Achievement of the Week for January 3rd

Achievement of the Week for January 3rd

Can you endure?

Written by osubluejacket on 03 January 14 at 16:21

Happy New Year, Achievement Hunters!

Before we get into the first achievement challenge of 2014, let's take a look back at the final challenge of 2013.

Last week we were challenged to pop the Mile High Club achievement in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. At the outset here were the stats on the achievement:

On December 27th, 2013 - 38,666 gamers (out of 140,392 on-site) had popped the achievement.
"Mile High Club" had a base score of 20G and a 1.91 ratio, which gave the TA score up to 38.

On January 3rd, 2014 - 38,797 gamers (out of 140,925 on-site) have popped the achievement.
"Mile High Club" has a base score of 20G and a 1.91 ratio, keeping the TA score at 38.

While we didn't make a dent in the ratio, it is nice to welcome well over 100 new members to "the club".

Our next Achievement of the Week challenge is going to require you to pull together some friends.

ODST


Halo 3: ODSTVidmaster Challenge: EndureThe Vidmaster Challenge: Endure achievement in Halo 3: ODST worth 60 pointsIn Firefight, on any mission, passed the 4th Set on 4-player Heroic LIVE co-op.


Thus far, 21,740 gamers (out of 120,646 on-site) have popped the achievement.
"Vidmaster Challenge: Endure" has a base score of 25G and a 2.36 ratio, giving it the TA score of 59.

The top solution comes from JohnnyAmp88 who suggests the following:

If you follow this method it is pretty easy:

Use the Alpha Site map and position 2 people across from each doorway. This creates two chokepoints the covenant have to go through and gives you clear shots at them.

Stay out of the middle of the room except for between reinforcements where you can go grab weapons.

Have one player on each side get a Fuel Rod Cannon for Hunters and Chieftans. Get ammo for it in between rounds.

Have one player on each side stripping Brute shields with a Plasma Rifle and the other player doing head shots.

Using these tactics on this map took two hours and ten minutes to complete but we did it losing minimal lives while taking down the tough enemies quickly and efficiently.
Since ODST is without a matchmaking system for Firefight, why not set up a gaming session for yourself and three other ODST buddies?

Good Luck!

If you have a suggestion for an Achievement of the Week, be sure to let us know in the comments. Check back next Friday for the full report on how our community did popping this achievement as well as the announcement of our next Achievement of the Week!
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ADaughen
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ADaughen - Broke my WP8 yesterday... ARGH!  Risk cutting fingers or re-grind all those games?!?
251,087 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 65.81% (Includes owned DLC) - 24 more achievements required to reach 66%514 posts
Last post: 28 Oct at 20:07
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:27
^^ Works as long as your connection doesn't drop.

I've done it 6x. 4x having the game crash/freeze/disconnect near the final levels. >_<
AcedannyK
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AcedannyK
Achievement Completion Percentage: 83.57% (Includes owned DLC) - 19 more achievements required to reach 84%69 posts
Last post: 22 Aug at 18:03
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:30
Fun and challenging achievement,. You better hope the people you play with are in a similar region though. The lag can become insane and render it practically unplayable at times.
The Roeshambo
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The Roeshambo
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Last post: 24 Apr at 23:40
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:32
Having one person stay in the middle room by the elevators helps a lot.
Rafael D Arroyo
75 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 87.75% (Includes owned DLC) - 12 more achievements required to reach 88%49 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 21:45
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:38
Do a challenge week for the "tactical challenger" achievement on Vanquish. I´ve been stuck on challenge 6 forever now and the challenge would be a good excuse to dust off the game and start the grinding (and dying a LOT!) for the achievement, which is one of the worst achievements I've faced thus far!
Just a fearful servant of the Lord Almight.
Fooga
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Fooga - Really want to get Evil Within but damn...San Andreas needs to be played for a while. I still remember buying it the day it came out. Good times.
430,626 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 94.91% (Includes owned DLC) - 11 more achievements required to reach 95%248 posts
Last post: 27 Oct at 22:39
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:39, Edited on 03 January 14 at 16:41 by Fooga
I remember just playing it with 2 guys using plasma pistols to kill their shields and 2 others using the regular pistol (which was extremely OP). It wasn't that hard. I actually enjoyed doing this achievement. Even helped a few other groups get it.

Congrats to everyone who got Mile High Club as well.
Shall we?
drownedLTspeirs - so many games so little time
165,227 TrueAchievement Points367 posts
Last post: 30 Oct at 19:20
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:46
I'm somewhat surprised how few people are getting these achievements. Then again, I received ODST through Gamefly way back in the day, so I will not be able to get this one either.
LTspeirs
Mr Granstaff
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Mr Granstaff - For renewing XBL Gold (one year), the cheapest I found was for $48.75 -- can I do better?
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 1,547 out of 263,422Achievement Completion Percentage: 91.31% (Includes owned DLC) - 72 more achievements required to reach 92%1,118 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 17:23
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:49
With this challenge, I'm above .500 now. Woot!
Rollus Tidus
S P 4 C E Y
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S P 4 C E Y - Glitched Halo 4 achievements have been fixed.  Doesn't affect me but great to see!... albeit 8 months late!
Achievement Completion Percentage: 71.50% (Includes owned DLC) - 28 more achievements required to reach 72%TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.7106796 posts
Last post: 30 Oct at 10:58
Posted on 03 January 14 at 16:55
I've already won each of these weekly achievements... :-(
Category 4D SFA Referee - PSIA Freestyle Ski Coach with M.A in Politics. Random huh?
MAZE RUNNER 7
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MAZE RUNNER 7 - I DON'T LIKE FLYING ZOMBIES.
150,532 TrueAchievement Points95 posts
Last post: 27 Oct at 08:11
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:06
This is a hard one, mostly if your board band connection sucks.

Side Note; Hay Chris buddy, want to give this another go. toast
Its a Multipass - Can't believe GTA: San Andreas just re-released for the 360. I'm going to have fun with this!
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Last post: 09 Oct at 03:24
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:08, Edited on 03 January 14 at 17:15 by Its a Multipass
Happy to have gotten this a few weeks ago and it wasn't possible without those that helped me out of course, especially Shadow 00 Fox for his repeated resolve and vow to help out, as well as his leadership and knowledge. It was maybe our 3rd attempt together before I got it done and he had already attained the achievement before. I'll gladly help out with anyone who wants to attempt this. I'm average at this game but will be keeping it.

Both of the above 2 posts are the most important 2 things if you ask me.

- THE GAME'S DISGUSTINGLY BAD LAG ISSUES
(This is the real issue and it took me 7 tries to get this achievement, half of them ending in lag issues. I consider my connection pretty good, as well as the guys I was gaming with, but this game is extremely touchy about your connection. Just a word of advice to those attempting this achievement: DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT attempt this achievement if you are not sure that you can provide the absolute most stable connection amongst all 4 members of your team. By "stable" I mean: a.) you need to make sure there is no one else in the house where you are attempting this using up the internet i.e. your family on the internet streaming videos or playing other games online. that means no YouTube or streamed movies and no little brother playing Minecraft online on his computer. NOTHING. The slightest spike in anyone's connection can screw this achievement up - just remember, you have to have 4 people connected in a checkpoint-free match for hours on end. It could be quick if you have a good or knowledgeable team at 2hrs or it could take 4 1/2 to 5hrs.)
- REGION ISSUES
(This one seemed to present problems for me if I was playing with gamers from other countries but I began to think that the game actually simply has problems connecting certain gamers to other gamers regardless of their nation. I have had good experiences with other gamers from different countries so I am not sure it is completely true that region plays a huge role in the failure of any match you may set up.)

- STAGE SELECTION
The last point of advice I could make is to play the match that will benefit everyone's abilities the most. For me, the most beneficial was Lost Platoon because I am good in vehicles (not so good on foot). Most people will attempt Lost Platoon (open large environment with vehicles) or Alpha Site (small close quarters using defensive strategies to hold off your foes; lacking in vehicles. In Lost Platoon, the overall goal (usually) is to get to the point of where everyone has a brute chopper, running laps around the base to pick off enemies, whilst utilizing spartan lasers to take out wraiths whenever they appear. If you stay on the move and take out those wraiths quickly you should be fine on Lost Platoon. You can make use of a sniper as well to thin out troops before the dropships land. Anyways I just found it much more fun playing it on L.P. rather than A.S. A.S. got boring so quickly and might even take longer but it is a solid strategy if you have a good team who can defend well and evade. There is a glitch on that map though where you can melee enemies through the glass of the elevator and remain invincible but sometimes you will get hit by grenades and bugs will screw things up. It's not 100% but sometimes helps.

Anyways it was plenty of fun attempting this and many thanks again to those who helped me out. Good luck to anyone attempting this. I see this as the most difficult achievement in the Halo universe and also personally one of the most prized achievements out there! I'm sure there have probably been many guides before on that Lost Platoon strategy but if Shadow 00 Fox ever happens to puts one up I would go and check it out! He's a good leader and knowledgeable of how the game works as well as good at getting things done. smile
Kennyannydenny - I'm currently working on some of the Xbox One titles
TrueAchievements Pro user57 completed games(Includes owned DLC)431 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 23:46
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:12
I already have the Vidmaster Challenge: Endure. It felt good when i completed it with my buddies. It wasn't easy but it was worth it.
drabik
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drabik - Unavailable for TA duties until further notice. I'm not purposefully ignoring any PMs!
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Last post: Yesterday at 15:02
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:13, Edited on 03 January 14 at 18:03 by drabik
I found this much easier to do on Lost Platoon. Have one person hiding in the room with the laser to take out the phantoms wraith at the bottom, and they hide for the rest of the game. The other three go around on Choppers. Much easier to get out of the difficult fights if you are overwhelmed, and the choppers have unlimited ammo.

Edit:

My team used this as a basis:

Solution for Vidmaster Challenge: Endure in Halo 3: ODST
[20:15:34] Dimmock : Turtles never lose, they live longer then us so it is at worst a delayed win.
Spectre7XBA
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Spectre7XBA
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Last post: 07 Oct at 01:12
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:22, Edited on 03 January 14 at 17:27 by Spectre7XBA
Easiest on alpha site. Have 2 players on each side. I got it on my previous account but it got reset. Wouldn't mind getting some of the vidmasters and doing ODST on legendary again, message me back if you're interested. Only need 1 other player for legendary.
I have a good connection and i don't care what country you're from, it's worth a try.

Personally I really enjoy ODST, the only thing i found annoying is when you take damage the screen goes really red. Anyone know how to fix it fast?
JmoCox
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JmoCox
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Last post: 11 Feb at 19:47
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:23
drabik said:I found this much easier to do on Lost Platoon. Have one person hiding in the room with the laser to take out the phantoms, and they hide for the rest of the game. The other three go around on Choppers. Much easier to get out of the difficult fights if you are overwhelmed, and the choppers have unlimited ammo.This ^^^. It's been like 4 years since I did this one but we did it first try.
Shadow 00 Fox
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Shadow 00 Fox - Looking for someone with Xbox One NFS Rivals to do the two multiplayer achievements..
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Last post: 30 Oct at 18:09
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:28
Liquid N2 said:Happy to have gotten this a few weeks ago....

......I'm sure there have probably been many guides before on that Lost Platoon strategy but if Shadow 00 Fox ever happens to puts one up I would go and check it out! He's a good leader and knowledgeable of how the game works as well as good at getting things done. smile
Thank-you for the nice words in your comment! Just was reading through this topic intending to give the same advice you did, and you beat me to it. laugh
The reason I haven't posted a guide for this achievement is that there are already 23!!!??? guides for it. One more is only making a bigger mess. I just help out some people when I get the chance. I think your group was the 4th group? I love the ODST game, and that challenge is a lot of fun... with a good group of folks!
Shadow 00 Fox
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Shadow 00 Fox - Looking for someone with Xbox One NFS Rivals to do the two multiplayer achievements..
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Last post: 30 Oct at 18:09
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:31
On a sidenote to the 'achievement challenge' creators. Can you please make part of the 'achievement challenge' badge, a count of how many of them we already had, PLEASE??? That makes sense, doesn't it? And gives those who can't go for the achievement challenge a little feather in their caps as well. smile
For example, for myself, and this achievement challenge: If you put your mouse over my badge, it would say, 0 achievement challenge; 3 achievement challenge previously won. Or something like that.....
crowbo 360
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crowbo 360 - Question. Who has signed up for EA Access Hub on Xbox One? It keeps enticing me in and for £20 all the free vault games and new ones on the way....
TrueAchievements Pro userTrueAchievement Ratio: 1.5164549 posts
Last post: 30 Oct at 23:45
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:34
Got this achievement a long time back but it is perfectly achievable with a good team that communicates well - good luck everyone.

Looking forward to keeping an eye on future achievement challenges smile
Riconoclast
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Riconoclast - Shining Empire just revitalised my interest in 360.
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Last post: 04 May at 18:43
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:39
Shadow 00 Fox said:On a sidenote to the 'achievement challenge' creators. Can you please make part of the 'achievement challenge' badge, a count of how many of them we already had, PLEASE??? That makes sense, doesn't it? And gives those who can't go for the achievement challenge a little feather in their caps as well. smile
For example, for myself, and this achievement challenge: If you put your mouse over my badge, it would say, 0 achievement challenge; 3 achievement challenge previously won. Or something like that.....
This.
VGM 007
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VGM 007
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Last post: 31 Aug at 17:09
Posted on 03 January 14 at 17:44
Dammit, I meant to try for MHC last week. I don't have ODST though, so I'm out on this one redface