Did You Finish The Pull-Up Contest (Citadel DLC)?

Posted by JasonR86 (9705 posts) 1 year, 6 months ago

Poll: Did You Finish The Pull-Up Contest (Citadel DLC)? (78 votes)

Yes 67%
No 33%

So when I clicked the pull-up bar while James was training on the punching bag I thought there would be some incidental dialogue and etc. etc. and then it would be done. But then he announced that his best total pull-up record was 182 pull-ups. Which seemed like a lot. And then I had the right-trigger left-trigger prompts and my character did one pull-up at a time and then it all clicked. I was going to do 183 pull-ups. Which is insane. But I kept doing cause I thought that if I'm going to do it I'm going to go all the way. So I spent fucking forever going back and forth between the triggers and felt like an idiot but I kept doing it. And then I got fucking NOTHING from it. No achievement, nothing cool, just James telling me I'm great.

So who else was dumb like me, took the bait, and did all 183 pull-ups?

#1 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2298 posts) -

I'm kinda surprised at the amount of people who said they expected an achievement doing this. Why didn't you just check beforehand? If anything I'm impressed that James even said anything afterwards.

#2 Posted by Vinny_Says (5708 posts) -

do you really have to do it 183 times?

It looked more like a cheap and easy way to boost your paragon/renegade meter.

#3 Posted by JasonR86 (9705 posts) -

I lost count. I did it for awhile though. Also there is no paragon/renegade bonus (unless I was too leveled up to get it).

#4 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

Yea, I did it for the sake of doing it, didn't get much out of it but I put on the Bombcast and just zoned out for the 15 minutes or so it took.

#5 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

It would be great if when you finished, James walked back in the room as if he left at some point without you noticing and he's like, "Wow. You're still doing that, huh?" And that's all you get.

#6 Edited by GorillaMoPena (2130 posts) -

Yes I did. And it was the most amazing, stupid thing ever.

Making you watch the animation every time was the topping.

The dialogue the whole time was basically "You really doing this? Because this will take a while and will generally be pointless"

#7 Posted by N7 (3588 posts) -

I wanted to prove to James that I was the master. So I sat there for about 20 minutes going back and forth, proving to James, one rep at a time, that I was Commander goddamn Shepard, and this is my house.

#8 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

I thought something funny would happen if I did, so I did. And then nothing funny happened.

#9 Edited by NathHaw (2769 posts) -

Just did it. No achievement, which might normally have been a bummer, but I'm playing on Origin. Don't care about those achievements.

I wonder if it was like a silly joke the devs thought would be oh so funny. I kinda just felt like they wasted my time to make the DLC longer it something.

Kinda disappointing.

#10 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

It was a meta joke about the stupidity of mission design in games and how we are really just doing the same thing over and over with no pay off and no real reason beyond we were told to do it. Or something idk.

#11 Edited by Frag_Maniac (107 posts) -

@oscar__explosion said:

I'm kinda surprised at the amount of people who said they expected an achievement doing this. Why didn't you just check beforehand? If anything I'm impressed that James even said anything afterwards.

I wasn't expecting an achievement, and personally I don't value them, but it should at the very least have netted a lousy 2 paragon points. It's one of the moments in the game where James is seriously impressed with Shepard, yet no reward whatsoever. You can get a lousy 2 paragon points just for having a brief conversation with someone, but spend several minutes laboring over prompt timed pull-ups, and you've only wasted your time. It's an oversight in an otherwise mostly solid DLC.

#12 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2161 posts) -

I did it, it was stupid fun.

#13 Posted by Spoonman671 (4635 posts) -

I ain't no pussy!

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