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You Don't Know Jack

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Unicorn in You Don't Know Jack

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Achievement won on 13 Feb 11
TA Score for this game: 3,056
Posted on 16 February 11 at 16:54, Edited on 01 March 11 at 20:29
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Now having played the game a week, I've been trying to figure out exactly what the parameters are for being a Unicorn. Consider this then a partial solution with the things I have noticed so far and an open call for you to contribute. Maybe then we can figure out exactly what one needs to get (and maintain!) Unicorn-hood.

First, it appears that ALL game modes contribute to rank. For example, I first became a Unicorn while replaying some episodes in single player. I have lost and regained that status in both local and online multiplayer. In addition, as I mentioned before, replays count towards your total score -- for example, while my total games played is currently at 53, I have only played 33 unique episodes.

Rank seems to be a function of both total games played as well as your average score earned per game. For example, even though in my first game I managed to score $30,000 (what I believe is the Unicorn cut-off, more on that below), I did not automatically become a Unicorn.From youhas ahoy in the comments: "I managed to get up to Unicorn rank with only 10 games played, with an average game score just over $45K ... The Unicorn achievement popped for me at the end of the tenth game. I did not play any online games at any point along the way, so that's not a prerequisite."

Now, once you have enough games played, how does it determine rank? Whether you win or lose a game does not seem to matter to an extent. For example, while boosting the always a bridesmaid achievement with another player (with that player consistently losing to me in every game), the losing player became a unicorn. Because he was maintaining a high average score (chiming in right after me, aiming to lose by just enough), this brought his average up.

This brings us to average score. I have gained and lost Unicorn-dom a few times now, and the cut-off point seems to be $30,000 average score. When I'm above that: Unicorn. When I'm below that: no Unicorn. If someone else could confirm this, that would be great! Update: SMBTrumpet in the comments has managed to get Unicorn at a lower cut-off ("26,791 at 26 games"), so it might be, as they said, a combination of # of games played and average score. Anyone else with a newer save file/patience to replay episodes that can contribute more data points would be appreciated!

So, what kind of solution can you take from this rambling? Well, play at least ten games. Don't worry as much about losses, just keep raising your average. Shoot for between $25,000 and $30,000 average score and once you hit that elusive (hopefully 10!) number of games played, you should get unicorn. If you can't keep that average in multiplayer, then just replay an episode you know over and over in single-player (or be efficient and replay episodes that you missed a prize on).

Please leave a comment if you have any of your own observations. I would really like to nail this down!
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