epicfail13

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    • epicfail13

      BACK FROM THE DEAD

      2 years ago

      Thanks to a combination of school and work, I've been very inactive on this site. From here on out, I'll be trying to be giving updates anywhere from daily to weekly on, well...anything, I guess?

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      Never Thought I'd Say It (May Contain Spoilers)

      2 years ago

      Halo 4 is absolutely disappointing. It did a few things right, but I've picked out one too many things that 343 did to make me dislike this sequel

      Campaign:
      The campaign doesn't start out so bad. The first level feels very reminiscent of Halo 2's introduction: Fighting aliens in space. The drop from the Forward Unto Dawn onto Requiem feels a lot like the start of Halo 3. After that, the story becomes riddled with plot holes and shortcuts leading to a very depressing and short campaign.

      Three friends and I finished co-op campaign on Heroic in four hours. That's unheard of. I've seen cries of "Play it on Legendary" or "Do it solo!" A single player campaign should feel substantial regardless of what difficulty you're playing. If the only thing you can do to increase the length of the campaign is to up the difficulty, it's too short. Past Halo titles, with or without co-op, usually take me all day to finish.

      And the final boss is a fucking quicktime event. Bullshit.

      Spartan Ops:
      Whomever at 343 made the decision for Spartan Ops to replace Firefight needs to be kicked in the teeth. Spartan Ops is nothing more than a series of five minute co-op missions in which your hand is held like a five-year-old, and it suffers from the same "Higher Difficulty = More Play Time" formula as the campaign. It doesn't beat headshotting scores of Grunts for ten to twenty minutes just to blow off steam.

      War Games (Multiplayer):
      And this is where it gets ugly. Why did 343 have to follow the path of Call of Duty? Killcams, Killstreaks, no weapon drops...when did ANY of this happen in a Halo title?

      I'll start with the Loadout and Ranking Systems. They follow the Black Ops fomula of "Rank up, spent points, get guns" and offer a set of customizable loadouts for you to start with...WHY?! This completely breaks the norm of all players starting with equal gear and having the same odds of getting a power weapon as anyone else. Instead, certain starting weapons outclass others. Using an assault rifle? You're fucked since I can guarantee that everyone else will be using a DMR or a Battle Rifle. And what the hell is this about being slowed down when you take damage while sprinting? I though the purpose of sprinting was to retreat as well as attack...so much for that.

      Ranks in Reach were good. Using the credits you earn to buy purely cosmetic gear was nice, as no one was left at a disadvantage and a new player had the same amount of tricks at his disposal as a veteran. Not anymore. Now all the high level players have a distinct advantage, making it much harder for new players to jump in.

      Weapon Markers...I hate this so much. It's absolutely irritating for a little marker to pop up and see everyone dogpile you in an attempt to get a shotgun. And the need for a perk to allow you to pickup grenades? What is this shit? Grenades don't kill in one hit. I suppose in the future no one knows how to pick things up.

      Killcams. They have to go. They're buggy and can't keep up with the player speed and amount of action on the screen, resulting in direct hits look like wildly inaccurate shots that by some miracle hit the target.

      End Rating: 4/10
      All of the stuff I've mentioned has sabotaged the one thing I wanted and the one thing I was worried about: For Halo 4 to feel like Halo. Big maps, an epic campaign, and hours of fun. I can see it was what 343 was shooting for, but all of these little changes to make Halo more customizable, fast-paced, and accessible have ruined it for me.

      If 343 doesn't promise anything new for Halo 5 or make some radical patches in the future, I'm gonna start putting this franchise in the same box as Call of Duty. The "Games I Will Never Play Again" Box.

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      Everfree Northwest 2013

      2 years ago

      This year, it's running from July 5th to the 7th. Badges are on sale at everfreenw.com! Get 'em now! Looks they've upgraded to a bigger venue, but it still takes place in the Hilton by Sea-Tac.

      So, who's going?! I AM!

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      KFC Double Down

      2 years ago

      I swear, I can feel a year being shed of off my life with every bite.

    • epicfail13

      Haters Are Welcome

      2 years ago

      This goes to anyone, and I mean anyone willing to claim that Call of Duty is a superior shooter to Team Fortess 2:

      I weep for you. I weep for your poor unfortunate soul, for you shall never get to experience that satisfying 'I am a douche and I love it' feeling of yourself and three other Engineers having a Sentry Rave in the intel room. You will never know the exhiliration that comes with chasing down a Spy with a Backburner. And you shall never know the true definition of a 'class-based shooter.'"

      A little too much? Maybe. In any case, have some epicly heroic fighting music.

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      Fun with TF2

      2 years ago

      1. Find server.
      2. Burn things as a Pyro
      3. Get bored.
      4. Spam Pinkie Pie voice clips on my phone over the mic for a few rounds.
      5. Get loved by bronies and ignored/hated/banned by non-bronies.

      Wash, rinse, repeat. Also, Pyro + Pinkie Pie voice = Instant Pinkie Pyro.

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      Blarg

      2 years ago

      It's 9am and I'm stuck in a parking lot, waiting for my sister to finish diving practice. I could be playing Guild Wars 2 right now, but no. Pre-purchase an MMO that looks remotely more fun than World of Warcraft, and of course I end up having that weekend burned to babysit.

      In case you can't tell, I hate mornings.

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      Everfree Northwest (Aftermath)

      2 years ago

      Three days of walking. Three days of sore legs. Three days of ponies. BEST WEEKEND EVER.

      Aside from a load of prints, badges, and buttons, I scored a few awesome autographs and pictures.

      1. Daniel Ingram and Michelle Creber autographed my '02 Fender Starcaster
      2. My copy of Lollipop Chainsaw bears Tara Strong's signature
      3. Andrea Libman, who is probably the nicest person I've ever met (with no disrespect to any of the other VAs because they were all super nice), signed both of my Pinkie Pie pillows.

      $35 for a pass? WELL SPENT.

  • About Me

    I accept all friend requests, but please, please, please don't spam me with group invites. I don't always like what you like.

    Currently Playing: Killing Floor, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
    Currently Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    Currently Hearing: Face to the Floor - Chevelle
    Currently Anticipating: Halo 4, Assassin's Creed III,

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  • Comments (871)

    • Rxk_Treece

      Rxk_Treece

      3 years ago

      Why hello Epicfail! I honestly can't remember how I know you on this site, but I digress! I drew you a pony, and uploaded it in terrible quality! that'll change in about 2 weeks, but for now, enjoy! Rxk_Treece500c4ab774587.jpg

      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        /me needs to check RT more often XD

        Dude, this is awesome!! Thank you so much! :D

    • MasterKeg200

      MasterKeg200 Record Smash/DragonNuro

      3 years ago

      MLP:FIM is cool! What do you think?

      • LEMental

        LEMental

        3 years ago

        I like it. The wait for season 3 is starting to get to me. I think it appeals to me because the writing.

      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        All honesty, FiM is best cartoon.

      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        Of course not! And who is this Twilight Sparkle character everyone keeps going on about?! I made her! She is called Fluffy and she likes fruit and eskimos and we will be happy together!!
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    • BtotheKS

      BtotheKS

      3 years ago

      Ain't no rest for the wicked I see. Happy FU day!

    • MissMegatron

      MissMegatron

      3 years ago

      Again??? Happy FU day!
      /)*(\

      • MissMegatron

        MissMegatron

        3 years ago

        Well you're clearly doing something right!
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      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        I have no clue what I did...Dammit, Joel!

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    • RFree86

      RFree86

      3 years ago

      Way to go happy FU!! Day!!!

    • NeutralGreen

      NeutralGreen

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • astatton

      astatton

      3 years ago

      whaddafuck! FU again?! smiley13.gif That'll break some kind of record...

      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        Note to self: Don't ask.

      • astatton

        astatton

        3 years ago

        Who can tell what deep, dark, underhand dealings go on at the RT office when picking the FU. If you knew, they'd probably have to kill you (or stick you in a closet with the rest of gav's clones).

      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        I wonder who's job it is to select the Featured User...

    • lethalmoose

      lethalmoose

      3 years ago

      Check it out, you're featured again! Maybe you'll be online this time for it.

    • TPro

      TPro

      3 years ago

      Happy FU day fellow Washington person!

      • TPro

        TPro

        3 years ago

        Weather has been nice lately though. Soon though, it will be back... soon...

      • epicfail13

        epicfail13

        3 years ago

        Yay, rain!

    • EvilCow090

      EvilCow090

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! =)