This achievement will be a doozy. Not particularly difficult, just VERY time consuming. I'll divide this guide into steps based on the three parts of the achievement:Step 1
: Sore Fingers- Play 100 games
You'll get this part of the achievement done first. This requirement is also another achievement. If you want to get this achievement quickly, you can go to settings>general>auto-lock>never on your apple device (this ensures that it doesn't shut off from disuse) and find one word per round for 100 rounds. You must find at least one word per round, or that round will not count as a round toward the Sore Fingers Achievement.Step 2
: Addict- Score 2,500,000 career points
This will be by far the longest step. Since this step is pretty self-explanatory, here are some tips for getting this step behind you faster.
-Always focus on the highest word multiplier tile. Whether it is x2 or x3, focus on this tile. Build all of your words around that tile. If you can, get another multiplier tile in there as well. The more multipliers, the more points
-Many words can be made by adding one letter to one of the base words. Adding an "S" to the end of a word is the most common example of this, but another example would be having the base word of "AID" and adding an "L" to the beginning to make the word "LAID."
-Sometimes you will come across a tile that has two letters on it. If possible utilize this tile as it will normally have a high point value.
-If possible, use all of the above steps in combination. This will lead to maximum points and minimum time stuck on this step of the achievement :).
: Place in the top 250 of the player leaderboards.
This step must be done last, as WPB FeaR has clarified. You can view the leaderboards at the leaderboards tab on the main menu of the game. Be sure you are on the "top players" tab and not the "best of" tab that the game defaults you to. There are 5 ways of attaining this third of the achievement. Place in the top 250 of one of these leaderboards:
-Total Score (All Time)
-Total Score (Today)
-Total Score (This Week)
-Total Score (This Month)
-Total Score (This Year)
Obviously the easiest leaderboard to shoot for top 250 on is Total Score (Today). Depending on the day you will need to have around 60,000 points in a day as of the end of Dec. 2014. This may change as more players get the game and/or players get better at the game. Once this last step is completed, the achievement is yours...
Maybe. The achievement is glitchy, and may or may not unlock at the exact time the achievement requirements are met. In order to get the achievement to pop, try the following methods:
-Play a few more rounds.
-Restart the app (double click the home button and swipe up on the app) then re-open the app.
-Restart your device (Hold down the power button until you get the prompt to shut down.)
Well, this is the end of my guide. If you need anything else, message me and maybe I can help. Happy Hunting!
**EDIT** The reason more people have this achievement than the Addict achievement is there was a glitch early when the game was released that unlocked the achievement without needing to score 2,500,000 points. This glitch has been patched now, so you'll have to do it the legit way :(