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Bahroo3 04-02-2012 06:36 PM

The Spectre Challenge
 
I got this challenge a little bit ago and thought I would post it here for those who might want to try their luck with something a little harder than the normal Insanity.

Single Player Version

*Spectre*

-Cannot upgrade Fitness.
-Default (Katana, Mantis, Predator, Shuriken, and Avenger) weapons only
-Cannot upgrade weapons or modify default armor beyond appearance
-No Attachments
-Cannot use Soldier Class
-Cannot use Medi-Gel
-Cannot use Tactical Cloak
-Must carry all 5 weapons at all times
-Cannot use Cobra Launcher Firestorm, Spitfire, or Reaper Blackstar
-Squadmates powers must be set to "Free use"
-Cannot order squadmates to attack a specific target.
-Must be on Insanity the entire game
-Must do all combat side missions


**UNENDING NIGHTMARE**

This mode is the hardest setting you will never find for ME3 and will take a lot of skill and dedication to beat.

-Cannot upgrade Fitness.
-Cannot use Jamess squad health increase evolution
-Default (Katana, Mantis, Predator, Shuriken, and Avenger) weapons only
-Cannot upgrade weapons or modify default armor beyond appearance
-No Attachments
-Cannot use Soldier Class
-Cannot use Tactical Cloak
-Cannot use any bonus powers
-Cannot use ammo powers
-Cannot use grenades
-Cannot use Medi-Gel
-Cannot pick up Medi-Gel
-Must carry all 5 weapons at all times
-Cannot use Cobra Launcher Firestorm, Spitfire, or Reaper Blackstar
-Squadmates powers must be set to "Off"
-Cannot order squadmates to attack a specific target.
-Cannot Revive fallen Squadmates
-Must be on Insanity the entire game
-Must do all combat side missions
-Must do each mission in it's entirety without dying. If you die mission must be restarted.



Multiplayer Version

*Spectre*

-Must be set to Gold
-Cannot fight Geth
-All players must be a Human Soldier
-Cannot use any Consumables
==Each player may use 1 rocket per game.
-You may only be revived by teammates 2 times per round, after that you must bleed out.
-Weapons must be an Avenger and Katana
-Cannot use Armor/Weapon/Ammo bonus/Gear
-Must achieve a Full Extraction

**Unending Nightmare**

-Must be set to Gold
-Must fight Reapers
-All players must be Drell Vanguard
-Cannot use any Equipment
==Each player may use 1 rocket per game
-You can not be revived by teammates, you must bleed out
==You may use 1 Medi-gel per game
-Cannot perform Grab Kills
-Weapons must be an Avenger and Katana
-Cannot use Armor/Weapon/Ammo bonus/Gear
-Must achieve a Full Extraction
-Must be on Firebase:Condor

Rivercurse 04-02-2012 06:36 PM

Plus must operate controller with one hand only.

Opiate42 04-02-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rivercurse (Post 4989767)
Plus must operate controller with one hand only.

Don't forget the blindfold.

I'm considering starting from level 1 on insanity, class TBD, just for shits and giggles.

This shit looks pretty intense Bahroo...

L3G1T H4MST3R 04-02-2012 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bahroo3 (Post 4989766)
I got this challenge a little bit ago and thought I would post it here for those who might want to try their luck with something a little harder than the normal Insanity.

-Cannot upgrade Fitness.
-Default (Katana, Mantis, Predator, Shuriken, and Avenger) weapons only
-Cannot upgrade weapons or modify default armor beyond appearance
-No Attachments
-Cannot use Soldier Class
-Cannot use Tactical Cloak
-Must carry all 5 weapons at all times
-Cannot use Cobra Launcher or Firestorm
-Squadmates powers must be set to "Free use"
-Cannot order squadmates to attack a specific target.
-Must be on Insanity the entire game
-Must do all combat side missions


Challenge Accepted. Now watch me spend two years trying to get this. They will have real Mass Effect technology before I finish this.

dark wing 04-02-2012 06:51 PM

-Must be dressed as Orville.

I might give it a go, sounds fun yet like a nightmare at the same time.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Bahroo3 (Post 4989766)
-Squadmates powers must be set to "Free use"
-Cannot order squadmates to attack a specific target.

God I hate having my squad mates use powers at random when I need them.

Helium 04-02-2012 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bahroo3 (Post 4989766)
I got this challenge a little bit ago and thought I would post it here for those who might want to try their luck with something a little harder than the normal Insanity.

-Start at level 1

Might be hard to import level 1 charecter because importing already from 1 gets you to level 3 or 5.
Don't really want to play without import charecter.

Otherwise doesn't sound too bad.

Bahroo3 04-02-2012 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helium (Post 4989837)
Might be hard to import level 1 charecter because importing already from 1 gets you to level 3 or 5.
Don't really want to play without import charecter.

Otherwise doesn't sound too bad.

I'm sure this can be overlooked since you can't put the extra points in fitness anyway and you are going to have -200% recharge from all the heavy weapon so extra power does really doesn't help at all. Besides, this is a good excuse to see what the story looks like w/o an import.

Hansathan 04-02-2012 07:28 PM

I like this series too much to put myself through all that and risk putting myself off it for good. Plus, I'm only 3/4 done with my Insanity run. MP keeps distracting me! The former card collector in me has grown fond of the "trading card" unlock system.

Dz06lt 04-02-2012 07:39 PM

seems pointless, not to mention how are you going to verify any of this

Bahroo3 04-02-2012 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Opiate42 (Post 4989966)
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I may take a kick at this here can, but no promises!! I was contemplating a powers-and-pistol-only level 1 Adept insanity run. This carry all default weapons scheme is intriguing, but I can see with that many weapons, power recharge at a max slowness, and enemies being at bullet sponge difficulty....this is literally the exact opposite of my plan. Troubled waters ahead!

Yeah you will always be at -200% which makes it impossible to perform a biotic/tech combo and negates the vanguard method since it puts charge cool down at 22s :(

scrummers 04-02-2012 10:43 PM

HMMM maybe. You should have to turn off autosave and if you you could turn off checkpoints. And you can only do a manual save once every 10 hours.

Now that would be some crazy shit.

I3east Lig3r 04-02-2012 11:32 PM

No going to ammo crates, all ammo must be picked up from enemies killed

macd 04-03-2012 11:29 AM

Hell no.

Though Insanity was no where near as bad as I expected, I'm now playing on narrative which is far more fun.

Hunterking 04-03-2012 12:36 PM

Why not spice it up? Your setup sounds too easy.

Start the game

1. Let your dog/cat choose your class by letting him play with the controller. Whatever class it lands on you have to pick.

2. Set brightness to lowest possible but still visable.

3. Set gameplay to insane ofcourse.

4. Set yourself up on the couch but go and sit upside down.

5. Have your little sister practice her piano recital in the same room. (Substitute by little brother dancing to Justin Bieber or parents having BDSM sex if little sister is not present or available)

6. Switch you surround set channels from front to back and left to right so you have no idea where sounds come from.

7. Only shoot enemies spawned on even numbers and melee the odd spawned enemies. (Exmpl: You melee spawn 1, shoot 2 and melee 3)

8. You can only reload your weapon once every 1 minute, but only if you have melee killed 7 odd spawned enemies.

9. You can only use your powers if 1 teammate is down and is of the male gender and your other teammate is of the female gender and does not have auto use powers on and has shot less than 1/8 of the odd spawned enemies you should have melee killed.

10. Turrets and Banshees may only be killed by melee attacks (not heavy!).

11. Kai leng must be beat using Vega and Kaiden in your team whilst not using powers and only having the m3 HP equiped.

12. When taking a bathroom break you may not pause the game.

13. When bathroom break is taken in gaming room you may not come out of the upside down position and you can not ask your little sister, brother or parents to help you out during your releave mission.

14. You are not allowed to play multiplayer to raise your EMS and readiness.

15. You can not take cover during firefights.

16. You can't eat during the entire playthrough (irl).

I think this would be a hoot and a half!!

Oh and childeren, no using those medigel during this playthrough!

ABD CakeTime 04-03-2012 02:16 PM

This sounds like a fun challenge, except that I hate the Katana, it is the worst gun in the history of ever.

Bahroo3 04-03-2012 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ABD CakeTime (Post 4991341)
This sounds like a fun challenge, except that I hate the Katana, it is the worst gun in the history of ever.

I am currently doing this and guess how many Katana shots it takes to kill a brute? Don't know because all 25 didn't even take off 1 bar of armor.............

ABD CakeTime 04-03-2012 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bahroo3 (Post 4991368)
I am currently doing this and guess how many Katana shots it takes to kill a brute? Don't know because all 25 didn't even take off 1 bar of armor.............

I think it's possible to hug a Brute to death faster than it is to kill one with a Katana.

Grifter Reborn 04-04-2012 10:53 PM

Okay. This thread has completely derailed. For those who wish to discuss the ending, there's a "sticky" thread just for that. Otherwise, can we get back on topic before this thread becomes closed or deleted?

OT- I still think your crazy for this challenge Bahroo3. However, I do applaud the desire to keep challenging yourself.

Bahroo3 04-13-2012 02:11 PM

Unending Nightmare mode added for the biggest ME3 challenge you can get.

Opiate42 04-13-2012 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bahroo3 (Post 4989766)

-Must do each mission in it's entirety without dying. If you die mission must be restarted.

Iron skull on.

OUCH!!!

XcS Dead Deer 04-13-2012 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hunterking (Post 4991170)
11. Kai leng must be beat using Vega and Kaiden in your team whilst not using powers and only having the m3 HP equiped.

What happens if you save Ashley and not Kaiden?

Bahroo3 04-13-2012 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Opiate42 (Post 5010881)
Iron skull on.

OUCH!!!

Imagine beating the final mission and M. Shields kills you. BACK TO THE START.

specVjavi 04-13-2012 07:36 PM

This does not sound like fun to me at all...

Bahroo3 04-13-2012 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by specVjavi (Post 5011242)
This does not sound like fun to me at all...

Give it a try and see for yourself.

jwtaylor1980 04-13-2012 08:30 PM

I think it should be "realism" mode: if you die, you must restart the entire game with a new character.

Bahroo3 04-13-2012 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwtaylor1980 (Post 5011339)
I think it should be "realism" mode: if you die, you must restart the entire game with a new character.

Don't give me ideas.

jwtaylor1980 04-13-2012 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bahroo3 (Post 5011357)
Don't give me ideas.

Do this, only starting with ME1. If you die at any point in the trilogy, that cycle is doomed and you start over with ME1.

Grifter Reborn 04-16-2012 12:54 PM

Unending nightmare, huh? More like "headbutt wall until something gives"...

8)

Hunterking 04-16-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XcS Dead Deer (Post 5011117)
What happens if you save Ashley and not Kaiden?


You can't. You must have Kaiden or else start over at ME1 and save his sorry ass...

Bahroo3 04-16-2012 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grifter Reborn (Post 5016774)
Unending nightmare, huh? More like "headbutt wall until something gives"...

8)

Well I just finished the mars mission and that was harder than anything else in normal insanity so that does not give me much hope for beating this.


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