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Jan 2, 2010
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I don't think this OP should be compared to Ghaelons. I see this as the HaloGAF OT. It's a home to any of those who would call themselves a part of HaloGAF. We got our inside jokes and humor (explains the kyle OP)

The actual Halo 4 OT is somewhere around and pretty active as well. That's the OT that should have the information.

I love this OP. Pretty sure Ghaelon enjoyed it too. It's GAF dude.
Im fine with Kyle, I just miss the old OPs :C
 
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Kyle can be pretty funny. That's not the point, though. I don't appreciate his outright disrespect of other people, including me. And it's hard to ignore having one of my posts in the OT that's obviously meant to ridicule and embarrass me. I wanted him to put something worthwhile into the OT and I made a post that would have been good to have there. Kyle, in typical fashion, blew it off. Can't have anything good about Halo in the OT, which is just another reason he shouldn't have been allowed to make it in the first place. It's not just about the OT. His intentions are just to smear everything and anything related to current halo. If it's community members who like the game, well let's smear them too. What's sad is that a lot of people seem on board with that behavior. There's a lot of patting each other on the back when it happens.
/cosigned

Place was a mess from the get-go. Its now a very insular group of hand-wringing. You don't have to love Halo to make an OT, but you should at least understand that the term "community" means more than just you and your friends and lols at everybody else. Halo is much bigger than you guys and your specific wants.

can the mods PLEASE save us from jokes, criticism of post-CE Halo design, and sarcasm
You're the worst of the bunch. Feel free to put that in the OP.
 
Feb 1, 2011
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Im fine with Kyle, I just miss the old OPs :C
Old OP's were nice. I especially liked the artwork but thats about it. Actually, an actual OP would be helpful since I want to know which specialization does what since the damn game won't tell you.

But to be fair, no one reads the OP.

One of the banners was the kyleJ handjob comment with the HaloGAF logo across it. To me, that was the best one. Best exemplified that yeah we all like Halo, but we're a COMMUNITY with our own culture and stuff.

I think this OP is similar to that.
 
Jan 25, 2010
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I don't think this OP should be compared to Ghaelons. I see this as the HaloGAF OT. It's a home to any of those who would call themselves a part of HaloGAF. We got our inside jokes and humor (explains the kyle OP)

The actual Halo 4 OT is somewhere around and pretty active as well. That's the OT that should have the information.

I love this OP. Pretty sure Ghaelon enjoyed it too. It's GAF dude.
No, it's a lazy piece of shit.

There are many other people willing to put in some effort to at least link previous threads and add news.

This is pretty much a masturbatory effort.

But if people laugh, sure just let it be the thread for the entire Halo community. smh
 
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What should have happened is the original OP start out with the original "game stinks" and then later be edited to have relevant info and not Zelda/random shit on it. That way you get the joke out for some of the people who will laugh and be cool with the people who actually want info in the OP.

Both sides win.....and the the thread later becomes a "I hate you all/the game/life" thread like always.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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I don't think this OP should be compared to Ghaelons. I see this as the HaloGAF OT. It's a home to any of those who would call themselves a part of HaloGAF. We got our inside jokes and humor (explains the kyle OP)

The actual Halo 4 OT is somewhere around and pretty active as well. That's the OT that should have the information.

I love this OP. Pretty sure Ghaelon enjoyed it too. It's GAF dude.
I thought it was funny when it was first posted. And in the end, it's just a thread. HaloGAF is a group of people, give us a thread to post in, we post in it. The content of the OP at this stage in the game (260,000 posts later....) is pretty secondary, I think. We just need a place to post. Though the kind words about my OT's warms my heart. I put a lot of love into them back in the day. <3

Personally, I think the random call out of posters added to the OP is a bit mean. Just because you have a soapbox doesn't mean you have to use it that way. But it ain't my thread. kylej gonna kylej; if anyone really objects to it, PM a mod. They are generally very fair and responsive when issues are raised.

Otherwise I say we just do what we can to raise the level of discourse in whatever thread we choose to call home. (And probably end the meta discussion at some point as well, though I think a certain amount of it is healthy for a community when we reach points such as this.)
 
Jan 26, 2010
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What should have happened is the original OP start out with the original "game stinks" and then later be edited to have relevant info and not Zelda/random shit on it. That way you get the joke out for some of the people who will laugh and be cool with the people who actually want info in the OP.

Both sides win.....and the the thread later becomes a "I hate you all/the game/life" thread like always.
I mean, ultimately that's the thing, it's not so much where the community was heading as it was a reflection on where the series currently stands. This is effectively the HaloGAF™ Support Group now, and it's not like anyone's starved for a "legit" thread, as the one for Halo 4's right beside this.
 
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Don't see what the OP has to do with anything. You see the post once the day it was created and then never again in all likelihood. Anyway, since its a general Halo thread and not specific to any game I'm not sure what should be there instead.
 
Nov 5, 2009
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I don't think this OP should be compared to Ghaelons. I see this as the HaloGAF OT. It's a home to any of those who would call themselves a part of HaloGAF. We got our inside jokes and humor (explains the kyle OP)

The actual Halo 4 OT is somewhere around and pretty active as well. That's the OT that should have the information.

I love this OP. Pretty sure Ghaelon enjoyed it too. It's GAF dude.
Eh, I thought we were warned before about being too much like this. Community threads are for everyone, not just the regulars.
 
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I'm just trying to get some things off my chest in a not "is bullshit" post. I've got a large post brewing about sandbox design and how it's been modified over the years in both PvE and PvP environments. Right now the CE and Halo 2 section are about a page in total, mostly because they were quite simplistic. Halo 3 is a bit longer, and I'm just starting on the Reach portion. Once I get that out of the way, I'll probably just go back to asking peeps to do Annual or hop on for a game or something.

Also, yeah the community has changed. I was not around for H3GAF, but I'd just like to take a moment of your time and remember how great the junior wave of spring 2011 was. Hot damn we were the tits. Now you can go back to your H3GAF reminiscing.
To be more clear, I wasn't criticizing you guys for making post after post. I was just saying that I don't have it in me to keep it up. Those people that do are simply more invested in the franchise than I am anymore and that's unfortunate. I used to be one of the biggest superfans around, but alas, no more.

Honestly, it feels like we are trying to find a scapegoat for what is happening. This monkey shit fight is pointless. Take a step back and look at this community as a whole because there are bigger issues than the OP and people's feelings about other people.

I feel like this whole thing has turned into a bunch of finger pointing with occasional intelligent discussion about the game, which is largely ignored. It is unfortunate. It is just a bunch of white noise at this point, the good stuff is buried and the bad stuff festers.

It is like congress up in here.
"Why not?"
---mastrbiggy
 
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Eh, I thought we were warned before about being too much like this. Community threads are for everyone, not just the regulars.
I'm pretty sure the sports threads (or one of them, at least) were temporarily locked for that behavior. As mostly an outsider of the community I generally don't mind the inside jokes in an OP, but there isn't even much about the community itself in this one.

Not that I don't respect kylej's opinions, under the sarcasm he often has some of the most well thought out ideas on the gameplay, I just don't think it's appropriate for the community thread OP.

I'm just trying to get some things off my chest in a not "is bullshit" post. I've got a large post brewing about sandbox design and how it's been modified over the years in both PvE and PvP environments. Right now the CE and Halo 2 section are about a page in total, mostly because they were quite simplistic. Halo 3 is a bit longer, and I'm just starting on the Reach portion. Once I get that out of the way, I'll probably just go back to asking peeps to do Annual or hop on for a game or something.

Also, yeah the community has changed. I was not around for H3GAF, but I'd just like to take a moment of your time and remember how great the junior wave of spring 2011 was. Hot damn we were the tits. Now you can go back to your H3GAF reminiscing.

Looking forward to it, I really enjoyed your last post on 343.
 
Nov 5, 2009
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Honestly, it feels like we are trying to find a scapegoat for what is happening. This monkey shit fight is pointless. Take a step back and look at this community as a whole because there are bigger issues than the OP and people's feelings about other people.

I feel like this whole thing has turned into a bunch of finger pointing with occasional intelligent discussion about the game, which is largely ignored. It is unfortunate. It is just a bunch of white noise at this point, the good stuff is buried and the bad stuff festers.

It is like congress up in here.
Shit son. Now we're attacking PoliGaf!

Scapegoats are plenty
 
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W o w. Kyle cares about Halo a lot, which explains his often crass attitude...not to mention the tons of good posts that back his opinion up often.

And doesn't care about himself? LOLOLOLOL dude is successful and just bought a new car and house, but yeah, he totally doesn't care.
Somewhere in the buying of a car and house he forgot that part of becoming an adult is acting like one.
 
Honestly, it feels like we are trying to find a scapegoat for what is happening. This monkey shit fight is pointless. Take a step back and look at this community as a whole because there are bigger issues than the OP and people's feelings about other people.

I feel like this whole thing has turned into a bunch of finger pointing with occasional intelligent discussion about the game, which is largely ignored. It is unfortunate. It is just a bunch of white noise at this point, the good stuff is buried and the bad stuff festers.

It is like congress up in here.
Hey now why did you have to go and insult us like that? Really congress? We're not 1/100th as disfunctional as them. We at least accomplish something once in awhile.
 
May 23, 2012
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I remember when this was rumored to be on the Reach OST http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaXjs-ECWWo

Glad that didn't happen.



Also, I captured our game of Team Regecide on Adrift. Favorite game of Halo 4 so far. DAT DROP RECON, DAT TEAM COMMUNICATION, DAT 3 DEATHS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQhI4Nc64jM
That game was fun to play, not to watch (sorry). Like most games on Adrift in my experience.

Also, did you upload that campaign footage yet? I'll have some free time soon for that.

Do you honestly think Kyle gives 2 shits what the Internet thinks of him? Seriously?
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How meta is this thread? So meta.

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URGENT: I have just received word from the secret Team Downer vent server that PopGAF has offered to let us stay in their thread where jokes, scathing sarcasm, and not fighting tooth and nail to be labeled an adult are accepted until we can find a thread of our own
 
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