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  1. My ignorant takeaway so take it with a grain of salt but; It's important to make a distinction here between one life roundbased gametypes like breakout and respawning roundbased gametypes like asymm assault. Halo isn't the best for one life gametypes. The slow killtimes give the enemy team a massive advantage when they have more people left alive, and while in this case regenerating health helps the individual it still helps the enemy team even more. It's not like limited hp gametypes such as clan arena where if I die I can still weaken the enemy team's health pool before dying to aid our survivors. Or where if I'm last I can win by having better positioning and meticulously whittling them down (or in case of instantaneous killtimes, one shot them from cover / from behind before they can one shot me). Not to mention how power weapons can lead to easy team wipes with little skill investment. Its not even "timing them" when the round is over after the very first rocket rush.
  2. Hope it's good so I can finally toss my Xbox. The complaints of "ADAD spam" make me nervous but hearing that it feels like a Source game is reassuring, so mixed emotions there. That reminds me, it's been like half a year since I even checked in on the project, I wonder how-*glances at their youtube channel*...oh....it's fucking nothing... Something wrong?
  3. Seems like common sense to me that people would resist having their guns taken. So many loony conservatives out there just itching at the trigger for an excuse to shoot the country up because "muh tyranny". Your conclusions are entirely plausible. My only real stance on gun control is "I'm tired of people rehashing the same flawed rhetoric". But beyond that I'm glad people already can't own Rocket Launchers / LMG's and I at the very least don't see any logical reason behind allowing people to own high capacity semi-auto rifles. Not like you're going to be rushed by 30 bears at once or have to fight off a giant gang of home invaders. I am against Japanese nationalism as much as I am against any kind of nationalism. That's all I'm going to say on that topic before I rip my hair out trying to explain the zillions of nuances in play here and how I feel about them. If the entire basis of your nationalism is "only X race is allowed to be a part of our culture, also our culture is superior" then yeah that can at least be construed as racist.
  4. Last time I checked I was an American and this IS my country so let me tell you how I feel: Shut the fuck up you white nationalist shitbag. -A white dude from the coastal elite bubble of Bumfuck, Nebraska
  5. "You can't get rid of ALL guns." Which to be fair he's responding to Niku but I see this used all the time and it's fucking annoying. Very few liberals want to ban ALL guns. Also this new forum layout...this ain't it chief...
  6. Extreme no, disingenuous yes. Just the same zero sum and strawmanned positions I've seen countless times before. Banning guns doesn't eliminate gun crime just like speeding limits don't eliminate crashes. They do, at least in theory, reduce the frequency. And don't give me good guy with a gun because those instances are rare in reality. Only a minority want to ban ALL guns...which would be pretty much impossible at this point. Confiscating, banning the sale and manufacture of specific kinds of guns though...much more achievable. If some random dude breaks in, steals your guns and commits crimes with them no you shouldn't be held accountable. You had nothing to do with it. If it's your son living with you or something though then yeah you are arguably accountable to a certain extent for letting it happen.
  7. To be clear that's an image from a different studio (lead by Marcus Lehto) making a different game, not Halo Infinite. Which had me so confused at first because I was like "since when does Halo look like Half Life / Fallout?"
  8. My admittedly scientifically illiterate takeaway from your post (but hey everyone else in this thread is blatantly speaking out their ass so might as well be afforded some leeway here) is you're saying we don't know exactly what the results of our impacts on the climate will be, so we shouldn't care. I don't think that logic follows. Like we should keep poking the hornets nest because we don't know with 100% certainty whether or not it even contains hornets, exactly how many will come out, exactly when they will come out, or exactly what parts of our bodies they will sting. No we don't know those things, but we know enough to establish a direct causal relationship between poking hornet nests and getting stung, do we not? We know that introducing Co2 in the atmosphere causes heat to become "trapped", and we know there's at the very least a strong correlation between rising temperatures, stronger storms, and increase in industrialization. We don't know if plants are enough to off-set what we're producing or if it will *actually* have any impact on storm strength and weather patterns but why just baselessly assume the ideal scenario? "Anyone who questions scientific consensus is labeled a far right wingnut". Because that's usually exactly what it is. Questioning scientific consensus when you possess contrarian evidence that disproves it is a valid and necessary part of the scientific process. But usually it's just concern trolls without evidence who question things only to push their own stupid ideologies that they never bother to apply the same line of scientific questioning to. Can't tell me as a scientist you don't see the constantly encroaching threat of pseudoscience? You'll forgive me if I'm constantly on-guard for that shit. There are reasons beyond climate change to pursue green energy. No pointless foreign conflicts over dwindling resources. Resources that run out after billions of years instead of a few centuries. Not dying from smog. So on. It might not be economically feasible in the short term, but no scientific progress would ever be achieved if you fell back on that argument for everything. Same with stupid zero-sum arguments like "BUT CHINA" Playing a role in slowing the process down is still better than letting it continue on like normal.
  9. ….....what are your views on climate change?
  10. I wonder if yearly releases that all tried different things wouldn't be a good way for 343i to get on track. It's irrelevant to think about though because they aren't capable of it anyways, it takes them a year just to add one fucking gamemode for some reason, they're definitely not capable of releasing games every year. But just repeating the same thoughts ad infinitum at this point.
  11. Eh we aren't shocked, just stating the obvious. As I said I suspected from the moment of announcement it would be mediocre. Yeah I agree with pretty much all of this, especially the last point. There are extremely strong parallels in the trajectories of both franchises. To use an analogy, Fallout 1 and 2 are like Halo Ce. They're the original, highest quality but niche games that no one really thinks about. Fallout 3 / Fallout New Vegas are like Halo 3 and Halo 2, respectively. Significant change that redefines the franchise but still recognizably Fallout. Fallout 4 is Halo Reach, and Fallout 76 is The 4. Edit: You could probably then say that Far Harbor is like Halo 5. A return to form in some aspects but still struggling with bad core design. I wouldn't say Fallout 4 was garbage, but it certainly wasn't *good*. I liked the atmosphere, exploration, combat, crafting, companions. But the utter lack of true player agency and quality writing was just frustrating and jarring coming straight from New Vegas. It was, as they say, a decent open world shooter but not much beyond that.
  12. Everyone is going to buy it anyways because Bethesda game and Mainstream AAA game. But, yeah. Before anything was really announced I assumed it would just be another No Mans Sky or Sea of Thieves, another lackluster "make your own fun" running simulator with little to actually do. And the recent footage I've seen so far has seemed to prove me right. I dunno. I'll watch more footage to get a better idea, see if it changes before release, but I'm not impressed so far.
  13. Slayer, CTF, Infection - Absolutely essential, always. The most definitive modes of the franchise, for better or worse. KoTH, Oddball, Assault, Race - Significantly more niche but still solid and well known modes that should be present. Especially Oddball which is in very few other games and largely unique to Halo. Territories, Warzone, Strongholds, Extraction, Invasion, Ricochet, Juggernaut, Headhunter, etc - Not necessary. Some of them are mediocre, others are high quality modes but are so extremely niche anyways that to argue they are "quintessential" would be inaccurate. Others are just kind of redundant. Not that I don't miss many of them.
  14. What unaligned center? Idiots that easily swayed by such an inane (and accurate) statement were already well within the clutches of the rightwing anyways. Conservatives: "Leftists are so oversensitive and think with feelings instead of facts." Also Conservatives: "U GUYS ACTING SNOOTY IS WHY TRUMP WON. KEEP BEIN MEAN IT WILL ONLY DRIVE MORE PPL RIGHT" Lmfao.
  15. Having an internet connection isn't necessarily the problem. People have internet access 90% of the time and it should be expected in an online multiplayer game anyways. The problem is (a specific type of ) DRM, the thing forcing you to have an internet connection. I get additional unwanted lag. It's almost always the case where the game can't add custom user content (mods) nor can I play on custom servers due to everything having to be validated with the official servers in order for me to even play the game. I have to queue for things like tutorials, campaign, etc. that should just be offline accessible. I can't sell my copy of the game to other players after I'm done with it (not to be confused with distributing illegal copies). Basically I can't do anything with the content I paid for that isn't officially sanctioned, even if what I want to do is legal and harms no one. And if we're talking about streaming games from a company owned device to your own device then that introduces it's own problems like input lag and subscription fees on top of the above.

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