Halo 5: Guardians |OT4| You picked a helluva week to join up

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Has arena matchmaking been incredibly laggy for anyone the last two days? I've bought my own modem and router since last playing a lot of Halo 5, and it seems oddly laggy. Trying to figure out if it's on my end or if it's just bad in general right now...
 
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OT, but UE4's latest update added in stuff for physics-based animations:



Which means that stuff similar to Halo 5's "player walks forward a few steps before falling over after they get killed by an automatic" animation / physics blends are now possible.
 
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Couple of things:

Tank world is really fun. But it should just be one round. It's too slow to be first to 3. Also the map looks amazing

Rift Ball is really fun. I prefer it over grif ball. I've gone over to the dark side and used tons of Spartan charges... But I don't feel bad because everyone is limited to lunge melee anyway

Sumo is awesome.

I haven't played paint ball yet.

Haven't played the ground pound game yet.

I really like Assualt, but I still think the only way to reset should be to score. They should borrow Strongholds mentality: the only defense is offense. I think it would be more competitively viable that way.

Is there actually any room for another arena shooter?
A good multiplatform arena shooter could potentially eat Halo's lunch.
 
Jan 14, 2012
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I didn't know Kevin Franklin left 343. Curious to see their new game.
LinkedIn says they left February 2016. It's actually been awhile now. Woulda' thought we'd hear the cheering from Beyond over this way when it happened. If Brian Reed left I think the Halo story reddit would be audible from space.

EDIT: Looking at their site (guys, I know it's early, but work on that logo!) looks like in addition to Franklin, the team includes Halo 5's multiplayer engineer, multiplayer designer, and lead multiplayer producer.

It's nice that Walshy has a job in the industry now. You could tell he was a bit frustrated he hadn't been able to break in.
 
May 23, 2012
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So the HaloGAF company is very likely going to finish off the ground pound commendation tonight. Thanks action sack! Now we just need all the active members to actually get in ground vehicles and get kills with them. Regularly. Because holy shit.

Also, embrace the dark side and Spartan charge at every opportunity.
Doing my part: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/...atchIndex=0&gameHistoryGameModeFilter=Warzone

Just had my best match of tank world. First round, I won a 4 on 1. Superfecta and extinction. Last round I won a 2 on 1. Got the immortal.


Like...how.
Jesus wut
 
Is there actually any room for another arena shooter?
Lord knows H5 is all I needs right now (and for the foreseeable future, especially since I hate TF2 so far).

I could potentially get into a new arena style shooter in the PC space though, seeing as I wasn't into Doom multiplayer.

Lxthul is salty as all heck on twitter right now after that scrim loss lol

from Beyond:
classic lxthul, salty as bacon that dude is.

never thought I'd see a team challenge CLG's throne... this season could prove exciting.
 
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LinkedIn says they left February 2016. It's actually been awhile now. Woulda' thought we'd hear the cheering from Beyond over this way when it happened. If Brian Reed left I think the Halo story reddit would be audible from space.

EDIT: Looking at their site (guys, I know it's early, but work on that logo!) looks like in addition to Franklin, the team includes Halo 5's multiplayer engineer, multiplayer designer, and lead multiplayer producer.

It's nice that Walshy has a job in the industry now. You could tell he was a bit frustrated he hadn't been able to break in.
Hmm, a lot of people who designed Halo 5's multiplayer left in a group to form a game studio, named after Halo's third novel, to work on an unannounced project.

unless they try to throw some curveball and attempt to make a Halo killer to spite their old bosses and colleagues, it sounds like they just formed a child studio to work along side 343i.
 

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Man, Action Sack is love!!! I think it would have been nice to have a playlist like this a LONG time ago. I have Yet to win a game of Husky Raid though. I'll get an overkill and my team will just sit back and camp the midway point.

Also, seeing Lxthul meltdown after losing to nV was just sad. Since its inception, He's been sour any time anyone mentioned that team as a potential competitor... Now this.

Then, Lxthul goes into defense mode on TB, and Snipedown apologizes for the misunderstanding... such a disparity in class regarding a simple harmless tweet.
 

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Man, Action Sack is love!!! I think it would have been nice to have a playlist like this a LONG time ago. I have Yet to win a game of Husky Raid though. I'll get an overkill and my team will just sit back and camp the midway point.

Also, seeing Lxthul meltdown after losing to nV was just sad. Since its inception, He's been sour any time anyone mentioned that team as a potential competitor... Now this.

Then, Lxthul goes into defense mode on TB, and Snipedown apologizes for the misunderstanding... such a disparity in class regarding a simple harmless tweet.
At least I learned GG is BM