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  • sanctusmortis 9 Dec 2012 11:27:17 9,631 posts
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    I'm intrigued with where they go next, now that Master Chief is a Reclaimer Human. I mean, after that, surely the next step is finding the Mantle and restoring all of humanity to its original state? And then going to hunt the Old Enemy? And surely, somewhere along the way, there has to be at least one trans-sentient being?
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    The mantle is a belief not an object.
  • altitude2k 9 Dec 2012 12:10:47 4,411 posts
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    Well, the Mantle is the ultimate responsibility to protect all life in the galaxy. It's not really a thing that can be found, it's a responsibility that has to be undertaken.

    Just got a Hail Mary medal in taking down a Banshee in BTB. Cannot wipe the stupid grin from my face! Wish I could share with a link, but that functionality still isn't available is it?
  • sanctusmortis 9 Dec 2012 17:13:35 9,631 posts
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    Huh. In the books, they make out as if there's an actual item...

    Still, I think going forwards it's all about the Librarian and restoration. Well, and Jul. I assume, as it's set post-campaign, Spartan Ops will be the pointer as to what's coming next.
  • oceanmotion 9 Dec 2012 17:24:49 15,976 posts
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    Finally watched the Spartan Ops cinematics. Bit too close to Gears/most games dude bro without the swearing obviously. Do we really need more of that in games. Eggs heads, we are playing video games but christ grow up. Little nuggets here and there are quite good though. Impressive CG.
  • altitude2k 9 Dec 2012 17:36:02 4,411 posts
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    Big Team needs to be fixed for Exile. The team who starts at the bottom of the hill always has a massive advantage with the gauss.
  • Deleted user 9 December 2012 17:39:24
    oceanmotion wrote:
    Finally watched the Spartan Ops cinematics. Bit too close to Gears/most games dude bro without the swearing obviously. Do we really need more of that in games. Eggs heads, we are playing video games but christ grow up. Little nuggets here and there are quite good though. Impressive CG.
    In the military there are always nicknames given to other units, often derogatory.
    So egghead is just one of those nicknames, just like the eggheads call marines monkeys.
  • Deleted user 9 December 2012 19:58:01
    DFawkes wrote:
    NeverEatYellowSnow wrote:
    How do you apply camo to your weapon? Or is it with a special/limited edition of the game?
    The Limited Edition comes with one for the Assault Rifle, and every Specialisation has one each to unlock as you level. There are 2 Specialisations available to all right now so that should mean 2 weapon camos. Wetworks will unlock a DMR skins, and Operator will unlock a Magnum skin.
    Thanks for info :)
  • sanctusmortis 10 Dec 2012 11:42:06 9,631 posts
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    Map pack is out - those with LE/War Games Pass will have it between 12 and 2. So sayeth the Waypoint support people.

    So, new maps for Halo Monday! And I'll be level 65+ :D
  • oceanmotion 10 Dec 2012 11:44:06 15,976 posts
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    I await the disappointing maps comments.
  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2012 11:52:45 22,906 posts
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    Ooo new maps! Forgot about them. More points, boo.

    Ocean - I get the feeling you'll be disappointed no matter what.
  • oceanmotion 10 Dec 2012 12:03:40 15,976 posts
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    I am overly negative on it, just like the series and more vocal, especially at the tail end of this gen were problems wear thin in any game.

    Still playing online and having fun most of the time. Things do annoy me but getting more enjoyment when I just accept it. I'll tone down the hate posts unless it enrages me.
  • Rich72 10 Dec 2012 12:07:47 533 posts
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    was about to ask about the maps... i'll take a look.

    finished solo legendary last night, wasn't too hard at all apart from maybe two encounters where I'd just used the wrong tactics. I thought it was one of the easier campaigns in my opinion.

    And my thoughts on the 'stability' perk... not worth the 'ammo' trade off to me. I thought that would be the case... anyone found the specialization perks actually more useful than the standard?

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  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2012 12:08:38 22,906 posts
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    I understand a certain sense of boredom with the game - it's pretty safe. But it's still fun to play online.

    The key thing for me, Halo series-getting-on-a-bit aside, is that it's no longer 2008. I am a different person, even only 4 years later.
  • Rich72 10 Dec 2012 12:13:44 533 posts
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    I think if you could get BF3 scale but somehow keep it Halo then that would be pretty special. I liked BF3 but the aim/shoot mechanic didn't sit well with me after the silkyness of Halos controls.

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  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2012 12:45:45 22,906 posts
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    Halo is best when small, in my opinion.
  • Rich72 10 Dec 2012 12:56:31 533 posts
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    4v4? probably right and they do seem to be neglecting that side of things

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  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2012 13:09:17 22,906 posts
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    Yeah - as I said before: one BTB playlist, but big maps dominate? What?
  • Dizzy 10 Dec 2012 13:18:53 2,706 posts
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    sanctusmortis wrote:
    I'm intrigued with where they go next, now that Master Chief is a Reclaimer Human. I mean, after that, surely the next step is finding the Mantle and restoring all of humanity to its original state? And then going to hunt the Old Enemy? And surely, somewhere along the way, there has to be at least one trans-sentient being?
    The aim will indeed be to restore Humanity to its original state and finishing the work of killing of the Precursor(s) and the Flood (yes they will be back). I expect some kind of voyage/quest to ancient human planets/ruins instead of forerunner ones.
  • oceanmotion 10 Dec 2012 13:21:28 15,976 posts
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    Next gen will probably up the scale considerably, perhaps even like Battlefield and dare I say it, dedicated servers for big team battle or whatever they call it. Need to introduce new vehicles. I think if they manage that as well as 4vs4 maps it would be quite the package.

    I just can't see then going for more of the same. Skydiving as a Spartan into a vast Battlefield would be neat while tanks and warthogs are rolling. Maybe I should just play Battlefield but can't help thinking a BF Halo gametype would be amazing.
  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Dec 2012 13:22:03 9,694 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    Halo is best when small, in my opinion.
    I feel the same.
  • RedSparrows 10 Dec 2012 13:23:39 22,906 posts
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    It would shit over Battlefield simply because you can move around the map with ease.

    Give me Halo-Quake-Tribes movement over 'realism' any day.
  • mcmonkeyplc 10 Dec 2012 14:29:42 39,464 posts
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    BTB is awesome. Played a great game yesterday with 8 vs 8.

    See 16 spartans squaring up on foot with each other was awesome.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • MatMan562 10 Dec 2012 15:01:53 2,475 posts
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    Does anyone know how to download the map pack if you got the limited edition? I've tried via the marketplace, in-game and via waypoint but can't see anything.

    I'm a but concerned because since activating the code i've changed xbox and I don't know if it transferred across.

    XBL/ PSN/ Steam/ NNID - MatMan562

  • Rich72 10 Dec 2012 15:10:16 533 posts
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    can only download from market place at mo... LE have to wait as its not available for season pass yet

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  • DFawkes 10 Dec 2012 15:28:01 23,056 posts
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    http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status

    Apparently there are some issues with the pass, but they're fixing it. Hopefully sooner rather than later :)

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  • mcmonkeyplc 10 Dec 2012 15:32:38 39,464 posts
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    Does anyone else use the explosives support "perk"?

    Seemed to work wonders for me last night. Despite me being pissed off my face, I wasn't shit.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Dec 2012 15:47:07 9,694 posts
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    After watching the trailer for the new map pack it has left me feeling that Halo 4 is all about the big maps.
    I really do enjoy the games but the release maps are just a bit poor and I was really hoping this new map pack would add something good for 4v4.

    I have only seen the maps in a quick video but I see nothing different from the maps that are already avalible.
  • sanctusmortis 10 Dec 2012 15:51:05 9,631 posts
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    After yesterday's Hail Mary triple stick kill (on my file share, natch), I got a Reign of Terror today in Team Regicide.

    Might be getting the hang of this.
  • MaxHughes 10 Dec 2012 18:22:07 448 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Does anyone else use the explosives support "perk"?

    Seemed to work wonders for me last night. Despite me being pissed off my face, I wasn't shit.
    I'm using it. I have noticed that I survive more grenades up close and have been getting a lot more grenade kills more recently. I've had a few Hail Mary's (love it when that happens), but no sticks as I don't really use stickys.

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