Performance update

Hello friends and players, and Happy Father’s Day!

After a really nice picnic with my family in Eastern Washington this afternoon, I got back to work this evening and I’m really pleased to announce two changes to Wordament that should make everyone a bit happier about our performance! First, we are no longer capped to 220 players. We were seeing a strange issue where we kept pegging at 220 players. That is now resolved. We don’t know what our new player limit is (but we have seen over 320) and we are working on an even better update (coming soon) that should allow our service to go to crazy big concurrency (meaning: lots more players at the same time).

The second change that went into effect tonight is that every one will start seeing “trimmed results,” like our players on 3G have seen for a while. This means you will always see about 100 results, but which 100 will be determined by where you place. If you are in the top 100, you will see the top 100. If you are not in the top 100, we will show you the top 25, followed by the 70 nearest players around you: 35 above and 35 below.

Unfortunately, this fix today means that your friends will only highlight if they are in the visible set of results that we show you. Don’t worry—we are working on that too—to make sure you ALWAYS see all of your friends.

Thanks for playing. We hope this helps everyone get to see the results list for a little bit longer.

— Black Snapper

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About Wordament

Wordament is a fun and addictive word game from You vs. the Internet, a Microsoft Studio.
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