1. Post #1961
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    Says that Xbox LIVE is having issues. Could this be why, according to my network stats, my download speed is 0.3mbps (supposed to be about 8 according to speedtest) and my ping is 500+? Whereas my PS4, laptop, and etc are working perfectly on the wifi.

    I just bought my Xbox One last night so it's hard to tell who's at fault here or what's possibly a defect (because I've exhausted every troubleshooting option I can possibly think of).
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  2. Post #1962
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    Spartans looked so good in reach. I'm still puzzling over why they made the change.
    It wan't a conscious decision I don't think. With a new team come new art directors.
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  3. Post #1963
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    Because they outsourced most of the armor designs to other studios, maybe if they kept the designing in-house they wouldn't look like Anime renditions of Spartans.
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  4. Post #1964
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    I thought the designs were made at 343 and then outsourced to modelers
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  5. Post #1965
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    iirc it's a combination of both
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  6. Post #1966
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    343i most of the time makes the initial concepts, but the final design is made by other studios, so it's either that 343i's concepts are bade, or the outside studios are bad at turning concepts into 3d models.
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  7. Post #1967
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    I like some things 343 does but I can't stand their designs for armors and human weapons.

    The shotgun especially. The old halo shotgun design was kind of generic shotgun but I think being recognizable was part of what made it interesting, which may be part of the reason I wasn't huge on the reach shotgun either.
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  8. Post #1968
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    343i most of the time makes the initial concepts, but the final design is made by other studios, so it's either that 343i's concepts are bade, or the outside studios are bad at turning concepts into 3d models.
    Judging from the Halo 4 and 5 art books I'm guessing it's the external studios that suck. Some of the internal designs are pretty nice.
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  9. Post #1969
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    I wouldn't necessarily say that some of the external studios "suck", just their adaptation on some designs suck. Personally I think the more practical looking designs shine through the troves of shit that are in Halo 5's armoury, a whole lot of armours look decorative or big and bulky for the sake of being decorative and or big and bulky. They honestly seem like they are there just to give Halo 5 a massive amount of armour.

    I think Halo 4 (despite some sets being absolute arse like Commando or Fotus) had a pretty good design philosophy when it came to the armour, each set was around the same size but had their own unique aesthetic, sets that come to mind are Scout, Aviator, Soldier, Warrior & Air Assault. Rehashes of previous armour seem to be 50/50 to me, the Mark V Alpha looks fucking awful compared to the Mark V set that 4 had, which seemed to be a slight re-imagining of the Mark V in CEA. I want to like the NOBLE set but can't because the chest is so chunky compared to the Reach version of that armour.
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  10. Post #1970
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    We went from gritty super soldier space armor, to colorful football space marines. But I guess we've discussed this countless times since Halo 4, haven't we?
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  11. Post #1971
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    Most of them look like they are fresh out of the production line.
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  12. Post #1972
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    I just wish they would stop doing stupid shit with the forehead and visors, there are way too many helmets that have super impractical visors and excess material on the forehead.

    I mean look at this! I even like this armor, but what the fuck is that supposed to be? A pompadour? A Rhinoceros Horn? Are you trying to be a fucking shark mate?
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  13. Post #1973
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    no that's just Johnny Bravo
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  14. Post #1974
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    There are TONS of helmets that I would like to wear, its just that they either have a weird-ass visor wrapping around the helmet to look like lips (Goblin) or just look really dumb in general. Also the random forehead horns and bumps ruin a lot of good looking helmets.
    I also despise the new bumpy/shaped visors. A bit of detail never hurts (ala Halo 3-Reach) but the bumps (See new Decimator set) look horrendous.
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  15. Post #1975
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    I also feel like alot of these helmets could be designed better if they were going of a theme, idea or some kinda role kinda like in destiny or the early halos, rather than just free-styling it.
    This is based on birds and shit E.V.A is based of of more traditional space helmets
    What the hell is this based on, A drunk night at the drawing board?
    If they put some thought into what roles these helmets and armor serve then they could design them according so at the very least the make sense.
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  16. Post #1976
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    What I liked about Bungie was that their armor designs, spaceships, weapons, and pretty much everything in the in-game universe was based on some sort of sci-fi science and practicality, but 343i tried to make outrageous designs for the armor and even some covenant architecture, it's like they asked each other what would look cool instead of what looked sensible.


    Why is this a reasonable design? Is he supposed to rhino-stab his enemies?


    Another rhino-like design?


    Why is there a metal bar in the middle of the visor?


    ANOTHER rhino design?

    I guess there is a theme, everything has horns no because it's cool.
    If not horns, then unnecessary things on the visor.
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  17. Post #1977
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    Another rhino-like design?
    It's like they looked at the GUNGIR helmet and didn't get it at all
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  18. Post #1978
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    And on this topic I liked Bungie's take on UNSC weapons more then 343's
    This looks like an elaboration on modern day weaponry, there is no room for anything that isn't important and theirs nothing flashy its all gun.

    343's is more "Flashy" for lack of a better word, its all covered up, boxy, flat, and I would even say a little generic.
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  19. Post #1979
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    I prefer 343's UNSC weapon designs other than the rocket launcher.

    Edited:

    Also you're comparing the DMR to the BR.

    The 343 DMR is still pretty close to the Bungie DMR.
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  20. Post #1980
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    And on this topic I liked Bungie's take on UNSC weapons more then 343's
    This looks like an elaboration on modern day weaponry, there is no room for anything that isn't important and theirs nothing flashy its all gun.

    343's is more "Flashy" for lack of a better word, its all covered up, boxy, flat, and I would even say a little generic.
    It changed from a very deliberate and grungy sci-fi theme, to a more spacey and honestly generic 'modern sci-fi' theme.

    Go look at any modern sci-fi film and halo 4-5 will fit right in.
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  21. Post #1981
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    I cannot stand the square scope on the battle rifle.


    Even if im not huge on 4's BR, the one at 2:18 looks waaay better to me with a round scope.
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  22. Post #1982
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    as long as 343i doesn't look to this for inspiration
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  23. Post #1983
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    I actually liked the one with the iron sights. I always like the idea that the human weapons were modular like that, like how the AR was in Reach. I always though the bulbous front end was a casing over the computer suite and you could take that off and put sights and scopes on in lieu of that, but since all the Marines and Army soldiers have opitcal implants the computer suite was standard. But now In 5 they have that little section that comes off that has a rail under it and it just seems silly to me.
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  24. Post #1984
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    The Halo 4 BR's scope was bad yeah, but the one is 5 is alright. It's more of a red dot sight now.
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  25. Post #1985
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    as long as 343i doesn't look to this for inspiration
    It's like they saw this mod for CE and thought "That's a good design for a UNSC weapon"

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  26. Post #1986
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  27. Post #1987
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    That doesn't sound like Keith David
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  28. Post #1988
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    Considering the whole Master Chief costume and Halo 2 thing in Dead or Alive, it was inevitable until another Halo cameo in an Xbox-oriented fighting series. The battle in the background is a real cool touch, too.

    Just not sure what to think of that voice.
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  29. Post #1989
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    Watching the HWC and no one in the crowd seems happy that CLG won, lmao
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  30. Post #1990
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    Holy shit
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  31. Post #1991
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    is that a new alexandria skybox i see

    Edited:

    i swear i'm not fucking crazy soemthing in your post had a skybox with buildings akin to new alexandria on lockout but now it's gone?
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  32. Post #1992
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    is that a new alexandria skybox i see

    Edited:

    i swear i'm not fucking crazy soemthing in your post had a skybox with buildings akin to new alexandria on lockout but now it's gone?
    They are both there for me.

    The first one, the video, is a recolored Guardian skybox.

    The second one, the webm, is actually the skybox of Icebox.
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  33. Post #1993
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    ARE YOU READY FOR GRIFBALL??

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  34. Post #1994
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    Didn't buy Halo 5, but why weren't people able to make Grifball when the game came out? Did they not have Assault in the game?
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  35. Post #1995
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    Nah, Assault along with many other modes were not available at launch. They are adding more gamemodes in each monthly patch. I'm expecting the next patch to contain Infection/Flood.
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  36. Post #1996
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    Damn that's got to be a first for a Halo series. And wait really! Infection wasn't included at launch, wow. Sounds like they released an unfinished game. I heard you guys had to wait a month or two for forge. But that's crazy. Is it true you can only forge online as well?
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  37. Post #1997
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    November 2011
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    I'm not sure about the "only Forge online" bit.
    Honestly, the multiplayer in this game is the best in my opinion. Never had more fun in default matchmade games.
    I'm actually glad they are releasing everything in monthly patches. If Forge + the other missing modes were in the game at launch, I probably would have burned out on the game pretty fast.
    With this monthly release deal, every month there is a slew of new content to keep me playing.
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  38. Post #1998
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    June 2014
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    Anybody else notice that its the halo announcer talking about the ball instead of the random radio dude like in CTF? I wounder if that means he will be doing new VO for the other game modes
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  39. Post #1999
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    In hindsight the bright football armor and new boosting abilities fit something such as Grifball like a glove.
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  40. Post #2000
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    Now that I think of it, have Rooster Teeth done any sponsored Halo 5 videos?

    For 3, Reach and 4 they did promo videos using the RvB characters, but I don't remember anything for 5.

    Edited:

    Halo 4 one was done early in the year, they still had the Halo Reach shotgun model.

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