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Omni

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This is the Tour de France all over again.


Everyone in the top 20 has probably boosted.

Its the worst idea for a tournament I have ever seen. I wish there was more to it than just 'play a lot'.
Yeaaaaaap. I didn't even bother trying out for this thing. There are people who can just sit back and play all day (and/or boost with others). I'd even prefer if it were a random draw (ie, play x amount of games and you've got a chance to win)
 

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Has anybody who shot a grenade out of the air to kill a thrower ever actually AIMED for the grenade?

Is this a feature that needs to exist? Cause to me it just creates annoying random moments in gunfights.
Now I would never say I'm that much of a badass to purposely shoot a nade out of the air but I did have a very awesome moment in regicide the other day.

While I was king and being hunted all over Haven I was pistoling another player who threw a sticky right in front of my shot. Amazingly I've played enough Halo to know this can happen and not freak. After I saw his sticky blow up mid air I managed to finish the kid off with my remaining pistol shots.

So certainly it can be random and to have it happen to you can be frustrating, but I would say it's just another little detail that really can add some exciting moments to the game.
 
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Asking why a user was banned is frowned upon. Ten different people asking why a user was banned, speculating on why a user was banned, ignoring the people above them asking the question (and having the question answered already), and generally filling two or more pages with meta-commentary is not only irritating, it's also unwise. I don't want to see two pages like this in the future:

Wait, what? Why were they banned?
Cryen, Heckfu and Tunavi were banned. Wonder what they did.
That's a damn good question.
Nooooooooooo. Why were they banned? RIP Halo.
Calling someone an idiot deserves a ban...? It's also obvious that Tunavi's post was meant as a joke that I don't think anyone took seriously.
Really weak bans, though I remember reading in some Off Topic thread that the staff were going to start being more strict.
That was my guess. That kind of behavior is really unnecessary.
Reading those posts I can't say I don't agree with the temp-ban. Simple name calling doesn't have a place for discussion here.

Especially when that name calling is such a constructive post like "ur an idiot lol"
Tunavi was obviously joking. Whatevs.
Regardless, what seems obvious to you and I is subjective. This is a message board, there's no way to determine something like that.
heckfu obv bant for this.

Ps. Fuck whoever reported them. So sensy.
What happened to Cyren? Why did he get banned?
I think generally shitty and uncivil contributions to discussions have always been a slippery slope, they're just trying to reinforce that since it's gotten a bit worse recently.

They're probably 2 week bans at max.
Nice grammar though.
I think for his deepthroating post.
OZZY SHOW US THE FUCKING PMS
Holy shit, they all got banned :(
Yeah, that could be it too... or, you know, that post could have been me making a sarcastic, assholish, joke post.
Thats a quote from Heckfu, not Cyren. As far I can see Cyren said nothing too extreme so im suprised he got banned.
goddamn what happened in here... heckfu and cyren and Tunavi all bant...:?

nm lol
It was the deep throating
Hey guys what's going on in this



I wish NeoGAF were like Yu-Gi-Oh! and you could sacrifice users to summon stronger members.
I skipped a few and stopped keeping track after a page and a half. I can only assume it went on for longer. Somebody else already linked the meta-commentary thread so I don't think I need to. Three of you have now died for the sins of HaloGAF, and on the third day they will rise again.
 

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I know a lot of you guys were talking about how during this long after Halo 3's launch you were still playing customs. Shadowrun is cheap and I've been having a blast, played some matched with Tawpgun and Cyren yesterday, so I decided to make a video talking about my in game decisions and what goes into a round, at least playing solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74yS8jHHWaI

If you guys like the video or the game, I'd be happy to play some customs with anyone.

Maybe this could hold you guys over until Halo 4 playlists or patches com around.
 

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Not sure if this has been posted already (it's from November 12) but I just found a blog post by Kory Hubbell with a bunch of concepts he did for Halo 4. Cool character design stuffs, and a few storyboards too. Highlight:



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Not sure if this has been posted already (it's from November 12) but I just found a blog post by Kory Hubbell with a bunch of concepts he did for Halo 4. Cool character design stuffs, and a few storyboards too. Highlight:



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Some cool stuff there. But


that still makes me cringe. Egh
 

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Honestly thought meta discussion in community threads was fine.

While I don't really know how I feel about that rule, I'll abide by it, and I appreciate the clarification.
 

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Not sure if this has been posted already (it's from November 12) but I just found a blog post by Kory Hubbell with a bunch of concepts he did for Halo 4. Cool character design stuffs, and a few storyboards too. Highlight:



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You know I don't care if it's 343 or Bungie it never fails to amaze me how damn great the concept art and other stuff for these games are. It's the one thing that never ever fails to amaze me every damn time.
 

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Meta means (in this context at least) "of its own kind". Meta commentary is comments about comments. It's basically when you're discussing the thread you're in, rather than the topic of that thread. Obviously a little bit happens naturally, but when the signal to noise ratio becomes unbearable, people are going to get banned.

From what I understand, it's discussion about specific posters or their posting quality, and comments like "why is this important" and "this thread sucks".
Cool, thanks!
 
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What's meta commentary?
Seriously, I don't know what that means.
Meta means (in this context at least) "of its own kind". Meta commentary is comments about comments. It's basically when you're discussing the thread you're in, rather than the topic of that thread. Obviously a little bit happens naturally, but when the signal to noise ratio becomes unbearable, people are going to get banned.
 

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now that is an eva helmet. i miss that so much. the reach and 4 version fucking suck compared to that lovely hat
 

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now that is an eva helmet. i miss that so much. the reach and 4 version fucking suck compared to that lovely hat
Yea. I have to say Halo 3 really topped out design wise on the armors. Reach had some good ones but even they seemed to be lacking a bit of the charm of those in Halo 3. Ironically that was when they started becoming a bit more complicated design wise.
 

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don't get me wrong, i think there are more halo 4 helmets i like then ever before, and even reach i'd say had better ones then 3, but the changes to EVA make me weep. give me locus though and all will be forgiven.
 

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I miss the Marathon helmet. There's no reason 4 couldn't have included all helmets form the past.
I reckon they didn't include the Security helmet due Marathon being a Bungie IP though.

And really? We can't even have the Mark IV helmet? The original Master Chief helmet?
Um, what? And certainly you mean Mark VI, like the one in your Reach pic.
 

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I miss the Marathon helmet. There's no reason 4 couldn't have included all helmets form the past.

And really? We can't even have the Mark IV helmet? The original Master Chief helmet?
Wouldn't be surprised if there was some legal stuff surrounding the Security helmet's design since it's just the Marathon Security Officer's helmet and once Bungie took off they didn't use it anymore. See also: Marathon logo in CEA, possibly some emblems going from 3 to Reach to 4.

Also, that's a picture of Mark VI, which is totally in the game. It's the best looking helmet the game has. Wish H4 had Mark V, I'd use it in a heartbeat. Can't stand the abundance of helmets in H4 that just look like crummy faces trying to be badass. War Master looks like a Spawn wannabe. Defender looks like a crying clown. Half the H4 armors have visors that are basically just eyeballs.

On the topic of armor, I wish there was a way to toggle the undersuit to be fully black. There's a real contrast problem with the H4 armor sets, and everything just kind of blends together, especially on the cards and in the armory. Maybe it wouldn't work because of the armor pieces being more separated than before, I dunno. I'm no artist.
 

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I miss the Marathon helmet. There's no reason 4 couldn't have included all helmets form the past.



And really? We can't even have the Mark IV helmet? The original Master Chief helmet?
Too much bandwidth.

For real though, there is a ton of armour in this game, I could see disc space being a viable excuse, well, if someone can explain to me why the install from the Multiplayer disc is only 2.0GB, combine that with Spartan Ops Season 1.0 and you have 3.5GB.

That's like, half a disc of space left for more stuff :/
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if there was some legal stuff surrounding the Marathon helmet's design since it's just the Security Officer's helmet and once Bungie took off they didn't use it anymore.

Also, that's a picture of Mark VI, which is totally in the game. It's the best looking helmet the game has.
Oh yea. It was legal issues without a doubt. Microsoft no longer owns Bungie and in giving Bungie freedom, they let Bungie keep the rights to Marathon. Hence anything related to that went with Bungie.

Best Armor in Halo 4 without a doubt. I like the Recruit armor and I wanna say Warrior armors also. The rest though are meh at best.
 

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I don't understand how a game can ship with a netcode this bad. The last match I played had two host changes and was still rubberbanding like crazy.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if there was some legal stuff surrounding the Security helmet's design since it's just the Marathon Security Officer's helmet and once Bungie took off they didn't use it anymore. See also: Marathon logo in CEA, possibly some emblems going from 3 to Reach to 4.

Also, that's a picture of Mark VI, which is totally in the game. It's the best looking helmet the game has. Wish H4 had Mark V, I'd use it in a heartbeat. Can't stand the abundance of helmets in H4 that just look like crummy faces trying to be badass. War Master looks like a Spawn wannabe. Defender looks like a crying clown. Half the H4 armors have visors that are basically just eyeballs.

On the topic of armor, I wish there was a way to toggle the undersuit to be fully black. There's a real contrast problem with the H4 armor sets, and everything just kind of blends together, especially on the cards and in the armory. Maybe it wouldn't work because of the armor pieces being more separated than before, I dunno. I'm no artist.
Sometimes I wonder if nameplates not being on Waypoint is an IP issue. They'd have to have the Marathon graphic for the nameplate on 343's site. You can't also find any reference to Halo 3's Marathon Man achievement on Waypoint.

Also slight tangent: is it me, or have they really buried the whole Waypoint Halo GS rank thing on their site?

Too much bandwidth.

For real though, there is a ton of armour in this game, I could see disc space being a viable excuse, well, if someone can explain to me why the install from the Multiplayer disc is only 2.0GB, combine that with Spartan Ops Season 1.0 and you have 3.5GB.

That's like, half a disc of space left for more stuff :/
A single Content Item generally cannot exceed 2GB on the 360. If you remember, I based my theory on Halo 4's content around that fact.
 

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Woo! Finally just unlocked the sunspot visor (I think that's what it's called. The one you get for the assistant commendation)
 
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