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OP How Is Your Day

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these forums are going to suck for now on lol. time to stop coming here.

though the rage is going to be epic lol
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Here's the magazine in my lap.
That has got to be the ugliest elite I've ever seen. No arm armor and gigantic feet?
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-Yoink!- a duck man
Dude calm down, he's just a messenger.
Looks like I'm sticking with the campaign and Firefight(if it's not laggy like Reach's).
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Here's the magazine in my lap.
Please scan or take a quality picture of each page so we can read it.
Posting magazine scans online is illegal.
Ok, then just a quality picture so we can read it.
10/10 very good troll I gotta admit
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Let me summarize the community's feelings on these news in a short clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc
That made me laugh in a time of great anguish!
We just got served!
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these forums are going to suck for now on lol. time to stop coming here.

though the rage is going to be epic lol
That's what
I thought too.
Ok, you have it, but how do we know it's the truth? The words are blurred, scanning it is illegal and you, someone I don't know, is our informant. I'll believe it when I see it.
I'm glad you appreciated it :)
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So I just read the new Game Informer. I just wanted to tell you my take on some of the features they'll be adding or taking away. I won't explain the beginning of the story as I don't think I can do justice to accurately describing it. Of course, if you want to experience and don't want to have that experience spoiled then leave this page.

LAST WARNING, THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS (sorta)

Spartan Points

Spartan Points is the new currency system in Halo 4. They will buy things such as armor, armor abilities, Spartan Ops missions (see below), and some

Spartan Ops

This was probably my most favorite addition I saw. From how it was described, think fo Spartan Ops like Spec Ops from Modern Warfare but with a storyline. They will span out over several months, encouraging players to return to the game. Game Informer said that Spartan Ops will be comparable in scope and size to the in single-player storyline.

Why Reds Fight Blues

I think most of us probably guessed this, but reds fight blues and blues fight reds for training purposes. They fight in something called the UNSC Infinity. The UNSC Infinity is a 3km long ship sent into deep space on a mission. It contains a virtual reality sector that creates the multiplayer experience.

Sprint

So not only is sprint in the game, but it is a standard armor ability. You do not need to pick it up, it will always be available. You do not need to buy it with your Spartan Points, you will always have it equipped no matter what. So essentially, you can have two armor abilities.

Forerunner Vision

Ever wanted to be super man? Now you can! See through walls with your x-ray vision! I can't say I hate this armor ability, I haven't used it yet. I'm hoping it comes with its weaknesses and it discourages camping. Sorry guys, but camping in Halo 4 will not be a legitimate tactic.

Returning Armor Abilities

The hologram, jetpack, and active camo will make a return in Halo 4. It didn't elaborate on the abilities, but you can probably assume they'll be about the same.

Elites Not Returning to Multiplayer

Not much detail was given as to why elites will not see multiplayer combat, it was stated in a picture caption. The caption reads, "Competitive multiplayer focues on the Spartan IVs. Elites will not be playable.

Grenades

Now the article itself did not talk about grenades, but I noticed in the picture the Spartan had 4 grenade options. I assume the plasma grenade will return as seen from an explosion in the picture and the frag grenade will most definitely return as seen by the Halo 4 first look video.

Firefight

Once again, no explanation why aside from a picture caption. The caption read, "Halo 4's campaign is still playable with four players online (in reference to Sparan Ops, ensuring players that Spartan Ops will not replace the campaign coop experience). 343 Industries has no plans to include a dedicated Firefight mode. I'm torn on this, I don't normally play firefight, but I feel like it is a standard necessary feature in the game after Halo 3: ODST introduced it.

Regicide

Regicide is a variation of free for all. I think it's similar to VIP. Regicide, as stated by the article, "sets the leading scorer as the king. Every opponent that the king kills raises his bounty; other players have to kill the king to claim the reward."

Distraction and Revenge Medals

Don't feel bad anymore for not killing a single person in the game, you can get a medal for being a distraction! Oh, you just got killed and now you're raging at that player? Calm down and get rewarded for hunting down the guy that just killed you!

Let me make it clear that I do not necessarily see these medals as bad. They just may reward people that don't actually deserve one.

No More Weapon Camping

One the skills that separated veteran players from inexperienced players was the ability to time power weapons' spawns. In Halo 4, this will be near impossible. Weapons drop down in drop pods at random locations around the map. Quoted from the article, "This gives the matches other focal points, and it also helps alleviate the advantage longtime players always used to have over newer recruits; the best weapons are not always going to be found at the same spawn locations." Unless there is a distinguishable skill gap between players, I most definitely do not like this idea.

No More Respawn Delay

Immediately after you die, by tapping the X button you are sent back into the match. Now let's contemplate why this might be bad. Let's say Halo spawns are... not so great. A skilled player out BRs/DMRs/whatevers a unskilled player. Now that unskilled player can immediately respawn and find you before your shields even regenerate! I understand 343 is trying to speed up the game, but they must understand the consequences of instant spawns.

Joining In-Progress Games

So to solve the quitting problem, 343 implemented the ability to join games that are in-progress. My question is are we going to have the ability to search for games starting up instead? It infuriates me to join a game at the last possible second, not even offering me the chance to play.

I'll be updating this post as I see fit. Feel free to correct me, add your own insight, or add what I may have missed.
From what I see it all sounds alright, armour lock has been removed as almost everyone disliked it one way or another, Jetpack is staying as it is actually a somewhat useful ability, as is hologram/camo if you know what you're doing. Forerunner vision seems a bit weird to me but perhaps it is only like a split second thing (I can see it becoming the new armour lock)
As far as I know, typing out quotes from the article isn't illegal, OP, please do write down what is on those 14 pages, not your small summary in the OP.
wtf is the spartan doing on the bottom left. Please don't tell me you have commands in multiplayer.
I got my copy of GameInformer and 100% of everything he just said is true.
I'm not gonna judge anything until I play but I am a little mixed on how I feel on some of these things.

Instant Respawn? No thanks.
@How Is Your Day - Please take readable pictures of the text talking about points in your OP. Some of these things are hard to believe unless we read it directly from the source.
I am very upset at 343 did they listen to the community whatsoever funk -Yoink- -Yoink- this kinda pisses me the -Yoink- off
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Also, is that the DMR he's holding? I didn't do a good job at scanning in the picture, so I'll try again, but there's 4 grenade choices.
That is indeed the DMR.

Why does the Elite look like he's only got 2 mandibles?
Seems a little fishy that the troll we had spamming the forums last night mentioned the x-ray vision as well.

Also, "Infinity" "SpartanOps", and one more that I can't remember were created domain names just this week by Microsoft.

One more thing. The orange back splash in the photo's is what Gameinformer is using for their Halo 4 hub online. Link to the orangehttp://www.gameinformer.com/p/halo4.aspx
RIP Halo
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