The ***OFFICIAL*** AATG Halo 3 thread - Spoilers


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ilmaestro
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Can't believe we don't have one of these!

We're looking at just over two weeks now, and I'm currently re-reading through a summary of ILB as I progress through various Halo related media to gear myself right up for the release.

Also, having just read that there's a good chance that spoilers will be floating about in the wild now that someone has got a/some/notreallysure copy of the game out of protective custody, I won't be going near EG until I've finished the game.
#1 at 17:34:32 - 11/09/2007
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By the way, Lutz has 'gone dark' so as to avoid any Halo spoilerisations.

/anticipates first "it's shit" comment.
#2 at 17:36:34 - 11/09/2007
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It's shit.

There we go.

And I've knocked a * off either side of the official bit, it's against the law to have 8* in one title! ;-)
#3 at 17:39:18 - 11/09/2007
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Yeah, I figured that might be the case. I'm fairly hopeful that AATG won't be invaded by anyone looking to spoil the story, but I'll be avoiding the internet from about five days or so before the game comes out when details will probably be more widely known.
#4 at 17:40:10 - 11/09/2007
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I'll be honest. I really don't know if I'll bother with it or not.

I bought into the hype and purchased Halo2 but then got bored of the single player after less than half an hour and never played it again. I imagine the single player of Halo 3 will no doubt inspire the same level of tedium but I feel like I don't want to miss out on Halo3 multiplayer with you guys.

Almost any online game is fun with the right crowd so even though I might think the game's not all that, the craic with you guys might swing it for me. But then another part of me thinks I shouldn't bother because you'll all only move onto the next big think within the fortnight (most likely PGR4) before moving onto something else.
#5 at 17:46:28 - 11/09/2007
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The Halo3 MP beta was great in the right sort of modes with some good players, in fact better than great it was fantastic.

I didn't think much of Halo2's MP but this felt a lot more like Halo's and it's what I'm more interested in this time around.
#6 at 18:31:03 - 11/09/2007
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HairyArse said:I'll be honest. I really don't know if I'll bother with it or not.

:o

I promise you that the SP will be much more barnstorming and easier to like than Halo 2's, although maybe not quite as gratifying if you're not following the story.

Either way, I'd throw a big +1 to Whizzo's appraisal of the MP potential, and I don't usually play online shooters.
#7 at 18:33:27 - 11/09/2007
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I've ended up avoiding posting in the EG Halo threads much of late, not because I'm not looking forward to it, but because I can't make any comment that isn't 'OMG Halo is amazing' without getting set upon. :( It's annoying because I like Halo a lot, I just don't happen to think it's the second coming.

But anyway. I will be picking up Halo 3 and will definitely be up for some coop (probably more so than the multiplayer, as I'm likely to get utterly murdered by the Halo 2 experts). Probably not at release though - a bit busy right now!
#8 at 18:36:13 - 11/09/2007
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I imagine it's also difficult for you to comment on Halo for other hazey reasons? :D
#9 at 18:42:31 - 11/09/2007
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Don't worry about getting killed a bunch in multiplayer, I didn't play Halo 2 at all (well, two sessions of me getting repeatedly killed) and only finished a little on the wrong side of the kill/death ratio over the course of the beta. I think there are only a few people from here or EG that really hammered Halo 2 MP anyway.


Will anyone else be buying the Legendary edition?

/is not very expectant
#10 at 18:42:36 - 11/09/2007
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I'm looking forward to my coop campaign play-through, is all I can add... :)
#11 at 18:44:13 - 11/09/2007
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Cat helmet edition is way, way, way too expensive!

/hides GTA IV special edition pre-order email

MP was great, rather wish I'd played more of it when it was available but it was around the time that LOTRO went live so I was otherwise occupied. Be assured though that any hosting I do will never have Snowbound in the map rotation!! :-)
#12 at 18:46:02 - 11/09/2007
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Whizzo said:
Cat helmet edition is way, way, way too expensive!

o/ CATS o/
#13 at 18:49:03 - 11/09/2007
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Whizzo said:Be assured though that any hosting I do will never have Snowbound in the map rotation!! :-)

I enjoyed some 2v2 games on Snowbound, once they added that mode.

What's in the GTAIV special edition?
#14 at 18:53:27 - 11/09/2007
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Retroid said:
o/ DOGS o/


Stop hijacking the thread! :P
#15 at 18:54:49 - 11/09/2007
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I'd buy the legendary edition if i could find anywhere selling the bugger..
#16 at 19:59:32 - 11/09/2007
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HairyArse said:I imagine it's also difficult for you to comment on Halo for other hazey reasons? :D


Not really. The only thing that's difficult is when people who don't know me very well accuse me of trolling. I'm a Halo fan and just want to talk about Halo. That's it.
#17 at 20:06:49 - 11/09/2007
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ilmaestro said:I enjoyed some 2v2 games on Snowbound, once they added that mode.
2v2 seems about the right size of game on that map, 3v3 at the very most.

What's in the GTAIV special edition?
Stuff. :-)
#18 at 20:13:45 - 11/09/2007
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evilashchris said:I'd buy the legendary edition if i could find anywhere selling the bugger..

Ah, this is why we put in our preorders in March. :)

Or whenever it was that Gameplay first started taking orders.

Whizzo: Oh shit! I don't really want GTAIV, but I want that special edition!
#19 at 20:21:28 - 11/09/2007
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ilmaestro said:
evilashchris said:I'd buy the legendary edition if i could find anywhere selling the bugger..

Ah, this is why we put in our preorders in March. :)



Thats no help at all! >:(

kicks kitten.
#20 at 20:37:40 - 11/09/2007
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This upgraded Warthog looks ace!


If you're wondering WTF I'm on about, put your mouse over the right side of the picture...
#21 at 16:25:25 - 12/09/2007
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I'm still not quite sure what you're on about, but I'd have me one of them in a flash. How much would one set me back? You know, just in case I win the lotto at the weekend.
#22 at 16:35:09 - 12/09/2007
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Whizzo said:This upgraded Warthog looks ace!


If you're wondering WTF I'm on about, put your mouse over the right side of the picture...


?


BTW - Looks like the first weekend of release is a time to avoid playing Halo3 online... LLive Gold access free for 3 days to everyone who buys Halo3

It'll be flooded with the american kids who've bought it and don't pay for Gold access, so they'll be using every opportunity to smacktalk and act like arses til their free period runs out :-(
#23 at 16:37:24 - 12/09/2007
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It's not that bad when you think about it - the first three days can easily be used up playing through campaign in solo and co-op, and there'll surely be enough people about to fill a room with people from here and EG most of the time. I'd sure like to win that car, though.

What's your gamertag btw, dj?
#24 at 17:29:09 - 12/09/2007
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Obviously having the steering arrow in black rather than a nice bright blue confused some people in that Lambo picture... ;-)
#25 at 17:55:32 - 12/09/2007
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ilmaestro said:It's not that bad when you think about it - the first three days can easily be used up playing through campaign in solo and co-op, and there'll surely be enough people about to fill a room with people from here and EG most of the time. I'd sure like to win that car, though.

What's your gamertag btw, dj?

lol - that car was particularly awful. I pray to god it was badly photoshopped and that *isn't* the finished article! And true, there's gonna be enough people on my friends list with it that we should be able to get a good game (can't wait to play 4 player co-op campaign) - I just fear for Microsoft's servers! :-/

My gamertag is "djchump" :-)

(PS - I'll probly be knocking about on that CoD4 beta for the next week or so with some of the guys from work if you want to join a (mostly) tard-free party)
#26 at 18:00:14 - 12/09/2007
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Whizzo said:Obviously having the steering arrow in black rather than a nice bright blue confused some people in that Lambo picture... ;-)

Hahaha, gotcha now. Very good spot. :)

djchump said:
My gamertag is "djchump" :-)

Ah. That would probably have been worth a guess. ^_^

It will be interesting to see how Live stands up to the challenge of so many extra (presumably) players going after one game. I can only imagine what the threads on the official Xbox forums (and probably bnet, too. And EG, now that there're so many users) will be like if Live can't cope...
#27 at 18:06:42 - 12/09/2007
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I can't beleive I didn't have ilm on XBL! Sent youa request mate.
#28 at 18:08:24 - 12/09/2007
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@_@ I could have swore you were on my list, too.

One thing I am looking forward to getting back to with Halo 3 is a very accessible mute button. I'm having to turn my mic right down when playing with people I don't know as muting people through the guide is a pain in the ass and I'm terribly paranoid that some random tard is going to be shouting Halo plot spoilers even in random scenarios like the CoD4 beta. ^_^
#29 at 18:13:05 - 12/09/2007
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Lutzie said:I can't beleive I didn't have ilm on XBL! Sent youa request mate.
Wrong thread really but if you didn't already know CoD4 supports legacy and southpaw for freaks like you!

I now return you to your scheduled thread.
#30 at 18:23:25 - 12/09/2007

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