Got an SA ranking playing a blind #TeamNoRestarts run, but blimey I found this the hardest ET I’ve played for a long while. My loadout was Lockpick and Coins with a Lethal Syringe in a Briefcase at the beach stash point.
As expected, this was the first ever ET where you had absolutely no choice but to start the level in an area/diguise where you weren’t allowed to be, and I was fairly shitting my pants to begin the mission in a Hostile Area.
I struggled to get a disguise early on as I tried to separate a pair of patrolling guards on the beach to subdue one and take their clothes. I wasted all my coins on trying to separate the two guards, as every time one guard investigated the distraction his mate also came over with him and they stood too close together to take one down without the other noticing. I then tried to throw the Briefcase as a distraction in the hope that one guard would take it to a weapons-stash point and leave his fellow guard isolated for a takedown, but upon finding the briefcase they BOTH followed the same pathing to deliver it to the weapons crate: WTF?!
Reading through this thread after playing my run, it seems I did what many others did and took out the target using the gas lamp she smokes next to, so my run wasn’t in any way remarkable in the community, but I found this one the tensest ET I have played in ages due to having a No Restarts policy in the initial Hostile Area start point, and then experiencing the unique (?) behaviour of the patrolling guards in this mission where it was literally impossible to separate a patrolling guard pair. Stressful in a good way, but stressful nonetheless.