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Title: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Slightly Live on October 12, 2014, 04:07:13 AM
So, the motherload of all Halo titles is coming out. We should have a party and play.

I wanna go through the campaign with you folks and want to hear your favourite moments from the series. Then so ya'll a good time on Valhalla. Blue skies, green grass and roadkills all day long.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 12, 2014, 10:04:53 PM
I gotta try to get an xbone...
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on October 12, 2014, 10:28:21 PM
My beautiful white Xbox One has an ETA Of Nov 3-7... my copy of MCC is coming from the Microsoft Store (since they gave me $10 credit) and who knows when the hell that will hit.

But that should be right after all my big work projects go away, so I shall be happy :) Definitely going to want to co-op the whole series again.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 21, 2014, 02:13:11 PM
Word. I'm saving like mad tryin to get an Xbone, hopefully I can do it in time.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on October 21, 2014, 03:19:52 PM
Two words: blood plasma.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 22, 2014, 02:33:00 AM
But I'm using it...
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on October 22, 2014, 02:39:37 AM
But I'm using it...

It regenerates, bro. Think of yourself like a lizard. Except instead of tails, you have bodily fluids.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 23, 2014, 04:01:14 AM
So, for a 500gb Xbone (sans kinect), and Halo, I'm looking at $577AUD.

Thats $505.47 US
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on October 24, 2014, 11:53:47 PM
So, for a 500gb Xbone (sans kinect), and Halo, I'm looking at $577AUD.

Thats $505.47 US

That's... not as bad as I expected?
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 27, 2014, 05:40:02 AM
So.. game comes out on the 11th...

Sydney (Australia - New South Wales)   Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 7:00:00 PM   AEDT   UTC+11 hours
Seattle (U.S.A. - Washington)   Midnight between Wednesday, 12 November 2014 and Thursday, 13 November 2014   PST   UTC-8 hours
New York (U.S.A. - New York)   Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 3:00:00 AM   EST   UTC-5 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT)   Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 08:00:00

I will be free to HHHAAAALLLLOOOO ooh terminals! from the ^ above times for the next 31 hours lol.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 27, 2014, 11:16:35 PM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/27/7077705/xbox-one-price-drop-playstation-four

Good News for me and CAPAC. Assuming its not one of those weird things that doesn't happen in Australia
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on October 27, 2014, 11:42:01 PM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/27/7077705/xbox-one-price-drop-playstation-four

Good News for me and CAPAC. Assuming its not one of those weird things that doesn't happen in Australia

News came out just in time. My Sunset Overdrive bundle was "preparing for shipment" on Amazon, but I was still able to cancel it before it hit the point of no return before shipping.

The downside is that Amazon is sold out of the Overdrive bundles, so I'm just hoping come November 2 I can jump on one via the Microsoft Store or something. The white Xbox will be mine.

As for playtimes, won't know until that week. Got to get through conference season these next few weeks...
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Sixftunder on October 28, 2014, 12:27:55 AM
Some of us weren't so lucky to cancel in time, even though I tried as soon as I found out
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 28, 2014, 04:10:13 AM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/27/7077705/xbox-one-price-drop-playstation-four

Good News for me and CAPAC. Assuming its not one of those weird things that doesn't happen in Australia

Funny you should say that. No sign we are getting the reduction here. I have found the cheapest I can get it is $478 with AC: Black Flag, AC Unity and Forza Horizon 2. I could even get 10% off if I buy it this weekend.. but I don't have enough cash to buy it outright until I get paid next week...
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Sixftunder on October 28, 2014, 11:47:29 AM
I just got an e-mail from Amazon.

"Your recent order ENTITLES you to a promotional code that you can apply on your next QUALIFYING order....due to the timing of this promotion, your order wouldn't normally qualify for this order"...blah blah blah

I think Amazon doesn't understand what the word entitle means lol.

At least MCC "qualifies" for the promotional code. With two day shipping, I'm paying less than $20 for MCC. I have slightly less of an urge to bitch slap Microsoft and Amazon.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on October 30, 2014, 01:54:00 AM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/27/7077705/xbox-one-price-drop-playstation-four

Good News for me and CAPAC. Assuming its not one of those weird things that doesn't happen in Australia

Funny you should say that. No sign we are getting the reduction here. I have found the cheapest I can get it is $478 with AC: Black Flag, AC Unity and Forza Horizon 2. I could even get 10% off if I buy it this weekend.. but I don't have enough cash to buy it outright until I get paid next week...

Do they have an Australian version of Amazon Warehouse deals? Great listings up here for XB1, basically you're getting used merch with a very generous return policy if it doesn't work.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 30, 2014, 07:21:34 AM
I doubt it, but I don't buy used consoles
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Tar Alacrin on November 09, 2014, 11:01:24 PM
So whats the plan for this? Do we want to start playing through at midnight, or are we gonna be sensible adults and wait till evening the next day? Or what...
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 10, 2014, 01:41:42 AM
I dunno, but I'd like to get it sorted so I know when I can sleep lol
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 10, 2014, 02:50:47 PM
After two weeks of saying backordered, the MCC from Microsoft's store finally shipped… so I guess I've got to buy it digitally now and hope the servers aren't getting slammed when I get home.

I'll be jumping in and playing a little late this evening whenever I get my copy downloaded. Unlike some of you guys I don't get veterans day off :) I'll be on regularly this week though for a few hours every night (can't spend my whole time on it because we do have to keep working on that book we owe you :P)
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Postmortem on November 10, 2014, 07:23:36 PM
I've got tomorrow off and am likely to be powering through most of the campaigns on easy for terminal content unlocks and new cutscenes. I think I'm going to be going it solo until I've beaten the campaign on legendary though. After that, multiplayer with everybody! :) Probably won't be until later in this week though for me, unfortunately.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 11, 2014, 05:51:31 AM
Got my copy, grunt bday party (stupid preorder bonuses... ugh) and some kind of book of maps of all the multiplayer levels.

Get it home in a few hours and  START INSTALLING YAY
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 11, 2014, 06:12:43 AM
Well MM appears to be borked so campaign it is... :) Went through to Metropolis, now sleep for more play tomorrow.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 11, 2014, 08:31:23 AM
OMG...
Put in disc, xbone crashes.
type in codes, it didnt work try agian type in codes 3+ times each.
halo channel derpy blue and yellow loading 'animation'
halo channel is glitchy as hell, starts playing a documentary video I could see or switch off (lucky the app crashed I guess)
cant watch nightfall untill I play MCC wtf what was the damn code for then?

Guess ill watch youtube because microsoft forgot that we give them our money in exchange for ENTERTAINMENT
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 11, 2014, 11:33:32 AM
finally get in game.. activate the terminal on the bridge of the autumn, get shuffled to halo channel, watch terminal video, return to game and its frozen on the pause screen. the emergency lights are still flashing but the game wont respond to controller input....
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 11, 2014, 04:26:34 PM
People have been complaining about all manners of issues and glitches, but I haven't found any (except one of the supplemental Nightfall videos was entirely in Italian. Which for a while I thought was part of the style, and was digging.)

Really enjoying the unified control schemes, although while it's going to be incredibly comfortable not worrying about the shoulders for Halo 3, it's really messing me up in Halo 2. I might just use the "Reclaimer" option for Halo 3 and 4 and just stick with the OG defaults for 1 and 2.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Postmortem on November 11, 2014, 08:21:03 PM
People have been complaining about all manners of issues and glitches, but I haven't found any (except one of the supplemental Nightfall videos was entirely in Italian. Which for a while I thought was part of the style, and was digging.)

Did you end up fixing this? I really want to watch those secondary stories. My Italian is a little rusty.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 11, 2014, 09:51:00 PM
People have been complaining about all manners of issues and glitches, but I haven't found any (except one of the supplemental Nightfall videos was entirely in Italian. Which for a while I thought was part of the style, and was digging.)

Did you end up fixing this? I really want to watch those secondary stories. My Italian is a little rusty.

I will check tonight. But yeah, even with you complaining about it in Skype it took me probably two minutes to realize it wasn't intentional. :)
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 12, 2014, 02:15:50 AM
I couldn't even access the 'second stories'. My connection is bad enough that it kept dropping to low res, the Halo Channel keeps randomly hanging, freezing the display but still taking controller input.

On the plus side the game was 97% installed when I woke up this morning so it should be finished when I get home.

It seems like some/many of my problems are because the xbone fails at memory management, and doesn't flush the ram on power down unless you physically cut the power.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Tar Alacrin on November 12, 2014, 03:03:34 AM
Microsoft Won't let me buy it;

"That payment option won't work for this one, try another one"

Even through I just bought live with it no problem
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 12, 2014, 03:55:56 AM
Microsoft Won't let me buy it;

"That payment option won't work for this one, try another one"

Even through I just bought live with it no problem

... 0.o
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 13, 2014, 11:27:21 PM
wtf... I saved and quit during the opening cutscene of 343 guilty spark and the game decided I beat the level... 0.O
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Postmortem on November 14, 2014, 12:01:15 AM
wtf... I saved and quit during the opening cutscene of 343 guilty spark and the game decided I beat the level... 0.O

Gotta help people get through those achievements somehow, I guess...

Better than playing through the second half of H2A and not getting any.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 15, 2014, 10:40:12 PM
wtf... I saved and quit during the opening cutscene of 343 guilty spark and the game decided I beat the level... 0.O

I've been hearing a lot of this sort of glitch, but only 343GS. *shrug*

Going back through CEA with the instant switch feature is really nice. Much easier to judge what they did well and what they didn't without the fade.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 16, 2014, 12:38:48 AM
New HCEA info!

The achieve for the terminal with the alien crash on the Halo is called "Hitchhikers may be escaped convicts".

I think this, and the atmospheric match, lend credence to the idea that it is ancient humans who escaped the war and activation.

Also I could have sworn the scene with GS and the Heretic has been shown elsewhere but I can't for the life of me remember where..
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 16, 2014, 03:55:42 PM
New HCEA info!

The achieve for the terminal with the alien crash on the Halo is called "Hitchhikers may be escaped convicts".

I think this, and the atmospheric match, lend credence to the idea that it is ancient humans who escaped the war and activation.

Also I could have sworn the scene with GS and the Heretic has been shown elsewhere but I can't for the life of me remember where..
The terminal with GS and Sesa is a spruced-up version of the second half of the hidden eleventh CEA terminal on Waypoint (Sesa is a 3D model, and 343GS has been changed to a Halo 4-styled monitor with the overlapping layers.)

Dunno if the Terminal is just being flippant, or if that actually means something.

On random issues; apparently Halo 3 co-op has some bizarre framerate issues, where things move along at 15-20fps consistently when we played last night. It was actually surprisingly playable, and unintentionally hilarious as the music and audio would finish playing faster, and there would be these awkward looks and pauses between lines, sort of like those vidoes where they take the laugh tracks out of sitcoms. You can see some of the stuttering (along with my sweet super-duper Killtacular) here:

http://gameclipscontent-d3001.xboxlive.com/asset-650a6c97-1a0c-4ded-8bcb-8b089f224daf/GameClip-Original.MP4?sv=2012-02-12&st=2014-11-16T15%3A49%3A06Z&se=2014-11-16T16%3A54%3A06Z&sr=c&sp=r&sig=PVOIHgJsC1%2Fu7ck2enHfhS9Hu8QMIXLX0E38jJfGu3c%3D&__gda__=1416156846_2e3b9aa8d6cad975787640ec22b381d3

Also kind of shows the downside of the medal display, although overall I really like the scoring and time setups across the games. I only wish that you could get both, but with the split interface for tracking I guess it wouldn't work.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Tar Alacrin on November 18, 2014, 06:57:23 PM
"Hitchhikers may be escaped convicts" is a reference to the maw. Since thats the last (title... I guess?") that appears on screen during that level.

But that alone is an interesting line to have drawn, since that ship and the PoA certainly have some parallels. Who knows how far we can reasonably read into that
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 20, 2014, 02:12:15 AM
If you have the time, going through the HBO story page for the "Hitchhikers May Be Escaped Convicts" line brings up a lot of rampant speculation about how Cortana was going to be the big bad in Halo 2 and that something hitched a ride with her, with her lines to Foe Hammer being part of the issues.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 21, 2014, 01:13:03 AM
Early indications are the patch has had a pretty positive effect... if any of you guys are around this weekend I'd love to play some coop, we'll see if it's been improved any too :)

(Also playing Halo 3 in slow motion is surprisingly fun.)
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Postmortem on November 21, 2014, 04:17:41 AM
Early indications are the patch has had a pretty positive effect... if any of you guys are around this weekend after we put our time in on Community Evolved I'd love to play some coop, we'll see if it's been improved any too :)

(Also playing Halo 3 in slow motion is surprisingly fun.)

Fixed.
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Sixftunder on November 21, 2014, 08:03:42 AM
Lost all of my save data post patch. Have to restart every campaign. Maybe now the 50+ achievements I have they say Done! Unlocking... Will actually unlock now

Edit: saves randomly reappeared. Most of them...
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: Postmortem on November 21, 2014, 04:01:18 PM
Yeah, my saves are all over the place. Playing through CE Legendary, got to Two Betrayals one night, saved and quit and came back to find that my progress had been rushed ahead to Keyes.

Worked my way through a lot of Halo 2, got all the way to Delta Halo (and most of the way through that) before the patch restarted the game, and when I get back on this morning I see my last checkpoint progress is on Cairo Station. I still have the Legendary unlocks (which is nice), but I'll need to play through all of Delta Halo again. :/
Title: Re: MCC FUD Party
Post by: DangerousDave on November 23, 2014, 06:40:32 PM
Yeah hopefully the glitched achievements fix themselves. I don't really care about the mission issues (now), although when I'm stuck slogging through things LASO I probably will :)

On the plus side I think co-op felt a lot smoother in CEA than it did when we played on 360 between Six and I. Only had one desync message pop up, and unlike previous times, it didn't mean we both got booted and the mission ended.

Random glitch, however--for me at the beginning of T&R I popped out of the Pelican, but I stayed in "cinematic mode" in my view, unable to shoot and move, and only able to look around. According to Six I was running around like a crazy person on his screen though :)

Did give me time to use the insta-switch on the Chief model, and it's interesting--the Chief's helmet is crazy elongated in the original game, and basically every version of Mark V since then has squashed it slightly (including CEA.)