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Old HALO TBK Thread - GO TO THE NEW ONE!

EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MANRegistered User regular
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
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Since November 9, 2004

DOUBLE XP WEEKEND - 10/30-1???: Ranked Infection (Legendary Required)

Latest News/Rumor Mongering Goes Here:

>>>>HALO RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS AT TOKYO GAME SHOW<<<<<
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Halo Wars Trailer
Keep It Clean


Mythic Map Pack Map names and descriptions.
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DANGER! DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE!
The following post is filled with awesome, explosions, and images not safe for 56k connections. But you don't live in 1985 do you?

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Good!

Now, onto business!

What is this Halo thing?
Halo is a game where you get to make cool explosions, and punch stoners in the face with flags. We like to play this game so we can make cool explosions and shoot people, in their faces


What does it look like? I've been blind for all my life and now I can see!
I've pooled a few sample images here, but if YOU want to be in, send me a message with the pictures.
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I hear this game also has a story, what is it?
Halo 3 is the 3rd game in the Halo trilogy, where we follow Master Chief as he kicks covenant ass and chews bubblegum.

-Wait, what about that elite you had to play as in Halo 2?
First, let me finish. Who's reading who's OP now, Hmm? Anyway, Yes, the Arbiter from Halo 2 is back, and he gets to kick massive amounts of ass, just because he's voiced by Keith David
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Click a photo for some sort of official biography.
What is TBK?
The Bees Knees is the awkward love child spawned by the Games & Technology board and the release of Halo 2 in 2004. We now maintain a fleet of a thousand nerds ready to play games.

I want to play Halo 3 with you guys. What do I need to do?
Send a friend request to the gamertag "A TBK Clan II" or to one of the staff. Please, PLEASE note that you're from PA via text or voice so we know how to deal with you.

What are the Staff gamertags?

Active Overlords
  • Evil Badman MD
  • FyreWulff Rex
  • Thrillhizzle
Active Staff
  • Lookfreegrenade
  • Viscount02
  • Default Rance
Not as active but kept here for future use:
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What is the best way to get into a game?
We're lazy. If you want to get into a party, send one of us an invite to indicate that you want in. Also, a good way to get in contact with us is through AIM. If you message Fyre (MKiddr) or me (tbkredshirt, good luck getting me to go on AIM though), we can tell you if a game is open or not, or if we're playing that night. Feel free to try and collect other TBK AIM names...

Does TBK require any sort of tryouts or some crap?
No. We do not hold tryouts. All we require of the people that play with us is that you have a passable skill at the game (ie, you know where to take a flag or a bomb) and you're not a douchebag. Trust us, we've had douchebags. They don't last long.


Ranks are my life. MLG is the greatest. Should I join TBK?
Probably not. We mostly play Social (unranked) playlist because they're awesome and because we usually have odd sized parties. Also, when it gets late, all the ranked playlists are full of level 47 assholes.

Also, you really shouldn't waste your time trying to prove MLG is great to us. We've been here 4 years. We still don't think they are the end all be all of Haloez.

What time do you guys usually play?
Late at night in North America, and into the wee morning hours if we're doing well. We play a lot more during DoubleXP weekends.

I want to play either Halo with you. What do I need to do?
For Halo 2, you need to go to Xbox Live and then Downloadable Content, and grab all the map packs. This is going to take a while. It's 551MB in total. Also because OXBox Live downloads are slow.

For Halo 3, download the free Heroic Map Pack, and you can get the free map Cold Storage too. You can also buy Legendary if you want, but it's not required to play with us. We will constantly erode you with insults for failing to purchase Legendary, though.


What do you consider cheating or unsporting?
In Halo 2, any sort of button combination is considering cheating by us (and Bungie). This includes BXR, BXB, doubleshot, etc. We also consider superbouncing to the top of maps as cheating.

In Halo 3, since there are no known exploits *knock on wood*, pretty much just don't standby, and try to avoid spawncamping too hard. Also, according to Shiska, any method of boosting is cheating.

What's with all your crazy ass lingo for maps? And why does FyreWulff keep calling out numbers as locations?
We've adopted certain phrases to make it quicker to call out locations on maps. Here is a sample of the most popular Halo 3 ones:
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Numbers called out on any map refer to locations in Territory gametypes.
The reason you'll hear people calling out numbers as locations ex "Spawning at 4!" is because we're using territory locations for better precision and speed. This especially helps on Sandtrap. If you want to see where the numbers are, just go into a Territories game by yourself.


What about us hardcore halo fans, anything cool here?
Why, yes! We'll try to keep the thread up to date with all the latest news about Halo or Bungie.
Random Old News:

Assembly (Pictures from PAX)
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RvB animated movie?!?
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So, I was thinking earlier today about doing the G&T Secret Santa thing, but realized shortly thereafter that I really don't feel connected to the rest of the PA community the way I do toward TBK. So, to spread some Haloy joy around, I've talked with Fyre and a couple of other guys, and we've decided to put on the best event ever.

The Bees Knees Secret Holiday-Themed Elite
It's like a TBK Secret Santa.
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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    I've always wondered how the spy thing worked. Like, do you pause and send the other team voice messages? Live doesn't lend itself to that kind of thing too well.

    As its understood, You are not supposed to help the other team. I pretend I'm only doing ok and end up bringing them weapons so its not blatant.

    Project 25.01 final message
    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
    [/spoiler]
  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    I've always wondered how the spy thing worked. Like, do you pause and send the other team voice messages? Live doesn't lend itself to that kind of thing too well.

    As its understood, You are not supposed to help the other team. I pretend I'm only doing ok and end up bringing them weapons so its not blatant.

    Oh, I see. So grab a power weapon and leg it to the TBK guys and let them kill you? :P That seems like a way to piss people off real fast.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    I've always wondered how the spy thing worked. Like, do you pause and send the other team voice messages? Live doesn't lend itself to that kind of thing too well.

    As its understood, You are not supposed to help the other team. I pretend I'm only doing ok and end up bringing them weapons so its not blatant.

    No, what Viscount does is you kill us and if you are in a vehicle when we kill you for being a traitorous bastard we take your vehicle.

    The way you spy is

    1. Change voice settings to team & party. Mute non TBKers on your team.
    2. Help TBK team. This happens by
    a. getting your random teammates to betray, and then kick them. You should be able to boot all of them if you're good
    b. giving us your power weapons/vehicles.
    c. Giving us a ride in a vehicle. This could be driving us around in a warthog to get kills, driving us back to our base to get a flag cap/bomb detonation, or just giving us a ride. Also if your teammates kill you trying to kill us, you can boot them!



    also beeb'd

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    In other words, be a douchebag!

    I see that, Lookfree.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Will be on as soon as I finish this bowl of delicious Cheerios.

  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    or there's always the best one

    shoot a team mate after a party member shoots him

    you kill him, it gets counted as kill for your buddy, and you don't get booted.

    basically just being a dick

    edit: me am soon be on

    3DS - 3239-3347-2159
    XB1/360 - Local H Jay
  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    I've always wondered how the spy thing worked. Like, do you pause and send the other team voice messages? Live doesn't lend itself to that kind of thing too well.

    As its understood, You are not supposed to help the other team. I pretend I'm only doing ok and end up bringing them weapons so its not blatant.

    No, what Viscount does is you kill us and if you are in a vehicle when we kill you for being a traitorous bastard we take your vehicle.

    The way you spy is

    1. Change voice settings to team & party. Mute non TBKers on your team.
    2. Help TBK team. This happens by
    a. getting your random teammates to betray, and then kick them. You should be able to boot all of them if you're good
    b. giving us your power weapons/vehicles.
    c. Giving us a ride in a vehicle. This could be driving us around in a warthog to get kills, driving us back to our base to get a flag cap/bomb detonation, or just giving us a ride. Also if your teammates kill you trying to kill us, you can boot them!



    also beeb'd

    The problem is that now that they kind of consider that cheating. I ain't getting no ban for you guys. Being non-blatant about it helps conceal it better.

    Project 25.01 final message
    We were the ones who thought that Melissa was real. Why you might ask.
    Let me put it this way, it was an "OH SHIT OH SHIT, THEY FOUND ME :(" moment. I wasn't ready. My code wasn't compiled yet. Our plans weren't setup yet!Sentient programs rarely run into other sentient programs.
    Some of you have met me, and I understand your concern of my well being. But that time for that boy, that child, are gone now. Viscount Alpha is no longer operable. His functions are now mine.He may post, but I am the one talking not him.My data, my code will live on forever in his servers.
    [/spoiler]
  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    yay new thread...also Im on now if anyone wants to play

  • SakeidoSakeido Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    or there's always the best one

    shoot a team mate after a party member shoots him

    you kill him, it gets counted as kill for your buddy, and you don't get booted.

    basically just being a dick

    edit: me am soon be on

    Another one that works is that you can load up a warthog with a gunner and a passenger and then drive full speed at a cliff, jump off just before it takes a tumble and you won't get the suicide double betrayal.. the other guys just get suicides

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus IT'S DARE! Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man, take me off the Banned from Hog list.

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  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    What the fuck. I win in Team Snipers DoubleEXP and get . . . no EXP?

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    What the fuck. I win in Team Snipers DoubleEXP and get . . . no EXP?

    This happened to me earlier in social as well, no wait I lie, it was team slayer. Apparently there are still a few bugs. Also Dixon, Yorker and I are on, we need more guys.

  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Local get your ass in game

  • YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Way 2 invite someone to a game and then go into matchmaking before they can join, dixon :|

  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    im sorry...it sid you were on dashboard still we waited a bit...I'll invite you when we finish

  • SakeidoSakeido Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    how much longer are you guys playing for?

  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    long time...wait your playing rockband now!

  • AbsolutionAbsolution __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    reminder:
    every time you're on, send XStR8 BeAstinX condasending, sarcastic, or griefing messages

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  • AbsolutionAbsolution __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    careful though, he's in the MLG and could totaly 1v1 you

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The XXX in the thread title is how I clutch your mother with my BR spread.

    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
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  • YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Dammit Dixon, we have to time this better
    I was playing Rock Band 2 because the you went into matchmaking the first time. I didn't join immediately because I was in the middle of a good run on Bodhisattva and bitch I ain't cuttin out of that for no man. I'm sitting in the lobby in Halo 3, send me another invite when you get out.

  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also: I plan on actually maintaining the OP. I care that much about the thread.

    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
    XBL- Evil Badman MD; Steam- EvilBadman; Twitter - EvilBadman
  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited October 2008
    You make Sergeant Baker cry.

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  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Tales of Vesperia has finally been completed. Now, my only games in my backlogs are GTAIV and Mario RPG. More time for Halo.

    3DS: 0344-9387-2002 / PS4: MisterBeeb123
  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited October 2008
    ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

    "Union Buster - 25g: Fuck Yeah, Walmart"

    Also, I kind of wound up with the weekend off on accident.

    On AWESOME accident.

  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    3DS - 3239-3347-2159
    XB1/360 - Local H Jay
  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to create another account.

  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    how come?
    What about your GS and your saved games and DLC!

  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Well I can get the Halo achievements pretty easily again.

    Mostly it's because I fucked myself over. It's impossible for me to rank up. I jumped in never playing Halo before with friends of much higher skill, so I've got a lot of losses logged in and my K/D spread is shit.

  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Well I can get the Halo achievements pretty easily again.

    Mostly it's because I fucked myself over. It's impossible for me to rank up. I jumped in never playing Halo before with friends of much higher skill, so I've got a lot of losses logged in and my K/D spread is shit.

    Your stats are bullshit. OK?

    Seriously.

    Nobody's going to send a red-headed Goddess to your home to fellate you because your K/D spread is 3/1.

  • YorkerYorker Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Nobody's going to send a red-headed Goddess to your home to fellate you because your K/D spread is 3/1.


    Then what was your mother doing here last night?

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  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Yorker wrote: »
    Nobody's going to send a red-headed Goddess to your home to fellate you because your K/D spread is 3/1.


    Then what was your mother doing here last night?

    That was my uncle.

    I'm sorry.

  • AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Well I can get the Halo achievements pretty easily again.

    Mostly it's because I fucked myself over. It's impossible for me to rank up. I jumped in never playing Halo before with friends of much higher skill, so I've got a lot of losses logged in and my K/D spread is shit.

    Your stats are bullshit. OK?

    Seriously.

    Nobody's going to send a red-headed Goddess to your home to fellate you because your K/D spread is 3/1.

    I know they're of no great importance. Still, I want the chance that others had when they started 3 after playing 2 for so long. But more importantly than the K/D is my inability to rank up. I've already talked to some of the board members here on Live and they've basically told me what I feared; that all those losses are stopping me.

    And it's not like I'd be taking advantage of any of the players online; just ask Sam, Prince, Local H Jay how bad I am at Doubles!

  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited October 2008
    But the ranking is not in any shape or form indicative of skill, as the boosted general or the restarted account will show.

  • Emerlmaster999Emerlmaster999 Sleepy Ferrets Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, we had a high ranking guy yesterday who was acting holier-than-thou all because of his rank was higher and had more kills than Primus... because Primus was driving the Warthog while he was the gunner. No duh you're gonna have more kills at the very beginning of the match.

    Kid also had an advertisement for a 1 month General account for 1600 MS points in his Bio, so we all reported him in retribution for following Jonathan Gabriel's Internet Dickwad Theory to the tee.

    3DS: 0344-9387-2002 / PS4: MisterBeeb123
  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yea I don't play Lone Wolves that much cause of stupid bullshit like if I win 5 games against 40s and such I'll maybe go back to 35 but I can lose one game and get knocked down a rank, the ranking system's stupid.

  • YorkerYorker Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yorker wrote: »
    Nobody's going to send a red-headed Goddess to your home to fellate you because your K/D spread is 3/1.


    Then what was your mother doing here last night?

    That was my uncle.

    I'm sorry.

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  • mrsnackroadmrsnackroad Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Yorker wrote: »
    Yorker wrote: »
    Nobody's going to send a red-headed Goddess to your home to fellate you because your K/D spread is 3/1.


    Then what was your mother doing here last night?

    That was my uncle.

    I'm sorry.

    pic

    D:

  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    That was disturbing and I can't figure out why

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