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Unfortunately it's not up to 343 or even MS. This is on TWCs end and they couldn't give two shits. Riot had this issue and I'm pretty sure they went through a massive/deal contract to fix it.

 

TWC are just a bunch of crooks.

The Reddit post did nothing then? That sucks man :/

 

After just finishing beating all of the Halo campaigns on Solo Legendary I NEED to take a moment and thank whoever was in charge of the Sanghelios section of the Halo 5 campaign. MY GOD. that has got to be one of my favorite parts of the Halo saga. Everything was just so on point. The art direction, the encounters, the music cues, ect.

 

Then it all cultivated to the EPIC and boy I mean EPIC Battle of Sunaion. Literally amazing. Jesus Christ, having everything feel this epic and focused (stop the covenant, get on the guardian) made it feel like Halo 3 on steroids. Did I mention I loved it? I wish Jul M'Dama died at the end of this level though, would have really put more emphasis on the TRUE end of the covenant. I also wish that the level itself was a bit less linear. Other than that though,   :weback:   :weback:   :weback:

 

I appreciate this campaign a lot more now having gone through it on legendary. Reason being because in traditional Halo campaigns you're locked at a certain speed so in game events timed correctly as you progress through the campaign. In Halo 4/5, on lower difficulties I'm able to speedster my way through thanks to sprint/abilities, making certain music cues, in-game events, dialog, and other subtle things not trigger properly.

 

But seriously, @Brav @@Sal1ent @AnyoneAt343i, please give those people involved my personal thanks. Loved Sanghelios so much.

 

Sanghelios through Sunion is easily my favourite string of levels in the series. It's so fucking good.

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We live in a day, in an era where Halo Reach has gotten backwards compatibility before Halo 3. Now think about that guys and what does that mean to competitive halo. I think alot of people underestimated Reach's popularity. I guess the majority likes sprint spartan/armor abilities. I honestly dont see how giving ''feedback'' will change anything drastically in Halo 5. This game will continue to have bad maps and get out of jail free cards on deck.

Reach was/is a 10/10 casual game. Good customs, fun BTB that was balanced, and a lot of customs always running. V7 Reach came too late in Reach's lifespan, but v7 Reach is quality Halo. The best competitive Halo since H1 IMO.

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It is very obviously true. Bullet magnetism is much, much greater in Halo 5, and possibly aim assist also. Try some MLG Reach when you get time if you haven't. I'm not saying pistol v. pistol is awful, just that gun skill shouldn't be used as a reason for Halo 5's competitive viability.

Some of use are going way too far with the h5 hate. If you can't aknowledge the positives a game has then you really have no right to comment on the neagtives.

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Is someone a bit salty about being banned again? ;)

Nah...I knew it would happen again, I was just curious what would push them over the edge to figure out I had created and alt account :)

 

That place is for the yuppies and sheep.

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Nah...I knew it would happen again, I was just curious what would push them over the edge to figure out I had created and alt account 1%20Premium%20Smiley.png

 

That place is for the yuppies and sheep.

I pissed off an admin in a political thread in off-topic. Without getting into the politics of things, I'll just show this screencap that perfectly describes their political view.

 

 

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Days later, I got banned for saying "I'm going to wear my flood pants to prepare for the tears" in an pre-E3 thread. There were even responses to my post that were far worst and nothing happened to them. Luckily no one takes that site anymore, not even developers.

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Nah...I knew it would happen again, I was just curious what would push them over the edge to figure out I had created and alt account :)

 

That place is for the yuppies and sheep.

I agree that the moderating is questionable to say the least (straight up locking HaloGAF was ridiculous), that said don't go insulting the entire community.

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Nah...I knew it would happen again, I was just curious what would push them over the edge to figure out I had created and alt account :)

 

That place is for the yuppies and sheep.

You got banned because you have no idea how to behave there.

 

I mean, you made an OT for a game like a year before release when they get put up 1 day before release. Clearly following simple rules isn't your strong suit despite the overly sensitive moderation.

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I agree that the moderating is questionable to say the least (straight up locking HaloGAF was ridiculous), that said don't go insulting the entire community.

To be fair, HaloGAF had to be one of the most toxic groups on there. If they wanted to deal with that, ban the trouble makers, don't shut down an entire sub-community.

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To be fair, HaloGAF had to be one of the most toxic groups on there. If they wanted to deal with that, ban the trouble makers, don't shut down an entire sub-community.

How would you consider it to be toxic?

 

It just went off-topic fairly regularly, like community threads have a tendency to do... Apparently that's enough to get the thing banned.

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To be fair, HaloGAF had to be one of the most toxic groups on there. If they wanted to deal with that, ban the trouble makers, don't shut down an entire sub-community.

Agreed

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How would you consider it to be toxic?

 

It just went off-topic fairly regularly, like community threads have a tendency to do... Apparently that's enough to get the thing banned.

Every time I went there, it was just negative as hell. Rarely was anything constructive ever posted.

 

There's going off-topic, and then there's going off-topic and staying there for hours - multiple times a week. And then in the end when they were literally posting porn or something.

 

Anyways, I don't really want to bash other communities. Not really my place because Beyond isn't exactly perfect either.

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I have about 5k forge games in Halo 3 (probably around at least 1k hours), around another 2k between Reach and 4, and another thousand or so for MCC.

 

I have forged, A LOT. in the past 8 years or so.

 

The entire first 8 hours halo 5 forge dropped I spent cursing 343 for fucking up simple controls into something so convoluted and difficult. Seriously, I raged.

 

By the end of the day about the 13 hour mark I was in love with the controls and still am. You gotta let them grow on you. I honestly couldn't imagine a better way to do them, aside from swapping AB / LB RB

 

The A and B to go up and down is one of the major things that messes me up so much, I have never felt so handicapped. I do hope they implement alternate control schemes one day.

 

Well this is certainly a story I relate to. I guess I just need to sweat it out more then.

 

Edit: laying out blocks or a simple remake. 30 minutes in, the dedicated server blew up and I am booted from my own fucking forge game. Just another reminder the future of Halo is awful

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>Implying 343I isn't going to do something absolutely fucking stupid like only giving us a standalone griffball gamemode instead of just implementing it as an assault variant.

 

Quote me on this.

 

That new map has piqued my curiosity though.

Why not just give us both an Assault and Grifball variant?

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Every time I went there, it was just negative as hell. Rarely was anything constructive ever posted.

 

There's going off-topic, and then there's going off-topic and staying there for hours - multiple times a week. And then in the end when they were literally posting porn or something.

 

Anyways, I don't really want to bash other communities. Not really my place because Beyond isn't exactly perfect either.

Eh, I suppose that's actually pretty fair.

 

Although as far as negativity goes I think some people here have it beat all on their own.

 

Nothing beats @@VinFTW's meltdown about ADS and subsequent flipping of opinion though ;)

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Eh, I suppose that's actually pretty fair.

 

Although as far as negativity goes I think some people here have it beat all on their own.

It wasn't just negativity though, it was how they treated users that were outside of their "group of regulars". It was pretty much bullying.

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Eh, I suppose that's actually pretty fair.

 

Although as far as negativity goes I think some people here have it beat all on their own.

 

Nothing beats @@VinFTW's meltdown about ADS and subsequent flipping of opinion though ;)

I'm never living that down, eh

 

 

It wasn't just negativity though, it was how they treated users that were outside of their "group of regulars". It was pretty much bullying.

Thats just how they treat everybody, really.

 

Long time, popular users get banned all the time. Stinkles, Gnawtydawg, theworthyedge, zhugex, etc.

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HOW SO?

I think I made a post or two earlier in the week quoting some posts from just one page. I'm sure you'll be able to track it down.

 

Like I said, it's unfair for me to jab on other communities when the one I'm a huge part of also has issues, myself included. 

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Some of use are going way too far with the h5 hate. If you can't aknowledge the positives a game has then you really have no right to comment on the neagtives.

Where am I hating? I've played enough ZBNS Reach and Halo 5 to be able to tell that shooting in Reach is harder than Halo 5. Even Halo 5's headshot hitboxes are massive compared to Reach, which were massive for their time.
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Anyways, I don't really want to bash other communities. Not really my place because Beyond isn't exactly perfect either.

Speak for yourself  :saucey:

 

Where am I hating? I've played enough ZBNS Reach and Halo 5 to be able to tell that shooting in Reach is harder than Halo 5. Even Halo 5's headshot hitboxes are massive compared to Reach, which were massive for their time.

Your getting magnetism mixed up with hitboxes, go up extremely close to a player in H% and you'll thee the hitboxes are pretty damn great like most other Halo games, it's the magnetism which hits the body when it shouldn't.

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Speak for yourself  :saucey:

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the United Nations Space Command, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on the Forerunner Shield World known as Requiem, and I have over 3000 confirmed perfect kills. I am trained in spartan charging and I’m the top sniper in the entire UNSC armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United Nations Space Command and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

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I'm never living that down, eh

 

 

 

Thats just how they treat everybody, really.

 

Long time, popular users get banned all the time. Stinkles, Gnawtydawg, theworthyedge, zhugex, etc.

Not talking about getting banned because if anything, it's kind of glorified for Xbox-related threads. It's like a right of passage. And they didn't treat everybody like that and I'm not talking about "brotherly" insults either. If a user wasn't a regular, their opinion was deemed worthless. HaloGAF was fun and all but it was mainly a circlejerk of friends agreeing with each other.

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As I was writing my post about Weapon Placement for the Waypoint feedback, I was thinking about the whole debate/issues with the Tier 1 weapons (niche weapons).

 

Some people have a problem with the strength of the automatics (I'll even admit that the Storm Rifle needs to be toned down in some way), but I think the general consensus that we can agree on is that having this abundance of Tier 1/Niche Weapons makes gunplay a bit too random. Their frequency makes it harder to predict that your opponent will have a weapon and leads to lopsided battles like Pistol vs. BR or Pistol vs. Crouching Automatics way too frequent.

 

I think that is exactly the issue that is present, it isn't that the sandbox is not balanced, but that there are just TOO many weapons. Not only did it seem like 343 wanted to put as many different weapon on each map as possible, but it also seems as if they said "we balanced the sandbox, now we can place weapons EVERYWHERE".

 

Each map has about 3-4 Precision weapons and 3-4 Automatics. If these were each trimmed down to 1-2 Rifles and 1-2 Automatics on each map I think it would resolve most of our problems. (Radar removal would also help a lot, 343 pls)

 

General ideas of how this would help maps:

  • Remove BRs from Coliseum (promote Pistol vs. Pistol battles, reinforces the role of the DMR holder as an 'anchor' for the team)
  • Remove Carbines from Truth and Regret. On Regret they are just oversaturation and on Truth they make Top Mid easier to snowball.
  • Remove Storm Rifles from Empire and Fathom (or reduce the count from 2 to 1, in a new location) to reduce clutter.
  • Remove BRs on Fathom, promotes Light Rifle anchor

Like I said, I think we do have a pretty balanced sandbox (outside of the Storm Rifle) but the problem is that the map designers over abused it and it is making the game a bit too cluttered and random.

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It wasn't just negativity though, it was how they treated users that were outside of their "group of regulars". It was pretty much bullying.

Yeah, thinking about it, it wasn't great honestly.

 

HaloSLAENT on the other hand was really good. However it's kinda dead now which is sad.

 

I'm never living that down, eh

You have to admit it was quite funny.

 

That night of meltdowns where everyone was proclaiming the game to be dead and I was there telling everyone to wait for clarification was hilarious.

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