@swgolf The old format has to be phased out due to technology being out-dated. After all it was created in 2007/2008. We have started the process over a year back and players are using the new format comfortably since quite a few months now. So please share your concerns and we will look into them.
The new format has many additional features that make game play interesting and save time for players. For example:
Click on the game number to the right of the board to open the menu and change Colours, Numbered Board, Magic Tiles & other settings.
To the left of the tile rack there is a Shuffle icon, click once to shuffle. click again to arrange in A-Z order.
To the right of the rack you have SWAP and PASS icons.
The moment you place tiles on the board the play button changes to red or green depending on word validity.
After you place tiles, to the left of your tile rack you will get the Undo icon
There is a T icon towards the top right of the chat box, simply click on it to cycle through the different font sizes for the chat area.
Two letter word lists are more accessible to the right of the board (Dictionary tab)
Unseen tiles now shows percentage of vowels & consonants so you can play your turn better.
Last word shows at top left and clicking on it will open the move list making it more accessible during the game.
Head To Head stats are shifted to under the Tools section to the right of the board.
Clicking on a player will bring up the stats box for the player
You can click on the board for an arrow to show up and simply type out the words instead of dragging & dropping each letter.
@rayger I'm just another user, but a lot of the stats seem just wrong. I remember seeing somebody whose own stats contradicted each other.
(I think 'avg bingos in a game' was higher than 'most bingos ever')
@davewillwin You can simply click on the 'Unseen tiles' from the top right side of the board to check all the leftover tiles and you can go to the last word played from the top left side of the board to check the strengths and scores of each word played.
I too would prefer that the arrows worked, but that's a separate consideration and may be dealt with elsewhere. Whatever your preference and whatever you think about preferences, the topic of this thread is "Why the Black Arrow Is Ugly" and the matter has not been resolved by your comments. I have yet to be provided with any indication that the green arrow with its black outline ever presented a problem to anyone, or that for some reason it could not be restored in the current version. I fully appreciate that people have other concerns, and I share many of these.
@roymccoy do have to agree with you about one thing. I never see the blank at the end of the game until I have used up all the other letters. A discreet outline would be great or maybe the tile could be different color from other tiles to stand out on the rack