Since The New York Times have taken over Wordle, with reports of glitches such as lost streaks, some words being removed as guesses or solutions due to the fact they were “obscure” or “insensitive."
new NYT wordle:\n\u2022 the last letter glitches out and doesn\u2019t load for ages\n\u2022 only after it loads can i type my guess\n\u2022 the keyboard freezes for some reason???\n\u2022 the tiles spin fast. not a glitch, just annoying\n\u2022 i wouldn\u2019t say it\u2019s ruined but it\u2019s not as fun now\n\u2022 me playing:pic.twitter.com/D2yft4tpRB
i\u2019m so sorry to break it to y\u2019all. but NYT wordle is not actually harder. there is no difference between the word \u201cultra\u201d and the word \u201ctiger\u201d. it\u2019s okay to fail sometimes. i have not failed a wordle once because i\u2019m a big brain genius king but it\u2019s okay for you guys to
— relax guys, its just ken (@relax guys, its just ken)
everyone is insisting the NYT made Wordle harder like we didn\u2019t have \u201cknoll\u201d back before it was acquired
Seeing a lot of anger for the NYT Wordle, but not sure it's that much harder than the OG version.\n\nBut check back with me if my streak is broken and I'll probably have a pitchfork ready.\n\nWordle 241 4/6
So, the question remains - is Wordle actually more difficult since the New York Times takeover?
Short answer: no, it's not.
Basically, the word of the day is predetermined in advance by the original developer so even if the Wordle wasn't sold, players would still be struggling with the more challenging answers.
Though NYT has made changes in terms of removing offensive words from the original solution set of valid guesses, as well as getting rid of difficult words that would leave most of us scratching our heads such as “AGORA” and “PUPAL” from the original list, according to The Verge.
This tweet also perfectly sums up how the words are pre-determined.
For people saying Wordle has gotten harder since NYT bought it: The original developer coded the site so that the word of the day was pre-determined years in advance in the JS source. I looked (squinting to avoid spoilers), and NYT is still using the exact same order.