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Old 01-18-2009, 10:42 PM   #61
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So, wait. From my undertsnading of the guide this CAN'T be done unless you can take out that fourth strider without killing the THREE Hunters that spawn with him. Because I followed the guide to the letter until that point, but with THREE Hunters on him, I think I'd have to be a god with the Gravity Gun to have a hope of sticking the bomb somewhere where it won't get shot off. And if I kill the Hunters first, I don't have time to make my next rendezvous. Can someone help me with this?
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:55 AM   #62
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Excellent guide! Great work, thank you so much
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Oh man. This guide would have been helpful had I known about it.

It took me like an hour to figure out the attack coordinates, a handful of saves, and slur of vulgarities before I finally got this achievement..
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:58 AM   #64
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Not to undermine the great guide. But if people are still having trouble, I used these three videos to help get Neighborhood Watch. Wasn't really that hard using these vids.

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Old 02-25-2009, 03:10 AM   #65
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I can vouch for those videos! Just got the Achievement. That is a satisfying one. Coupla close calls.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:42 PM   #66
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Awesome guide, thank you! Got the Achievement a few hours ago. Frustrating part of the game but I probably saved hours by using your guide
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:47 AM   #67
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The fast walking striders (2, 7 and 8) are the only striders that target buildings other than the missile silo. So once you deal with them, you're pretty much set, just kill the rest of the striders and survive.

The 2nd strider is the hardest, as he destroys the sawmill within seconds of arriving. What I did was place a bomb on the car and parked it a little bit down the road from the sawmill to the water tower. As for the 1st strider, take him out with a magnusson while on foot ASAP so your run to the car doesnt take too long. Once he's taken care of save and rush to your car, grab the magnusson, whip it at the strider, whip out your smg and light the magnusson up. Save again.

As for 7 and 8, they are easy compared to 2. Killing strider 5 will spawn 7 and killing strider 6 will spawn 8. So DO NOT kill strider 5 then 6, kill 5 then go to the building south of the cranes, wait for 7 to arrive and kill it (There is a magnussun in the biulding). Once this is done save, of course, then head out to kill 6 and prepare for 8. 8 will head off to the building south of the water tower and will take around 20 seconds to arrive, so you have time to prepare. Wait for him outside with a magnussun and when he comes, you know what to do.

After this save, drive around to check buildings just to be sure none are destroyed, and pat your self on the back. All you have to do now is destroy the remaining striders (all slow walkers) which cannot destroy buildings, I assure you.

As for hunters, try not to mind them much. Run them over quickly or kill them with rockets. Shooting logs at them with the grav gun is also a fast kill.

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Old 03-23-2009, 02:30 AM   #68
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Man, If it wasn't for this guide, I would never find the hidden strider by the building near the water tower.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:21 PM   #69
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i am just now getting to ep 1 so i have some time, but is there any way to pre load bombs?

like have some on the ground in spots so you don't have to go back to the base?
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:15 PM   #70
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Thanks. Was a useful guide.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:43 PM   #71
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Thanks buddy, very good guide. I had to redo strider seven a few times but i finally got the achievement. (*^_^*)
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:53 AM   #72
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Cool cheers everyone

thanks for a great guide and the video was just as useful also. fairly easy overall and took little over half an hour only because you guys helped so much....that and i used the ammo and invincibility cheats lol. great work

and for anyone going for little rocket man i left him at the gate by the tree as soon as you leave with the car and when i got back to the base he was there. an easy way not too lose him over the whole map.

ok this sucks big time. i just found out i missed the part to place the gnome into the rocket. i HAD IT WITH ME but didn't realize the rocket was open so i carried on regardless...all the way to the launch at the very end. worst of all i don't have a previous save so for a second time i will need to complete the game with the gnome. OMFG i cannot believe my own stupidity

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:19 AM   #73
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if it was't for your guide id have no hair left by now thank you so much, and to tell the truth strider 2 was such an annoying one to kill (not the words i used at the time i can assure you) it took me well over 30 mins trying to master that one and i did the rest only having to reload once which was with strider 7 and 6 because i didnt read the guide properly
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:31 AM   #74
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Thanks for the help! It was much appreciated ... I found myself at the last ones just trying to hold them off and they just kept coming! I did think that the order at the end could be switched, but don't bother shooting any hunters, just run them over if you have the health for that.

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Great guide!!! The tip given by another user about allowing the first one to get to the sawmill before killing it was really helpful. My advice, take out the hunter, stick a bomb, and drive to the sawmill to rearm you car while you wait.

Huge thanks for the tips!
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:01 AM   #76
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Wow, I wish I had this guide to help me. I did it by myself eventually... after several screw ups.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #77
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Thanks for the help everyone! Finally got this one, that has to be one of the most frustrating achievements for this game.
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Great guide, I'm very glad I didn't try for this with out it. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but it definitely was the hardest achievement in all of Half Life 2.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #79
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thanks a tonne for this achievement
sooo much easier with the guide
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:49 PM   #80
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A great guide, it helped so much, I got the achievement last night but I took ages trying it. I think I could have made it easier for myself if I had taken out some more of the hunters but i tended to just go for the striders and take 10 attempts to hit them with the bomb while the hunters either blew it up in my face or shot it from the strider, VERY frustrating.

Now I just have hardcore and the portal challenges to look forward to pretty much.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:59 PM   #81
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:55 AM   #82
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I don't have Mile High Club yet but this was probably the most euphoric achievement getting feeling I got, god those first 8 pissed me off so much, either the bomb would miss, explode cause of hunters or wouldn't even stick on his body
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:07 PM   #83
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I must just suck at this game

Man, I played this for about 2 hours and then gave up. With the fast strider that heads over to the shack, after the water tower, as soon as I get there he blows up the shack. I've restarted and same outcome. I've tried other ways to the shack and nothing seems to work.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? or a super quick way to beat that strider?

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Old 09-01-2009, 02:31 PM   #84
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:59 PM   #85
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Thanks mate! Great work ive only had to reload my savegame 3 times^^.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:17 AM   #86
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Will be trying this very soon!
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:41 AM   #87
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Thanks for the guide, made getting through this section so much easier.

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #88
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A godsend, reckon I'll do this later
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:50 AM   #89
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Great guide. Thanks for writing it all out.
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Thx to the OP and all who offered tips about the 2nd strider. Worked like a charm. This one was a bit of a pain at first but I found it easier than keep off the sand.
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