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Wordy Weekend was introduced in the Arabia 2015 edition (Week 45). It is 48 hours long and is held on Saturdays and Sundays.
At this weekend event players must find the letters of a character's name in the game. The letters are gold/yellow to not be confused with Word Hunts. They appear in the same places as Weekly Hunt tokens.
Completing a name gives them a Super Mystery Box, after which they can move onto the next character. If they don't have a character they're given the opportunity to buy them using coins at regular price, or they can skip the character by watching an advertisement. However, they can only watch the advertisement if you have a secure internet connection, or else they will have to use keys to skip to the next character. To check that their Internet connection is working, they can go to the "Earn Coins" menu and see if the sponsored video comes up. If it does, they must check the Wordy Weekend tab again and it should show a video icon under "Skip" instead of Keys. If it doesn't show this, they must try watching the sponsored video and then going back to the tab. The Wordy Weekend event is the first time they can buy limited characters with coins after the edition where the characters originally appeared (see pictures on the end of this article).
The character order for Name Hunting seems to be based on a eight week cycle of the core 16 characters appearing in a predetermined order, 18 characters in Christmas Core (Elf Tricky and Buddy included), and 17 characters in Halloween Core (Zombie Jake included)
From Arabia Week 45 to Tokyo Week 76 only Core 1-4 were used, but in Tokyo Week 77, the Christmas Core was introduced. It was used every weekend from Tokyo Week 77 to North Pole Week 81. After Hawaii 2016 edition arrived, Core 5-8 were introduced. The rotation of Core lists from Hawaii Week 82 to present goes in order 5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4... In Transylvania Week 123, the Halloween Core was introduced. It was used every weekend from Week 123 to Week 125. In Arabia Week 140, the Musical Core was introduced, the Movie core was introduced in Week 142. The Dance Core was introduced in Hawaii Week 151.
The empty spots were filled in using a fixed rotation of 21 limited characters. Since there were only 20 empty spots one character wasn't used each weekend. In this rotation Zombie Jake, Elf Tricky, Jamie and characters released after Arabia edition didn't appear.
However this has been changed in Sydney edition. Marco, Nikos, Zuri, Mike, Jenny, Jaro and Aina were added to the rotation in Sydney Week 98. As the rotation of Core lists goes 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, there are only 21 empty spots in Core lists 5-8 and 20 empty spots in Core lists 1-4, but there are 28 characters in the rotation, so 7 of them are not used each weekend when Core lists 5-8 are on and 8 of them are not used each weekend when Core lists 1-4 are on. Zombie Jake, Elf Tricky, Jamie and limited characters released after Sydney edition still do not appear in the rotation.
This has been changed again in the San Francisco edition. Jia was added to the rotation in San Francisco Week 138, Carlos and Ramona were added in San Francisco Week 139, Bjarki and Lauren were added in Arabia Week 141, Malik was added in Bangkok Week 143 and Jolien was added in Bangkok Week 144. As the rotation of Core lists goes 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, there are only 28 empty spots in Core lists 5-8 and 27 empty spots in Core lists 1-4, but there are 35 characters in the rotation, so 14 of them are not used each weekend when Core lists 5-8 are on and 15 of them are not used each weekend when Core lists 1-4 are on. Zombie Jake, Elf Tricky, Jamie and limited characters released after San Francisco edition still do not appear in the rotation.
Beginning with Rio Week 57 the order has been successfully predicted using these patterns. To predict the order for a given week, start by using the formula MOD(week - 45, 4) + 1 to determine which Core list to use. Next use the formula MOD(week - 45, 11) + 1 to determine the Starting Point on the list of limited characters, and fill in the blanks starting with the first empty spot on the Core list. For example, Sydney Week 60 is predicted to use Core list 4, and start filling the blanks at point #5 Noon. However, this only worked until Tokyo Week 77.