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Omg the play lists are all fucked up. They've dropped a load of game modes, including Anniversary BTB
It'd be nice if they went whole-hog and made DLC mandatory. At least then I could play the better maps and avoid The Cage.
matrim83 5,625 posts
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It would be nice if all the DLC went free. And I say that as someone who has paid for all Noble, Defiant and bought Halo CEA.
I seriously doubt anyone is gonna buy Reach DLC now with Halo 4 out in a few months and there being no DLC playlists as it is. Why not make it free? It would bring old players back and I wouldnt have to play Forge variants and Boneyard in BTB.
Edited by muttler at 08:53:24 18-08-2012
What halo needs is server lists like bf3. I haven't played reach for ages as got sick of same crap maps again and again. People always voted for the same things all day zzz. Worst set of maps too. Halo 1, 2 and 3 far better maps.
I miss those days when the map packs went free after a certain amount of time.
I guess with season passes being en vogue then at least more people may have the DLC in the future.
In regards to server lists, Halo needs to have dedicated servers first. For Microsoft's flagship to still be PvP is pretty disgusting in my opinion.
evild_edd 3,626 posts
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As someone who doesn't have the Reach map packs, I'd love if they went free......just got back in to Reach after a long time away and already tiring of the older ones...
On the plus side, I did get a rather special kill last night. On Sword Base, crackign shot with the grenade launcher. One enemy who'll think about t-bagging a corpse next time! ;0)
If you go on to the Waypoint site you can check it out
by evild edd on 03/09/12
amazing shot grenade launcher sword base revenge and avenge
Edited by evild_edd at 10:13:21 04-09-2012
Got to agree with you regarding the maps. So samey at times.
Love the ones like powerhouse but the ones from the Cage (I think) zzzzzZ
DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 28,331 posts
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I have to share this, because it amused me and it's a quiet Sunday. In the "Why Did I Get Banned" forum, this genius at post 4701 stated his case.
TempestXInferno wrote:So this guy has been going into lots of games with an AFK guest, just because he doesn't like using all of his TV screen. Every game he plays, he's purposefully putting his team at a disadvantage by having a stationary, useless suit of armour standing around.
I was recently banned from earning credits on Halo: Reach matchmaking. I play on a big TV, and my brother and I play most of the time.
Often, i'll play alone, but the TV screen is far too big for me to play an effective game. I like to sign on a Guest player so that i'll have access to a smaller screen, and play an optimal game. I'm not sure how many times I did this, but after my last game I was told that my console was banned from earning credits.
My intent was not to boost my rank and/or credits, but to play a game where I can get the kills I want instead of struggling over finding a position to sit/stand with the huge screen.
Sure, maybe he really isn't as good using a larger screen, but will he really be worse than being a man short? He does it just so he can score kills himself. I wonder why he got credit banned?
Edited by DFawkes at 19:40:24 09-09-2012
Great story, haha.
Sorry I didn't join in - was playing splitscreen with a chum, but then a pad broke so we just took it in turns, thought it'd be easier without dealing with you lot on top!
Y'know, since I got back into this (9 days now) I don't think I've actually played on any new map. Not one. I've played the Anniversary maps, yes - by playing in the dedicated list. But I've not actually set foot on Anchor 9, Tempest, Breakpoint, Condemned or Highlands once, because it's always a Forge-made map for BTB, Boardwalk, Reflection, Zealot, Countdown or Forge maps in Infection, and just the Anniversary maps in their list.
So, I wandered into some odder TU lists, and what did I get? Spire.
Yeah, that is a real problem at the moment. No Anniversary Big Team either. They should either 1. Put dedicated playlists back in for the DLC so the people that bought said maps don't feel mightily ripped off or 2. Make the fuckers free so at least we can get the maps in normal rotation.
Yup, they have totally fucked it up.
To get guaranteed DLC you have to play Anniversary Classic. Seriously?!
Idiotic - there's always one person who doesn't have any DLC, so you're stuck on the originals. Sometimes no bad thing (i.e in smaller game types), but on BTB is boring as hell - Headlong is weeping in solitude.
oceanmotion 16,760 posts
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Yeah, I pretty much stopped playing when the DLC lists disappeared. Played some Anniversary which was fun but I want to play the other DLC maps too.
Are user numbers ridiculously low or something that they have to go custom?
Hate it when communities get fucked over. Makes me hate DLC even more. It's like a rental.
Edited by oceanmotion at 13:01:12 11-09-2012
Edited by oceanmotion at 13:02:25 11-09-2012
Anniversary BTB was fairly popular, IIRC.
The main issue is people not having DLC and there being no incentive to get it now/ever - fine if you don't want it, but why punish those who do get it?
I want to play Tempest, not fucking HaemorrrhahahfdfgsfdagbsfdgsafdgDIE
Pumpatron 455 posts
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Yep, the map rotation is poop at the minute.
There are some great big maps that I never get to play on - I love Breakneck and Highlands. But they never show up. All I seem to get in BTB is Spire, Hemorrhage or another fucking forge map.
So what can we do about it?
I've decided I'm actually not going to bother with the LE of Halo 4 for the cheaper map packs if this is the shit they're going to pull. Halo 4 may be brilliant but it really doesn't excuse all the bullshit they've put Reach through.
Leave the DLC playlists as they are, otherwise give me my fucking money back.
Dave_McCoy 3,058 posts
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Picked up Halo Anniversary today, mainly for the campaign but was hoping to get back in to the MP side. The above posts don't fill me with confidence though. Was looking forward to trying the new maps but I'm not that keen on straight up slayer.
Crikey, today's dailies are a bit of a step up from normal! That 10 dailies in the week might not be as easy as I thought...
I reckon I might be able to hit General before Halo 4, but beyond that I doubt I'll get far. Field Marshall max. Boy is it a steep incline from there!
15 days at the max credit limit to get to Hero. Ouch. That's 3 weeks of credit farming...
Edited by sanctusmortis at 18:29:51 23-09-2012
I will never make it past Noble.
jambii267 1,413 posts
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I will never make it past Nova.
I'm about half way to legend. I think that's a good enough way to leave things for Halo 4.
Unless it turns out poo of course.
If Halo 4 turns out wank I think I'll go back to 3. I've been anticipating a more 2/3-style game and that is now what I want.
I fired this up and played the first couple of levels in bed last night. Though I've played through the campaign a few times, I hadn't touched it in a couple of years. I forgot how fucking great this game is.
I also managed to get an achievement I could never manage before - Two Corpses in One Grave. Every time I tried to get it one of the bloody wraiths always moved out of the way.
I thought everything felt a bit easy, and when I quit out I realised the game had defaulted to Normal. I'll have to bump that back up to Heroic when I get back to it. I wonder if that's how I managed the achievement - maybe the game bunches the wraiths together to make it easier?
Nades 2,342 posts
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It was good but the shooting mechanics were pretty poor. I hated bloom! Definitely better then H4 though.
altitude2k 5,238 posts
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It still bothers me how there's little verbal reaction to the fact that the Covenant have invaded.
Yes, I remembered our conversation about that when I reached that part I just tried looking for it on the CVG forums, but it seems they've rejigged it all.
H1ggyLTD 3,797 posts
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What was that craic?
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