02-13-2013 09:58 AM
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  1. shinygerbil's Avatar
    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.
    11-13-2012 04:11 PM
  2. randokam's Avatar
    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.
    11-21-2012 03:20 AM
  3. rangerdogy's Avatar
    Very disappointed in it. It's slow, has locked up my phone multiple times, and sometimes doesn't remember my signon.
    11-21-2012 10:58 AM
  4. summer600's Avatar
    Live tiles can also update using server push, just like the Toast notifications. This does not require any background task.
    11-21-2012 11:06 AM
  5. stewpeanut's Avatar
    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.
    11-21-2012 11:35 AM
  6. thekonger's Avatar
    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
    11-22-2012 05:56 AM
  7. Andrew Cattanach's Avatar
    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?
    11-22-2012 07:45 AM
  8. PhilR8's Avatar
    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.
    echoj8 and Shobiz like this.
    11-22-2012 08:09 AM
  9. Adretheon's Avatar
    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.
    Mystictrust likes this.
    11-22-2012 11:26 AM
  10. Etyrnus's Avatar
    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.
    11-22-2012 11:31 AM
  11. rebornempowered's Avatar
    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.
    11-23-2012 10:53 AM
  12. Keckpec29's Avatar
    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.
    11-24-2012 08:45 AM
  13. philpeeps's Avatar
    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
    11-24-2012 10:41 AM
  14. DaveGx's Avatar
    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
    11-24-2012 10:05 PM
  15. Lnin0's Avatar
    WWF is an utter POS
    11-26-2012 06:46 PM
  16. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    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.
    11-26-2012 06:50 PM
  17. DaveGx's Avatar
    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.
    11-26-2012 09:24 PM
  18. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    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.
    11-26-2012 10:03 PM
  19. barracuda1187's Avatar
    Reading all these poor reviews, I think I'll just keep my old iPhone 3GS handy to play it :/
    11-27-2012 12:10 AM
  20. rebornempowered's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 12:17 AM
  21. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    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.
    Sent from my SGH-i677 using Board Express
    11-27-2012 12:20 AM
  22. shinygerbil's Avatar
    Thanks for that tip.
    11-27-2012 03:57 AM
  23. jwaisanen's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 08:46 AM
  24. rebornempowered's Avatar
    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.
    11-29-2012 04:41 PM
  25. moegumby's Avatar
    Downloaded yesterday and runs fine as good as it did on my iPhone. I have a 8x and no problems with the app.
    Sent from my HTC6990LVW using Board Express
    11-29-2012 04:56 PM
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