Halo |OT| She's Gone, Sir

Detective

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Oct 27, 2017
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should have been named sybian

not sure what that vibrating vibrator seat actually looks like, but i could see it looking similar to this horseshit of a helmet
I can actually say it’s the worst I’ve ever seen in games. H5 in particular had very ugly armors.

On top of that, they gave you more version of the same monstrosity.

As if it’s wasn't enough that they were hideous, here are more of it lol.
 

Detective

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Oct 27, 2017
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The sad part is every time you think of H5 armor that's one of the first ones that come to mind. It's so bad it overshadows everything.
Nah, Imo The armors were pretty much ugly. Except for copies from the original games. Even Noble 6 got the ugly treatment.

And Achilles armor looks Like it came from a robo anime crossover.
 

Forerunner

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'm still annoyed by their Helioskrill decision. Here is an exclusive armor (that looks good imo) that you get by completing all of MCC on Legendary. Then they turn around and release a different "variant" (I put variant in quotes because all they did was change some patterns on it) a few months after launch that anyone can get. Talk about a slap in the face.
 

Kibbles

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Oct 25, 2017
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So I'm seeing a ton of YouTubers uploading videos. No way those 100 invites were randomly sent lol. Test flight..., Right.
 

Trup1aya

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm still annoyed by their Helioskrill decision. Here is an exclusive armor (that looks good imo) that you get by completing all of MCC on Legendary. Then they turn around and release a different "variant" (I put variant in quotes because all they did was change some patterns on it) a few months after launch that anyone can get. Talk about a slap in the face.
I anticipate a very different approach to cosmetic item distribution going forward.

The "quite ethical and quite fun, surprise mechanics" will give way to the joy of earning coveted items through accomplishment. And the practice of slapping a few strokes of paint on common items will give way to delivering stand out content
 

SillyMikey

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Don't really think anything is wrong with that.
Me either. Like it or not, game streamers are now just as important as the regular marketing is for a game. If you’re not associating yourself with big streamers, then you’re not putting all the chances on your side.

Lucky for halo, there’s a few big streamers out there that are anxious to play halo on PC namely shroud, ninja and Dr. disrespect to name a few.

This is a good thing.
 

Dan8589

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May 30, 2019
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Is there any problems with MCC lately? Everytime I load it up and attempt social or competitive I get a never ending message about contacting server to get data. I've reinstalled etc but nothing works, so frustrating.
 

Moose

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Oct 25, 2017
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I’m not bothered about missing out on this flight since it was just Tip of the Spear. Not even a good level.
 

Calvarok

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Oct 26, 2017
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I’m not bothered about missing out on this flight since it was just Tip of the Spear. Not even a good level.
based off what they were talking about in one of their preview streams for the level, they chose it because its a broad cross-section of halo gameplay, rather than being devoted to any one specific thing. its also pretty much all action, none of the heavy scripting like the beginning of the first level.

in that context its a great level for testing, but the fact that levels like it are so rare in the reach campaign is part of why i ended up kind of cool on it in general. (besides the ending, which is dope)
 

Moose

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Oct 25, 2017
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Also I was looking for my favorite Halo 5 original helmet and I think they’re all bad. All the helmets I like are from other games.
 

40KAl

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Apr 4, 2019
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I wonder what hardware they were/are looking for? I didn't get in with a i7-7700k, GTX 1080 and 16GB DDR4 :<.
Hard to say, but it might not be surprising if they're looking to spread the QA across older hardware that sees less driver focus (anything that they may not have in the studio, in broader terms).
 

jem

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pretty sure this flight is largely for testing the flight setup itself rather than the game.

IIRC a lot of the reasons for the delays were making sure they could correctly distribute the flight builds and get information.
 

Calvarok

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Oct 26, 2017
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this has nothing to do with what anyone is talking about right now, but looking at the header for this thread gave me a bizzare craving for a QUOP style flash game about mister chief walking over endless default green hills backgrounds and trying to keep his balance
 

Akai

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Oct 25, 2017
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I want the Halo 3 variants of Rogue and Scout to be back. Really don't like any of their new iterations.

As far as original Halo 5 helmets go... I only really like Raijin.

Are they testing co-op too or just the singleplayer?
I imagine they will want to test many scenarios.

As for now, the next flight is being refered to as FireFlight, so this could actually support co-op. Not sure, though.
 

darthbob

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Nov 20, 2017
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I want the Halo 3 variants of Rogue and Scout to be back. Really don't like any of their new iterations.

As far as original Halo 5 helmets go... I only really like Raijin.



I imagine they will want to test many scenarios.

As for now, the next flight is being refered to as FireFlight, so this could actually support co-op. Not sure, though.
Sure hope they test Firefight, the synchronous network model needs to go, Reach on 360 online PvE was a lagfest.
 

Akai

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Holy shit the next test still isn't actual matchmaking multiplayer? The fuck happened to the whole "sooner than you think" release? At this rate I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't release till like October or some shit.
 

nillapuddin

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Oct 25, 2017
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Alright everyone I think I see the poll trending off and frankly Im not sure it will pick up steam again, so Ill do a breakdown

560 Views
350 Completions

Not quite the turnout I hoped for, but its a long survey and clearly alot of people didnt feel like clicking/tapping through all of it. Getting 2000 people to do the Map Bracket spoiled me I think, but that was casting a large net, either way, good job yall! Thanks!


Top 50

 

nillapuddin

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Bottom 50




Notable results (imo)

* I think some people must have filled it out incorrectly, because 66% for the top result seems skewed low, but theres no way to confirm
* Mk V ALPHA getting half the votes of all other MK helmets, PROOF IT SUCKS!!
* Noble Team helmets really resonated with folks
* Athlon way undervauled (only 22%)
* Cant believe Wrath is #1, horrible imo. Not sure if that was from Reddit or Waypoint but that was a distinct trend in the survey after we all did it

Known Issues

* "Challenger - 74 votes" and "Protector - 40 votes" are the same helmet, oops. The former is HCS themed.
* I dont think theres a difference from Mk VI Gen 1 & Mk VI, Maybe there is?
* Olive is not present.
 
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Calvarok

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Oct 26, 2017
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the flavor text for the wrath helmet is hilarious. ONI techs painstakingly recreating one dude's edgelord scribblings
 

Calvarok

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honestly dude, thats one of my flat out biggest problems with Halo 5.

That right there, that gameplay clip is infuriating. Because I feel the same way so often, like I just cannot hit an enemy
wait how is that a problem exclusive to h5? no armor abilities were being used there outside of one thrust before the fight really started. it was all default move speed juking.
 

nillapuddin

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Oct 25, 2017
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huh. so the base movement speed in halo 5 IS faster than 3, for example?
just the whole game is faster, but that situation in particular happens to me alot. My entire Halo career 2-4 I have been a 1.25 KD player, and in 5 Ive never been that good, the gameplay style doesnt mesh with my strengths. Its superlative, just not for me.
I am particularly susceptible to really quality strafers with high movement speed and it makes me so mad lol
 

Calvarok

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Oct 26, 2017
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just the whole game is faster, but that situation in particular happens to me alot. My entire Halo career 2-4 I have been a 1.25 KD player, and in 5 Ive never been that good, the gameplay style doesnt mesh with my strengths. Its superlative, just not for me.
I am particularly susceptible to really quality strafers with high movement speed and it makes me so mad lol
i was under the impression the speed of base movement and strafing was comparable to halo 2 or 3 in 5, maybe a bit slower actually. that's the only reason i bring it up.

tho i have heard conflicting reports, and it seems like some people account for the increased map sizes in their calculations which makes them kinda inaccurate