Dedicated Halo 2 Fans Still Hanging Tough

WINDOWCLEAN2

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Wait what? A few spartans holding out against overwhelming odds?


Sounds familiar...............
 

GamingAwesome1

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TimbukTurnip said:
Wow. Thats really really sad. Not in a 'aww how sad they're going to have to stop eventually' way, but in a 'jesus christ its just a game and not even a good one at that, get over it already you loners' way.
This guy said everything I wanted to say but better.
 

Sir Kemper

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I feel a mix of respect and pity.

I mean, how much free time do these guys have?

*Salutes*

Carry on, you dedicated soldier's, Carry on!
 

Ithera

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Hah! suck wonderful dedication! Now to apply it to other aspects of their lives....as soon as they log off. I never played Halo, but judging by these guys it must be awesome.
 

Danpascooch

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See, Microsoft realizes it for what it is. A tribute to a great game, not a "spit in Microsoft's face" refusal to let it go.
 
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Courage and Commitment? COURAGE AND COMMITMENT!

Dear Jesus Lord of all in Heaven that is the single most idiotic thing I have read today and given that I spent six hours betaing bad fanfiction that should give you some idea of the crap I've been reading.

Alright, rant over, I'll give you commitment, but what in the name of my sweet and fluffy lord is courageous about anything they have done? Let's get some perspective on this, they decided to play a half decade old game, despite that the Halo 3 multiplayer is better in almost every way it is possible to be better, simply because they didn't think that Bungie should be dropping support for this very out of date game. Yes, I liked Halo 2, I even enjoyed the online multiplayer a little, but at least I was able to realise when it was over!

I said it the last time this came up and I'll say it again now, what they are doing is obsessive, very very disturbed, and a poor use of your time. They have spent seventeen days playing an ongoing game. So what about their jobs? their families? their friends who don't live in a solely virtual world? Their health? their hygiene, their sleeping habits?

This sort of nonsense could kill people or drive them into insane fantasy delusions, not because of the videogame, but because obsessively doing anything for SEVENTEEN DAYS is not normal. It is not something a rational human being should be doing, especially over a videogame.

In fact, my earlier statements about them were a little too kind. I'm now fairly certain they are certifiably insane.
 

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We salute you, brave champions. NOW GO FORTH AND RRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK!!!
 
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fix-the-spade said:
josh797 said:
wait im confused. didnt they shut down the xbox live servers? how can they still be playing?
Peer to peer service, doesn't actually use any servers at all, the Xbox is the server.

Armored Prayer said:
I wonder what happens when theres only one left. What will he do?
Win!
Indeed. He will actually win at Halo 2's online multiplayer. Not just a match, but he will win at the whole thing.

Granted whether or not the victory was worth it for being the last to be on a game everyone has put behind them is in question. But its a victory nonetheless.

OT: I admire their dedication, but sometimes... you just have to let things go...
 

icaritos

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There are 2 ways in which one may gain a salute:

By doing something heroic in a casual manner
or
By doing something casual in a heroic (ridiculously obsessive) manner

/salute
 

hi0marc

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Its not quite so fun when they forces you're rebelling against give you a pat on the back.
And i reckon they'd of secured beta keys anyway if they loved the franchise that much...
 

Tharwen

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Please say there are actually more than 6 people on those 6 accounts. Otherwise someone might be dying of sleep deprivation soon.
 

Lancer723

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These guys aren't doing this in any sort of protest, they are the very last people to play Halo 2 online and they know it. And it's not like they're playing 24 hours a day for the past 17 days, I'm sure they're idle most of the time while they go to school/work and the like. There's no need to bash them for it, they're not hurting anyone, and yes it does take a special kind of dedication (and a very consistent internet connection). I'll salute them for giving a great multi-player a good sendoff.

*Salutes*
 

Nuke_em_05

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MelasZepheos said:
Courage and Commitment? COURAGE AND COMMITMENT!

Dear Jesus Lord of all in Heaven that is the single most idiotic thing I have read today and given that I spent six hours betaing bad fanfiction that should give you some idea of the crap I've been reading.

Alright, rant over, I'll give you commitment, but what in the name of my sweet and fluffy lord is courageous about anything they have done? Let's get some perspective on this, they decided to play a half decade old game, despite that the Halo 3 multiplayer is better in almost every way it is possible to be better, simply because they didn't think that Bungie should be dropping support for this very out of date game. Yes, I liked Halo 2, I even enjoyed the online multiplayer a little, but at least I was able to realise when it was over!

I said it the last time this came up and I'll say it again now, what they are doing is obsessive, very very disturbed, and a poor use of your time. They have spent seventeen days playing an ongoing game. So what about their jobs? their families? their friends who don't live in a solely virtual world? Their health? their hygiene, their sleeping habits?

This sort of nonsense could kill people or drive them into insane fantasy delusions, not because of the videogame, but because obsessively doing anything for SEVENTEEN DAYS is not normal. It is not something a rational human being should be doing, especially over a videogame.

In fact, my earlier statements about them were a little too kind. I'm now fairly certain they are certifiably insane.
You do realize that staying connected for seventeen days doesn't mean that they have been playing for seventeen days, right? You can connect, walk away, and stay connected until the end of time so long as: 1. Your internet connection doesn't crap out. 2. Your hardware doesn't crap out. and 3. Nobody boots you. They probably play in rotations or have periods of time with five Spartans just standing there doing nothing. On that note, seventeen days of uuninterrupted connection is a pretty strong testament to their ISPs and Hardware.

As for the classic "X is dumb because Y is 'better'" argument is purely subjective. They enjoy it. Just because you don't doesn't make them idiotic.

Maybe they aren't playing to stick it to Microsoft (Bungie had very little to do with shutting down classic LIVE service). Maybe they just like the game? It is apparent that you don't, but that doesn't mean that they are somehow "wrong".
 

Tears of Blood

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Heheh. Now that's what I call a "dedicated server." x]

Seriously, though, I think that's totally awesome.
 

Wrann

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They really should get something more than just beta keys like a trip to bungie or a trophy of a CTF flag.