• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

ZeezbruhTV
Member
(03-20-2017, 02:17 AM)
ZeezbruhTV's Avatar

Originally Posted by Forerunner

One of my favorite city maps visually was Boardwalk. Too bad the map sucked ass.

That campaign level had the GOAT human architecture/city feel.
Madness
Member
(03-20-2017, 02:24 AM)
Madness's Avatar


Forget Josh Menke and his matchmaking metrics.
Karl2177
Member
(03-20-2017, 02:27 AM)
Karl2177's Avatar

Originally Posted by Madness

Lore building. That is a UNSC model T101 Cyberdyne Systems BFG9000 crate that you got stuck on created by Misriah Armory prior to the glassing of blah blah blah.

Fire wahrer.
Never hire wahrer.
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-20-2017, 02:32 AM)
op_ivy's Avatar

Originally Posted by Madness



Forget Josh Menke and his matchmaking metrics.

Eh, seems fine to me
https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/g...ModeFilter=All




TWO perfections, 50 - 7 LORDY
Last edited by op_ivy; 03-20-2017 at 02:35 AM.
Trup1aya
Member
(03-20-2017, 03:29 AM)

Originally Posted by Madness



Forget Josh Menke and his matchmaking metrics.

He hasn't changed anything yet
Madness
Member
(03-20-2017, 05:35 AM)
Madness's Avatar

Originally Posted by Trup1aya

He hasn't changed anything yet

It was a joke...
FATstronaut
Member
(03-20-2017, 05:43 AM)
FATstronaut's Avatar

Originally Posted by Madness

It was a joke...

ur a joke
Cranster
Member
(03-20-2017, 07:31 AM)
Cranster's Avatar

Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

That's one of my biggest gripes with Halo maps post Halo 2. It's beyond annoying when you're trying to get away or bank grenades, but you're constantly hitting some piece of geometry to mess everything up. Why is this still the case??

No idea but I agree with you. It's one of the reasons why I dislike Blackout .In Lockout the skill of bouncing grenades is key at times to draw enemies out of camping spots. With all the visual clutter on the walls in Blackout with physics properties and the stairs instead of ramps grenade bouncing became almost impossible in some situations as the grenade would bounce in a direction you never intended it too or bounce back in your face instead.
mo60
Member
(03-20-2017, 09:52 AM)
mo60's Avatar
Lol I won a 2 vs 4 match in team arena earlier.
Last edited by mo60; 03-20-2017 at 10:05 AM.
Trup1aya
Member
(03-20-2017, 11:19 AM)

Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

That's one of my biggest gripes with Halo maps post Halo 2. It's beyond annoying when you're trying to get away or bank grenades, but you're constantly hitting some piece of geometry to mess everything up. Why is this still the case??

Yeah, the problems at an all time high now, when you've got enemies surviving perfect rockets because the explosion is happening inside a wall, or you can't bank grenades because they'll get redirected by steps. Forgers have sense enough to lay invisible blocks along staircases to prevent this issue.
TCKaos
Member
(03-20-2017, 01:17 PM)
TCKaos's Avatar

Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

That's one of my biggest gripes with Halo maps post Halo 2. It's beyond annoying when you're trying to get away or bank grenades, but you're constantly hitting some piece of geometry to mess everything up. Why is this still the case??

Well you're assuming the people designing the maps can strafe or bank grenades. Let's not forget that Bungie's two HD entries into the series had sandboxes designed around slot machines meant to be used while running forward at each other and either engaging armor lock or beating your opponent down.
Sub-Zero at a Starbucks
Wolfric the Wild
(03-20-2017, 06:49 PM)
Sub-Zero at a Starbucks's Avatar

Originally Posted by Karl2177

Fire wahrer.
Never hire wahrer.

i would never stoop so low as to exclusively worldbuild UNSC crates

precursor crates, now that's where it's at
FyreWulff
I Spit Hot Fyre
(03-20-2017, 07:15 PM)
FyreWulff's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sub-Zero at a Starbucks

i would never stoop so low as to exclusively worldbuild UNSC crates

precursor crates, now that's where it's at

Are those the crates in Halo Wars 1?

Forerunnermazon
belushy
Member
(03-20-2017, 08:33 PM)
belushy's Avatar
Offtopic (COD, ewwww) but ideas for HCS since I know Tashi reads here!

-----

Tournaments for the COD World League this year.



One of the main reasons why I think MLG would be great for Halo, those 2k online tournaments every other week. It would have something frequent that pros will play in (but won't really be negatively effected if they skip them) but its mainly to help build the AM scene, with those teams playing constantly and sometimes even beating pro teams.

Also the tournament structure for the "Global Pro League" is great, and I think HCS should look at doing something similar. Online Pro League was doing well and I enjoyed it but online is a bit unreliable so a "LAN" league could be an alternative in the future game.
Trup1aya
Member
(03-20-2017, 09:32 PM)

Originally Posted by belushy

Offtopic (COD, ewwww) but ideas for HCS since I know Tashi reads here!

-----

Tournaments for the COD World League this year.



One of the main reasons why I think MLG would be great for Halo, those 2k online tournaments every other week. It would have something frequent that pros will play in (but won't really be negatively effected if they skip them) but its mainly to help build the AM scene, with those teams playing constantly and sometimes even beating pro teams.

Also the tournament structure for the "Global Pro League" is great, and I think HCS should look at doing something similar. Online Pro League was doing well and I enjoyed it but online is a bit unreliable so a "LAN" league could be an alternative in the future game.

The biggest issue hampering the AM scene and dissuading Orgs from getting into Halo esports is the lack of opportunities for teams outside of the top 8 to matchup and compete against pro league teams... and it's by design.

Back in the first season of Pro League ESL basically said they were OPPOSED to the idea of AMs and Pros competiting in HCS tournaments. So we had a relegation finals where after a season of grinding against other AMs a whopping TWO AM teams got to play against Pro Teams.

They and 343 have backed off from that idea and got UGC and Millenial involved, but even at LANs all AMs have to grind through the open, while pros twiddle their thumbs for a day and a half. Only 8 AMs make it to champs, and they get two series against Pros if they're lucky.

Keep in mind Pros have no reason to scrim AMs during the season since the scenes are so segmented.

The best thing about COD and Gears is that teams can earn points throughout the season that qualify them for pool play at LANs. In Halo, this would means top AMs would get more series against Pros. They'd also get more stream time, which would get Orgs more interested in teams outside the top 8.
CyReN
Member
(03-20-2017, 09:56 PM)
CyReN's Avatar
Crazy to think the biggest tournament of the year is 4 days away and there's no advertising. What happened?
Welfare
Member
(03-20-2017, 10:07 PM)
Welfare's Avatar

Originally Posted by CyReN

Crazy to think the biggest tournament of the year is 4 days away and there's no advertising. What happened?

What is the prize pool for this? I completely forgot Worlds was so close.
jem0208
Member
(03-20-2017, 10:10 PM)
jem0208's Avatar

Originally Posted by Welfare

What is the prize pool for this? I completely forgot Worlds was so close.

$1'000'000
ATOMICJORGE
Member
(03-20-2017, 10:48 PM)
ATOMICJORGE's Avatar

Originally Posted by Welfare

What is the prize pool for this? I completely forgot Worlds was so close.

Madness
Member
(03-20-2017, 11:33 PM)
Madness's Avatar

Originally Posted by CyReN

Crazy to think the biggest tournament of the year is 4 days away and there's no advertising. What happened?

This HWC 2017 feels sort of like a whatever tournament. Last year we had Hurricane Lethul, Rostermania, then Halo being at X-Games and people seeing it on ESPN, we got the LCQ as almost 35k tuned in to see Flamesword and OpTic compete, Regionals drew a lot of viewers and then we cracked over 100k for worlds etc.

Now it is whatever. Not really excited to watch. Maybe some of the other teams to see how Splyce does. I also don't see any NA team dropping to other teams. Hopefully there is more interest soon.
SCHUEY F1
Member
(03-20-2017, 11:35 PM)
SCHUEY F1's Avatar
Idk, I'm pretty hyped. The Las Vegas qualifier had amazing matches and I expect we will see some great ones again. Optic will be tough to take down. Scrimms have been close.
FUNKNOWN iXi
Member
(03-20-2017, 11:57 PM)
FUNKNOWN iXi's Avatar

Originally Posted by Trup1aya

Yeah, the problems at an all time high now, when you've got enemies surviving perfect rockets because the explosion is happening inside a wall, or you can't bank grenades because they'll get redirected by steps. Forgers have sense enough to lay invisible blocks along staircases to prevent this issue.

You mean you don't like this R I V E T I N G gameplay where your Rockets get neutered in obscure pieces of geometry??
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-21-2017, 12:15 AM)
op_ivy's Avatar
Hcs req pack back up



But don't waste 80k like me, there's nothing new.
jem0208
Member
(03-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
jem0208's Avatar
I just came unfuckingbelievably close to my first ever perfection.


And a guy with a sword killed me when we were at 49 kills.



Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-21-2017, 01:17 AM)
op_ivy's Avatar
0 and 7 today. Can I get some decent teammates? Or ones that stick around?

Updated. Omg.
Last edited by op_ivy; 03-21-2017 at 01:29 AM.
Deputy Moonman
(03-21-2017, 01:41 AM)
Deputy Moonman's Avatar

Originally Posted by wwm0nkey

I think most people just agree all the UNSC maps have a VERY boring art design. Like where is our elongation styled UNSC map? I really loved the space station aesthetic of that map.

Honestly their Forerunner maps hit the same issue, go back to the forerunner ruins style for some of the maps for the love of god, no one likes the see the same design over and over and over. I looked great in H2A!

Yepppppppppppppppppppppp.

The same industrial look really got old fast, especially when 343 doesn't mix in any other variety. Very few alien feeling maps in H5. Truth looks amazing and it's literally the only one of its kind. Regret is supposed to be an alien environment but it doesn't have much feel to me. Tyrant is in space, but even it doesn't feel alien enough to me or even forerunner. And ignoring WZ/BTB, there are no outdoor/wilderness/jungle/ruin style maps to be found. Beaver Creek, Zanzibar, Relic, Valhalla, Isolation, Guardian, snowbound? Nope. And I'm not saying all of those are good maps, but I appreciate the effort.
Trup1aya
Member
(03-21-2017, 01:52 AM)

Originally Posted by FUNKNOWN iXi

You mean you don't like this R I V E T I N G gameplay where your Rockets get neutered in obscure pieces of geometry??

It's unbelievable that this makes it through the design AND testing phase. Like, nobody said "this is a bad idea"
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-21-2017, 01:54 AM)
op_ivy's Avatar
This happened at hcs las Vegas to ryanoob.
GringoSuave89
Member
(03-21-2017, 02:37 AM)
GringoSuave89's Avatar

Originally Posted by op_ivy

This happened at hcs las Vegas to ryanoob.

It hurt me to watch...
belushy
Member
(03-21-2017, 03:00 AM)
belushy's Avatar
SoaR Gaming has picked up the Shock The World LATAM roster that qualified to Worlds.

Twitter
CliQ
Member
(03-21-2017, 04:49 AM)
CliQ's Avatar
Oh everyone is over here...let me try again.



I'm back.
jizzlobber
Member
(03-21-2017, 07:02 AM)
jizzlobber's Avatar
64 marines... Is that the HaloGAF record?
Navidson REC
Member
(03-21-2017, 09:50 AM)
Navidson REC's Avatar
Ok, this was pretty neat.

Gotta say, I really like Proving Grounds. It feels so liberating to have stealth options other than crouch.
FATstronaut
Member
(03-21-2017, 10:24 AM)
FATstronaut's Avatar

Originally Posted by CliQ

Oh everyone is over here...let me try again.


I'm back.


Originally Posted by jizzlobber

64 marines... Is that the HaloGAF record?

I thought my 50 marine kills in one game was going to be unbeatable but that record only lasted like one day :'(
jizzlobber
Member
(03-21-2017, 11:09 AM)
jizzlobber's Avatar

Originally Posted by FATstronaut

I thought my 50 marine kills in one game was going to be unbeatable but that record only lasted like one day :'(

If you get the right game I think 80+ is achievable, If my team didn't take all bases again I think I would've hit that easily as we were only 700 or so at the time.
FATstronaut
Member
(03-21-2017, 12:25 PM)
FATstronaut's Avatar
Boom.



Git reqt ExWife #ForTheCompany
The Real Napsta
Member
(03-21-2017, 12:37 PM)
The Real Napsta's Avatar

Originally Posted by FATstronaut

Boom.



Git reqt ExWife #ForTheCompany

Dirty.

Also: how?
Fuchsdh
Member
(03-21-2017, 12:50 PM)
Fuchsdh's Avatar

Originally Posted by FATstronaut

Boom.



Git reqt ExWife #ForTheCompany

Yeah that's pretty impressive. I tend to do worst trying to go for kills on Darkstar.
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-21-2017, 01:55 PM)
op_ivy's Avatar
I sware I've been playing since the beginning, but has firing a gun always shown up on radar or is this a halo 5 addition? Never noticed before
jizzlobber
Member
(03-21-2017, 02:08 PM)
jizzlobber's Avatar

Originally Posted by The Real Napsta

Dirty.

Also: how?

Gotta sneak into the enemy base when you have full control, and then hope they recapture one so you are left inside on your own with the marines.

My effort was good for a few hours... I will get back on top!!
Haruko
Member
(03-21-2017, 02:11 PM)
Haruko's Avatar

Originally Posted by CliQ

Oh everyone is over here...let me try again.



I'm back.



Originally Posted by FATstronaut

Boom.

>72 marines

Git reqt ExWife #ForTheCompany

Sikamikanico
#1 Dad
(03-21-2017, 02:11 PM)
Sikamikanico's Avatar
So they did the whole Ghost in the Shell Forge competition...

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/n...ontest-winners

I came second! :)

Kinda bummed I don't get to go annoy Tashi in person in California, but the 2nd place prize means a seriously cool replica Needler ;)

Really awesome to have all my Forge addiction pay off in some way.
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-21-2017, 02:16 PM)
op_ivy's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sikamikanico

So they did the whole Ghost in the Shell Forge competition...

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/n...ontest-winners

I came second! :)

Kinda bummed I don't get to go annoy Tashi in person in California, but the 2nd place prize means a seriously cool replica Needler ;)

Really awesome to have all my Forge addiction pay off in some way.

Congrats! Can't wait to check out some of these in matchmaking 6 to 8 months from now ;)
Samurai G0SU
Member
(03-21-2017, 02:19 PM)
Samurai G0SU's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sikamikanico

So they did the whole Ghost in the Shell Forge competition...

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/n...ontest-winners

I came second! :)

Kinda bummed I don't get to go annoy Tashi in person in California, but the 2nd place prize means a seriously cool replica Needler ;)

Really awesome to have all my Forge addiction pay off in some way.



NICE !!!!!

dditionally, the Spider Tank itself is built extremely well, and even has two exploding barrels inside so that players can mock-destroy it in the middle of a match

link1201
Member
(03-21-2017, 03:07 PM)
link1201's Avatar

Originally Posted by Sikamikanico

So they did the whole Ghost in the Shell Forge competition...

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/n...ontest-winners

I came second! :)

Kinda bummed I don't get to go annoy Tashi in person in California, but the 2nd place prize means a seriously cool replica Needler ;)

Really awesome to have all my Forge addiction pay off in some way.

Nice job!
SCHUEY F1
Member
(03-21-2017, 03:36 PM)
SCHUEY F1's Avatar
In yesterdays Scrimms Liquid beat Optic 8-5 and NV destroyed Splyce 13-0.
YourExWife
Member
(03-21-2017, 05:09 PM)
YourExWife's Avatar

Originally Posted by FATstronaut

Boom.



Git reqt ExWife #ForTheCompany

I'm crying tears of joy at work right now and no one will ever know why.

Making me proud, son.
op_ivy
Fallen Xbot (cannot continue gaining levels in this class)
(03-21-2017, 06:05 PM)
op_ivy's Avatar

Originally Posted by SCHUEY F1

In yesterdays Scrimms Liquid beat Optic 8-5 and NV destroyed Splyce 13-0.

splyce is so hit and miss. i could see them getting top 4 at worlds, or 7-8th. then again, this is true for several teams so they arent alone
SCHUEY F1
Member
(03-21-2017, 06:07 PM)
SCHUEY F1's Avatar

Originally Posted by op_ivy

splyce is so hit and miss. i could see them getting top 4 at worlds, or 7-8th. then again, this is true for several teams so they arent alone

Yeah, tough to say how Splyce will do. NV matches good against Optic but Liquid id their nemesis.
Trup1aya
Member
(03-21-2017, 06:21 PM)
Splyce can slay, but their objective efficiency is lacking. Seems to me they focus too much on getting the next kill, instead of blocking the correct spawns and getting the right rotations.

Thread Tools