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Halo 3 Recon

OP Y2Kaleb Roe

Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
I do wish they would make recon unlock able:(
Let's be honest, anyone who jumped into halo with halo 5 will have missed the true meaning of Achievement unlocking. the only real unlock that was achievement based for halo 4 was the Mark VI for legendary.

Halo 3 had a real achievement hunter rewards scheme to it, Campaign difficulty completions, Skull Collecting, Specific Achievement sets and 100% completion rewards...well at least til the newer achievements came out around ODST time and then just getting the 1000 Gamerscore required but still, every 343 game has a sort of diminished value to the armour that players can get especially now with halo 5...the Req system basically just shows either a tone of money has been spent on the packs or they just got lucky.
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
To me, I'd just ask why you changed accounts so much. I've only had one XBL account for the last 12 years, tied to the same email. There was always the option to pay to change your gamertag if that's what you wanted to do. It does suck that you've lost stuff, but it was pretty widely known even then that all your progress was tied to your gamertag.
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
To me, I'd just ask why you changed accounts so much. I've only had one XBL account for the last 12 years, tied to the same email. There was always the option to pay to change your gamertag if that's what you wanted to do. It does suck that you've lost stuff, but it was pretty widely known even then that all your progress was tied to your gamertag.
The thing was that only those who played Halo 3 and bought the Maps rom the Market place at the time, rather than getting ODST. This meant the Vidmaster achievements would only be half accessible and thus they'd be unable to obtain RECON. Basically it's value got stomped on. Also XBOX 360s at the time could use free month trials for armour those wanting to unlock some of the armours for local use. Did a similar thing making Machinima back in the day so I could have 4 characters with ODST or other Helmets and armour only accessible through online achievements.
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
You know what? Have you ever heard of the recon skull? Well I know where it is and am going to get it today, but I’m not sure if it gives you the actual armor. If so it would only work on the 360version of halo 3 so I will keep you posted on how it goes if it works you can unlock it yourself. I know this may sound fake and again, it may not give me the armor, but it does exist and again, I will keep you posted on how it goes
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
You know what? Have you ever heard of the recon skull? Well I know where it is and am going to get it today, but I’m not sure if it gives you the actual armor. If so it would only work on the 360version of halo 3 so I will keep you posted on how it goes if it works you can unlock it yourself. I know this may sound fake and again, it may not give me the armor, but it does exist and again, I will keep you posted on how it goes
Was this video made by GeneralKidd, perchance? If so, you may want to check the date it was uploaded. Nobody can unlock Recon anymore on the Xbox 360.
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
You know what? Have you ever heard of the recon skull? Well I know where it is and am going to get it today, but I’m not sure if it gives you the actual armor. If so it would only work on the 360version of halo 3 so I will keep you posted on how it goes if it works you can unlock it yourself. I know this may sound fake and again, it may not give me the armor, but it does exist and again, I will keep you posted on how it goes
Was this video made by GeneralKidd, perchance? If so, you may want to check the date it was uploaded. Nobody can unlock Recon anymore on the Xbox 360.
Well thanks for telling me N7 117. I was planning to waste my afternoon trying to get it lol
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
To me, I'd just ask why you changed accounts so much. I've only had one XBL account for the last 12 years, tied to the same email. There was always the option to pay to change your gamertag if that's what you wanted to do. It does suck that you've lost stuff, but it was pretty widely known even then that all your progress was tied to your gamertag.
Extremely late I know, but just to answer your question, it was my older brothers account, but I used to play the -Yoink- out of Halo 3 on it. I was like 8 at the time. A few years later, I got my own Xbox, and made my own account, because he sold his Xbox and forgot all his account info. So I really didn't "change accounts so much" because I've only ever been on my current xbox account. Hope this clears that up. Btw I'm over all of it now. And the Rogue helmet will still always be my favorite Halo helmet of all time, though Recon is still very badass looking. It really doesn't matter that much.
DG TKO157 wrote:
Let's be honest, anyone who jumped into halo with halo 5 will have missed the true meaning of Achievement unlocking. the only real unlock that was achievement based for halo 4 was the Mark VI for legendary.

Halo 3 had a real achievement hunter rewards scheme to it, Campaign difficulty completions, Skull Collecting, Specific Achievement sets and 100% completion rewards...well at least til the newer achievements came out around ODST time and then just getting the 1000 Gamerscore required but still, every 343 game has a sort of diminished value to the armour that players can get especially now with halo 5...the Req system basically just shows either a tone of money has been spent on the packs or they just got lucky.
I am hoping that Infinite balances this trend with the old style going forward. I miss having th ebest armor sets mean something.

I really wish the road to recon was still viable, I was upset when Bungie gave it away for free but I understand why considering it was about to become unlockable, still It felt like it took a lot of the pride away from owning it.
I don't see much reason to have recon in the original Halo 3 if they are just going to shut down the online portion of it anyway. I wish this wasn't the case...
I wish I could go back to 2007
I don't see much reason to have recon in the original Halo 3 if they are just going to shut down the online portion of it anyway. I wish this wasn't the case...
I wish I could go back to 2007
Yeah and unfortunately, when you play offline, your Recon goes away. That was the one thing I always hated about it was that you could only use it online. I still do LAN parties sometimes on Halo 3 and I never have Recon when I do.
Some people won't understand this feeling. Back when Bungie left Halo and 343 took over, Recon was given to all who had Halo 3 and Xbox live. A lot of us created accounts afterwards. Halo 3 being my favorite video game of all time, I obviously want all the armor and achievments I can get. I know 343 can't give it to us, I just wish there was a way. Not being able to have or earn Recon is such a terrible feeling. Its a hopeless feeling. I'm obviously being a bit dramatic but it really does suck. Collecting all the armor is my favorite part about OG H3. I used to play the crap outta the game on my brothers Xbox when I was a kid, which is why I have so much Nostalgia. Really wish 343 made the armor earnable the original way through Vidmasters on MCC. I have a problem wearing armor on MCC if I didn't earn it in the Original, that feels cheap. Im still going to do the Vidmasters on 360, while I wont get the prize, Im a strong believer in its not the prize at the end of the road, but the road that takes you there. The Road to Recon.
I understand how you're feeling for sure. Sucks that the Recon transfer was a one time thing. I had 6/7 Vidmaster's (that damn Endure smh) and I noticed one day I just randomly had it. I ended up getting Endure just to feel like I deserved what I had. I know a lot of people still want it but unfortunately, only Bungie could do it and 343i doesn't have the ability to do that. I still wear Recon in MCC because it's there and I earned the Vidmasters...and I did Annual, Deja Vu, and Endure (seasonal challenge), and found all the skulls again. So, I don't feel bad about it lol.
I really know how you feel, i played Halo 3 in 2012 (When i was 12 years old) but my console didn't had the Wireless Network Adapter so i didn't play in xbox live till 2014 and recently i noticed that 343 gave the recon for just for have a xbox live account

It's a feeling of hollow to know that you can't complete your favorite game at 100%, not because you don't have the ability, but because you where too late.

I feel that 343 can give the recon again, i mean they're adding rainbow visors and Halo 4 armors for Halo 3 in MCC, the thing here is they don't want to, i really feel they're jealous because the recon is more coveted than the achilles from Halo 5.

I know i can use the Recon anytime in Halo MCC, but it's not the same feeling to wear a given armor, feels better to use an armor that you earned

The only consolation we have is knowing that xbox has already prohibited doing this type of thing to complete games 100% (Or at least for the achievements)