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Fiction Discussion / Re: Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on July 06, 2016, 01:45:12 AM »
I'm guessing The Banished is going to be a faction that's getting the hell away from the Created.

Why would you say that, as opposed to a covy faction thats joined the Created? I feel like that idea is a lot more promising; it explains why inevitably we will fight the same combination of covenant bad guys in halo 6; explains why the UNSC, as another faction who are not on the side of the created; would be fighting with them.

Also the banished being allied with the created might explain how they got to the ark; not too much of a stretch to think that Cortana would have either alternate means of getting there by now, OR, that she essentially has complete control over earth. Earth being probably the technological center, and currently the narratological center, of the UNSC; thus would probably be most susceptible to AI's revolting and taking things over, and Earth probably also contains the highest number of AI of all UNSC planets. Ironically I would guess that some of the colonies would probably have the best chance at resisting the created, since I would assume their technology is probably more decentralized and disconnected and would have less amounts of AI present to take stuff over.

My question is, didn't Escalation have a whole plot thread where they like found the Spirit of Fire or something? Or like got stuff from it? Or was that all just speculation?

Cool that Creative Assembly are the ones making the game, I'm a huge fan of the total war series. But it seems like they just made a carbon copy of the original game + new units. I wish they had been allowed to branch out a bit more and add in some different mechanics like those found in the total war series, just to help the game stand out as its own thing.

Also, can we talk about how INCREDIBLE that trailer was? Seriously blown away I was. Might have been the best trailer in the whole of E3 IMO.

Sorry for the mega late reply lol.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by DangerousDave on June 14, 2016, 03:40:58 PM »
Well, coincidentally this new preview gives details:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/halo-wars-2-new-story-details-and-images-revealed/1100-6440811/

Sounds like the Banished were an anti-Covenant faction that's grown in the wake of the latter's demise, and they're there looking for weapons. How they got there is an interesting question... skip past defenses to the portal, or figure out another way there?
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by Sarmas on June 14, 2016, 03:05:13 PM »
How do they get to Ark? For that matter how do Spirit of Fire crew get there either? Why are these Brutes all equipped?
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Fiction Discussion / Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by DangerousDave on June 13, 2016, 06:38:52 PM »
https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/games/halo-wars-2

So my guess that this was a post-H5 story were right. I'm guessing The Banished is going to be a faction that's getting the hell away from the Created.
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Lobby / Re: Dark Horse to produce new Halo anthology comic series
« Last post by Capac Amaru on June 04, 2016, 10:51:09 AM »


They're a bit circle-jerky but there's some good comments there :)


Kinda like the franchise? lol
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Fiction Discussion / Re: What elements/characters do you hope come bacK?
« Last post by Capac Amaru on June 02, 2016, 12:38:23 PM »
Well, there's still what? Three Halo rings unaccounted for out there? No need to invent more :)

The mystery aspect is something I think gets brought up often. I dunno how you could really re-establish that unless you set up campaigns where you basically get to just wander about. As you say we know who the Forerunners are now, they've got faces. But there have to be locationsólike a former Covenant planet, a completely new alien locationówhere players wouldn't have the same ingrained responses.

I think they've really missed the boat. They've turned the aliens into just 'monsters'. How different factions deal with each other, squabbling over the lost remnants of the Forerunner, is plenty of room for mystery and conflict.

But instead we just get mindless robot and monster shooting.
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Lobby / Re: Dark Horse to produce new Halo anthology comic series
« Last post by DangerousDave on June 01, 2016, 01:21:59 PM »
To be fair; Halo did do some experimental things; twin stick controls, xbox live, Made a whole game without their flagship character in a pseudo noir-esque setting that didn't involve the destruction of the universe. And as mentioned before. Telling a complex story in a shooter game.

also; r/halostory is a thing? Gonna go sub right now.

They're a bit circle-jerky but there's some good comments there :)

With all the new details about Tales from Slipspace, it seems like the short story anthology Halo Fractures is what I'll be more interested in, but hopefully the comic takes advantage of the medium and shows us some cool stuff we haven't seen.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: What elements/characters do you hope come bacK?
« Last post by DangerousDave on June 01, 2016, 01:18:47 PM »
Well, there's still what? Three Halo rings unaccounted for out there? No need to invent more :)

The mystery aspect is something I think gets brought up often. I dunno how you could really re-establish that unless you set up campaigns where you basically get to just wander about. As you say we know who the Forerunners are now, they've got faces. But there have to be locationsólike a former Covenant planet, a completely new alien locationówhere players wouldn't have the same ingrained responses.
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None of the Above / Re: Capac and Splitsie's Co-op Gaming Galaxy
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on May 31, 2016, 12:04:49 PM »
Eh, sounds fine if you aren't actively trying to push your agenda on people who don't want it. That said, I am here for a church conference...
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None of the Above / Re: Capac and Splitsie's Co-op Gaming Galaxy
« Last post by Capac Amaru on May 31, 2016, 10:21:38 AM »
What? Lol, is that what they do here? I flew through Qatar to get here, so this place seems super tame.

But at any rate, being a 6'4" white dude makes me kind of a celebrity/freak to most of the locals.

Yeah, recently a gay blogger an an atheist activist have been hacked to bits by muslim gangs. There are all kinds of travel advisories saying its not a good idea, you might get kidnapped.
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