Except that if you look at the biography for the Master Chief that recently went live here on Waypoint - [link] - you can see that they actually didn't have any problem mentioning Blue Team after all, or including the recent events of the 'Escalation' comic series. Of course it's not as thorough as what we've seen published in full-on book format Halo encyclopedias in the past (and that's to be expected), but still it's much more inclusive than the article I saw weeks ago that motivated me to start up this discussion.NeverEndingPain wrote:I don't think we can expect to have ALL of the information in front of us. That would defeat the purpose of buying the books or their actual Halo: Encyclopedias. You have to imagine that they are only showing the information from the game. Sorry.
The thing is, if Waypoint/the Halo Channel wants to become the "hub" destination for fans (particularly new ones) to learn about Halo's lore and large cast of characters, they need to include information from both the games and EU materials and continue to tie everything together. In the end it's by tying all aspects of the Universe together that will help them sell more things besides just the games (like books, comics, encyclopedias, etc.) - and will also make longtime fans feel their investments in the larger aspects of the Universe are being recognized and rewarded. These recent additions to the Universe section, with more likely to come, have in fact been a step in the right direction in regards to 343i rectifying Bungie's mistake of not making information about Halo's expansive fiction more widely accessible to fans.
(And as you can see, after seeing some of my initial criticisms proven wrong, I'm feeling a lot more optimistic about things. I still would like to see certain characters rise above cameo capacity, but by not being completely silent while we "wait and see" is the best way to potentially effect positive changes.)