I originally posted this on the Bungie.net forums, but posting it here for anyone that is not a member over there. Here is a link to the original post - [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=61318024’>http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=61318024
This may or may not work as well on higher difficulties/with more skulls turned on. Please post your experiences here if you do make it work on higher difficulties.
After RC Master posted the tutorial on how to get to the MAC Cannon early on the level POA, I really wanted to try it. However I am not very good with trick jumping. I found a short clip on YouTube of someone using a Ghost to boost up there, but they didn’t really say how they did it. I managed to recreate it, and captured videos so everyone can learn how to do it as well. I have only done it on Normal, so pehaps some brave souls can attempt to do this on Mythic as well.
- Tilt and Cowbell skulls must be on
- After getting on the Ghost, try to stay on the Ghost. If you do get off the Ghost, keep it in your line of sight or it will despawn.
- Get a feel for where the Checkpoints are, so you ensure you are on the Ghost when you hit one.
- Keep at least one Frag grenade from the beginning of the level (both if possible). You need it to boost the Ghost up to the MAC Cannon
Get a Ghost in the second part of the Boneyard section of POA (usually 2 hanging out there). Shoot or melee the wings off each side so the Ghost can fit through the doors. The Tilt skull does help keep damage down on the Ghost, but try to avoid taking damage if at all possible.Take it slow and easy, take time with all the enemies up til the end. As you can see from my video, you can noob it up and still get the Ghost to the end. Once you get to the platform, position the Ghost where I do in the video. Aim so you toss the grenade near the middle of the underside of the Ghost and immediately jump on top of it. The blast will propel you up to the MAC Cannon. It may take a few tries to get the position of the Ghost and the grenade toss perfected.
Here are the videos (sorry not rendered, but you can download):
Getting Ghost to MAC Cannon - video is about 19 minutes long, FYI (http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/FileDetails.aspx?fid=18491418&player=PERVSRULE)
Ghost grenade boost to MAC Cannon (http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Reach/FileDetails.aspx?fid=18658062&player=PERVSRULE