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Old 02-17-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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Gathering some information before going for Running The Show.

Alright. So me and my friend want to boost this out for both of us so we can get all the Halo achievements there are. :3
I just have a few questions to ask, that hopefully someone here has answers for.

1: I've heard about several reductions to the amount of EXP required for general, does anyone know what the new amount is?
2: Are the 1v1 matches timed?
3: What is the best method to boost exp?
4: Does anyone know how to rig a controller to continuously build units without anyone using it?

We're trying to figure out if we can just boost it overnight while we're sleeping, so any help is appreciated. :3
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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960,000 experience is required for General.
There is no time limit in 1v1s.
Best way to boost exp is, if you don't mind spending, purchasing the Strategic Options DLC and both searching in Keepaway 1v1. This gametype is as populated as Chernobyl so finding your friend is very easy and you take it turns to send warthogs, grunts etc to the others base. Take it in turns for matches because the 8.40x multiplyer ( earned by not losing many units or building ) is vital for getting exp because of the ingame score being capped to 5000. So you earn the 5000 in the match, other player leaves and you get 33,000 exp. Its slow but, to my knowledge, fastest way.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
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Drat. I was hoping we'd just be able to have one of us send units to the other over night and accumulate enough exp in one match.

So much for that.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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boosting to general would take forever!!! good luck, playing the game is too much fun to waste soo much time.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:35 AM   #5
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The cap is actually 4,000, with the 8.40x multiplier you can gain a maximum of 33,600 per match but that's just the one person the other guy won't get much. The other method is releasing flood units and both players destroying them but not each other, I find that slower though.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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boosting to general would take forever!!! good luck, playing the game is too much fun to waste soo much time.
Eh. RTS' are fun over LAN.
Online matchmaking... not so much.

I wouldn't even bother with this achievement normally, but it's down to 960,000 exp.
And I want that Avatar EVA helmet.

Edit: Ahhck. There's two DLCs for this game now?
I suppose you need both to get the EVA too?
>_> I don't think it's worth 1600 points.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #7
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You need 3900 halo achievement points for the helmet, currently there are 3950 points to be had between halo 3, ODST and Wars (Halo 2 Vista does not count). So however you do it you can only be missing 50g, for me that's "running the show"
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:12 PM   #8
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Oi. If only Vista counted. I have 1k in that.
Well, looks like I'm not going to bother.
I'm not going to spend 1600MSP on a game I'm not going to play after I get the achievements.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:39 PM   #9
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I bought the game for $17 used at gamestop the other day cause my buddy told me about the 960,000exp needed now.

We gain about 20,000exp per match each. Our matches last roughly 25 minutes and we find one another in 1v1 deathmatch. I haven't purchased the DLC yet.

Our strategy is that we will create 3 scorpians and put them at seperate bases. Then I would put an additional scorpian on the same base he put his 3 scorpians, but far enough out of site so they won't hit one another and he does the same to the other base with my 3 scorpians.

So recap: 2 seperate bases with 4 total scorpians on each base. At BASE A, I have 3 scorpians and he has one. At BASE B, he has 3 scorpians and I have one. Make sure they are far enough away so they don't detect one another.

Then, I start to build a base at BASE B and his 3 scorpians shoot it down immediately. He does the same at BASE A, but my scorpians shoot it down immediately. This will gain you the 4,000 max EXP cap within 15-20 minutes, but add an additional to set it all up. The multiplier isn't as high as it could be, but it's a quick way to get 20,000-22,000exp for one another.

Still, the achievement takes several hours of boosting.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:00 PM   #10
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Alright. So. What are all the factors that go into determining the multiplier?
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:41 AM   #11
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How do you gain that much that fast from killing one base? I've tried this method and it takes alot longer than that for me with just one base being destroyed...

Nevermind, I looked up your stats every game where boosting was involved was 45mins+.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:13 AM   #12
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or if your extra lucky, u may find a n00b in 1v1 who is not familiar with the flood trick in release, and just send some maries/spartan to each gate, build a few hornets/hawks if u can get them, and voila!! he has no idea how flood are released, and u get mega points!!

also if u do this correctly, your air units will gain full veterancy, which makes them a little bit more resliant in the final battle against his units, even better if u garrison spartans in a few.

im on 500,000 points, i think, despite what halowars.com says as i am sure its incorrect. so if ur ever wanna boost, send me a FR, i have all dlc
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:19 PM   #13
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Alright. So. What are all the factors that go into determining the multiplier?
Techs researched, the units you lose versus the enemy units you destroy, number of units you build, and possibly supplies. Basically, everything you see on the stats screen goes into your multiplier
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:08 AM   #14
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How do you gain that much that fast from killing one base? I've tried this method and it takes alot longer than that for me with just one base being destroyed...

Nevermind, I looked up your stats every game where boosting was involved was 45mins+.
Ha thanks for looking his stats up i was wondering the same thing....
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:01 AM   #15
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lol yeah, I hate misinformation.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:42 AM   #16
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lol yeah, I hate misinformation.
If you were refering to me, it wasn't misinformation. Our method worked fine. We just realized that we didn't have enough resources eventually. So yes, it takes longer.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:28 AM   #17
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Sure it is, you said "We gain about 20,000exp per match each. Our matches last roughly 25 minutes and we find one another in 1v1 deathmatch. I haven't purchased the DLC yet."

You didn't say that with your strat you expect to gain said exp in said times you said you do which is untrue.
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Sure it is, you said "We gain about 20,000exp per match each. Our matches last roughly 25 minutes and we find one another in 1v1 deathmatch. I haven't purchased the DLC yet."

You didn't say that with your strat you expect to gain said exp in said times you said you do which is untrue.
wtf? can't even understand that.
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