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About Shekkles

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    Humble purveyor and seeker of the finest sarcasm.

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  1. Coming from the guy that frequently complains that people on this forum pick on him. > Is an asshole > wHy ArE pEoPlE sO mEaN tO mE
  2. Yeah it's weird that H2A Campaign is so close to perfect in terms of visuals, yet the Elite's shields are so hard to see if you're hurting them
  3. At least in Halo 5 they tried to add bullet impact on the Prometheans but it was still appalling. In Halo 1 and 2, when you shoot Elites they glow, they groan in pain and if there's no shield blood comes out. If the shield pops they have a big shield pop effect. In 343's Halo they have zero indications you're doing damage until you pop shields. It makes all guns feel worthless. Imagine that when you shoot a Knight, they have a visual indicator such as molten metal pop out. Just ANYTHING to show each bullet is doing something. Such garbage enemy design.
  4. Has some fun encounters and decent scale but any mission vs Prometheans is boring to hell. Hope you like bullet sponge enemies that have no impact reactions and just teleport away when weak. Also hope you like only using the suppressor because there's no ammo for other weapons.
  5. So if you go the top right and click on your profile with the drop down arrow, there is a menu option for "Ignored Users". Go into there and you can add users to ignore. On mobile it's just one extra step: tap the hamburger menu at the top right, then tap "account" then you should see the ignored users menu option.
  6. Probably baffled why he does get more viewers and subscribers despite putting zero effort into building a community for 20 years.
  7. All the old Halo pro's do is bitch and moan. 90% of their streams are painful to watch because all they do is bitch and moan. Ogre 2's stream is just him complaining for 8 hours.
  8. I tried this co-op and it's super good https://www.nexusmods.com/halothemasterchiefcollection/mods/1 Edit:
  9. Definitely not what I meant by the post. It was solely from a personal perspective and was not intended to lay judgement on anyone else. There was once a stage when we had Josh Holmes (Creative Director) and Quinn Del-Hoyo (Sandbox Director) frequenting this forum and taking feedback. We also had feedback to ESL about HCS amongst other members. We did have some discussion with 343 here at one stage and they actively responded. I understand this completely. For me gaming needs to be challenging, but a type of challenge I enjoy. I don't play game that are easy, they bore me very quickly. Even in Halo, playing against people that can't shoot back because they're so new/bad is extremely boring for me, as is the opposite (being stomped). I get my kicks from close, tight games that are fun and balanced. However, I have a few friends that despise difficulty. When they game, they want to relax and not think. It's an escape. That's why we play games like Deep Rock Galactic/Insurgency Co-op and Helldivers (though holy shit Helldivers gets rough). Halo 3 BTB KOTH for example gives me this. It can give really tight, close matches whilst still being casual and fun for my friends who aren't interested in sweating it up in 4s. Yeah that's why I labelled it "Actual review" because a lot of people were 343-can-do-no-wrong-just-adapt-halo-boomer and then there was the 343-can-do-nothing-right-you're-bad-halo-zoomer so I wanted to be more objective compared to others. Especially trying to move beyond just talking about graphics.
  10. Here's how I see it: I'm done hating on Halo. We're never going to get classic Halo back with the exception of MCC and I am having a fantastic time playing it, warts and all. Hating on it has gotten me nothing and nowhere. Playing it has given me hundreds of hours of enjoyment. Complaining about BR spread, bloom, sprint, clamber, AA's, art and all the rest had given me some enjoyment and catharsis for the poor decisions that have been made over time, but you know what? I still have almost 1000 hours in MCC since launch, I still organize Halo 1/2/3 campaign playthroughs with my brother at least once a year. The boyz still get on and play BTB matchmaking for fun. Hating on Halo has got me nothing but... well hate. I said it before: The more I visit this forum the less I enjoy MCC. If I have a gaming night coming up where we plan to chill and play some Halo 3 BTB, I don't visit here for a few days. Competitive Halo has been on life support since 2011. It's done. Anything done now is a resurrection and kudos if it succeeds. I've moved past pretending this place has any influence over Halo's future and that discussing every semantic to death is worth any effort. If 343 can release a game that looks like Halo, sounds like Halo and plays at least mostly like Halo that's great. But more importantly I just want to have fun. I want to hop on for a few hours with the boyz and capture some flags. I have a full time career, I have my hobby in my YouTube channel that passed 50k subscribers this year, I'm getting married, buying a house and training for a triathlon. When I game, I want something fun with a hint of competitive to get my blood running. If I play with friends, I want something we can have a laugh and banter about whilst we play. I don't particularly want to play a game then go on a forum and bitch about every issue with it anymore. Bigger fish to fry y'know? If the game is bad, the aiming doesn't work etc. etc. then Halo will remain dead. I've had 19 years of enjoyment, that's ok. There are other games to play these days. Besides, we've already got the dream: we can try the new Halo without paying 343!
  11. Super keen to roll Firefight with the boys when it comes out.

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