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#1081 The Ebbtide

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

I feel like I've been running into a lot of idle teammates. Does 343 have any sort of protection against this?

They do have a system, but it requires a few offenses. Then their system begins to keep a record, and when an offender hits a limit (I think it's 3 times after you've been marked) they're banned from online with no option for return. They have a detailed explanantion on their forums about this. It also seems to apply to people who quit out of games too frequently, as it's seen as manipulating your stats. Before someone goes on about how they need to quit for some bullshit reason, it's for repeat offenders.

And Camo gets worse when people are using Wetwork, as players with the Vision Ability can't even see them.

#1082 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

INMATEofARKHAM - thanks for pointing that site out, I had signed up for it randomly in the past but didn't know they had sessions like this. Signed up for one on Saturday AM.

Its an invaluable website. I suggest keeping a closer eye on it. (and yeah the sessions part is really, really, nice.) :)

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

Got all the achievements last night except for the 20 kills with the stomping Mantis and the detached turret. Killing someone with a flying mongoose was a HUGE pain and the only one I didn't get legit(aka, I just gave up and boosted it, and even then it was still a pain).

I don't like these random game play moment style achievements at all.

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#1084 Mega Man

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

The only one I boosted was that warthog one and even that was a pain in the ass till the guy helping me came up with a brilliant idea of sitting in the passenger seat and meleeing the driver to death

#1085 Spybreak9

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:21 AM

Heh heh, yeah I was prone to active camo sniping with the light rifle in CTF on harvest. You need a distraction, I'm your man. You need the person currently holding the hill gone, I'm your man haa.

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#1086 AshesofWake

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:10 AM

Annoying acheesements yayyyy!!!! Makes me not want to get the map pack :/ but im already getting bored of the launch ones. SIGH.
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#1087 thenexus6

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Any tips on getting the warthog kill achievement?

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#1088 KingBroly

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Any tips on getting the warthog kill achievement?


Be in the passenger's seat. Use a rocket launcher.
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#1089 KaneRobot

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Wow, this glitch that deletes all your singleplayer progress would probably be the last straw for me if I hadn't foolishly bought the season pass. Just one more baffilingly sad Fuck up on 343's part. Looking at the Waypoint forums, apparently I'm not the only one who had this happen. All my loadouts and customization got wiped as well. The latter stuff only took a couple of minutes to get back to how I wanted it, but the single player thing is incredibly annoying. I was in the middle of a legendary solo run when it happened. Thankfully I only lost the first two levels.

Had a session with a group of True Achievements guys and got all the Crimson achievements (although by the time it happened I only needed warthog air kill and Mantis stomps). Their session setup system works really well. The hard part was getting our two Halo parties matched into the same game, we eventually figured it out by getting the two people in our XBox party who were in closest proximity to be the Halo party leaders and beginning to search at the exact same time.

Any tips on getting the warthog kill achievement?


In addition to the one above (which is probably easiest), you don't have to use a weapon. You can land on a guy if you're the driver.

It's a little flakey (took 2 or 3 times for me), but I did get that way. It's even more likely to pop if the guy you splatter is mid-jump.
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#1090 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

The hard part was getting our two Halo parties matched into the same game, we eventually figured it out by getting the two people in our XBox party who were in closest proximity to be the Halo party leaders and beginning to search at the exact same time.


The key to many games to be honest... but truth be told. Why didn't you guys just make one 12 player party and skip the random matchup?

#1091 Mega Man

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Yeah that's what I did had 2 other people with 4 controllers and played in the same party

#1092 KingBroly

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

So, has anyone gotten banned because they got the Halo 4 DLC?

https://forums.halow...Ban-Thread.aspx

Link to Microsoft promoting people to do this:
http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=503770

I haven't even played it but I apparently have a message from "LIVE."
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#1093 Mega Man

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:00 AM

So, has anyone gotten banned because they got the Halo 4 DLC?

https://forums.halow...Ban-Thread.aspx

LOL wow. bs angel trying to explain this is even funnier

#1094 KingBroly

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

Apparently it's just from Halo 4. And it's apparently, and I use that word strongly, for anyone who has the Crimson DLC, season pass included.

So, I dunno. If I am banned from Halo 4, I'm done with Halo then, and 343 and Microsoft only have themselves to blame.
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#1095 GamerDude316

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:09 AM

Wow, what a joke 343 is becoming. I STILL never received a specialization code from them either...an awesome CAG gave me an extra but its still a mess.

#1096 Mega Man

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:02 AM

I'm gonna log on in a little bit and see if I'm banned I'm kinda hoping I am so I can finish playing BL 2 dlc. I haven't even started mr.torgue yet

#1097 KingBroly

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

I am...........okay.

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#1098 INMATEofARKHAM

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

So, has anyone gotten banned because they got the Halo 4 DLC?

Boosting achievements? I highly doubt it.

First, MS's policy has always been that boosting achievements is fine, cracking open your profile and giving them to yourself digitally is bad.

Second, if you look at the list of bannable offensive you don't see achievements on the list.

Also, their matchmaking system has a “get them if you want them” mentality to it... You can put 12 buddies in one Halo party and play against each other...? The system is there to do it easily if you want to and if you want to the system lets you do it without bothering anyone who wants to do it right. (or just wants to play the game.)

That all said, you better do it smartly... aka if you split screen you better make sure you don't let the second controller idle the entire time. (I suspect that's s what the system is objecting too.)

#1099 Crunchewy

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

343 responded in that thread and said they are not banning anyone for downloading or "previewing" the map pack and they are investigating the problem.

#1100 Mega Man

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:28 AM

Welp I wasn't banned played three games so they're liars!

#1101 fatmanforlife99

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

Back on topic haha.

Well for you achievement guys who have yet to do a solo run on legendary, you can load up the last rally point on each mission and it will give you completion. I know this is lame, but you still have to do quite a bit of work to finish the mission.

343 tried to patch it, but from what I have read, made it worse. So you might want to do it sooner rather than later. If you want Masterchief's armor set for MP, make sure you are connected to live when you are doing these missions or you won't get it

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#1102 dirtyvu

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

alright, I got my first mountain dew for the double xp (yes, I'm very late to the game).

and then I go to the website and it says the codes have to be redeemed by January 31, 2013. Is that just for redeeming the codes or do I actually have to play all the codes by then?

#1103 KaneRobot

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Back on topic haha.

Well for you achievement guys who have yet to do a solo run on legendary, you can load up the last rally point on each mission and it will give you completion. I know this is lame, but you still have to do quite a bit of work to finish the mission.

343 tried to patch it, but from what I have read, made it worse. So you might want to do it sooner rather than later. If you want Masterchief's armor set for MP, make sure you are connected to live when you are doing these missions or you won't get it

original thread:
http://forums.halowa...completion.aspx


360a thread:
http://www.xbox360ac...ad.php?t=407885


I actually just finished a legendary solo run a few minutes ago. As I mentioned earlier, 343's patch wiped all my singleplayer saves, so after I finished the third through eighth level, I had to go back and redo level one and two on legendary. The first one is no problem, but I found the second one to be one of the longest and most annoying ones on Legendary.

Oh, and when I did beat the final level, it gave me the normal ending instead of the Legendary one. Fuckers. I know it's literally like one second of extra footage but I still was really pissed since the problem originated on 343's end. "343 making things worse" seems to be a recurring theme. Apparently the latest Fuck up is a few hundred people being banned for no reason.

alright, I got my first mountain dew for the double xp (yes, I'm very late to the game).

and then I go to the website and it says the codes have to be redeemed by January 31, 2013. Is that just for redeeming the codes or do I actually have to play all the codes by then?


Pretty sure you just have to redeem them. You can apply them after that date. Not 100% sure, but pretty sure.
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#1104 fatmanforlife99

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

I actually just finished a legendary solo run a few minutes ago. As I mentioned earlier, 343's patch wiped all my singleplayer saves, so after I finished the third through eighth level, I had to go back and redo level one and two on legendary. The first one is no problem, but I found the second one to be one of the longest and most annoying ones on Legendary.

Oh, and when I did beat the final level, it gave me the normal ending instead of the Legendary one. Fuckers. I know it's literally like one second of extra footage but I still was really pissed since the problem originated on 343's end. "343 making things worse" seems to be a recurring theme. Apparently the latest Fuck up is a few hundred people being banned for no reason.



Pretty sure you just have to redeem them. You can apply them after that date. Not 100% sure, but pretty sure.


You can watch the legendary ending on youtube if you like.

The rally points work for coop as well just did a full run through in just under 3 hours and I got the achievement I dreaded most, beat the campaign on heroic with a buddy.

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#1105 Mega Man

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

I loved the ending part when chief takes off his armor I've watched the most than any other cut scene so far. I also love the cutscene when Jal/Jul? M'dama says PROGRESSS?!!!?!?

I need a buddy first to get that achievement :(

#1106 Mega Man

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

So what's with this infinity challenge you just have to pretty much play all day to stay on the leaderboards and maybe win a truck?

#1107 jdawgg76

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:44 AM

Pretty sure you just have to redeem them. You can apply them after that date. Not 100% sure, but pretty sure.


How can you tell if you are receiving 2XP? I entered a code, redeemed it, then got some errors and messages saying that I already had the maximum number of matched redeemed. Played a few matched and it didn't seem like I was getting 2xp. Might be caused by the fact that I still have about 6 hours of 2xp left from last year's promo for MW3...

#1108 dirtyvu

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

according to the website, you can redeem a max of 200 matches. you've bought and played 200 matches of double xp???

I just started trying it out. you redeem the code. then on the upper left of the web site you log into your xbox live account. then it'll ask how many of the matches do you want to apply toward your account. so a 12-pack of Mountain Dew gets you 6 matches. so i applied 6 matches toward H4. then after I finished a H4 round or match, it would double my xp. so instead of getting, saying 5000 xp in a round of Spartan Ops, I would get 10000 xp. Then it said I would be down to 5 matches left.

the suckiest part is if you have a terrible match. now I know why some chapters in spartan ops are popular and some have no gamers. I joined the first chapter of the fourth episode, I think, and there were so few enemies to kill, I only earned 2500 xp which got doubled to 5000. after that, I started playing the most popular chapters (which are much longer and have much more enemies to kill) to make sure I got 10000+ xp.

#1109 Nealocus123

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

Randomly got the ODST achievement while killing someone midair with the needles. Not complaining here though!

#1110 Mega Man

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

For those who still need legendary spartan ops achievement you can play the whole first chapter in legendary. 7k exp a game