Cortana431 wrote:Only missed friday's, sigh.
Are final jeopardy's supposed to be the hardest clues each game? Like harder than any $2000 clue? And what about daily doubles? Are their difficulty random? Because sometimes I see them where a $400 clue would be and other times where a $2000 clue is.
FJs aren't necessarily the hardest. Sometimes they simply seem like clever bits of trivia a writer liked and shoehorned into a clue (and, in order to make the clue remotely possible, they had to slip in a very obvious hint). Other times it's leiderkranz.
As far as the board goes, in general they get harder as you increase in value. BUT there's a wide margin of error because what the writing staff thinks is hard might not match up with the general consensus...and on a personal level you might know the $2000 instant, but the $400's a gap in the knowledge base. They do a pretty good job overall, though, like a baseball umpire (and I mean that in a positive way, not sarcastically as a comment on how umps have been making calls this season...). When you're right 99 times out of 100, that one miss riles up the peanut gallery like crazy frog going off at a recital.
DDs aren't anything special difficulty wise, it's just where they show up on the board...and all other above caveats apply.