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#901 Mega Man

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

You pretty much got early access to it. =]

Speaking of codes I would sell if I had bought the console I would sell the fotus armor. Its such an ugly fucking armor

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

I'm barely at level 35, so I haven't even gotten around to using them. Also, I actually ended up buying the FOTUS armor, as well as the controller that comes with the Halo 4 console on eBay, just because they're exclusive to the set. :[


#903 The 7th Number

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

So im thinking of selling lag ops 2 and getting this game. Does anyone know if this games connection is good? Also is it more like Halo 3 or Halo Reach would you say? Any other comments or review about the multiplayer game mode that i should probably know?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

So im thinking of selling lag ops 2 and getting this game. Does anyone know if this games connection is good? Also is it more like Halo 3 or Halo Reach would you say? Any other comments or review about the multiplayer game mode that i should probably know?


It's absolutely nothing like Halo 3 or Halo Reach, it's entirely different. There's a lot of obvious influence from Call Of Duty too and it's just as laggy as Black Ops II.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

Finished the campaign(finally). Really enjoyed it and it was a great start to a new trilogy.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

So im thinking of selling lag ops 2 and getting this game. Does anyone know if this games connection is good? Also is it more like Halo 3 or Halo Reach would you say? Any other comments or review about the multiplayer game mode that i should probably know?


It's a lot more fast-paced than the other Halo games (aka you kill faster and die faster). Reach's armor abilities have been nerfed, but they're still useful. The connection seems about on par with the other Halo games. 3-4 player co-op has had a choppy framerate for me, but multiplayer has been mostly fine.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:59 AM

I've had no problems with 4's mp and my internet connection is mediocre at best. No more armor lock which is good. No invasion which sucks all I play is SWAT which will be taken down soon which sucks

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:15 AM

Slow crawl to 50 will probably break it tomorrow for sure without any shitty mt dew codes. Gotta read up on what spec does what before I choose

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

Speaking of codes I would sell if I had bought the console I would sell the fotus armor. Its such an ugly fucking armor


Pretty much this... Not at all sure what the appeal of it is.

I've had no problems with 4's mp and my internet connection is mediocre at best. No more armor lock which is good. No invasion which sucks all I play is SWAT which will be taken down soon which sucks


Its the third most popular game type at pretty much any point in the day... I think its safe. It IS safe for at least another week.

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39K Big Team Infinity Slayer (on Ragnarok, no doubt)
31.6K Infinity Slayer
14K SWAT
10K King of the Hill*

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Personally, I think Team Regicide is a hell of a much better idea than Regicide...


So im thinking of selling lag ops 2 and getting this game. Does anyone know if this games connection is good?


It seems to be excellent to be honest... You will always find individual players who lag because of their geographic location in any MP game but for the most part I would say its really good. I play a lot of SWAT (which is mostly one shot killing with precise weapons) so if anything shows lag it will... and I only see lag at about 3 in the morning when the playlist isn't really populated (Like around the 2K mark, compared to the 14K mentioned above) and those who are playing are mostly on the other side of the globe.

I cannot compare it to BO2... I haven't picked up a CoD since MW2.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:53 AM

sweet thanks for that link arkham. I need 1k kills for the CIO helmet which is pretty badass

Reading the description of team regicide it sounds like that mode that was in halo 3 where one guy had over shield and you had to protect him forgot the name

#911 The 7th Number

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:09 AM

Thanks for the info, i loved swat in reach. But i remember getting mad at that game too because i shot first. But it was a lot better than blops 2 where im dead the second i see someone. Might have to get this game. Halo is always fun.

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#912 Mega Man

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

Nah halo is nothing like that you die first because the battle rifle is cheap!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

Alright thanks man, I'll give it a few days and see. Just wanted to make sure I wasnt missing out. Even though I'm only SR-24 right now anyway, would still be nice to have access.

I haven't gotten it yet either.
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#914 dafoomie

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

Nah halo is nothing like that you die first because the battle rifle is cheap!

Battle Rifle is a great all around mid range weapon but you can beat it at a distance with a DMR or up close with an AR or any close range weapon.

#915 dafoomie

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

While I'm glad they are going to add more maps, what is concerning is that obviously they didn't think it was an issue until now. Which is sad because it's so blatantly obvious that there's only like 4 maps for 4v4 gametypes and maps are getting consistently picked back to back. Makes me wonder how they could let something like that slip.

Either way I'm glad they are at least doing something about it. I'll start playing again once the new maps are in rotation I'm sure.

I can only assume they wanted your online experience to suck unless you buy their three map packs. It's outrageous that the game includes so little map variety and the packs cost so much for not a whole lot more.

#916 The Ebbtide

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

So im thinking of selling lag ops 2 and getting this game. Does anyone know if this games connection is good? Also is it more like Halo 3 or Halo Reach would you say? Any other comments or review about the multiplayer game mode that i should probably know?

Just be aware that the multiplayer plays...differently...in this game. You still have the shield, the floaty jump, melee and 2 weapons, but the game has differences from the previous ones that can be positive and negative.
-There's sprinting
-You can call in ordnance drops, similar to care packages, in some gametypes
-You need to have an ability, like perks, to pick up fallen enemy's grenades
-Weapons disappear a few second after a player dies, so if you die with a power weapon and sprint to your last location it will have vanished by about 10 seconds
-There is lag and matchmaking issues; 343 has even acknowledged this and said they're looking into it: sometimes an entire game will freeze due to lag, stopping the game and throwing you into a whole other lobby, while other times it will freeze due to players leaving or joining
-There is little selection to maps for the game types, and usually 2 that always win the vote
-Some maps are unbalanced for one side, especially with vehicles

One major issue for you is that since you are late to the game, which is ridiculous to say since it isn't even a month old yet, is that you won't have full access to all 8 specializations, so your rank will peak at 70 and you'll only have access to two different specialiations. The only way to get around this now is to buy a Limited Edition or get a code for them from someone who doesn't need it.

If the above issues don't seem to weird or bothersome, you should like the game. It feels like Halo, but not, so it could feel weird or like a new progression in the series.

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#917 Daywalker

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

They need to put those 3 forged maps into matchmaking already.
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#918 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Battle Rifle is a great all around mid range weapon but you can beat it at a distance with a DMR or up close with an AR or any close range weapon.


It might have been hard to pick up but he was talking about the BR in SWAT and SWAT alone and not the BR in general. (I point this out since you're talking about the AR which isn't in SWAT)

And it is a problem. I use it on two maps, with possible occasional use on a third, and I have a clip on my file share were I kill two people with one pull of the trigger. (Again, SWAT. Not the normal MP.)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

Yup I've gotten two kills a couple of times with one trigger pull. You can sweep with the gun and still get a headshot because three bullets come out

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Yup I've gotten two kills a couple of times with one trigger pull. You can sweep with the gun and still get a headshot because three bullets come out


Oh, I don't doubt it. As I said, rarely use it, and I've done it.

I'm honestly not at sure what 343 was thinking when they added it to SWAT. (Letting people select the single shot rifles for the other two factions would have been a better choice if you ask me.)


Reading the description of team regicide it sounds like that mode that was in halo 3 where one guy had over shield and you had to protect him forgot the name


According to a preview video I just got done watching it was likely called VIP. :D

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Yeah it was VIP yeah adding both to swat was a dumb move it should be DMR vs DMR or BR vs BR.

I love assassinations in this game I think my favorite is the running assassination.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Video of every assassination that oddball assassination #12 is pretty fucking epic


#923 Crunchewy

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

I've had no problems with 4's mp and my internet connection is mediocre at best. No more armor lock which is good. No invasion which sucks all I play is SWAT which will be taken down soon which sucks


Wait, what? They are going to get rid of SWAT? Why? I played for the first time the other night and thought it was fun. Why get rid of it?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

http://blogs.haloway...fer-Update.aspx

Check the op for info and Post in the linked waypoint thread if you didn't get the specializations email.
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#925 Mega Man

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Wait, what? They are going to get rid of SWAT? Why? I played for the first time the other night and thought it was fun. Why get rid of it?

They keep saying every week DON'T WORRY GUYS SWAT WILL STAY I don't know why they don't keep it permanent but 343 is just testing game types by removing other game types.
Team snipers was removed for FFA throwback. FFA throwback removed for team reigicide.
SWAT was supposed to be removed but due to its popularity it stays a week longer again

#926 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

SWAT was supposed to be removed but due to its popularity it stays a week longer again

I think its all but officially staying now... It was always extremely popular in Reach and continues to stay very popular in Halo 4.

Though, Team Regicide is currently the third most popular playlist... but it does have a Weekly Challenge attached to it.

No email here... So I signed that thread on Waypoint. (Granted, I'm not sure if I'm suppose to get one. Its a US account but I did end up picking up an armor preorder from the UK real cheap and it came with the Specialization Unlock... which I redeemed.)

#927 dafoomie

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

It might have been hard to pick up but he was talking about the BR in SWAT and SWAT alone and not the BR in general. (I point this out since you're talking about the AR which isn't in SWAT)

And it is a problem. I use it on two maps, with possible occasional use on a third, and I have a clip on my file share were I kill two people with one pull of the trigger. (Again, SWAT. Not the normal MP.)

Really? I play swat all the time and I much prefer the magnum with the DMR for anything long. You can just about take 3 magnum trigger pulls in the span of one BR burst.

#928 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:23 AM

Really? I play swat all the time and I much prefer the magnum with the DMR for anything long. You can just about take 3 magnum trigger pulls in the span of one BR burst.

That's pretty much my preference for the large maps too but there are a handful of smaller maps, with tighter corridors, were the BR is the better choice, if not outright, overpowered. (Haven comes to mind.)

Anyhow, in my opinion, SWAT is (or at least was) about skill (or at least quick precise reflexes) over one's choice in weapon and with loadouts that's been changed in general and with the BR the need for perfect precision has been reduced considerably.

Its not the end of the world, its not even the thing that annoys* me most in MP, but it is something I would like to see addressed in the long term.

* The biggest annoyance is Ragnarok constant selection in big team battle... I suspect we'll see a tweek where the last selected map won't pop up for selection soon. (Ragnarok isn't even that bad of a map, its actually pretty cool, but I am tired of it.)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:27 AM

My starting objective for BTB ragnarok is grab ghost rush to middle hopefully get spartan laser and kill banshee and warthog but I agree its a map I'm tired of especially if your team sucks and loses all the vehicles early.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

Btw I'm surprised at the numbers team regicide is the top 3rd played playlist when I was on earlier it must be a fun game type haven't tried it yet