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TBK XXX - Halo - FyreWulff makes bad thread titles. Mythic Brawl this weekend.

X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford BrimleyRegistered User regular
edited August 2009 in Games and Technology
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Penny Arcade G&T Halo Group - Established November 9, 2004

Holy shit, we made it to thirty threads. That's a lot of fucking threads. I dare say that this might be the longest standing game thread in G&T history. But I might be wrong. This November will mark the fifth anniversary of The Bees Knees. Five years of Halo rapefests that branched out into all sorts of other games from TF2 to motherfucking Castle Crashers. We've spent all this time gaming, laughing, making fun of noobs, and driving my use of insulin into the ground. It's been an awesome run that will only grow when games like ODST and Reach come out in the upcoming year. We've seen people come and go. We've even grown outside of the game, which is something a lot of people who sit around and play first person shooters never get to do. We went to PAX and enjoyed Nambkab's drunkness and wandered the streets of Seattle before being promptly stomped by a bunch of ten year olds with sniper rifles. This game has brought me some of the most fun nights of my life, and all because we're such an awesome community.

This clan wouldn't still be here today if it weren't for all of the people that stuck around and played through all of those BTB matches when the rest of the world was dead. Back in the Halo 2 days, we all went out of our way to make sure that we all got the chance to group and just destroy our enemies with SMGs and Sentinel Beams. TBK New Member Nights brought people from all over the interweb together to just dick around in customs and laugh while rogue stickies killed teammates while making sure that everyone felt accepted. We continue this today (even though I'm not around very much), with a whole new group of people that, even in spite of all the loud, annoying idiots that plague Xbox Live, make this game a fucking blast to play. This isn't some hardcore clan that is devoted to being perfect with a battle rifle. This is a group of people who play Halo to have fun. There's nothing better than getting with seven other people and storming a playlist, only to have a teammate blow a laser through your warthog.

The Bees Knees is a fucking great community. I know for a fact I wouldn't still be playing Halo today if it weren't for all of the awesome people that keep showing up every night. Sure, we all may be assholes at heart, but we're assholes together, and without TBK, I might be playing Killzone right now.

Thank you guys for five years of awesomeness. Your dedication to just having a good time and dicking around has gotten me through years of shitty nights and drunken stupors. You guys are awesome and playing any game with you guys makes it a hell of a time. We're having a TBKon this year, and I'm going to meet every goddamn one of you and shake your hand.

Bees, motherfucking assemble.

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  • X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So, you should probably just wait for this:
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    But, if you just can't wait...
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    Halo 3

    Halo 3 is a first person shooter developed by Bungie exclusively for the Xbox 360, it launched September 25, 2007 and since then it has been one of the most popular games on Xbox Live, it features online multiplayer for up to 16 players and split-screen multiplayer for up to 4 players on the same console.

    Multiplayer


    Multiplayer can be accessed through either «Matchmaking» or «Custom Games» from the main menu of the game, custom games allow you to set up your own games with maps and gametypes of your choice, you can then invite friends or recent players into the game, you do not gain experience from custom games and skill is not tracked.

    Matchmaking lets you choose from one of 14 playlists that can range from 6-player Free-For-All to 8v8 team games, there are two types of playlists: «Social» and «Ranked» , in ranked playlists your Trueskill rating is tracked and visible for all to see, in social games your Trueskill rating is still used to match you with players of similar skill, however, social Trueskill is invisible and only used for matchmaking purposes, it will not appear on your profile.

    Playlist DLC requirements:
    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

    Campaign


    Halo 3 also has a campaign, it has 9 missions and can be quite fun, campaign mode also features a co-operative mode that supports up to 4 players over Xbox Live or 2-player split-screen co-op on one console, some of us play this occassionally and we'll be happy to help you if you need your «Campaign Complete: Legendary» or «Vidmaster: Annual» achievements.


    People on Xbox Live are shit-flinging retards!


    They sure are, that's why you should play with us (we're cool guys, i swear) :

    Send Xbox Live friend requests to some of the people on the list below (please include a message saying you're from PA) and jump in the next time you see them playing.

    There is no application to join TBK, you just have to play with us on a regular basis and not be a jerk, you won't get yelled at for being bad at the game and you shouldn't worry about dragging your team down, just try your best, we'll still love you.

    Here's a list of some our more active members, as promised (these are gamertags, not forum names):
    Fyrewulff Rex

    Thrillhizzle

    Muffinman1318

    Mr McShootguns

    SJCHS Ghost

    OmnomnomPancake

    Degami

    Yardgnome737

    MrBeeb

    Kor of Memory

    LookFreeGrenade

    Ratsult2

    Viscount02

    Euro TBK:

    Colonel Leitner

    Major Leitner

    Willeth

    PA Yorker



    What's next?

    There are two Halo games currently in development that we currently know about:

    Halo 3: ODST
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    Release date: September 22, 2009.

    Halo 3: ODST is a stand-alone expansion to Halo 3 that takes place around two weeks before the start of Halo 3, you take on the role of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper that is separated from his squad, the game takes place in the dark streets of New Mombasa and is an open-world game, the story will be told through flashbacks which are triggered when the player finds certain items (clues to the fate of his squad) Meet the Squad.

    ODST will play noticeably different from the Halo 3 you know and love, ODSTs may be the elite of the UNSC armed forces but they're not SPARTAN supersoldiers like the master chief, you will no longer have a recharging energy shield, in its place you have a «stamina» bar which takes far less damage and recharges slower than the energy shield, you also have a «health bar» like the one in Halo: CE that does not recharge and has to be replenished using health packs that can be found around the city.

    Players will also have access to a night vision mode (called VISR) and two new weapons, a pistol that is pretty much the Halo: CE pistol and a silenced, scoped SMG, read more about these here: Feet First.

    Halo: ODST project page (with lots of info and cool shit).


    And Halo: Reach
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    Halo: Reach is a Bungie-developed first person shooter with an expected release date of some time in the fall of 2010, a multiplayer beta will be included with Halo 3: ODST.

    That's all we know so far.

    Halo: Reach project page (with announcement trailer).

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    reserved for map list (i need to remake)

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    God damn.

    Pretty much three thousand pages. That's a lot of Halo talk.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    This is also the last numbered one, by the way. Because after XXX.. yeah, can't top that.

    Also a reminder from the last thread:

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That reminds me of the time I ended up wiping out like 3/4'th of the team with a single laser shot. Badman drove up just as I was about to fire and I hit the 2 people in the hog and then like 2 more teammates. I think he was credited with some of the friendly fire.

    Then there was that time I accidentally lasered thrill. Thrill was all like "viscount get him off of me! Get him off of me!" and drove his hog right into my laser path. I did get them both but it was another sonnavabitch moment.

    Also, Fyre, If I get the overshield, Please don't sticky me.

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  • X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    This thread is also for reminiscing. Because we're awesome.

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Who's the guy who had the VG Cats Battlefield avatar? I played with him and some guys way back in Halo whilst I still had Sandor Clegane as my tag one time.

    (I...I guess that's the limit of my reminiscing)

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  • X Equals LoserX Equals Loser Wilford Brimley Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Repoman. I still see him on Gears every now and then.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Repo still plays Halo. He was playing BTB with us last night.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I remember the first time I played with fyre. He was flag throwing on coagulation. I figured I would help him out.

    I also remember my first ragequit, too. fyre was pissed "DON'T EVER DO THAT AGAIN"

    Radjago is still around too. I haven't seen default in awhile though.

    Going back and looking at the old halo 2 maps- I miss a bunch of them. Containment would be neat to see, but we have had too many remakes as it is. I also wish the 360 had more memory for larger maps honestly. *sigh*

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  • SnowblindvictimSnowblindvictim Flying casual Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Man, how many pages do the Bee's tear through in a day? 3? 4?

    Also, what does it take to get onto the GT list? I'm on when no one else is on!
    (Which isn't fair :( )

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That's how it goes. Just keep posting and chatting here (while staying on-topic) and keep an ear out for the TBK signal.

    I haven't seen an honest to goodness TBK signal in awhile.

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  • YorkerYorker Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My first game with TBK people.

    I have a lot of rumble pit games with Leitner and Willeth in my games history from when i first started, good times.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I thought playing video games with a large group of people was enough of a signal

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  • Mx. QuillMx. Quill I now prefer "Myr. Quill", actually... {They/Them}Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, you guys have managed to put up with my screw ups for a year now, so let's go for another! I'm still a bit uncertain as to how I just melded into the group, but whatever. It was pretty much Halo that made me go and buy a 360 to begin with, just to dick around with you dudes. I think I might have even sunk more time into Halo 3 than Pokemon Pearl, which has an astounding 630 hours clocked on in just a tad over two years.

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  • ZercofZercof Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well if you do decide to light at TBK signal, feel free to hit me up.

    Or just whenever. I finally got this game back. Wants to plaaaaay!

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  • stranger678stranger678 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So which is the preferred protocall when there is a bunch of bees in a party, should you just jump into the party, or do you send a message requesting an invite?

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  • Mx. QuillMx. Quill I now prefer "Myr. Quill", actually... {They/Them}Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You just jump in. It's usually a first come first serve basis, but sometimes if we have more than eight we'll do something like Customs (or in the case of last weekend, 3 Ball). It still feels a bit unfair to go and bring 9 people into 3 Ball, since that other team of 3 didn't stand a chance.

    But as X so fluently said, we may be assholes, but we're assholes together.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    also as far as I know this is my first game with TBK

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo2.aspx?gameid=763644031&player=Lookfreegrenade

    I played a shitton of halo 2 in the days before halo 3 it seems

    and my first first game was a BTB slayer on Turf and I won 8-)

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  • stranger678stranger678 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thanks for the tip. I always feel guilty, like I'm stealing someone elses spot.

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  • El ExtremoEl Extremo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Wow. I've only been playing with you guys for like 4 months. Well here is my first game ever with TBK.

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo3.aspx?gameid=1047111402&player=muffinman1318

    Ah the memories.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo2.aspx?gameid=646660476&player=Viscount02

    This is going back as far as I can find.

    *edit*

    no this is about as far back as I can see :) Man. Its been almost 3 years now.

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo2.aspx?gameid=644564384&player=Viscount02

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  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Damn boys. I was FIFTEEN YEARS OLD when I first started playing with you guys. 5 Years has passed and now I'm 20. 1/4 of my life with the bees. I wouldn't spend it any other way.

    Also I'll never forget how it felt when I was first handed Overlord in the Halo 2 (IT WAS WONDERFUL). Someone needs to dig up the old Overlords picture.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    My first game with more than one PA dude

    Looking at the last games on that tag, there's some people that have taken off. yourOwn grandma, uber pyro... was subpeona mourning's friend?

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  • ZercofZercof Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Looking back, these are the oldest 2 games I can find. 2/17 & 2/18 of 2005.

    This one with Gray Ninja, Blizzink, Alhazad, Mourning Wood, Thrillhouse, spider817 & Borfase.

    And This one with Repoman and Thetinwoodsman.

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Yorker wrote: »
    My first game with TBK people.

    I have a lot of rumble pit games with Leitner and Willeth in my games history from when i first started, good times.

    Oh for the day when I took you guys apart. You just grow up so fast. Time was EU side only Dixon could take me down.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The four oldest pages of my Halo 3 record don't have any Bee games, I don't think... there's a couple games where I played with Chairman or another person on my friends list, but no sightings of a game with actual Bees.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Let it be known when I came back I was rusty as all hell from not playing for a few years there.

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo2.aspx?gameid=644534539&player=Viscount02

    First MM game of me playing with the tbk people.

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  • ZercofZercof Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Apparently when I first played Halo2, I was in clan Torch The Bridge. About a month or so later, I hooked up with TBK. :?

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Whilst not with TBK guys

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo2.aspx?gameid=1559855&player=Sandor%20Clegane

    Christ. Six years almost since I started Halo 2. Started with Halo co-op at my mates even earlier. Probably a thid of my life or more since I first got hooked on this series.

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  • Spartan 0092Spartan 0092 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Don't think I started playing with you guys till a few months ago, adding Fyrewolf, best decision I ever made. :^:

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    and first halo 3 game

    come to think of it, I have a lot of games early on with people I don't even recognize :/

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Zercof wrote: »
    Apparently when I first played Halo2, I was in clan Torch The Bridge. About a month or so later, I hooked up with TBK. :?

    With the new people we are adding, we might have to run 2 groups soon here. Our BTB group is filling easily now which is nice.

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My first game with another Bee:

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo3.aspx?gameid=285313920&player=Kor%20of%20Memory

    Oh Metagami, how I miss you so.

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  • ZercofZercof Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Zercof wrote: »
    Apparently when I first played Halo2, I was in clan Torch The Bridge. About a month or so later, I hooked up with TBK. :?

    With the new people we are adding, we might have to run 2 groups soon here. Our BTB group is filling easily now which is nice.

    Custom Games FTW!

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  • 043043 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I remember getting home with Halo 2 in hand and the first thing I did was accept the clan invite. Then I beat campaign with some friends and my cousins, and the madness began.

    http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo2.aspx?gameid=229365&player=S043

    My first game of H2 online consisted of me, my two cousins as guests, and our old illustrious leader, Recoil42.

    I fucking love you guys. We've been at this forever, and it's never stopped being awesome. When my friends would go play ranked MM to "pwn noobs" and get whatever the fuck "rank" is, we'd play Segata Sanshiro or Worst Game Ever on Midship. Or I'd kill Nambkab for the sniper rifle on Coag. and make certain enemies forever.

    Hell, I hung around online with you guys so much that I got diabetes. I'm just lucky that so much exposure to X really equals Type-Two.

    Now, I'm playing H3 more often, trying to get back into the swing of things for ODST, and so far, failing. But yet, I'll get off work tonight and sign in and find the party, and while we play BTB, take the hits about liking Too Human, and being from LOLbama, and have an excellent fucking time.

    EDIT: [size=+2]MOURNING WOOD NEVER FORGET[/size]

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  • KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I recall I was introduced to the Bees real slow like. I was afraid that if I overwhelmed myself, I wouldn't stick around.

    So I played games in smaller groups with Metagami and Ratsult particularly. I think I was playing with Bees during the day for 2 or 3 weeks before I ever even met Fyre.


    sidenote: Also, worms 2 campaign beat'd.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    worms 2 campaign is the bitch

    *times grenade with the orbit of the moon*

    *kills all of your team*

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  • 043043 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh, and I demand we do a H2 night this year. I wanna play all our stupid bullshit, and possibly MM (do people still do that?), on the real anniversary of the Bee's.

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  • Spartan 0092Spartan 0092 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gave up on Worms 2 when the AI started pulling trick wind shots and killing my entire team of 2 worms.

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