Pier Solar and the Great Architects achievements

Pier Solar and the Great Architects

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There are 37 Pier Solar and the Great Architects achievements worth 4,855 (1,000), and 1 challenge

2,231 tracked gamers have this game, 17 have completed it (0.76%)

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That's Tim's way! in Pier Solar and the Great Architects

That's Tim's way!540 (80)

Completed the game fighting only the mandatory battles.

  • Unlocked by 49 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 6.74) 2,234  

Achievement Guide for That's Tim's way!

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Achievement won on 29 May 15
TA Score for this game: 3,533
Posted on 29 May 15 at 20:50
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First of all, a salute to the 6 people who got this achievement before me, because they are true badasses.

The May 2015 update to this game added a few features that make getting this achievement a while lot easier:

1. New Game +, where you start over with your previously gained levels and gear
2. The option to change the encounter rate

So your process is this:

1. Beat the game normally. It's extremely helpful, but not necessary, to get all of the master keys on your first playthrough so you have the ultimate weapons and armor for this playthrough. I ended my first playthrough having done the "Indiana Hoston" achievement as well, so my characters were in the low to mid 40's for level with great weapons and accessories.
2. Start a new game. If you've beaten the game already (not sure if which ending you select matters, but I went with the good ending first) it will give you the option to select New Game + and pick a save slot to roll over.
3. The instant you gain control of your character, go into Options and set the encounter rate to 0. This guarantees that you won't fight any battles except for the required ones for this achievement.
4. DON'T FORGET TO EQUIP THE ULTIMATE WEAPONS/ARMOR ON YOUR CHARACTERS AS YOU GO. If you've already beaten the game, you should already know which characters are not allowed to touch the good stuff, and you won't need to mess with their inventory anyway.
5. Play through the game, ideally as fast as you can. If you went for the master keys and "Indiana Hoston" achievements on your first playthrough, as I did, you should be pretty well set to murder the few opponents you have to deal with. The only battles I had any kind of issue on were the 2 that you're supposed to lose. With the ultimate gear, if took forever for them to knock me out, so if you know when these battles take place you can prepare.

The achievement pops directly after you defeat the last boss, so no need to stick around if you don't want to. Of course this is an easy opportunity to get the achievement for whichever ending you didn't select on your first go-round.

All told, my "Tim's way" playthrough took me about 8 hours, but I got stuck at least once (during Miss Mazooka's bounty) and had a bit of a compulsion to grab chests even though I didn't need to. I'm sure this could be done in half that time, maybe even less.

Good luck!
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