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Aug 25, 2008, 11:43 AM
 
now that i'm back at school lets get a meet up, its the first week of class and theres nothing to do but go the bar and waste my life playing video games, so i'm all about doing both...
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Aug 25, 2008, 12:14 PM
 
Name the day and time and I'll start concocting a reason why my girlfriend can't hang out that particular night.
     
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Aug 25, 2008, 10:05 PM
 
Some interesting changes to the playlists this coming September.

Originally Posted by Bungie

Ranked Playlists
-Lone Wolves
Player count increases from six players to 8 players.
-Team Objective
Crazy King Hill times increased to one minute. Hill Movement set to Sequence (was Random).
-Team Doubles
This playlist now requires ALL content (Cold Storage, Legendary and Heroic maps are being used in Team Doubles)
Objective Gametypes have had their appearance frequency reduced.
Crazy King Hill times increased to one minute. Hill Movement set to Sequence (was Random).
-Ranked Big Team Battle
This playlist is retired.
-Introducing Squad Battle
Squad Battle is a Ranked six on six Playlist designed to fill some of the void left by excising Ranked Big Team Battle from the Halo 3 Playlists. Squad Battle gametypes are focused on Slayer and Capture the Flag and this playlist currently requires the Heroic Map Pack.

Social Playlists
-Big Team Social
This playlist is retired.
-Rocket Race
This playlist is retired.
-Multi Team
Rocket Race has been added to the gametypes and set with a low weighting.

DLC Playlists

Since Big Team was cut from Social, eight on eight action is reborn in the overhauled DLC playlists section of Matchmaking. DLC Slayer and Objective are both retired. These playlists require Halo 3 Downloadable Content (at least up through Legendary, but in the case of FFA, it requires all DLC) to participate.

-DLC FFA
This is an eight-player Free For All hopper focused on DLC content. The gametypes contained herein are a mix of Slayer, Objective and Infection modes.
-DLC Big Team
Eight on eight Social Slayer and Objective action (Gametypes from Big Team Social)
Focused on DLC content (Requires both Heroic and Legendary Map Packs)

Hardcore Playlists
-Team SWAT
Objective Gametypes, SWATGuns set to skip after veto
Weighting on all Objective games, SWATGuns and Magnums reduced
Player Damage Resistance set to 150% (was 200%), players no longer spawn with grenades
SWAT map variants now have Carbines and grenades available to pick up.
-Head to Head
This playlist is retired.
     
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Aug 25, 2008, 10:26 PM
 
Wow that is a lot of changes. Better get my BTB in before it's gone.

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Aug 25, 2008, 10:30 PM
 
At least we will still have DLC BTB.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 08:32 AM
 
I knew Ranked Big Team was gonna get squashed but I don't get why you'd marginalize it by removing from Social, the largest possible population. I suppose Rocket Race isn't much of a loss at this point.

I don't get the Lone Wolves change, but I'd have to assume maps like Epitaph and Guardian would have to be removed from the Hopper, right?

I look forward to trying Squad Battle, though it being ranked couldn't possibly help me right now.

I doubt it's slipped past me, but they haven't even hinted at the next chapter of DLC, have they? I wonder if they're holding it off til spring, as it may be the last major addition (though Halo 2 had a ton of maps, didn't it...)
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 10:31 AM
 
They're getting rid of BTB? That sucks. I always figured Rocket Race was a goner, because nobody ever seemed to play it regularly, but Big Team Battle ought to stay.
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Aug 26, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
I'm pretty pissed about losing Big Team Social. It was a great "I don't know what to play but I want to find a match quickly" sort of playlist. Ranked BTB was like pulling teeth trying to find a match. Now that BTB will be relegated into the bowels of the DLC playlist you can expect no one to play it.

Squad Battle should kick ass. I really want to get in on the ground floor with this one and I'm very glad they are making it some DLC required. I'm sick of the original maps, if you're to cheap to buy the new maps I say have fun with custom games. Matchmaking should include the new maps in every scenario.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
(though Halo 2 had a ton of maps, didn't it...)
If my memory serves me correctly Halo 2 had just about as many maps as we currently enjoy in 3.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 12:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'm pretty pissed about losing Big Team Social. It was a great "I don't know what to play but I want to find a match quickly" sort of playlist. Ranked BTB was like pulling teeth trying to find a match. Now that BTB will be relegated into the bowels of the DLC playlist you can expect no one to play it.
Seriously, I was playing (BTS) friday night and it didn't take long to find matches at all.

Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Squad Battle should kick ass. I really want to get in on the ground floor with this one and I'm very glad they are making it some DLC required. I'm sick of the original maps, if you're to cheap to buy the new maps I say have fun with custom games. Matchmaking should include the new maps in every scenario.
What's the advantage of getting in on the ground floor? Games tend to be much more random and lopsided then.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 12:57 PM
 
Bragging rights?
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 01:02 PM
 
Ok, so long as you keep it your sig.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 01:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Ok, so long as you keep it your sig.
I think the cloning process has screwed with your grammar.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 01:07 PM
 
No, I've been dropping words left and right. By the time I start typing what I want to say, my mind has already moved on and wondering about other things.
     
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Aug 26, 2008, 05:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
No, I've been dropping words left and right. By the time I start typing what I want to say, my mind has already moved on and wondering about other things.
Cheese?
Before we begin, you must all be warned. Nothing here ... is vegetarian.
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Aug 30, 2008, 12:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
What's your tag Laminar?
It's actually my roommate's XBox, game, and Live account. His name is TheLegend02.

Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
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Cute. I got back from the girlfriend's tonight and see if anyone was on...apparently you had signed off about 1 minute before I got on, which would have been around 12:30 your time.
     
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Aug 30, 2008, 09:18 AM
 
Oh yeah, if anyone wants to play at some point today, I'd be up for it, possibly.
     
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Aug 30, 2008, 09:29 AM
 
Also, I made my own Live account.

Xx Laminar xX
     
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Aug 31, 2008, 04:22 PM
 
I know it's short notice, but since there's no more Venture Brothers and tomorrow is a holiday, tonight might be a good time for a meet-up? 9PM EST start time sound good?
     
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Sep 1, 2008, 11:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I know it's short notice, but since there's no more Venture Brothers and tomorrow is a holiday, tonight might be a good time for a meet-up? 9PM EST start time sound good?
Same bar as before? I'll be wearing red-rimmed glasses with a daffodil in my lapel.
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Sep 1, 2008, 12:19 PM
 
I'll sign on tonight if anyone is interested for a little H3.
     
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Sep 1, 2008, 12:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Also, I made my own Live account.

Xx Laminar xX
Added. Look for a Fatty request soon.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'll sign on tonight if anyone is interested for a little H3.
Tonight? Anyone? Bueller?
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:29 PM
 
I have the Shield in 30 minutes.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:33 PM
 
I'll be up well past your precious "Shield."
     
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Sadly, I will not.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:42 PM
 
All that Michael Chiklis really wears you out, eh?
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:45 PM
 
I like to take his bald head, dip it in oil and rub it all over my body.
If only jawbone was here for the Seinfeld reference
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 09:56 PM
 
I'm actually at a loss for what to say to that.
     
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Sep 2, 2008, 10:00 PM
 
Then I win.
     
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Sep 3, 2008, 05:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I like to take his bald head, dip it in oil and rub it all over my body.
If only jawbone was here for the Seinfeld reference
....we always had some suspicion...its been confirmed....
     
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Sep 4, 2008, 01:42 AM
 
.....Salty and Dakar are the same person?

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Sep 4, 2008, 08:18 AM
 
I love how stogie gets pissy after seeing me on playing something other than Halo.

In other news, the handling of cars in Carbon is the polar opposite of GTA 4.
     
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Sep 4, 2008, 02:41 PM
 
That can only help your diminishing driving skills with the Warthog.

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They were neutered when I went to the completely unintuitive default driving scheme, anyway.
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 04:19 PM
 
Not that any of us play this with any regularity (outside of stogie), but new achievements coming in the second game update.
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 04:22 PM
 
Two of them look pretty outrageous to get

Vidmaster Challenge: 7 on 7 (0 points) – Enter into any ranked or social playlist with 7 EXP on the 7th of the month.
WTF?

Vidmaster Challenge: Annual (0 points) – After 9/25/08, complete Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE co-op, with Iron, and everyone in Ghosts.
On Ghosts the whole time? Are there even Ghosts at the beginning of the game?
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 04:26 PM
 
I hope to god they are 0 points, and are there just for bragging rights.

Edit: 7 is important to bungie (7th column), and they mean on the last level instead of warthogs. I do recall a ghost tucked away somewhere, but not 4 of them.
     
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Sep 8, 2008, 06:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Not that any of us play this with any regularity (outside of stogie)...
Not after Thursday. I'll be without a TV for about 2 weeks.
I'll try to get my Halo fix in before then.

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Sep 9, 2008, 09:41 AM
 
Well that sucks.

Is there even a timeline for the second update (or when the Fall update comes out for that matter)?
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Not after Thursday. I'll be without a TV for about 2 weeks.
I'll try to get my Halo fix in before then.
I'm there for you Stogie, perhaps a little play tonight? I won't stay up to late, maybe like until 11:30 EST?
     
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Sep 9, 2008, 12:31 PM
 
I'd invite Dakar but he's to busy playing Need For Speed: Diamond or something.
     
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Sep 9, 2008, 12:36 PM
 
God dammit, can't for for that show to finally end so I can get my Dakar back.
     
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God dammit, can't for for that show to finally end so I can get my Dakar back.
I can't for for, either, dear.
     
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<hangs head in shame>
     
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Only 12 more weeks to go.
     
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Sep 9, 2008, 12:48 PM
 
It seems that I don't have as much free time as I thought I would. I've played Halo once in the past week or two, and that was a single game.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
It seems that I don't have as much free time as I thought I would. I've played Halo once in the past week or two, and that was a single game.
I've noticed, as my friend request, and my very existence, have been left unfulfilled.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I'm there for you Stogie, perhaps a little play tonight? I won't stay up to late, maybe like until 11:30 EST?
I'll try to sign on a little before 7:00 PST.

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