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Casey Buck

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Two changes for WoF Season 39
« on: August 30, 2021, 10:37:38 PM »
The fairly biggie change: Pat will no longer make the Final Spin. Instead, the contestant who's in control will.


Also, solving all three Triple Toss-Ups is worth a total of $10K, though the individual ones are still worth $2K.

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 11:00:24 PM »
My guess is that the former is due to strength issues on Pat's part?

Maybe this will result in the $5k being hit more often.
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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 11:58:20 PM »
That sort of depends on who wins the Toss Up Triad, right?
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Kevin Prather

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 02:20:37 AM »
That sort of depends on who wins the Toss Up Triad, right?

And whether they are in the lead or not. I can see someone with a lead trying to avoid the $5000.

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 09:00:11 AM »
My guess is that the former is due to strength issues on Pat's part?

After the COVID set modifications, there was at least one instance where he damn near fell over giving the final spin!

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 10:26:35 AM »
That sort of depends on who wins the Toss Up Triad, right?

And whether they are in the lead or not. I can see someone with a lead trying to avoid the $5000.
I remember Pat at one point saying that he could hit the $5,000 anytime he wanted to, and that always seemed like it posed a problem to me. How many of your final spins, then, are truly luck-based? If a contestant is way behind and has been kind of a poor sport, are you really trying to hit the big money?

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 12:44:14 PM »
If a contestant is way behind and has been kind of a poor sport, are you really trying to hit the big money?

Part of being a host is not caring about things like that.
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Bob Zager

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2021, 06:26:48 PM »
I seem to recall one time that Pat Sajak mentioned some viewers inquired why he wasn't always trying to hit the $5,000 spot on the wheel more often.  I believe he said he would just spin the wheel with just enough strength, and not try to make it look as though he was trying to help certain contestants win.

Sometimes, I think they should maybe bring back the $1,500 space in that round, (can't recall what season it was dropped), and maybe even keep the $2,500 and $3,500 wedges on the wheel during the entire show.  I'm sure prize budgets have something to do with that!

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2021, 11:43:25 AM »
Sometimes, I think they should maybe bring back the $1,500 space in that round, (can't recall what season it was dropped), and maybe even keep the $2,500 and $3,500 wedges on the wheel during the entire show.  I'm sure prize budgets have something to do with that!

I'd much prefer this to upping the bonus round minimum.

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2021, 05:23:05 PM »
Sometimes, I think they should maybe bring back the $1,500 space in that round, (can't recall what season it was dropped), and maybe even keep the $2,500 and $3,500 wedges on the wheel during the entire show.  I'm sure prize budgets have something to do with that!

I'd much prefer this to upping the bonus round minimum.

And now that we're up to season 39, they're not gonna be able to keep raising the minimum much longer without introducing $60,000, $75,000, etc.

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2021, 06:35:29 PM »
Sometimes, I think they should maybe bring back the $1,500 space in that round, (can't recall what season it was dropped), and maybe even keep the $2,500 and $3,500 wedges on the wheel during the entire show.  I'm sure prize budgets have something to do with that!

I'd much prefer this to upping the bonus round minimum.

And now that we're up to season 39, they're not gonna be able to keep raising the minimum much longer without introducing $60,000, $75,000, etc.

And Also $80,000 and $90,000!

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2021, 08:20:30 PM »
Having the player in-control handle the final spin, I don't know man. That mechanic could be weaponized to screw over your opponents.

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2021, 09:36:31 PM »
Having the player in-control handle the final spin, I don't know man. That mechanic could be weaponized to screw over your opponents.
I imagine they have a certain number of spaces the wheel must spin, but if I have a sizable but surmountable lead, Im definitely using my muscle memory to avoid the 5K wedge best I can. It can be strategic.
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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2021, 09:55:52 PM »
Having the player in-control handle the final spin, I don't know man. That mechanic could be weaponized to screw over your opponents.
I imagine they have a certain number of spaces the wheel must spin, but if I have a sizable but surmountable lead, Im definitely using my muscle memory to avoid the 5K wedge best I can. It can be strategic.

And when all the other spaces are within $400 of each other, the whole wheel consists of $5000 and Not-$5000, so that's all you have to do.

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Re: Two changes for WoF Season 39
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2021, 12:38:31 AM »
Having the player in-control handle the final spin, I don't know man. That mechanic could be weaponized to screw over your opponents.

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