Halo |OT3| Remember Reach?

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News & Updates
05/01 | HBO's Louis Wu has posted his hands-on impressions of Halo 4 from an event last week. Read here, and be encouraged.

04/17 | Tonight's Conan show featured an extended segment on Halo 4, featuring Frankie and Kiki Wolfkill.

04/17 | New 343 Sparkcast! Direct download here. For a quick bullet point summary, head here. A round up of the clarifications posted to GAF is here (thanks TheOddOne).

04/17 | The Halo 4 release date has been announced - November 6th. Red vs Blue has a Halo 4 skit on the date announcement, here.

04/13 | MTV has some behind the scenes clips with Niel Davidge.

04/12 | Another 20,000 posts, another OT. Post moar!

04/11 | More videos from Game Informer's ongoing coverage: their "Halo coverage trailer", and an interview with Audio Director Sotaro Tojima.

04/11 | Halo 4's composer, Neil Davidge, has been announced. Click here for a video about the soundtrack, and here for an extended sample. Better yet, direct download here. (Thanks, David!)

04/07 | Halo 4 information is flowing fast now, with the Game Informer reveal. Head to this thread for a summary of the contents, and to the GI hub for what they've released so far.

03/13 | Has thou Halo Honor?

03/05 | Plywood put together some great GIFs from the video, and Devolution has her write up from her visit to see Halo 4 in person.

03/05 | Halo 4 has finally been revealed. Hit this link for the youtube behind the scenes video, which has the first-in game footage, and here for Forward Unto Dawn's reveal roundup of media links.

03/03 | Come work at 343 Industries, bros.



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Halo Data Drops

343 has been dribbling a series of cryptic 'data drops' each Friday, graduall building out some backstory. Is it leading up to Glasslands? Primordium? CEA? Halo 4? The answer is probably, yes.

Data Drop 1 | Data Drop 2 | Data Drop 3 | Data Drop 4 | Data Drop 5 | Data Drop 6







Halo Community Sites | The Halo community is vast. Here are a few highlights.

HaloGAF! Yes, we're our own webzone now. Thread archives, .gifs, and more. Duncan goes above and beyond.

HBO
The oldest and biggest Halo fan site on the web, run by one of the nicest (and oldest) people on the internet. If there's news about Halo, HBO will cover it.

Bungie.net forums
A vast community of upstanding and thoughtful commentators.

Tied The Leader
A community, clan and site dedicated to fair play and thoughtful commentary on Halo.

rampancy.net
Another long time Halo fan site, dedicated to unusually in-depth commentary and analysis of the series, as well as news and community creations.

Forward Unto Dawn
In the spirit of Ascendant Justice, FUD is devoted to analysis and commentary on various aspects of the Halo games and universe.

Major League Gaming
An organized league of professional gamers, in which Halo plays a starring role. Forums, league schedules, rules and live streams are available from their site.

Forge Hub
A large community devoted to creating custom maps in Forge. Tutorials, guides and an active forum to provide feedback and testing, as well as an excellent resource for well crafted maps.​

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A couple replies from that old OT.

I think there was a 5 plots variant, called "Landgrab". I think it just depends on the map, cuz I thought 3 plots worked pretty fine on Terminal. Headlong/Containment had Land Grab, I remember.
Gah, this was the shit in Halo 3 BTB. 3 plots is fine as it was a bit like Battlefield Conquest. Need Conquest Territories!
Yeah I think territories should always be the Conquest style one, much better than the round based, can't reclaim a captured territory one. There should be 3 Plots, and 5 Plots for some of the large BTB maps.

I know it may be bit premature to speculate about e3, but I really hope we'll be hearing about Halo Wars 2. It's hard to believe they haven't talked about sequel, I thought the first sold pretty well. I got into the game pretty late, but man that game is fun.
The studio that made the game was closed right after they finished Halo Wars. I don't think we'll get a sequel.
 
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A couple replies from that old OT.




Yeah I think territories should always be the Conquest style one, much better than the round based, can't reclaim a captured territory one. There should be 3 Plots, and 5 Plots for some of the large BTB maps.



The studio that made the game was closed right after they finished Halo Wars. I don't think we'll get a sequel.
1. I've played very little 3 Plots and no 5 Plots, but what I have played I have enjoyed quite a bit. I don't understand why Plots isn't in Multi Team but Crazy King is. 3 Plots makes way more sense in that list.

2. I always thought Halo Wars 2 would play more like a DotA game rather than a true RTS. Does that make any sense?