Schlagwort-Archive: multiplayer

To Teabag or not to Teabag

I am back from the holiday hiatus! It took me quite a while to adjust into this new year and find a good rhythm but now I am here again and I want to talk about the teabag. The iconic disgracing of your killed opponent is done by a quick succession of crouch and stand on their body, preferably the head. Reminds you of dipping a tea bag into a cup, hence the word teabag. Just yesterday I was teabagged while playing an Arena Slayer match. I was furious. I felt like he had no right to do the teabag on me. He didn’t do anything great, just managed to kill me. I told my bf and he was like, ok who’s this piece of shit, we’ll teabag the shit out of him. We did exactly that. Like the worst douchebags we both teabagged this guy constantly. After the game I took a look at the stats and saw how much better we had been than him and his team. Then I felt really bad about our behavior. And it got me thinking about when teabagging is actually a valid and ok thing to do. Here is my opinion:

When it is ok:

  • When you defeat an opponent with a ground pound after he unsuccessfully tried it on you beforehand. Meaning whenever you defeat your opponent with his own ‚weapons‘. Not sure if I am making myself clear here.
  • When you kill a camper. Really, you can just sit on his face for a long while for all I care.
  • When you defeat a team of 4 with only 2.
  • When you are out of tactics and you want to try the ‚I’ll make you so mad you will run blindly into the fight‘ tactic.
  • When its your friend. After every kill if you want to.

I am not sure if teabagging is ok when you are not as good as your opponent, but finally manage to kill him. I don’t think it is…

I almost never teabag anyone really. I might do the punch on the body when I am very hyped about my skill and it was a close fight. When I think about it I only teabag when I was teabagged beforehand. What I really love though, is when you get teabagged and the dude is teabagging the ground next to you. Like come on! Do it right! ON THE BODY. ON THE BODY.

On that note: Happy teabagging folks.

P.S. Say teabag one more time, one more fucking time…

 

Map Rotation on Halo 5 – Plaza where are you?

I have two favorite Halo 5 Slayer maps: Plaza and Coliseum. I love both so much, but my all time favorite would be Plaza though. It plays perfectly. If I could play it that is. Somehow this particular map is hardly ever in my map rotation. Just yesterday my boyfriend and I played for maybe 2-3 hours. Guess what? Not once did we get to play on Plaza.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK???

I miss my Plaza. Give me my Plaza.

I love Halo 4

I know many people will disagree with my statement, let alone want to bash on me for saying such a stupid thing. But to be very honest, I don’t care. I love Halo 4. And I want to share why.

Halo 4 came out in a time when I just recently had made an Xbox Live account. Before, I had played all my games on my boyfriends profile. When I realized how much I enjoyed the sound of an achievement popping up, it was time to make my own profile and stop giving them to my boyfriend. I also discovered Instagram in 2012. That meant meeting a bunch of new friends and finding a new hobby.

With Xbox Live came the possibility to play multiplayer. And boy did I use that feature with Halo 4. I spent hours playing Slayer and Swat on Halo 4. It’s almost disturbing to me now, seeing that I have next to zero time to play any game at the moment. But anyways, I loved and still love the Halo 4 multiplayer. And since nearly everybody I know hates Halo 4, I had to ask myself why it is so different to me. Everybody loves a certain Halo the most. For me it’s CE and Halo 4. When I think about both of them, I have the fondest memories. And not only about the game, but about the people I played it with, the time and circumstances I was in, while playing them. With CE it’s the memory of first contact with a shooter, my blossoming love for Master Chief and the wonderful feeling of playing the campaign in split screen with my boyfriend. I remember our little apartment, being young and careless. And later on more memories are added when Halo: CE Anniversary came out and we played it again and again. Trying certain achievements over and over, listening to weird 80’s music while running through the Library or learning to grenade jump. All these memories make it the greatest game in the world for me.

For Halo 4 I have similar feelings. When I think about Halo 4 I immediately want to play it. When I hear certain music I immediately want to play it. My boyfriend and I played countless hours of Slayer while listening to Riff Raff, Wiz Khalifa, Iron Maiden or Slayer (haha, how appropriate). We played whole evenings and nights, falling to bed at 5 am with images of recent fights on our minds. And the campaign…yes everybody hates it too. I certainly don’t like everything about it. The missions are too repetitive. (If you think about it though, this argument is invalid considering Halo CE levels like The Library or Two Betrayals. Just saying.) What I really liked about Halo 4 were the cutscenes with Chief and Cortana. Dem feels! Or the epic scene with Chief, Cortana, Lasky, Lord Hood and Roland on the bridge of Infinity? The way Chief doesn’t take shit from dear Terrence? I love it!

Yeah the campaign isn’t perfect, but I had a lot of fun playing it.

Here are 3 things I like about the Halo 4 multiplayer:

  • You see the Spartans in your game before playing. See their armor and stance. It is a fun feature and I love stuff like this.
  • I love certain maps. My all time favorite map is Complex. It is perfect for Swat. I mean really perfect. Another fantastic map is Adrift. Slayer on Adrift is the best.
  • The weapons are exactly the way I want them. The DMR is my baby. The DMR in Halo 5 is eh.

So what else makes Halo 4 so great to me? I started taking screenshots on Halo 4. I had so much fun playing around with forge, always trying to get better and discovering a new effect. Before 343 fucked around with the file share it was so easy to take screenshots and discover the ones from other screenshot artists. Then I met Lily on Instagram and we started our screenshot account. I also met Sal, another dear friend from the States. He was into screenshots too and so we would all get together every now and then and have a lot of fun posing or just killing each other. I also remember custom games with people from the Halo community. Back then it was pretty common that a big group would get together and played new game types or maps. I had the best time during such nights.

So what Halo 4 is to me, to others, it might be Halo 2,  3 or Halo Reach. They have the fondest memories of those games. They have met their online friends in that time or maybe discovered taking screenshots back then.

What I am really trying to say is, a game can be great because it has a good campaign and the multiplayer runs smoothly, but what makes a game memorable, are the feelings that are connected to it.

I have only positive memories of Halo 4 and that is why I love this game. Amen.

▶ 15 Minutes of Halo 5 Warzone Multiplayer 

This is so damn epic!!! Yesterday IGN released this 15 minutes long video of the just announced Warzone Multiplayer. I was already impressed by what I saw at the E3 press conference, but this is just too much: Firefight with a classic Multiplayer objective! Shut up and take my money.

I’m really interested how this „level up“ thing works. In the video you can see the player accessing a console and picking weapons. The quality of the weapons gets better with each level. Question is do you progress through kills? The more kills you get, the higher your level? But then you can also see that the player in this video gets demoted at some point and after dying he can only choose from what appears to be the rookie loadout.

Well, we will know more soon. So far I’m just stoked and I wanna play it now, like RIGHT NOW!!!

Halo 2 map Relic is coming back to Halo 2: Anniversary in fancy new clothes

343 and Certain Affinity are currently working on reimagining the legendary Halo 2 map Relic. It’s a 12-16 player map and was very popular in the community. According to the latest Bulletin on waypoint, Certain Affinity have begun developing the remake. We will be updated on the progress throughout the next months. Until then we have these 2 amazing pictures of concept art.

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