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DeadMac 01-30-2012 12:16 AM

( fast ranking ) xp boosting with Reconnaissance Ribbon
 
xp boost with reconnaissance ribbon by DeadMac aka MacMason2k7


1.Offline 2 pads ( works best offline local lobby) under your name your see not signed in that will be player 2 when you start no need to log in or make a account if you do not want one (press back button select local party to stop xbox live kicking you if it goes down or if you lose connection if you have 2 live accounts running) also works ONLINE in public or private
2.horde ( game type )
3.normal ( its 125 a ribbon ) you work the rank up from
4.mutator FRIENDLY FIRE then any other mutators that adds xp but i am not sure if it really helps ( this can be done without a mutator on Bullet Marsh map by standing player 1 in the Kryll zone and shooting the generator will kill your player but on any other map hardcore or insane is needed, buy the ink nade and ink yourself in the corner not by player 2 and nades dont work weapons go missing sometimes
5.different starting weapons for players P1 lancer / P2 hammer or retro ( buy a pistol $200 or frag nade $500 you pick them up faster perfect for using 1 xbox thanks vsully for tip )
6.map checkout any map will do but checkout seems best
7.player 2 give player 1 his $1000
8.player 1 goes to a corner
9.player 2 kills player 1 ( if you dont have mutator read number 4 again )
10.player 1 hits x to be in ghost cam ( best to use a turbo pad or thumbs hurt lol )
11.player 2 hold down x to pick up weapon remove pad connection for auto pickup
12.player one spots weapon 3 times but its fast with left thumbstick to get the ribbon
13. when ready to collect points player 1 BUYS BACK IN and camp player 2 if your doing this alone
14.YOU MUST FINISH THE WAVE 1 when 30 secs for wave 2 start you can exit to main menu and your see points bar move ( if you die restart from same wave and finish you should still get the points )

ON 9 HOURS 15 mins
A GRUB WILL SPAWN AND KILL YOUR PLAYERS RESTART WAVE AND FINISH TO COLLECT POINTS

if you go back to menu and start a new horde ribbons do not show
but you will still get the points

4 player / 2 console setup (video is perfect timing for setup to max the ribbon count)

You need different starting weapons. The idea is to make it where the guys swapping weapons never have a situation where they have the same weapon he is trying to pick up. give money to player 1 and P2 if you want from other players ( just incase you fail wave it happens if on insanes so you can buy back in )

Player 1 - lancer, sawed off ( P1 leave out lancer while you die) press X for ghost cam
Player 2 - retro, gnasher, switch to retro and after setting up player 4 hold push X unplug pad
Player 3 - hammer burst, gnasher, leave out hammer burst and after setting up player 4 hold x unplug pad
Player 4 - lancer, sawed off, select lancer and go buy a longshot if on checkout then goto corner and pickup lance swap for longshot then hold x and unplug pad other maps buy boomshot, etc, NOT sawed off then goto corner with the rest and try to get the timing so the pasting the weapon along the line sometimes it does pause but also speeds up hold x unplug pad

Posted by JTL http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...s/viewpost.gif 3 players picking up ( you notice faster ribbon count if you have timing right )


turbo pads we know that work are (click to enlarge )
http://img243.imagevenue.com/loc52/t...1_122_52lo.jpg
thanks evokazz for info

HORI EX2 - Turbo can be set to L3 Stick. Controller is wired.

Wildfire 2 RED WIRELESS and full BLACK WIRED also black with silver inlay wireless work but the Red wired & black and silverwired versions DO NOT WORK Turbo can be set to L3 Stick with pad buttons, also it can be remapped to A,B,X or Y (requires a PC and Datel software). Have tested the Red Wireless Version, there are many varieties of this controller about, NOTE not all of them work. If using wireless, stock up on batteries, no charge system but usb wire works but is really short.
The Red wired & black with silver inlay WIRED versions DO NOT WORK

TurboFire Evo You can remap the buttons and put turbo on everything, change the LS to RT and attach something around the controller to hold down RT with Turbo on it or hold down a button

Viking360 M - Turbo can be set to L3 Stick or L3 can be remapped to one of the 6 Tactical buttons. Is a wireless controller (Official Modded) and comes with Official Play & Charge Kit so also wired.

Original Xbox 360 "DUKE" controller has rapid fire

Here is a detailed videos by GOWCompetitions


below is how i set up my datel red wireless wildfire 2 but each pad has its own way research with google or read the past post please


i got Xbox 360 Wildfire 2 Wireless Controller turbo pad ( any other pad work let me know ill add them here )

to setup i had to hold button 2 down then press left thumbstick then let go of button 2 and test and it work but was slow

so then i had to hold down button 2 again and pushed up on right thumbstick to speed up lights on left hand flash faster then let go of button 2

then when ready you need something heavy on top of the stick flat and look at the screen and make sure your ghost cam is not moving

pic below is how i have it running

http://api.photoshop.com/v1.0/accoun...=1328034602000
red wireless Wildfire 2
Here is the link to the Customizer Software:

http://us.codejunkies.com/support/ar...article_id=429

feature button 1:
button remapping (edit settings)
left analog button switched to b
b switched to left analog button
feature button 2:
Turbo Fire on/off (its the first option)
assign settings -done (IMPORTANT! with this it "writes" it into the controller memory, if you didnt click on "assign settings" nothing changed!)

now in the game you hold feature button 2 and press the button you want to turbo fire.

thanks to afr0milbe for the basic guide

i had to download the software twice, it has to be a controller icon to work, and you need administrator rights to run it (right click on the file and then the secon option "Run as Administrator!)

Edit: the controller comes with a really short USB - Mini USB cable. with this you can connect it to PC and Xbox (no need for batteries). thanks to AdHominem and others for the button change info

other people's setups
theDonJose
5 minutes to reprogram the buttons. (I mapped the L-Stick to the Y button I've been using a c-clamp to hold the button down. Seems to work pretty good for me.
http://files.graphicsbybrad.com/xbl/c-clamp.jpg


ub1992
The controller tends to go into a sleep mode using batteries... The usb method keeps it awake doing the dirty business of boosting overnight. what I used was toothpicks to keep the stick pressed... Worked like a charm

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6...2b561b8bd3.jpg
thanks 299 for picture below
http://i41.tinypic.com/11mdi8j.jpg

exodusmonkey 01-30-2012 12:27 AM

thats a nice little trick i will try that

SR x FUZiON 01-30-2012 12:48 AM

Nice find, not as much concentration needed for this.

Zukin-Man 01-30-2012 01:03 AM

Great find. Gonna give this a try maybe tonight or tomorrow.

vSully 01-30-2012 01:37 AM

OMG.

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!

Leaving this on all night with a horipad turboing spots with controller 1 and the X pressed in with a weight on player 2!

sheps45 01-30-2012 01:38 AM

Will give this a go tonight. Thanks

Sith Lord EDP 01-30-2012 01:39 AM

Now I wish I had one of those turbo controllers that can spot.

Iv AJay vI 01-30-2012 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vSully (Post 4856610)
OMG.

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!

Leaving this on all night with a horipad turboing spots with controller 1 and the X pressed in with a weight on player 2!

Which one is that, the Hori Pad-EX2?

Turbotuff 01-30-2012 01:56 AM

Would you get more XP doing Insane instead of Normal?

Onyx Mark 01-30-2012 02:39 AM

I don't get it. Is it becuase I'm dumb? So we keep getting the spot 3 weapons that get picked up ribbon?

vSully 01-30-2012 02:47 AM

Yes, every 3 spots is worth 125 exp from the ribbon. I've got it running with a turbo controller right now and I'm getting 10 ribbons every 45 seconds, which should be good for 100k exp per hour.

Akumario 01-30-2012 02:55 AM

Bad ass Find , Thank you!!!

D4 B1GD0G 01-30-2012 03:22 AM

Same as VSully, I have mine running with a turbo controller while I write up a report, should be good for at least 100k EXP an hour.

Irish Shadow 01-30-2012 04:40 AM

This looks awesome. Only thing that blows is that it would take about 30+ hours to go from 1 to 100 using this exploit. Not bad for those with turbo controllers, but crappy for those of use who don't.

Still, good find and thanks for sharing! I'll probably do at least a few hours of it tomorrow.

Iv AJay vI 01-30-2012 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irish Shadow (Post 4856842)
This looks awesome. Only thing that blows is that it would take about 30+ hours to go from 1 to 100 using this exploit.

It seems a lot easier than 2.2 boosting though, so it's definitely what I'll be doing now, in place of that. Don't think I have the patience to try 3.1 Reaver boosting. If I messed it up, I'd rage quit life.

xhunterrrr 01-30-2012 05:41 AM

Thank you for this! I hate the 3-1 method so much. This is great for idling. Do you recommend clearing the cache?

Akumario 01-30-2012 06:03 AM

You Only Need 1 Turbo Controller, the 2nd Player just find some tape and tape (x) Then after 10 Minutes the 2nd controller will turn off But Holding (x) will still be (ON) I went From 40 to 58 in 2 Hours or so :) I think Epic may patch this By Starting the Horde in 30 Sec. No matter what, so Enjoy and do it ASAP!!! This is not a Glitch so Don't worry about resetting Rank... Again Thank you to the Founder...

Iv AJay vI 01-30-2012 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akumario (Post 4856909)
I think Epic may patch this By Starting the Horde in 30 Sec. No matter what, so Enjoy and do it ASAP!!!

I don't see that happening. If they haven't "fixed" being able to boost 2.2, I doubt they'll see this as an issue.


Quote:

Originally Posted by xhunterrrr (Post 4856894)
Thank you for this! I hate the 3-1 method so much. This is great for idling. Do you recommend clearing the cache?

Shouldn't make a difference. Isn't the XP purely based off of the Ribbon? Unless they nerfed that too, which wouldn't really surprise me :(

JTL 01-30-2012 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irish Shadow (Post 4856842)
This looks awesome. Only thing that blows is that it would take about 30+ hours to go from 1 to 100 using this exploit. Not bad for those with turbo controllers, but crappy for those of use who don't.

Still, good find and thanks for sharing! I'll probably do at least a few hours of it tomorrow.


What a great find!!! 30+ hours is nothing if you DON'T need to do anything at all. In addition, you don't have any risk of grey out plus I presume the upper bound of getting these ribbons is far more higher than Onyx medals (which some said is 285 medals, i think).:woop::woop::woop:

JTL 01-30-2012 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akumario (Post 4856909)
You Only Need 1 Turbo Controller, the 2nd Player just find some tape and tape (x) Then after 10 Minutes the 2nd controller will turn off But Holding (x) will still be (ON) I went From 40 to 58 in 2 Hours or so :) I think Epic may patch this By Starting the Horde in 30 Sec. No matter what, so Enjoy and do it ASAP!!! This is not a Glitch so Don't worry about resetting Rank... Again Thank you to the Founder...


From what you're saying, 2nd controller should be a wireless one, right?

xhunterrrr 01-30-2012 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTL (Post 4856922)
What a great find!!! 30+ hours is nothing if you DON'T need to do anything at all. In addition, you don't have any risk of grey out plus I presume the upper bound of getting these ribbons is far more higher than Onyx medals (which some said is 285 medals, i think).:woop::woop::woop:

I'd assume so. I have nearly 4000 buttoned up ribbons.

Irish Shadow 01-30-2012 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JTL (Post 4856922)
What a great find!!! 30+ hours is nothing if you DON'T need to do anything at all. In addition, you don't have any risk of grey out plus I presume the upper bound of getting these ribbons is far more higher than Onyx medals (which some said is 285 medals, i think).:woop::woop::woop:

But, it's not doing nothing at all when you need to sit there the entire time! I don't own a turbo controller which means I can't just let it run overnight for a few nights.

I agree 30 hours is a lot quicker than leveling legit, but that doesn't change the fact that I have to sit there for that long. I'll still do it anyways, of course, haha.

xhunterrrr 01-30-2012 07:30 AM

If you remove the battery pack from player 2's controller while holding X, it won't pause the game and you will continue picking up weapons. That way you don't have to wait for it to turn off or tape it down.

Anyway, I got my turbo controller and other controller running spots and X button, so I am off to bed for 8 hours of Recon ribbons! Been watching it for a few minutes to make sure the weapon won't fall in a poor spot and it seems pretty foolproof. I am going to enjoy my ~800k of XP in the morning (assuming I didn't need to clear my cache).

Jimcp88 01-30-2012 08:54 AM

a method with great potential. I have yet to try it, a shame I don't own a turbo controller though.
Could any1 confirm yet if difficulty has any influence on the amount of exp you get from this?

Gizmo2k 01-30-2012 09:51 AM

Oh my life. Genius!

I was not looking forward to the hideous grind of 2-2/3-1 after I'd got the 2nd Re-Up. Now I can get that, get to 100 again and just sit on it with my lovely wings whilst I grind out Seriously. Brilliant find.

Over 9000 internets to you my friend.

vSully 01-30-2012 11:18 AM

Weird- I just woke up to find both players dead with time of 9h12m. I can't figure out what happened to cause the wave to start. No biggie, I guess- I've got it running again.

eXoTiC Zebes0 01-30-2012 12:17 PM

If you own another turbo controller.. Can't remember the name... Can u still do this?

XoNiNjAlEoNoX 01-30-2012 12:58 PM

I fucking need a turbo controller.

DeadMac 01-30-2012 01:48 PM

what is the best turbo controller to buy that works with anolog stick ?

vSully 01-30-2012 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeadMac (Post 4857284)
what is the best turbo controller to buy that works with anolog stick ?

I use the .


Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimcp88 (Post 4857055)
a method with great potential. I have yet to try it, a shame I don't own a turbo controller though.
Could any1 confirm yet if difficulty has any influence on the amount of exp you get from this?

I played on casual and got 220k experience in 1h45m, which is more than my 100k per hour estimate.


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