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Twinreaper

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#393488 What are your thoughts about the forum in it's current state?

Posted by Twinreaper on 06 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

I mean I don't know.  There is something to be said about having just that tight nit group of people.....but the conversation and value isn't near what it was.  I guess maybe I would feel differently if most of didn't just see eachother here, but were like...actual friends irl like on Facebook or other form of media.  I still come here because I miss talking to a lot of you.  Iirc, the only people I actual talk to outside the site is Drizzy (still have your number even though I havent texted in a while) and SD (facebook buds 4 life!)




#393473 What Other Games Do You Play Besides Halo

Posted by Twinreaper on 04 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

The only game that matters...

 

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#393463 SCANDAL: Community Moderator has ties to Russia

Posted by Twinreaper on 28 November 2018 - 01:24 AM

Except that 38 is for Yugoslavia, but you already know that.  Which is why you went so far as to post a link to a site claiming to have all country codes instead of letting people do it the old fashion way, aka  (type +38 country code in Google)

 

AND.... Slavs are known for their deep Russian ties.  This all sounds legit.  The header for releasing documents could very well be a typo or reused document paper that was lying around.

 

The part you circled in purple to me suggests that the person meeting Drizzy was an imposter of Yoshi, to make Drizzy think Yoshi was actually there. 

 

I say hang'em!  Hang'em high!     <-----What I did there....see it?




#393459 SCANDAL: Community Moderator has ties to Russia

Posted by Twinreaper on 27 November 2018 - 08:56 PM

Hang him for TREASON!




#393440 Site Poll 100: What do you like most about the 343 Industries Community Forum?

Posted by Twinreaper on 14 November 2018 - 01:50 AM

What can I say about the community and this site that hasn't already been said.  I was here since the beginning, and as of writing this, I believe the oldest member of the site (Twam excluded).  In the past 7 years I have seen all the greats come and go.  Friendships form, enemies made and boys/girls become men/women.  I have watched the community grow from a handful of adolencent, to a thriving site of gifted individuals.  We've gone through peeks, luls and sometimes damn near the brink of the whole site collapsing.  Through it all we survived and came together.  We became a real family.  Just as real as any physical relation you could have.  We actually know eachother here.

 

Sappy crap aside, during my time I have loved most being able to mentor and teach the community about the inner working of Halo, and the inevitable fights that ensued.  This community is made up of one of the most diverse backrounds you can find on the internet today.  Halo brought us together, but is "us" that kept giving people a reason to come back, not just the game.  I can truly and honestly say that I love each and every one of you, as much as I love my own family.  You have all been with me through bad times, worse times, and the very few good times.  You have tolerated me, praised me, condemed me....and I wouldnt change a thing.  Patience and understanding is the core of what this community became and our unity is the strongest amongst all else.

 

Things have changed, life has gotten in the way and we have dwindled and stop frequenting as a result.  But we do come back once in a while to reconnect and touch base with those we have a fondness for.  Fondness and family, that's who we are.  And while I am on the subject of what the best part of the community is and being completely honest, I do have a few additional things to say.  Some will be a surprise, some will not.

 

Although this is an internet based community, I have grown quite fond (obsessed/drawn/emotionally attracted) to one member in particular.  I think we all know who that is.  She hasn't been around in quite some time and I honestly wonder about her every day.  Is she ok?  Is she doing well?  I have feelings for her that will never change and likely will never have the opportunity to act on, but I just wanted her to know in case she ever comes around again, how I feel.  Miss you Winry....

 

Second, to all of those who in the past I may have been overly brutish to, I apologize.  I get passionate and worked up sometimes, and as such, I fail to convey properly that passion.  Delpen, Melody, Azaxx,  Nova, Firen, Spades, Banana and Boss....you guys in particular I give a hard time to constantly.  You are all a true credit to the "family" we have here.  Your patience, understanding and willingness to forgive is what kept me going at times.

 

Third, AD.  The man the myth the legend.  But most of all, a true friend in real life till the end.  I know you havent been around Todd, but i hope Vicki and you are doing well.  You were the one person who understood me the most.  We talked many a night about life, the site and general bs.  I wouldn't be here right now if it weren't for you man.  I love you like a brother.  And to quote Star Trek, "I have been, and always shall be, your friend."

 

Lastly there are a lot of you I could not stand and honestly not sure if I can still stand you.  Those in question know who you are and because we don't talk, I cannot accertain the answer.  But, none the less, you are family.  We don't always get along with our family and this community is no different.

 

I realize now TL;DR this sounds more like a farewell speech thatn what I like about the community.  Sorry for that, I get carried away sometimes.  I'll just end it here with this :twin:




#393429 How Much of Your Early Childhood Do You Remember?

Posted by Twinreaper on 10 November 2018 - 12:04 PM

Furthest back I can remember is when I was 5 (1983).  My mom made me a Pac-Man birthday cake and I stepped on a nail outside on our porch.  My father had to pull it out and it was in DEEP.  Other than that, I remember falling off my bike at 6, and scraping all the skin off my chin, you could actually see bone.  My mother panicked and took me to the hospital.  I did that again like 9 months later...at which point my mother just calmly grabbed her keys....let out a sigh....and took me back to the hospital.

 

Gotta love it when your shenannigans reach the point to which your parents are no longer surprised or shocked...and just mostly disappointed inside lmfao




#393381 Site Poll 98: What's your favourite Halo novel/comic?

Posted by Twinreaper on 30 October 2018 - 03:09 PM

For me it has to be Glasslands.  The re-emegence of Naomi and the whole untold/backround of what was going with Parangoski basically grooming Osmand to take over Oni....for me it was top notch story telling.  From this book alone, we learned about the hard untold truth in what P was responsible for, did and oversaw during before reach and after.




#393365 Site Poll 97: Which Alpha-Nine member do you like most?

Posted by Twinreaper on 22 October 2018 - 11:47 AM

Romeo.  The dude was a beast as a sniper and his personality definately fit his role in the squad.  Ladies man, deadly accurate and battle hardened.  It's no surprise he was chosen for the Spartan IV Program and he is always my go-to fav for the ODST game as far as characters go.




#393351 Site Poll 96: Who would replace John-117?

Posted by Twinreaper on 15 October 2018 - 12:25 PM

Given the circumstances of the beginnings of the franchise, I think you can't really replace John at all.  The whole series started off with being the "last of his kind", that's what made him unique.  You were the only known reported Spartan left living, which is why in CE through Halo 2 just about everyone that comes into contact with Chief all have the same "whoah!  OMG a Spartan" reaction.  That being said, even the enemies in Halo CE through 3 all had the same kind of reaction.  He was termed "Demon" for a reason.  They all feared him....not the fact that he was a "Spartan".  Adding Spartan III's and IV'd and V'S takes away the mystery, fear and inspirational aspect of what John was.  On a side note, the newer Spartans are just plain cocky and arrogant.  They way they introduced Palmer to Chief...just bonkers.  Palmer meets him for the first time, and her response to him is "I thought you'd be taller"?  Like seriously WTF?!?!  It's gogdamn John-117 Master F-in Chief lady!  She should have been either speechless, shaking in her armor or overly kissing his ass.  She made it seem as they were equals...which clearly they are as far from equals as the color black is from white.

 

Moving forward, if they want to capture the same magic they need to irradicate the Spartans except for a handfull.  They need to rebuild the legendary status of the few to promote the older feelings and overal feel of the PSartan Warriors within Halo.  Noone is going to fear a single Spartan if they are as common as sand on the beach.  At this point going back and making another Spartan II the lead would not make sense.  John was "supposed" to be the last until the extended universe **** came into play.  I understand canonicly they have expanded things, but you have to remember that a game is completely different beast than the books, comics, etc..

 

This is why John was the only Spartan in play throughout Halo CE to ODST.  This is also why Spartan III's were isolated to only Reach and not incorporated into Halo 4 or 5.  If they want to have a true spiritual successor to Halo beyond John, it needs to be a new augment or new Spartan, and like I said, there needs to be a catastrophic failure somewhere reducing the numbers, and or make something happen to the whole "Spartan Program" that makes the numbers dwindle and results in the remaining being special and the last of their kind.

 

None of the characters in the universe have anything on John.  None have the battle hardness, training, intuition, humanity or humility that he has.  No one even comes close in terms of what type of human/soldier he is.




#393350 A Special Side Project

Posted by Twinreaper on 15 October 2018 - 12:11 PM

You know you can clone characters, then copy over the clone data right?  That way you can add characters without copying over the base roster.


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#393345 A Special Side Project

Posted by Twinreaper on 14 October 2018 - 10:10 PM

Thats really awesome bro!  Isn't there a way to extend the character roster without having to gut a character?  I would think a few hex edits to some baseline code should allow you to open up a few or more character slots.  But then again maybe not...I have no idea what engine platform it runs on.  Can't wait to see more about this!!!




#393214 Windows 7 Extended Service

Posted by Twinreaper on 09 September 2018 - 07:30 PM

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Good evening fellow forumites!!  It's been quite some time since I had something to share with the forum.  I decided to start back off with a bit of news that I am pretty sure will effect a large portion of our community, and perhaps a large portion of people that our forum dwellers may know and love.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Beginning on January 1st 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer Security Patches and Hotfixes for Windows 7 OS's.  This is common knowledge for many of us, who were warned of the imposing EOL (end of life) cycle for Windows 7 years ago.  But this time, the EOL has taken a slight turn for the worst.  In a recent publication this week, Microsoft has confirmed that it will be charging a "monthly" subscription fee for Windows 7 beginning in January, to supply ongoing users of Windows 7 with monthly updates and critical fixes.  While this may not be that big of an issue, as pricing has not yet been released, it does beg a few questions.

 

1.  How many vulnerabilities and exploits are there currently, that Microsoft has yet to fix?

2.  How many bugs and exploits does Microsoft plan to fix before their "payday" kicks off?

3.  Given this type of instance, how can we the consumer be guaranteed that ANY fix we obtain before 2020, isn't a way to increase or generate the need for the subscription?

 

Many users of Windows 7 have refused to make the switch to Windows 10 (OS as a Service) due to it's limited compatibility with older software, issues with various Direct X elements of older games, and it's overall UI and service type features.  While Windows 10 is a great way to breathe new life into aging technology, for those who rely on a stable solid OS to run various older editing softwares, video captures and general work within older archtypes of applications, Windows 10 is a crawl and in most cases, the things you wat to do cannot be done without constant crashes.  On top of that, Windows 10 is an ongoing operating system that completely changes the way it handles almost everything, everytime an update or feature is released.  Some even have rendered the OS unusable at times.

 

Generally speaking, Microsoft has always had a good relationship with consumers regarding it's OS's and fixes for issues.  However, the main issue SHOULD be, is that Microsoft is expecting to get paid for fixing shotty software issues for a product YOU ALREADY PAID FOR!  To put that into perspective, a car manufacturer would NEVER expect the consumer to turn their car into a dealership for a malfunctioning part and expect you to pay for it.  Even if the car is 25 years old, the manufacturer guarantees that any original equipment that is found to be malfunctioning due to manufacturing, is covered and you pay nothing.  They pay for it, cause it's their critical error. 

 

Since when has it become the fault and burden of the consumer to pay for a fix to something that was broken or incomplete?  I understand that all vulnerabilities and exploits are not readily identified.  Most take years or decades to uncover and find only once a system has been compromised.  But why should I pay Microsoft to fix a security or code issue that I had nothing to do with?  And if I am a small business owner (some forum peeps might be) what am i supposed to do about the software i already bought?  Should I allow MS to strongarm me into upgrading to an OS that most likely won't support my older POS applications or busniness configurations?  And at what point can I sue or seek damages if there is a breach in my system, and that Microsoft failed to issue a fix, because they were greedy and wanted to get paid for it ahead of time?  It makes no logical sense.  Microsoft had initially tried spitballing this idea with Windows 10.  initially trying to sell upgrades and updates for the service ats a charge.  That idea was quickly snuffed.

 

Again, I understand that january 2020 is the hard deadline for fixes and patches, I really do get that.  And at that point, it becomes our problem if we choose to continue using a product that they no longer support.  But my concern is that Microsoft has a backlog of fixes and exploits that they have not yet properly fixed and obviously have no team currently working on uncovering as many as possible before the deadline.  40% of the market still uses Windows 7 for christ sake!  Anyway if you want to learn more about the service that is coming, follow the link below.  I would love to hear your comments and feedback on this!

 

https://www.forbes.c...e-upgrade-cost/




#393132 Site Poll 88: What alien races will be in Halo Infinite?

Posted by Twinreaper on 14 August 2018 - 10:32 AM

I would like to see the introduction of new species into the fray.  For all the vastness of the Universe they created and in which we reside.....you mean to tell me there are no variant species of any of the existing for Elites, Drones or brutes?  I mean c'mon.....give us some variation here.  I would love to see a Reptilian or Amphibious type species make their way into the game.  You can't logically tell me that there are only 10 species of life residing in this Galaxy or Galaxies.  For that matter we havent really seen any real variation on the wildlife.  Enemies dont have to be super advanced or smart to be conscidered a threat.  As I said, an primitive reptilian species, with daggers on their tails, huge claw typre weapons and the ability to natural camo themselves into any environment would make for a pretty fierce threat.  Since Reptiles have thick scales, it provides a pretty nasty defense all on it's own.  Tracking it through thermal would be hit or miss, and it would be lightning quick anyway based on it's physiological design.  I always imagined coming into a cave, and having a group of them hanging upside down from their tails camo'd..... and then you step in, and they drop down.  Swinging away with metal shredding talons and a batallion of other natural and hand made weapons. 

 

Another species they could possibly do is a Avian type, similar to Drones, but more bird like.  I mean after this whole Covenant thing, and even before, there had to be other larger groups of species that banded together to either conquer or defend life in this galaxy.  I would also like to see more Pre-Halo Human structures and technology introduced.  Even if the Forerunners could and had the time to destroy every footprint of man before firing the rings, I dont think it's a realistic possability.  They were too busy being engaged by the Flood and the Human/Syuum alliance to be able to scavange through the Galaxy destroying our stuff.

 

IDk.... I hope to see more at E3 2019 to bring this whole thing into a better focus.  For now, it's fun to think about what could and could not be.




#393113 Site Poll 86: How do you want the armour unlock system to work in Halo Infinite?

Posted by Twinreaper on 02 August 2018 - 08:24 AM

Since most of what I think has already been said, I'll add the thing i would like to see that hasn't.  Unlockable additional bipeds for use! 

 

 

Traditionally throughout the Halo franchise we have always had to choose between either a Spartan or an Elite.  I would love to see a top tier combo of credits and Vidmaster to unlock additional characters like Brutes, Forerunners, Marines, etc...    I know yes, we have armor that looks like ODST's and shiz, but I think it would be cool if I wanted to jump into PvP or PvE with a Marine, ODST or another species.  No stat advantage other than height or player bulkiness would interupt gameplay, and it would allow a wider variety of playing in both campaign and multiplayer.  Want to rock a Miranda or Jacob Keyes in Battle dress uniforms...go fo it!  Ever wanted to run down some peeps in a Warthog as a Flood....yes please!

 

The player representation doesn't and shouldn't need to be locked between 2 choices, and opening up other bipeds along with biped specific armors is a great way to expand the customization. 




#393096 Site Poll 85: What's your favourite multiplayer playlist, ever?

Posted by Twinreaper on 23 July 2018 - 12:21 AM

Action Sack (Reach): My favorite playlist.  Games like Hocley and Mini Golf were just the best fun time you could possibly have.

 

Grifball (Reach): Grifball in reach was always unpredicatble given the loadouts of the match.  Some of the absolute best ones was with the jump pack.  It took the game to whole nother level!

 

Reach overall was the only Halo I played where I liked every single playlist except for the basic Slayer and CTF ones.