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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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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

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Plus must operate controller with one hand only.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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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...
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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I might give it a go, sounds fun yet like a nightmare at the same time.


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-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.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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seems pointless, not to mention how are you going to verify any of this
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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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
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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.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #12
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This sounds like a fun challenge, except that I hate the Katana, it is the worst gun in the history of ever.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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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.............
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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.
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Unending Nightmare mode added for the biggest ME3 challenge you can get.

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

OUCH!!!
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Iron skull on.

OUCH!!!
Imagine beating the final mission and M. Shields kills you. BACK TO THE START.
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This does not sound like fun to me at all...
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This does not sound like fun to me at all...
Give it a try and see for yourself.
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I think it should be "realism" mode: if you die, you must restart the entire game with a new character.
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Unending nightmare, huh? More like "headbutt wall until something gives"...

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

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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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So can you make a MP one?
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So can you make a MP one?
Just because you asked there ya go. Now I just need to find 3 others crazy enough to do it with me....
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Well you have me...

Edit- what about no grabs? And if a team member dies more than three times you must restart (Or is that overkill?)
That would suck if at the last 2 seconds of the extraction somebody goes down and you have to restart the whole thing.
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I'm so down to try the MP one, even if it does look batshit crazy. Versus reapers of course.
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Now why would you ever want to bother with something so frustrating? It's not like it's an actual mode, like Hardcore mode from Dead Space or something the devs actually made up. You just tried to think of the most impossible shit you could and posted it here.
And if you do somehow beat it, you're rewarded with a big pile of absolutely nothing... besides maybe a tinge of loneliness or a loss of self-worth.
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Now why would you ever want to bother with something so frustrating? It's not like it's an actual mode, like Hardcore mode from Dead Space or something the devs actually made up. You just tried to think of the most impossible shit you could and posted it here.
And if you do somehow beat it, you're rewarded with a big pile of absolutely nothing... besides maybe a tinge of loneliness or a loss of self-worth.
I like a challenge and I love the ME series but Insanity is a complete joke so I made a up a new one. Also, why the hell do you care how I play the game? Do you need some little achievement attached to your profile in order to have fun?
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I like a challenge and I love the ME series but Insanity is a complete joke so I made a up a new one. Also, why the hell do you care how I play the game? Do you need some little achievement attached to your profile in order to have fun?
It also makes the game last longer.
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Now why would you ever want to bother with something so frustrating? It's not like it's an actual mode, like Hardcore mode from Dead Space or something the devs actually made up. You just tried to think of the most impossible shit you could and posted it here.
And if you do somehow beat it, you're rewarded with a big pile of absolutely nothing... besides maybe a tinge of loneliness or a loss of self-worth.
You mean like we did before games had achievements and rewards?

Man, god forbid we try and have fun in a game.
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