Author Topic: The Halo 3 & Halo 3: ODST Thread  (Read 11173 times)

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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2008, 01:23 PM »
Oh, it wasn't too hard for most of those I have. Though I am having a hell of a time with "Lee R Wilson memorial" and the "To Close to the Sun" (the banshee one) achievements.

Too Close to the Sun is really easy, just do it in campaign. Lee R Wilson was easy for me as well, but I've always been used to sticking people frequently going back to Halo CE. If you are struggling with it go into a Lone Wolves game and go for absolutely noting but sticks, don't kill anybody with a weapon at all until you get the achievement. Hide somewhere near the sticky spawn (it probably will be easier on a level with Plasmas rather that Spike grenades) and wait for people to run by and then stick them. You can also go the kamikaze route and stick people as they go to melee you. If you see someone with a shotgun or hammer, charge them and get the stick. At lower levels I've noticed most players aren't that good at changing their weapons as the situation changes. They will probably try to shoot you with the shotgun from distance, which should let you get close enough for a stick. I've had plenty of games with 5 sticks when I wasn't really trying for them, so if you spend an entire game or two working on it you should alright. I was playing a doubles game the other night and I wound up with 9 sticks in one game. Just try to get used to switching your grenades based on the situation. If you know you might die soon switch to plasmas and hope to get that last second stick.

Thanks for playing the other night Ant, sorry your internet connection died on you. We were having a string of great games there for awhile. As for a JD Halo night would Friday 9 PM Mountain (11 EST 8 PST) work for anyone here? I'll probably be on after Galactica for awhile. If not, about anytime Saturday night should work for me too.

First, thanks for the good info. I'll do just that with the stickies. Friday is good for me, though at that time (since I'm in Pittsburgh), I may only be on for about an hour after the start time.

Ryan, are you XO SaulTigh (or however it's spelled)? APologies for not remembering. I've played with quite a few people of late and several from JD.

And I appreciate the patience from the more skilled folks for my relative noobness to online play.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2008, 11:04 PM »
Yeah that's me, Sal.

I'm out for this weekend. My ******* XBox broke for the second time in as many months today. I'll have to send it in again. But because I'm moving in two weeks I have to have to box sent down to my parents', so I'll be able to get the Xbox back when it is done. Since i won't be home for two weeks or so, I'm going to be out of commission for at least two weeks if not for about a month. ******* technology. >:(
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2008, 11:49 PM »
Sorry to hear about that Ryan, that sucks. I'd be down for a JD night if I can break away from GTA4.  ;D
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #93 on: May 1, 2008, 09:25 AM »

I'm out for this weekend. My ******* XBox broke for the second time in as many months today. I'll have to send it in again. But because I'm moving in two weeks I have to have to box sent down to my parents', so I'll be able to get the Xbox back when it is done. Since i won't be home for two weeks or so, I'm going to be out of commission for at least two weeks if not for about a month. ******* technology. >:(

That stinks. Which one did you have? I'm trying to figure out the best model to buy in case the same thing happens to me. One of my friends is on his 5th one.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #94 on: May 1, 2008, 11:45 AM »
Wow, that's really sad. I've never had problems with any Playstation or Nintendo products. I'm NOT looking forward to when my 360 goes. I have the Halo special edition. I'm going to be pissed if I can't get that back. Not only did I pay more money for it, but it's a limited edition damnit... I've heard of this happening already where a kid sent his Halo360 in and got back a different version.  Apparently Bungie setn him a whole bunch of stuff to help make up for it. (Including a Master Chief scaled helmet sign by many of the Bungie employees.
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« Reply #95 on: May 1, 2008, 09:25 PM »
I think we're good Sal. My understanding is that the Halo additions (which I have as well) are more solid units (knock on wood.)
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #96 on: May 2, 2008, 03:30 AM »
That stinks. Which one did you have? I'm trying to figure out the best model to buy in case the same thing happens to me. One of my friends is on his 5th one.

I have the Elite Version. I origianlly had the Premium and that broke, but it came from Costco and I was able to return it pretty much no questions asked. Which was cool because I had wanted to get the Elite version anyways. I got the Elite back in August, and my first one had the three Red lights of Death back in February. Now it is the Graphics card or some such BS. They just don't make 'em like they used to. I never had any problems with any of old systems, except for once with the first issue XBox console.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #97 on: May 5, 2008, 07:19 PM »
These are the reasons I'm switching to PC. Consoles just aren't made the way they used to be. Plus Mice/keyboard just rock compared to analog. The RROD with xbox and then all of PS3's issues in having to put a model out each week to take care of something they forgot in their last version. Only console that I can think of thats come out with major problems is the wii and its not as powerful. Go figure

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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #98 on: May 5, 2008, 09:06 PM »
Did you get it fixed Ryan? Cause you've been playing online since that post.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #99 on: May 5, 2008, 09:27 PM »
If anyone needs help with campaign scoring & beating it on Heroic/Legendary. Add me, those are the only achievements I need.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #100 on: May 5, 2008, 10:15 PM »
Did you get it fixed Ryan? Cause you've been playing online since that post.

No. I went to the Avalanche game Saturday. Rather than driving back up after the game, I just stayed down at the parents' for the weekend and was playing on my brother's Xbox. I did get my first ever Extermination with a Killtacular this weekend. :)
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #101 on: May 6, 2008, 09:27 AM »
I know what a killtacular is, but what's an extermination?

Artoo, although I have all those achievements, I should be able to help out with missions. FYI, if you check a few posts back, I posted a video walk-though on legendary. It's really good and really helpful.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #102 on: May 6, 2008, 09:41 AM »
I know what a killtacular is, but what's an extermination?

An Extermination is when you wipe out the entire enemy team (so they are all dead at the same time, if one respawns before you kill the last one it won't count) with at least an Overkill. I've had a few exterminations before but they have only been with Overkills. Two of my exterminations came in SWAT and Griffball but those don't really count since it is too easy to get them in those playlists. I had one legit one in a Ranked skirmish game before I got this one this weekend. I saved the film clip from this latest one if you want to see it, it should be the last one on my file share.

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« Reply #103 on: May 7, 2008, 09:14 AM »
I just figured out the whole theater thing, so I'll check it out.
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Re: The Halo 3 Video Game Thread
« Reply #104 on: May 9, 2008, 09:42 AM »
Checked out the Killtacular, very cool.

After playing some SWAT recently, one thing is painfully clear, I can't pull of the head shot. I seem to over correct and miss consistently. Any tips?
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