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Posted 30 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

 

Well after watching the videos again it seems the pilot does not exit the heli. I have also noticed in my attempts the last 2 helis taking a long time to get to us.

The only thing I can think of with the last two choppers is having the gunner snipe the one pilot, get into the Valkyrie and take out the remaining chopper on the way to the checkpoint to save some time on the waiting.

 

I wish I could get this one done already, it's the last elite challenge I need to complete!


You know what could be helpful? A map of the spawn locations of these buzzards. I cannot seem to find one anywhere though

 

I really dont know. In the 2 videos I watched neither had to wait for the last 2 buzzards. The 1st two buzzards the gunner takes down from the mountain top. In the gtaseries video the nex t buzzards are taken out as soon as the team enters the heli on the beach. In katyperry's video it seemed they landed next to the gunner then took out all the buzzards. Maybe it just has to do with the timing. In a couple runs my team failed to reach the heli in 3 minutes, As pilot waiting on the beach the 3rd and 4th buzard will attack you before your team arrives at the heli. So maybe in a perfect run everything just works out with the timing of the attacking buzzards. I have really not had enough attempts at this to know for sure what exactly is going on.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 03:35 PM

One other question, what is the difference between the three difficulties in heists besides the amount of lives you get? I think there are more to the difficulty than what appears but forgetting easy since elite challenges cannot be completed on easy.

 

We did Fleeca bank yesterday on hard which we finished in 5:12 yet we had 7% damage which occurred when we rammed the third roadblock of police, took a full hit of a shotgun and gently grazed a cop car by the cargobob trying to get airlifted.

 

Today we played it on normal, finished 5:18 with 5% damage. We took a hit through the third roadblock, also a hit from a shotgun at close range, had a slight bump from another cop car and we grazed the crap out of the side of the Karuma just after the second roadblock against the bridge.

 

In fact we had a lot more damage playing on normal than we played on hard yet we failed the hard and passed the normal.

 

 

Now I was wondering, is there more choppers or less choppers on normal versus hard for Humane labs finale? Do they spawn the same etc...


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 03:46 PM

As far as fleeca I could not tell any difference between hard and normal. Traffic is same as well as the aggressiveness of cops. The only difference that one of my teammates notices is maybe the speed of the hacking. Same for pacific, I notice no difference.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

Almost made it, missed by 5-10 sec, gonna try again
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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:06 AM Edited by sebcreed, 01 May 2015 - 08:07 AM.

Its bank holiday today so I'll probably be on after lunch. If everyone is on we can finnish it today, I'm certain of it.

 

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The most frustrating part of the Humain Labs is getting everyone to the Valkyrie in under 3 minutes. I'm pretty sure I've been dreaming of the course I take to get there every night lol. 

Should I be worried? :sarcasm:

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 08:54 PM

If I miss anyone on the leaderboard, just send me a PM and I'll fix.  Thanks.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 09:24 PM

Almost finished human labs, somehow the Last chechpoint didn't triggered it

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 07:34 AM

lol gut wrenching moments that's going to cause my PS4 console to fly out of the window :D

 

I believe we bounced over the checkpoint rather than on it :D

 

Today is the day I will finally equip my Elite t-shirt and wear it with pride. I have found a new respect for players owning this t-shirt, it is difficult to get it!

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 12:05 PM Edited by StangOne50, 02 May 2015 - 12:07 PM.

lol gut wrenching moments that's going to cause my PS4 console to fly out of the window :D

 

I believe we bounced over the checkpoint rather than on it :D

 

Today is the day I will finally equip my Elite t-shirt and wear it with pride. I have found a new respect for players owning this t-shirt, it is difficult to get it!

I know the feeling. This is nearly impossible lol Been trying to come up with alternate strategies but nothing is working. At one point we found a boat to cross the alamo sea but it was only after one of us has already reached the valkyrie. We looked but never saw the boat again. We split up and searched the map for a heli, boat, jetski anything but found nothing. We tried going back out the labs the same way we came in but the doors were locked.

 

Have you guys tried parking the valkyrie up the mountain a little away from the beach, then have all 4 players destroy the helis before anyone enters the valkyrie? I figure stopping on the mountain peak you lose about 45 seconds(between landing, taking off and time spent taking down helis) Those 45 seconds can be spent taking out helis before anyone gets in the valkyrie, then you can safely head directly to the checkpoint.

 

I dont know just throwing ideas out there, wondering if you guys have tried this before i spend hours trying it myself lol 


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 12:26 PM Edited by DaTwista, 02 May 2015 - 12:33 PM.

We have tried many things already, well except for looking for helis and boats (A neat idea) - I figured there would not be any because it is a mission.

 

From the near 300 attempts I've gone through, the best way to do this is the way done in GTA Series video. We have try alternate ways and it just doesn't work as fast.

 

Something I did think of though, sometimes there is a buzzard landed by Humane labs which seems to be glitched and just sits there. Thought to take out the pilot and use the buzzard to kill the other buzzards but as soon as you get to him he takes off and starts spraying you with the minigun.

 

EDIT^^

 

Just to mention, the mountain in which GTA Series guys go on is very high as well, which means you do not need to gain that much altitude to get over the mountain by the last checkpoint. That there saves a lot of seconds.

 

When taking off from the beach, the pilot should angle the chopper and fly slightly sideways up towards the gunner so the side gunner can take out the chopper coming from behind.

 

Everything is go go go, no stopping until that Valkyrie lands on the mountain to take out the buzzards - everything else there must be no stopping at all. By 9:50 we tell the gunner to get into the valkyrie regardless if there are still buzzards in the sky. It's better to take your chances gunning them down on your way up to the checkpoint than to miss the time. We have managed to kill buzzards quickly without getting a missile hitting us but then again, we do sometimes get hit.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

This is stupid, i just looked around the corner to shoot a rpg and i was directly dead (almost Full health and full armor) we could have made it -.-

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

heavy outfit switches to some regular outfit if you switch to an animal mask from independence day dlc, could be useful in humane labs finale where you can go HAM in labs then do this thing before jumping in water.
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Posted 02 May 2015 - 10:59 PM

Had a few Runs where we almost made it, stupid buzzard rockets at the beach

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:05 PM

Had a few Runs where we almost made it, stupid buzzard rockets at the beach

Same here. Took off under 3 minutes and the buzzards hit us with a missle right after we took off from beach 


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:45 PM

 

Had a few Runs where we almost made it, stupid buzzard rockets at the beach

Same here. Took off under 3 minutes and the buzzards hit us with a missle right after we took off from beach 

 

We're going to try and take out that buzzard before taking off, it's just too risky with the missiles and he misses the first but manages to hit us with the second.


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:52 PM Edited by lol232, 02 May 2015 - 11:58 PM.

I would join any crew for the Elite Challenge tomorrow tbh. It seems interesting. My PSN's TRNMTR

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:50 PM

Just completed human labs finally Big thanks to Datwista,sebcreed and Do_Om best Team ever you guys are awesome :D
completed all challenges now
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:12 PM Edited by StangOne50, 03 May 2015 - 02:15 PM.

Congrats guys , hopefully my team will join you soon. 

I have a weird feeling the swimming part is bugged on PS3.

Im free roam there are 2 swimming motions...one if you hold x and one if you press x repeatedly.

Watching videos made on PS4 they are able to use the motion where you press x repeatedly.

On PS3 in the heist there is only the one motion where you would hold x in free roam, wasting alot of time.

I have only checked this one time though.

 

As far as I know no one has said they completed it on PS3 yet and I wonder if this is a factor.

 

Did you guys end up taking out the buzzard before or after taking off?

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:18 PM

We tooked them out after we tooked off
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:32 PM

Oh man I'm sooo glad we finally finnished it. We were at it for what, a week, more? Six days on Humane Labs lol. Its by far the hardest one to complete, but the final run felt smooth.... despite me crashing twice on the way to the chopper.

 

Our times were roughly this. Late take off to the chopper @ around 3:11. Made up really good time, through the keycard section, all the way to the water. I don't know why but we lost time there compared to GTASeries. Took off from the beach 2 or 3 seconds later than them at around 8:36 I think it was. We made up a massive amount of time going from the beach to the top of the mountain, I think this part is mainly luck. Took off from the mountain, having taken care of all the buzzards, at around 9:55.

 

I don't think the T-Shirt is ever comming off.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:26 PM

Good job guys, well deserved no doubt!

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:55 PM

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:09 PM Edited by StangOne50, 03 May 2015 - 11:24 PM.

No proof but we just nailed it in 10:49. We wasted alot of time trying alternate strategies but in the end went with the one in the videos. Ended up taking out buzzards before getting into heli though and were able to safely make it to the peak without having to worry about being hit by missles.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:44 AM

No proof but we just nailed it in 10:49. We wasted alot of time trying alternate strategies but in the end went with the one in the videos. Ended up taking out buzzards before getting into heli though and were able to safely make it to the peak without having to worry about being hit by missles.

Very nicely done!

 

Same problems we had, we spent an awful amount of time trying different strategies, like landing on different mountains, some closer to the beach, some closer to the spawn points in Sandy shores. After a couple of days we realized the one in the GTA Series videos are the best to actually use.

 

Now that we had our strategy and placements all set correctly we still had the issue of the damn choppers shooting missiles at us from the beach. I was the gunner at the time and it is near impossible to snipe them from the peak I was standing on. So 2AM in the morning we were all tired and decided to carry on the next day.

 

Next day comes and we all hop into the mission, first attempt a total disaster! Made it a few meters up the road on the bikes and fell off. Restarted it and made it to the Valkyrie in bad timing I think we were like 10 seconds late already. This is when I started treating the mission like a practise run like we have done in the past - You know, just see how the choppers are at the end, crash the valkyrie and restart it. We made a lot of time up in the Valkyrie to the humane labs and ground team could not have done humane labs any faster - they were very good except the swimming where apparently some time was lost. They are on the beach getting into the chopper and I was supposed to hit the buzzard going towards them where my homing missile missed him twice but luckily I sniped the pilot. Still thinking there is no way we are going to make it, took out the rest of the buzzards and climbed into the Valkyrie. Glanced at my clock and we still had a minute left. Went to the checkpoint and finished it and saw we just completed the elite challenge.

 

I sat there dumbfounded - I couldn't believe it. My team is going ballistic over their mics and I'm quiet trying to comprehend wtf just happened.

 

But a thank you to Do_Om, sebcreed and wesker. It has been a pleasure playing alongside them. We have managed to accomplish all heist awards and rewards.

 

Now while that is all completed, I'll never play another heist again :p Nah I will, just need a little break from it all while I tackle all my other platinum awards I still need to complete.

 

Good show guys!

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:12 AM Edited by GTAV112, 04 May 2015 - 12:07 PM.

Ah yes, we lost like 10-15 secs at the Start, but me and sebcreed really rushed trough human labs to get the seconds back and we managed to Open the keykard door around 6 (5:55-6:05)
And we finished the Challenge Perfect in Time because my eat was ready :p
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:27 PM

Want to complete theese challenges. Already completed fleeca and pacific standard but can replay if we complete the others.

 

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JUN1983 need not apply


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:28 PM

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:59 PM

OniaX the biggest part of getting through the elite challenges are on bikes. You're going to have to practice the races made for ''learning'' the route to the destination. Humane Labs and Pacific Standard come to mind.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:24 PM

Want to complete theese challenges. Already completed fleeca and pacific standard but can replay if we complete the others.

 

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Name: Renseren42

 

 

 

JUN1983 need not apply

A quick glance at the leaderboards would tell you that youd be lucky to have jun as a teammate.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 08:36 PM

 

Want to complete theese challenges. Already completed fleeca and pacific standard but can replay if we complete the others.

 

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Name: Renseren42

 

 

 

JUN1983 need not apply

A quick glance at the leaderboards would tell you that youd be lucky to have jun as a teammate.

 

 

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