I want to complete the game while saving certain things for last. About two or three times now, despite diligence, I've somehow completed 2/26 survival waves when I've never actually saved having completed any instance of survival waves. Theory: Is/are there any story mission(s) that count(s) as survival for the completion of the 26 survival waves? If not, how am I completing survival waves?
By diligence, I mean that I've restarted from progress 0.
I play with others. That's how I achieve my goal. I leave undone the first mission so that any missions that I complete beyond that in the story sequence, other than the automatic second and third ones, can be skipped. Other things that I am leaving undone include gang operations, stunt jumps, barn-storms, assassinations, vehicle thefts, highlighting of new list items, health, combat, and damage upgrades, and collection of sex dolls, money pallets, and drug packages. Many of these things can be reverted by loading an older save while remaining in someone's game, but gang operations cannot be reverted without rejoining the game. Survival waves are similarly...inconducive in that progress of them cannot be checked unless completed. Perhaps they suffer from a super-problem similar to gang operations.
I've checked the Saints Row Wiki article listing all of the survival waves, but didn't interpret any as associated with a mission, which is my best guess as to what I'm completing that may also complete the 2/26 survival waves.