How do I get the Balls achievement? I can't figure this one out. The description is:
Seems you like playing with balls, eh?
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Find the basketball hoop on the Detroit Streets zone and pick up the basketball from the ground with E. Aim at the hoop. Left click to throw. Repeat many times until successful.
This is a throwback achievement to the original Deus Ex where you could play basketball in the very same manner. As far as I can remember, there was a message that showed up when you scored.
In an attempt to hit the basket, try this: position yourself behind the center of the concrete barrier in the back left section of the court. Point straight at the center of the rim, then tilt upwards until you're pointing at the red line around the outside of the backboard. I've be able to consistently make it with this configuration.
I tried about 15 minutes getting this achievement, but the ball physics are tedious at best in this game, so I decided to go a different route.
Given that Jensen can't jump to save his life, I roughed up the hobos for their crates, barrels, and dumpsters, eventually creating a big pile near the hoop. I clambered up, brought the ball directly over the net, and pressed e, dropping the ball through the hoop and earning the achievement.
Oh, sweet success!
In case anyone is having difficulty with this quest, the easiest way to get the achievement is as follows: