The odd achievements for Defiance have landed, and you’ll have to excuse my ignorance, but these might be some of the strangest cheevo’s I’ve seen in awhile. Most achievements say how to unlock them, but the descriptions here only obliquely reference events. If you’re really into struggling to figure out just how to unlock gamer score, you’ll love the list below. Count me among the confused.
Legend of Defiance (70 points):
Your reputation is sure to spread far beyond the borders of Paradise; Defiance.
Holy Shtako! (15 points):
New Freedom has crashed, you’ve made a few new friends and one of them lives inside your head.
Skruggin’ Ark Core (15 points):
Von Bach is alive, he has an Ark Core, and Cass is not happy about it.
Wrong Hands (15 points):
Cooper and Ara are good people and you’ll need them now that Dark Matter has the Matrix.
That Hagisi Lied (15 points):
Rosa had revenge and is grateful for the help, but the Matrix is still missing, no thanks to Varus.
Everyone Will Die (15 points):
Torc’s a badass, but so’s Nim, as Von Bach learned too late; It’ll take everyone to bring Nim down.
Who… Are You? (15 points):
Nim is dead, again, and the secrets of Defiance will remain; If only Karl could see you now.
Overdosing (15 points):
Piercer needed an intervention. Broom Closet (15 points): Varus killed a monster.
Save Your Ganchis (15 points):
That darn Varus. Call Me Psycho (15 points): Poor Peter Nardone.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! (15 points):
Wait… Motherlode is a dude?.
Not Bad at All (15 points):
You can’t destroy energy.
Super Excited (15 points):
Now… which core was that again?.
Individual Pursuit (15 points):
You completed your first pursuit in the Bay Area.
Hot Pursuit (15 points):
You completed 5 pursuits in the Bay Area.
Pursuit of Happiness (15 points):
You completed 10 pursuits in the Bay Area.
High Speed Pursuit (15 points):
You completed 15 pursuits in the Bay Area.
Pursuit of Excellence (15 points):
You completed 20 pursuits in the Bay Area.
Executive Wash Room (15 points):
On the cutting edge, Von Bach Industries is one of the few corporations with truly global reach.
Private Booth (15 points):
While the gulanite boom put it on the map, Soleptor Enterprises has its fingers in many pies.
Office in Back (15 points):
Top Notch Toolworks is all about family tradition and custom craftsmanship.
Secure Channel (15 points):
Despite the violence, Echelon is still a business; Because of the violence, business is good.
Seven Days a Week (15 points):
Your contributions to the Bay Area have not gone unnoticed.
Key to Paradise (15 points):
It’s thanks to people like you that the community of Paradise might actually incorporate some day.
Widely Regarded (30 points):
You are a true professional and well respected by the movers and shakers in Paradise.
Arkhunting (10 points):
Valuable relics from the destroyed Votan arks frequently and dangerously rain from the sky.
Arkhunting Party (10 points):
Arkfalls draw quite a crowd for as dangerous as they are; Risk vs. reward, or so they say.
Arkhunting Safari (15 points):
The amount of debris still in the Ark Belt is nearly limitless; Talk about job security.
Freight Magnate (15 points):
Arkfall really did a number on shipping costs. Stargazer (15 points): That dark, dead, spot in the sky is the Votanis System.
Wharfie (15 points):
Raiders shut down sea lanes faster than E-Rep can open them.
Bit of an EGO (10 points):
Von Bach has unlocked the secrets of EGO technology for commercial use; You are proof.
Abundance of Ego (40 points):
The evolution of your EGO is a testament to the genius of Von Bach and his mastery of Votan tech..
Stroking Your EGO (15 points):
EGO hosts a Votan artifical intelligence, the implications of which are not fully understood.
EGO Maniac (30 points):
Both the Earth Republic and the Votanis Collective are behind the curve in regulating EGO research.
Powerful EGO (15 points):
EGO integrates at the genetic level, boosting the capabilities of the host beyond natural limits.
EGOTistical (20 points):
As your EGO evolves, so does your ability to handle diverse tactical situations.
EGOcentric Arkhunter (60 points):
Your EGO has evolved past VBI’s most optimistic forecasts.
Wait For It… (50 points):
You have found an extremely rare and valuable weapon; Make good use of it.
Shoot to Skill (50 points):
While it’s good to specialize, it’s wise to pick up a variety of skills.
Calculated Killer (25 points):
To your enemies across the new frontier, your name is “Death”.
A Friend in Need (5 points):
Arkhunting can be a lonely vocation without trusted friends.
Chasing Shadows (15 points):
Echelon values experienced Shadow Operatives like yourself.
Vehicular Manslaughter (15 points):
Normally Echelon hires drivers for non-combat contracts; For you, they make exceptions.
Brain Surgeon (15 points):
When Echelon needs a skilled assassin, they know who to call.
Upper Echelon (15 points):
Quantity over quality, but dead is still dead.
Yeeeeeeehaaaaawww! (30 points):
It would be more impressive if you did it in a single jump…
Good Cardio (35 points):
Sure, it’s fun. But swimming’s not the most effective means of travel…
Monolithic Landmark (15 points):
Some gatekeepers are not to be trifled with.