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Dakar the Fourth Dec 13, 2007 03:40 PM
Dakar's Halo 3 Thread
...because official just isn't pretentious enough.

http://homepage.mac.com/nilsraab/MacNN/H3.jpg

I'm a terrible player (never played Halo before), but this is pretty much all I've been playing lately, as the general VG thread can attest to. So rather than continuing to derail it every few days, I thought I'd start a fresh thread that will be lucky to make it to two pages.

Feel free to share pics, clips, game variant ideas, and match experiences.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 13, 2007 03:42 PM
To bribe Sek into posting, I leaving a Christmas sig for him here.
http://homepage.mac.com/nilsraab/MacNN/XmasHELPeR.jpg
 
sek929 Dec 13, 2007 05:07 PM
As it appears my crappy comcast web site that was only used for hosting photos no longer exists, ( :confused: ) I guess I'll go see what all the fuss about Flikr is (or however it's spelled).

edit: Social Stats for now.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/...637c0a.jpg?v=0

editx2: My story got messed up in the other thread. It appears it was just me and my friend playing Team Crazy King, results are the same.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/...be4325.jpg?v=0

(note the overall kills for the blue team)
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 09:28 AM
I'd hate to play against you, snipers are hell.

Which reminds me, you excited for Ranked BTB coming in Jan?
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 01:55 PM
Hell yeah, I really want to play a ranked match in Sandtrap.

Me and Cheezy were playing yesterday but it seems my new router can't handle having two 360s signed in at the same time. Blast! I totally would have invited you to come win with us (I don't think we lost any Social games) but I was pissed that we had to play split-screen instead of having two TVs.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 02:00 PM
Well if you ever use the mic, I'm up for some teaming up. My qualifications are as follows:
http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/...8_Picture2.jpg
http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/...1_Picture3.jpg


I'm looking forward to it particular because a few of my friend who were late comers and haven't caught up to me in TS will be able to play something ranked with me. That and other than Rocket Race this is all we do in social.
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 02:01 PM
Here's a new screenshot I took yesterday...the guy in the Mongoose was pissed :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/...b3f09a.jpg?v=0

BTW, I don't think I have ONE single kill with the Banshee, and you have 38.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 02:03 PM
That reminds me, I love the people who make Halo 3 Motivational Posters.

Here's one of my better ones:
http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/...tor7730188.jpg
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 02:04 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth (Post 3555186)
Well if you ever use the mic, I'm up for some teaming up. My qualifications are as follows:
I have a mic, but it got stepped on so the process to hold it near my face is long and ridiculous.

Why would you wanna hear my jerk voice anyways?
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 02:05 PM
Because knowing what you want to do if we team up is going to be tedious without it.
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 02:08 PM
I play anything, I would totally let you be the man...err I mean party leader.

The only gametype I can't stand overall is Neutral Flag....besides that I'm game for anything.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 02:10 PM
Get one for Christmas loser

(I forget, whats's Neutral Flag, only one in the middle of map?)
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 02:12 PM
Yep, also known as pure chaos.

I'm a huge fan of round based games of Flag, Bomb, etc.. Multi Flag and Multi Bomb annoy me a little but Neutral is always a sh!t show.
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 02:14 PM
If I'm going to get one I'd probably opt for the wireless headset.....if only I didn't have to get presents for OTHER people.

It's nice to see SO many other people taking part in this thread, isn't it?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2099/...ede1c1.jpg?v=0

Just call me the Headshot Honcho
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 02:45 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555206)
Yep, also known as pure chaos.

I'm a huge fan of round based games of Flag, Bomb, etc.. Multi Flag and Multi Bomb annoy me a little but Neutral is always a sh!t show.
I despise the round based games, with the exception of territories.

Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555211)
It's nice to see SO many other people taking part in this thread, isn't it?
I didn't expect much, but now I don't feel guilty for completely flooding/derailing/taking over the Main VG thread.
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 03:29 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth (Post 3555242)
I despise the round based games, with the exception of territories.
Territories on Valhalla is a beast of a game.

I dunno why I like round games, I guess it's mostly because I relish playing defense. I'd say I'm twice as good at defense than offense in most objective games.

Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth (Post 3555242)
I didn't expect much, but now I don't feel guilty for completely flooding/derailing/taking over the Main VG thread.
True enough, but eventually we are going to run out of screenshots to post....
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 14, 2007 03:35 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555279)
Territories on Valhalla is a beast of a game.
Warthog can be key there if you're good. By the same token, I love it when some idiot buries it in the middle of 4 and all you do is toss a grenade and everyone dies.

Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555279)
I dunno why I like round games, I guess it's mostly because I relish playing defense. I'd say I'm twice as good at defense than offense in most objective games.
I thought about it, and I realize why I hate those games. You're either going all out kinda throwing yourself at the wall, or you're sitting, waiting for something to happen.

Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555279)
True enough, but eventually we are going to run out of screenshots to post....
You obviously haven't looked at my bungie page, or my flikr one. I should figure out the geevee thing and start posting film clips.
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 04:58 PM
I get lasered almost 100% of the time when I use a vehicle in Valhalla.

Edit: Just got to 41, yay!
 
sek929 Dec 14, 2007 05:05 PM
Ranked Stats aren't as impressive

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/...d9c7d5.jpg?v=0
 
::maroma:: Dec 14, 2007 08:03 PM
Just so we get a little variety up in here, I thought I'd throw a post in.

I just started playing Halo 3 about a week ago. Love it love it love it. I suck at multi, but feel like I'm getting a little better with each match.

I have no idea how to show all my stats and stuff. But I've played about 4 matches on Live, so I won't have much to show anyways.

I've decided that Halo 3 will be my game of choice until I get sick of it. So hopefully I can get some mad stats and post em up.
 
klb5090 Dec 14, 2007 10:26 PM
Not impressive but figured i'd join in. Can't wait for ranked BTB
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/...c9cdef56_o.png
 
Stogieman Dec 15, 2007 12:04 AM
Here's me skyjacking E40's Banshee.

http://homepage.mac.com/kcrosbie/macnn/skijack.jpg

This dude thought he was safe from the Mongoose if he stood behind the doorway.... WRONG! :lol:

http://homepage.mac.com/kcrosbie/macnn/mowing.jpg
 
rickey939 Dec 15, 2007 01:27 AM
Hardcore.
 
sek929 Dec 15, 2007 11:42 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ::maroma:: (Post 3555412)
I have no idea how to show all my stats and stuff. But I've played about 4 matches on Live, so I won't have much to show anyways.
You'll need to link your gamertag to Bungie.net, which requires getting a Windows Live ID.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 10:48 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555338)
Ranked Stats aren't as impressive

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/...d9c7d5.jpg?v=0
Quiet you, they're still way better than mine. Except I have a lot more incinerations. No one expects the flame thrower.

Quote, Originally Posted by klb5090 (Post 3555473)
Not impressive but figured i'd join in. Can't wait for ranked BTB
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/...c9cdef56_o.png
This is what I find interesting about the game. I have a better K/D (been working hard not to be a drag on TS), but kb here is a waaaaay better player than me.

Quote, Originally Posted by Stogieman (Post 3555522)
Here's me skyjacking E40's Banshee.

http://homepage.mac.com/kcrosbie/macnn/skijack.jpg
ALl I have to say is... BOW CHIKA-BOW WOW
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 10:52 AM
Anyway, nice to see some random people show up in the thread!

Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3555333)
I get lasered almost 100% of the time when I use a vehicle in Valhalla.
Well, you're going to die eventually, but at the start my biggest worry is the missile pod. If you're lucky the idiot cannons into the field with it and you run him down (and hopefully a teammate picks the 'pod up).

Anyway, since I bragged about my driving ability I had a horrid weekend. This is part because no one was looking to jump onto the back of the hog, which I totally don't get. I understand ppl not wanting to drive, but its a freakin' turret! You'd have to pretty unlucky not to get a kill or two with it. I don't get it.

And from the sounds of things MacNN might want to form a team for Ranked BTB.
 
sek929 Dec 18, 2007 11:07 AM
I am so down for Ranked BTB with you guys.

All I require is the Sniper Rifle, BR, 'nades, and minimal cover and I'll get 20+ kills every time. You guys can duke it out for the hog/banshee/missile pod/etc.

Not braggin' or nuthin' ;)
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 11:15 AM
We should organize a night to have us kill the **** out of each other in some custom games. Just as long as you promise not to make fun of me for being the Halo noob that comes in last.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 11:34 AM
Here's a close call I had during CTF. I am not driving, much to my chagrin (Oddly enough, I have a laser on my back, too).
http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/...2748Medium.jpg
 
Chuckit Dec 18, 2007 12:03 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth (Post 3557629)
Anyway, since I bragged about my driving ability I had a horrid weekend. This is part because no one was looking to jump onto the back of the hog, which I totally don't get. I understand ppl not wanting to drive, but its a freakin' turret! You'd have to pretty unlucky not to get a kill or two with it. I don't get it.
That happens to me too. I jump in the Warthog and say something like, "Come on, guys!" And everybody else just ignores me and I'm left sitting there. That's why I like playing with actual friends, because I know they'll be able to grasp the subtleties of my strategy like "Hey, we can shoot people with this mobile turret."
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 12:12 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Chuckit (Post 3557667)
That happens to me too. I jump in the Warthog and say something like, "Come on, guys!" And everybody else just ignores me and I'm left sitting there. That's why I like playing with actual friends, because I know they'll be able to grasp the subtleties of my strategy like "Hey, we can shoot people with this mobile turret."
What makes it even funnier is when you start playing the game everyone makes a run for it since its a power weapon. Now, not so much.

The person I level with in TS happens to love the turret the way I love to drive. When I play alone and someone else jumps on, they're usually pretty poor in comparison. There's a skill to prioritizing who to gun down and keeping an eye on your surroundings that you need to complement general accuracy.
 
klb5090 Dec 18, 2007 12:40 PM
i'm down for a custom game, we need to set up a day/time, all i need is some grenades and some melee....and a little BR
 
sek929 Dec 18, 2007 02:16 PM
I'll always ride the hog if it's driven by someone I know.

My biggest pet peeve is getting my weapons all set and hopping into a hog with some asshat at the wheel who flips it over 12 times before we reach the other base. (resulting in death for all)
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 02:19 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3557789)
I'll always ride the hog
Yeah, I heard you love the 'hog.
 
sek929 Dec 18, 2007 02:23 PM
Custom games aren't my forte, but I'm down for that as well.

Basically anything but Neutral Flag and Neutral Bomb (as stated above) and I'm a happy player.
 
sek929 Dec 18, 2007 02:25 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth (Post 3557794)
Yeah, I heard you love the 'hog.
That's it! One on One....Shotty Snipers....right now!

After I slap you silly in that game we can play Flamethrowers ;)
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 02:25 PM
In all seriousness though, I think teammates who aren't in the hog in BTB have a responsibility to eliminate the laser and missile pod guys early. It's in their best interests in the long run.

Honestly, before I was any good with the laser, I'd kill the guy, then throw it on my back, just so the other team couldn't use it. Maybe you guys know something I don't but I figured it was good strategy.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 02:28 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3557804)
That's it! One on One....Shotty Snipers....right now!
What a slaughter that'd be.

Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3557804)
After I slap you silly in that game we can play Flamethrowers ;)
Ug. Flamethrowers are such a support weapon. Camping too.

Quote, Originally Posted by sek929 (Post 3557801)
Custom games aren't my forte, but I'm down for that as well.

Basically anything but Neutral Flag and Neutral Bomb (as stated above) and I'm a happy player.
While I do have a few variants, I figured we be sticking to Slayer and TS game types. I guess it mostly relies on the turnout,though, which right now looks like 3.
 
sek929 Dec 18, 2007 02:29 PM
Always grab the good weapons...even if you suck at using them. Best case scenario is you swap it with a teammate who can kick ass with it.

In Halo 2 I was a mediocre sniper, but I always would hang on to the rifle and try to give it to my teammates.
 
sek929 Dec 18, 2007 02:30 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth (Post 3557807)
Ug. Flamethrowers are such a support weapon. Camping too.
I only set myself on fire with them anyways.
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 02:45 PM
They're an effective deterrent to the Sword guy on construct. If you're good worse case scenario is a double-kill (You both die).
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 04:05 PM
So has anyone in here worked on much custom content? I've made decent amount of Custom game types, maybe half of which are good, and I just completed a Sandtrap War variant with a buffet of vehicles and some (hopefully) interesting locations/set ups (needs testing, though).
 
klb5090 Dec 18, 2007 05:27 PM
all this halo talk makes me want to drop my studying for finals and play...not good
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 05:31 PM
I really want to derail this by yelling "Penn State Sucks!" but I'll just say, you've got a couple days left, you can make it.

(And who says you can't get a game in here and there for a break)
 
klb5090 Dec 18, 2007 05:37 PM
well thanks for the direct attack on my school haha, just kidding. yea three days left, two finals left, i might be able to get a few games in
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 18, 2007 05:44 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by klb5090 (Post 3557980)
well thanks for the direct attack on my school haha, just kidding
Don't worry, I'm a douch├ębag. And you can always dedicate some slaughtering of my ass to your school's honor. Or something.
 
klb5090 Dec 18, 2007 05:55 PM
ha sounds like a plan, don't worry i'm probably one of the very few who don't "bleed blue and white" I go to school here but its not my life story.


...don't get me wrong PSU has shown me some good times
 
Dakar the Fourth Dec 19, 2007 11:59 AM
Greetings, here's my pic for today:
http://www.imagehosting.com/out.php/i1466264_blao.jpg

I've never seen Valhalla Stunts until a few nights ago (did they add it when they added Covies and the DLC). My buddy did his best to drive the unfamiliar track, and as we went through the man cannon, we went upside down. Somehow I kept my orientation, and blasted our competitors down below, as we scored upside-down.

-----

I'm probably calling in sick tomorrow (gotta burn sick days before the end of the year) so i was thinking it'd be a good time to see if we can organize an informal grouping? Anyone interested, go ahead post what time you're prefer to get on in EST, and what games you're interest in doing. And by anyone interested, I mean, sek and kb.
 
sek929 Dec 19, 2007 01:27 PM
Tomorrow anytime between 2-6. I work until 2 and the missus usually comes over around 6 so I can get 4 solid hours of play in.

I'm game for anything except Team Slayer (which I have my highest rank in) since you fools will probably help me rank down ;)
 
sek929 Dec 19, 2007 01:35 PM
Also, for matchmaking's sake, we should really get one more person. Searching for matches with a party of three is a crapshoot at best.
 
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