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ArchedThunder
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(08-23-2014, 12:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Onikaan

I've been playing Reach recently. Trying to fill the gap before November (Destiny will help too).

Man, I miss playing Halo. One thing I've been reminded about while playing Reach is how poor the hit detection is. Pull the trigger, blam, blood spurts out... no kill.

Crazy. Anyone else notice this?

Can't wait to spend the long winter nights playing Halo 2 MP. Mmhmmm.

It's a networking issue.
GringoSuave89
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(08-23-2014, 12:50 AM)
Hey guys! What did I....
O.O
So, uh, yeah.... Halo. Good stuff. WTF has happened?

Any confirmation on what will be at PAX? I know a time has been confirmed.
Celestia
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(08-23-2014, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

:/

Hmm? I just love the way it looks and sounds now in the newer iterations. Haven't seen too many people using it though.
Madness
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(08-23-2014, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by GringoSuave89

Hey guys! What did I....
O.O
So, uh, yeah.... Halo. Good stuff. WTF has happened?

Any confirmation on what will be at PAX? I know a time has been confirmed.

Confirmed at least a tournament with at least a lot of well known pros and teams. There will be a panel as well. I assume they'll reveal the last map at this time too.
Bornstellar
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(08-23-2014, 12:53 AM)
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WTF is happening here.
Torlain
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(08-23-2014, 12:53 AM)

Originally Posted by Madness

It's sad that in my short time here even I have noticed certain posters come and derail the thread. Whether it's about their own personal problems or hangups it's always the same, and then many get banned.

Whatever. I can't wait for the Pax tournament.

I think the word you're looking for is 'Favoritism'. It happens, even on a supposed unbiased discussion board.

Btw... Bravo edited the recent Bulletin. Looks a team name/player change. Can't wait for more details next Wednesday. #WeBack
ArchedThunder
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(08-23-2014, 12:59 AM)

Originally Posted by Celestia

Hmm? I just love the way it looks and sounds now in the newer iterations. Haven't seen too many people using it though.

I was making a joke because you have that avatar and you said that a long purple gun is sexy.
Collingwood
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(08-23-2014, 01:02 AM)
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So this will be my first pre load game. Gonna switch my console to an American one, pay the $60, switch back to Australian and then at 12.01AM on the 11th start playing that sweet sweet Beaver Creek.

Aaawwwwwww yissssss

Mother fuckin Beaver Creek.
User 73706
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(08-23-2014, 01:03 AM)

Originally Posted by vogelkacke

yes with a penalty

you lose ammo and your armor turns pink while sprinting

If I turned pink sprinting I'd use it all the time
Ghazi
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(08-23-2014, 01:04 AM)
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I can't wait for them to make pre loading available. On my garbage connection, it'd take days to download what will likely be ~30+ GB
Bsigg12
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(08-23-2014, 01:04 AM)
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80 days
aj1467
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(08-23-2014, 01:07 AM)
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So Pistola replaced Elamite. Cool.

I think the name change is cause they need T2's permission to use Str8 Rippin.
Collingwood
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(08-23-2014, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

80 days

Already got a week of recreational leave booked in.
Celestia
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(08-23-2014, 01:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

I was making a joke because you have that avatar and you said that a long purple gun is sexy.



How dare you talk about my raifu like that.





Still wish they had went with a Halo console bundle.
User 73706
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(08-23-2014, 01:20 AM)
...does the name Elamite come from Blamite?
Madness
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(08-23-2014, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

...does the name Elamite come from Blamite?

His last name is Elam. Elamite Warrior was his handle, now Elamite I think.
squidhands
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(08-23-2014, 01:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

...does the name Elamite come from Blamite?

No.
CyReN
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(08-23-2014, 01:32 AM)
Congrats to eX for winning.
Majanew
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(08-23-2014, 01:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bsigg12

80 days

That's a long time, man. :(
blamite
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(08-23-2014, 01:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dax01

As I said in the other thread, hoping for a BTB map reveal (Waterworks...). Would like to see Coag and Lockout too.

But we won't see all of those with over two months to go before release.

Personally I'm expecting 343 to follow the pattern of the Gamescom Showdown and announce a new map to be used for the tournament (probably Lockout). Are the matches BO5 this time around? That'd mean each match would be able to use all of Sanctuary, Lockout, and Ascension as least once each.

If they're showing a BTB map, the most I'd get excited for is a full reveal of Zanzibar, since it's already been shown in screenshot form. Coag would definitely be a nice surprise though.

Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

...does the name Elamite come from Blamite?

Yeah, he's been ripping me off for years. Even though I just started using this name a few yeas ago... yeah... (my name has absolutely nothing to do with his btw)
The Librarian
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(08-23-2014, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by blamite

Personally I'm expecting 343 to follow the pattern of the Gamescom Showdown and announce a new map to be used for the tournament (probably Lockout). Are the matches BO5 this time around? That'd mean each match would be able to use all of Sanctuary, Lockout, and Ascension as least once each.

If they're showing a BTB map, the most I'd get excited for is a full reveal of Zanzibar, since it's already been shown in screenshot form. Coag would definitely be a nice surprise though.

Yeah, that would be really cool. I've really enjoyed the way 343 has unveiled the game so far.
User 73706
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(08-23-2014, 02:08 AM)

Originally Posted by blamite

Personally I'm expecting 343 to follow the pattern of the Gamescom Showdown and announce a new map to be used for the tournament (probably Lockout). Are the matches BO5 this time around? That'd mean each match would be able to use all of Sanctuary, Lockout, and Ascension as least once each.

If they're showing a BTB map, the most I'd get excited for is a full reveal of Zanzibar, since it's already been shown in screenshot form. Coag would definitely be a nice surprise though.


Yeah, he's been ripping me off for years. Even though I just started using this name a few yeas ago... yeah... (my name has absolutely nothing to do with his btw)

When are you going to get your name changed to Blamethyst? You were like, the one fan of the Combiner.
BuggeryBugz
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(08-23-2014, 02:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Collingwood

So this will be my first pre load game. Gonna switch my console to an American one, pay the $60, switch back to Australian and then at 12.01AM on the 11th start playing that sweet sweet Beaver Creek.

Aaawwwwwww yissssss

Mother fuckin Beaver Creek.

Yeah I'll be doing this from now on for this and every game. So much cheaper digitally.
Emperor Bohe
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(08-23-2014, 02:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by BuggeryBugz

Yeah I'll be doing this from now on for this and every game. So much cheaper digitally.

isn't there a limit that you can only switch your accounts region once every 3 months?
Bsigg12
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(08-23-2014, 02:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Majanew

That's a long time, man. :(

Eh, it'll go by quick if you work or are in school (both for me). Also there are so many games coming out in the next month that November will hit before we know it.
Project
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(08-23-2014, 02:49 AM)
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How long are the bannees banned for?
DopeyFish
Not bitter, just unsweetened
(08-23-2014, 02:59 AM)
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I am so excited to play halo 2 again

Not just because of nostalgia, but because 3 of the 4 years i played, it was with a distorted 4:3 to 16:9 picture running on an emulator while playing on an early HDTV flat panel (crappy screen refresh)
User 73706
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(08-23-2014, 03:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Project

How long are the bannees banned for?

Varies as per act that got them banned.

Speedy: 13 months (returns September 2015)
Heckfu: longer than 2 weeks
U4IX: No idea, but losing the avatar is a glitch in the system that usually has people worrying it's a perma. Chances are it's not.
Ape Gone Insane
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(08-23-2014, 03:34 AM)
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You know, I miss the amusing "1v1 me u noob" messages you would get from the losing team. Being a staple of Halo 3, they stopped coming in Reach and 4.
blamite
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(08-23-2014, 03:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

When are you going to get your name changed to Blamethyst? You were like, the one fan of the Combiner.

sure but I'm also a fan of things with good names :D

(Let's get 343 to make blamite real canon first. You guys can't ignore it forever!)
User 73706
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(08-23-2014, 03:40 AM)

Originally Posted by blamite

sure but I'm also a fan of things with good names :D

(Let's get 343 to make blamite real canon first. You guys can't ignore it forever!)

I've even done all the work for them! Just make it a shorthand for BLAM: Ballistic Lateral Assault Mitigation or Ballistic Lateral Anti-Materiel, just like HEAT rounds. You could call them "BLAM Rounds" if you wanted it to sound semi-professional and be a global nomination for "needle" munitions (like in the Needle Rifle), while Blamite could specifically be the weird space play-doh compound mined from one of Sanghelios' moons and compound-weaponized.
CyReN
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(08-23-2014, 04:10 AM)

Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

Varies as per act that got them banned.

Speedy: 13 months (returns September 2015)
Heckfu: longer than 2 weeks
U4IX: No idea, but losing the avatar is a glitch in the system that usually has people worrying it's a perma. Chances are it's not.

Heckfu is 3 months, u4iX is 1 month.
The Librarian
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(08-23-2014, 04:17 AM)
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Really great video of Jen Taylor and Steve Downes: http://vimeo.com/104153198
Master Yoshi
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(08-23-2014, 04:20 AM)
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So this is Steve Downes, and Cortana is confirmed alive by this video, right?

Am I reaching, you guys? :(
Twin Tails
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(08-23-2014, 04:23 AM)
It's frank o connor
Master Yoshi
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(08-23-2014, 04:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Big Jeffrey

It's frank o connor

Not enough wrinkles to be Stinkles.
Madness
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(08-23-2014, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Master Yoshi

Not enough wrinkles to be Stinkles.

belushy
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(08-23-2014, 07:48 AM)

Originally Posted by Torlain

Btw... Bravo edited the recent Bulletin. Looks a team name/player change. Can't wait for more details next Wednesday. #WeBack

Yep, Snipedown is on the eXcellence Call of Duty team, so I'm guessing they decided to just use the sponsorship. It isn't really a good "Str8 Rippin" squad anyway. At least, not a squad you'd automatically think about Str8 Rippin.
Droopaloop
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(08-23-2014, 11:08 AM)
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I think I've had a tab open for the Master Chief Collection cinematic trailer open for the last 3 or 4 days now. I'm hoping whoever did the track for that trailer is working on Halo 5.
Hubble
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(08-23-2014, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

I loved it but the dig at Bungie was unecessary. That's the company that made all the stuff he also loved. And it was stated as if it were a fact, rather than his opinion.

Dat internettiquette.


Oh I just invented a word!

Thanks for your long-term participation in the thread.

Will there be a Halo 3 MLG playlist exclusive to Halo 3? One of the reasons why Halo 3 was so successful and an active online community was because of all the playlists (MLG, Griffball, etc.). Halo 4 lacked this but it's online menu, and gameplay was still really really bad either way.

Also will the 1-50 ranking system be back? Pretty PLEASE.

And please for Halo 5, follow the same formula of Halo 1-3. The campaign for Halo 4 was good, but its online was really bad in quality. I think the chart showing the drop of players can attest to this. Focus more on teamwork/strategy formula of Halo 2, old school PC gaming attributes like those found in Halo, Counter Strike, Tribes, Quake, etc., rather than a medley addition of abilities, jetpacking, camo, etc., the terrible sniper rifle in Halo 4, like the addition of those terrible mechs in Halo 4 killed some of the best online maps ever made, etc.

Please don't let the team feel like they need to add their own stamp to the series and feel the need to having to change something by adding things. Follow the classic Halo formula.

I miss watching the MLG events live for Halo 3 on the weekends on my PC following teams. Bungie should have forged a long-term partnership with them and MLG to help make gaming more permanent as a sport.
Vooduu
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(08-23-2014, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Master Yoshi

So this is Steve Downes, and Cortana is confirmed alive by this video, right?

Am I reaching, you guys? :(

ProvenDeadly
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(08-23-2014, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by GillyH

Thanks for your long-term participation in the thread.

Will there be a Halo 3 MLG playlist exclusive to Halo 3? One of the reasons why Halo 3 was so successful and an active online community was because of all the playlists (MLG, Griffball, etc.). Halo 4 lacked this but it's online menu, and gameplay was still really really bad either way.

Also will the 1-50 ranking system be back? Pretty PLEASE.

And please for Halo 5, follow the same formula of Halo 1-3. The campaign for Halo 4 was good, but its online was really bad in quality. I think the chart showing the drop of players can attest to this. Focus more on teamwork/strategy formula of Halo 2, old school PC gaming attributes like those found in Halo, Counter Strike, Tribes, Quake, etc., rather than a medley addition of abilities, jetpacking, camo, etc., the terrible sniper rifle in Halo 4, like the addition of those terrible mechs in Halo 4 killed some of the best online maps ever made, etc.

Please don't let the team feel like they need to add their own stamp to the series and feel the need to having to change something by adding things. Follow the classic Halo formula.

I miss watching the MLG events live for Halo 3 on the weekends on my PC following teams. Bungie should have forged a long-term partnership with them and MLG to help make gaming more permanent as a sport.


1. There will probably not be an MLG playlist, but maybe a Hardcore playlist like in Halo 2.

2. A 1-50 system has been confirmed for a while.

3. Check the first post of this thread for any other questions you have.
BeforeU
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(08-23-2014, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dax01

Really great video of Jen Taylor and Steve Downes: http://vimeo.com/104153198

lol that was cool
feel
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(08-23-2014, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madness

Wait they explored further the janitor's story? Need a link.
The Librarian
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(08-23-2014, 08:03 PM)
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Frankie, I want a web series about Hamish Beamish in 343.
Storm Chamber
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(08-23-2014, 10:59 PM)

Originally Posted by TheOddOne

MOTHERFUCKER
Zoolader
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(08-23-2014, 11:36 PM)
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Halogaf just needs to relax and remember there is an ignore feature before it gets itself shutdown again. There is just one particular individual (not Dax) that's on my ignore list and Halo threads are considerably less insufferable to scroll through.
Tawpgun
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(08-23-2014, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zoolader

Halogaf just needs to relax and remember there is an ignore feature before it gets itself shutdown again. There is just one particular individual (not Dax) that's on my ignore list and Halo threads are considerably less insufferable to scroll through.

Quoting so waher can see

Wait it doesn't work that way. Ether way the ignored dude is totally waher
Barrow Roll
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(08-24-2014, 01:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by ViewtifulJC

jokes on all you mothafuckas, its actually two black dudes commentating the event

Prog and D1 are GOAT commentators.
VinFTW
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(08-24-2014, 01:49 AM)
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Does anybody else hope they improve the medals beyond even what we WANT them to? In other words, the medals shown at gamescom suck (WiP, I completely understand...). Medals are what made the kills feel so satisfying. Sort of like the XP/chirps from other shooters.

Make them dynamic, interesting, add some A/V.

I don't know... anybody else want MORE from kills in Halo?

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