• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

Halo |OT2| Hyper-Athletic Speed And Mass And Weight and Power

Fracas

#fuckonami
Aug 31, 2011
17,642
2
835
The south
Wait... Is it confirmed that we're not getting info till E3?


Agreed. :-D
Not confirmed there's no info til E3, I'm just speculating really. If there hasn't been much info shown at this point, why not just wait til E3? Although I could imagine small tidbits will be mentioned from time to time.

And man, I still can't believe how long we obsessed over the grainy H4 footage from that "Working at 343" vidoc. Was it ever made clear whether it was actually Halo 4?
 

Fracas

#fuckonami
Aug 31, 2011
17,642
2
835
The south
Still looks vaguely like Reach on Countdown to me.
That's kind of what I was thinking, but I still don't understand that black "visor outline" or whatever that was. Although now that I think about it, it wasn't in the short clips from the formal reveal.
 
K

kittens

Unconfirmed Member
That's kind of what I was thinking, but I still don't understand that black "visor outline" or whatever that was. Although now that I think about it, it wasn't in the short clips from the formal reveal.
It was, but it was made transparent. Check it out: http://youtu.be/f6UL63Zo-uo?t=1m52s. My guess is that they're making it transparent in multiplayer, and opaque in campaign. Or maybe customizable/optional across the board.
 
Aug 7, 2010
2,443
0
645
TU was made pointless the minute they removed bleed through.
My friend today watching me play Rumble Pit, "This looks terrible, Steve."
Though there was no real fix for grenades, 85% bloom greatly reduced the pervasive aim/spam frustration, and the tweaks to armor lock, sword, and camo reduced some of the occasional annoyances, it was bleed through that made the gunplay feel good again. Now every time I get 3 shots into a guy and he just goes for the punch I say "fuck it" and we do the double melee dance for simultaneous deaths.

Then I turn off the xbox and wait for Halo 4.
 

zap

Member
Dec 12, 2011
1,592
0
475
You missed the keyword "while crouching" every time I've said that. Because it is.

Such a frustrating mechanic... Encourages kids to crouch shoot showing half their head from the other side of the map.

Edit: we haven't seen any non 85% TU bloom gametypes have we? I would love to see 343 release a handful of different bloom gametypes to toy with. 300% would be interesting
terrifying
 

FyreWulff

Member
Jan 21, 2010
39,740
0
0
The Internet
fyrewulff.com
Such a frustrating mechanic... Encourages kids to crouch shoot showing half their head from the other side of the map.

Edit: we haven't seen any non 85% TU bloom gametypes have we? I would love to see 343 release a handful of different bloom gametypes to toy with. 300% would be interesting
terrifying
We haven't, and I wish they would have. Bloom variants all across the spectrum, from 0%, 50%, 60%, 100%, 150%, etc. I'd also like to see one with a slow firing Magnum that does 3000% damage so we could make Man With the Golden Gun..
 
Aug 7, 2010
2,443
0
645
Thanks for linking that Cyren. Sundance seems genuinely worried about Halo. This is the second time I've seen him interviewed in which he seems to want to bitch heavily about Reach but censors himself.

Hopefully Halo 4 will be amazing for everyone, casuals and competitives alike. It sounds like 343 is somewhat more invested in the pro community than Bungie was (at least during the post Halo 3/Reach-era).

I'd also like to see one with a slow firing Magnum that does 3000% damage so we could make Man With the Golden Gun..
Man with the Golden Gun is available in the Anniversary Classic section of the Reach playlist compendium, just make sure you have host and the game type is Slayer.
 

Overdoziz

Banned
Nov 8, 2011
14,939
0
0
After the last few matches I've concluded that drop-out/drop-in would really ruin the competitive side of BTB.
 

thezerofire

Banned
Nov 8, 2010
8,868
0
0
Crouching was a cool mechanic in Shadowrun because there was very little actual cover, as far as I remember. Not very many rails, or chest high walls, or anything like that. If you were crouching to shoot, you were doing it in the open, so you better be good at it. It was risk/reward. And besides, you could still move really quickly into and out of crouch so it didn't slow down gameplay very much
 

biosnake20

Member
Dec 21, 2009
10,940
0
920
Played reach for the first time in like 6 months. Why are there still playlists that have bloom? I played one match of doubles and wanted to kill myself. Then I played MLG and memories of MLG halo 3 came flooding in. So good.
 

xxjuicesxx

Member
Jan 20, 2008
12,261
2
0
Buffalo NY
It's funny, because it's true. If I had a quarter for every time I've played with Juice's and his camo affect ME, I'd be rich.
Yea I still am not sure if that was intended to balance camo or a glitch. They never really said did they? I think along time ago it didn't mess up your teams radar.
 

Havok

Member
Jun 29, 2007
4,869
0
860
armchairdesigner.wordpress.com
Yea I still am not sure if that was intended to balance camo or a glitch. They never really said did they? I think along time ago it didn't mess up your teams radar.
It was a bug that was supposed to be fixed after the beta, not a balancing element (those tend to not be totally annoying to your entire team like scrambling everyone's radar is). It doesn't show up consistently, but it's enough for me to want that loadout removed from matchmaking.
 

xxjuicesxx

Member
Jan 20, 2008
12,261
2
0
Buffalo NY
All buzzed and full of dong fuel and nobody to team with. :( Sad Juices is sad.


It was a bug that was supposed to be fixed after the beta, not a balancing element (those tend to not be totally annoying to your entire team like scrambling everyone's radar is). It doesn't show up consistently, but it's enough for me to want that loadout removed from matchmaking.
Obvious errors in your game should be fixed, just saying.
 
K

kittens

Unconfirmed Member
It was a bug that was supposed to be fixed after the beta, not a balancing element (those tend to not be totally annoying to your entire team like scrambling everyone's radar is). It doesn't show up consistently, but it's enough for me to want that loadout removed from matchmaking.
No fucking way. That's a bug? It happens so often I thought it was intentional. Damn, that's terrible.
 

Ramirez

Member
Jun 7, 2004
34,255
0
1,310
I got on today to record my Killtrocity I got in TO the other night, forgot I had played another game since that night, feels bad man.
 

Havok

Member
Jun 29, 2007
4,869
0
860
armchairdesigner.wordpress.com
Obvious errors in your game should be fixed, just saying.
Agreed. The list of things in that category now is getting pretty long, though.

No fucking way. That's a bug? It happens so often I thought it was intentional. Damn, that's terrible.
Yeah, I think they mentioned it being fixed on the post-Beta May podcast. It's pretty ridiculous that it's still in matchmaking. The Pit upper spawns all over again.
 

Franklinator

Member
Jun 14, 2011
5,745
1
0
Kentucky
Duncan, I got a new song idea for you.

Imagine, by John Lennon. But its imagining a better Reach
I got this

Imagine there's no campin
It's easy if you try
No jetpacks above us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no loadouts
it isn't hard to to
Nothing to choose or balance
And no AR starts too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
When vanilla Reach is gone

Imagine consolidation
I wonder if you can
No need for infection or grifball
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You, you may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
When vanilla Reach is gone
 

Recarpo

Member
Jul 12, 2010
876
0
540
Got on for the first time in a month or two tonight and had a lot of fun with a lot less frustration than I remember. Why was squad slayer taken out, though? It looks like it was replaced with super slayer but that had a lower population than what I remember squad having.
 

FyreWulff

Member
Jan 21, 2010
39,740
0
0
The Internet
fyrewulff.com
Got on for the first time in a month or two tonight and had a lot of fun with a lot less frustration than I remember. Why was squad slayer taken out, though? It looks like it was replaced with super slayer but that had a lower population than what I remember squad having.
Playlist cap and 343 still clinging on to "Vanilla Reach will remain available" with only two lists left..
 
K

kittens

Unconfirmed Member
Playlist cap and 343 still clinging on to "Vanilla Reach will remain available" with only two lists left..
Wow, Fyrewulff, rewriting history again? Conveniently ignoring Griffball and Action Sack? What's your hidden agenda this time?

:p