The Ballad of Gay Tony

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The Ballad of Gay Tony

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TBoGT: Past the Velvet Rope

Score 80% or above in all missions. (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

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  • 46 4 6
    ACHIEVEMENTS
    Gold Star (80G) Score 100% in all missions
    Past the Velvet Rope (45G) Score 80% or above in all missions

    TIPS
    Each requirement can be done individually on separate attempts
    Go to Stats>Player to see your progression (missions with 0% won't show)
    Never ride a taxi, cheat, die or get busted during a mission
    A mission is visually easier when done during the day (07:00 ~ 19:00)
    The new pistol is useful for headshots while still keeping good accuracy
    NR means New Record
    For the checkmarks below, you must just satisfy that objective

    ALL 26 MISSIONS

    I luv L.C.
    Time: 04:30
    Player Damage: 0%
    Car Damage: 10%

    Practice Swing
    Time: 04:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 11
    Accuracy: 70%
    100% Golf Accuracy: v (aim for his feet and press A when the white bar comes down on the black bar)

    Chinese Takeout
    Time: 05:20
    Player Damage: 10%
    Accuracy: 70%
    100% Headshots: v

    Momma's Boy
    Time: 03:10
    Player Damage: 10%
    Crowd Helped: v
    Counter Finish: v

    Corner Kids
    Time: 07:50
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 55%

    Clocking Off
    Time: 05:00
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 55%

    Sexy Time
    Time: 06:00
    Player Damage: 0%
    Boats Destroyed: 4

    Kibbutz Number One
    Time: 05:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 10
    Accuracy: 70%
    Boat Damage: 60%
    Top Boat Speed: 70 mph
    Quickdraw the RPG: v (kill guys with sticky grenades to spawn then snipe RPG)

    Bang Bang
    Time: 05:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    No Bombs Wasted: v (3x crane, 1x train, 1x plane)

    Blog This!...
    Time: 02:30
    Car Damage: 0%

    High Dive
    Time: 04:10
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 6
    Accuracy: 70%
    Helicopters Destroyed: 4
    Free Fall Time: v

    Caught With Your Pants Down
    Time: 07:25
    Player Damage: 50%
    Cop Cars Destroyed: 6
    Tank Damage: 50%
    Sharpshooter: v (this was a little confusing. you have to use one clip to shoot all 4 bolts in other words 10 tries to shoot all 4 not 4 perfect shots
    )

    This Ain't Checkers
    Time: 07:35
    Player Damage: 0%
    Perfect Landing: v (land in a boat)
    Always First: v

    No. 3
    Time: 05:15
    Top Speed: 140 mph
    Car Damage: 20%
    Followed Close: v

    Frosting On The Cake
    Time: 05:45
    Player Damage: 50%
    Bomb Accuracy: v
    Escape Cops Time: 0:35

    Boulevard Baby
    Time: 03:10
    Player Damage: 40%
    Groove On: v
    Good Guy: v

    ...Blog This!
    Time: 02:10
    Player Damage: 0%
    Time To Catch Blogger: 0:08

    Not So Fast
    Time: 04:35
    Player Damage: 20%
    Helicopter Damage: 80%

    Ladies' Night
    Time: 08:50
    Helicopter Damage: 0%
    Low Fly: v
    Close Pursuit: v

    Going Deep
    Time: 06:30
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 70%
    Vehicles Destroyed: 5
    Bomb Hidden: v
    Sticky Bomb Carnage: v

    Dropping In
    Time: 06:40
    Player Damage: 40%
    Accuracy: 70%
    Landing Distance: v
    Ashvilli Plummet: v
    Truck Landing: v

    In The Crosshairs
    Time: 04:30
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 10
    Accuracy: 60%
    4 shots, 4 snipers: v

    For The Man Who Has Everything
    Time: 04:20
    Player Damage: 50%
    Duck Chopper: v
    Helicopters Destroyed: 8

    Ladies Half Price
    Time: 03:55
    Hanger On Time: 0:07 (just reverse and he will fall off)

    Party's Over
    Time: 04:30
    Player Damage: 90%
    Headshots: 25
    Accuracy: 70%
    Enemy Cars Destroyed: 4

    Departure Time
    Time: 10:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 25
    Accuracy: 70%

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    The SerbinaterWhy do I only have 90% on Party's Over when I have completed all aspects on the checklist?
    Posted by The Serbinater on 28 May 11 at 15:34
    betty bowlerAny advice on getting the headshots? This is what is slowing me down...
    Posted by betty bowler on 26 Sep 13 at 10:56
    General ArcaneLock on with the aim, then move the reticule up to hover over the head then shoot them. If they die immediately, then chances are you've got the headshot. I'd suggest going for head shots on a separate play through to getting the time challenges since you need a bit of extra time to account for aiming.
    Posted by General Arcane on 26 Sep 13 at 11:07
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  • General ArcaneGeneral Arcane272,919
    02 May 2010 23 Feb 2011 29 Aug 2012
    34 1 6
    This achievement is similar to
    Grand Theft Auto IVTBoGT: Gold StarThe TBoGT: Gold Star achievement in Grand Theft Auto IV worth 467 pointsScore 100% in all missions. (The Ballad of Gay Tony)
    but you only have to get 80%.

    After each mission, you will get a list of goals, involving time, headshots, damage, etc. When you complete the mission, you start off with 50%, and then the remaining 50 is split roughly equally between the goals.

    A couple of goals are easy to get round, as long as you avoid the time goal. To get round the player damage stat, just pick up a health pack towards the end of the mission or go to a fast food place, and make use of cover during the mission. For car damage, just visit a Pay 'n' Spray at the end. Also, if you use a taxi or cheat, the mission will not count as completed, and you will get 0% and have to replay it in its entirety.

    I’d suggest getting the goals I haven't striked-through, as these are the ones I found easiest, and the striked-through ones will probably need multiple playthroughs to complete. The accuracy gets harder the further on you get in the game, but as long as you are careful, and use the pistol, you should be fine. The reason I say don't try the time is because it usually takes a couple of playthroughs to get used to the mission, and so you know what to do.

    I Love LC
    Time: 4:30
    Player Damage: 0%
    Car Damage: 10%
    You don't have any enemies, so it is difficult to cause yourself any damage. Just drive carefully and you'll be fine.

    Practice Swing
    Time: 4:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 11
    Accuracy: 70%
    100% Golf Accuracy: You have to hit the union worker in one every time, so wait for the cart to be stationary, and zoom in before you hit your shots
    This for these, just aim for the head most of the time and count your headshots. Also, don't shoot the enemies when they're behind cover or you’ll lose accuracy.

    Chinese Takeout
    Time: 5:20
    Player Damage: 10%
    Accuracy: 70%
    100% Headshots: Use the pistol, and don't shoot when the enemy is behind cover
    For this one, if you use cover and aim well, then you should be fine. Don't shoot when they're behind cover, and always aim for the head to get those goals.

    Momma's Boy
    Time: 3:10
    Player Damage: 10%
    Crowd Helped: Back an opponent against the cage side and get the crowd to hold him, then punch him
    Counter Finish: Hold A to block, and then follow with X or Y to knock out an opponent when they’re low on health
    This is difficult to get in one go as you have to get under 50% health to complete it in the regular way. What you have to do is to knock out your third opponent, and Santos will pull a knife on you outside. Since you have probably been hit, you will want to get a health before killing him. The closest can be found in the projects to the north (they look like three crosses on the map). There's a trench running around the eastern one, and in the north-western corner is a health pack. Pick this up and then shoot Santos. (credit to Octobot Super for the info on the health pack location)

    Corner Kids
    Time: 7:50
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 55%
    All fairly simply, just use cover and aim for the head of most enemies.

    Clocking Off
    Time: 5:00
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 55%
    Use cover and aim for the head as much as possible.

    Sexy Time
    Time: 6:00
    Player Damage: 0%
    Boats Destroyed: 4
    As long as you stay far enough away, you shouldn't be hit by any stray bullets while in the helicopter. You've got to destroy the patrol boat as well as the three that escape the ship to get the Boats Destroyed goal.

    Kibbutz Number One
    Time: 5:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 10
    Accuracy: 70%
    Boat Damage: 60%
    Top Boat Speed: 70mph
    Quickdraw the RPG: You have to kill the guy with the RPG before he fires; may take a few attempts, he's high up in the building to the left
    Aim for the head in most circumstances, and on the boat, hold down RT for the speed, and try to destroy the other boats as much as quickly as possible.

    Bang Bang
    Time: 5:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    No Bombs Wasted: Throw the bombs where you are told, and no-more than you're told to throw
    For the bomb on the train, you've got to move fast; head north from the crane immediately, and when you get there, throw the sticky bomb at the train, from the road. Don't try to get on the track because it'll get away, and it’s quite difficult to get off.

    Blog This!...
    Time: 2:30
    Car Damage: 0%
    For this one, you just have to move fast and be careful when you drive. Also be quick when you're on the computer and leave immediately, so don’t spend time randomly surfing the net, just hit LB several times to quit the computer and walk out.

    High Dive
    Time: 4:10
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 6
    Accuracy: 70%
    Helicopters Destroyed: 4
    Freefall Time: For this, you have to pull your parachute fairly close to the ground, aim roughly for the roofs of buildings as you're going down
    Use cover, and try to take out people on levels above you by aiming for the head. Destroying the helicopters makes it hard to get accuracy, so try another playthrough. There are four helicopters on the way up, so just fire 5 explosive shots into each one.

    Caught With Your Pants Down
    Time: 7:25
    Player Damage: 50%
    Tank Damage: 50%
    Cop Cars Destroyed: 6
    Sharpshooter: You just have to hit the targets without reloading, so in under ten shots
    Player damage is easy to get because it's virtually impossible to get hurt unless you get out. The tank usually get badly damaged when you drive into cop cars, so keeping it under 50% is quite difficult.

    This Ain't Checkers
    Time: 7:35
    Player Damage: 0%
    Landed in Boat: Land on the boat when you're parachuting. People have had trouble with this. Always try to get to the one furthest away from you you as this seems to most likely for you to get the requirement. (credit to CuteAzz for confirming this for me)
    Always First: Get to first place as soon as possible when parachuting, and remain there for the rest of the race

    No. 3
    Time: 5:15
    Car Damage: 20%
    Top Speed: 140mph
    Followed Close: When you get in your car, stay as close behind Mori as possible while driving
    When you're driving, keep control and don't hit stuff, and where there's a straight, just hold down RT to get the top speed, and stay close to Mori.

    Frosting on the Cake
    Time: 5:45
    Player Damage: 50%
    Bomb Accuracy: For this, as far as I can tell, you need to throw the bombs at enemies, not randomly
    Escape Cops Time: 0:35
    For escaping the cops, you want to drive straight through the roadblock, and just hope that you're not followed, and just continue down that road. You may also need a health pack at the end, and possibly multiple playthroughs.

    Boulevard Baby
    Time: 3:10
    Player Damage: 40%
    Groove On: Dance perfectly with Monique
    Good Guy: Only shoot enemies with guns, not civilians in the club
    Move the sticks in time with the music when dancing, and just hit everyone with a gun and avoid civilians during the shootout, and make use of cover.

    ...Blog This!
    Time: 2:10
    Player Damage: 0%
    Time to Catch Blogger: 0:08
    When you jump out, push forward on LS and catch the blogger quickly, but don't overshoot him. Also, when you land, pull back to land safely.

    Not So Fast
    Time: 4:35
    Player Damage: 20%
    Helicopter Damage: 80%
    There aren't many people to kill, so player damage is easy to get round. Helicopter damage is also quite easy as you can take out the enemy choppers from a distance, just spam missiles at them.

    Ladies' Night
    Time: 8:50
    Helicopter Damage: 0%
    Close Pursuit: Stay close to the car
    Low Fly: Stay low, roughly the height of the rooftops
    These are all quite easy, as long as you don't fly like an idiot, and keep up with the car.

    Going Deep
    Time: 6:30
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 20
    Accuracy: 70%
    Vehicles Destroyed: 5
    Bomb Hidden: It needs to be hidden out of sight, I put it on the front radiator
    Sticky Bomb Carnage: Kill NOOSE and FIB agents gathered around the car
    You want to put the bomb out of sight, and blow it as late as possible. Aim for the head, and use cover.

    Dropping In
    Time: 6:40
    Player Damage: 40%
    Accuracy: 70%
    Perfect Landing: Land in the indicated area when you jump out of the helicopter
    Ashvilli Plummet: Shoot Ashvilli when you've taken out everyone else, out of the window.
    Truck Landing: Land on the truck after jumping out of the window
    The reason I don't think Truck Landing is easy is because it depends on when you pull your chute, and you'll miss a lot of the time. Follow all the old rules - take cover, aim for the head.

    In the Crosshairs
    Time: 4:30
    Player Damage: 40%
    Headshots: 10
    Accuracy: 60%
    4 shots, 4 snipers: Don't waste any bullets, use one on each sniper
    Use cover, take out the snipers with headshots, and use the sniper for some of the other kills.

    For the Man Who Has Everything
    Time: 4:20
    Player Damage: 50%
    Duck Chopper: Duck when you're told to when the chopper comes low over the train
    Helicopters Destroyed: 8
    Shoot the helicopters when the appear so they don't hit you much, and you destroy enough

    Ladies Half Price
    Time: 3:55
    Hanger On Time: 0:07
    This one is quite easy to get the time because you don't have to do much. To take out the guy on the back of the boat, simply reverse over him and move on.

    Party's Over
    Time: 4:30
    Player Damage: 90%
    Headshots: 25
    Accuracy: 70%
    Enemy Cars Destroyed: 4
    This one is quite difficult to get in one, since you're mainly concentrating on people not sneaking up on you. Therefore, you just need to try to be accurate, and use sticky bombs to take out the cars.

    Departure Time
    Time: 10:00
    Player Damage: 50%
    Headshots: 25
    Accuracy: 70%
    Same as most of the previous missions, use cover, and aim for the head, mainly using the pistol for increased accuracy.
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    General ArcaneThank you very much! I'll update the solution, and give you credit.
    Posted by General Arcane on 11 Dec 11 at 17:04
    Octobot SuperWow, have you considered submitting this solution for the Gold Star version? The solutions there are sorely lacking.

    Also, I was having some trouble with Momma's Boy, specifically getting done with less than 10% player damage. If you get combo'd even once in the fight, it's something like 18% damage. My solution was, once Santos pulls the knife on you, run north to the projects (they look like three crosses on the game map). There's sort of a trench that runs around the eastern "cross". Down there in the northwestern corner is a health kit. I let Santos follow me, I grabbed the kit, and then shot him. Easy!
    Posted by Octobot Super on 28 Aug 12 at 23:51
    General ArcaneThanks very much! I did consider doing a Gold Star guide, but since the video guides are fairly explanatory, I figured there wasn't a huge need for it. I wrote it here as a kind of guide while you're playing along the story first time, so you don't have to replay the missions several times to meet all the criteria. It wouldn't require much editing, so I might consider sticking it there as well.

    Your solution for Momma's Boy does sound like a good idea, I'll add it to the solution and give you credit for it.
    Posted by General Arcane on 29 Aug 12 at 00:18
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    Ok I just have to put this here because it would be tedius to comment to every solution already here.

    FIRST OF ALL, READ ALL OF THE OTHER SOLUTIONS, AND WATCH THE VIDEOS.

    This is not a full solution, but an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT note to remember when considering using ANY solution.

    The mission, "Frosting on the Cake", where you drive a limo and then use sticky bombs out of the limo later, WILL NOT APPEAR ON YOUR STATS PAGE (in the "General" tab). If you skim your stats and see all 80+% or 100%, and you DID NOT unlock your achievement, it's because you need to improve your score for "Frosting on the Cake".

    If you look in the "Player" tab, you WILL see the score for "Frosting on the Cake" in there.

    DO NOT SOLELY RELY ON THE GENERAL STATS FOR THE GAME.

    I went through two entire playthroughs and over a month of headache and no help from Rockstar support before realizing this.
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    I was even in communication with Rockstar Support and they couldn't figure out why my achievement wasn't unlocking either.

    The way I went about replaying missions, was that I would go to my stats page (general), see what I need (mission name), and then skim through my phone only looking for that specific mission name, and when finding it, clicking on it and replaying. I wasn't even looking towards the percentages on the phone since I was relying on the stats page for all that information.

    Very stupid mistake, but it can easily be made when relying on one source of information for your stats progression.
    Posted on 24 Jan 12 at 16:50
    justinman114You might be the only person ever that had this problem. The % is on the phone literally right next to the mission, and it also shows up on the "Player" tab when looking at which objectives are complete. That sucks though man, and good job poining it out either way. No complaints here.
    Posted by justinman114 on 03 Mar 13 at 19:13
    I just never looked at the phone since I was looking at my stats screen and the Rockstar Social Club website to tell me my percentages. I didn't think to use the phone since I couldn't see that I had to replay any missions.
    Posted on 04 Mar 13 at 09:21
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