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View Poll Results: Are you buying it?
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Well, yeah! 7 votes (38.89%)
Probably. It's not at the top of my list though. 2 votes (11.11%)
Nope. I hate Halo. 6 votes (33.33%)
I'm holding off; I don't know if I'm interested anymore 3 votes (16.67%)
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Oct 6, 2010, 03:53 PM
 
Odd, I don't recall lag switchers in MW2. Now, Gears of War? All ****ing day.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 06:01 PM
 
Finished up grade 3 and got captain, now that that's done it's time to save my credits like the cheap bastard I am for the mark V helmet and black visor
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 06:08 PM
 
Boosting, Bogues? I didn't think you were so cheap.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 06:54 PM
 
ehh kinda sorta, i was right under 10k away and did a few runs of ONI with the target locater to finish off (almost complete) commendations to silver/gold status which gave it to me. Although not usually my style, after gaining 56k legit i was fed up with grade 3, i'm not proud but i'm glad to be past that absolutely ludicrous 66k level.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 09:12 PM
 
translation:
"I can't believe Stogie got the rank of Captain before me. I'm going to boost my ass off so he doesn't beat me to Lt. Colonel"

I've been tempted to do the ONI level with target locater but so far I've held off. It's nice to know that my Captain rank is legit.

Nobody ever mentions my legendary sexual prowess.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 10:48 PM
 
I heard the new update coming out soon will do away with the boosting on ONI with the target locater. I could be wrong.
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 10:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I feel like you're baiting me.
Hehe, yeah. Damn boosters!
     
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Oct 6, 2010, 10:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
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"I can't believe Stogie got the rank of Captain before me. I'm going to boost my ass off so he doesn't beat me to Lt. Colonel"

I've been tempted to do the ONI level with target locater but so far I've held off. It's nice to know that my Captain rank is legit.
well i only boosted those two commendations and am officially done, its just not how i do things usually but that rank was pissing me off.

on a side note i guess i could talk about the legit solo legendary run i did.... before you
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 10:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
translation:
"I can't believe Stogie got the rank of Captain before me. I'm going to boost my ass off so he doesn't beat me to Lt. Colonel"

I've been tempted to do the ONI level with target locater but so far I've held off. It's nice to know that my Captain rank is legit.
Yeah, I'd like to have too, seeing as you were way behind me and Bogues this weekend, but I don't have the time, and even if I did, I don't think I have the will. With this game.

That said, I'm struggling to figure out how the hell you got something like 20,000 cR in a little over an hour last night. I played like 2 1/2 hrs last night and got around 30k (which is kinda crazy considering that's half the daily cap. Most in a night for me ever)

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In related news, I tried out the Objective playlist last night (best way to get assists, was what I heard). I'd say it was really fun, but I got grouped with a pretty good team. Ran off a ton of victories, most of which i didn't contribute to directly. The exception is my old favorite I forgot about. I'm terrible at objective games, but I do still love my Crazy King.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 10:47 AM
 
Oh, and all you need to know about this game is fatty hasn't even bothered to log on all week. I'm guessing the $60 hit is stinging a little.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Odd, I don't recall lag switchers in MW2. Now, Gears of War? All ****ing day.
It wasn't that plentiful in CoD:MW2, but I ran into several.

Talking about rank, I should be a Captain soon. I already saw a few Majors online.

Anyone else got a Gold accomodation, yet? I just got mine for playing Rocketfight alot.
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Oct 7, 2010, 12:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
Talking about rank, I should be a Captain soon. I already saw a few Majors online.
You, me, Bogues and Crosbie seem to be around the average (Crosbie might be about to break away to above average here). A week ago I pointed out everyone was a warrant officer. This week its definitely transitioning to Captain.

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Anyone else got a Gold accomodation, yet? I just got mine for playing Rocketfight alot.
Not even close, as far as I know.


Oh, if I really did get 30k cR last night, that accounts for 14% of my cR in one night (Good night for challenges). Looks like another good one tonight, too.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 12:47 PM
 
Can't access bungie.net at work, what's the challenges look like today?
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 12:48 PM
 
All firefight related.

0d17h11m59s 2500cR Shootin' and Lootin'
Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach.


0d17h11m59s 1500cR One Spartan Army
Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking.


0d17h11m59s 600cR Heroic Overwatch
Kill 50 enemies on Overlook on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking.


0d17h11m59s 1000cR Points, Points
Score 10,000 points in a Firefight Matchmaking game.


The last one looks like the only challenge.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 01:03 PM
 
Another firefight night, it looks.

Yeah, that last one looks like the hardest of the bunch.
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Oh, and all you need to know about this game is fatty hasn't even bothered to log on all week. I'm guessing the $60 hit is stinging a little.
Not trying to bring down the mood, but I've been going through a very messy breakup. 5 years done, and I didn't want it that way.

I haven't been able to enjoy anything, let alone a mediocre game I am seriously considering selling.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:21 PM
 
Nope, my fault for brining you up.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Not trying to bring down the mood, but I've been going through a very messy breakup. 5 years done, and I didn't want it that way.

I haven't been able to enjoy anything, let alone a mediocre game I am seriously considering selling.
Sorry man, I know how your feeling, I had the same situation back when
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:33 PM
 
I'm looking for a Friday Dakar map meet up, let's try and take role to see if we have enough
Custom games meet up - Friday 10/8 - 9PM EST

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Oct 7, 2010, 04:35 PM
 
Yeah, short notice not so good. I was going to try and drum up the forum casuals, but then again, a Friday night probably isn't the best time for that either.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Yeah, short notice not so good. I was going to try and drum up the forum casuals, but then again, a Friday night probably isn't the best time for that either.
Yea I agree I was just trying to get feel

If Saturday is goin to work , we can do that too, if not I'm setting up a prelimery plan for next saturday custom games meet up
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:44 PM
 
Well, let's do this: We'll do a meet-up tomorrow night with your crew, the Boost Brothers, Me, and whatever randoms from this forum are on.

Monday I'll start a thread for an official NN meet-up with a date& time TBD tomorrow night by everyone involved.

My map needs as much play as possible, considering all the time I put in.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:47 PM
 
Agreed, sounds like a good plan
I will be estatic if we can get you , fatty, boost bros, maroma, and me , thats most of the OG NN Crew
Plus my crew an some randoms obviously
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:49 PM
 
I feel like these two snippets sum up both the game and I.




Blue is wins, Green is losses.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
Agreed, sounds like a good plan
I will be estatic if we can get you , fatty, boost bros, maroma, and me , thats most of the OG NN Crew
Plus my crew an some randoms obviously
maroma is tough. I barely see him on, and I don't think he's even posted in this thread.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:54 PM
 
All that says to me is that 3/4 of your boardwalk games were SWAT and snipers, and you suck at both ... Jk

I see your point
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:56 PM
 
Boardwalk has that telltale bungie design.

Honestly, I'd have used Hemorrhage instead of Spire, but since that gets grouped with the rest of Forge World...
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 04:58 PM
 
:maroma: has 27 games played, none in a week and half. I'd blame this on Reach if I didn't think he's a bigger fan of Halo than CoD.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 05:38 PM
 
F u
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my brother & I will be on.
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 06:14 PM
 
I can bring my sorry ass out Friday night, maybe not that early but I'll try to be on.

Needless to say development of my map is scrapped at this point. I already pre-ordered Vegas (even that isn't getting me excited, sigh) so by the 18th not a bit of Halo is going to matter anyways.
     
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I can bring my sorry ass out Friday night, maybe not that early but I'll try to be on.
It's been a while since I've had the pleasure of drunk fatty. No, wait, I mean drunk sek...
     
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Oct 7, 2010, 06:35 PM
 
I don't think I'll be on tomorrow until late, but y'all can add me: Espresso Killa. I'll be down to play whenever.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
All firefight related.

0d17h11m59s 2500cR Shootin' and Lootin'
Kill 250 enemies in any game mode in Reach.


0d17h11m59s 1500cR One Spartan Army
Kill 150 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking.


0d17h11m59s 600cR Heroic Overwatch
Kill 50 enemies on Overlook on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking.


0d17h11m59s 1000cR Points, Points
Score 10,000 points in a Firefight Matchmaking game.


The last one looks like the only challenge.
Got them all. Got the 10,000 score in one of my first 3 games. Got in to a Sniperfight game, killed a grunt with a Fuel Rod, took the Fuel Rod with infinite ammo and killed everything in sight while the other guys used their sniper rifles to pick off enemies one at a time. LOL
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Oct 7, 2010, 11:36 PM
 
What time tomorrow night are you playing? I can get on at around 8pm pacific time if you're all still up.
     
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Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
Got them all. Got the 10,000 score in one of my first 3 games. Got in to a Sniperfight game, killed a grunt with a Fuel Rod, took the Fuel Rod with infinite ammo and killed everything in sight while the other guys used their sniper rifles to pick off enemies one at a time. LOL
WTF. It's impossible with 4 people. I did the same thing to no avail.


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Thanks for adding this after the tank was removed from Hemorrhage. Don't think I'm doing many challenges tonight.

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Oct 8, 2010, 11:20 AM
 
Holy Sh*t

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Oct 8, 2010, 11:24 AM
 
Bogues, if you have time at work, I could use some suggestions for map/gametype combos for tonight.

So far we have my map, which is good for multiple games of TS, CTF, Assault, Territories, and Stockpile. I also have Master Chief's Raceway for Race.

I haven't checked but if some people could help me check for Rocket Race checkpoints on other maps I'd appreciate it.

I think Countdown might be the go to map for changing things up tonight.
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 01:12 PM
 
I think a few games on the lockout remake I have could be a good time for TS, possibly some multi team sword base. Could we throw together a nades and spades gametype for a game or two?
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 01:14 PM
 
I'll try to construct a list for tonight. I'll add nades and spades if I can find it, and also some multi-team King
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 02:41 PM
 
My map is suitable for a game or two of rocket fight.
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 02:48 PM
 
I wouldn't recommend more than 8 people, though. Put it up on your fileshare.
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 03:33 PM
 
Expect Fatty around 11-11:30, try not to have all the fun without me.

Don't expect Fatty to do well, as I plan on being very drunk and high.
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 03:57 PM
 
Tentative list of Gametypes for tonight

Big Team Slayer
Team Rockets
Team Snipers

Team Headhunter
Team Crazy King
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Oct 8, 2010, 04:11 PM
 
Hopefully Team Snipers waits until I sign on.

Edit: I messaged my buddy Justin, told him to round up a crew so hopefully we can get some BTB proper tonight on your map dakar.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
WTF. It's impossible with 4 people. I did the same thing to no avail.
It's not impossible. I could have also done it on Beachhead in Rocketfight. I had over 9,000 with all the wraiths and decided to give the other guy who was close to 10,000 a chance.
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Oct 8, 2010, 09:08 PM
 
Yeah, I destroyed 2 wraiths and a ghost on sniperfight and only got up to near 8000. Suffice it to say, its more luck than skill.
     
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Oct 8, 2010, 09:13 PM
 
Alright, I've prepared the Team rockets, Team Crazy King, Rocket Race and Nades n Spades Gametypes for tonight.

I've also downloaded a Valhalla map, but its kinda meh.

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Edit: I messaged my buddy Justin, told him to round up a crew so hopefully we can get some BTB proper tonight on your map dakar.
My current predictions are ranging from the 6-10 range on peeps.
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 04:05 PM
 
Good times last night, though the turn-out was mildly disappointing. I'll be posting pics when I can, though bungie's policy of not automatically uploading them to their site will be sure to make that as painful as possible.


In more important news (to me) The Iron Curtain has some serious balancing issues with regards to one Warthog Gauss.

sek, you mentioned the laser being woefully absent, but I traced the balancing of the original Sandtrap Gauss to a different weapon: The Missile Pod.
Arguably, the Missile Pod is a much easier anti-vehicle weapon to use than either the laser or the rockets (whose lock-on seems to saved solely for aircraft). This probably wouldn't be the cure-all for the imbalance (Sandtrap also had a lot of cover for traversing the map) but in absence of the weapon I think the only solution available is to remove the Gauss Hogs altogether. *single tear*

Well, that's a bit of a lie. Since I love those things (They need turrets with power somewhere between the gauss and the hilariously weak Shade Turrets) I've deiced they need a new less dominant home.

I've removed the Artillery Wraith. Trying to bomb the tank and gauss hog when they were pinning my team at the base last night was just too complex and slow. Now, I could put the Gauss Hog there instead, but with the platform's view, spawnkilling either base would've been a simple task for our more cyborg-like friends, let alone pegging any vehicle leaving those bases.

Instead, I've placed the Rocket 'Hog there, which sprays a 6-rocket burst. These are both less pin-point and much slower (Damage will need to be tested). The Gauss Hog? I've created a sister platform on the other end of the Fortress, the end which is nestled in the rocks. This limits the view of the Gauss Hog, but not so much as to cripple it – it's view will afford the gunner the ability to snipe man cannoners out of the air, and still decimate vehicles on the open side of the map. The bases, however, are thankfully obscured from it's view.


This leaves the matter of what to replace the Gauss Hogs with within the Fortress. Wraiths seem redundant, as they're mini-tanks. Suggestions?
     
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Oct 9, 2010, 04:27 PM
 
What about switching the regular hogs with the Ghosts at the center base?

The end bases could have the covenant thingy, ghost and mongoose so racing to the center would still be worthwhile to get a regular hog, but it wouldn't extremely unbalance things.

Fun night though. I think CTF works really well in Iron Curtain and I'd love to see 6v6 and up on that scenario. Ninjaball was also awesome.

I'm not going to lie, Custom game night kind of save Reach from the brink of hatred from me. I kinda groaned in my head when Kcros wanted to go into matchmaking, I find playing with and against you guys to be way more fun.
     
 
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