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@  Halo6 Follower : (25 May 2017 - 09:33 PM) Alrighty mate, I have some University work to do. Talk later! :D
@  MJTOWER : (25 May 2017 - 09:23 PM) definitely
@  Halo6 Follower : (25 May 2017 - 09:23 PM) Ohh, yeah, that's a good one.
@  MJTOWER : (25 May 2017 - 09:20 PM) oh, 'unwavering' could perhaps work better
@  MJTOWER : (25 May 2017 - 09:19 PM) im listening to 90's alternative rock to calm down. aka the best music to ever be invented by man
@  Halo6 Follower : (25 May 2017 - 09:18 PM) Eh, 'angry' might work better
@  MJTOWER : (25 May 2017 - 09:18 PM) hmmm... possibly
@  Halo6 Follower : (25 May 2017 - 09:18 PM) Maybe 'devoid' ?
@  MJTOWER : (25 May 2017 - 09:17 PM) or perhaps 'an angry stare'
@  MJTOWER : (25 May 2017 - 09:15 PM) an unbroken stare can say more than a thousand words.
@  Halo6 Follower : (25 May 2017 - 09:13 PM) Don't kill him lmao
@  Halo6 Follower : (25 May 2017 - 09:13 PM) Welp, I wish you luck in dealing with it.

Drizzy_Dan

Member Since 23 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:46 PM

#389278 Glassing V3

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 15 May 2017 - 05:33 PM

Wow this looks really fun. Thanks for submitting this :D




#389196 Do you think Halo can recover?

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 28 April 2017 - 06:01 PM

Halo can recover if 343 goes back to the game's roots. Call of Duty just did it and I have friends who haven't touched an Xbox since MW2 was still popular telling me they might get back into it because of this game. 

 

The community is so divided though it's a mess. A lot of people love the new evolved style of play with Sprint and Spartan Abilities and more like the classic gameplay but not by enough otherwise 343 would've done it already. They've been put in a horrible position by the community and the only way to get out is to cater to one side (which is going to hurt a lot for whichever side loses in the future).

 

I love Halo 5 honestly but I think people would return and numbers would grow if they just took a step backward gameplay-wise and give it a great run and gun campaign.




#389183 How Long Will Halo 4's Services Last?

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 25 April 2017 - 03:52 PM

The Halo 4 file share has been down now for a month or so. Anybody know if it's ever coming back?

 

I don't think it's ever coming back with 343's full focus being on Halo Wars 2 DLC and the next title.

 

I think any maintenance on MCC or backwards compatible games is out of the question unfortunately




#389182 The Weekly Site Poll 57 - Favorite Halo Armor

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 25 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

Mk. VI Gen I everything




#389126 Questions regarding cirtain features

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 19 April 2017 - 03:33 PM

They can implement Team BRs if they find it to be in high demand. Right now it's just classic slayer with AR Magnum starts and default weapons on the map.

 

I have yet to see any crouching involved in gameplay.

 

No public list of maps and weapons yet.

 

Not sure what the server tick rate is.

 

In terms of matchmaking, I'm not sure if that's a thing yet. I believe matches will be hosted at first kind of like the original Gears lobbies.

 

No to recon but yes to girlfriends.

 

@Church and @TheChunkierBean can answer these better for you.




#389031 The Best & WORST 5 - DC Movies

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 23 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

Best is the Dark Knighr don't @


#389019 Halo Lorecast Episode 1!

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 19 March 2017 - 05:33 PM

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Hello everyone. A couple of weeks ago, some great minds (not the greatest) in the Halo Community that are well versed in the extended universe came together to talk about said universe in general and sort of provide a podcast for listeners to catch up on the current timeline of the Halo franchise. 

 

In attendance were myself on behalf of our lovely site 343iCF, VinWarrior of Halo Team Assemble, Adv Jones with the Halo Archive, HaruspexOfHell from Progressive Halo, and Toa_Freak AKA Halo Canon. We talk about the current extended universe entries along with the games' main story lines and bring anyone who hasn't read or played up to speed.

 

 

There is a link dump in the description but I'll throw one here because our site uses an embedded player.

 

We start with the latest anthology of short stories, Fractures, at 1:48.

 

Talk about the graphic novel Tales From Slipspace at 9:15.

 

Discuss Cortana at 18:00.

 

Review some great pieces of art from the masterpiece Halo: Mythos at 38:40.

 

Answer the questions we received on Twitter at 43:30.

 

Spoil Halo Wars 2 for people who haven't and aren't going to play it at 56:50.

 

And conclude with the current state of the Haloverse at 1:11:40.

 

 

 

Hope you enjoy!




#389006 An Update on Mayh3m

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 17 March 2017 - 06:44 AM

Lookin good! Glad you're doing well Mayh3m. Keep up the hard work and thanks for thinking of us and checking in <3.




#389005 The Weekly Site Poll 55 - Future Halo Stories

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 17 March 2017 - 06:42 AM

So I'm just gonna say it, I think the ideas behind Halo 5 aren't inherently bad. Were it executed in the most insipid, moronic, incompetent way possible? Well, yes, obviously. But that's not to say that I don't think they couldn't have worked with a decent writer.

 

That said: I just honestly don't see how the story can go on to improve from here. Halo 5 has dug a hole so damn deep with its characters and plot that anything that comes after is going to suffer simply because it's going to have acknowledge not just what happened, but the way that it happened. We can't just pretend the Chief had a big emotional reaction and had his loyalties and identity tested to the limit, because he didn't. We can't pretend that Blue Team were really there for him to help him work through losing Cortana and he eventually chose them over her, because they didn't, and it's not clear that he actually did. We can't pretend that it's even a case of murky perspective in which the 'truth' of what happened depends on whose side a given character was on, because it was a pathetic 'oh it was just a misunderstanding' chick flick level of cop-out that drove the animosity between the teams rather than any actual difference in perspective.

 

Now, if those thing had been done properly - if Chief's loyalty really had been tested, as he was specifically forced to pick between loyalty to the people who abducted him as a child and now see him as a wholly replaceable, obsolete weapon rather than a human being, and the woman who really was the only one there for him through the worst few months of his life and is offering him a chance at happiness and purpose that he damn well knows he's not going to get from the UNSC, that would have been heart-wrenching and been a wonderful fountain of inspiration for what to do with him in Halo 6. Same thing if he and Locke had genuinely been ideologically opposed - Locke very much the UNSC loyalist who thinks the S-IIs are too dangerous to be kept alive and need to be dealt with, Chief who's just starting to feel old and tired and wanting to actually be treated like something more than a machine - then you'd get the same result. If Chief had gone over to Cortana's side, you'd have a wonderful setup for a mature and adversarial campaign in which both sides could be portrayed in shades of grey, and with great potential for boss fights or character deaths to create drama. If he's made the same decision - you'd have two protagonists who're forced to work together, each knowing full well that the moment their common enemy is defeated they're going to wind up drawing guns on one another, which again could make for some good drama.

 

But they weren't and here we are. I always feel weird about the idea of retcons, but honestly, in this case the whole of Halo 5 was just so poorly executed that I can't see any other alternative if the story is going to be anything other than a joke in the future.

 

this is some brilliant writing especially because you don't necessarily have to kill off a character and everyone could be happy. You just didn't respond to the poll :(

 

I want Halo 1-4 to be retcon. And Halo 5 being where the story starts

 

wth Fish lol




#388997 The Weekly Site Poll 55 - Future Halo Stories

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 14 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

I'd love to see a story following Romeo after New Blood. We know he's a Spartan IV now on top secret missions donning Deadeye Mjolnir so I'd like that explored more.  




#388977 CvC Community Event Results!

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 12 March 2017 - 08:07 PM

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Thank you to everyone who joined. We had our best-of-five series matches with HaloCustoms last weekend and here are the results: 

 

On Friday we swept our friends on the virtual battlefield 3-0 winning Slayer on Perseus (a much better version of Pegasus made by no god anywhere), Slayer on Contract (remake of Construct from Halo 3), and Battle Golf on Gingerbread Falls. It was also a 3v4 with the team consisting of only @Kakashi_Hatake , @GermanShepherdD , and @Twam

 

Our staff and members played valiantly against our frenemies and came out with a win on the first day of the event. Find the full recap with great screenshots on HaloCustoms in their full Friday recap.

 

 

Then on Saturday, the corrupt but handsome @Psychoduck recruited a special guest to kick our butts all the way to the Ark (outside of the known galaxy). Duck got famous streamer and former competitive Halo player Vetoed to play for his team along with BTBnet admin Matclan. This was a much closer series where we were taken to a game 4. Needless to say Vetoed absolutely REQ'd us but I had a trick up my sleeve as well and called in another streamer, SMELI5A. She may not be as skilled as Vetoed but she definitely increased our chances. Results:

 

Spoiler

 

Get the full recap from Saturday with player stats from HaloCustoms in their Saturday recap.

 

 

And on Sunday we ended up winning as well giving us three straight wins in our friendly competition with HaloCustoms. I don't have a recap from that day but we won. GG. 

 

 

Be sure to visit Halocustoms.com to meet some cool people and have fun with their innovative lobby system if you're looking for games. That's also where I watch almost all of my streams.

 



#388955 The Best & WORST 4 - Weapons of Halo

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 09 March 2017 - 06:54 AM

Highly subjective but I want to say the best weapon in the game is the very versatile and rugged Battle Rifle.

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-Detachable scope that can be adjusted and changed.

-Effective at mid and long range. Even close range depending on the skill of its user.

-Controlled 3 shot burst for accuracy and power. 

 

 

The worst weapon for me is the Focus Rifle. Like what is that thing?

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-Streams plasma on a target instead one shot giving away position.

-Not nearly an effective weapon even at its intended range.

-Should really just become a Beam Rifle.




#388949 The Flood/ Halo Rings

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 08 March 2017 - 12:18 AM

@Bill1138 your knowledge of the Haloverse is impeccable! Good to see another Halo lore buff here!


#388948 The Prophets

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 08 March 2017 - 12:14 AM

As I understand it:

For the Forerunners, the "Great Journey" was death (similar to Peter Pan saying that "to die would be a great adventure").

The Prophets' translations were extremely sub-par (as evident in them translating "Reclaimer" as "Reclemation").



Not necessarily to die, but to exile themselves from the known parts of the universe in order to atone for their sins. Dying was inclusive for some though.


#388939 Future Halo Game Ideas

Posted by Drizzy_Dan on 06 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

I can't knock all these ideas. Some of these seem really fun and interesting especially Halo: Reach Reestablished. It could probably have a better title but I like the idea of there being an old Covenant enemy.