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UNSC Spartan-II

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#393629 Hello | I'm New HERE!

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 04 February 2019 - 04:40 PM

Been a year since i was on the forums, now am back. I hope the next halo will be on the PC this time. If not then i'll have to get my Xbox one ready. Cant wait to play halo again!

 

Good news is that Halo Infinite will be available on Windows 10 for those of you on PC. Welcome back! :yay:




#393618 Site Poll 102: What Devices Will Halo Infinite Be On?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 25 January 2019 - 01:59 PM

Most likely just Xbox One and PC. It's been confirmed for Windows 10.




#393432 Site Poll 100: What do you like most about the 343 Industries Community Forum?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 13 November 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 100!

 

 

Last week I asked who you all thought would win in a fight between Thel 'Vadam and Ripa 'Moramee. Thel came out on top by the number of votes, though Ripa did have his advantages and would certainly put up a good fight if Thel was to win. Click here to view Site Poll 99, and here for the Twitter responses.

 

 

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What do you like most about the 343 Industries Community Forum?

 

 

Now it was recently 100 years after the official end of the First World War, may all those who fought rest in peace. Centenaries are big this year. Besides WW1, we also had the Royal Air Force celebrating 100 years since its formation just over 7 months ago. Another big 100 is this site's 100th Site Poll. :yay:

 

Honestly this community has come so far, and it's great to keep things buzzing around here. Many thanks to Twam for creating and hosting this site, the same goes to all staff members who have maintained it, and most importantly the members who come here and post content, form bonds, and share information. We've been around for over 7 years, and I look forward to many more to come.

 

For this special site poll, I want to lay off Halo's lore for a bit (which I'd rarely do on this site), and focus more on this community in particular. I'm aware some of you voting on Twitter may not be registered on this site, but now's the best time to do so! A new member is family from Day 1. For those of you familiar with this site and the community it's created, tell me, what do you like most about it?

 

 

As always, I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.   :yay:




#393418 Site Poll 99: Thel 'Vadam vs Ripa 'Moramee?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 07 November 2018 - 03:06 AM

The arbiter would win lol

Seriously though I think thel would win mostly because if I remember correctly ripa was killed by sgt forge because he got too cocky, so if a human could kill him then thel should have no problem

 

Keep in mind though, Ripa may have been cocky with Forge simply because he's a human. As you implied in your post, humans are relatively easy to kill and aren't likely to do a lot of damage when it comes to fighting an elite. Put against Thel, sure Ripa may be confident, but I doubt cocky. He'd know his species is physically superior, and wouldn't drop his guard down as much as he did with Forge.




#393401 Site Poll 99: Thel 'Vadam vs Ripa 'Moramee?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 05 November 2018 - 02:28 PM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 99.

 

 

Last week I asked you all what your favourite novel/comics were, the victory goes to The Fall of Reach. I'm not surprised that TFoR came out on top, though I did think it would be close. Strong competitors were First Strike and Ghosts of Onyx. Despite all Halo novels being great, Nylund's three were the most voted for. Click here to view Site Poll 98, and here for the Twitter responses.

 

 

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Thel 'Vadam vs Ripa 'Moramee?

 

 

This is is not a poll for who you like more, it's for who you think would win in a duel. Any weapon(s) may be selected, but both warriors must have the same weapon(s). Assume both are the same age in this duel. There have been many threads and videos on this before, but I want to see what members of this community think, especially in this day and age. There are advantages each Elite has over the other, and they're both exceptional Sangheili, but who do you think would win? Let me know how you think it'll play out and why.

 

 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.      :yay:




#393375 Site Poll 98: What's your favourite Halo novel/comic?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 29 October 2018 - 07:26 AM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 98.

 

 

Last week's poll had us asking ourselves which Alpha-Nine member we liked most. This included all past and present members of the fireteam. There was a lot of competition, but Spartan Buck ultimately came out on top. Interesting to see who people voted for and why. Click here to view Site Poll 97, and here for the Twitter responses.

 

 

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What's your favourite Halo novel/comic?

 

 

This was one of the first poll ideas I originally thought of, but wasn't going to do this one because I thought most people wouldn't have read any novels or comics pertaining to Halo. Looks like many people are well-educated with the lore and have read a lot material, especially with those on Twitter, so I've had a change of heart.

 

The external media is what really defines Halo. The way I see it, the games are only a small add-on. Regardless of how good they all are, I'm sure there are some pieces that are more favoured than others when it comes down to person choice. Which novel, graphic novel or comic did you like most and why? There are many to choose from, and I can imagine it'll be a tough choice for those of you who have read a lot, so if you want you may list one novel and one comic/graphic novel.

 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.     :yay:




#393368 Site Poll 97: Which Alpha-Nine member do you like most?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 24 October 2018 - 04:18 PM

I was so super disappointed when they made him betray Buck in Bad Blood (fantastic novella). 

 

 

By the way, where is the art from?

 

I believe you mean New Blood.

 

My source: https://halo.wikia.c...e:Halolarge.jpg




#393364 Site Poll 97: Which Alpha-Nine member do you like most?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 22 October 2018 - 10:25 AM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 97.

 

 

We had some nice suggestions on last week's poll, talking about a potential replacement for John-117. With Locke being a controversial option, Jerome-092 was a popular choice. Many others thought we should have a different protagonist for each game, as suggested in the poll. Click here to view Site Poll 96, and here for the Twitter responses.

 

 

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Which Alpha-Nine member do you like most?

 

 

We may end up seeing the old fireteam back in the newer games, considering they're reunited now. These guys know how to get the job done. They make one hell of a team, but who do you like most? This includes former and current (as of 2558) members, ensure you avoid spoilers from the books. State your choice, and why (spoiler-free).

 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.    :yay:




#393349 Missing Award Thread

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 15 October 2018 - 09:32 AM

Notoriety award please. Also, is the Forum Defender for submitting a legitimate report? If so, I have done many over the past year or two, am I eligible? Thank you.




#393343 Site Poll 96: Who would replace John-117?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 14 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 96.

 

 

Twitter tore last week's poll apart, and there were some strong thoughts on the future of the Reclaimer Saga here on the site too. Many thought it won't all be about John, and will move on to someone else in the same saga. Others thought he's too valuable for MS to let him be killed off. Click here to view the last poll, 95.

 

 

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Who would replace John-117?

 

 

This poll was inspired by last week's. Now Halo will either die with John, or continue to live with someone else (or other people) representing it. As iconic as the Master Chief is, unfortunately Spartans do die. Now assuming Halo continues to live without him, who would be his replacement?

 

Spartan Buck? Could Locke come back in? How about another Spartan-II? There are many possibilities. It may even be someone completely new. Again, this is assuming Halo continues to live after Chief dies. Anyone specific you all have in mind? Or, would it not follow a single person? Would the future of Halo be a series of spin-off games, with someone different each time? That may be unlikely, because it probably wouldn't sell too well to newcomers. Thing is, there may always be an icon. Chief has been that icon for a long time, but if Halo is to survive without him, who'll take his place? Would it even be an individual, or a group of people who have their own series? Imagine if Alpha-Nine had their own series of games, for example.

 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.   :yay:




#393319 Site Poll 95: The future of the Reclaimer Saga?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 07 October 2018 - 08:35 AM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 95.

 

 

Last week we talked about your favourite Spartan-IV, and one soldier came out on top by a mile. There were some competent rivals in Poll 94, such as Palmer and Buck, but Thorne was the community's favourite. It was great to see such a large response from users on Twitter, which more than made up for the underwhelming number of answers left on the site here. Click here to view the last poll, 94.

 

 

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The future of the Reclaimer Saga?

 

 

Originally named "The Reclaimer Trilogy", the Reclaimer Saga is currently at a standstill, to the public eye at least. Halo 4 was beautiful. Five years after we last saw John, was great to have him back. Halo 5 wasn't as well received, by most of us, but it expanded well in the Campaign. We know very little about Infinite, next year will be a lot of information, that's guaranteed. The way things are at the moment though, Halo's future is not clear. It'll certainly clear up when we know more about Infinite, but for now, the Reclaimer saga's up in the air.

 

The name of this week's poll isn't clear, what I'm looking for is your thoughts on this saga. A big questions to be answered:

 

How many episodes will it include? Infinite would have been the last if it was a trilogy, but it's not. The thing is, due to its name, John-117 must be included. I can imagine the four installment being the last, as if Halo 5, Infinite, and the one after that are their own trilogy. It's really hard to speculate, and I personally don't care too much for speculation, I'm more eager for time to pass so we know what's happening. Something that's essential is how long the saga will be, what do you all think about that?

 

Things you could cover are how and when the saga will end. Would it be the final end? Will it be a long, but final saga? Would it ever be able to top the original trilogy?

 

Many things to be said here, go nuts.

 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.       :yay:




#393318 Site Poll 94: Which Spartan-IV do you like most?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 07 October 2018 - 05:32 AM

My favorite Spartan IV is the dead one....period.  Kill them all....and let Halsey sort them out....

 

You realise Halsey was a monster, and became psychologically unstable towards the end of the Human-Covenant War? She's a 26th century Mengele, though maybe a little less intense. Whether she's regained her stability by 2558/2559 or not is irrelevant, she was never a hero when it came to Spartans. She's done many great things for humanity, and yes the Spartans were vital, but she can't be justified for what she did to create them. Ethically, the Spartan-IIs should never have been made, no matter how useful they ended up being. She wouldn't sort out the Spartan-IVs, the Spartan-IVs are the way it should have been from the start, with consenting individuals who wouldn't have their quality of life affected against their will. Unfortunately biochemistry at the time wasn't as good as it was around 40 years later.

 

As for your answer, I'm afraid it doesn't qualify for the poll.




#393309 Site Poll 94: Which Spartan-IV do you like most?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 30 September 2018 - 12:16 PM

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Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 94.

 

 

Last week we talked about your favourite Captain/Shipmaster. Many honourable men were mentioned, but the clear favourite was Captain Jacob Keyes, and for good reason. Click here to view the last poll, 93.

 

 

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Which Spartan-IV do you like most?

 

 

Now the truth is, most of us admire the Spartan-IIs and IIIs over the IVs. This is because they have more history, and in most cases a rougher background. Most of them have more experience, because they've been fighting for longer, and that leads most of us to respect them more. Thing is, that last statement about more experience isn't necessarily true. Many Spartan-IVs were previously ODSTs or ONI agents, and also have plenty of experience. The Spartan-IVs aren't respected/appreciated enough, at least this used to be the case a few years back. I was also pretty prejudice against them, mostly because of their lack of discipline compared to the IIs and some IIIs. Thing is, the IIs aren't all that disciplined killing-machines themselves to be honest, John-117 depicts them that way though. They can be talkative (some more than others) and speak casually with each other. They just do this a lot less than the IVs do, due to their background.

 

I learned to appreciate all of the IVs (apart from a few, Scruggs for example), and they deserve as much respect as the IIs and IIIs. Keep in mind at least one Spartan-II also went turncoat, don't think any IIIs did though. The Spartan-IVs are generally more expressive and slightly less disciplined compared to the IIs and IIIs, for the reasons mentioned above, but they're great soldiers nevertheless. Considering the IIs and IIIs get most attention, which is understandable, I'd like to focus things on the IVs this time. Which Spartan-IV do you like most, and why?

 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,

Spartan out.      :yay:




#393287 343 Trying To Pull Players Back in With New Magnum Skins in Halo 5

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 21 September 2018 - 03:16 PM

Great post Drizzy, love what 343 are doing with those skins. Not because they look good, but because of how they're unlocked. A win-counter's a great idea, far better than REQs. Reminds me of commendations back in Halo 4, that was a much better unlock system. This may be a good sign for Infinite's multiplayer, I sure hope it is.




#393283 Site Poll 93: Who's your favourite Captain/Shipmaster?

Posted by UNSC Spartan-II on 21 September 2018 - 04:20 AM

The instance I am referring to is in Halo 5 when everyone is on Sunaion. As far as I remember, it was just Halsey and Palmer on the pelican that crashed (besides maybe some elites).

 

Palmer as a choice was a joke but I decided to double down and support it though, even though that is not my real choice for the poll. I am aware that her rank isn't in the sense that you were looking for, but I took the "whoever is best suited" part of your topic post as a loophole. Because technically, she was in command of the ship, and best suited for the matter. In the end your interpretation of your own topic is what really matters but thats just where I was coming from. 

 

It's not my interpretation, it's the actual topic. Pelicans aren't ships, they're dropships. Just like how an amphibious military vehicle is to a ship. You don't have Captains of Pelicans. You have the pilot, and the passengers (troops).