Awesome congrats man. Did you have any difficulties at all? If so, with what and where. What caused you to have a down? Was it an error or mis-judgement on your behalf, or something else? What challenges did you miss (or did you do all)?
Did you knife the two rhino's on the run back, or did you get 1, or none?
So many questions!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! lol
Smooth sailing till 3rd area...got 50% at 1st hive....didn't even try as usually this is my most difficult hive..failed challenge but kept 95% drill so better than normal for me.
Went down on 2nd hive...got leper...threw feral and saw him behind barn...sitting...decided to go get him....stupid. Missed him and went down on my way back to GT campgrounds...this was my disaster hive...drill health went to 60%...personal skill was shot..all bad. The rest went best ever..for me...really smooth.
I spotted up to the left on last hive..had 2 fresh sentry out front...got spend $...nothing even touched me or drill...not even close...starting to learn the spawns using feral. For the run back..I had 1 hypno on me..another just past the 1st barrier hive and a flare next to the 2nd barrier hive...I would have had to really suck to screw that one up. Had no issues..barely got touched...
Was pretty funny scene...old ass dude high fiving his kids over a video game.....my oh my....
Nicely done! lol... Just goes to show that there are many ways to beat this since I definitely did it differently than yourself. So you used the mortal relic then? I think if you are on a GT all game you can get away without using support and go with medic which is very helpful. I used DC but don't recal using weapon specialist at all since I sat behind my turret all game.
What was your final score? Rank? You going to try it again or go for 9 relics? You said you were to the left of the nuke hive... just under the cliff?
628K, ranked 102. I'm moving on to 9 relics for now. I like it better than 8, game goes a lot quicker w/o searching any boxes..and there's a lot less strategizing. Yes, tucked right under the cliff, this was my best last hive ever. Nothing came close to me or the drill and w/ spend $ challenge it was smooth sailing.
I would like to try 8 relics w/o using mortal and no machines so I can run medic...scorpion gas is my reason for failure 95% of the time...and would still have the speed.
You made me try a 9 relic on POC using the GT + Sentry (I can not for the life of me work the PT, and I praise anyone who can - THAT takes TRUE skill to get a high score, unlike the GT which just takes skill).
Anyway, it was my first try and yeah, I went down to a scorpion so rage quit. It wasn't just that though, it was several things. I went down on the second barrier hive. I failed 4 challenges in total! 1 in the first area and all 3 in the 2nd area lol. Let me walk you through what challenges I had.
Area 1: Hive 3 - Corner Hive (Panzerfaust area): Find the Leper. No where to be seen. Failed.
Area 2: Hive 1 - SA hive: 50% accuracy - I only had 1 sentry. Failed.
Area 2: Hive 2 - Back hive near the LMG. Don't use abilities for 90 seconds. My sentry died after 10 seconds, and my GT got used quit quickly (didn't have time to turn traps on, purely because one scorpion from the previous hive was jumping around like crazy and I was trying to catch it lol)
Area 2: Hive 3 - Far left corner hive near the truck and turret: Fantastic hive location, but unfortunately whilst I was moving sentry guns + drill over there, the enemies spawned. They went after sentries and sentries did kill some, but they didn't destroy my sentry guns until just after the challenge had started. Oh what was the challenge? Don't spend for 2 minutes.
I got dealt some stupid challenges at stupid times. Had I got 50% on the second and not first, I would have had 2 sentry guns not one.
Oh yeah and, my down... I was so angry about this. Was in the corner near that electric fence that leads to area 3. HAd 2 sentry guns, had my GT. Maxed on money. HAd not been hit once. Everything was going PERFECT! Then, I dunno where the scorpion came from, but you know they spawn on that wall some times on the left... well, one sat on the wall, and shot me. I could not even see it - i couldn't see its tail or anything. Yet it got me. I moved immediately, and the gas wasn't where it hit me in the FAR corner, but where I moved to the gas was on the floor there! So theoretically, I could have stayed ON the GT where it originally hit me, and not got down.... If a scorpion hits you with a projectile, the very first thing you do is move off the GT to a safer location. It's just the reaction you get used to, which obviously I did, but the gas was not where it HIT.
So, after that I gave up and was very annoyed.
I was only on 220k up til that point, and obviously had I not got hit by that, I think I would have got a perfect score so would have been one 262k. Sure not the greatest of scores, but not BAD for 4 failed challenges lol.
I understand your rage. i had a perfect! first area right, like out of 114,800 score. i was in the midst 114,100 with the GT, BUT then the second area and last area just total rhino'd me up and ruined everything. 4 failed challenges, failed leper etc. dont spend, abilities... 50% acc... oh the joy! But apart from that, i want to improve on my score since i failed badly on the 13th hive with the portable turret, i had under 30/56k score and i shot by accident :s on the first area etc and lost 4k from there... so lets say a possible 25k score loss... i ended with 669k with the portable and FINALLY managed to escape! im going to try some more and beat my 8 relic score... i understand how rylan feels, doing 9 relics on exodus and 7k away from his 8 relics score and no one can see it once the week/month passed -.-
Which order of hives would you say to do in the first area, if you got the following 3:
- The one on the middle of the street.
- The one behind the electric trap.
- The one in the corner where I failed that Leper challenge.
I did the one behind the trap first, because a lot of times you get 75% accuracy, and this way the trap helps a lot. I was right in choosing it for that reason because I did indeed get the accuracy challenge. I then did the street one, and it was pistols, which was easy enough, so I stuck a skill point on my pistol for that. Then I did the corner one and failed the Leper challenge.
I have never gotten anything but 75% accuracy for the 1st challenge. When I get the corner hive in the 1st area, I back out and start over. It usually is not a problem, but all the other 4 locations are so much easier I don't bother with it. I am getting the 1st 2 areas down, but 3rd area still gives me trouble. I am always late setting up between hives and things just go to sh#t quickly after that. I still can't fathom making the run back w/ 9 either. I have made it to setting the nuke 3X now with no downs, but haven't even made it all the way to the 2nd barrier hive yet on the run....but I WILL make it. I'm glad I never played solo till now. The lobbies are so bad now, but I still have something new to do.
Lol, if you look back to my post, the two challenges that gave you trouble I mentioned. That leper challenge can be a pain in the ass in the third area when it goes behind the barn. You literally have to use a flare right away so he goes to it, sentry guns fail the challenge so that can also be annoying bcuz you have to turn them around. 50% for obvious reasons, thats why you need these challenges right away in the second area, that allows you smooth sailing in the third.
Thats if youre going for a high score of course. On the PS3, romain put up 744k with 9 relics, his video is on his youtube page. Even with the GT score trick at the end, you would have to have a perfect game with 8 relics to come close to his score.
He had 2 leper challenges in the game, not sure why. But he handled it nicely without feral.
Thanks for the link, just what I needed. I tried 9 relics last night. Went nearly perfect till the barn. I actually found it easier than 8....until here, because I had double sentries earlier since I wasn't pumping $ and skill points into feral...but things went bad quickly in the barn. Got melee a scorpion, usually easy since I always have a flare, but not so easy w/o it...had 2 downs and drill went to shit...I was also late getting set up because tried to move 2 sentries and go back for drill...next to last hive didn't go well either...again was late getting set up. Scorpion nailed me as I was putting down my GT and it was game over quickly from there...2 more downs.