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41 minutes ago, Trespa5s said:

Am I the lone Rice Krispies supporter? 

I hope you mean these

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THE GOAT.

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First Halo: Halo 1 (played the demo that came with the launch-day Xbox that my best friend got for Christmas in 2001, and fell in love immediately)

Favorite Halo: Halo CE, no contest

First Competitive Halo: HCE (my friends held 4v4 tournaments at every birthday) / H3 (when I really started following MLG)

Least Played Halo: Halo Reach (but I still like it more than 4)

Favorite Gun: CE Pistol

Favorite Map: Prisoner

Favorite Pro: Roybox

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On 3/23/2019 at 10:28 PM, Trespa5s said:

First Halo: HCE

Favorite Halo: H2A

First Competitive Halo:  H3 (Started following scene in H2, Online Comp tournies in H3, first LAN event HR)

Least Played Halo: H5

Favorite Gun:  Reach Grenade Launcher maybe? For some reason they were satisfying kills.

Favorite Map: Hang'Em, Midship, Heretic, Warlord (couldn't limit to just one Halo)

Favorite Pro:  Ogre 1 (fellow 2005 Columbus, OH graduate / Soccer player) 

 

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First Halo: Halo 3

Favourite Halo: Halo 3

First Competitive Halo:  Halo 3

Least Played: Halo 4

Favourite Gun:  H5 Magnum

Favourite Map: Midship/Heretic/Truth

Favourite Pro:  Roy

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1 hour ago, CyReN said:

I hope you mean these

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THE GOAT.

Nah, I'm talking OG Rice Krispies.  Add a tiny bit of sugar and it's T1. 

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First cereal: Alphabits

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

First sugary cereal: Frosted Cherriso

Least eaten cereal: Honeycomb

Favorite milk: Skim

Favorite time and place to eat: Midnight in Bed

Favorite cereal mascot: Toucan Sam

My Top 5 Sugary Cereal:

1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch

2. Frosted Cherrios/ Frosted Toast Crunch

3. French Toast Crunch

4. Waffle Crisp

5. Lucky Charms

 

Top 5 Fruity:

1. Fruit Loops

2. Fruity Pebbles

3. Boo Berry

4. Trix

5. Capn Crunch Berries

 

 Top 5 Healthy/Plain Cereals:

1. Rice Krispies

2. Puffed Wheat/Rice

3. Corn Flakes

4. Fiber One

5. Chex

 

 

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I have seen a couple of Halo GOAT lists, but they always combine all Halos when evaluating, so I thought I would post my top 5 in each Halo game to see if it brought about any interesting discussion or warranted someone changing my mind in a particular Halo. Before my rankings, I do want to give a quick insight into my thought process whenever I'm discussing GOATs in any sport/game. I think of a player's average relative skill as falling on a vertical (Y) axis, and the life of the game falling on the horizontal (X) axis. For me personally I rate a higher average relative skill across the life of the game above a player who maybe achieved a one-time higher relative placing for a shorter time-period. This may explain why some players like Cloud and Enable in H3 do not make my overall top 5, despite (IMO) being top 5 players toward the end of the title. Another caveat: my rankings are based on the competitive scene at the time it was occurring, and therefore disregards things like continued beach LANs in CE for example. Anyway, on to the rankings:

HCE: 1) Ogre 1 2) Ogre 2 3) Zyos 4) Walshy 5) Killer N

H2: 1) Ogre 2 2) Ogre 1 3) Walshy 4) Strongside 5) Karma

H3: 1) Pistola 2) Snipedown 3) Roy 4) Hysteria 5) Elamite

HR: 1) Roy 2) Pistola 3) Enable 4) Formal 5) Snipedown

H4: 1) Formal 2) Snipedown 3) Ninja 4) Pistola 5) Enable

H2A: 1) Royal 2 2) Snipedown 3) Roy 4) Lethul 5) Lunchbox

H5: 1) Royal 2 2) Snakebite 3) Eco 4) Roy 5) Snipedown

I stopped following early in the H5 scene, so I just started going back and re-watching events. I'm still in 2016 so I definitely expect H5 to change as I go through the years.

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First Halo: Halo CE

Favorite Halo: Halo: Reach (post-TU) ... barely

First Competitive Halo: H3

Least Played Halo: Halo 4

Favorite Gun: Halo: Reach sniper

Favorite Map: Headlong

Favorite Pro: Neighborrrrrrrrrrrrr

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For anyone curious about the full top 8 for G4G:

1st: Therapy Works - LxthuL, Snip3down, aPG, Ace

2nd: Lux Gaming - Gilkey, Cloud, Bubu Dubu, Demon D

3rd: GMS 2 - Gabriel, Goofy, Tusk, MasterFear

4th: Elevate - TriPPPeY, Penguin, Guntype, Zurka

5th/6th: Mazer Gaming - Snakey, Jimbo, Flamez, Hollers

5th/6th: Nfinite - RyaNoob, Scarvayne, Pilez, ThuggishKilla

7th/8th: WoS - Rayne, Filthy G, Wanwerd, Omega

7th/8th: NTice Esports - Levy XXI, Tragic, Wintur, Klepto

source: https://challonge.com/GFG2019

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First cereal: Rice Crispies

Favorite cereal: Sainsbury's Choco Hazelnut Squares

First sugary cereal: Frosties

Least eaten cereal: Crunch Nut Choco Clusters (awful)

Favorite milk: Skimmed

Favorite time and place to eat: First thing in the morning watching the youtewbs at my desk

Favorite cereal mascot: Tony the Tiger

 

First Halo: Halo CE

Favorite Halo: Halo 3

First Competitive Halo: H2/H3

Least Played Halo: Halo 4

Favorite Gun: Halo 3 sniper

Favorite Map: Guardian

Favorite Pro: Lunchbox

 

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23 hours ago, Riddler said:

First Halo: Halo 2

Favorite Halo: Halo Combat Evolved

First Competitive Halo: Halo 3

Least Played Halo: Halo 5

Favorite Gun: CE Plasma Rifle

Favorite Map: Chillout 

Favorite Pro: Naded

Thank you!

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On 1/27/2019 at 1:19 AM, 72826 said:

Here is the clarity: I am saying that Aries is a better fit on Denial than Eco would be, in my opinion. Your assessment that Aries had “one good series at a tournament with a handful of good teams” is accurate, but the implication is misleading. He played well enough in a team game to get them into the grand finals and take it to a second series. That’s more consistent play than just “one good series”.

 

Do I think Aries is a better Halo player than Eco? ok. How are we assessing what makes one Halo player better than another? Tournament wins? If that’s the case then Destin is a better Halo player than Naded because he has won a tournament and Naded has not. Present an objective standard for assessment of Halo players and then we can have the discussion about who is better than who. Otherwise it’s just subjective and I’m not going to dive into that.

 

Until then, Eco wouldn’t fit as well on Denial as Aries does; and, Aries has gotten the shaft and is constantly slept on by people, which grosses me out. 

 

 

Hope that that clears things up. :)

don't forget I have 2 FFA major wins ;) 

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8 hours ago, II AdamanT II said:

I have seen a couple of Halo GOAT lists, but they always combine all Halos when evaluating, so I thought I would post my top 5 in each Halo game to see if it brought about any interesting discussion or warranted someone changing my mind in a particular Halo. Before my rankings, I do want to give a quick insight into my thought process whenever I'm discussing GOATs in any sport/game. I think of a player's average relative skill as falling on a vertical (Y) axis, and the life of the game falling on the horizontal (X) axis. For me personally I rate a higher average relative skill across the life of the game above a player who maybe achieved a one-time higher relative placing for a shorter time-period. This may explain why some players like Cloud and Enable in H3 do not make my overall top 5, despite (IMO) being top 5 players toward the end of the title. Another caveat: my rankings are based on the competitive scene at the time it was occurring, and therefore disregards things like continued beach LANs in CE for example. Anyway, on to the rankings:

HCE: 1) Ogre 1 2) Ogre 2 3) Zyos 4) Walshy 5) Killer N

H2: 1) Ogre 2 2) Ogre 1 3) Walshy 4) Strongside 5) Karma

H3: 1) Pistola 2) Snipedown 3) Roy 4) Hysteria 5) Elamite

HR: 1) Roy 2) Pistola 3) Enable 4) Formal 5) Snipedown

H4: 1) Formal 2) Snipedown 3) Ninja 4) Pistola 5) Enable

H2A: 1) Royal 2 2) Snipedown 3) Roy 4) Lethul 5) Lunchbox

H5: 1) Royal 2 2) Snakebite 3) Eco 4) Roy 5) Snipedown

I stopped following early in the H5 scene, so I just started going back and re-watching events. I'm still in 2016 so I definitely expect H5 to change as I go through the years.

It’s gross that you have Roy and not Frosty on that top 5 for Halo 5, but if you stopped watching early in the scene then I understand that, I guess.

 

My personal H5 top 5 would be: 

1) Frosty 2) SnakeBite 3) Mikwen              4) Shotzzy 5) Huke

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I do not enjoy watching Fortnite, and I never watch Ninja. But his channel popped up as a recommended channel, so I hopped in for 2 minutes and I'm rewarded with Ninja sharing a hilarious Halo story

 

 

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So I'm currently packing at the moment as I'm getting ready to move in a few days, and naturally whenever I do this I always come across some of my old memorabilia back from when I was working at MLG from 2011-2014. God damn were these events fun to go to. I'm so mad that I had at least 12-14 or some odd number of these badges but I can only find like 7 of them because I think the rest are back in my parents home.

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I really wish the Pro Circuit was still a thing for Halo. Going to the events to compete and then later to work was probably the best times I had as a teenager. Looking at these reminded me of all the damn friends I made through this game and how some of the relationships I gained ended up with them being more family than my own family. BibleThumps in the chat.

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First Halo: Halo CE (I was 10 and played it like twice)

Favorite Halo: Halo 2

First Competitive Halo: Halo 2

Least Played Halo: Halo 5

Favorite Gun: SMG/Magnum Combo - Halo 2

Favorite Map: Midship (Tour de fucking Walsh -- Doing these every day is what made me a better player)

Favorite Pro: Roy -- Our play-styles are very similar

 

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11 hours ago, darkstar said:

It’s gross that you have Roy and not Frosty on that top 5 for Halo 5, but if you stopped watching early in the scene then I understand that, I guess.

 

My personal H5 top 5 would be: 

1) Frosty 2) SnakeBite 3) Mikwen              4) Shotzzy 5) Huke

From what I'm hearing I expect Frosty and Shotzzy to move up as I go through. I had Huke there after the first couple of events, but I'm on the 16 World Champs right now and wasn't as impressed. 

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First Halo: Halo CE. Played it the day after launch and fell in love.

Favorite Halo: Halo 2. While CE is more competitive, I don't think anything will ever really top those early XBL H2 days.

First Competitive Halo: Halo 2

Least Played Halo: Halo 4

Favorite Gun: M6D

Favorite Map: Halo 2 Sanctuary (Sanc 2 Flag is my very favorite gametype)

Favorite Pro: walshyismyhomeboy.jpg

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14 hours ago, Zavehi said:

All cereal is bad. Eat a real breakfast.

Haven't been able to stomach a full bowl of cereal since 2012.  


Why do you people enjoy eating cold soggy mush?

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48 minutes ago, Squatting Bear said:

Haven't been able to stomach a full bowl of cereal since 2012.  


Why do you people enjoy eating cold mush?

I stopped questioning human beings after Halo 4 was made.

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4 hours ago, Zavehi said:

All cereal is bad. Eat a real breakfast.

pics or gtfo

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