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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 24, 2010, 09:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
I'm also now in this category with stogie
Yeah, I saw you weren't far behind him. You were just waiting to hit Lt. Colonel.
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Oct 26, 2010, 02:07 PM
 
My feelings exactly. I have this funny feeling I'm gonna be all alone in Halo:Reach. I seem to be behind you guys in finishing it up.

Then again, I've been trying to find time to finish up Crackdown 2 and Mass Effect 2 (DLC for Mass Effect 2).

The Bogues brothers are finished, and I believe heading over to Fallout:NV

I'm sure some of the diehards will stay for awhile, though....
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Oct 26, 2010, 03:54 PM
 
I don't plan on buying Black Ops so I will be playing Halo Reach for a long time. (However, I will take a short break next month when the Ghostbusters achievement patch is finally released.)

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
(I will take a short break next month when the Ghostbusters achievement patch is finally released.
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Oct 26, 2010, 03:58 PM
 
Yeah, I know. Finally!

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Oct 27, 2010, 10:21 AM
 
So, you bastards aren't gonna give me a chance to beat up on the worst weekly challenge yet?

All in a Week's Work
Kill 1000 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking this week.
4000 cR

It's so underpaid someone suggested 4000 must be the challenge cR cap.


Aside from undervaluing MM kills for being as difficult as they are, check out your profile. I'll bet our most devoted players here don't have much more than 2000 MM kills.
Of course, the real comparison is the Blastin' and Relaxin' challenges. Last week I had to kill 400 in any game mode for... 4000 cR!

I think there's a possibility that the Weekly was designed with MM in mind to stop everyone from getting it 2 hours, but seriously... the payout is so skewed. 400 in MM would be hard enough.

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Oct 27, 2010, 01:08 PM
 
Yeah, I was thinking about that one yesterday. Like you said, most of us have around 2000 kills (I don't think I have 2000, yet) and that's after around a month. Now we're supposed to do 1000 in one week? I was really hoping I had misread that challenge.
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Oct 27, 2010, 01:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
So, you bastards aren't gonna give me a chance to beat up on the worst weekly challenge yet?

All in a Week's Work
Kill 1000 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking this week.
4000 cR
I wouldn't call it the worst weekly challenge. The challenge itself is just fine. It's the payout that sucks. 4000 is crap. It should be double that. I can get 3000 today with just 2 games of firefight.

Blastin' and Relaxin' - 2000 cR
Kill 180 enemies in any game mode in Reach.

Covenant-cide - 1000 cR
Kill 90 enemies in Firefight Matchmaking.

I average around 100 kills in a firefight game.

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Oct 27, 2010, 01:39 PM
 
No, 1000 in week is almost 150 peeps a day. That's a ton.
     
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Oct 27, 2010, 01:48 PM
 
Not if you play Rumble Pit or Multi Team.

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Oct 27, 2010, 01:49 PM
 
Oh good, more hoops to jump through.

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Oct 27, 2010, 01:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I don't plan on buying Black Ops
You hate CoD that much?

As Reach has shown, I'd rather play with friends on a shitty online game than alone on a good one.
     
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Oct 27, 2010, 03:02 PM
 
I don't hate CoD. I just don't care for the non-Modern Warfare games.

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Oct 27, 2010, 03:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I don't hate CoD. I just don't care for the non-Modern Warfare games.
****, I agree with you 100%. I just came to the realization that playing MW alone is zero fun.
     
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Oct 27, 2010, 08:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
If i remember correctly this the same image you posted in the H3 thread.
     
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Oct 28, 2010, 10:39 AM
 
That's a coincidence. I did a google image search.
     
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Oct 28, 2010, 12:15 PM
 
Finally got some free time at work.

Meet-up Breakdown: The Aftermath

After the carnage had ended, we headed to the race track to finish hashing out our differences. On Paradiso, those differences were hashed out early and ugly.



Back Dat Ass Up



On the decline a began to slide-out. I quickly readjut my strategy and begin driving in reverse, Bourne style.



Work Harder, not Smarter



Bogues' well thought-out strategy of trying to plow through me backfires (unsurpsingly) and I go sideways, completely blocking the bridge. Fatty seeing the current success of Bogues' plan, decides that joining in is the obvious solution.



7 - 10 Split



Physics decides it's had enough and the Mongeese split like the Red Sea, and become just as wet.



I love it when a "plan" comes together



Everyone not named Bogues, Fatty or Dakar drive through unperturbed as I sit on my lodged Mongoose. A moment later, fatty will "help" yet again, by punching it off the bridge.
     
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Oct 28, 2010, 04:09 PM
 
Nice pics. Too bad the forum's image re-sizing isn't working for me.


So.... when is the next meet up?

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Oct 28, 2010, 04:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by stogieman View Post
so.... When is the next meet up?
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Oct 28, 2010, 04:42 PM
 
Is that when the new maps will be released?

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Well played.
     
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Meet-up Breakdown: The Aftermath II

It's a left turnnnnnnn



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I think we'd all enjoy NASCAR if kavvika was a driver.



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Oct 29, 2010, 06:07 PM
 
Bwahaha, awesome shots. That was fun - wtb another meet up.
     
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Oct 31, 2010, 12:32 AM
 
Supposedly there is a way you can fly a Pelican in Halo:Reach. There's a video on Youtube, but I' not exactly sure what he does... does he activate a couple of buttons? And then his falcon switches to a Pelican?

YouTube - Halo Reach Easter Egg - Flyable Pelican!
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Oct 31, 2010, 02:05 PM
 
Here's a better video. Apparently you can spawn a Phantom if you hijack a Banshee.

YouTube - Halo Reach - Flyable Pelican & Phantom Easter-egg Tutorial [New Alexandria]

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Oct 31, 2010, 06:34 PM
 
Ok. That was a better movie and explanation. Cool that you can get a Phantom too.
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Nov 1, 2010, 10:27 AM
 
What the hell? Within 24 hours of bungie's announcement people figure it out? That's really weird. You'd think that'd have been either already discovered or would take longer.
     
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Nov 1, 2010, 12:55 PM
 
I've seen stranger things happen. Remember the MLB 2K $1 million dollar "First to Pitch a Perfect Game" contest? Some guy won the contest on release day. He pitched a perfect game on his third try. That's ridiculous.

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Some guy won the contest on release day.
Makes sense to me.
     
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Nov 1, 2010, 01:33 PM
 
I believe someone already had found an easter-egg in Alexandria via a switch, so they just scoured Alexandria for switches. Not sure how they knew to fly in that hole in the building to switch the falcon to a pelican. I know some hints were given with the announcement, but I didn't see the announcement.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post

Makes sense to me.
You sound like a chick that has no knowledge of sports. Do you know how hard it is to pitch a perfect game? There's only been like 20 of them in the history of baseball. Granted, this was only a video game but 2K Sports didn't expect someone to get it on the first day of release... if at all.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Granted, this was only a video game
Exactly.
     
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Well then you shouldn't be surprised someone found the Pelican Easter egg 24 hours after it was announced.


Speaking of challenges, we got ourselves another lame weekly challenge.

Multiplicative - 2000cR
Earn 45 Multikills in multiplayer Matchmaking this week.


Gunslinger - 400cR
Kill 40 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking.

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

House of Pain - 1000cR
Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic with Mythic, Tilt, and Thunderstorm on.

Linked Up with Bungie.net - 3000cR
Link your gamertag with Bungie.net and play a game in Halo: Reach Matchmaking.


So let me get this straight. My gamertag is already linked to Bungie.net. All I have to do is play one quick game of Rumble Pit and I get more credits than the weekly challenge? That makes no sense. (Like pitching a perfect game in MLB 2K the day it was released.)

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Well then you shouldn't be surprised someone found the Pelican Easter egg 24 hours after it was announced.
After only 3 tries!
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Linked Up with Bungie.net - 3000cR
Link your gamertag with Bungie.net and play a game in Halo: Reach Matchmaking.


So let me get this straight. My gamertag is already linked to Bungie.net. All I have to do is play one quick game of Rumble Pit and I get more credits than the weekly challenge? That makes no sense.
I think that one's done on purpose, though. They want to get more people signed in to Bungie.net and they don't care how many CR they give away to get people to do it. After all, CR is worth nothing. A big number like that is going to attract alot of people that haven't signed in yet.
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Nov 1, 2010, 03:19 PM
 
For you Bogues...

New DLC Achievements:

Totally Worth it - 50pts
Earn a double kill from the grave in multiplayer matchmaking.

Both Barrells - 50pts
Earn a double kill with a shotgun in multiplayer matchmaking.

Cross-Mappin' - 50pts
Kill a player at long range with the DMR in a matchmade Slayer game.

You Ate All the Chips - 42pts
Collect all of the flags in a matchmade Stockpile game.

You Blew It Up! - 13pts
Blow up the research facility in a matchmade Invasion game on Breakpoint.

Poppin' & Lockin' - 25pts
Destroy a vehicle using Armor Lock in a matchmade game.

Offensive Driver - 20pts
Earn a kill in a matchmade Rocket Race game.


The stockpile and invasion achievements might be a bitch but the rest look easy. I'm just glad Bungie didn't add another rank achievement.

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So I signed on last night to get the dumb challenge. It said complete as soon as I went into mMM, but I couldn't tell whether I got the credits or not.

I ended up on a game of BTB on Hemorrhage. Close game. At some point I'm camping with my Revenant on the cliff waiting for a guy to try and invade and a team mate spawns next to me and starts DMRing me. I move out of the spawn just to shut him up but he keeps at it. Moments later he gets the Wraith so I decide to pepper him to see how much he likes it. Then I leave, and then get crushed by one of his artillery blasts from the wraith. He proceeds to die, then quit.

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Nov 2, 2010, 02:56 PM
 
I give Halo Reach the award for "least played 360 game in my library"

Pretty impressive given that I own FEAR (awfully boring game) and RSV2 which didn't last extremely long. Honorable mention goes to GoW2.
     
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I give Halo Reach the award for "least played 360 game in my library"
In my library, that award would go to Halo ODST. Probably because the MP was Halo 3 and Firefight was laggy and not as fun as it is in Halo Reach.
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God I'm happy I didn't fall for ODST.
     
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While I'm here, I was just curious about how you guys achieved two of the achievements:

Destroying the Corvette's Engines and Escorts - did you get this one in coop or solo?

Assassinating an Elite from a Fall... - any tips? Did you do it on Pillar of Autumn or NightFall or a different map?
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While I'm here, I was just curious about how you guys achieved two of the achievements:

Destroying the Corvette's Engines and Escorts - did you get this one in coop or solo?

Assassinating an Elite from a Fall... - any tips? Did you do it on Pillar of Autumn or NightFall or a different map?
Fatty, saint and I wrecked the corvette by natural awesomeness.

The Elite assassination is awful. I spent 30 min trying it one day for the hell of it. I could rarely run far enough, never got a single assassination, but twice did a one-hit kill against his back, which makes no sense to me.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
God I'm happy I didn't fall for ODST.
I enjoy a good pun.
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Heh, especially one that was not intended.
     
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Nov 2, 2010, 04:47 PM
 
It looks like Bungie unlocked the new ranks and armor today. 60,000 from Lt. Colonel grade 3 to Commander. Damn.

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Weird, the thermometer on the front page still showed a gap this morning. Maybe they were lazy on updating it.

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While I'm here, I was just curious about how you guys achieved two of the achievements:

Destroying the Corvette's Engines and Escorts - did you get this one in coop or solo?

Assassinating an Elite from a Fall... - any tips? Did you do it on Pillar of Autumn or NightFall or a different map?
I got the Corvette Engine Escort achievement by playing co-op. It was pretty easy.

For the "If they came to hear me beg" achievement, I followed the instructions on this video. Taking out your shields and heath with a grenade was a big help. It took me a while to get the timing of the jump down but once I did, the achievement unlocked the first time I assassinated the Elite.

YouTube - Halo Reach If They Came To Hear Me Beg Achievement Guide

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Tried to get the "If they came to hear me beg" achievement. Died 60 some times. Assassinated the elite 4 times - 3 without the animation, 1 with the animation. Didn't get the achievement.

I'll research it again after my Legendary run thru. I've started my Legendary run thru since I'm at the second level of Lt. Colonel - don't want to get the highest rank with no higher to go.
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Nov 4, 2010, 03:22 AM
 
Hey Bogues, I finally remembered to post that pic from the Multi-Team game we played on Reflection.

Bulltrue by sniper rifle headshot?




Here's the rendered video. (Check out his 2 for 1 sniper kill right before it.)

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