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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.

The new weapons aren't fun. In particular the Bulldog is an actual Nerf gun and the Ravager may as well be the Cursed Halo Reverse Throwing Pistol.
Bulldog is great bro. Easy two tap at the right range. 
It's no CE shotgun bit it's leagues above h3 or reach's.

Ravenger is hot fucking garbage tho yeah


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
The disruptor is the most useless weapon I have ever seen in a Halo title. I’m not counting the Infinite PP cause that does negative damage and is useful for healing your enemies when you shoot at them with it.
>Fiesta spawns you with a pp and a disruptor

Guess I'll just leeroy jenkins this shit...


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.

Also, hey let's just completely ignore 5
this is a good thing and prometheans should be forgotten about
 


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Also, hey let's just completely ignore 5
this is a good thing and prometheans should be forgotten about

Not disagreeing, but in terms of writing they had already set up a lot of shit.  It would've been absolutely horrible, but now they're just plot threads hanging around in the abyss instead of having any conclusion (minus Space Hitler suddenly having an epiphany because a Brute said he killed her not-boyfriend) and it bothers the ever-living fuck out of me.


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Also, hey let's just completely ignore 5
this is a good thing and prometheans should be forgotten about

Nah fuck all y'all, Promethans were cool except the soldiers. Knights just needed less ridiculous health pools.

The reason I don't like how they handled it is because it's the same problem over and over with 343i that game us Halo 5 to begin with. Everytime the feedback isn't 100% positive to any aspect of their narrative they just throw the whole thing out and im sick of it.
Salvage the fucking story and actually give us a conclusion to FUCKING SOMETHING JUST ONCE. 
That's why the part I like about Infinite is Chief himself since it's the one thing that actualy feels like a Narrative follow up to 5 and especially 4. I felt that way about The Weapon too until the end where they imply she is going to take Cortana's name and just be her from now on. I fucking pray that's not the case.


 
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I felt that way about The Weapon too until the end where they imply she is going to take Cortana's name and just be her from now on. I fucking pray that's not the case.
yeah i really did not like that vibe when I started feeling it


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If Weapon named herself Cortana I'm going to ragequit the campaign.  If they really do want to "start fresh", then let Cortana die.  Weapon taking her name will just cause people to view her with suspicion and mistrust (see Esparza shitting several Infinity-sized bricks upon seeing her).  Give her a new name.  I've seen people toss Joy around, which I'd be...okay with I guess.  Certainly better than being named after someone who BLEW UP A FUCKING PLANET JUST TO PROVE A POINT.


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The new weapons aren't fun. In particular the Bulldog is an actual Nerf gun and the Ravager may as well be the Cursed Halo Reverse Throwing Pistol.
Bulldog is great bro. Easy two tap at the right range. 
It's no CE shotgun bit it's leagues above h3 or reach's.

Ravenger is hot fucking garbage tho yeah

To this day I don't even know how the CE shotgun functions in multiplayer. Explain it to me das. Is there like a magic range and headshot damage to get the perfect two tap or oneshot?

Best I can ever manage is leading four shots at point blank for a takedown and by then some sweatlord's already kenshiro'd me so I just bust a nut imagining I was skilled enough to get a quad shot.


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why are so many of the guns in finite grenade launchers/explosives/AoE

why did they castrate the sniper rifle’s no scoping and ammo count

give me BR starts and some good maps

343 has no magic at all


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A few things to shout into the void:
-343 create some semblance of continuity between games challenge (very hard). As much as I disagreed with their story directions, I was very much looking forward to seeing what 5 was going to be about after the end of 4 and the leadup with the hunt the truth series, and again with Infinite after the cliffhanger. Both times have been complete tangents imo. Extremely disappointing in that regard.

-The bar is low (at least from much earlier titles), but I'm not a fan of the netcode, desyncs in particular. You can hit a clean perfect in a duel but if their ping is 1ms lower the game will give complete advantage state to whoever you're trying to shoot/getting shot by. Also applies to melee lunge range. Looks like a Fall Guys lobby.

-Soft kill barriers. A blight on the franchise since reach. I could write a 700 page novel on why I hate these and it still wouldn't cover half of the energy I could spend blustering at it. I will instead opt to channel that energy towards watching youtube documentaries of the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking, and Cascadia subduction zone, in an attempt at self care cheers legends.


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.

why did they castrate the sniper rifle’s no scoping and ammo count

I wanna know why they took out the ricochet shenanigans


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does anyone else feel like the multiplayer maps are mostly just... boring? there's no guardian/lockout or classic feeling maps

they went for that classic halo feel but the map variety just isn't quite there


 
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does anyone else feel like the multiplayer maps are mostly just... boring? there's no guardian/lockout or classic feeling maps

they went for that classic halo feel but the map variety just isn't quite there
aquarius, streets, live fire, and bazzar are all  similar variations of the same three lane arena idea.  The main difference is which lane has two stories on it.
Arguably behemoth is the same thing just bigger.
The only 4v4 map that isn't this way is launch site but launch site fucking sucks worse than Isolation.


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does anyone else feel like the multiplayer maps are mostly just... boring? there's no guardian/lockout or classic feeling maps

they went for that classic halo feel but the map variety just isn't quite there
aquarius, streets, live fire, and bazzar are all  similar variations of the same three lane arena idea.  The main difference is which lane has two stories on it.
Arguably behemoth is the same thing just bigger.
The only 4v4 map that isn't this way is launch site but launch site fucking sucks worse than Isolation.

i used to hate launch site, but it's grown on me. i despise behemoth though

you can say similar things about even the BTB maps, which sucks cuz the vehicles suffer for it. theyre confined to, like, 2 roads


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So. Anybody gonna talk about Paramount's cock slap with their Halo series?

Kind of a shame because some of the prop work is awesome but the story's hot garbage.

Is it laughable or sad that to this day the best live action Halo we ever had was blomkamps Landfall short, which was only done because he got tired of waiting for greenlights and just said fuck it I'm making it?


 
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i enjoyed the first episode of the show more than i enjoyed the first video game, which is probably not the opinion you wanted to hear, but it doesn't mean that i thought it was good—it was quite dumb, in fact—but i think it's all right as long as you take it for what it is and not what you want it to be

i like how the efficacy of a UNSC weapon is completely dependent on whether MC is wielding it, where, if anyone else tries to fire the same exact weapon at an elite, it's like water off a duck's ass—MC is just such a badass that any weapon he holds gets stronger like magic, i guess. that's pretty funny

i appreciated how they used the sound effects from the games during certain parts—we even got a "wort wort wort"

chief's voice really wasn't doing it for me, because he's not supposed to sound that gruff and whispery—they should've just gotten the actual guy to do it, since he IS the voice of master chief

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and i get how that means they'd also have to overdub his voice for when he takes his helmet off, but that's all the more reason for the master chief to never take his helmet off

that girl gave a pretty good performance, i think—seems like she really cares about the role, which is nice

storyline is whatever. people have been complaining about how unfaithful it is, but i don't really give a fuck—it's clear that they're telling their own story with this, and i'm mostly okay with that, because i think being 100% faithful is a pretty boring and largely pointless endeavor anyway

the production value is certainly the best thing the show has going for it, but i wasn't really gripped by the story and unless i start hearing some good things, i don't feel super compelled to watch the rest
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i enjoyed the first episode of the show more than i enjoyed the first video game, which is probably not the opinion you wanted to hear, but it doesn't mean that i thought it was good—it was quite dumb, in fact—but i think it's all right as long as you take it for what it is and not what you want it to be

i like how the efficacy of a UNSC weapon is completely dependent on whether MC is wielding it, where, if anyone else tries to fire the same exact weapon at an elite, it's like water off a duck's ass—MC is just such a badass that any weapon he holds gets stronger like magic, i guess. that's pretty funny

i appreciated how they used the sound effects from the games during certain parts—we even got a "wort wort wort"

chief's voice really wasn't doing it for me, because he's not supposed to sound that gruff and whispery—they should've just gotten the actual guy to do it, since he IS the voice of master chief

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and i get how that means they'd also have to overdub his voice for when he takes his helmet off, but that's all the more reason for the master chief to never take his helmet off

that girl gave a pretty good performance, i think—seems like she really cares about the role, which is nice

storyline is whatever. people have been complaining about how unfaithful it is, but i don't really give a fuck—it's clear that they're telling their own story with this, and i'm mostly okay with that, because i think being 100% faithful is a pretty boring and largely pointless endeavor anyway

the production value is certainly the best thing the show has going for it, but i wasn't really gripped by the story and unless i start hearing some good things, i don't feel super compelled to watch the rest

Well it's kinda a given that you're not gonna like CE too much Verb. At its core it's a basic bread and butter shooter with a minimalistic story that stood out amongst other games during the time period it launched.

Honestly even if I take it for what it is, it's still like 50% hot trash. I write fanfiction and I read fanfiction. Watch movie adaptations from novels. So I'm used to having no actual wants for what I want to see in a movie or a piece of fiction. Story writers are allowed to do what they wanna do with their projects. But that doesn't protect them from a lense of criticism.

I think the main issue with me is, Halo has a metric fuck ton of lore beyond the games. The novels delve into more complex subject matter than the games ever could because they've room to do it. This is a series rich with content to work with. And you don't even have to be page by fucking page faithful to the lore here. No reason the showrunners couldn't read up on the lore and be like "Hey, I have a cool idea how we can expand on this or base the show on something like this." But they didn't. They loosely read up on the series, probably on appearances alone and a few mannerisms, and then just winged it with piss poor amatuer writing.

It's the same old problem that's plauged game adaptations to the screen for ages now. Writers and creators take creative liberties with the source material. That's not the problem. It's that their creative liberties are always fucking shit and simplistic rather than something that's unique that maybe expands on different angles with the original story or series while still having good writing.

It's really fucking lame with this series too because like you said, the production values and set pieces are great. Now if they could get some writers to save their lives that'd be neat.



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To this day I don't even know how the CE shotgun functions in multiplayer. Explain it to me das. Is there like a magic range and headshot damage to get the perfect two tap or oneshot?

Best I can ever manage is leading four shots at point blank for a takedown and by then some sweatlord's already kenshiro'd me so I just bust a nut imagining I was skilled enough to get a quad shot.
90% of the CE online experience is using teammates and the hitmarker sound effect upon respawn to see how far to the left/right you need to lead a shot for it to actually register. 


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I felt that way about The Weapon too until the end where they imply she is going to take Cortana's name and just be her from now on. I fucking pray that's not the case.
yeah i really did not like that vibe when I started feeling it

If Weapon named herself Cortana I'm going to ragequit the campaign.  If they really do want to "start fresh", then let Cortana die.  Weapon taking her name will just cause people to view her with suspicion and mistrust (see Esparza shitting several Infinity-sized bricks upon seeing her).  Give her a new name.  I've seen people toss Joy around, which I'd be...okay with I guess.  Certainly better than being named after someone who BLEW UP A FUCKING PLANET JUST TO PROVE A POINT.

If I had to really stretch my wishful thinking, I'm hoping it's gonna be based off some somewhat niche historical weapon in line with OG Bungie's naming traditions for AI (eg: Durandal/Durendal from Marathon, Cortana/Curtana, etc).

That said, I'm kinda doubting the capability of 343's writing department to come up with something satisfactory given they're incapable of a modicum of continuity between games.
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Also boom when are we engaging in 390 ping shenanigans I wanna drop a 15 bomb on some kids with AFK teammates while you carry the team to a 50-30 victory again
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Also boom when are we engaging in 390 ping shenanigans I wanna drop a 15 bomb on some kids with AFK teammates while you carry the team to a 50-30 victory again
I'm washed up now. I've booted up mcc once in the past year.

Hey, I've been out of sweatlord territory in Halo for years now. A couple weeks of relatively consistant playtime and you'll have some of your edge back.

It's not like you're a boxer out of their prime or a used condom or anything. You'd be surprised how fast your reflexes come back.


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