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Wraith
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Anyone else play? I've been playing for a week now but haven't made it past Q6. Although I usually stick around after I'm eliminated to see the other questions and how much the people win. The one time where I knew every question except the one that eliminated me, the final prize was like $1.06.

1/31/2018 3:21:10 PM

thegoodlife3
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I’m hooked

convinced they’ve switched around the order/difficulty of questions this week. they’ve gone from progressively hard to easy to semi-tough to easy then semi-tough again.

1/31/2018 3:38:57 PM

LudaChris
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Best round I've had was missing Q11(knew Q12 too). Was infuriating.

Also hate that I had 2 extra lives for friends trying out the game but instead of letting me pick when to use them(like I assumed), it automatically uses your extra lives. So when I missed like a Q5 or so and closed the app, I could have kept going but didn't even pay attention.

Scott is great though. Like that they increased the money totals, but wish they'd invest a little more in their app/network because it's laggy regularly and I've seen instances where answers never appeared so it was an automatic missed question.

1/31/2018 3:44:08 PM

thegoodlife3
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they’ve changed it to where you can choose to use your extra life now

[Edited on January 31, 2018 at 3:47 PM. Reason : .]

1/31/2018 3:47:23 PM

Wraith
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" they’ve gone from progressively hard to easy to semi-tough to easy then semi-tough again."

I've noticed this too. Q1 and 2 are giveaways. Q3, 4, 5 are progressively harder. Then usually around 6 or 7 it is easy again.


On the extra lives -- they just changed it in the last update so that you can use them whenever you want. I'd save them for the next $15k one. If I had any extra lives that is haha.

When I first stated I hated Scott and thought he was super annoying but he's grown on me. They randomly had some girl host a few days ago and people in the chat were LIVID.

1/31/2018 3:48:22 PM

dmspack
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few times i've tried it's been glitchy and laggy as hell...maybe i have shitty wifi but it's made it unplayable. more than once there was a lag between the dude's voice asking the question and the question appearing on the screen. so i'd try to select the right answer but time would be up by the time the question would display on the screen. think the furthest i ever got was about 5 or 6.

seemed really fun and neat when it worked properly for me. but it became more of a hassle than anything so i quit.

1/31/2018 4:30:47 PM

Wraith
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Where the fuck is Scott?

2/2/2018 9:41:08 AM

justinh524
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"Scott is great though"


No, he is the worst.

2/2/2018 9:57:15 AM

Fhqwhgads
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I play HQ and CashShow

2/2/2018 11:30:11 AM

LudaChris
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This becoming almost unplayable for anyone else?

Feels like they have technical issues most rounds despite constantly pushing updates to their app.

2/6/2018 3:12:35 PM

Wraith
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They had to restart two days in a row. I guess there are some challenges doing a live stream to 1M+ people, but they better get that shit sorted out if they want to stay relevant.

2/7/2018 4:26:54 PM

TreeTwista10
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I assume all the people who play this are on iOS? I searched for the app a few days ago and nearly all the Android reviews mentioned that the connection was so unreliable that it wasn't even playable.

2/7/2018 6:09:31 PM

justinh524
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No, I play on Android. It works well enough, one time it lagged so bad that the question never popped up, but that's the only time it's done it for me.

I mean it's a damn free game where you can win money, I'm not going to bitch.

2/7/2018 6:15:01 PM

LudaChris
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I've heard more complaints from Apple users than Android users so far, but both seem to have issues.

2/8/2018 2:23:38 PM

justinh524
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You should probably stop playing. MORE MONEY FOR ME.


JK, you would never win anyways.

2/8/2018 3:21:38 PM

TreeTwista10
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Maybe there are a lot of technical problems (on Android at least) because it's basically still in the beta phase

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intermedia.hq&hl=en

2/8/2018 3:46:01 PM

ElGimpy
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I've played this twice so far...I only downloaded because I know Scott and randomly saw his picture on the Yahoo homepage a couple weeks ago when they got hacked or something. So far Scott hasn't been the host either time. Seems like no one likes the girl, based on the comments. Also, who the hell wastes their time typing out a comment that disappears after a quarter of a second?

Anyways, I think it's kind of funny how the questions go from difficulty level stupid to smart so quickly. I wish the earlier game wasn't at 3 though, not a great time for anyone with a stock market related job

2/8/2018 4:53:22 PM

thegoodlife3
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I have no idea why anyone would leave the comments on their screen

it’s a simple swipe to hide them

2/8/2018 5:02:23 PM

justinh524
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Scott is annoying, why are you friends with him?

2/8/2018 7:15:08 PM

thegoodlife3
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you’re really starting to out-curmudgeon NRR

2/8/2018 8:08:13 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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ha

2/8/2018 8:28:58 PM

Fhqwhgads
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I made it to question 8 at the 3PM game today. Personal best, yo

I still prefer CashShow though

2/8/2018 9:02:06 PM

BJCaudill21
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I made it to question four

2/8/2018 9:17:40 PM

thegoodlife3
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my high is question 10

got tripped up by question 3 both times today

2/8/2018 9:39:54 PM

ElGimpy
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"Scott is annoying, why are you friends with him?"


I haven't seen him in the app yet so I can't comment, but he is very much not annoying in person. Pretty normal dude actually. I played baseball with him and we were all fairly shocked when we found out he did comedy stuff on the side. He's had a couple funny little projects over the last couple years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFxu9dOO4zk

The other one I can't find but basically he went and set up a table and did live color commentary at a street ball game somewhere in the city. Funny idea, follow through was good but maybe a bit lacking.

He used to, and may still have a live variety show. Had Jericho Cotchery as a guest once so I got to meet him, that was coolio

2/9/2018 9:11:37 AM

justinh524
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To be honest, I'm just kidding. I do find him annoying on the app, but I'm sure he's a nice person in real life.

2/9/2018 9:58:17 AM

thegoodlife3
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made it all the way to Q12 today and missed it

new record

2/13/2018 3:16:19 PM

BJCaudill21
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I thought today's seemed easier. I still only got 10 I think but they weren't too hard. tripped up on the France/Canada and I had no idea about the women authors

2/13/2018 3:55:27 PM

0EPII1
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starting in 2 min

can i invite someone so i get an extra life?

2/15/2018 2:57:59 PM

0EPII1
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When I played last week, there were 2,6xx winners, everybody got just $1.1x.

Right now, just 28 winners, everybody got $90

Question 4 brought it down from like 7xx,xxx players to 36,xxx only (some stupid Starburst colors question).

2/15/2018 3:16:53 PM

Wraith
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^It was "Which flavor wasn't an original one for Starburst?"

I (like the majority of people) guessed lime, but it was actually Cherry.


$90 is nothing though. On Sunday of this week, they had a $15000 pot. Each winner seriously won about $2000.

2/15/2018 3:28:13 PM

0EPII1
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^ damn!

do they have a 15k pot every sunday? or is it a surprise and they don't announce beforehand when it will be a bigger pot?

2/15/2018 3:33:41 PM

LudaChris
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Every Sunday it's $15,000 and 15 questions. They don't do the 3pm contest, just the nightly one.

2/15/2018 3:37:58 PM

Wraith
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On Superbowl Sunday, they had a $20k pot, but I think a few hundred people won so the final prize was ~$50. Still, nothing to scoff at. I'm still pretty sure that anyone that makes it beyond question 10 is either cheating or just lucky.

2/15/2018 5:41:06 PM

justinh524
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Don't be mad because you're dumb.

2/15/2018 5:55:13 PM

JT3bucky
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Downloaded it today.

Seems really easy to cheat at if you have someone else typing and googling on a fast connection

2/16/2018 7:26:38 PM

TreeTwista10
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You're probably the first person to think of that

2/16/2018 9:49:38 PM

thegoodlife3
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wild that only 8 people out of 700,000 thought to do that for the 3 pm game today

2/17/2018 2:48:46 AM

Fhqwhgads
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I play HQ and CashShow.

I like CashShow better.

With CashShow, there are 12 questions. The first 6 are for no prize. But questions 6-12, you can win money for each correct answer. So if question 6 is for $150 (of a $2500 total prize), and only 25 get it right, then each of the 25 wins $6. And that is yours even if you don't get any farther in the game. You get the money you earn.

The CashShow questions don't go from easy to hard like HQ. A few times I've played, the first or second question is the "savage" question. Also the host's intro is pre-recorded and pretty short compared to HQ. And there's no talking in between questions.

Here's my code for CashShow 3SX3P3

2/17/2018 8:14:48 AM

KeB
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"Seems really easy to cheat at if you have someone else typing and googling on a fast connection

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The way that they structure some of the questions makes it next to impossible to google the answers.

But they have shown that Google trends for certain words have spiked during game play.

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/people-are-googling-the-answers-to-hq-trivia-app-questions.html

2/18/2018 10:23:12 AM

KeB
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Oh and $25,000 up for grabs tonight at 9pm!

Last Sunday 7 people split $15000.

2/18/2018 10:24:15 AM

0EPII1
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^^^ Cash Show sounds much better with a much better chance of winning at least some money.

Thanks, and I used your code!

Now somebody use mine please! M8H7PY

2/18/2018 11:21:57 AM

0EPII1
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Several $5000 shows today on Cash Show, first one starting in 4 minutes.

Someone please use my code so we can both get a free life!

2/18/2018 1:26:53 PM

0EPII1
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Today it was 25k and 15 questions.

5 winners got 5k each

(1.8 million started)

2/19/2018 12:13:09 AM

Wraith
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lol I didn't make it past question 4, as per usual for me.

2/19/2018 9:54:54 AM

LudaChris
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How the fuck was the Wake Forest question last night a Savage Question? Morons.

2/20/2018 8:23:36 AM

0EPII1
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USA != NC.

Call morons the ones who get unbelievably easy questions wrong, like what the T in BLT is, or which animal is called man's best friend. Yup, shocking that thousands of Americans are getting those wrong. Are they trolling?

[Edited on February 20, 2018 at 9:11 AM. Reason : ]

2/20/2018 9:11:01 AM

Wraith
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^I wouldn't have known the answer if I hadn't gone to college in NC. With over a million people playing each night, there are a lot of people that don't know a thing about college sports.

2/20/2018 9:11:23 AM

LudaChris
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I knew the answer by elimination, ND was the highest picked answer and I think most of the USA knows that their mascot is a Leprechaun, not really a religious symbol.

I think people missing on the first 2 questions are people who are having lag/gitch issues or someone who clicked the wrong thing by accident. I HATE that you can't change your answer after you click one. Like Heaven-forbid I fat-finger it and still have time to correct it within the 10 seconds.

2/20/2018 11:23:58 AM

JT3bucky
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Got to q8 yesterday

Ive decided that its no longer people cheating, they just get lucky or have lots of free lives to use.

2/20/2018 11:45:39 AM

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