenge. Note that mixed generated quizzes do not count -- just regular player created quizzes."

I continually refreshed the new quiz page. By the time the quiz appears on that page, the quiz already 20 minutes old. I know I'm not a gold member, but this quiz is unwinnable. I suggest relaxing the requirement to 30 minutes or so.


The quiz appears on The Buzz on the homepage (and on the Buzz page) the minute they're posted.


I looked on the front page under the NEW tab, as well as the page that that the hyperlink in the puzzle brings you to. I was continuously refreshing both of those pages with no success. At least have the page that is linked to the puzzle update in real time to give the player the chance at that challenge. Thank you.

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#831648 - Mon Oct 15 2012 06:50 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: bigyaz]
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bigyaz, on the top line of the home page between Games and Team is Other. There is a drop down menu there and the first thing you'll see is The Buzz.
The other option is on the home page. Try the What's Up link to the right of the New link. Hope that helps.


Edited by Tizzabelle (Mon Oct 15 2012 08:56 AM)
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#831654 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:24 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: rustic_les]
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Originally Posted By: rustic_les
It would appear that the minimum credits required to attempt 10 in one day is 115. I tried today after starting out with 114. I cleared the first nine only to discover to my absolute horror and chagrin that the tenth challenge was costing 27 credits. I had 26.
Lolbeans and roflburgers.

Was that 114 after you had completed your starting three challenges? The FAQ could be clarified to say you should have 114 credits before completing those three.

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#831655 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:35 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: bigyaz]
Chavs Offline
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Originally Posted By: bigyaz
Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Originally Posted By: bigyaz
"Play a new player-authored quiz within 20 minutes after it goes online. A perfect score or at most one question wrong will complete this challenge. Note that mixed generated quizzes do not count -- just regular player created quizzes."

I continually refreshed the new quiz page. By the time the quiz appears on that page, the quiz already 20 minutes old. I know I'm not a gold member, but this quiz is unwinnable. I suggest relaxing the requirement to 30 minutes or so.


The quiz appears on The Buzz on the homepage (and on the Buzz page) the minute they're posted.


I looked on the front page under the NEW tab, as well as the page that that the hyperlink in the puzzle brings you to. I was continuously refreshing both of those pages with no success. At least have the page that is linked to the puzzle update in real time to give the player the chance at that challenge. Thank you.



I must admit, I think that happened to me too, in the first week (the hyperlinked page not showing the new quiz promptly enough) because I was watching like a hawk and only saw a quiz when it was too late to play.

I put it down to a glitch or me getting the wrong end of the stick or cached pages or something, but the next time I had that challenge I thought it was slow to update again -- I eventually flicked between all 3 of the suggested places just so I wouldn't miss it. That worked.

(30 minutes might be better, I don't know. Might make it easier on the nerves!! Definitely not unwinnable though - I've won it twice.)


Edited by Chavs (Mon Oct 15 2012 07:37 AM)

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#831656 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:42 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Chavs]
James25 Offline
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I wonder about something in regards to the Buzzy Bee challenge. I've had that challenge twice now (and failed it too). Each time I noticed that the Buzzy Bee was found quite quickly, probably due to the fact that several people will have this challenge (on one of the days at least four people on my team had that particular challenge). Does it not make it more difficult for people (new posters) who simply want to earn that badge (without a challenge requiring them to do so)? The competition seems to be more fierce now, considering the fact that most people used to win that badge and then not play that anymore.

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#831657 - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:50 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: James25]
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Originally Posted By: James25
I wonder about something in regards to the Buzzy Bee challenge. I've had that challenge twice now (and failed it too). Each time I noticed that the Buzzy Bee was found quite quickly, probably due to the fact that several people will have this challenge (on one of the days at least four people on my team had that particular challenge). Does it not make it more difficult for people (new posters) who simply want to earn that badge (without a challenge requiring them to do so)? The competition seems to be more fierce now, considering the fact that most people used to win that badge and then not play that anymore.


What's wrong with a little competition in earning the badge? It's always been a race anyway, and luck if you get it or not. It requires that you both find the quiz and get the required score in HTML mode. If someone plays the wrong mode or doesn't get the required score on the magic quiz, other people still have a chance. It's also possible that someone just stumbles across the magic quiz in regular play, not even knowing the quiz is the current magic quiz for the Hunt. It's supposed to be a challenge anyway, it's not a gimme. It's not impossible to win with all the competition out there either. Tekka played a Hunt that had already been live for over an hour yesterday and won it. The Hunt I won yesterday had been on for a while, too.
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#831659 - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:15 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kaddarsgirl]
James25 Offline
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There is nothing wrong with a little competition and this has never been an easy badge to win. And it should not have to be. But I just simply wondered if isn't getting harder than it used to be for a poster to win the badge. Not sure whether that is a desired effect of the Challenges. I am not necessarily suggesting a fix here, just bringing it to attention to see how others feel about this. It is something that occurred to me, while playing this challenge.

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#831660 - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:24 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: kaddarsgirl]
Chavs Offline
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Originally Posted By: kaddarsgirl
..... I play the quizzes backward through the topic in question, so lowest rated to highest. I figure I improve my chances that way, since if the quiz was at the beginning (ie. the highest rated) someone would already have won it...does that make sense?


Yes but... I do that too. So... now what?!! eek I will have to play from the middle outwards from now on.

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#831662 - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:25 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: James25]
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It's harder than before the challenges started, yes. But not harder day-by-day, as the number of people getting that challenge is approximately constant day-to-day. So it's as hard now as it ever will be. It will also likely get easier over time as new challenges are added and it gets issued less frequently.

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#831677 - Mon Oct 15 2012 09:05 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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I play completely randomly. The ones I've played will be purple, so I can still keep track between quizzes I've played before and those I haven't... :P I figure everyone else goes forward or backwards, so dare to be different. :P
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#831679 - Mon Oct 15 2012 09:36 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: salami_swami]
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For those looking for quizzes in their first fifteen minutes - the "new quizzes" update on the home page only shows quizzes that are past that time. Click on "buzz" for new quizzes - for me it shows up on the home page right next to my mailbox, up top.

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#831685 - Mon Oct 15 2012 10:04 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: agony]
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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before ... apologies if so ... and it's probably more of a 'damn and blast' than a glitch per se ...

My difficult challenge today is to score higher than a nominated opponent in one Who's the Expert? game, with a maximum of four games each.

In my second game I messed up with a stupid error, and knew I could have done better. So I deployed my 'mulligan' perk for the week, avoided mistakes ... and did better. smilee

I HOPED as a 'mulligan' perk that it wouldn't count as my third game, but would just replace the score for my second game. Of course it didn't. wink

Is that an intention within the game's design, or something that wasn't foreseen? Should it be changed, or not? cool
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