FANDOM


(images and nav)
(Major revamp.)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{infobox mission|
 
{{infobox mission|
|image = The_Pyramid..jpg
+
|image = Pyramid Scheme mission complete.png
|size = 200px
+
|size = 300px
|caption =
+
|caption = "Pyramid Scheme" mission completion screen in ''Saints Row 2''.
|gang = [[Ultor]]
+
|gang = [[Missions in Saints Row 2#Ultor|Ultor (epilogue)]]
|cutscene =
+
|cutscene = • "Khufu's Legacy" <br /> • "Cutting Losses"
|homie =
+
|homie = [[Johnny Gat]]
|objective =
+
|objective = • Head to '''[[Saint's Row District|Saints Row]]''' <br /> • Raise your [[Ultor]] [[notoriety]] to four stars <br /> • Eliminate your notoriety at a '''[[Forgive and Forget]]''' <br /> • Enter their '''[[The Pyramid|base]]''' while the Ultor{{sic}} are distracted <br /> • Use the '''secret entrance''' and meet Gat in the base <br /> • Find the '''keycard''' for the lab doors <br /> • Plant bombs in each of the '''labs''' upstairs <br /> • Exit the base before the bombs detonate
|reward =
+
|reward = • [[Cash|$15,000]] <br /> • Ultor APC ([[Bear]]) <br /> • [[Pimp Cane]]
|stronghold =
+
|stronghold =
 
|previous mission = [[Picking a Fight]]
 
|previous mission = [[Picking a Fight]]
|next mission = [[Salting the Earth... Again]]
+
|next mission = [[Salting the Earth...Again]]
 
}}
 
}}
'''Pyramid Scheme''' is the second mission in the Ultor mission Arc featured in [[Saints Row 2]].
 
   
== Walkthrough ==
+
"'''Pyramid Scheme'''" is the antepenultimate [[Missions in Saints Row 2|mission]] in ''[[Saints Row 2]]''.
Go to the [[Saint's Row District]] and achieve a four star [[Ultor]] notoriety by causing as much damage as you can. Once you have accomplished this, head to the nearest [[Forgive and Forget]] to shake off the police, then head to the Ultor base. While Ultor is distracted, steal the keycard to open the doors for the laboratories. Kill anyone who impedes your progress and plant the bombs in each laboratory. Once finished, commandeer the [[Bear]] and move as far away from the base before the bombs detonate.
 
   
==Trivia==
+
{{quote|THE PYRAMID EXPOSED!|[[Stilwater Gazette]] newspaper headline}}
*As with many missions with assigned Homies, if you call up Gat before starting the mission, you can play the mission with two of him.
 
*The first part of this mission can be easily accomplished by walking into the [[Harrowgate]] police department, stealing the [[Tornado|tornado]], and then quickly flying to the nearest [[Forgive & Forget|forgive and forget]]. This technique alleviates the need to get four stars of noteriety, and stealing the tornado gives the player an instant five stars, and provides an easy escape.
 
   
==Gallery==
+
== Description ==
  +
Infuriated by [[Ultor]]'s [[Picking a Fight|recent hit]] on the [[3rd Street Saints]], [[The Protagonist]] meets their lieutenants ([[Johnny Gat]], [[Shaundi]], and [[Pierce]]) at a quiet bar. Shaundi has discovered that [[The Pyramid]] is a huge [[Ultor]] {{wp|Research and development|R&D}} facility underneath [[Mount Claflin]]. The Protagonist advises Shaundi and Pierce "hit the streets and take out as much Ultor property as [they] can", thereby causing a distraction so Gat and The Protagonist can attack the facility.{{ref||'''Cutscene''': Khufu's Legacy}}
  +
  +
After personally causing some damage in [[Saint's Row]], The Protagonist meets Gat at The Pyramid using a secret entrance via the sewer. Together, they set three bombs in three separate labs and escape the facility in a [[Bear]] before the bombs detonate. At a meeting with the Ultor board of directors, [[Dane Vogel]] assures the executives that everything is under control. However, they are unhappy with the loss of The Pyramid and his ego, and threaten that if he doesn't finish off the Saints, than "being fired [will be] the least of [his] worries".{{ref||'''Cutscene''': Cutting Losses}}
  +
  +
=== Story ===
  +
{{story|game=2|mission|It was a revelation that no one expected. The Pyramid is real. Emergency crews responded to a powerful explosion that started deep within Mount Claflin, not expecting to find the ruins of a major Ultor R&D facility. In other news: Sephren Nichols TV special has been cancelled.}}
  +
  +
== Gameplay ==
  +
[[File:Pyramid Scheme.png|250px|thumb|Gameplay from the mission.]]
  +
The most challenging part of this mission is the first part, where after players reach [[Saint's Row]], they are tasked with gaining four units of [[Notoriety]] inside the district. Nearby the marker is a [[Forgive and Forget]]; as players will need to use it wipe their Notoriety as soon as they fulfill the objective, its very helpful to stay close to it.
  +
  +
As players build up their Notoriety by attacking nearby pedestrians and vehicles, [[Ultor]] will quickly dispatch a multitude of [[Five-O]]s, [[Bear]]s, and even [[Tornado]]s after the player. Try and use the outside of the Forgive and Forget for cover and, as soon as one reaches four units of Notoriety, quickly head through to clear it.
  +
  +
With the arguably difficult part of the mission over, the player must now head to [[The Pyramid]] underneath [[Mount Claflin]] and meet [[Johnny Gat]]. Head to the marker, climb over the fence, and swim through the water to reach the platform. There, head down through the pipes until one meets Gat, and continue onwards into the facility. The Pyramid is only lightly defended by a few Ultor security guards. Grab the keycard downstairs and then set up the bombs in the three labs; note that after setting each bomb, [[The Protagonist]] automatically unequips their [[Weapons in Saints Row 2|weapon]].
  +
  +
Once finished, commandeer the Bear and head through the tunnel at full speed before the bombs detonate, exiting the facility via a [[Stunt Jumps|Stunt Jump]] and ending the mission.
  +
  +
== Rewards ==
  +
<gallery type="slideshow" style="float:right" captionalign="center" widths="300">
  +
Ultor APC unlock.png|Ultor APC unlocked.
  +
Pimp Cane unlock.png|Pimp Cane unlocked.
  +
</gallery>
  +
  +
{{rewards
  +
|cash = $15,000
  +
|respect =
  +
|achievement =
  +
|neighborhood =
  +
|mission = [[Salting the Earth...Again]]
  +
|stronghold =
  +
|Ultor APC ([[Bear]])
  +
|[[Pimp Cane]]
  +
}}
  +
{{clear}}
  +
  +
== Newscast ==
  +
:''Main article: [[Newscasts]]
  +
{{#section:Newscasts|Pyramid Scheme}}
  +
  +
== Transcript ==
  +
=== "Khufu's Legacy" cutscene ===
  +
{{dialogue|
  +
|Johnny Gat|Is this The Pyramid?
  +
|Shaundi|Yeah. Ultor's built a huge R&D facility underneath Mount Claflin.
  +
|Johnny Gat|Let me guess, they aren't developin' a better breadbox...
  +
|Shaundi|Honestly, they probably are - they're just, ya know, developing guns and body armor too.
  +
|Pierce|Why's Ultor gunnin' for us?
  +
|The Protagonist|It doesn't matter. Here's the plan: Pierce and Shaundi, I want the two of you to hit the streets and take out as much Ultor property as you can. If Ultor wants to come after us, fine, but we're gonna make it fuckin' cost 'em. Gat, you and I are gonna hit The Pyramid.
  +
|Johnny Gat|What, we don't get to blow shit up in public?
  +
|The Protagonist|Fine, we can do some damage street-side, but we gotta be quick. I don't wanna give Ultor any more of a heads-up than we have to.
  +
}}
  +
  +
=== "Cutting Losses" cutscene ===
  +
{{dialogue|
  +
|Ultor executive #1|Dane, while your project has been yielding positive results, the board is a little concerned...
  +
|Dane Vogel|I don't understand.
  +
|Ultor executive #2|The Saints are out of control!
  +
|Dane Vogel|That was the point.
  +
|Ultor executive #1|When you budgeted funds for "force majeure", we didn't realize compromising The Pyramid was what you had in mind.
  +
|Dane Vogel|We're dealing with violent criminals - are you really surprised they might do something, I don't know, violent? The Pyramid was not going to last forever. It's better to spin this now when we're the victims than when [[Channel 6]] does an undercover expose.
  +
|Ultor executive #1|Dane... fix the problem.
  +
|Dane Vogel|Okay, maybe I'm being too obtuse. Let me try this again: there is no problem.
  +
|Ultor executive #2|We've had enough of your ego.
  +
|Dane Vogel|My ego is what got you this far.
  +
|Ultor executive #2|Finish off the Saints, or being fired is the least of your worries.
  +
|Dane Vogel|Is that all?
  +
|Ultor executive #1|Take care of this, Dane.
  +
|Dane Vogel|Of course I will.
  +
}}
  +
  +
== Trivia ==
  +
[[File:Newspaper ep02 Pyramid Scheme.png|thumb|282px|The [[Stilwater Gazette]] newspaper clipping shown upon completion of the mission.]]
  +
* The first objective, "Head to Saints Row", misspells "[[Saint's Row District|Saint's Row]]" as "Saints Row".
  +
* The fourth objective, "Enter their base while the Ultor are distracted", erroneously refers to [[Ultor]] as "the Ultor".
  +
* The opening cutscene of this mission is called "Khufu's Legacy". {{wp|Khufu}} was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who ruled around 2580 B.C.. He is generally accepted as having built the {{wp|Great Pyramid of Giza}}.
  +
* As with many [[Missions in Saints Row 2|missions]] with assigned [[Homies]], if the player calls up [[Johnny Gat]] before starting the mission, they can play it with two of him.
  +
* The first part of this mission can be easily accomplished by walking into the [[Harrowgate]] police department, stealing the [[Tornado]], and then quickly flying to the nearest [[Forgive and Forget]]. This technique alleviates the need to get four units of [[Notoriety]] as stealing the Tornado instantly gives the player five units and provides an easy escape.
  +
* The [[#Story|newspaper text]] on the [[Newspaper Clipboard]] mentions that Sephren Nichols' TV special has been canceled; Sephren Nichols (spelled Sefren Nichols in the game's files) is an investigative reporter advertised on [[Radio Stations in Saints Row 2|the radio]] who once explored the existence of [[The Pyramid]] in ''Secrets of The Pyramid''.
  +
** {{audio|MUS_SHARED_00044_Sefren_Nichols.ogg|Sephren Nichols "disproves" The Pyramid in a ''Secrets of The Pyramid'' radio commercial}}
  +
  +
== Gallery ==
 
<gallery type="slideshow" widths="600" position="center">
 
<gallery type="slideshow" widths="600" position="center">
Loading_screen_ep02_01_Pyramid_Scheme.png|Loading screen shown after Pyramid Scheme
+
Pyramid Scheme Shaundi Johnny Gat Pierce The Protagonist.png|Shaundi informs the 3rd Street Saints of what she knows on The Pyramid.
Loading_screen_ep02_02_Pyramid_Scheme.png|Loading screen shown after Pyramid Scheme
+
Pyramid Scheme Shaundi Johnny Gat Pierce The Protagonist 2.png|The group leave the bar with a plan.
Loading_screen_ep02_03_Pyramid_Scheme.png|Loading screen shown after Pyramid Scheme
+
Pyramid Scheme Dane Vogel.png|Dane Vogel meets with the Ultor board of directors and is reprimanded for the loss of The Pyramid.
  +
Pyramid Scheme Dane Vogel 2.png|Vogel leaves after being told to finish off the Saints.
  +
Loading_screen_ep02_01_Pyramid_Scheme.png|Loading screen shown after "Pyramid Scheme".
  +
Loading_screen_ep02_02_Pyramid_Scheme.png|Loading screen shown after "Pyramid Scheme".
  +
Loading_screen_ep02_03_Pyramid_Scheme.png|Loading screen shown after "Pyramid Scheme".
  +
Pyramid Scheme.png|Gameplay from the mission.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Videos==
+
== References ==
<youtube>FvdoAyMVa_c</youtube>
+
{{reflist|2}}
  +
<!-- Do not manually list references here. See http://saintsrow.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Cite -->
   
{{Saints_Row_2_Missions_and_Strongholds|show=5}}
+
{{Saints Row 2 Missions and Strongholds|show=5}}

Revision as of 19:02, February 11, 2013

Template:Infobox mission

"Pyramid Scheme" is the antepenultimate mission in Saints Row 2.

THE PYRAMID EXPOSED!
Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline

Description

Infuriated by Ultor's recent hit on the 3rd Street Saints, The Protagonist meets their lieutenants (Johnny Gat, Shaundi, and Pierce) at a quiet bar. Shaundi has discovered that The Pyramid is a huge Ultor R&D facility underneath Mount Claflin. The Protagonist advises Shaundi and Pierce "hit the streets and take out as much Ultor property as [they] can", thereby causing a distraction so Gat and The Protagonist can attack the facility.Broken {{ref}} (blank parameter)

After personally causing some damage in Saint's Row, The Protagonist meets Gat at The Pyramid using a secret entrance via the sewer. Together, they set three bombs in three separate labs and escape the facility in a Bear before the bombs detonate. At a meeting with the Ultor board of directors, Dane Vogel assures the executives that everything is under control. However, they are unhappy with the loss of The Pyramid and his ego, and threaten that if he doesn't finish off the Saints, than "being fired [will be] the least of [his] worries".Broken {{ref}} (blank parameter)

Story

The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files.
Upon completion of the Mission, it is available in-game at Newspaper Clipboards.

It was a revelation that no one expected. The Pyramid is real. Emergency crews responded to a powerful explosion that started deep within Mount Claflin, not expecting to find the ruins of a major Ultor R&D facility. In other news: Sephren Nichols TV special has been cancelled.

Gameplay

File:Pyramid Scheme.png

The most challenging part of this mission is the first part, where after players reach Saint's Row, they are tasked with gaining four units of Notoriety inside the district. Nearby the marker is a Forgive and Forget; as players will need to use it wipe their Notoriety as soon as they fulfill the objective, its very helpful to stay close to it.

As players build up their Notoriety by attacking nearby pedestrians and vehicles, Ultor will quickly dispatch a multitude of Five-Os, Bears, and even Tornados after the player. Try and use the outside of the Forgive and Forget for cover and, as soon as one reaches four units of Notoriety, quickly head through to clear it.

With the arguably difficult part of the mission over, the player must now head to The Pyramid underneath Mount Claflin and meet Johnny Gat. Head to the marker, climb over the fence, and swim through the water to reach the platform. There, head down through the pipes until one meets Gat, and continue onwards into the facility. The Pyramid is only lightly defended by a few Ultor security guards. Grab the keycard downstairs and then set up the bombs in the three labs; note that after setting each bomb, The Protagonist automatically unequips their weapon.

Once finished, commandeer the Bear and head through the tunnel at full speed before the bombs detonate, exiting the facility via a Stunt Jump and ending the mission.

Rewards


Newscast

Main article: Newscasts
MUS SHARED 00068 News update (Pyramid Scheme)
Jane Valderamma: "The Pyramid. It was a fictional place constructed in the minds of conspiracy therorists and the severly deranged...or was it? Today an explosion deep within Mount Claflin destroyed more than just bedrock...it obliterated our fragile beliefs. Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you're sitting down: The Pyramid...is real. For more on this breathtaking development, tune into channel 6 news tonight. I'm Jane Valderamma, channel 6 news."

Transcript

"Khufu's Legacy" cutscene

Johnny Gat: "Is this The Pyramid?"
Shaundi: "Yeah. Ultor's built a huge R&D facility underneath Mount Claflin."
Johnny Gat: "Let me guess, they aren't developin' a better breadbox..."
Shaundi: "Honestly, they probably are - they're just, ya know, developing guns and body armor too."
Pierce: "Why's Ultor gunnin' for us?"
The Protagonist: "It doesn't matter. Here's the plan: Pierce and Shaundi, I want the two of you to hit the streets and take out as much Ultor property as you can. If Ultor wants to come after us, fine, but we're gonna make it fuckin' cost 'em. Gat, you and I are gonna hit The Pyramid."
Johnny Gat: "What, we don't get to blow shit up in public?"
The Protagonist: "Fine, we can do some damage street-side, but we gotta be quick. I don't wanna give Ultor any more of a heads-up than we have to."

"Cutting Losses" cutscene

Ultor executive #1: "Dane, while your project has been yielding positive results, the board is a little concerned..."
Dane Vogel: "I don't understand."
Ultor executive #2: "The Saints are out of control!"
Dane Vogel: "That was the point."
Ultor executive #1: "When you budgeted funds for "force majeure", we didn't realize compromising The Pyramid was what you had in mind."
Dane Vogel: "We're dealing with violent criminals - are you really surprised they might do something, I don't know, violent? The Pyramid was not going to last forever. It's better to spin this now when we're the victims than when Channel 6 does an undercover expose."
Ultor executive #1: "Dane... fix the problem."
Dane Vogel: "Okay, maybe I'm being too obtuse. Let me try this again: there is no problem."
Ultor executive #2: "We've had enough of your ego."
Dane Vogel: "My ego is what got you this far."
Ultor executive #2: "Finish off the Saints, or being fired is the least of your worries."
Dane Vogel: "Is that all?"
Ultor executive #1: "Take care of this, Dane."
Dane Vogel: "Of course I will."

Trivia

Newspaper ep02 Pyramid Scheme

The Stilwater Gazette newspaper clipping shown upon completion of the mission.

  • The first objective, "Head to Saints Row", misspells "Saint's Row" as "Saints Row".
  • The fourth objective, "Enter their base while the Ultor are distracted", erroneously refers to Ultor as "the Ultor".
  • The opening cutscene of this mission is called "Khufu's Legacy". Khufu was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who ruled around 2580 B.C.. He is generally accepted as having built the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • As with many missions with assigned Homies, if the player calls up Johnny Gat before starting the mission, they can play it with two of him.
  • The first part of this mission can be easily accomplished by walking into the Harrowgate police department, stealing the Tornado, and then quickly flying to the nearest Forgive and Forget. This technique alleviates the need to get four units of Notoriety as stealing the Tornado instantly gives the player five units and provides an easy escape.
  • The newspaper text on the Newspaper Clipboard mentions that Sephren Nichols' TV special has been canceled; Sephren Nichols (spelled Sefren Nichols in the game's files) is an investigative reporter advertised on the radio who once explored the existence of The Pyramid in Secrets of The Pyramid.

Gallery

References

This article contains no references. See Help:Cite.
Star saints

Check the Mission to-do list for ways to improve Mission articles.

UI N-A

Template:Saints Row 2 Missions and Strongholds

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.