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Everything posted by Hully

  1. Exactly. This is a good step in the right direction, but utterly pointless if the game isn't up to scratch. And given that we're like 9 months from launch and haven't even seen gameplay yet, it's kind of hard to feel overly optimistic.
  2. Modern Warfare launched with esports, just not for the playerbase, lol.
  3. I'll take literally anything as long as it doesn't have a ton of bloom and isn't the H3 BR.
  4. Watching Halo speedrunning makes me miss Nak3d Eli.
  5. You missed out. There is no greater joy than attending a High School CE LAN, making your name "Got a Woody", sniping the guy who's house your at, hearing him scream WHO'S GOT A WOODY!? from the other room, and having his mom yell at him for it. Simpler times man.
  6. I'm 31, and I feel like I got so lucky in terms of when I grew up. My youth was a very traditional, outdoorsy type childhood. We played street hockey and baseball and stuff, rode our bikes around the neighborhood, went swimming at the quarry, etc. The internet was there, but it wasn't a part of my daily life for the most part. As I got older and into Jr. High and High School, that changed, but in a way that I was ready for. Things like AIM and Myspace were fun to use back then. Talking to friends and girls and stuff, with parents who were way behind the times and didn't really have a clue what we were up to was a blast. Social media existed, but it wasn't this ever present toxic clusterfuck that it is today. It was literally social, I just saw what my friends posted and talked with people in PM's, and that was pretty much it. I didn't have mega corporations blasting me with ads and tracking my data to be sold to the highest bidder 24/7. And the beauty of social media back then is that people weren't taking screenshots and saving every little thing. All that dumb emo shit I was posting in 2005, all that teen angst that I put on the internet just doesn't exist anymore. Nowadays you post anything on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and it's permanent. It just exists forever. But my old myspace account, and all the stuff on it is just gone. Disappeared like it never happened. And now as a sensible adult I can pick and choose what I want to put out to the world, and what I want to keep private. The more I think about it, the more I realize I'm so thankful that I got to have a childhood without the internet, and an adolescence without today's brand of social media.
  7. I feel like anything could be true at this point. Maybe development has taken so long because they threw out the H5 formula midway through and are developing an actual Halo game. Maybe they're just doing 343 things and Infinite is going to be another H4/H5. Maybe they're scrambling and a delay is inevitable. The fact that it's already February and we've seen nothing is concerning.
  8. I've just never understood the unrealistic argument when it comes to sprint. I mean which is more realistic? That a super soldier in the 2500's, wearing armor that costs hundreds of millions of dollars would still need to put his weapon down to sprint like any random dude? Or maybe with all that futuristic tech they've solved the problem and Spartans can sprint and shoot at the same time?
  9. The fuck did you just say about candy corn?
  10. I don't think anyone's arguing that Halo's sandbox couldn't be better. However currently, there's not a single Halo game where starting without the utility weapon is anything other than a race to control said utility weapon and see which team can snowball first. In an ideal game every weapon would have a real, viable purpose (CE minus the needler) but that just isn't how Halo has been designed. Also, I really, really doubt Infinite will be any better. The "weapon variety" we're most likely to see is multiple utility weapons that all serve the same core purpose just in slightly different ways from one another.
  11. bEcAuSe NoW wEaPoNs On ThE mAp ArE aCtUaLlY uSeFuL. The translation is that people don't like to feel like they aren't good at the games they're playing, and nothing deletes the skillgap like starting with spray and pray weapons.
  12. TIL if I don't like sprint I'm a Halo boomer.
  13. When I buy a game it's usually for the multiplayer, and when I buy a game for the multiplayer it's either because I've heard really good things about it, or I have friends urging me to pick it up. The last time I kind of rolled the dice on a brand new franchise was for Overwatch, and years later I'm pushing something like 1,200 hours on the game. The last game I bought for MP was Modern Warfare because I was a huge fan of CoD4, and just old school CoD in general. I ended up hating the game, I doubt I even have a day of gameplay on it, and I consider that money to have been kind of wasted, because even the campaign was a letdown. I guess I'm not a try it and move on kind of person, I like to get involved with things and stick with them if I enjoy it. And maybe to a fault I suppose, considering I'm posting on a Halo forum in 2020.
  14. I just looked into this. The Domination achievement, which is earning 100 legendary medals in matchmaking, has been completed by 0.17% of the playerbase. Triple doubles and steaktaculars count as legendary medals which make the achievement easily attainable. The achievements for 250 CTF specific medals is earned my 0.32%, 2,500 assists is 0.31%, 100 killing sprees is 1.55%, and winning 500 multiplayer games is 0.52%. Only 2.02% of the playerbase has earned 250 double kills or more in matchmaking, only 1.63% of the playerbase has won 200 game of multiplayer, and only 19.80% of people have won 10 games of multiplayer. Less than 20% of people who have installed MCC have won 10 games of multiplayer or more, which I find to be pretty shocking. The amount of people who have collected 8,000 campaign or playlist medals is 3.87%. Completing all campaigns on normal difficulty is 2.77%, Heroic is 1.09, and Legendary is 0.67.
  15. The good maps in Halo 3 and Reach are just remakes of CE and H2 maps anyways.
  16. It's basically the difference between sucking shit and sucking fully automatic shit.
  17. It's 2020 and people are clamoring for AR starts. Time is a flat circle.
  18. I may or may not have almost died last night. I also may or may not have been lying in the ER, and among many racing thoughts, thinking I hope I live long enough to find out if Infinite is a decent game...
  19. It certainly has become more of a MOBA since release, and honestly that's one of my complaints as well. Power creep in certain areas, too many characters with stuns and other forms of CC, and too much time spent shooting things that aren't enemy players. The healing isn't really an issue for me, Mercy and Moira have both seen multiple adjustments to get them in line, although I still think current version Moria is still somewhat OP. Not necessarily because of her healing, but because she does too many things at once. I don't know if you keep up with OW news, but barriers just got a huge nerf. Rein, Orissa, and Sigma all had their barriers nerfed in a big way, to the point that shredding them is fairly easy now, especially if you're playing a comp designed to do so. I think certain characters are indeed built to basically always be holding hands with the rest of their team, but there do exist characters that do well on their own. Tracer, Sombra, and Wrecking Ball come to mind, and even Hog can do work on his own with proper flanks. I personally enjoy the gameplay of Overwatch. I'd prefer dive to make a return, but now that goats is dead I feel like the meta will shift enough, and frequently enough, that it will always feel refreshing. I also really love the characters, aesthetic and lore as well. I'm actually pretty pumped for Overwatch 2 and the introduction of campaign and story missions.
  20. I love Halo but there's a lot of other really good games out man. Overwatch for example has held my interest for years now. To be honest I'm kind of surprised that there's not a bigger crossover between Halo and OW players. With how positioning and teamfight based OW is I would have thought more former Halo players would have gotten into it.

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