Candy Crush Saga

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#151 Post by Will » 14 Nov 2013, 15:56

A touch of the flu this week, nothing to do but eat chicken noodle soup and play candy crush. On 428 now.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#152 Post by Scruluce » 14 Nov 2013, 20:40

:3stars: ≤164, 166-167

:2stars: 165

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:0star: ≥168

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#153 Post by bing » 15 Nov 2013, 05:32

JJ wrote:Read a candy crush forum where a couple people claimed to have :3stars: all the way through 485, with 297 being the last holdout. I still see 182 as pretty unlikely without using a chocolate bomb adder at the start (then, it's trivial). So I'd be curious as to whether they used such things.

Even with cheating it's pretty hard to get the needed score on 297. Just amazing, bing - any secrets there?
I just focus on the bottom and creating special candies and am not shy about saving special candies. The goal is to create a "reserve" of +5 candies at the top and when you're <10 sec you fill back up and if you fill back up you blow up a wrapped candy or a bomb and try to set off a bigger cascade. [edit: I suppose you also need to build up a critical mass of special candies] I think before I was hesitant about blowing up wrapped candies because it takes so much time but you have to set off long chains and hope the big chains sustain themselves by making and blowing up +5s. Wraps are better than stripes because they blow up twice, wrapped+striped takes way too long to use and then wrapped+chocolate bomb is the absolute best.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#154 Post by bing » 15 Nov 2013, 05:34

Personally I think I could break 200000 again before 3 starring 182

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#155 Post by JJ » 15 Nov 2013, 07:45

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JJ wrote:Read a candy crush forum where a couple people claimed to have :3stars: all the way through 485, with 297 being the last holdout. I still see 182 as pretty unlikely without using a chocolate bomb adder at the start (then, it's trivial). So I'd be curious as to whether they used such things.

Even with cheating it's pretty hard to get the needed score on 297. Just amazing, bing - any secrets there?
I just focus on the bottom and creating special candies and am not shy about saving special candies. The goal is to create a "reserve" of +5 candies at the top and when you're <10 sec you fill back up and if you fill back up you blow up a wrapped candy or a bomb and try to set off a bigger cascade. [edit: I suppose you also need to build up a critical mass of special candies] I think before I was hesitant about blowing up wrapped candies because it takes so much time but you have to set off long chains and hope the big chains sustain themselves by making and blowing up +5s. Wraps are better than stripes because they blow up twice, wrapped+striped takes way too long to use and then wrapped+chocolate bomb is the absolute best.
Thanks; I'd been evolving to something close to this (I'd learned quickly about wrapped+stripe being a waste) but hadn't quite nailed it down. While you need a ton of luck, it seems level actually takes some skill too in recognizing where the clock is and figuring out what combos you can effectively make quickly.

I finally finished 295. Nice to have that over.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#156 Post by JJ » 15 Nov 2013, 16:46

383 done. And I'm up to 189K on 297.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#157 Post by Scruluce » 17 Nov 2013, 17:38

:3stars: ≤164, 166-168

:2stars: 165

:1star: 169

:0star: ≥170

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#158 Post by JJ » 17 Nov 2013, 21:39

F*ck it. I went to FB for the first time in a while for CC and noticed I still had some chocolate bomb boosters (unlocked a long time ago) I'd never used before. Used one for level 182. After 1 move, I'd destroyed 2 bombs with the thing and amassed over 100,000 points. Lame - :3stars: with an asterisk in bold. Wouldn't have resorted to it but the level is bullsh*t to begin with.

I also think the FB version scores differently than the phone version. I don't think that that would have been much more than 60,000 on the phone. I think FB counts chocolate bomb exploding bombs as about 50k, and the phone about 30k. Nice consistency, CC.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#159 Post by JJ » 18 Nov 2013, 09:54

452 down. That leaves:

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Level	Stars	Score	Rank Among Friends	3-Star Target	Comment
297	2	189980	2	200000	15 seconds is not a lot of time; only bing has 3 stars.
417	2	124820	1	130000	Stupid random level.  3-star score not too high but level very annoying.
440	1	434500	1	500000	Hard level; only passed it twice.  High scores should be possible with chocolate bomb wiping out multiple bombs.
(Still a big asterisk on 182, as noted.)

As previously noted, I think it might be easier to achieve high scores on 417 and 440 on the computer. So I may need to revert to that.

BTW, I looked at a youtube of someone 3-starring 452. It was a different level - in addition to the ? candy at the start, new ? candies fell down periodically to give a much easier time generating special candies. Which would make it a fairly routine :3stars: instead of the real chore it turned out to be (in order to beat it, I had to mix bomb+chocolate bomb twice for score in addition to the four stripe+chocolate bomb necessary to get the 80 striped candies - a lot to do in 40 moves starting with a blocked grid).
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#160 Post by Scruluce » 18 Nov 2013, 15:51

the ? candies are another of the special unlocks that you get as a one-off before CC wants you to pay for more.

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#161 Post by JJ » 18 Nov 2013, 16:37

Scruluce wrote:the ? candies are another of the special unlocks that you get as a one-off before CC wants you to pay for more.
Jerques.

OK, tried 440 again on FB and completed the level, scoring over 875,000. So that one's done. Two to go.

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#162 Post by JJ » 19 Nov 2013, 13:36

Sweet. Completed 417 on the last move, with score well above the mark. Happened to make a chocolate ball on the move, too, so ended up over 250,000. Probably couldn't score that high again in 1,000 tries.

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#163 Post by Scruluce » 19 Nov 2013, 20:52

:3stars: ≤168

:2stars: 170

:1star: 169

:0star: ≥171
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#164 Post by Scruluce » 20 Nov 2013, 01:38

:balrog: just beat 170 at a little over 258k. needed 260 for :3stars:

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#165 Post by bing » 22 Nov 2013, 12:36

Scruluce wrote::balrog: just beat 170 at a little over 258k. needed 260 for :3stars:
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#166 Post by JJ » 22 Nov 2013, 17:26

F*ck me. 199,180. No help in the sugar crush at all.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#167 Post by Scruluce » 23 Nov 2013, 00:37

bing wrote:
Scruluce wrote::balrog: just beat 170 at a little over 258k. needed 260 for :3stars:
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#168 Post by Scruluce » 23 Nov 2013, 00:39

:3stars: ≤172

:2stars: 170 173-175

:1star: 169

:0star: ≥176

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#169 Post by JJ » 26 Nov 2013, 20:39

After countless failed efforts on the phone, and dozens on the laptop, I finally tried 297 on a reasonably modern computer. Got :3stars: within half an hour. The way the candies fall on facebook seem to make chocolate balls much more likely. So you flame out a fair amount, but there are better opportunities for high scores.

And you need to do it on a fast computer with a decent internet connection. Else you time out while waiting for crap to drop.

So :3stars: through 455.
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#170 Post by JJ » 27 Nov 2013, 08:28

I think bing already noticed, but the phone levels now go to 485. No new FB levels released - maybe the game is done?

Anyway, I've got some more stars to collect.
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#171 Post by Scruluce » 27 Nov 2013, 14:19

:3stars: ≤173, 176, 177

:2stars: 174, 175

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:0star: ≥178

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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#172 Post by JJ » 29 Nov 2013, 15:00

Four more left for FG :3stars::

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Level	Stars	Score	Rank Among Friends	3-Star Target	Comment
458	2	408300	1	420000	Seems easier to get high scores on FB rather than phone.
461	2	207420	1	230000	Score not high but level is brutal.
478	1	249660	1	300000	Level can be beaten but target is fairly high/annoying.
500	1	238220	1	300000	I hate this level.  But the score's attainable, I suppose.
(With asterisk on 182.)
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#173 Post by JJ » 29 Nov 2013, 16:48

JJ wrote:Four more left for FG :3stars::

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Level	Stars	Score	Rank Among Friends	3-Star Target	Comment
458	2	408300	1	420000	Seems easier to get high scores on FB rather than phone.
461	2	207420	1	230000	Score not high but level is brutal.
478	1	249660	1	300000	Level can be beaten but target is fairly high/annoying.
500	1	238220	1	300000	I hate this level.  But the score's attainable, I suppose.
(With asterisk on 182.)
458 down (on FB). 3 to go. These are the doozys. :(
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Re: Candy Crush Saga

#174 Post by JJ » 29 Nov 2013, 21:45

Mofo. Up to ~295,000 on level 500.
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#175 Post by JJ » 30 Nov 2013, 09:31

478 finished. Just 461 and 500 left.
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