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Pool Nation FX

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Zen 8 - No Aimz in Pool Nation FX

Zen 8 - No Aimz99 (15)

Reach 8 minutes in Endurance with no aiming aid

  • Unlocked by 1,903 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 6.63) 82,992  

Achievement Guide for Zen 8 - No Aimz

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Achievement won on 08 May 15
TA Score for this game: 8,361
Posted on 01 April 15 at 18:13, Edited on 27 July 16 at 09:10
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MAJOR EDIT/UPDATE: The game has been updated. This achievement is now so incredibly easy it's ridiculous. I have updated this solution accordingly.

As long as you put a string down the middle of your screen, and follow the angle advice written below, you're guaranteed to get this achievement. Seriously, it's insanely easy now.

Because this has been made so incredibly easy, I think it's fair to give a shout-out to the eight players (including myself) who earnt this achievement legitimately, when it was extremely difficult, before it was made so incredibly easy. So here they are:

#1: Avata - 29 May 15 at 07:36
#2: NINja277 - 31 May 15 at 15:02
#3: Dwaggienite - 07 Jun 15 at 13:53
#4: Meeeng - 22 Jun 15 at 19:57
#5: HSxEvExAS - 14 Aug 15 at 19:21
#6: Excited Milk - 23 Aug 15 at 01:45
#7: demonic zebra - 31 Aug 15 at 23:59
#8: PrinceSub - 22 Sep 15 at 17:12

How to get this achievement:
At the start of the game, before taking a shot, put a string down the middle of your screen, so it basically cuts your cue, and cue ball in half. The string needs to be thin, and completely vertical.

Now, with the string in place, this is how you aim your shots (don't use the overhead view, use the looking-down-the-cue view).

You want your seated position to be directly in front of the middle of the screen. If you're sitting at an angle from the screen that is not directly in front of the screen, the string trick will give you a false reading.

As you should know, you can only hit a ball at a range of 90 degrees on the left side, and 90 degrees on the right side. By using the string, we can now make an estimate of where you're going to be hitting a ball. This is why the string needs to be as thin as possible.

If the string is going directly through the middle of the target ball, you know that you're going to be hitting the ball in a straight line (0 degrees) (i.e. full ball).

If the string is going right along the left or right edge of the target ball, you know that you're going to be hitting the ball at a 45 degree angle (i.e. half ball).

You can now use this knowledge to be able to align shots between 0-45 degrees.

This isn't the only judgement you can make, however. You can actually judge shots between 45-90 degrees on each side, also, allowing you to judge the entire 180-degree range of ball-hitting ability that you have.

To judge shots between 45-90 degree, you must look at the target ball, and imagine an identically-sized ball (obviously, the ball size will change dependant on how close to the target ball you are) right next to the ball you're aiming at. If the string is exactly one ball's width away from the target ball, you know that you're going to be hitting the ball at an angle of 90 degrees, which is a feather touch... you'll almost never get a pot with this shot unless the ball is right on the edge of the pocket.

However, because you now know where the 90-degree shot aim is, you can now adjust your aim across the 45-90 degree spectrum using the imaginary ball's width next to the target ball.

If you're unsure of the angle, you can quickly flick to top-down view with cn_Y, quickly work out the angle you need to hit towards the target pocket, then press cn_Y again to adjust.

When turning towards a ball you intend to pot, only use the fine tune button cn_LB at the final nanosecond to fine tune it. Learn how to do this, and you'll save even more seconds when aiming.

Remember, unlike previously, you now have 'streak lives'. Every five balls you pot without missing gives you a streak life (up to a maximum of 5). When you miss, if you have a streak life, you'll automatically lose a streak life, and you won't lose your balls potted streak.

Also, you can now manually activate the drop shot stopper, instead of it being automatic.
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