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TBK - Halo thread XXVIII: You're reading this when you should be playing Grifball.

KorKor Known to detonate from time to timeRegistered User regular
edited June 2009 in Games and Technology
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Penny Arcade G&T Halo Group - Established November 9, 2004

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The Multi Player


So this is where the heart of the game really lies. This is what you'll see all of us playing night after night, and what probably 99% of this thread will be about.

So you wanna play some games with us? Awesome. It isn't hard, just find someone in the list posted below and send them an ingame message with a Friend Request. We used to have a XBL account just for finding people, but none of us use it. After you get into a game with us, you'll probably be confused as shit as to some of the lingo we use. So I made these:

Avalanche
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Last Resort
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Rat's Nest
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Sandtrap
I have a mistake on this one. Where territory 5 is, is where Territory 3 should be. Territory 5 is actually on top of the batcave.
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Standoff
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Valhalla
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This is the current map download reqs needed for each individual playlist:

Mythic Required
Legendary Required Heroic Required No DLC required


Ranked
Team Slayer
Team Doubles

Squad Battle
Lone Wolves

Social
Social Slayer
Social Objective

Social Team DLC
Social Big Team
Multi Team
Rumble Pit
Actionsack

Hardcore
Team SWAT
Team Snipers
MLG


The Single Player

These guys:
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Aren't these graphics amazing!?
These guys kick ass.
Master Chief is Mr. Awesome Spartan guy that has earned himself the nickname "The Demon" by the alien Covenant. The Arbiter is the peak of bad-assery. This guy challenged the beliefs of the Prophets, turning the Covenant into a Civil War.

Don't confuse these two guys:
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The guy on the left is the Arbiter we know and love. The guy on the right is some horrible "Arbiter" from Halo Wars that lost to a regular Human in Melee combat while he was Dual Wielding Energy Swords.

So while Playing thru the Campaign, you'll find yourself here traveling thru Earth, Then the Ark, then a replacement of Installation 04 that you blew up in Halo: Combat Evolved. Get yourself some skulls and have some fun.


The Bees
These guys are smelly. ______ These guys are NOT smelly.
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Currently we have 2 groups that actively play Halo 3. Basically the standard group, and the Bees across the pond. Some of our Bees have been around since Halo 2, they be old. Call them grandpa and expect them to tell stories starting with, "well back in halo 2 days we used to..."

So this here is a list of some of our more active members. Feel free to get in touch with them to get in on some games.

Beeb
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Fyrewulf
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Kor
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Ratsult
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Viscount
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Then we've got our Morning group/Across the Pond players.
Auburn Tiger
Local H Jay
Willeth
Yorker
Leitner
The Future
Halo:Reach way down the road, and Halo 3:ODST this fall.
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Halo: ODST comes out fall of '09, and includes the following.
-Gameplay from a normal human perspective
-Squad based gameplay.
-A free roaming overworld, not a level by level experience.
-Halo 3's multiplayer (as in cross compatable)
-All the currently existing Halo 3 maps, as well as the 2nd half of the Mythic map pack.
--Long shore (believed to be a nod to Headlong)
--Heretic (a remake a midship)
--Citadel

Halo:ODST centers itself on 4 characters.
The Rookie, who acts as the lead of the game. You'd play as him if you played alone.
Mickey, an unknown role in the squad
Buck, also unknown role in the squad
Romeo, the squads marksman, apparently a wiseass.

Throughout the game the players will find themselves playing out flashback sequences. What these are about, we're not entirely sure.

The game is considered to be a full on stand alone game, but at the same is rumored to be shy of a full priced new 360 game, due to the somewhat short singleplayer.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I don't know whether we can call this thread 28. 27 and a half? What's a half in Roman numerals?

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    LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    28, if you break the 4th egg you dont call the next one the 4th and a half.

    Also liking the OP as it is right now, old ones had too much stuff.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    4000 EXP collect

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    Also good customs last night guys, I think we peaked at around 14 people. I want to see people finish up some maps so we can play on more next time.

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    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Willeth wrote: »
    I don't know whether we can call this thread 28. 27 and a half? What's a half in Roman numerals?

    XXVII.V?

    I had my pylon map that we maybe could've played last night, but I haven't tried it in FFA.

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm in the OP?

    <3 *HUGS* <3

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    El ExtremoEl Extremo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Speaking of the OP, how long do I have to play with you guys until I will be able to secure a coveted OP position?

    I need the validation!

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    X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Finals suck.

    Almost as much as Primus but not quite.

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    LordNibblerLordNibbler Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    On my way home from work if there's anyone up for some games.

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    LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    El Extremo wrote: »
    Speaking of the OP, how long do I have to play with you guys until I will be able to secure a coveted OP position?

    I need the validation!

    so long.

    Or giving thrill your firstborn

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    El ExtremoEl Extremo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    On my way home from work if there's anyone up for some games.

    I would, but I just picked up an original xbox so I could play KOTOR without the multitude of bugs. I'm going to try and make it off the first planet tonite if possible. I do so hate that first planet.

    Edit: Firstborn, shmirstborn. I'd gladly give it away for an OP position. A child lasts 70 or so years. A place on the internet lasts forever.

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    Mx. QuillMx. Quill I now prefer "Myr. Quill", actually... {They/Them}Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I really do need to catch onto one of those screenname changes so people will stop being confused about the Beeb thing.

    Also buy HAWX, it's 30 bucks at Best Buy this week.

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    X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    El Extremo wrote: »
    On my way home from work if there's anyone up for some games.

    I would, but I just picked up an original xbox so I could play KOTOR without the multitude of bugs. I'm going to try and make it off the first planet tonite if possible. I do so hate that first planet.

    Edit: Firstborn, shmirstborn. I'd gladly give it away for an OP position. A child lasts 70 or so years. A place on the internet lasts forever.

    Yeah.

    Forever.

    *mopes off into the distance*

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Seeing as Kor can't even make the proper fucking OP, I wouldn't hold your breath.

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    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
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    X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Maybe you should bitch and complain until one of the mods locks it.

    oh wait.

    ...

    FYREWULFF.

    Seriously, the OP's fine. Might be down for some early-morning Halo since I've been passed out all day.

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    LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    sup badman

    whats that, you're looking for the point?

    I believe you missed it over there ->

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Also liking the OP as it is right now, old ones had too much stuff.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=9614668&postcount=1

    Way too much info!

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    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    Well, Kor could at least hyperlink the map pack images (just copy the link location off the old ones) and unspoiler them. Because the maps are going to be basically required for EVERYZING now.

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Seeing as Kor can't even make the proper fucking OP, I wouldn't hold your breath.

    I feel your pain man.

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    LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Also liking the OP as it is right now, old ones had too much stuff.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=9614668&postcount=1

    Way too much info!

    if only I could refute your point somehow

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    stranger678stranger678 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm hoping now that my internet and his anime torrent addiction have moved out my connection can steady up enough to game more regularly.

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Also liking the OP as it is right now, old ones had too much stuff.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=9614668&postcount=1

    Way too much info!

    if only I could refute your point somehow

    Except the one I posted was the one prior to this one, smart ass. <3

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    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I should note that Badman is fucking awesome
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    LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Also liking the OP as it is right now, old ones had too much stuff.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=9614668&postcount=1

    Way too much info!

    if only I could refute your point somehow

    Except the one I posted was the one prior to this one, smart ass. <3

    As were mine.
    less than 3

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    X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    okay, okay.

    Can it and move on to Halo talk.

    ODST m i rite?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    already calling the rookie being a woman

    or at least we'll be able to select gender

    but that would be too cool so it probably won't happen

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    El ExtremoEl Extremo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    okay, okay.

    Can it and move on to Halo talk.

    ODST m i rite?

    ODST?

    That's old dick-sucking tranvestites, right?

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    AuburnTigerAuburnTiger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    If everything works out and I figure out what cords I need, I might just have video capturing set up by the time my Xbox gets back from Texas.

    Then you ALL can see me punch Yorker in the back of the head relentlessly.

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    LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    already calling the rookie being a woman

    or at least we'll be able to select gender

    but that would be too cool so it probably won't happen

    except there's already a female squad member, which is why they got all panicky and changed her name after the MADDIE WHERE ARE YOU snafu

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    If I get on a bit someone invite me to Halo...

    So I can invite you all to a private Bionic Commando match.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm going to take a break from posting for awhile.

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    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Fun games were fun tonight. I probably stayed up a lot later than I should have. Hopefully my speech goes well tomorrow.

    Fyre, if you want to take my pylon map, and actually give it decent spawns, you totally have my approval. :P

    I hate (read: don't understand) that damn spawn system.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    I'll take a look over it.. is it only a FFA map? If it's teams you're going to have to take an overhead shot or something and tell me the sides.

    As a note, if anyone doesn't want to mess with spawns, feel free to ship your map off to me and I'll do it for PA duders at no charge. I'm broken and actually enjoy messing with the spawn system.

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I'll take a look over it.. is it only a FFA map? If it's teams you're going to have to take an overhead shot or something and tell me the sides.

    As a note, if anyone doesn't want to mess with spawns, feel free to ship your map off to me and I'll do it for PA duders at no charge. I'm broken and actually enjoy messing with the spawn system.

    Now if only shiska knew how the spawn system worked.

    *rimshot.jpg*

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    already calling the rookie being a woman

    or at least we'll be able to select gender

    but that would be too cool so it probably won't happen

    I called this months ago. Lookfree is probably right though. You can never have more then one woman/each minority.

    Also, stick my ass in op kor.

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    been playing through Kotor. Very buggy on 360. I'll be on for Halo tonight or tomorrow.

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    OhtsamOhtsam Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Only 2 more weeks and I have my box back again

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    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I'll take a look over it.. is it only a FFA map? If it's teams you're going to have to take an overhead shot or something and tell me the sides.

    As a note, if anyone doesn't want to mess with spawns, feel free to ship your map off to me and I'll do it for PA duders at no charge. I'm broken and actually enjoy messing with the spawn system.

    Its just a territories/KotH map.

    The idea with territories was that the defenders would only spawn inside the tower. KotH basically just uses the tower as a neat little weapons hub, and turns the territories into hills.

    KotH seems to work pretty well on it, but for some reason I can't keep the defenders (on territories) from spawning inside the territories with the offense teams.

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    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Updated the OP a bit.

    Moved the big mappack image outside of spoilers and linked them to their purchase pages, and added Leitner to the Accross the pond players.

    edit: Maybe its just me but do the pictures fyre made look a bit grainy?

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    YorkerYorker Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Kor wrote: »
    Updated the OP a bit.

    Moved the big mappack image outside of spoilers and linked them to their purchase pages, and added Leitner to the Accross the pond players.

    edit: Maybe its just me but do the pictures fyre made look a bit grainy?

    I can't see them, photobucket images won't load for me.

    Google hasn't been any help, nobody replied to my H/A thread, i have no idea what it could be.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yorker wrote: »
    Kor wrote: »
    Updated the OP a bit.

    Moved the big mappack image outside of spoilers and linked them to their purchase pages, and added Leitner to the Accross the pond players.

    edit: Maybe its just me but do the pictures fyre made look a bit grainy?

    I can't see them, photobucket images won't load for me.

    Google hasn't been any help, nobody replied to my H/A thread, i have no idea what it could be.

    I've had the same problem for a while now, but at least now I don't have to suffer alone.

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