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Stars in Solo challenge

nanetnanet Posts: 14Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pumpkin
I completed the School Staff SC but I didn’t get the badge. Is it because I only got 23 out of a possible 30 stars? What is the purpose of these stars anyway.

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  • JLSchuttJLSchutt Not a Title, but a Star Posts: 4Registered User Not a Title, but a Star

    I haven't played the whole set of ten games yet, but I am also curious about the stars. I beat the first player in the easy game by a really large margin but got only two of three stars. It's also possible in this game to replay someone you beat rather than just moving on to the next opponent. I'm guessing that this allows you to win by more than you did the previous time and perhaps get more stars?

  • nanetnanet Posts: 14Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pumpkin
    @linkshighlights thanks! I will do as you advise and open a ticket with support.
    @JLSchutt I did replay someone I beat but it did not increase the stars that I already have.
  • wntchllngswntchllngs Posts: 1Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    I got a response on how the number of stars is determined:
    To reach your Mastery level, you have to earn scores that is higher than the Word Master in every word your played on the board; in this way, there's a big chance for you to fill the bar meter fast. The bar meter also moves a bit even you're not getting a high score.

    Here's the article link for some tips and tricks to win your game: https://zyngasupport.helpshift.com/a/words-with-friends-2/?p=all&s=getting-started&f=are-you-looking-for-more-tips-and-tricks
  • nursedickson69nursedickson69 Posts: 1Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    I was actually hopeful when I read your response to how the stars were collected but it was short lived..... and inaccurate. I made sure that all 5 of my words were much higher points that the master’s. My final score was 211 and the master’s was 95..... and I STILL only got 2 stars. Anyone else have an idea on how the stars are scored or collected?
  • nanetnanet Posts: 14Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pumpkin
    Good to read all your comments. I emailed Zynga Support and here’s the answer I got.

    “The Solo Challenge Mastery is the new feature of the game. It will depend on your engagement to receive the Stars. If you are playing a high scoring word on the Solo Challenge feature then, you will get a corresponding star. The purpose of it is to beat and to score higher versus the Word Master.

    Also, as of the moment, the specific score to have a progress in the star of the Solo Challenge is unavailable. But we will have this kind of parameters so that players like you will not have a confusion towards it. I suggest to play a high scoring word versus the Word Master so that the stars in the Solo Challenge will progress.

    To secure and acquire a complete 3 Stars in Solo Challenge, you have to play a higher score than the Word Master on your first 3 moves. So, in your 5 moves available, make sure that you play the best word possible, and try to utilize the word strength feature, and if needed, I suggest that you use power-up as well.”
  • nanetnanet Posts: 14Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pumpkin
    I’m not really satisfied with the reply from Zynga Support. Note the comment from Zynga that you have play a higher score on the first 3 moves to get 3 stars. Well even if I do this, I still don’t get 3 stars. So I don’t understand what they’re talking about. Anyway, let’s just enjoy playing the game.
  • MFLMFL Posts: 2Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    Nanet, The reply from Zynga is about how to earn stars. But what are the for? What happens if you win 30 stars?
  • wwegekers877wwegekers877 Posts: 1,074Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pet Queen

    iknow on facebook we ususually we get prize for each level

  • AnnieBGoodAnnieBGood Posts: 2Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    I just played a word for 72 points that filled all the bars on the lightning tool and still only received 1/2 star. So I think WWF rigs it so as not to give me the stars that I deserve to make me pay to play again. Which, like a fool, I do.
  • AnnieBGoodAnnieBGood Posts: 2Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    > @MFL said:
    > Nanet, The reply from Zynga is about how to earn stars. But what are the for? What happens if you win 30 stars?

    You get a treasure chest full of hindsight and words radars.
  • atina2uatina2u Posts: 1Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    The solo challenge gets stuck. I can't move to the final tier. This is the second time this has happened. I will not play solo challange any more.
  • wwegekers877wwegekers877 Posts: 1,074Registered User, Facebook Connect User Pet Queen
  • dubzdubz Posts: 2Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    edited December 2018
    So I finally got 30 stars, and the reward was like some pathetic 1 swap and a couple of word radars! What’s the point? I read the comments about how to get 3 stars and the ONLY thing that works for me is to get more than 200 points. I’ve got 200 points and beat the “word master” on every move, and absolutely smashed them, and 2 lousy stars. Has to be > 200! My wife, on the other hand, can get 3 stars with way less!! How does that work? So anyway, I get over 200 points 10 times to get 30 stars. That ain’t easy and I was expecting a good reward! What a load of rubbish. As if this game wasn’t stupid enough already. Does anyone play it anymore? And how come Zynga support doesn’t know how the game works?
  • Stickling9Stickling9 Posts: 1Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    I have always won every solo challenge game and always earned the 3 stars no matter if my 5 words were more points than the bots. This latest challenge I cannot earn all the stars, even when I score above 200 points. I only get 1 or 2 stars. Something has changed. Also most of the tiles I receive are vowels, so very frustrating and hard to beat the bot when it doesn’t use “normal” words.
  • dubzdubz Posts: 2Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star

    This is bugging me. I contacted Zinga support and their reply was “There's no specific points to earn the Mastery Stars. You can earn your Mastery in the Solo Challenge if your score is consistently farther higher than the Word Masters. When your score is far bigger, you will instantly gain 3 Stars right away.” First, what is “far bigger”? But that’s beside the point because I’ve earned 3 stars when my score hasn’t been far bigger (compared to my other games) but I’ve scored over 200 points. I’ve only got 2 stars when my score has been a lot bigger than the Word Master’s, but I’ve only scored 190-200.
    Here’s the thing - my wife got 3 stars for a 114 point game, and she regularly gets 3 stars even tho she hardly ever gets 200 points. There’s something else going on and I wish one of the developers would explain it.

  • numbermaniacnumbermaniac Cloudylicious Posts: 74Registered User Black Sheep of ze Internet
    The way I've seen it happen is that it's just a minimum point score that you need to get 3 stars, but the score requirement goes up slightly when you play the harder difficulties.

    I've gotten 3 stars with 130 points on the easy challenges, but on the harder ones I need as many as 175 to get all 3. It didn't seem to have any connection to the opponent's score.
  • BingBing Posts: 1Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star
    edited April 5
    The stars have been eating away at me forever. I researched this a while back & found no answers on how to get the full 3 stars. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason, but I "might" have figured it out... I think it has to do w/ playing the highest point word available to you on your turn. The "hindsight" feature doesn't work in the Solo challenge, so I can't say this w/ certainty, but it seems plausible. I've beat my opponent by more than 100 points & didn't get 3 stars, but I've watched my bar jump to the end in 3 plays after playing what I'm pretty sure were the best words I could make on the board.
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