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  1. That doesn't mean that the West has contributed nothing to eSports presentation. One thing that comes to mind is the use of cameras on the players faces. 

    But that's not what you said. You said "MLG revolutionized" it. You didn't say "the West contributed to eSports." There's a massive difference.


    EDIT: Anyway, H3 is def awesome. Halo 3 was the game I put the most time into in the series since it came out when I was in high school. Pretty much the sole reason I got an Xbox 360. Still one of the best purchases I've ever made (or, rather, my mom made lol). I didn't realize the difference between H2 and H3 really in terms of hit registration and stuff like that, and I'm glad looking back on it that it didn't negatively affect my experience with the game.

  2. Yeah kinda bothers me that 343 didn't have the foresight to remake more competitively viable maps, nor did they have the foresight to give us more/better/not borked Forge options that would allow for better maps or at least ones that all don't look the same.

  3. Seems wrong to me to play a less competitive game with only 3 maps for tournaments just because it's "new".

    It definitely works against it, which makes me wonder how they didn't see this coming. If 343 indeed planned the HCS like they are claiming, they must have realized that only 3-4 competitive maps will get super old super quick. 


    Now, Forge is a handy solution, but players shouldn't have to rely on community map creators to buff up the map pool. Games like Starcraft utilize people like this to keep the map rotation fresh, but that's not only because SC has a great map editor, but also its alongside Blizzard who continues to make maps themselves. 

  4. I wouldn't say H2A has no competitive future or that Classic is the guaranteed way to go, but the community seriously needs to sustain itself outside of major organizations and circuit. Halo needs to foster a grassroots community, and by doing so, that'll allow Halo 2 Classic to be played competitively at large and small events. I wouldn't be surprised if non-HCS events run Classic (even if they also run H2A) and I don't think it's out of the ballpark to say that some HCS events may run both H2A and H2C, even if only one of them actually counts toward HCS.


    We need more people stepping up as event organizers. If you want to see Halo 2 Classic, work towards running a tournament. Get a group together locally with friends/other players to help start running local events for Classic if you like it that much better.


    No game will inherently live longer or shorter by its own accord. It's up the community to decide how they want a particular game to be treated. Do you want to see a large H2C scene? Run grassroots events. That's the solution. It's as simple as that. H2C and H2A can easily thrive, hell I could see competitive CE, H2A, H2C, and H3 scenes all thriving simultaneously without issue. 

    Grassroots events are the solution.

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  5. Would starting a http://www.change.org/petition about getting Sprint removed possibly be a good idea? We can literally pass that link around twitter, etc. and get as many signatures as possible and show 343 that nobody wants this shit in future titles.


    I feel like it's a good way to get signatures from people who don't exactly post on Halo forums.

    They aren't going to remove sprint. They won't want to change the size and scale of maps for a game that doesn't have sprint after spending time and resources making maps and creating gameplay that take sprint into account.

  6. Man, can't find any games now! Matchmaking has actually gotten worse.

    Yep, since the supposed update, the game has gotten worse for me. I have found less games today than I found yesterday and I still can't join custom games. Accepting invites does nothing and manually joining someone's game locks everything up, forcing me to hard reset.


    Haven't had any issues with campaign and forge yet, though.

  7. what is "descope" and when did it go away? i didn't play reach or halo 4 so maybe that's why i'm confused

    In previous Halo games, when you are scoped in (with a BR or sniper or whatever else has scope) and someone shoots you, it forces you out of scope. This is called descope. When the game doesn't have descope, you can continue to stay in scope even if someone is hitting you with bullets.

  8. I've only been able to get games on the Halo 2 Classic playlist. Everything else wasn't finding me players for the longest time. Then I got two matches in Team H2A, and now I can't find any games nor is my Team H2A playlist rank showing up.

    Oh well. Got to put in some time in H2 campaign, though, and what I have played was pretty fun. Hopped in Forge mode, too. Kinda disappointed that you can't build on the asteroid ring in Nebula. Would've been so sick.

  9. If I wanted to play not Halo, wouldn't I just play not Halo?

    343 is so determined to make not-Halo. Game looks like Call of Duty in space with Spartan armor. Is it so hard to ask for an arena console FPS from the Halo franchise? Actually sad that MCC may be my last Halo purchase in a long while. Halo 5 doesn't look fun at all.

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  10. Honestly no


    I'm not dropping that level of money for a console to buy exactly 1 game


    If I had that kind of money to blow I'd rather upgrade my PC and get a 120hz monitor so I can play Starcraft again


    I've heard rumors that if MCC doesn't move systems in a big way then a PC port is ready to go, I'd pick that up right away of course

    PC port would be so great. I kinda hope MCC doesn't move Xbones.

  11. I think people need to take into account that this was a launch invitational event in a small eSports studio, so suggestions like "Bigger venue" and "more teams" are moot points. 

    That being said, I think the event ran very well after the minimal, initial hiccups at the beginning of Day 1. I kinda figured that we wouldn't see every match streamed considering it was 8-team double-elim and it started in the afternoon on both days, so I don't see that as a negative either.

    Just some suggestions for the future, though:

    -More map overviews before games, so newer players can understand spawns and call-outs better. Being able to show the viewers where each specific call-out on the map is really helps, especially with listen-ins.
    -Player cams are obviously a must.
    -Screen overlays were kinda iffy. The top graphic showing set score and team abbreviations was fine, but the bottom graphic kinda takes up way too much space. Maybe taking up less space by having the player cam on the left and then the player name printed reasonably right above the player cam so less real estate is taken away from the center area of the screen. Also, it's kinda off that the graphic shows the imagery for both H:CE Anniversary Chief and H2A Chief when it's only a H2A tournament.
    -Would love way more stats and player history/bios inbetween sets. As much as Bravo and Goldenboy are beautiful men, I'd be nice to not look at a static shot. Would also help with downtime, too.
    -For larger events, I'd like to see more casters - either a table of three or a rotation of three. A supplementary analyst desk, if possible, would be great, too.
    -TS Lockdown needs to go. Lockdown Hill would be nice, instead. 
    -Zenith needs to make an appearance. Zenith Hill would be great.
    -Would like to see tweaks to the gametypes that others have suggested.
    -Best of 5 > Best of 3.
    -Oddball needs to make an appearance. Territories could be an option, too, but I'd rather see Bomb tweaked more first.
    -Warlord was super hype but spawns needs tweaking. Also that pistol at the bottom of one of lifts (iirc) needs to go.
    -Also please get rid of Warlord's Sentinel Beam for something not the sentinel beam.
    -Having a professional bracket graphic is great, but having an online bracket on Challonge that is easily accessible by viewers would really help. Kinda sucked to have to wait until the stream showed the bracket to know where we were at at a given time, esp for ppl that weren't tuned in the entire time.
    -I think Clutch's suit jacket was too long and should've not worn jeans.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Awesome weekend regardless, can't wait to see more from ESL!

  12. That name. Let me just double check though. How do you feel about the word below?





    Yes it is me lol.


    I'm honestly glad Quinn put Gandhi in his place. Since the MCC has been announced, all I have seen is people complain about this thing and that thing left and right and it's been awful. And I'm not talking about giving suggestions to improve the game or fix what is broken/not correct in the game - I'm talking about what game is better and why, which is better for competitive, and so on and so on.


    In the perfect world - I would have LOVED to see the main game for the HCS to be Halo 2 Classic. It is pretty much completely agreed upon that Halo 2 is the best for 4v4s, and who wouldn't have wanted to see Halo 2 Classic be the main game? Of course everyone would. But will you see me complaining and saying "meh" or "well that sucks" because it's H2A and not H2C? No. 


    First of all - anyone following this and looking at it from an overall perspective should have seen this coming. Halo 2 Anniversary is the new game - and 343 has already run tournaments with H2A as the game. It's their new game they want out there so that more and more new people see it and want to play it. And I'm fine with that. Why? Because we are being given something(s) - and more - that we have been asking for for so long now. 


    All we have wanted is dev support - and now we have it. Has it been perfect? No - but that doesn't mean it is far from a great thing. We get a fucking championship tournament series for Halo and people still complain. It just blows my mind remembering how Halo had hit absolute rock bottom not too long ago and all people wanted was dev support and some kind of tournament scene once again for Halo and then when we get it - no surprise, people still complain. It's been so much constant arguments between all the various types of Halo players on which game is better, which takes more skill and it has just gone on and on and on. Some of the people on these forums contribute absolutely nothing to discussions and every other post is "Halo ____ is better, you are wrong. Get out." Seriously? Grow up. We get it you like your game, but stop shoving it down other peoples throats and making them feel like they are wrong because their favorite Halo game is not the one you think is the superior game.


    Again - would I have preferred to see Halo 2 classic? Definitely. Am I mad or saying "well it's not that great" because it isn't H2C? Nope. I'm grateful that we have anything right now to begin with. If you like competitive Halo, then why are you sitting here still complaining instead of being happy that we have anything at all right now? No one is forcing you to play H2A, and no one is forcing you to watch H2A tournaments. But if you actually enjoy competitive Halo, then go support it.


    We finally have what we have been begging for for years now. How about we put aside the bitching for more than 30 seconds and actually support and be happy for the fact that we have any kind of dev support at all. After how dreadful the last few years have been, I'm ecstatic to see something actually happening with Halo to bring back even a small amount of it's legitimacy as a competitive game, because for a long time, it looked as if Halo was done and done for good.



    +1. Great post.


    Sup Rapture, didn't know you posted on here. :halo:

    Just started recently xD

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