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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 17, 2010, 12:59 PM
 
Here's hoping for a big weekly challenge and some decent 3/4k dailys this week
     
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Oct 17, 2010, 01:01 PM
 
Yeah, they're murdering me. I want my armor effect before everyone is gone. Oh wait, that's Tuesday.
     
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Oct 17, 2010, 01:17 PM
 
I'm not gone on Tuesday, I'm not taking any serious break until I hit Lt. Colonel

How close are you to heart attack?
I got my tactical wrist computer, I know your jealous
     
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Oct 17, 2010, 01:49 PM
 
25,000 cR to go.

I could have that tac wrist 5 times over if I wanted.
     
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Oct 17, 2010, 06:17 PM
 
I got a blue colored visor. Blue costed more than silver, so I went blue.
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Oct 17, 2010, 08:57 PM
 
What is with this challenge, today?

Pass the Rock
Earn 20 assists today in multiplayer Matchmaking.
There seems to be more to it than just getting 20 assists as I've gotten a failure as soon as I die in a match. It's like you have to get assists without dying or something.
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Oct 17, 2010, 09:32 PM
 
I had the same issues, i had a game of 7/8 assists and they didn't even show up on the challenge screen
     
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Oct 17, 2010, 11:08 PM
 
Obviously glitched.
     
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Oct 18, 2010, 12:47 AM
 
Speaking of glitched... did anyone else use the save & quite/resume campaign trick to get the "Complete <insert mission> on Legendary with out dying" challenges?

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Oct 18, 2010, 12:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
I'm not gone on Tuesday, I'm not taking any serious break until I hit Lt. Colonel
Same here Bogues. I'm only 60,000 away from Lt. Colonel.

p.s. - What comes out on Tuesday?

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Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
Played entirely to much rumble pit (which now finally puts my lifetime k/d to 1.05, I'm not sure how I stayed under 1 for that long.) My impressions about rumbel pit are this..

Remove infection/safe havens
I am addicted to oddball and juggernaut
I hate the cage
I love sword base
Generally speaking guests are so terrible I win matches by 10+ kills
Crazy king is a cluster f*ck
Elite slayer is awesome (spawn+stickies FTW)
I played some Rumble Pit tonight to help me complete the assist & kill challenges for multiplayer. I was surprisingly good at it.



I see a lot more Rumble Pit in my future.

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Oct 18, 2010, 10:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Speaking of glitched... did anyone else use the save & quite/resume campaign trick to get the "Complete <insert mission> on Legendary with out dying" challenges?
I knew that's how you did it.

I have yet to be convinced that any of the campaign mission challenges are worth the time investment, let alone the Legendary or Flawless Cowboy ones.
     
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Oct 18, 2010, 10:55 AM
 
Time for me to breakdown an informative bungie weekly update. Rants, as always, incoming.

Bungie.net : Bungie Weekly Update: 10/15/2010 : 10/15/2010 2:51 PM PDT
We’ll make sure you get to play these suckers as much as humanly possible should you decide to plunk down 800 Microsoft points in support of our DLC Team’s efforts. Unlike the map packs of yore, we won’t only be offering a playlist specifically tailored for players with access to DLC.

Of course, for those who demand a DLC-only experience, we’ll blow the whistle and open up a VIP lap lane just for you. It'll be ready to go on day one.
Am I the only one confused by this? Seems contradictory.

October Playlist Updates: Part Deux
Commentary in italics


New Playlist: Team Snipers
New Playlist: I ****ing called this two weeks ago. Idiots.


New Playlist: Living Dead
New Playlist: I didn't call this, but it seemed obvious given the raging on your forums


Multi Team
• Changed weighting for Rocket Race so it does not have a 100% chance to appear in Slot 3
It gets voted constantly, but instead of making it its own playlist, we need to save Rocket Race for a later update so you won't notice we have nothing else to offer. (See: Grifball)


Firefight
• Updated Firefight playlist gametypes to be a full set instead of 1 round. Adjusted skull progression.
Updated Firefight to promote quitting. We should have added the full round as "Firefight Pro". Expect this to be a point of contention for the next month.

• Removed Friendly Fire
Give us another month until we figure out we should do this for Campaign MM too


Zealot/Arena Zealot
• Arena Zealot is now used for all Slayer gametypes
1/4th of the map has now been made unplayable


Boneyard
• Modified respawn zones for Slayer gametypes
You will get raped less often, Red Team.


In addition to the Playlist changes, we’re also introducing two new Forge Map Variants with this update, Cliffhanger and Atom.
It takes like 3 minutes for us to Forge something. Here's a bone considering we shipped with 8 real maps. Expect this **** up your heat map even more.


But Luke promised we’d talk about raising the level cap soon and today we have the details. Hope you’re up for a challenge. In the very short term future a thermometer will appear on the Bungie.net front page charting the community’s collective progress towards completing, wait for it…

117 Million Daily & Weekly Challenges!

Don’t freak out. Currently, our online engineers project that you’re on pace to hit that milestone sometime in November.
If this is around November 9th, it's a total coincidence, dude.

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Also, another bad weekly challenge.
     
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Oct 18, 2010, 12:30 PM
 
Played a few games before i made the trek into work this morning and actually finished off the weekly in my second game of Multi-team, SWAT got voted in with my 30 kills and his 20, i knocked it out.

We were up towards the end and had a combined 43 kills, with only 7 remaining for the win i still only had 24, i needed 6 of the last 7 to complete the challenge.

EDIT: this is another perfect example of when i've completed the weekly challenge in a single sitting, this should not happen.
ALthough the 50 firefights games was not worth enough credits, it was still a WEEKLY challenge, i didn't complete it till sunday.
     
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Oct 18, 2010, 04:41 PM
 
More forklift.
     
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Originally Posted by boy8cookie View Post
More forklift.
Most ignominious death possible.
     
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Most ignominious death possible.
I'm going to agree but only after consulting a dictionary
     
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Oct 18, 2010, 10:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
25,000 cR to go.

I could have that tac wrist 5 times over if I wanted.
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Oct 19, 2010, 01:03 PM
 
I thinnk Stogie meant to post this here, instead of that other thread.

Another batch of daily challenges with shitty payouts.

Gunslinger - 400 cR
Kill 40 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking.

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

The Dream Shake - 1000 cR
Earn 4 Double Kills in the same match in multiplayer Matchmaking.

Heroic Holdout - 600 cR
Kill 50 enemies on Holdout on Heroic in Firefight Matchmaking.

4 double kills in one match? Blah! In other news, I finally reached Major grade 3 last night. Less than 50,000 cR to go.
Yeah, not too enticing. The only way I could get 4 double kills is with the tank,
maybe.

And I played the campaign yesterday, so I was looking to play online today. I'm almost done the campaign (on Heroic), I'm just approaching the shipyard where the Pillar of Autumn is.
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It's note worthy that between Be Like Mike and The Dream Shake that's two NBA references this week. Premature, too, premiere week is next week, I think.
     
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Oct 19, 2010, 02:12 PM
 
Sunday took a big hot dump on my chest, but yesterday fatty and I managed some luck. We didn't know we were doing well, however, thanks to two ties and a constant stream of betrayers and griefers.



We ended the night in Team Objective where we kept the same full lobby for 3 games. I played over my head, particularly the last game.
     
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Oct 19, 2010, 03:24 PM
 
That was an unreal group we got paired with for Objective last night, real classy guys that knew how to play the goddamned game.

I ended up getting my 30 kills in one match on the last game of the night, Territories on Sword Base.* I also was able to get my first MM overkill and extermination thanks to oblivious enemies and a fully loaded shotty.

*Sword Base is the best map in Reach. However, that fact is kind of sad.
     
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Oct 19, 2010, 04:22 PM
 
Countdown has really grown on me. It's probably my second favorite map for Rumble Pit. (Sword Base being the first.)

I played a game of headhunter on Asylum last night and scored a Skullamanjaro. I had no idea there was such a medal.
Bungie.net : Reach : Game Details

BTB started out rough last night.
Bungie.net : Reach : Game Details

But then I joined a lobby with competent players and ended up winning the last 3 matches.

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
*Sword Base is the best map in Reach. However, that fact is kind of sad.
It really is, as with its serpentine lay-out its at best middling.

And as you said last night, Spire gets worse every time you play.
     
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I'd rather play Hemorrhage any day of the week instead of Spire.
     
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Oct 20, 2010, 12:07 PM
 
Yesterday was a nice day to play Halo:Reach. I'd forgotten about the update, and started up firefight matchmaking to find the game last 3 times as long now. I forgot it went from 1 round to 3 rounds. Allowed me to get my blastymite achievement and alot of CRs.

But time-wise I doubt you actually get more CRs per hour, it's just that the match lasts longer.

It's going to get harder to get a perfection commendation, but probably easier to get others.

I see the other playlists are there too, Team Snipers, Living Dead, etc...
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Oct 21, 2010, 10:59 AM
 
Does anybody remember what yesterday's "Be Their Huckleberry" was worth? Today's is nice,but I'm pretty sure it's being devalued per kill.
     
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Pointless Challenge Breakdown:

9/30
Be Their Huckleberry
Kill 40 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol.
900cR (22.5 cR per kill)

10/20
Be Their Huckleberry
Kill 100 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol.
1500cR (15 cR per kill)

10/21
Be Their Huckleberry
Kill 200 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking with the pistol.
3500cR (17.5 cR per kill)

Jesus, bungie, WTF?
     
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Oct 21, 2010, 02:22 PM
 
I'll have to check out the other challenges. I'm not really interested in shooting everything with my pistol - even if I was to play Gruntpocalypse.

Man, the Pillar of Autumn is a grind, even on Heroic. I'm starting to hate how powerful these Elites are. I used to hate the Brutes, but now I find Brutes easy compared to the white and gold Elites. then the smartasses try and hide once I get their shield down, to regen.
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Oct 21, 2010, 02:26 PM
 
I'm certain they can "sense" when the reticule is on them.

I have to say, quite honestly, between that and their ability to out melee you, its the cheapest AI I've seen from a modern game. it's an embarrassment.
     
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Oct 21, 2010, 03:57 PM
 
Leonard, where are you at on Pillar of Autumn? I found the Elites to be ridiculously hard on Legendary until I started using the plasma pistol noob combo. The Elites were pretty easy after that. I like that the plasma burst can now semi-lock onto a target. The Elites can't out maneuver the burst and you can still hit them at a reasonable distance.

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Oct 21, 2010, 04:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Leonard, where are you at on Pillar of Autumn?
Right now, I'm at the part where I come up against 2 hunters and a few other enemies. I think I can take care of those.

There were 2 groups of elites before the hunters and I'll probably run into some more elites after the hunters.

I never did care for the plasma pistol, but I have found the burst useful for vehicles in multiplayer. if I come on elites again, I'll give what you mention a try.
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Well that was easy,compared to the rest. I've completed the campaign on Heroic!

Not sure when I'll try Legendary.
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Oct 21, 2010, 10:29 PM
 
What a depressing story. All the members of the team get killed. Would have been nice if one of them survived. Sure it is sort of a story of hope, eventually they win the war.
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One of them did survive. Jin left the planet with Dr. Halsey.

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Goddamn Bogues. How did you rank up so quickly? Over 24,000 cR in one day?

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Goddamn Bogues. How did you rank up so quickly? Over 24,000 cR in one day?
Yeah, I noticed he suddenly pulled away from me. Either he's desperate to beat you to Lt. Colonel or he's desperate to move on to a better game, like New Vegas.

BTW, I've had a few 20k days myself (I think during that play a million rounds of firefight week).
     
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One of them did survive. Jin left the planet with Dr. Halsey.
And was later reunited with Sun.
     
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Oct 22, 2010, 12:52 PM
 
He then moved to Hawaii and changed his name to Detective Chin Ho Kelly.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Yeah, I noticed he suddenly pulled away from me. Either he's desperate to beat you to Lt. Colonel or he's desperate to move on to a better game, like New Vegas.
I like to think he's desperate to beat me to Lt. Colonel.

(Too late Bogues... too late.)


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So anybody gonna be on tonight? I'm in the mood to do some campaign (Legendary). Particularly since the challenges blow.

Also, I think I had a break through last night on my map no one will ever play again. Been testing ways to make a decent structure all week.
     
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I'll be at a wedding tonight but I'll be happy to go through the campaign (Legendary) with you this weekend.

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Well, whatever. I wanna get a crew of 3 or 4 for maximum funtality.
     
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I hit a serious grove in firefight commendations yesterday and coupled with the daily challenges I had one of my best days in credits yet, put myself to complete grade 2 and halfway through grade 3 on my way to Lt. And yes fallout in it's plastic wrapper is calling my name..

I should be on around 9pm EST, I'm down for whatever, including campiagn if your on Dakar.
     
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Also played a lot of multiteam yesterday, including a few games with Crosbie, I don't know how what your feelings were Crosbie but I really am addicted to that playlist.
     
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Multiteam was a blast. I'll be playing more of that this weekend.

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Oct 22, 2010, 10:40 PM
 
Man, almost had the 4 Horseman challenge... I was playing team objective Crazy Kings and got 4 double kills, just needed one more and the game finished before I got the 5th.

Geez, my Halo Reach k/d is 0.99. Alot better than my Halo 3 k/d. Then again, I probably joined Halo 3 late and I think there were more a****** in Halo 3. There were also alot more pro teams preying on the non-pros in the Halo 3 playlists.

Damn, I see somebody's already got all of Halo:Reach's 49 achievements.
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I like to think he's desperate to beat me to Lt. Colonel.

(Too late Bogues... too late.)

I didn't expect to beat you but I did set a goal right after release to get LT. Colonel before new Vegas arrived. I got Lt. late Friday night, only 3 days past my initial goal.
     
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Damn, I see somebody's already got all of Halo:Reach's 49 achievements.
I'm also now in this category with stogie
     
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It's done, it's finally done.

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