Also, don't have much memories of it but I recall playing Halo PC sometime around 2003-2005 (I was still a kid back then) but eventually moved somewhere else with no unlimited internet so I couldn't play as much. I bought the OG Xbox so I could play through the entire campaign, then later on Halo 2, and eventually Halo 3/H3 ODST. By then I had decent internet once again but I couldn't afford XBL so I spent all those years loading and running around empty multiplayer maps from H2 and H3 wondering how it'd be to play with other people. I don't remember how the next years went exactly, but I remember that I joined The Lord Protectorate/TLP, an Xfire Clan, and played a LOT of Halo on PC on maps like Ambush, Hugeass but mostly Coldsnap (the latter of which was made by a colleague of ours). A month after Reach came out I finally got XBL and actually started playing proper Halo matchmaking on Xbox. I would go back to Halo PC every now and then but I focused on progression and trying to make a name for myself on XBL (And it kinda worked, won a few tournaments with MSP/DLC prizes, all for Reach's DLC's ofc, played with devs/known players in the community, Rooster Teeth's folks). It was really fun, even though I was very limited otherwise given that I was living in South America. Then I moved to Europe but Halo 4/H5 happened and the rest is history. Shortly after I ended up selling my games and Xbox and buying a PC. So I'm hoping that with MCC on PC I can not only go back to seriously playing Halo, but also go back to meeting new players, reunite with old ones, and have the opportunity of playing all Halo games' matchmaking close to how they used to be back in their golden days to make up for the years I couldn't do so. For now I'll just keep playing Halo 3 Online/dewrito and Halo 5 Forge until MCC comes out.
On Halo PC, I was Shorty or TLP-Shorty. On Xbox Live and everywhere else, I've always been John Shortcut.