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Senior ChuponSenior Chupon522,938
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This is by far the fastest method I found, but this does require additional hardware not everyone may have access to. This solution requires a Windows 8 machine along with a Windows Phone.

Doing this from a skill level already around 1300 I went to 1500 in less than 15 minutes! I actually timed this with my stopwatch app on a separate phone.

That included set up time of my Windows 8 secondary accounts and some testing. You don't even have to touch your Windows Phone until the very end, everything else can be done on the Windows 8 machine. With this method you don't need to even load the games that are sent to your primary account because the stats are updated on the server. You can check the stats on your phone periodically just to make sure you're gaining skill, but other than that it's not even necessary to have the phone on.

Your primary account should be the one using the Windows Phone.
Your secondary accounts are logged in to the Windows 8 machine, they should be friends with your primary account.

1. Log in to the Windows 8 machine with your secondary account
2. Invite your primary account to a game.
3. Resign immediately.
4. Without leaving this screen, select Rematch. It's in the same location as Resign, so this goes very fast. Just click or touch the button, then hit Enter to approve the Rematch/Resignation or select it (if using touch on Windows 8) Be careful not to go too fast, I ended up accidentally blocking my primary account a few times because I hit the Block button instead of the Rematch/Resign button. laugh
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the secondary account's skill rating drops to 800.

Once the skill rating drops to 800 you'll no longer be helping your primary account by resigning as you can't go any lower and the primary account won't gain any additional skill. Repeat the above steps with additional secondary accounts as necessary. Starting from 1000 you should only need 3 accounts total. If you start higher you may only need 2.

Once you've reached about 1530-1550 on your primary account go in to a Skill Match and resign. You'll lose a bit of skill to the resignation but should still end above 1500 and this should pop right away.
olde fortran 77If you have a game with an opponent who hasn't played in over a week, you can force the achievement to pop that way, also. I had a rating of 1501, pulled up a week old game, forced their resignation, and the achievement popped.

Also, I've found that on some of my Windows 8 PCs, only the first account to install AlphaJax can successfully play the game. On each additional account, the app dies while creating the game.
Posted by olde fortran 77 on 02 Jan 14 at 00:22
ISC82Thank you so much for this. Worked a treat. Had my laptop and desktop going at the same time and done it in about 5-10 minutes.
Posted by ISC82 on 13 Jan 14 at 19:11
Im the LoraxI don't have a windows 8 computer but was doing this with my g/f and my kids windows phn. Right now my primary is at 1503 and they both are down to 800 and 799. My achievement hasn't popped. How high is it necessary to go before you get the achievement? I don't wanna resign but I'm kinda stuck with out doing long ass legit games. Unless someone on here can help since you already have the achievement? lol
Posted by Im the Lorax on 03 Apr 14 at 06:27
oMikeI have a W8 and dead on 1200 on my phone so one or two accounts? Just to clarify
Posted by oMike on 15 Oct 14 at 20:44
Senior ChuponI believe you only need 2. Even if you need a third it's a simple manner to just create another silver account. No need for gold or anything.
Posted by Senior Chupon on 15 Oct 14 at 20:51
Mr GranstaffI wouldn't think this matters too much, but would you recommend going for this achievement first before starting this game on the Windows 8 platform?
Posted by Mr Granstaff on 03 Sep 15 at 14:36
Senior ChuponI'm not sure I understand. You can go for this whenever. If you wanted to make this your first achievement that's easy enough
Posted by Senior Chupon on 03 Sep 15 at 18:01
Mr GranstaffApologies for not being clearer. From my experience in other games, sometimes one's rating can be so damaged, it takes forever to build it back up.

Originally, my plan was to tackle the easier of the two platforms first, which judging by the TA score, Windows 8 seems to be. Then I noticed the achievement lists are different and this could be the most "difficult" achievement in this series.

I was hoping to find out if I should just knock this achievement out of the way first or as I said before, if it even matters in the scheme of it all.

Basically, I suppose what I'm asking for is what would be the most efficient way to complete both platforms? I believe I read something along the lines of cross-platform syncing, so that sounds appealing.
Posted by Mr Granstaff on 03 Sep 15 at 18:07
Senior ChuponYea it syncs. Even if you get a bad rank you just need more accounts to boost back up. I think you could safely leave this for later and be ok.
Posted by Senior Chupon on 03 Sep 15 at 19:55
Mr GranstaffCool. I may go after this as my first achievement then. Thanks for the fast responses!
Posted by Mr Granstaff on 04 Sep 15 at 16:11
neosaladif i dont have windows 8 machine but windows 10 can this still be obtainable with this method? or is the win10 version classed as UWP or whatever they call it?
Posted by neosalad on 08 Aug 17 at 14:54
Senior ChuponPretty sure this one never went UWP so there isn't a win10 version of the game which means it just works on both win8/win10
Posted by Senior Chupon on 08 Aug 17 at 21:32
neosaladHmm. Can't seem get past 1493 skill level...

I was 1291 (when I started) so maybe you need to be at least 1300 when doing this method. Hopefully just a few more legit wins will do me then.... 😁

But working with windows 10 version ...
Posted by neosalad on 09 Sep 17 at 12:55