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Genuine Imposter achievement : how does it work?

It is an achievement in the first story instance: Behind Enemy Lines.
You need to be spotted by dominion soldiers and convince them to let you go 10 times.

Does anyone understand how it works? Seems random to me (and so it's really annoying to retry it).

Some suggest (in guide) it depends on armor types (heavy, leather), but it doesn't work for me.

Carcharoth Lucian/Mini Chibii
Ruin of Surmia world
PvE : [CdL] Les Chasseurs De Légendes
WvW : [MIMs] Mobile Ingénieuse Et Marteau

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  • Andy.5981Andy.5981 Member ✭✭✭

    I've run three characters through this section of the story so far. Syvlari Ranger, Charr Thief, Human Warrior.

    The Ranger did the whole part without being seen, however with the Charr and Human I decided to have a go trying to get the Genuine Imposter.

    Charr did far better with talking his way out of trouble than the Human. I've got 8/10 from him. I did restart the instance three times, but the success rate was far higher than my Human character who didn't manage to add the remaining 2 despite two restarts and encountering all three patrol groups.

    I did notice that the icon for the illusion does mention that it doesnt hold up to close scrutiny and to keep a distance. Also the arc shaped vision fields do seem to have marked area at their furthest distance from the NPC.

    BTW you do realise you don't have to do it all in one go?

  • Carcharoth Lucian.1378Carcharoth Lucian.1378 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 1, 2020

    yeah i have seen that guide before = it doesn't work.

    @Andy.5981 said:
    I've run three characters through this section of the story so far. Syvlari Ranger, Charr Thief, Human Warrior.

    The Ranger did the whole part without being seen, however with the Charr and Human I decided to have a go trying to get the Genuine Imposter.

    Charr did far better with talking his way out of trouble than the Human. I've got 8/10 from him. I did restart the instance three times, but the success rate was far higher than my Human character who didn't manage to add the remaining 2 despite two restarts and encountering all three patrol groups.

    I tried it with my engi charr but it was not successful (1 by instance). How do you choose the answers?

    I did notice that the icon for the illusion does mention that it doesnt hold up to close scrutiny and to keep a distance. Also the arc shaped vision fields do seem to have marked area at their furthest distance from the NPC.

    Hum, i will look at that.

    BTW you do realise you don't have to do it all in one go?

    Sure^^ But you have to wait for 2 mins each time you restart it (blabla npc), that's annoying ^^

    Carcharoth Lucian/Mini Chibii
    Ruin of Surmia world
    PvE : [CdL] Les Chasseurs De Légendes
    WvW : [MIMs] Mobile Ingénieuse Et Marteau

  • Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

    I just entered the instance and chose always answer #1, was enough for all three beach parts. That unskippable talking before was quite bad then, but nevermind.

    Praise Joko! And Bangar, we need to talk!

  • @Andy.5981 said:
    I did notice that the icon for the illusion does mention that it doesnt hold up to close scrutiny and to keep a distance. Also the arc shaped vision fields do seem to have marked area at their furthest distance from the NPC.

    I retried it and that suggestion seems to work, nice :)

    Carcharoth Lucian/Mini Chibii
    Ruin of Surmia world
    PvE : [CdL] Les Chasseurs De Légendes
    WvW : [MIMs] Mobile Ingénieuse Et Marteau

  • Andy.5981Andy.5981 Member ✭✭✭

    @Carcharoth Lucian.1378 said:

    yeah i have seen that guide before = it doesn't work.

    @Andy.5981 said:
    I've run three characters through this section of the story so far. Syvlari Ranger, Charr Thief, Human Warrior.

    The Ranger did the whole part without being seen, however with the Charr and Human I decided to have a go trying to get the Genuine Imposter.

    Charr did far better with talking his way out of trouble than the Human. I've got 8/10 from him. I did restart the instance three times, but the success rate was far higher than my Human character who didn't manage to add the remaining 2 despite two restarts and encountering all three patrol groups.

    I tried it with my engi charr but it was not successful (1 by instance). How do you choose the answers?

    I did notice that the icon for the illusion does mention that it doesnt hold up to close scrutiny and to keep a distance. Also the arc shaped vision fields do seem to have marked area at their furthest distance from the NPC.

    Hum, i will look at that.

    BTW you do realise you don't have to do it all in one go?

    Sure^^ But you have to wait for 2 mins each time you restart it (blabla npc), that's annoying ^^

    The answers I picked on my Charr thief were random but seemed to work more successfully than doing the same thing on my Human Warrior!

    I think it probably works the further away from the NPC you are? Perhaps more chance of success if you are at the very edge of their 'field of view'?

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I didn't notice any pattern including the one mentioned in that guide. It was essentially just going in and hoping RNG was on my side for each section.

  • One nice thing is that when you do guess correctly, you can keep getting discovered by the same dominion soldier and use the same answer a few times in a row. I've been able to go 3-4 times before an attack is triggered.