Halo: Reach New Alexandria Normal in 8:30 by McCameron
For some stupid reason, I decided to try to get a very optimal Legendary run on New Alexandria. I tried for days to get a really solid run through the randomness of the objectives. I despise this mission now. This run’s route is not perfect, but it was the best I could do amidst all of the resets and the frustration.
Right off the start, I throw a frag at a specific spot on the Falcon. This causes the two marines to try and avoid the grenade while I can fly away without them to hijack a Banshee. It’s much faster than trying to kill them.
Speaking of Banshees, there is a high probability that a pair of them spawn near the Hospital, so I don’t have to hunt any down and waste precious time. If you’re lucky, sometimes the Banshee even flies towards the Hospital while you’re hijacking it.
After that, it’s simply killing the marines fighting the Hunters before going to Sinoviet.
Then, I got the Shade Turrets, another very nice, short side-objective. Vyrant is the same as ever.
The mission finished very nicely as I killed the Shade Turrets. However, I accidentally turned away too early on the 3rd one, so I had to turn back and shoot it one more time. As a result, I ended up being directly above the last one (where I can’t shoot it), forcing me to try to get an angle. That mistake cost me about 5+ seconds alone.
Final time: 7:20. Extremely solid run, but could still use some improvement. The route that I intended to use goes as follows: Hospital, Shades, Vyrant, Hunters, Sinoviet, End. If I or someone else could get a run like that, then this mission could very well go under 7 minutes. It would take an insane amount of resets to accomplish that, however, but I will keep trying. In the meantime,
Halo: Reach New Alexandria Legendary in 7:20 by Auraxade
…and luck indeed is the primary factor in this 8:27 of New Alexandria on SLASO – 7 seconds quicker than the run on Legendary.
I should review this and try and remember what I did…
~ RC Master
Edit: You can now watch a version with commentary on RC Master’s YouTube Channel!
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