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mor911
05-16-2007, 07:06 AM
Talk about the beta to your heart's content here!

Stitches
05-16-2007, 07:23 AM
I heart Halo. :woot:

StormSurge
05-16-2007, 11:05 AM
Educate me. I didn't sign up for the beta, but I have Crackdown. Will I be able to download the beta & join in?

Majpain
05-16-2007, 01:33 PM
Checking mail now I better have that Beta code !!!

Se7eN
05-16-2007, 03:32 PM
this is ridiculous it was supposed to be out at 8 in the morning

Majpain
05-16-2007, 03:35 PM
Woo I got the code. gotta call Xbox support now.

Sethdaddy8
05-16-2007, 05:52 PM
wtf....on crackdown, it says to check back at a later date...whats the deal?

Majpain
05-16-2007, 06:21 PM
I waiting to for a agent so I can get my free 1 month!

Sethdaddy8
05-16-2007, 06:46 PM
does anyone with crackdown have the beta? it still says to check back later...

mor911
05-16-2007, 09:44 PM
mine still says that... the article posted at Bungie says they found the problem, and it'll be fixed soon.

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=news&cid=12468

Sethdaddy8
05-16-2007, 09:49 PM
mine still says that... the article posted at Bungie says they found the problem, and it'll be fixed soon.

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=news&cid=12468


thanks

Stitches
05-16-2007, 09:50 PM
Some of my friends are playing Beta it seems. I know one of them didn't get Crackdown though.

mor911
05-16-2007, 10:51 PM
That same article has just been updated. a crackdown title update is going out as we speak that should correct the halo3 download issues. It takes up to 4 hours for the title updates to reach everyone.

Majpain
05-16-2007, 11:16 PM
Hopefully I get that 1 month code tomorrow.

mor911
05-16-2007, 11:23 PM
I just downloaded the crackdown patch and I'm downloading the Halo3 beta now. it's at 22% (grabs balls) zomg!

Sethdaddy8
05-16-2007, 11:24 PM
im currently downloading the beta...taking forever though. didn't realize it was strictly a multi-player beta too.

mor911
05-17-2007, 01:17 AM
i been on it for a few games (4 to be exact) now... good stuff. total multiplayer chaos!

mor911
05-17-2007, 01:25 AM
checkout the stats for my first rumblr pit game :)

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo3.aspx?gameid=149444&player=MoR911

All of Mor's games
http://www.bungie.net/Stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=MoR911

Dubfire
05-17-2007, 07:18 AM
Damn I miss playing that game online.:cry:

Sethdaddy8
05-17-2007, 12:42 PM
checkout the stats for my first rumblr pit game :)

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStatsHalo3.aspx?gameid=149444&player=MoR911

All of Mor's games
http://www.bungie.net/Stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=MoR911


you're good bro. i stink at this point, cant aim well...bad at jumping and aiming while shooting too...disoreinted with the red dot enemy approaching thng. this is my first time playing any halo though. it is fun.
how do you play on the other maps? does everyone have to veto or something?

patinthehat
05-17-2007, 12:43 PM
everytime i tried downloading it this morning it said that my device was full.

yet I have 6 gigs free? What shall I do?

UltraDol-Fan
05-17-2007, 12:58 PM
you're good bro. i stink at this point, cant aim well...bad at jumping and aiming while shooting too...disoreinted with the red dot enemy approaching thng. this is my first time playing any halo though. it is fun.
how do you play on the other maps? does everyone have to veto or something?

this beta only has 3 maps, Valhalla, Snowbound, and Highground. to get the Veto to work a majority of the people have to veto it, so basically 5 people, and then it will give you a new game with the same players.

UltraDol-Fan
05-17-2007, 01:02 PM
my opinions of the game so far:
1) it's a good mix between Halo 1 and Halo 2. The aiming take more skill like in Halo 1 (less auto aim) but the style and maps are more like Halo 2 (so far since we have only seen 3)

2) I already hate the spartan laser, it's the most annoying gun so far (for me since I can't use it worth a crap and it seems like everyone else can)

3) the new medals are cool

4) I like the changes in the game types for territories a lot!

5) new rank structure is good, it actually lets you know how good someone is overall, not just in a particular gametype.

6) can't wait to get some more games in. I'll be on most of the night starting at 5 pm central for anyone who wants in

EDIT: here is a link to my stats and gamertag THEANGRYDEALER (http://www.bungie.net/Stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=TheAngryDealer)

Sethdaddy8
05-17-2007, 01:19 PM
this beta only has 3 maps, Valhalla, Snowbound, and Highground. to get the Veto to work a majority of the people have to veto it, so basically 5 people, and then it will give you a new game with the same players.

Everytime I've played...only 5 or 6 thus far, it is at High Ground and no vetoes get passed. I guess its just a coincidence I havent been able to play other maps then?

Majpain
05-17-2007, 01:53 PM
:lol: the Mor is a Ninja.

UltraDol-Fan
05-17-2007, 02:34 PM
Everytime I've played...only 5 or 6 thus far, it is at High Ground and no vetoes get passed. I guess its just a coincidence I havent been able to play other maps then?

sounds like it, the only thing I can think of is the party you are in is just playing high ground, but if you're just joining games it would be coincidence.

Dolfan32323
05-17-2007, 04:25 PM
If anyone wants to play the Beta with me my GT is Bailey Bones. Enjoy it guys!

Sethdaddy8
05-17-2007, 08:11 PM
can you change the avatar they give you for the beta???

Majpain
05-17-2007, 10:02 PM
Hit me up later tonight.

My GT is majpain00007

#1 Fan
05-18-2007, 12:56 AM
i played five times and got randomly joined to snow map three times and high ground two times. i like high ground better. so far i like the original halo guns better (yeah i suck with the laser gun too). the spiker is ok i guess. i've won one game so far.

the x button activates anti-gravity pads and bubble shields. the films you can watch of your own game are cool.

barely time to reload. the action is fierce.

Majpain
05-18-2007, 01:59 AM
Woooo this is freaking awesome!

Wow I'm glad I didn't play the other halo games. Multiplayer is crazy. Love me the shotty <3

UltraDol-Fan
05-18-2007, 09:54 AM
can you change the avatar they give you for the beta???

yes, when you open up the options you can hit right on the d-pad to take you to another screen to change your color, code number, and symbol

Phin-o-rama
05-18-2007, 10:10 AM
ahhh i love this.....

i think halo3 is gonna be a blast.....


i love the look of the water !!!

Phin-o-rama
05-18-2007, 10:13 AM
on the snowbound map.....is the snow like way too bright on anyone elses screen? its like WHITE and blinding lol....maybe its my settings on tv...

mor911
05-18-2007, 10:28 AM
on the snowbound map.....is the snow like way too bright on anyone elses screen? its like WHITE and blinding lol....maybe its my settings on tv...
looks really good on my TV. Damn ultrabright HDTVs :tantrum:

UltraDol-Fan
05-18-2007, 10:47 AM
does anyone here have the ability to get a saved game to their computer? and if so would you mind doing that for me and then emailing it to me? I played probably the best game of my life and would like to save it in case they clear everything after the Beta...

Majpain
05-18-2007, 01:26 PM
I don't know about you guys but its hard playing video games on a 8 inch tv screen :lol:

Sethdaddy8
05-18-2007, 10:33 PM
yes, when you open up the options you can hit right on the d-pad to take you to another screen to change your color, code number, and symbol

thanks bro.

Stitches
05-18-2007, 10:41 PM
I don't know about you guys but its hard playing video games on a 8 inch tv screen :lol:

Why? You should be used to playing with things that are more than half the size of most people's units. :tongue::wink:

Majpain
05-19-2007, 02:04 PM
Why? You should be used to playing with things that are more than half the size of most people's units. :tongue::wink:

Its the only tv near the router.

Majpain
05-19-2007, 02:25 PM
Anyone wanna get a FH halo 3 beta night going?

Dolfan32323
05-19-2007, 10:29 PM
Guys feel free to hit me up for the beta. GT is Bailey Bones. I am really enjoying this, but it plays very similarly to Halo 2 (which isn't a bad thing). Trees look horrible but everything else looks great. Should be an awesome game.

Majpain
05-19-2007, 10:56 PM
Gameplay is alright still enjoy Gears better.

Majpain
05-20-2007, 08:00 PM
My last 2 matches I pwned!

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=Majpain00007

the last match I played they were all my *****.

Needler is by far the best weapon.

SECfootball
05-21-2007, 02:12 PM
My last 2 matches I pwned!

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=Majpain00007

the last match I played they were all my *****.

Needler is by far the best weapon.


Are you serious? The Needler used to be the weakest weapon in the game.

Is there anyway I can get the beta by renting Crackdown from the video store or borrowing it from a friend? Or is it good enough on its own that it's worth the $60?

mor911
05-21-2007, 02:22 PM
Are you serious? The Needler used to be the weakest weapon in the game.

Is there anyway I can get the beta by renting Crackdown from the video store or borrowing it from a friend? Or is it good enough on it's own that it's worth the $60?i don't see a reason a rented (or borrowed) copy wouldn't work. I'm not a huge fan of crackdown, but it's a decent sandbox free roaming title.

SECfootball
05-21-2007, 02:30 PM
i don't see a reason a rented (or borrowed) copy wouldn't work. I'm not a huge fan of crackdown, but it's a decent sandbox free roaming title.

How does it work? Does it come with a code or do you download the demo straight from the Crackdown menu?

mor911
05-21-2007, 02:38 PM
How does it work? Does it come with a code or do you download the demo straight from the Crackdown menu?you download and launch the game through Crackdown. very easy

Majpain
05-21-2007, 02:40 PM
Are you serious? The Needler used to be the weakest weapon in the game.

Is there anyway I can get the beta by renting Crackdown from the video store or borrowing it from a friend? Or is it good enough on it's own that it's worth the $60?


Dude the Needler is a freaking monster close to mid range, the only thing thats better than the needler at close is the Shotty. 1 shot 1 kill.

Phin-o-rama
05-21-2007, 02:43 PM
when does the beta end

mor911
05-21-2007, 02:49 PM
when does the beta endJune 10th

Stitches
05-21-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm just gonna wait for the release date. I need to play this now, because I'll just be craving it that much more until the release date if I do.

And I'd destroy Maj and/or Mor if I played. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Majpain
05-21-2007, 04:20 PM
:lol: Stiches you talk big.

Stitches
05-21-2007, 04:31 PM
I'll back it up on H2 if you want.

Majpain
05-21-2007, 05:15 PM
I don't have H2 nor did I ever play it.

Stitches
05-21-2007, 05:55 PM
I don't have H2 nor did I ever play it.

Shame, it's a great game.

Majpain
05-21-2007, 11:51 PM
Yeah well i'll be ready to kick your *** when H3 comes out :lol:Nah I'll probably get beat :(

dolphan117
05-22-2007, 07:32 PM
Boy I am loving this beta. Anyone else notice how on Valhalla if you get killed while in the water the sound changes to muted underwater noise as your body goes underwater? Pretty sweet.

Majpain
05-22-2007, 08:27 PM
Yeah Half-Life 2 has that.

DrewAlmighty
05-22-2007, 10:35 PM
I got Crackdown today for the Beta and cause my friend was bugging me to get CD.

So far I love it, and I didn't like Halo 2.

WestCKoastiN
05-23-2007, 12:58 AM
It's sooo Dope. Just played it today.

UltraDol-Fan
05-23-2007, 09:31 AM
anyone else play the new big team playlist they added? It rocks, single flag on High Ground and neutral bomb on Valhalla rock with 6v6

UltraDol-Fan
05-23-2007, 09:34 AM
here is some info on how the ratings work
http://www.xboxic.com/news/2942



Finally, the Rating Points. Having sat in a game lobby many a time and listened to people continually say “Yeah, your rank doesn’t go up unless it’s a Ranked Match you ****”, the following information should enlighten everyone and hopefully put an end to the confusion. Over at Grunts R Us (http://www.gruntsrus.com/viewpage.php?page_id=60), they have taken the time out to work on the RP system which is based on Military Ranks. By now many of you have scaled the ranks having played a lot of games, since every game you win you get +1 RP. Losing a match scores you zero, and quitting out of a match scores you -2 RP. Sounds good. Now, as for the ranks, they are shown below with how many RP needed to progress, as well as the level required in matchmaking.

Rank: Recruit - Grade 1
RP Points: 1
Level: any level
Rank: Apprentice - Grade 1
RP Points: 3
Level: any level
Rank: Private - Grade 1
RP Points: 5
Level: any level
Rank: Corporal - Grade 1
RP Points: 10
Level: any level
Rank: Corporal - Grade 2
RP Points: 15
Level: any level
Rank: Sergeant - Grade 1
RP Points: 20
Level: any level
Rank: Sergeant - Grade 2
RP Points: 30
Level: any level
Rank: Sergeant - Grade 3
RP Points: 40
Level: any level
Rank: Gunnery Sergeant - Grade 1
RP Points: 50
Level: any level
Rank: Gunnery Sergeant - Grade 2
RP Points: 75
Level: any level
Rank: Lieutenant - Grade 1
RP Points: 100
Level: 10 and above
Rank: Lieutenant - Grade 2
RP Points: 125
Level: 10 and above
Rank: Lieutenant - Grade 3
RP Points: 150
Level: 10-19
Rank: Captain - Grade 1
RP Points: 150
Level: 20 and above
Rank: Captain - Grade 2
RP Points: 175
Level: 20 and above
Rank: Captain - Grade 3
RP Points: 200
Level: 20-29
Rank: Major - Grade 1
RP Points: 200
Level: 30 and above
Rank: Major - Grade 2
RP Points: 225
Level: 30 and above
Rank: Major - Grade 3
RP Points: 250
Level: 30-39 (?)
Rank: Commander - Grade 1
RP Points: 250
Level: 40 and above (?)
Rank: Colonel - Grade 1
RP Points: 300 (?)
Level: unknown
Rank: General - Grade 1
RP Points: 400 (?)
Level: unknown

Majpain
05-23-2007, 04:38 PM
That whole rank system is flawed.

Needs to be more involved.

Majpain
05-24-2007, 09:43 PM
mU8LJIulXkY

I gotta try this.

UltraDol-Fan
05-25-2007, 09:48 AM
hahaha, nice. The only cool thing I've done with the mine is throw it where the man cannon lands while the guy was in the air.

Majpain
05-27-2007, 02:00 AM
Okay H3 beta has run its course with me.

The beta is just to boring. The combat is meh. Takes no skill to kill someone. You would think it would be harder to master weapons. You play H3 for a week and you basically got all the weapons down.

UltraDol-Fan
05-29-2007, 12:28 PM
this is just a Beta, the complete game is going to have more than 3 maps and a lot more guns. I get burned out on it as well, but it's because you're really only playing 2 maps, everyone I know vetos Snowbound, and I hate slayer and that comes up a lot, even in Team Skirmish.

Majpain
05-29-2007, 01:44 PM
Yeah I guess your right.

UltraDol-Fan
05-30-2007, 09:25 AM
last night was crazy for me, I got in a room with some friends and it was a custom game. the host could control gravity, movement speed, weapons on the map, etc. We played some multi flag on valhalla with Wraiths, they are awesome, and have a turret so two people can ride. also we did a swords match on high ground where you had to assisinate to get a kill. i got a new medal called Bulltrue!, which is a red star and the description is kill a lunging player or something. Also did a pistols match, it's an okay weapon, it takes 5 head shots to kill someone but it can be dual weilded. it shoots really slow and has no scope so I didn't really play with it other than that one game

Majpain
05-30-2007, 02:39 PM
What there was a update on the beta?

UltraDol-Fan
05-30-2007, 03:38 PM
they did update the playlists, but some people have figured out how to get into custom games too.. here is the info from xboxic http://www.xboxic.com/news/2979

but also I uploaded a couple games from last night into my shared folder on Halo 3 so you can download them and watch in hi def if you want.

Majpain
05-31-2007, 12:40 AM
How do I get the update or get into it?

UltraDol-Fan
05-31-2007, 09:26 AM
the update was automatic for the playlists, they added a 2 v 2 playlist and a ranked big team battle, took out team skirmish and rumble training and added team training back

Majpain
05-31-2007, 02:23 PM
the update was automatic for the playlists, they added a 2 v 2 playlist and a ranked big team battle, took out team skirmish and rumble training and added team training back

Hmm but how to play Custom?

FinsNCanes
06-01-2007, 12:45 AM
Someone want to explain to me the hooplah over Halo in general? I played the first, played some multiplayer. Played the second, kinda gay..

I'm hoping Halo 3 is going to be great (especially on the multiplayer) but what really about it gives it that "ahhh" factor? I'm not seeing it I guess. Just seems like a re-skinned Medal of Honor.

I personally think Socom blows Halo out of the water.

munnman84
06-01-2007, 05:09 AM
the only gripe i have with Halo series is i wish they kept more accurate ranking... Master Chief is top Navy officer yet there Marines... and beta is screwed up too.

Bruzer
06-01-2007, 07:16 AM
Someone want to explain to me the hooplah over Halo in general? I played the first, played some multiplayer. Played the second, kinda gay..

I'm hoping Halo 3 is going to be great (especially on the multiplayer) but what really about it gives it that "ahhh" factor? I'm not seeing it I guess. Just seems like a re-skinned Medal of Honor.

I personally think Socom blows Halo out of the water.

I agree on I don't see what the big deal about halo is i played first and second with some friends and never really felt like playing it again I didn't see anything special. I mean it was alright combating your friends but worth 50$ I didn't think so.

As for socom I really don't care for it either but I haven't played it since socom 2 so I am not sure how it has changed. Rainbow Six online FTW lol.

UltraDol-Fan
06-01-2007, 10:39 AM
the only gripe i have with Halo series is i wish they kept more accurate ranking... Master Chief is top Navy officer yet there Marines... and beta is screwed up too.

hmmmm, a Beta test not being perfect....what is the world coming to. :rolleyes2

Also the ranks are totally made up, they don't follow any real military. They just put some Marine ranks in.
Also the rank of Master Chief is not a top Navy Officer, it is a top Navy Enlisted rank.

Majpain
06-01-2007, 01:42 PM
I think Halo 3 is going to be a fun game when the actual game is released. The beta is just meh.

Custom game types is where its going to be at. Camon mongoose duels!

mor911
06-01-2007, 02:00 PM
I think it's great. It's graphically lacking (in a very bad way) but it's multiplayer fun in the best way. Idon't even like Halo too much. Oh well. Bungie already said that it'll be a much more visually appealing game once it launches.

Besides, who cares about graphics anyway?

FinsNCanes
06-01-2007, 02:01 PM
I think it's great. It's graphically lacking (in a very bad way) but it's multiplayer fun in the best way. Idon't even like Halo too much. Oh well. Bungie already said that it'll be a much more visually appealing game once it launches.

Besides, who cares about graphics anyway?

Well..on a "next gen" system you should care. I personally still like 2d on games.

I'd much rather play a 2d RPG then a 3d.

mor911
06-01-2007, 02:10 PM
Well..on a "next gen" system you should care. I personally still like 2d on games.

I'd much rather play a 2d RPG then a 3d.but it's ok to say graphics isn't everything on the Wii... Why do they get away with it?

Majpain
06-01-2007, 02:18 PM
Halo really never appealed to me. I wont be getting this right away thats for sure.

dolphan117
06-01-2007, 06:18 PM
One thing I hate is the sniping, too hard to get head shots IMO. Unless the guy you are trying to shoot is running straight at you.

Majpain
06-01-2007, 06:58 PM
One thing I hate is the sniping, too hard to get head shots IMO. Unless the guy you are trying to shoot is running straight at you.


Its easier to snipe in Gears :lol:

FinsNCanes
06-01-2007, 10:22 PM
One thing I hate is the sniping, too hard to get head shots IMO. Unless the guy you are trying to shoot is running straight at you.

That's a good thing..

Sethdaddy8
06-11-2007, 09:13 PM
is it over?

Stitches
06-11-2007, 09:35 PM
One thing I hate is the sniping, too hard to get head shots IMO. Unless the guy you are trying to shoot is running straight at you.

Unless they changed it from 2, I didn't think sniping was too hard.

UltraDol-Fan
06-12-2007, 10:24 AM
Sniping wasn't necessarily changed from 2 but the auto-aim was significantly lessened.


I believe the Beta ended on the 10th, but I haven't been online to check