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Everything posted by MrKrabs

  1. Also being streamed @ twitch.tv/skillshot (more chat activity here)
  2. Interesting, yeah just checked the B stream and it looks like they're using their normal online gamertags. That would be a fine compromise if they could do that on mainstream. Easier said than done, but once you know the order a team's sitting in I don't think they really change for the rest of the tourney. They should take that into account when loading up names on the boxes. This is Microsoft's fault, not UGC's, but it can be worked around.
  3. Great to see we're getting some in-game names today, at least for the well known pros. More of a nitpick, but I gotta say I do miss the days where pros would have just their gamertag not prefixed by tourney/team stuff (i.e. "Roy" instead of "UGC HC Roy").
  4. This is a great example of how simplicity is better. In the old days pros would just change the username of the offline Xbox account when they sat down.
  5. These generic gamer tags ruin it for me. Such a huge part of watching Halo that everyone seems to neglect.
  6. It's alright guys, they'll announce some new Halo release for PC at E3 once this all dies down. It'll be $60 for the base game. You won't be able to get it on Steam, just the Microsoft Store. And it'll run strictly on Microsoft dedicated servers with armor unlockables from purchaseable REQ packs. No forge or theater though. Oh and ranking + custom server browser will be coming some time in Q3 of 2021.
  7. Microsoft + 343: "If we can't make nice things then nobody can make nice things"
  8. I'm not surprised that they're doing this, I'm just disappointed because it's unlikely anything as good as this will ever come from an official 343 release. ...If it does, then I'll be happy but I'm not holding my breath on ever seeing something like this again.
  9. All I can say is at this point the MCC rewrite really needs to be better than what Halo Online is offering. But when you look at what HO is offering... I'm not sure that's even possible. That means high resolution + PC + adjustable settings (like FOV) + custom server browser. I hope I'm very wrong, but I don't think 343 has it in them. I was switching between Naded (playing H3 MCC) and Neighbor (playing Halo Online) streams last night and it's laughable how bad MCC looks comparatively. Hit registration, FOV, etc. In its current state, it really is night and day
  10. T2 streaming it now http://www.twitch.tv/tsquared
  11. I'll admit I'm giving the modders a lot of credit and not giving enough credit to the work by Saber Interactive. But still, when you consider that the core was there and it was instead used to make some sort of microtransactionfest for Russians - that's pretty disappointing. For all we know, it might be that Microsoft was using it to test the waters on a Halo PC launch, and if so then that's great and I hope that's the case (if they weren't considering it before, they definitely are now). This still speaks volumes about 343 though. Saber Interactive - these people have done a better job than 343 at porting over H3 and modernizing it. Along with the mods by Eldewrito to make it not P2W. I'll admit that I never played the game before this mod, so I don't know what's the work of the modders vs the original game. It's a bummer you can't get into games, because if you could you'd see just how much more polish is on this compared to MCC. Regardless, my personal experience so far has been stellar.
  12. Ninja? Halo Online? Probably won't happen but Ninja streaming Halo Online to his 100k+ viewers would be hype
  13. I don't mean to turn this into a 343 roastfest, but it really is indicative of the times that a bunch of unpaid enthusiasts can make a better product than a paid development team. And on top of all that, I've managed to have near perfect connection so far, literally zero issues with lag besides when the server I was on ended up getting shut off mid-game. Can shoot people cross map without registration issues (hitscan definitely plays a part in helping with that of course). These community-run servers have been running smoother for me than H5 dedicateds. What a world we live in. Anyways, I'm in love with this damn game. It has a lot of what everyone's been asking for in a modern Halo game. Custom game/server browser, PC, keyboard + mouse support, old school Halo. It just took a bunch of Halo fans to actually go out and do it since the actual devs wouldn't.
  14. Halo Online is incredible. The menu and server browser is a bit laggy but once you're in an actual game it feels so smooth and polished. And the resolution + FPS is amazing. It's already so much better than MCC H3. This is what the future of Halo should look like. PC, keyboard/mouse and controller support. Old school Halo but optimized + high resolution and improvements. Reminds me of when I booted up Halo 2 Vista for the first time.
  15. Obviously they're 1v1s so that contributes to it - but this sort of slow, methodical gameplay is what I've always seen as the bread and butter of Halo. It was never about running and gunning, or who is more aggressive. Early Halos were shooters, but unlike lots of other shooters they mostly revolved around careful positioning and movement. You had to use your brain more than your reflex. This is what's slowly been phased out in favor of flashy gameplay. God damn it I miss those days.
  16. I was careful about using the word "improvising". Roy had a knack for thriving in chaos, when the tides were completely against his team. It's not often TOX is in situations like that, they're normally in tight control of things.
  17. I think this event made it really sink in how much the scene misses Roy. I remember watching the final thinking "man, TOX could really use a Roy right now". I've never seen a player so damn good at improvising the most absurdly good Halo in the highest pressure situations.
  18. Wait, is this for real? In my mind Sabinator is just Naded's goofy viewer/sub/mod guy on Twitch. I'll never be able to take him seriously, also didn't realize he was that good lmao
  19. Randa is just one of those players, man. He made some of the most unconventional plays I've ever seen but admired in a scene filled with copycats. When I first saw Naded running with Contra, Ryanoob, and Randa I thought like most others... who the fuck is Randa? But after watching his streams for nearly every scrim/tourney/whatever I learned to love him. Does he make some insanely questionable decisions from time to time? Yes. But that was just his playstyle - he was always attempting to do subtle things differently than everyone else - and sometimes that meant fucking up spectacularly. But because of that, in my opinion, he was one of the best support players in the game for that brief stint where Team Randa was 11-0'ing or almost 11-0'ing nearly everyone in scrims. That brief period where people were legitimately predicting them to outplace EG. I don't know what my point is here, I just know that I fucking loved that team and I fucking love Randa (and the other 3 who were apart of that slightly dysfunctional but somehow perfectly composed squad). I just wish they had more than one lan event together. P.S. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I tried learning to "play like Randa" (minus the warning shots) for a brief period in H2A
  20. I was begging Allegiance to pick up Naded and Cratos's team for Worlds and so were a lot of others on here. Less than a day later they announced they're out of Halo and Naded/Cratos later go with TMMT. The fans were there. They were easily one of the most respected and loved orgs in Halo. No idea what he's on about.
  21. I hate to be melodramatic but it really is the end of an era. This little hub is really starting to feel like the last bastion of people who give a shit about Halo.
  22. There may be more coming, but does it really matter if we've been sidelined to not even getting mentioned in the Microsoft conference?
  23. It's not shocking there was no H3A. It's shocking there was no HALO. At all.
  24. Looks like EA is better at making a modern day Halo than 343 is
  25. Friendship ended with Halo. Now Anthem is my best friend. -Microsoft probably

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