The Wordament leaderboards are changing; they are about to become a lot easier. There was once only 2 leaderboards, but now there’s 13 encompassing daily/weekly/yearly, and the previous all-time boards.The developer has now clarified that you need a minimum of 100 games played and 10K score to qualify
. Speculation was that to qualify for daily leaderboards, one needs the 10K score in one day. I had only 8300 in a day so perhaps it's weekly or yearly (I played a bit earlier this week).
Here are the 13 leaderboards and the requirements to get on each one. Playing at the beginning of the week/month/year will greatly increase your chances if you can’t make it in the Top 250 on a Daily leaderboard. You can start scoring now in anticipation for the new achievement qualifications to go live on Friday, April 26th. The devs have stated though that they will not start to unlock until then though, so don’t expect it to pop until then. I highly suggest the Arabic language which I’ll explain further below.Total score (today)
No minimum game requirement, total score is for the previous 24 hours. Leaderboards don’t ‘reset’ at the end of the day or anything.Total score (this week)
New week starts between 12AM-3AM Monday morning. This depends on the language’s country. i.e- French language resets at 12-3am in France
. After the new week has begun, 24 hours must pass, and you must have played at least 20 gamesTotal score (this month)
New month starts on the first of each month. 24 hours must pass and you must play at least 20 gamesTotal score (this year)
Competition year three began April 22nd, 2013, and year four will actually begin January 1st, 2014. 50 games are required for this one, and for year three, it won’t start unlocking until April 26th.Average score (this week)
Same rules as Total score, except high scoring games have more weight.Average score (this month)
Same rules as Total score, except high scoring games have more weight.Average score (this year)
Same rules as Total score, except high scoring games have more weight.High score (this month)
This appears to have no minimum for the # of games played. You could potentially play one game and get the achievement.High score (this year)
This appears to have no minimum for the # of games played. You could potentially play one game and get the achievement.Most words (this month)
This appears to have no minimum for the # of games played. You could potentially play one game and get the achievement.Most words (this year)
This appears to have no minimum for the # of games played. You could potentially play one game and get the achievement.
-Then there’s the two all-time leaderboards for total score and average score. Presumably you’ll have reached the Top 250 in one of the other categories before you have to resort to these.
If you have more questions, leave a comment here and I or someone will answer/clarify, or check out the official post by the Wordament team here: http://wordament.com/2013/04/22/welcome-to-competition-year-...
. I used this as reference as well as my playing time and studying the leaderboards for the game.
As mentioned, the easiest way to get this achievement is by using the Arabic language, whether you speak it or not. At any given time there are 2-12 people playing, and with this achievement made easier I’m guessing it could be less in the future, because before when I was going for the all-time leaderboards half the people I recognized as achievement hunters. What I do is guess three character words (or two if it’s a Digram puzzle). Swipe left to right, right to left, diagonal, L-shapes, etc.. I know absolutely nothing about the Arabic language, but one thing I noticed is that lot of words contain the “J” looking characters, so something to keep in mind after you felt you’ve guessed every other three letter words.
With all these categories though, I could foresee only needing to play a few games to qualify for one of them (after the 100 games/10K). Exiting and reopening the game should help unlock the achievement should you feel you qualified. Scores update every hour too so you may have pending points.tl;dr summary:
Play Arabic in hopes of getting Top 250 for the daily boards. Best to attempt to get 100 games played/10K in a single day, even though I only had 8K. Perhaps the requirements will be clearer in time.
If you absolutely don’t want to play Arabic, I’d suggest playing at or near the beginning of the time cycles, and playing often.