I have a thought: spoiler tags.
I just assumed, seeing as it says "Halo Wars' Ending", people would know to avoid it having not completed the game.
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Yeah, I found that article while searching the internets and posted it up on GRU. It makes sense to me and seems semi-legit. I've also heard some interesting tidbits and suggestions like
-increasing recoil (Spartans can handle guns a whole lot better than an ODST)
-it takes a whole squad to take down one elite
-the possibility of putting ODSTs into current matchmaking maps
You know that Tudyk, Fillion and Baldwin were all voice actors in Halo 3, right? That's what we're talking about here - them going back into the studio to reprise their roles.
So, I can't acces GAF because it's down, but some interesting news came out today thanks to Falagard and Cocop. According to this site, some of the guys from Firefly recently got to meet up again at Bungie when they were doing more voiceover work for Halo 3. Somewhat interesting, considering that Halo 3 has already shipped and we've been under the impression that Bungie is only dealing with additional maps as downloadable content.
It clearly isn't Halo 4, right? I mean, we're too early in the development cycle (if there even is one right now), plus, they do clearly state Halo 3. Falagard suggested that this could be a small featurette as was released with the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack, which is entirely possible. Perhaps this "blue" is, in fact, a map pack. The other idea, however unlikely, is that it's a Halo 3 expansion pack for both campaign and multiplayer. If it's the latter, I'll be awestruck.
Impossible. The levels Avalanche and Construct would not exist. When Installation 04 II fired, Cortana said that it destroyed both itself and the Ark.
Unlikely considering that the Ark was built solely for the purpose of being outside the halo array.
So it occurred to me the other day, obviously when I was bored.
At the end of Halo2, Arbiter and Johnson mount up on one of the Covenant ships and head to earth, in plenty of time to get there before MC.
MC who by the way hitched a ride on a Forerunner ship. Not just any old Forerunner ship, but a Dreadnought.
So how is that possible? According to this
it seems like the Covenant ships are much faster than humananity's at this point. However the Forerunner tech should be that much again faster than the Covenant given the Covenant lesser understanding in general and imperfect imitation of Forerunner tech.
Thoughts? Was MC actually lying there petrified for a few days?
"I'll miss you" Cortana's final dialogue, makes me think that this is the end for Master Chief in any type of video game franchise. I think Bungie has the talent to make another game well without this iconic protagonist. I also think they are confident/arrogant enough to try.
I think it would be very unwise to get rid of the flood on the Forerunner installations. Why? Because they are the only known source of them, and what if, some day in the future, the flood returns from a different galaxy? They are, after all, an extra-galactic species. Humans and Elites would have no knowledge of the flood besides the limited details that Cortana could give us (assuming she survives to give the information). They should be studied (using Forerunner tech, obviously, and with a patrol ship in orbit ready to glass the entire surface if anything goes wrong), and if it comes down to it, the Halos can be activated to wipe the galaxy clean again in order to stave off the flood and allow for life to rise once more.
I was just playing through some of halo3 and something came to mind, I remember distinctly from Halo2 in a level as the Arbiter (possible the last one) where you run into an elite and 2 hunters, the elite stops you and says something like "Hold your fire! The Arbiter? I thought he was dead! The Hunters have come to our aid, Arbiter, they will fight by our side!" then you and your elite buddy proceed to tear into the Brutes with some accompaying cannon fodder grunts, so my question is, wheres the grunts and hunters in halo 3? why aren't they fighting WITH the elites? Seems to be a pretty important plot hole doesnt it?
edit: maybe I should have put this in the H3 section, my bad
This is correct. After the events depicted in Halo 3, the Flood outbreak has been quelled and the Gravemind destroyed, but samples still exists with the Forerunner facilities.
The difference between this event and the last is that those who eradicated the Flood remain behind to deal with the remains of the infestation. The Flood are no longer a mystery, nor will the Forerunner technology (most importantly the array) be seen as spiritual artifacts to be claimed and used for some divine purpose.
I'm questioning those numbers on the relative strengths of the populations.
Currently the Earth has 6.6, 6.7 billion people on it. I believe in The Fall of Reach none of the colonized worlds had reached a billion, but many had hundreds of millions of people. Halopedia says Reach was up to seven hundred million, and that was the second most populated world (not anymore by the time of Halo 1.) We can surmise that there are a handful of worlds in the hundreds of millions, and that population on earth leveled off maybe around twice its current amount.
But I think you're grossly underestimating the Covenant factions' relative sizes. I can't imagine a massive space-faring people existing for millenia and not occupying dozens of worlds with a combined population in the triple digit billions.
Frankly, I think we've seen only a miniscule fraction of the Covenant so far.