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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Are the books: The cole protocol & harvest worth a read?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:36 pm 
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I finished those (and 3 other halo books this month) and i thought they were both pretty good :) out of those 2 i thought Contact Harvest was the better book


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:38 pm 
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So far Ive read

Reach
The flood
First strike
Onyx
Glasslands

Ive just ordered the two forerunner books

Does the cole protocol or harvest fit in with these?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:48 pm 
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The 2 Forerunner books are great, little slow in places especially Primordium, but damn :wub: :wub:

Iv only read The Fall Of Reach out of those books so far, trying to do them in some sorta order (cryptum, primordium, harvest, cole protocol, reach, flood, first strike, onyx, glasslands)

id have a guess that you could pretty much forget cole protocol and wouldnt really miss that much, but Harvest is the story of 1st contact with the Covenant, so its a must read i reckon, plus its Johnsons story :)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:59 pm 
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you need to get to glasslands mate, its amazing, but youve got them in the right order

Might order harvest then too :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:39 pm 
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I have it :) got it for xmas, just waiting on my shelf to be read, will be the last 1 i read. Currently reading Dr Halseys journal that came with Halo Reach Legendary to pass the time while i wait for The Flood and First Strike to be delivered, which should be tomorrow :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:49 pm 
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I have it :) got it for xmas, just waiting on my shelf to be read, will be the last 1 i read. Currently reading Dr Halseys journal that came with Halo Reach Legendary to pass the time while i wait for The Flood and First Strike to be delivered, which should be tomorrow :D


Halseys journal? Is that the one that mentions miranda being her daughter and whatnot? Can I buy that?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:18 am 
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Think it hints at it yeah :)
It onyl came with the Limited edition and Lgendary editions of Reach, but im sure theres way to get it if you look around :shifty:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:35 am 
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343 discuss Master Chief's armour

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When we all saw the teaser for Halo 4, our first question was: "What is up with that armor?" Last time we checked, he didn't have a jetpack. Could Master Chief actually be Barry Steakfries?

Nope, it's all part of 343 Industries' plan to update the Master Chief's armor for Halo 4. A blog post on Halo Waypoint discusses the "800 pounds of tank and jet fighter" strapped to Chief's frame. "So we pulled that design into the armor and HUD. When you play Halo 4, it's important you understand that you're more than just a gun on the screen. To give you that feeling, we have represented that weight with player physics, without interrupting crosshair and shooting accuracy."

Despite Chief's bulk, 343 describes him in Halo 4 as "a nimble yet heavy superhero." His design will contrast against the bulky Spartan armor design seen in Bungie's last effort, Halo: Reach. "When we first looked at the Chief's armor, we studied what was done in Reach. We knew he needed to be understood as a nimble yet heavy superhero, and contrast that with Reach armor design that was more on the bulky side. Our goal is to hit that sweet spot where we represent what is fictionally true about the Chief while making sure you feel like you're a super-powerful human being when you're playing him."

In short, 343 is aiming to better convey his physical weight to the players -- and it sounds like his movement and characteristics will reflect that.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/16/halo-4-t ... ter-chief/

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:19 am 
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So where's he suddenly picked up this new armour, seeing as he's been floating around in stasis since Halo 3?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:22 am 
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It was always built in to his suit?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:24 am 
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It was always built in to his suit?


You mean within his suit, he already had a newer suit underneath? Sounds like a complete asspull to me.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:28 am 
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Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
glowy69 wrote:
It was always built in to his suit?


You mean within his suit, he already had a newer suit underneath? Sounds like a complete asspull to me.


Yeah within it, it may have been there all the time..Im grasping at straws though, in all the books he has never had a jetpack

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:36 pm 
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It's BS! The Standard mkII armour is all the same.

If by some story strand you could choose between mkII and III armour, to approach the game differently, that would make more sense. Even if on onyx he finds new tech, he could use it. But to start the game with new armour is daft. There needs to be continuity, but accept they want to start a fresh for a new trilogy.

I've just read 'ghosts of onyx' it's good. I Want to know more about the forerunners and reclaimers now.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:52 pm 
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So where's he suddenly picked up this new armour, seeing as he's been floating around in stasis since Halo 3?


OR HAS HE?

Anyway I don't understand the 'outrage'. Who cares, it makes the game better to have some nice new features. It doesn't exactly change the entirety of Halo 'lore' as we know it for him to have upgraded his armour.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:56 pm 
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Could have a quick training mode where you find out he gets the new armour as a result, maybe it was on board that ship he was on, but he didnt know it.... :shifty:

Easily fixed with Cortana saying "Chief, I may have something to help you, its not been fully tested yet but...."


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Sounds interesting what they're they're hoping to do with conveying Chief's weight and whatnot with the physics...but I think they need a pretty explanation for how he get his jetpack and armour change (apparently it'll play a big part of the story). Although a lot of people probably won't care, what 343 don't wanna do is 'upset' the hardcore Halo fans right at the get go.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
So where's he suddenly picked up this new armour, seeing as he's been floating around in stasis since Halo 3?


Nanobots implemented the upgrades during stasis.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Garth :wub:

Always the sense of reason

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:59 am 
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Jetpacks aren't exclusive to Spartans, they're used by Marines in Reach and mentioned several times in the books as a means to move around in zero-G, there would definitely have been some aboard the The Dawn at the end of Halo 3.

As for the other changes to the armour.. well.. how're they gonna sell a new range of action figures if they look exactly the same as the old ones? :shifty:

The armour changed between Halo 2 and 3 and was never explained, I don't think it's worth getting hung up on. (Obviously some people will say it's game breaking and that they'll never buy another Microsoft product until they patch in the correct armour, but those people are MENTAL.)

Personally I'd like the jetpack to be a permanent feature of the suit, do away with Armour Abilities and just have jetpack and sprint as ever presents.


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