Post by Jimlaad43 (xbox: smegosaurus) on Aug 19, 2019 21:44:02 GMT
We all love Survive the Hunt, and it's amazing how the hunters can find Alex regularly in such a large area of map. But I must admit Alex seems to always take the same routes in the videos from a viewers perspective. So I have decided to begin the unenviable task of tracking Alex in each Survive the Hunt to find out his routes each time, and therefore find his hotspots, and find areas he rarely or has never visited.
This can be used by the Hunters to see where to check more regularly, and by Alex to see spots he hasn't visited before, and therefore bits that might work well to stay incognito.
This map is an overlay of all routes, with each hunt colour coded.
The darker the orange, the more Survive the Hunt episodes Alex has travelled down that road.
The first Survive the Hunt sees Alex explore Downtown and Vinewood to start with. He escapes the first chase and wiggles his way down to the Maze Bank in a search for a new car. Finding a new one at the airport, Alex quickly ditches it on Grove Street after an AI accident and is quickly into a chase which ends in a shootout near Pillbox Hill hospital. Alex escapes into Vinewood, but is quickly spotted and valiantly tries to escape but is eventually killed on Adam Apple blvd.
In the only 1st person Survive the Hunt, Alex starts by crossing from Downtown up towards Vinewood before being spotted and escaping through Los Santos Customs. He wiggles away before hiding under the highway and going out on foot. He is caught almost instantly once he finds a car and eventually escapes, ditching it in an underground carpark. This is rumbled too and Alex hides in a multi-storey carpark. Alex escapes a helicopter by jumping off the roof and whizzing around South Los Santos. He whizzes around towards Rockford Hills and decides to drive into the subway, running down it and escaping in Burton. Alex grabs a car but is caught and instantly has to escape, eventually getting cornered on a bridge. He took out 2 chasers before being killed himself.
Alex runs into Vespucci initially and stays there for a while, getting in and out of chases, zipping between Vespucci, Downtown and Rockford Hills. After a few eventful chases and car swaps - including an encounter in a car park in which Alex scores a kill, he finally manages to escape to the other side of the map, getting lost around Mirror Park. He swaps cars and heads into South Los Santos, eventually getting rumbled around Grove Street. He runs to Vespucci, gets trapped in the back of a building and takes two Hunters out before being shot himself.
Alex starts by finding a Voltic in Rockford Hills and sticking around there. He is eventually rumbled and storms off to swap cars in Vespucci. After a trip over the bridges to the south, Alex is eventually spotted after evading everyone in Vinewood and manages to do the old switcheroo in a Downtown car park. Alex then jumps at shadows and runs from a bus into a hunter. After a chase around South los Santos, Alex eventually escapes and ditches his car near the shopping centre. He runs around, kills a couple of hunters, but it shot while trying to steal a car.
The first STH with challenges. Alex first walks on foot for 5 mins in Vinewood before heading to the hills. He eventually runs to the pier and has a swim under it. As Alex is about to steal a Bullet in the car park, a Helicopter spawned in for a challenge blows up and spooks everyone. Alex runs to Vespucci and it rumbled, and decides to use the pace of the Buller to escape. He gets free and tries to complete the challenge involving going to a roof at the construction site, but is spotted. He manages to run to another building and stays for a bit, eventually shoots a hunter and steals his bike. Alex whizzes off through the stormdrain and into an industrial zone, but he faffs a bit too much and gets trapped by a hunter, getting shot while swapping weapons.
The first "official" Survive the Hunt with a known destination was Survive the Heist. Alex starts at the Pacific Standard bank in Vinewood and must get away in a plane at Los Santos International Airport. Alex starts in a Vacca and is chased relentlessly through Downtown and eventually escapes to the hills. He swaps cars and stays incognito until he is spotted in Little Seoul. 1 long chase later and Alex manages to ditch the Asterope near the race track. After getting lost in Mirror Park (despite "knowing exactly where he was and going"), Alex wiggles his way around to the airport entrance. After discovering placebo doors, Alex panics and runs into another car park where he starts scouting the entrances. A few pot shots at the Helimachopters later an a final scout further west and Alex decides to try and get into the airport. Alex finds himself a bit pinned with no vehicles and is eventually killed within the airport itself.
A special episode that gives Alex 5 destinations he needs to deliver "presents" to is also Alex's first true victory. Alex whizzes up to Rockford Hills and is found almost immediately and starts a long chase through Downtown, where he delivers the first present. He escapes on the motorway and swaps cars. A chase ensues later, and lag stops a great plan in the tunnel, and he ditches the car in Vespucci beach and hides in a beach hut. Alex kills a hunter, steals a Coquette and begins running at full speed. He delivers to the Pier and Golf Course at full speed before managing to ditch the car in a car park. A couple of false chases later and Alex is spotted heading to deliver a present to the Docks, but is able to drive flat out to the Race Track for the final delivery to take that epic Victory Royale.
With Survive the Hunt 5 either renamed, deleted, never named so or never uploaded, we continue to Survive 6, the first Survive the Hunt held in a race mode. Here the Hunters are all in armoured Kurumas and all players have to search for checkpoints to continue a race. It combines two of Failrace's best series' - Survive the Hunt and Checkpoint race - into a...well...disaster really. The tension of Survive the Hunt is dispersed as we watch Alex instead having to search for checkpoints. It didn't really work which is why it was soon scrapped.
But anyway, Alex swaps cars early on, with his first trip into the industrial area by the docks in the series, and starts by searching Vespucci and failing to find the checkpoint. He tries the other side of H3 in the airport and eventually spots it atop the car park. After being chased by a bunch of Kurumas up and down, Alex jumps out of the top, gets pummelled in a car park but escapes and blows up a chaser. He runs all the way to Michael's house, before realising he's gone the wrong way for the next checkpoint. After a nervous trip across the map to H5, Alex eventually spots the checkpoint in an industrial area, but is set upon by all the Kurumas and gets shot.
Overall, the checkpoint Survive needed some tweaking to make it work. Firstly, the checkpoints needed to be on the roads where Alex didn't have to completely give himself away to get them, so it gives him a chance. Secondly, Alex knowing where they are in advance would mean he can focus on surviving. Basically, this is a precursor to the current Prii ruleset which I think works spectacularly.
Also it might be worth scanning a copy of the Xbox paper map for the many viewers that don't have a copy of it and adding a link in the video description. I can't seem to find it anywhere on google.
In the shortest Survive the Hunt so far, Alex finds himself driving a Blista around the East Los Santos industrial complex, unluckily circling the checkpoint multiple times. He gets the checkpoint but is spooked by a bunch of hunters and escapes down the motorway - but none of them noticed. An unfortunate mis-reading sees Alex checking the wrong area of the map for the next checkpoint, as he witnesses some Hunter shenanigans around Downtown, realises he is going to be outgunned by all the Hunters in supercars and is eventually chased onto the motorway, where he gets pinballed around and eventually shot.
As the most viewed video on the Failrace channel and the first to crack a million views, there is more than just the action in it to claim this as one of the best Survive the Hunts of the series. Alex starts by running to find a hairdressers but never visiting one. After getting mugged and damaging the first car he stole, he chooses a Blista in a car park and stays incognito for a while, but has to escape and wiggles through Little Seoul before ducking down a storm drain and ditching it. After a walk to a car park by the Maze Bank Arena, Alex shoots a hunter in a police car and jumps on a bike, escaping to the Vinewood Hills. Alex swaps cars, but the police decide to chase him quite soon and his cover is blown. A long chase ensues that traverses the centre of the city, and Alex eventually drives down a Subway tunnel and ends up in the airport car park. He jumps in a new car and drives off, but is rumbled as he enters Downtown. Another chase ensues and Alex tries to dodge down the pair of car parks either side of the motorway, but the Hunters box him in and he is gunned down in the bundle.
After a map mess-up to start with, Alex first visits a hairdressers and starts his hiding in a Fusilade. He heads down the motorway and into Morningwood, but is once again set upon by the police and decides to retrace his steps down the motorway, emerging in the East. He crosses the Storm drains and drives about Pillbox hill, before a hunter tries to steal his car, unaware it's Alex. Alex bolts and ends up clattering into some hunters by the Oilfields. He wiggles through the storm drains a couple of times before ditching his car in a tunnel. Alex crosses the road on foot and is run over by a hunter but survives. He hides in a scrapyard in a small skip and sits out of view as several hunters all come into the yard and start circling. Alex stays put for a while after they disperse and tries to run out, but is immediately spotted and shot in the ensuing ruckus. This legendary clip would soon be referred to as the "Bincident".
After beginning the hunt in a new location Downtown, Alex's car advantage means he escapes the initial chase easily and swaps car at the Del Perro Pier. In an amazing turn of events, Alex manages to stay incognito for almost the entire 24 hours, spotting hunters and their shenanigans all throughout the day. A scare in Vespucci, a Fire Truck mess at a junction in Morningwood and a true fustercluck in South Vinewood kept Alex on his toes, but a chance encounter with a hunter early on by the mega mall was his ultimate downfall as damage left from a crash with a hunter rendered on all screens except Alex. He was eventually clocked in the Vinewood Hills, started to escape and weaved through the university expertly, only to be flipped by a fallen traffic light on the escape. After being mullered by all the hunters, Alex drove a mashed car into the Rockford Hills shopping area, but got stopped by a plant pot and shot in the ensuing chaos.
Alex starts the hunt by escaping from some hunters with absolute ease. He swaps his car in the Vinewood Hills and begins a long route of not being spotted. He witnesses a hunter stealing a car and having it stolen back off him by the NPC driver. Alex has to swap cars twice due to crash damage from AIs and after a quick detour out of his zone near the Race track, he evades detection from a couple of hunters. A quick escape from a potential chase sees Alex go well outside the city zone above the hills to avoid detection. He returns to the city and starts to drive past the cemetary. A hunter reverses back to innocently steal his car, not realising it was Alex's car. Alex bolts and heads down the motorway. Alex whizzes around to the Pier car park and swaps cars, but dawdles trying to call Lester and is jumped. Alex puts his foot down and whizzes down Vespucci Beach as time runs out, so Alex finally scored his second official Victory Royale!
Alex starts his run with a trip through Richman to Vinewood, where he spots the first Pink Prii - the destructible target of the new game mode. He turns around and blows it up before running away without being spotted, despite getting close to hunters and helicopters. He spots a second Prii near Legion Square and turns around to blow it up. Another incognito escape sees Alex change cars over a bridge, but gets chased by a gang member. The gang member rolls out of a tight corner and Alex is able to escape on the highway. A third Prii in a Petrol Station turns out to be his undoing, as it wasn't the mass of hunters around that gave him away, but a turn down a one-way street. Alex runs down the storm drains and wiggles through Vinewood and Downtown, before eventually driving into the metro tunnel near the airport. Ditching the car in the airport station, he climbs the stairs, gets into a gunfight and eventually turns back for his car. He drives out of the tunnel, but clips the wall trying to avoid an Ambulance, barrell rolls off it and explodes on landing in the storm drain.
The second Survive the Hunt to crack 1 million views is one of the more energetic hunts, with Alex trapped in top speed chases for a large proportion of the episode. Alex discovers a couple of Priis on his initial runaway and logs them in his mind as he begins with a long saunter through the hills after a close call with a Fire Engine by a Prii. Alex is spotted in his Sultan and blasts around the map at full speed, blowing up the Prii in the shopping centre in the process and surviving an unbelievable mess under a bridge by the storm drains in which he had no rights to escape. He changes car twice in the hills after a struggle to escape everyone and begins trying to stay incognito again. His Fusilade is spotted Downtown and he runs away, almost gets away with swapping cars in plain sight by Vinewood and has to sprint away at top speed again. After basically doing a lap of the city, Alex blows up a Prii in the Hills once he was out of sight and swaps to a supercar for the last hour. A simple blast at speeds the hunters couldn't match and Alex ended the video at the Bincident location to that a third victory royale!
Alex whizzes off into the city and quickly swaps cars. A quick derp having spotted the Golgen Snitch and Alex is already into a chase. He blows up a hunter while trying to hit a Prii, does a big loop and comes back to blow the same Prii up a few minutes later after escaping a near-death bundle. He eventually escapes down the construction tunnel in the motorway and pops out of the subway station next to the Shopping Centre. (Yes I did waste 10 minutes of my life finding a map of that section of tunnels to trace perfectly, thanks ca5inoroyale). Having now cleared his way, Alex circles an area trying to find space to blow up another pre-spotted Prii, but is spotted instantly after a crap lane change. Alex despertely sprints around until he ditches the car in a storm drain, swaps again, survives near-certain death to have the quickest getaway ever followed by the shortest incognito run ever too. The Dubsta does him well (even though it was seriously underperforming) and Alex makes a final swap with 20 minutes to go and goes on a last minute hail mary to blow up 2 more Priis and take his 4th Victory Royale.
Alex drives onto the motorway and swaps cars, driving down the full length through the tunnel. he blows his first Prii up in Morningwood but is rumbled pretty quickly. A long chase ensues with helicopter tackles attempted. Alex eventually escapes in a car park, kills a hunter and stays there hiding. He walks out and jumps into a Futo, swaps to a Fusilade again and blows up another Prii. He escapes onto the motorway and heads off towards the Golf Course. After witnessing two hunters watching another getting mugged. He wants to blow up a Prii but it is infected with Hunters and one hits him. Alex tries to play dead and it eventually works, bu he pushes his luck with a helicopter and gets one-popped at the point he tried to escape.
The first Survive the Hunt collab is undeniably the toughest to track by a long shot. Alex teamed up with three guys from Hat Films, and all four were on the run. Each player has been tracked as to what we saw in the video, all colour coded. There has been no interpolation, even if it is obvious what the route was for the sake of consistency.
Ross nearly kills Smith as he stops his bike in front of Ross. Everyone switches cars pretty soon, and Alex decides to try and kill some hunters in the Helicopters with some rockets. He runs unnoticed and it says this way until the police interfere, and he is spotted exiting a car park by the hunters. He is trapped in Legion Square and gunned down. Trott, who had been shot and killed by a random gang member, spends this time on foot and is spotted soon after Alex's death in Downtown, and after not doing much around a lot of cars tries to run too late and is shot. Smith tries the Truck route but gives up on it and finds a helicopter at a lunction near Vinewood. The AI decided to be as unhelpful as possible, meaning he has to try to escape, but his car is too slow and he is knocked into a crash and shot in the ensuing melee. Ross was hit by Hunters twice early in the hunt near the carpark in Morningwood but stayed incognito. As the last remaining survivor, Ross found himself in an awkward situation with the Blimp in Little Seoul. He kept his cool, but the AI screwed him over at the next spot with the blimp and despite a valiant effort, he was pinned against the LifeInvader building and gunned down.
Alex blows up a Prii in Little Seoul and escapes fine, but is soon set upon by the Police. They chase him and force him to hide in some buildings and upon leaving, he is spotted stealing a car again by the police. A further chase and another car swap goes wrong as a hunter comes around the corner at the wrong time. Alex ditches his car in the canals and tries to escape on foot. He shoots out the Helicopter pilot and leaves in a Comet during the confusion. After a long chase all over the city, Alex swaps cars under a bridge and evades the hunters, heading off to blow up another Prii. He gets lucky around hunters, twice bolting only to not have been spotted, so stays incognito. He is finally spotted right at the end in Morningwood, but it's too little too late and Alex collects another Victory Royale.