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  1. Just going to say this publicly so that everyone else knows my thoughts on this as well. I support each persons right to believe and say whatever they like. I appreciate discussion on numerous topics. Part of the reason I enjoy forum settings in particular is because of the back and forth discussion that can happen between individuals. Having said that, this ongoing commentary on other individuals religious beliefs and your interpretation of how well they live up to them is not appropriate in this thread, and it needs to stop. I say this for a couple of reasons: First, though it has been somewhat framed as a design discussion, based upon the comment I've quoted it's clearly not about that, and therefore it is off topic. Now I recognize that off topic discussion is quite common in this thread, and I am not citing that as a reason why it shouldn't be posted here, but it's worth noting nonetheless. Second, it is not a discussion. The people you have been trying to engage in this topic of discussion clearly want nothing to do with it. And so it is both a one sided commentary and off topic. Finally, it has now entered the territory of 'personal attack'. While I'm sure we can all handle having our beliefs and actions in life challenged, it is simply something that I do not want to see to this degree on the site. My intent is for there to be a sense of respect and a feeling of community amongst the members here. You are not contributing to that in a positive way by continuing to bring up this subject. If you feel so inclined, start up a separate thread on the relationship between religion and video games. It's an interesting subject that I think is worth discussing. But please, no more in this thread. And if you do end up creating a new discussion thread, keep the focus on the concepts rather than on any particular individuals.
    11 points
  2. Remnant From the Ashes is fun. Starts slow, gets better.
    4 points
  3. Thanks Sorry, I couldn't understand most of that because clearly you are using different psycho-conceptual hieroglyphics to communicate and I just don't have any of the necessary tools to translate because my emotions are producing chemico-vascular pulses in my glans cognitans that don't line up with the sensations you are sending me via electro-crystal wavelengths. What's 'Philosopy'? Is that related at all to 'Sloplipsism'? If not, could you elaborate on what it means while also addressing the merit of my argument re. perfection that you so handily a priori ad-hominem'd out of existence? And by the way, I am serious, life is too short for the kind of petty arguments you're leveling against... let's see... the same two (three?) guys in an ongoing attempt to one-up them on some moral point which you've implicitly conceded time after time by not addressing the counters to your position. Not to mention, you accept the fundamental premise of the ethics you belittle: that Humanity is by definition imperfect, and therefore incapable of achieving, let alone conceiving of perfection. Either try and learn something in earnest or stop it. It's sad and immature.
    4 points
  4. So who is going to tackle best 2v2 symm ever made? what is the current “best” 2v2 symm that exists in all halos? symm lives matter
    4 points
  5. I’ve yet to see a map that integrates vehicles for player counts below 4v4 (8). Even H3 Isolation doesn’t manage it, because the rockets are right in front of the ghost. Big waste! Screw the Banshee, and screw Ascendance. Absolute 🐕
    3 points
  6. JB_

    What Are You Working On?

    Vibes... We were in the water too.
    3 points
  7. April fool’s isn’t for another 6 months @MultiLockOn you made it to 152, congrats! You get the Star Wars skin for infinite
    3 points
  8. a Chunk

    What Are You Working On?

    This is pretty awesome. A Forge Test playlist is something I've been wanting for years, and it's very cool that we're finally getting it. Now they just need to make it permanent and regularly rotate different maps through it. 😉
    3 points
  9. Soul is right that there are a lot of unbalanced moments with vehicles in Halo games. Most games in vanilla MM that include vehicles often come down to one or two players on either team who can use that vehicle in any capacity, or it gets totally btfo'd right off the spawn every time by grenades/explosives. But I don't think that's due to a flaw in the vehicles' design, but rather the implementation on certain maps and the lack of team coordination in most MM games + stupid use or misuse by dumb players. If you are queueing solo for BTB and you end up with 7 Johnny No-Thumbs on your team against two 4-person parties that coordinate around vehicles, no shit, that's going to be unbalanced. It doesn't even matter what map you're on, the same holds for 4v4. It's been my experience that vehicles are largely ignored if they aren't the Ghost or the Banshee, as there is no way to effectively attack with them. Of course, the Banshee and Ghost do remove a lot of the necessary skill to acquire kills, and are not at all easy to destroy without a power weapon. Sometimes you'll see a guy in a flaming Ghost run over 15 people in the span of 2 minutes because of spawning and speedboost. Mongooses are just positional vehicles (Gungoose notwithstanding, @Kantalope knows why), nobody even looks at them unless they are playing on Last Resort or Valhalla. Total waste! But, hey, most of those maps aren't really designed to leverage small-vehicle positioning. Turf in H2 was always interesting to me because it restricted the Warthog... kinda... But I guess there's a hidden positive, which is that you can now use your totally OP vehicle to splatter the monstrosity at below/right. What in the ever-loving fuck are they doing up there in Bellevue? Looking at screens of these H4-> armors in H3 engine only goes to show how superior Bungie's artistic approach was! Why would you shoot yourself in the foot? Again? And again? Hasn't anyone gone to a shareholders' meeting to raise these issues? Has everyone collectively decided that the only way to change what publicly traded companies do is to make stupid clickbait videos that attempt to shame nameless executives into sacrificing their 401k's and severance stock options for some basement boy's childhood memories?
    2 points
  10. I have a question for all of you. In a competitive Halo map, there is an item to contest in the middle. That item grants you increased health, speed, maneuverability, and an infinite supply of high explosives. You can keep this item so long as you don't die, or someone takes it from you. With only that description, does the item sound like it fits in a competitive Halo map?
    2 points
  11. So I've been watching a new Netflix series. I hope its available in the US too, it's called Alien Worlds. I wondered if it might just be a whatever CGI, non-based documentary but it's actually dead interesting. They use the idea of hypothetical environments on other planets to predict how life might evolve based on how we understand it to work on Earth. A lot of their concepts are super creative too. Seems to also be a platform to introduce loads of different scientific practicians to the audience too. They get astrophysicists, biologists, geologist, etc on the show to discuss how our own planet works and how they make new breakthroughs. There a environments I initially thought were some crazy CGI intro shot for the next planet until they cut to a scientist doing experiments and walking around. Would recommend if you like learning about our planet or are even just interested in seeing some mad alien wildlife and planets. If anyones already seen it I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. 🙂
    2 points
  12. Me and my buddy are playing it on xbox one. At first I wasnt really feeling the level design on earth, but with each new world I feel it gets better and better. We both like the enemy designs, and are really liking the boss fights. I never really got into the Souls games, but this gives me a taste of why the formula has such an enthusiastic fan base. That’s sick you know someone that worked on it. Its been a really pleasant surprise for something I bought on a whim.
    2 points
  13. If that game didn't have randomly generated levels it might be one of my favorite games ever. What platform are you on? My good friend Ryan was a key designer on it and I'm sure he'd be down to play with the both of us.
    2 points
  14. I didn't mean any annoyance, nor did I imply that 2077 isn't an RPG. Nor did I say either of you were wrong about it being an RPG in any substantial capacity. // I am curious why there are so many misconceptions about what kind of gameplay an RPG entails, though. My thinking is that a lot of people think that W3 was less of an action-adventure RPG and more of a 90's/00's Bethesda top-down WRPG with GTA 5 -level interactivity and depth, and thus have misplaced expectations as to what 2077 was going to be. Further, I think the use of 'RPG' in marketing is confusing now. There are so many different games that have all implemented nebulous, piecemeal RPG-lite features, like God of War (2018), Last of Us, Far Cry, Just Cause, even CoD Warzone etc. that the meaning of the concept 'RPG' has been diluted. I recall that 343 was hiring for an experienced RPG progression design position, or something like that, and as a result of that getting out people began hypothesizing that Infinite would have RPG-lite (skilltrees? equipment upgrades?) features, and thus make it an 'RPG'. But to market it as such would be a really bad idea, especially if the game is built around standard Halo systems. Like, ODST isn't exactly a detective game, even though it features a storyline that centers heavily around finding clues. It's a semi-non-linear-hubworld FPS, but it only needed to be marketed as a Halo game because of the core gameplay. Change of topic:
    1 point
  15. Soul what kind of stupid trick question is that lmao. Regardless the answer is it's dumb right way, the banshee just makes it way dumber because unlike a blatant obnoxious powerup where you still have to aim a gun, the banshee not only buffs you but removes any possible way to be skillful.
    1 point
  16. He is referring to the banshee I’ll just ask what do you guys think of vehicles in competitive play? Specifically the banshee
    1 point
  17. I'll address the responses to my post eventually, but I must first congratulate 343i for being big dumbasses again! They added essentially Halo 4/5 armor to Halo 3 in the new season for MCC! I can't wait for everyone to start wearing hot pink undersuits and crazy reclaimer era forerunner looking helmets with their super soaker AR and BR! Woohoo! This is easily the best closer for Halo in 2020!
    1 point
  18. 1608141211990.webm dude I can't
    1 point
  19. Wrong. The banshee indeed grants you all of the things I set forth in my post, and can ultimately dominate the enemy team with little effort for a standard player, and even more with an experienced pilot. However, the same vehicle can be countered with squad gunfire, a well placed sticky, or an EMP from a power drain or Plasma Pistol. This is a problem. I have had games where vehicles are a great annoyance. I have had games where vehicles are of little use. I have never had a match where the vehicles feel just right on a map, and provide ample challenge for the team controlling them, or attacking them. There is no map made by Bungie, or 343, or a Forger, where I thought the vehicles on them felt "good". It's always on the two extremes of "too damn strong" or "hardly worth using". You could make an argument for the Falcon in Reach, or the Mongoose for faster flag caps and bomb arming, but I wouldn't consider it worthy because of the aforementioned latter extreme. Someone who wants to make a map for vehicles would need to painstakingly craft it in such a specific way for it to work, that it would make said vehicles feel right at home within the playspace. I can't name a single map in existence where someone managed to make a Warthog fun to use and fight against, or a Ghost, or a Wasp or Hornet or Falcon, and most definitely not a Banshee. Until further evidence can be given, I'll stick by the statement that vehicles in Halo are dog.
    0 points
  20. Whatever you need to tell yourself and convince yourself that your sinful worldly pleasure indulgences aren't so. @icyhotspartin Imperfect human creations attaining perfection.... Absolute philosopical ascendance! By the way I don't think words are finger paints, I just have the humility to know that a simple verbal utterance or written symbol can't accurately communicate extremely complex biological states associated with the nervous system brought on by neurophysiological changes variously associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioural responses, and a degree of pleasure or displeasure. ... Emotions produce different physiological, behavioral and cognitive changes that are unique to the individuals experiencing them. Words are very broad things, and while I agree they do a pretty good job at accurately describing tangible things our physical pherierpary organs can sense and process, they absolutely fall short at describing untangible stimuli like emotions. The meaning of the word sad is going to vary greatly from one man to the next, even if 99% of it's meaning is agreed upon. It's important to understand the shortcomings of human language if we want to learn how to communicate better, not only with eachother but with ourselves.
    -3 points
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