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Everything posted by AArkham

  1. For sure. It would be something very interesting to read about in full detail once all is said and done. I mean, we all give 343 crap (and sometimes, deservingly so) but if they pull this off years after release, then I see no reason why this couldn't be the precedent moving forward for gaming. It's been a fiasco for years, but it could turn into an example of positive community and customer support.
  2. I was on your desktop background! This Optic thing is interesting. I have a few friends that are die hard Optic fans. They support them in every esport they're involved in. I get messages last night from them saying the Halo scene is dead and that's why they cut them out. So, I wonder if the overall fanbase is taking a similar view on the subject and Optic's decisions moving forward.
  3. This entire MCC development, release, Band-Aid fixes, and fix is pretty unprecedented in the gaming world, right? I can't think of another game that was released busted to that extent, and then (hopefully) fixed completely. Battlefield 4 was bad, but it didn't span 4 years. This seems like a huge deal, and talking about fixes to the actual games now would seem pretty hasty. I'm thrilled that they picked it back up after so long and are righting the wrong.
  4. and then we'll have one more H2A season of HCS, right Grim?!
  5. I'm going to be tickled pink if the game works in a fully functional state, but I may just die of happiness if it gets ported to PC as well.
  6. And there's the update he was talking about! Damn, I'm over here foaming at the mouth after reading all that. This feels like MCC will be fully functional and supplemented. That Custom Game Browser will be huge. I really hope all of this gets pulled off without a hitch. I'm also very pleased with the depth of communication in the talks about MCC since October. I'm very excited about the thought of all of this.
  7. Did this update change the BR in arena at all? Or just for scoped weapons in Warzone? Avi 10/10 btw
  8. Over on r/Halo, Sketch replied to a comment on MCC saying he has news to share, just waiting on approval to share it. So, hopeful news incoming.
  9. Played some more of the H3 playlist, and I may be crazy, but moving laterally seemed faster to me? The forward walk speed still felt slow as the first day, but strafe battles felt snappier and more enjoyable. At this point I really wish Halo's identity was more akin to a fast paced arena shooter with fast base movement, slight projectile to weapons, crouch during movement, etc. Playing default HCS, then the throwback playlist, then back to default H5 is a wide spectrum of settings, but it's jarring to say the least.
  10. Much like you, I really liked the sound of things said in that interview. One of the big complaints I remember when MCC launched was that the PC ports weren't akin to their console counterparts (the whole, play the games like you remember quote). So, I'm chomping at the bit to get a look at some patch notes/fixes and more news on when the testing will start.
  11. Obviously not a pro player, but I play competitively. Made a few analysis/tips videos back in 2015. Just got some updated gear, and I'm planning on making some content in that wheelhouse starting soon. I agree, though. I love watching your lore videos, and there are other people still making content (LukeTheNotable). But outside of general Halo content, the competitive side doesn't get represented much at all. I believe I saw a breaking the meta channel a few days ago. That said, we'll see how it goes. Also, was there a 2k today? Edit: Yes, answered my own question thanks to Moses!
  12. I'm going to be in Seattle March 15-19 (going to visit a friend and she couldn't get HWC week off work RIP me). I was once in Portland and ate at a place called Voodoo Doughnuts. There wouldn't happen to be one in Seattle, would there? Also, what's the menu at Biscuit Bitch like?
  13. Second this. I was probably one of the few people that played H4 from launch to H5 release. There was a period of time that doubles CTF on Skyline was an absolute blast. No way! I'll always say that The Covenant-Halo was the most epic stretch of levels in a game. Storming the citadel was the height of gaming. Still to this day I'll take on Scarab down with the Pelican, then drop out of it from above the second Scarab, stick the core with a spike nade, and watch it explode as I backpedal away from it. Damn, that level was amazing.
  14. https://imgur.com/a/lSA9N Hey, everyone. I just got home from the event, so I figured I'd share the experience on here. This was the first Halo event I've ever been to after being with the series since 2001, and the experience was amazing. I'm from Kentucky, so I met with my team and traveled all through the night Wednesday to get to Orlando. I was extremely hyped going to the event on Friday (to the point of fanboying). My team was "Isn't This Campaign," and we consisted of myself, M4dcow, Only Nike, and Alpha Physique with Pressure GG as our coach. We won our first series 3-0. We then played Fable on the Red feature station and they beat us pretty handily, but I thought we played to the best of our ability. Then we won our first losers bracket round series 3-1. My teammate, M4dcow got an overkill exterm on Coli CTF that was HYPE. Alas, we were then knocked out by a very coordinated team in the next round. All in all, I was super pleased with our performance given limited practice time and limited event experience. The FFA went a little long, but there were 320 players signed up for it, I believe. I was knocked out in the second round and in a lobby with a couple guys that went really deep in the tournament. I started off Truth with an overkill, then Regret with a triple kill before running out of steam as the matches went on. I was definitely nervous doing the FFA! All the stations were top quality, and everything ran very smoothly. Other than personal play experience, watching the pro matches was a blast. So many exciting moments, the venue was top quality, and meeting fellow community members was a great experience. Walshy walked by and talked to us for a minute, took a selfie with my teammate during his FFA match, then took a picture with us (sadly my eyes were closed!) Being at this event was definitely one of the more memorable things I've ever done. It was worth every penny, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The Halo community is one I'm proud to be a part of. Hopefully I'll get to go to another! I linked an album to some pictures as well. Can't wait to watch the rest of the season!
  15. What didn't you like about it? I haven't played enough to have a well-formed opinion, but what I have so far was fun. Turf Slayer with no sprint, and Fiesta on Narrows were a couple of the matches I remember. I'm probably in the minority of this, but I enjoyed H4's art style, and it feels good having some of the weapons from that in with the H2/H3 art style (I love how Guardian looks). Other than aesthetics, it felt throwback to have those maps and no sprint being playable. I wish there were better matches though. Most of the time it's just crazy/casual gametypes being hosted.
  16. I'm probably super late to this, but I installed Halo Online this week. Holy cow is that game fun. I'm awful with Mouse and keyboard, but it's amazing playing that game. Just wanted to rave about it a bit. Any of you guys try it?
  17. So, is that where the 6'4" fully tatted joke came from?! All this time lurking and I finally know. Anyone on here going to be in Orlando? This will be the first eSports event I've ever participated in (or attended). Living in the middle of nowhere sucks. But I'd love to meet some of you guys if you're there. Super hyped for this event.
  18. I can't wait. We've been practicing. We very well may get our cans kicked, but I just can't wait for the experience.
  19. Got a team that's going. I'm super pumped. It'll be my first Halo event.
  20. SCRIMS, BABY! Super pumped that worlds is getting closer. Is Contra on a team? Loving these new GT's too. Snipedown Recs and Ola Kedavra.
  21. I'm so excited that MLG and Halo are back. I'm excited that the newer settings are looking pretty good. I have an excited feeling around Halo again. I'm looking to get in on some of these events and try competing for the first time. 2018 can be really good for this franchise, and that feels amazing to say.
  22. To Josh's post: I can't call BS on him saying the population is bad. Like someone posted, we all just throw guesswork and shaky comparisons to other games around. I don't think Josh would be the type of person to mislead us if he has concrete numbers. I can attest to the fact that at least in the HCS playlist, the matches have been taking a little longer to find, but all the ranks of players in the matches have been pretty close. My matches, at least, have been competitive in terms of not seeing many blowouts. I'm thankful for the fact that matches have been of higher quality. Actually, this has been the stretch with the highest quality matches I've played since the game's release. Albeit, they've taken a little longer to match. I'm fine with that though as long as the quality is high.
  23. I may be a raving lunatic, but I think there's change coming for the future.
  24. Sweet! Yea, I'm definitely interested. Do you hold a 2v2 every month?
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