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Do you think you'll go for the 1,000,000 achievement?

posted by Magic Emperor on - last edited - Viewed by 2.1K users
Also known as the 1% achievement. I don't think I will. I'm not that good. Eh, 17 out of 18 achievements is good enough for me. :P
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  • Not likely, after the first night of playing (multiple blunders on the head of my boyfriend, of course) I was already down a couple hundred thousand, at the moment I think I'm at about -350k. All I've got left to unlock's the whole Portal set so I'm not sure how much I'll keep playing after that.
  • Let me offer some encouragement:

    One million divided by 80k (a single win's profit) is 12.5.
    It takes 4 losses to remove the profits from a win.

    Even if you're having trouble and winning, let's say, only once per 3 tournaments, that means it'd take 25 tournaments.

    Assuming each tourney is 15 minutes (which is an overstatement, considering the losses would cut the game short, but then again, some games really drag), that means it'd take 6 hours and 15 minutes starting from $0, which you can always do by resetting your save file.

    Of course, within 25 tournaments' time, your skill is bound to improve a huge amount. So you'd likely wind up playing much less before hitting that milestone.
    Six hours sounds a lot, but if you like this game beyond unlocking stuff, you're bound to play that much eventually. It's one of those "matter of time" achievements.

    edit: Oorrr maybe not. I've recorded a few games and turns out I really underestimated their length. One was 17 minutes, another was 20, and yet another was a whopping 32. To be fair, I think we made some kind of record with that last one - Sam and I seem to have hit a blind limit at 1,600 and 3,200.
  • Only problem is it seems every single game I am getting worse...
  • I only wish I could play the game long enough to go for this achievement... don't want to risk another console lockup, to be honest. This game isn't nearly good enough for me to risk that happening for the fourth or fifth time.
  • Unless I win about 10 games in a row I doubt I will even break even...
  • It didn't take that long. I got it in 21 games.
  • It's not that bad if you play a judicious game of Omaha.
  • If the achievement was to get lose 1 million I would be getting close...
  • In reply to Hudomonkey

    If the achievement was to get lose 1 million I would be getting close... link

    Me too. Nearly a million in the red. I win the odd tourney but most of the time I lose big. I think the trick is to not bet small but big.

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