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A few suggested guidelines

Yes I have this posted to the right forum, no I won't be spaming any more guidelines to the forums. honest :-)

Thanks Narc for the new forum.
(my sphere of influence is spreading mwahahaha!)

I still think it'd be a great idea to mark our posts with the level(s) that are to be discussed. that will help keep those wanting to talk about the Halo levels, from inadvertently looking at a post that is about a level past there current one. It’ll also help people find levels they want to talk about.

Just an idea :-)

Earendil

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and to all those who care about getting the first post on a forum and all that nonsense. HA!! Loser :-)

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Re: A few suggested guidelines

Earendil wrote on Thursday, 11/15/2001 - 9:26 am:

: Yes I have this posted to the right forum, no I won't be
: spaming any more guidelines to the forums. honest :-)
:
: Thanks Narc for the new forum.
: (my sphere of influence is spreading mwahahaha!)
:
: I still think it'd be a great idea to mark our posts with
: the level(s) that are to be discussed. that will help keep
: those wanting to talk about the Halo levels, from
: inadvertently looking at a post that is about a level past
: there current one. It’ll also help people find levels they
: want to talk about.
:
: Just an idea :-)
:
: Earendil
:
:
: ps,
: and to all those who care about getting the first post on
: a forum and all that nonsense. HA!! Loser :-)

Second post!!

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Re: A few suggested guidelines

Third!

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Re: A few suggested guidelines

: Third!

Ahem. We all know that it is not the first post that matters but the last one in the first thread! That way it is at the bottom of the screen. Thus far I am winning!

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last post!

Gastropod wrote on Tuesday, 11/20/2001 - 3:43 am:

: : Third!
:
: Ahem. We all know that it is not the first post that
: matters but the last one in the first thread! That way it
: is at the bottom of the screen. Thus far I am winning!

I will now mark this thread read-only, preventing further posts!

:D

j/k



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Trying to sneak in this one

Hopefully no one notices.....
I mean who is scrolling down this far anyways?

LAST POST!

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Oh no you don't

Gastropod wrote on Thursday, 11/22/2001 - 5:22 pm:

: Hopefully no one notices.....
: I mean who is scrolling down this far anyways?
:
: LAST POST!



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gg

Good Game

you win...

Although.... techincally this is now the last post.... hrrrmmmm

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Good Game, Good Bye, I Win ;-)

Gastropod wrote on Friday, 11/23/2001 - 1:35 am:

: Good Game
:
: you win...
:
: Although.... techincally this is now the last post....
: hrrrmmmm

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Well I think I let you have the victory long enough... it was almost a month.
And now that all players have forgotten the game, I can sneak in a post for the win.

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Took you long enough

*snaps trophy back*

I'll be having that!

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Well met

Earendil

But posting this on the 25th means no one will notice... thus I shall be the master of last post!

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Only if

it ends at midnight, and unfortunately for us, it doesn't.

: But posting this on the 25th means no one will notice...
: thus I shall be the master of last post!

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MUAHAHAHA

Sneaks in and steals the trophey from unsuspecting Gastropod and Earendil

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^was me

Just bothered to register...

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Give the trophy to charity [NT] [NT]
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What sili said, give it to me

and btw, we can play LPOTT* or we can play KOTT** either way, I'm winning, or I'm gonna win :)

Earendil

* Last Post Of The Thread
** King Of The Thread (most time with last post wins)

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What the...

I come on here thinking that the main page of Rampancy.net rarely updates..... The forums are rather inactive.... so now you be a good time to put in the win for last post. But much to my dismay this is the ONLY active thread here.

That said, we really should stop posting on this thread othrewise you'll break Narcogen's script.

LAST POST!

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ha!

: That said, we really should stop posting on this thread
: othrewise you'll break Narcogen's script.

haha, that's an old trick. but now we test whether you mean it! because see, *I* don't care whether I brake narcs script (love ya narc ;) ) so I'll take last post. but you care, you sweet thing, so you won't reply :-)

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Please don't touch me

You people scare me.

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*smack* *punch* *kick*

SockPuppet wrote on Friday, 02/1/2002 - 3:50 am:

: You people scare me.
:

then leave :)

mwahaha

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Re: *smack* *punch* *kick*

Earendil wrote on Friday, 02/1/2002 - 9:15 am:

: SockPuppet wrote on Friday, 02/1/2002 - 3:50 am:
:
: : You people scare me.
: :
:
: then leave :)
:
: mwahaha

I can't move, you broke both my legs :(

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Why didn't you say so? I'd love to help ;)

*smacks "handle with care" sticker on Mr. Socks then drags him out by his one good foot"

it really is kind of sad that this is the only active thread out of all 4 forums at rampancy. and it's all because of me. I feel so special. feel free to send gifts and money.

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Come now boys.

The last post victory does not need to resort to violence. Peace out.

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.

Just trying to get the smallest possible subject so that it is near impossible to reply. Good game.

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Gastropod wrote on Sunday, 02/3/2002 - 11:42 pm:

: Just trying to get the smallest possible subject so that
: it is near impossible to reply. Good game.

nice try.

and don't say good game until the game is over!! mwahaha

(I swear narc if you lock this thread, this one fun thread, I'll hunt you down. but at the very least lock it with my post in the lead ;)

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<b>

It would seem that a subject of " " is not allowed...
ohhh... maybe this will work... last post

..gg

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just in case this is a trick and I'm up too early to figure it out, I'll reply to both your posts!!

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arrr

Hrrrm... in my browser I was unable to reply to a blank post. Your browser must be broken :P

I thought I had won. Drat.
Well, you should reply with a blank post and I will be unable to reply... the victory for you is near!

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but

: I thought I had won. Drat.
: Well, you should reply with a blank post and I will be
: unable to reply... the victory for you is near!

I don't know any of that HTML shit :-)

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<b>

: I don't know any of that HTML shit :-)

me niether.

:P

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<b>

Bottom post just incase you try anything sneaky

gl
gg

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lies all lies!!

it would seem that when you did that, you'll name became the link, making you a bigger target.
*chuckle* :)

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<b>

Earendil wrote on Tuesday, 02/5/2002 - 10:50 am:

: it would seem that when you did that, you'll name became
: the link, making you a bigger target.
: *chuckle* :)

Lets see if this fixes it then...

Gotta end this somehow...

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I fell asleep

I'm awake now.
:
: Lets see if this fixes it then...

no
:
: Gotta end this somehow...

only you can end this :)

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Re: I fell asleep

You guys are just posting in here to see if you can break the forum script, aren't you...

Earendil wrote on Sunday, 02/17/2002 - 3:35 am:

: I'm awake now.
: :
: : Lets see if this fixes it then...
:
: no
: :
: : Gotta end this somehow...
:
: only you can end this :)



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narcogen wrote on Sunday, 02/17/2002 - 10:32 pm:

: You guys are just posting in here to see if you can break
: the forum script, aren't you...

http://rampancy.net/node.php?id=2449&cid=1935

whatever doesn't kill it makes it stronger, right? ;-)

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SPNKR

The rocket launcher is called the SPNKR on the ammo boxes in the game. Hmmmm. Didn't know if it's in the manual or not, sorry if this is a waste of time. Just trying to break in the forums.

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SPNKR is the name of the rockets in marathon too

Red Hot Ryan wrote on Thursday, 11/15/2001 - 9:50 pm:

: The rocket launcher is called the SPNKR on the ammo boxes
: in the game. Hmmmm. Didn't know if it's in the manual or
: not, sorry if this is a waste of time. Just trying to break
: in the forums.

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So about Halo (the actual planet)...

Cortana hacks into the (unencrypted) Covenant network and finds out that the Covenant have named the ringworld "Halo" and that it has some religious meaning. She goes on to say that it's a weapon...

I am on the level "If I had a Superweapon" and I'm having a hard time coping with a ton of Covenant. ;)

Great game though.

-Harry

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So tell me, What is it all about?

Halo... I wanna know the story :) Spoil away

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Re: So tell me, What is it all about?

Your sure? :P I haven't finished the game yet but I can tell you what's happened so far. I'm one chapter away from finishing the game.

-Harry

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Re: So tell me, What is it all about?

I think he is. I'm getting close, but I'm having to do in the stores until hannuka and/or my purchase of the x-box itself.

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OK, here goes

So basically you find out the Covenant see Halo as some religious artifact, it's a weapon. Later on you set off to find Keyes and a bunch of marines because Cortana hooked herself up into the control room's computer and saw terrible things at the place Keyes was.

So you are there and realise the place looks like there's been a huge battle. It's really creepy. At one point you find the helmet of a fallen solider off which you get his helmet recording. What follows is a cool way of displaying what happened. Via the helmet cam you see how Keyes and the marines moved in, and at one point all these small aliens come scuttering out of nowhere. These are not Covenant. These are the flood.

After escaping that death trap you meet the monitor, a floating orb with an annoying personality whom you follow into the library. There you get to fight a ton of flood aliens and possessed covenant and marines all while following that damn floating orb around. He tells you about the ring and library and the flood and how you must retrieve the index so that Halo can get rid of the flood.

You manage to get the index from the library and you're teleported to the control room (why didn't that damn orb teleport me to the index?!!). There you insert the index but Cortana stops whatever was supposed to happen, revealing that Halo is used to wipe out every living thing in a 24 lightyear radius. Halo was made to make sure the flood, who feed on living things, die of starvation when all their food is gone. You and Cortana rebel against the monitor, and he goes against you.

You then set off to disrupt Halo's reactors while battling Covenant and the flood who also battle each other. Then you go for a Covenant ship you were on before to again get to Keyes because he has authorisation codes for detonating the core of the Autumn, but you see he's not human anymore but part of the flood (some kind of large bloated immobile thing, dunno what happened). You rip his implant out for the codes and he dies. After that you head for the crashed Autumn to make its core detonate thus destroying Halo. But the monitor stops that so you go for firing rockets at its core, causing the ship's core to break down etc. You then make a frantic escape with a warthog, the dropship that you were supposed to escape with gets destroyed so you head for a really cool-looking spacecraft and escape with that.

Enter the cool cinematic of Halo breaking up. You destroyed Halo and a whole armada of Covenant, but at a cost of losing any surviving marines. Off you fly. After the credits you see the monitor fly around in space.

I might have missed something but that's the gist of it all.

-Harry

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Re: OK, here goes

COOOL

Thanks

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Re: OK, here goes (spoilers)

Hey, is it just me or was the whole story a major let down? I mean I still don't know anymore about the Covenant than I did 8 months ago and the flood as a race seems pretty uninspired (weren't these guys in half-life?). Then it's never explained HOW the Halo is a weapon..it just is. Oh and the Forerunner? Yeah, they (it?) have the power to wipe out all intelligent life in 24 light years but they can't take just go in and kill every single Flood?
Halo 2: Guilty Spark goes to one of the other Halo rings and continues his mission to wipe out all life. *yawn*

I was expecting more.

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Eh, I thought the plot was fine. I at first thought the forerunners would be woken up from all the fighting and would be pissy thus attacking both humans and Covenant, or whatever. But this plot was pretty good anyhow.

I guess killing the flood without Halo is hard, since they're in such a huge number. So what do they do? Starve the buggers by obliterating anything they could devour.

-Harry

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Re: OK, here goes (spoilers)

: they're in such a huge number. So what do they do? Starve
: the buggers by obliterating anything they could devour.

Yeah but how does the Halo kill all sentient life? Was that explained? And did Cortana say there was more than one ring or am I just imagining things again?

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: Yeah but how does the Halo kill all sentient life? Was
: that explained? And did Cortana say there was more than one
: ring or am I just imagining things again?

The exact mechanics of the Halo are not detailed in the game (unfortunately), but it doesn't simply target sentient life. That's like saying a nuclear weapon only targets soldiers. When the Halo is activated, it targets a much more general audience.

Anyway, we leave quite a bit unsaid. You compare the Flood to the headcrabs in HalfLife, which is fair enough based on appearance alone, but is really about as accurate as saying the Covenant are like the Pfhor, because they're bipeds. The Flood is something altogether nastier, and I rather hope we elaborate a bit more on that at some point.

-rex

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