Somebody stop me! achievement in Blur

Somebody stop me!

Earn every Primary Light on Hard difficulty

Somebody stop me!+0.5
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How to unlock the Somebody stop me! achievement

  • Sword of LifeSword of Life144,349
    03 Jun 2010 03 Jun 2010 15 Jun 2010
    35 8 26
    This achievement is not terribly difficult to get, first of all because you only need to get first in every event on hard and you don't need to do fan runs or fan demands, which makes it so much easier.

    The races in blur are easy to win, even on hard, just choose the fastest car, which would be the ACS1 Coupe for D class, unless the track doesn't have many corners, if it's all straights use the Rat Rod. For C class use the 69 Camaro. For B class use the Viper ACR or the HHR (Race) if you find yourself getting wrecked a lot. For A class use Shannon's Astra Extreme.

    For destruction races focus on hitting a car with every bolt if you can, also aim for the car in front because you may start a combo. Later on the destructions require mass amounts of points, doing combos (drift shots and long shots) are a must. In the later destruction events you will start encountering Blue vipers, when destroyed they emit a barge, always aim for these they can sometimes take out up to 3 other cars giving you massive points. Second aim for the red hummers, they give you the biggest time bonus and points. For D class destruction use either the ACS1 Coupe or the rat rod. For C class use Audi TTS Coupe. For B class use the Chevrolet HHR (Race). For A class use Shannon's Astra Extreme.

    Now onto the checkpoints, these are by far the hardest to get 1st on hard. I suggest playing them all on medium before you attempt hard, and don't expect to get 5 lights on your first try either. For checkpoints always choose the car with the most grip and always go for all the stop watches. If you can get all the stop watches and not crash you will almost always get 5 lights. The most important thing is getting stop watches and not crashing, so don't worry about a nitro or slowing down. Riding the walls while using a nitro is much slower than breaking and taking the inside to get a stop watch. For D class checkpoints use the ACS1 Coupe. For C class use the Audi TTS Coupe. For B class use the Focus RS (race) except on offroad tracks use the nemesis. For A class use Shannon's Astra extreme. The hardest checkpoint race will be Mt. Haruna - Descent. As i said before you need to focus on collecting every single stopwatch. If you miss one you may as well restart the race, or continue for practice and you might get lucky. Save your nitro's for when you know that there is a straight with no jump. Nitroing off of a jump will not save you time. Always stay on the road as much as you can so as not to slow down.

    The last part of this is beating all the one-on-one's. These are very easy compared to checkpoint races, for more information on each one-on-one go to each individual achievement for beating them. It is still the same requirements and are not that much more difficult, either wreck them (faster and easier to wreck them than it is to beat them) or beat them to the finish. Using bolts or shunts is the easiest to wreck them.

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    TalvalinThe other point to note about destruction events, especially with the faster cars, is to go a little slower. Don't pelt round at full speed, as you'll end up overtaking cars and then you have to wait for more cars to spawn in front of you. Annoyingly, reverse bolting a car doesn't count as a skilled shot so there's no benefit to getting too far ahead.
    Posted by Talvalin on 15 Jan 12 at 22:59
    Dr MartyI know I'm very late to the game, but perhaps this will make someone else worry a little less about this achievement.
    After you've played through the campaign on easy or medium to get the other achievements, you should be decent enough at this game to master the hard difficulty with little problem.

    The majority of Destruction, Checkpoint and Race events will only have to be attempted once or twice before you get in 1st. There are some that will need 10 attempts, but these are really not that difficult either (more luck based in the case of Destruction/Race events and memorization of the track/stop watches in Checkpoint events). The Race events can be frustrating at times as you will always get fired at, and there is this one guy who always pulls way ahead of the pack.

    There are only one Destruction and one Checkpoint event that will cause major problems and both are in the Talon-t-ed list. The first is the Russian Hills Destruction event and the other is the Mount Haruna Checkpoint event. Be prepared to restart either one of those upwards of 20 times. However, once they are done, there is no more obstacle in your way of getting the achievement.
    Posted by Dr Marty on 30 Mar 17 at 17:13
    Eichelherryeahif anyone is still going for this, use the FR-100 for the Mt. Haruna Checkpoint Race! After several tries with the CCXR i did it first try with the FR-100 with 23 seconds remaining & one stopwatch missed.
    Posted by Eichelherryeah on 06 May 20 at 18:07
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  • GidrakosGidrakos179,687
    10 Jul 2010 22 Aug 2011 16 Sep 2011
    16 1 3
    SWORD OF LIFE's solution is good for checkpoints and one-on-one's, but he is missing some key components to the races and checkpoint races.

    It's not all about the fastest cars, especially if they don't handle the way you like them to, and depending on the course that you're racing on.

    Tracks with mostly dirt or water are much easier if you're not in a low-slung exotic, since they won't slow down to a crawl, while the exotics excel in courses with straights and paved roads.

    The following will give you a quick overview of the best cars to use based on the tracks that you're on, and the class of cars that you are given.


    **Remember that fastest isn't the best if you can't control it, or if it can never hit top speed because it's too low of a car or there are too many turns.**


    **If you know what each of the types of cars does, please continue to the next group of ***** below.


    Drifty: Means the car likes to have the back end slide out, and with good control this can be utilized to take very good sharp turns or long, steady, slick turns. Allows cars to exit sharp turns at higher rates of speed. Overall handling is more difficult.

    Very Drifty: Means the car will begin sliding if a turn is taken at any significant speed, and will want to remain drifting until the turn is complete or the car has stopped moving. Overall handing is more difficult.

    Grippy: Means the car does not do well when the back slides out and begins drifting, or can become very difficult to control once in a drift. The car can take sharp turns at high rate of speed, but will lose control easily on slippery tracks if taking corners too fast. Overall Handling is moderately difficult.

    Very Grippy: More noticeable in the Class A cars. With practice, these cars can take sharp corners at very high speeds, but will require much braking and therefore more time to accelerate. Cars that are very grippy are best used on tracks without many turns and that are well-paved. Overall handling is moderately difficult.

    Balanced: The Balanced cars represent those cars that will not "stick" to the road like the grippy cars, but will not also slide around a turn like the drifty cars. Balanced cars are a good mixture of slip and grip, where most turns can be taken at a moderately high speed and exited with more acceleration than a very grippy car. Overall handling is average difficulty.

    Off-road: Speaks for itself. This cars that should only be used on dirt and water tracks, but excel in handling and control on those specific tracks.


    *****
    The following is a list of the 'best' cars to use for each area. I say 'best' because these are the ones that will help you the most on each course, but if they are not your driving style then they may hurt you more than help.

    The order in which I list the cars per class (from top to bottom per class) are in order of my favorites of the 'best' choices. So the first car I list is my favorite of the cars I have listed, and the last one I list is my least favorite of the 'best' cars to use for that specific class.

    I have raced online over 1,500 races, have been 1st place 900 of those races and top 3 in 1,300 of them, so I'm doing something right. :)

    Again, this is just a guide for which cars should give you the most advantage, if you prefer using another car instead of my choices, that's fine too, as long as you're comfortable with how it drives.


    Amboy, Brighton, Mount Haruna
    Class D:
    Challenger SRT8 (Balanced)
    Rat Rod (Very Drifty)

    Class C:
    F-150 SVT Raptor R (Off-Road)
    Shelby GT500 (Drifty)
    Camaro SS (Balanced)

    Class B:
    X5 xDrive48i M Sport (Off Road)
    Challenger SRT8 Tuner (Drifty)
    Nemesis (Off-road)
    Ford GT (Drifty)

    Class A:
    FR-100 (Very Drifty)
    Mustang GT-R Concept (Drifty)
    Challenger SRT8 Race (Drifty)



    Barcelona Gracia, Hackney, LA Docks, LA Downtown, NY Dumbo, San Fram Sausalito, Tokyo Shutoko
    Class D:
    Challenger SRT8 (Balanced)
    Supra (Drifty)
    ACS1 Coupe (Drifty)

    Class C:
    M3 E92 Tuner (Balanced)
    Supra Smooth (Balanced)
    Ford Shelby GT500 (Drifty)
    Camaro SS (Balanced)

    Class B:
    ZR1 (Very Drifty)
    Viper ACR (Drifty)
    M3 E92 Drift (Very Drifty)

    Class A:
    CCX-R (Balanced)
    Shannon's Astra Extreme (Balanced)
    Mustang GT-R Concept (Drifty)
    Monaro VXR Drift (Very Drifty)



    Barcelona Oval:
    Class D:
    Challenger SRT8 (Balanced)
    ACS1 Coupe (Drifty)

    Class C:
    M3 E92 Tuner (Balanced)
    Ford Shelby GT500 (Drifty)
    Camaro SS (Balanced)

    Class B:
    ZR1 (Very Drifty)
    Viper ACR (Drifty)
    M3 E92 Drift (Very Drifty)

    Class A:
    CCX-R (Balanced)
    Shannon's Astra Extreme (Balanced)
    Mustang GT-R Concept (Drifty)



    Hollywood Hills
    Class D:
    Challenger SRT8 (Balanced)
    Rat Rod (Very Drifty)

    Class C:
    M3 E92 Tuner (Balanced) - "Hollywood Rift" only
    Shelby GT500 (Drifty)
    Camaro SS (Balanced)

    Class B:
    ZR1 (Very Drifty) - "Hollywood Rift" only
    Viper ACR (Drifty) - "Hollywood Rift" only
    X5 xDrive48i M Sport (Off Road)
    Challenger SRT8 Tuner (Drifty)
    Nemesis (Off-road)
    Ford GT (Drifty)

    Class A:
    Shannon's Astra Extreme (Balanced) - "Hollywood Rift" only
    FR-100 (Very Drifty)
    Mustang GT-R Concept (Drifty)
    Challenger SRT8 Race (Drifty)



    LA River:
    Class D:
    Challenger SRT8 (Balanced)
    Rat Rod (Very Drifty)

    Class C:
    M3 E92 Tuner (Balanced) - "Concrete Basin" only
    Shelby GT500 (Drifty)
    Camaro SS (Balanced)

    Class B:
    ZR1 (Very Drifty) - "Concrete Basin" only
    Viper ACR (Drifty) - "Concrete Basin" only
    X5 xDrive48i M Sport (Off Road)
    Challenger SRT8 Tuner (Drifty)
    Nemesis (Off-road)
    Ford GT (Drifty)

    Class A:
    CCX-R (Balanced) - "Concrete Basin" only
    Shannon's Astra Extreme (Balanced) - "Concrete Basin" only
    FR-100 (Very Drifty)
    Mustang GT-R Concept (Drifty)
    Challenger SRT8 Race (Drifty)
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    DroowidGood guide so a thumbs up from me (but i should mark you down for bragging).
    Posted by Droowid on 01 Sep 11 at 18:59
    x1001x Puppys+1 for the recommended car list. Helped me get the "Drop the Hammer" achievement and put my heart at home with the GTR Concept in all A races. I really did not like Shannon's Extreme car!
    Posted by x1001x Puppys on 24 May 13 at 06:26
    Rainleaf+1 got my achievement now thanks for what car to use
    Posted by Rainleaf on 19 Sep 15 at 15:53
  • Rasta 360GameTVRasta 360GameTV460,254
    10 Jan 2012 27 Jan 2012 11 Mar 2012
    8 1 3
    Hi!

    Here is my Videoguide incl. all Fansprints on Hard.

    The Videos shows One Full Racecatalog. In the Youtube Describion of the Racecatalog was every Race linked.

    Playlistlink:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA84CEA2C5E06E69C

    Questions? Ask me in the Comments

    PS: Sorry for the horrible english, i´m german.
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    DeAtHisLaNdThanks ALOT. Keep the good work :)
    Posted by DeAtHisLaNd on 11 Mar 12 at 04:39
    XDisk1Great videos, more than usefull ; )
    Posted by XDisk1 on 01 Apr 13 at 22:54
    BloodngunsMrphyYour checkpoint runs are great! "danke viel"
    Posted by BloodngunsMrphy on 27 Apr 14 at 22:51
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