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The inevitable Halo thread...

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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Lord T » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:21 am

The 'Monsters' cutscene was especially off the hook in my opinion. Amazing stuff.

Fianlly got a killimanjaro today and extermination on Sandbox so wahey achievements. The new achievements are so easy to get!
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jetrooper » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:43 pm

Cutscene between 14 and 15 is the most Spartan pwnage I've ever seen. (Go to the two minute mark)

Played Co-op all weekend with my friend, and this game is now my favorite. The levels are well thought out and you're rewarded with very nice looking cutscenes. This game is worth your time to play.

Matchmaking is very cool because you have so many options on each map. You can gain extra bases, and like me and my friend, have one person just make supply pads and supply one person so they have an unlimited amount of money and units.

This game is worth playing. I HIGHLY recommend it.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Firespray » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 pm

OMG the Spartan cutscene was awesome :shock: I liked how they threw in the Forerunner symbol from the Iris ARG for Halo 3, that was a nice touch.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jetrooper » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:57 pm

If anyone wants to play Xbox LIVE with me, here is my gamertag:

Jetrooper (heh, go figure)

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(After the site being down, the above stats are wrong. The rank is right, I am a Commander, but I have Lieutenant in three playlists. It's been over half a year since my stats have been updated.)
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Fantom » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:36 pm

JT we should play some time. I was going to invite you yesterday, but I got tied up in forge.

Anyway, I played my first matchmade halo wars game today. I'm surprisingly good a that game, even though I lost. It was thee on three and I was defending both teammates and my own base when my teammates were going on a suicide run. Then I got double teamed, and wiped out both Of them until reinforcments came, then I was screwed. It was an epic battle though.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Ty55 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:32 am

Lord T wrote:Fianlly got a killimanjaro today and extermination on Sandbox so wahey achievements. The new achievements are so easy to get!


Well they might be easy for you young ones to obtain, but try grabbing an extermination and killtacular with your little one crawling around on your lap :P

I haven't actually played on the Mythic maps yet, might give them a whirl tonight. Though Halo Wars has been taking up a lot of my time as of late.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Lord T » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:40 am

Also, Legendary Map Pack achievements are doable on the Mythic Maps too.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jetrooper » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:14 pm

"Look Both Ways" on Sandbox? Nuh-uh. :lol: I was lucky to get an Extermination on Orbital Swat, giving me four Death from the Grave medals. XD
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jettbacca » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:55 am

Downloaded the Halo Wars demo and got Halo 3. Both great. Amazing graphics.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jetrooper » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:47 am

Taken from HaloWars.com

Aloysius wrote:


Halo Wars has a couple different ways of tracking our players history from matchmade, public games. Some we use primarily to get you good games, others are more oriented to helping players rank themselves against the community. Lets go through each of them:

Player Trueskill™
This is the standard Xbox LIVE Trueskill™ tracking value that rates players to help match them in competitive games. We use this only for matchmaking and we use it for all matchmade games. We track a separate Trueskill™ value for each of the different Halo Wars hoppers you can play in. So you if are great at 1v1 Standard but just getting started playing 2v2 Deathmatch games - then you will be matched with similar skill level opponents in those different games. Also for team games, we average your skill with everyone else on your team - so you don't have to worry about the skill level of the party host versus everyone else on the team - everyone's skill is taken into account. These Trueskill™ levels are meant only to help get our players the best matched game for all our different hoppers - but if you are ever curious about your level, you can always check it out under Multiplayer | Leaderboards. Select a Leaderboard Type of "MP Skill" and set the Filter to "Pivot" (that means "Find me in the list!"). You can also see the Trueskill™ value being used during matchmaking - right after the countdown starts you will see in the middle of the screen "Party TrueSkill™ Rank X". X will be the Trueskill™ level averaged for the entire party (if the party is just you, then that is your exact Trueskill™ level). If you are interested in more detail about how this is calculated, here are the details: TrueSkill™ Ranking System

Skill Level
While the Xbox LIVE TrueSkill™ values are what help us get you good matches for each hopper, we also have our servers track a global skill value for you as well. If you look up on the website, the Player Stats for yourself (or any other player), right under your gamer tag is your Skill Level . That is a value between 1 and 50 for how skilled you are at playing competitive Halo Wars games. We calculate that on the Halo Wars servers with the stats from each matchmade game you play. Note that just like for the Player Trueskill™, if a player leaves early through any means (turning off the box, exiting the game, resigning, etc ) then the system will count that as a loss.

Score
Skill level isn't always the best way for tracking a player experience with the game, so we also keep a total running score of all multiplayer, matchmade games you have played. As this global score for a player goes up, we award the players various ranks to reflect their experience with the game. See the Rank section below to see what total score is needed for the various ranks. To find your score (and rank), in game go to the multiplayer menu and select Service Record | Skirmish. Note that one of the best ways to boost your score per game is to complete the game (as opposed to resigning or disconnecting). While you get a 40% bonus if you win, you also get a 20% bonus if you just complete the game. On team games if you are defeated, the award happens right then - not at the end of the game - so you don't need to wait around in that game unless you want to watch the action.

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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Ty55 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:28 pm

Yeah it's going to take forever to make general in Halo Wars, especially for someone like me who only plays a little bit after work on the weekdays, I haven't even cracked Lieutenant quite yet :/
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby ThinkingImpaired » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:44 am

Firespray wrote:Usually only took them a week and a half to send my console back from repair.


Just got mine back from Microsoft today. Yeah only about a week and a half; not too bad....and the free 1-month helps.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Firespray » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:54 am

ThinkingImpaired wrote:
Firespray wrote:Usually only took them a week and a half to send my console back from repair.


Just got mine back from Microsoft today. Yeah only about a week and a half; not too bad....and the free 1-month helps.


Oh cool they still give those out? Awesome.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby ThinkingImpaired » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:10 pm

Apparently so. That experience wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby ThinkingImpaired » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:21 pm

If anybody is unbelievably amazing at swat gametype, hit me up. I'm stuck on level 45...I'm winning and losing exactly 50% of my games so my rank is going nowhere.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Fantom » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:14 am

I'm pretty beast at swat, once my xbox gets fixed I'll play with you.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jetrooper » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:21 am

Invite me when you can, I've been doing Team Snipers and Team SWAT all week, and I'm pretty sure I'll pwn. Image
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Jetrooper » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:01 pm

Guess what guys? I'm a Major, Grade 1 in Rocket Race. :lol:

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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Master Fetty » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:43 am

Is that meant to mean anything to me? ;)

Does anyone have any news on the new game? This thread is pretty much dominated by Wars.
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Re: The inevitable Halo thread...

Postby Firespray » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:44 am

Ton of new ODST stuff was shown at E3 and there was that teaser for Reach.
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