For those who don’t know, SongPop is a Facebook/smartphone game that pits you against other players in an attempt to see who can recognize songs and artists the fastest. You can choose from a set of playlists like 90s Alternative, 1980s, Classic Rock, and such.. and depending on whether you win or lose, you earn coins that you can use to unlock other playlists like K-pop, Country, and loads of others. I’ve only been playing for about a week, and I’ve noticed a few patterns that people could exploit to win easier or earn coins faster. There are two main patterns I’ve picked up on..
1. Intentionally lose on playlists you are bad at.
SongPop keeps a points-record of how experienced you are on a certain playlist by giving you a star-count — based on how many correct answers you get in a row. You will then have the opportunity to play matches with random strangers based on playlists that you have in common between you that you’re both good at. What you actually want, in order to max out the coins received from both of you, is to find someone who is bad at your best playlist and is willing to lose on all of those, in trade for you losing to a playlist they are good at, so you will alternate winning and losing and have a steady source of coins from wins.
Post your username in the comments below, with what playlists you are bad at, and other people can challenge you to maximize this tradeoff by choosing people who are bad at playlists they like. You can then trade by mutual alternating intentional failure, so that you both win an even amount of games consistently in order to unlock more playlists.
2. On the last day of tournament, “forget” to play turns when in the lead.
There are tournaments weekly, which add up your wins and losses between another username, and if you get more wins than the other, you will receive one powerup. I only use power-ups to shuffle playlists, personally, so I can pick on that I’m good at. If you are in the lead, you could conceivably simply “forget” to play your turns so that you win the tournament and rake in the powerups. As a spin on #1, you could both intentionally lose all matches of a single tournament and throw the game to one person, and then the next week decided that the other person will win all of that tournament’s matches, etc.
Do you have any other strategies like this? Post your username below so others can challenge you on playlists you are good/bad at, so you can alternate wins and losses ~__^