Game Discussion: Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 Forum

The wish me luck thread

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White Shadows
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White Shadows
Posted on 19 February 09 at 06:10
I'm starting this game soon, knowing how long and boring it's going to be. I hear it's over 200 hours and that is sick. Anyways, I'll officially start playing as soon as I get 10 people wishing me luck here.
StoodBridge
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StoodBridge
Posted on 19 February 09 at 16:51
Good luck, haha ;D
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 19 February 09 at 17:06
It's over 300 'game time' hours, that does not include the time it takes to sign out, sign in and load your game up. Nor does it count the time lost on failed swimsuit giftings or failed roulette wins (using the sign out glitch).

All up it will be close to 500+ hours.

Good luck!
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-).
Kazimieras
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Kazimieras
Posted on 20 February 09 at 20:21
Good luck! It's a pain to do, even with the patch which grants a hell of a lot more cash than before.

I almost recommend removing the patch from the game and using the casino glitch to help speed things up.
White Shadows
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White Shadows
Posted on 21 February 09 at 09:05
Kazimieras said:
Good luck! It's a pain to do, even with the patch which grants a hell of a lot more cash than before.

I almost recommend removing the patch from the game and using the casino glitch to help speed things up.
How much does it speed things up? Considerably?
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 22 February 09 at 13:36
Yes, it speeds things up 100x at least!

Not only the "casino glitch" but the whole "sign out" glitch in general is a must if you want to 1K this game.

With the patch installed, every time you get a swimsuit rejection from a girl, you have to send her 3-4 love items just to potentially have her reject it again! It's a nightmare beyond words.

I estimate that it would take 800-1000 hours to do this without the "sign out" glitch, or even more.

You need a minimum of $270,000,000 with each girl for the swimsuits alone. Times that by 9 (for each girl), and you need a total of $2,430,000,000 to buy JUST the swimsuits. This doesn't include the 1000's of Love Items (more than 10,000 I'd say) needed to get the girl to like you every time she rejects a swimsuit.

There is nearly 3,000 swimsuits to gift ALL up, sometime you will get rejected 10-20 times for one swimsuit. That's a potential of 60,000 rejections (could be less, or more). If you need 3 Love Items to get her to really like you again, that's 180,000 love items you'll have to give!

Believe me, if you are going to do this game, you'll HAVE to use the sign out glitch... It's just too insane. Look at the numbers for yourself if you don't believe me!
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-)
Randomnutta
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Randomnutta
Posted on 22 February 09 at 13:44
This game sounds horrible, Lol keep it away from me!

I wish you the best of luck White!
I Heart TA!
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 22 February 09 at 16:39
White, you must use this spreadsheet, it it just out of this world!

http://www.deadoralivextreme2.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=288...

Or here's the the download link for the file:

http://faqs.ign.com/articles/772/772401p1.html

I got 400gs in this without the spreadsheet but it would have saved me so much time if I used it.
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-)
White Shadows
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White Shadows
Posted on 23 February 09 at 07:36
So for better or worse I've decided to do this without using the glitch. I'm not against glitches for achievements but it suck that I'd have to be offline while I got the achievements. I'm doing it with the patch...I'm scared though.
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 23 February 09 at 11:52
White, you can still get all the achievements online, I figured it out after getting a load of achievement offline. Here's how you do it:

1. After you give all the swimsuits from 2 girls to one girl, you have to start a new Vacation with the said girl for the achievement to unlock.

2. Before you load up a new Vacation with the girl you're getting the achievement with, sign in to XBL, get the update and then start a new Vacation.

3. All you need to do is play 1 day with her and the achievement will unlock online when you sleep at night.

4. After playing another day with her, you can quite the vacation, exit to dashboard, remove the patch, and continue using the glitch offline.

You'll be able to get all achievement online like this. I only wish I thought of it earlier...
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-)
White Shadows
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White Shadows
Posted on 23 February 09 at 21:13
Beautiful, thank you.
albajos
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albajos
Posted on 23 February 09 at 21:21, Edited on 23 February 09 at 21:26 by albajos
I could race you if you'd like, but mentally we probably shouldn't overdo anything as tedius as this seem to be. But I already got 180 GS plus every item for every girl, so it's "only" the gifts left.

But I was originally gonna finish RRXX before this one. That one have at least a defined time span, with less options of going nowhere with where you're going.
All work and no play makes Jos a dull boy.
Dog of Thunder
Posted on 11 March 09 at 02:47
Want to see how long it really takes without using the casino glitch? Then follow along with my diary:

http://360voice.gamerdna.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15031

I started in October. I now have 140 GS and according to the best spreadsheet possible for this game (the one linked earlier! Use it!) I'm just now at 25% completion with swimsuit gifting.

Unless you want to really, really suffer, then use the casino glitch. It's still rough though, so you'll need some luck! :-)
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 11 March 09 at 14:47
Dog of Thunder: getting 180gs in this is pretty my getting each girls swimsuit collection for themselves. This is definitely not 25% of all gifting, as it requires no gifting, unless you haven't gone for the 'easy' 180gs yet that is :-).

I got all of Hitomi's and Lisa's collections without the glitch and it took ages, it was horrible. The best part about the glitch is using it when gifting swimsuits. If the reject it, just sign out, sign in, then have another go, easy!
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-)
Dog of Thunder
Posted on 12 March 09 at 00:32
Oh, I'm well aware that 180 GS is easy.

I'm using an awesome spreadsheet to track *all* of the swimsuits I've gifted, and across all the girls', counting today's playing...it's at 25.12%, since it's far easier to gift all the cheap suits, then work up by price tag for each girl instead of laboring over the million dollar suits.

So yeah, my 25.12% figure is *TOTAL* swimsuit completion and has nothing to do with the achievement completion.
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 23 March 09 at 20:31
I think we are using the same spreadsheet Dog ;-).

I just got a bit confused is all, but I understand now, thanks for clearing that up!

I really want to do more with this game but I lost my save and I'd had 100% of swimsuits for Hitomi and Lisa, so I'm going to have to do 200+ hours of work all over again... Aw well :(. It's times like this I wish I has an Xsata kit to backup my saves.
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-)
dontcountstars
Posted on 15 April 09 at 01:25, Edited on 15 April 09 at 01:34 by dontcountstars
Im part way through this. Im almost ashamed to say that I still really enjoy this game, I load it up when I want to relax and do mind numbing jetski races!

I seriously reccommend not using the glitch. The money you earn for a jet ski race (easier to win than volleyball as I find the AI goes into rape mode) can hit 500k an over for a single race if you follow the course properly. The money you get per race without the patch is much much less. And that means just one race per rewrap for the most expensive suits so you dont have to worry.

Im a few suits shy of getting the 2 friend achievements for Kokoro, Ayane and Kasumi (I do it in groups of 3 for methodical purposes) but I agree it is VERY time consuming, one million pound swim suit took two entire vacations before the girl accepted... not fun !!!

Oh an after gifting just over 10 sets out (Tina 2, Lisa 2, Helena 2, Kokoro 1.5, Ayane 1.5, Kasumi 1.5) Ive never had a suit rejected more than 10 times. I think each time you gift it the percentage chance of an accept raises ever so slightly. I don't think this happens when you sign out (not that it matters in such a case I suppose) But since I make between 300-500k per jet ski race later on in the vacations, the cost is negligable (sp?)
albajos
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albajos
Posted on 15 April 09 at 02:17
Well, if you perform good together in the volleyball games, it is said to make it easier to give presents to each other, but since you can't play together with them when they are getting gifts, this seem like something that even would make the process longer.

I'm not going back to this game before summer at least, but I already have quite a deal of money with the most of them (getting the two secret tickets is a nuisance) so this could be over quickly if love items appears in the store often enough.
All work and no play makes Jos a dull boy.
ezekiel 08
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ezekiel 08
Posted on 18 April 09 at 14:48
albajos said:
(getting the two secret tickets is a nuisance)
Just wondering why you are getting 2 Secret Tickets for a character? You only need one for the 100gs secret achievement.

So after 2 years of putting this game to rest, I've picked it up again and started using that really good spreadsheet found on the web. I must say that using it has really gotten me much more excited about this game than before. I find it strangely enjoyable to tick off Items/Accessories/Swimsuits for each character. I don't know if anyone else finds it fun grinding out item hoarding but I'm having fun!

I have just recently unlocked another achievement in this game (Kasumi's complete collection) and it's taken almost 2 years from my last achievement.

I know the glitch is cheating 'per say' but I don't find girls rejecting my gifts nearly as fun and buying stuff for the girls, so I'm sticking to the glitch and enjoying the game the way I enjoy it the most, which is what gaming is really about, having fun with a game.

In regards to the Secret Ticket, I think I got really lucky with Kasumi (I've collected all item with her now including the Strange Volleyball, Secret Ticket and all swimsuits). I started playing the Poision Dancer machine with 99,999,999 Zack Dollars and ended up with 99,999,999 Zack Dollars by the time I hit my 9th win, crazy! So I lost no money and gained the Secret Ticket smile.

Well that's all for me now. Happy gifting!
Waiting for The Elder Scroll V :-)
albajos
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albajos
Posted on 19 April 09 at 00:43
The two secret tickets has to do with unlocking all movies in the game. I don't know if unlocking all movies has anything to do with the last achievement but if I'm 100% this game, I'm really going to 100% it.

I do have some stats for the bandit at home, just to see how much money I need to get the tickets in a worst case scenario. I'll edit them in when I get home.
All work and no play makes Jos a dull boy.
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