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For this week's update, Frankie and I are going to take questions from the field and answer them online in a psuedo real-time chat format using the Bungie.net forums. Things are bound to get a little hectic but we think it will be fun.

The first thing we need people to do is ask questions! You can do that in the news forum - easily accessible by clicking the "discuss this story" link at the bottom of this page.

Before you ask your questions, keep these points in mind:

1. NO QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMPAIGN or the STORY! (we won't even acknowledge these questions)

2. Don't spam and ruin this for everyone. We'll be banning people.

3. Questions about life inside Bungie, the final crunch, Alta's haircut, the Beta, etc.. are all fair game.

At approx. 2:00 PM PDT Frankie and I will login to the New Mombasa forum and start answering questions that have been posted to this thread.

We'll hang out for an hour or so and have some fun. =)

Ok, now get to the news forum and post your question for the weekly update!

[Edited on 9/17/2004 12:11:50 PM by Achronos]

  • 09.17.2004 11:37 AM PST
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Kickarse! We love you people! Wait, are we supposed to post the question here...?

Well, I know what my question will be... :D

  • 09.17.2004 11:43 AM PST
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I guess this is where you post the questions...
Okay, here's mine: Will there still be a 'Boxer' controll scheme with the addition of duel-weilding? Please tell me that there is.

  • 09.17.2004 11:47 AM PST
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Does Shishka still have that evil look in his eye despite the fact that he's working at his dream job?

KP

  • 09.17.2004 11:47 AM PST
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Can't wait to finish the fight!

well...i was going to ask about online co-op, but i guess that fits in with campaign

for my question...I'd like to know how marty is doing on his music for the game

  • 09.17.2004 11:48 AM PST
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U guys are awesome!
Are we supposed to post questions now?

You've said that if dormant gernades are near an exploding gernade, the current explosion will just get bigger? How big can we expect this explosion to be? Is there a point where it doesn't get bigger? Is it possible to "blow up" the entire level? Are you allowed to answer this? lol

  • 09.17.2004 11:49 AM PST
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Has Shishka been attacked yet? And if not, why!?

  • 09.17.2004 11:49 AM PST
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uhmm....exactly how many guns will be usable in multiplayer?

  • 09.17.2004 11:50 AM PST
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We say the questions on this thread or on new mombasa?

If so..
In Halo 2, how many multiplayer levels will be expecting?

  • 09.17.2004 11:50 AM PST
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Is it still possible to do wacky stunts?

Is it still a mind blowing game without Live?

Thank you!

  • 09.17.2004 11:50 AM PST
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Will the shade be featured in multiplayer for the covenant? I've never heard or seen anything about it in awhile, so I was just wondering if it's been dropped.

  • 09.17.2004 11:50 AM PST

What has been done to initiate Shishka?
I hope it was both painful and humiliating.
Plus, when are we gonna see some work from that freeloader?!?!

-Sep7imus

  • 09.17.2004 11:50 AM PST
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Will there be the old version of the assault rifle in Halo 2?
What degree would it take to get a job as animator at Bungie?

  • 09.17.2004 11:50 AM PST
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Multiple questions, please bear with me.

Is the Shadow still in the game?

Will there be a flamthrower?

How exactly does the Gauss 'Hog work? It seems to me like it would be overpowered, at least in multiplayer.

I've heard some places that the beam rifle can fire two shot before overheating, others four. Is it one of those numbers, or something else entirely?

Is the Wraith's cockpit open like the Scorpion's, or closed like in Halo 1?

Can the Banshee fire it's weapons while it's boosting?

Sorry for having so many questions; thank you for your time.

  • 09.17.2004 11:51 AM PST
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Can u give me an idea of what the animation is for when u reload two weapons at once?
example twin smg's whats the reload look like?

  • 09.17.2004 11:51 AM PST
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YES - Ask questions here please. Thanks, keep it up! We'll be back in New Mombasa around 2pm to answer what we can.

  • 09.17.2004 11:51 AM PST
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We've heard all about the battle riffle and how it's a more accurate assault riffle, the battle rifle might be better in everyway possible, but is the old school assault rifle in halo 2?

  • 09.17.2004 11:51 AM PST
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Btw[Sorry couldnt edit]

What do you think of the plan me and Simen came up with?(Check World Domination in my signature)


Thank you

  • 09.17.2004 11:51 AM PST
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After having read all the previews of the halo 2 multi-player on all the gaming websites I noticed that no one discussed the removal of the health bar. In xbox magazine, one of the developers says that the old health bar was "silly" compared to the way it is now in halo 2. My question is, how exactly are you supposed to know how much health you have if you cant see it, and does your health recharged after a certain amount of time like your shield does? I heard that somewhere.


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what's the word with the health system?

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1) I know and understand (I think) the ranking system that Bungie is implementing, and I think its a good idea. However, will Halo2 still track indvidual stats, such as total kills/deaths, number of melee kills, or number of times I've been splattered under an enemy's 'Hog tires? Since Halo2 is using an 'experience point' kind of ranking system, tracking these kind of stats seperatly when playing with your buddies is possible, right?

2) This is one of my few (VERY few) serious concerns about changes to Halo2; will the Plasma weapons such as the Plasma rifle and pistol still have the 'freezing' effect that they had on your opponents in Halo? I really hope that they do, because that was what made them so damn cool (not to mention useful).

Anyways, thanks for your time Sketch and Frankie, and tell the Bungie team to keep up the good work!

  • 09.17.2004 11:51 AM PST
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Looks like this is the place after all, OK.

Will Zoe return to Bungie?
Will she (Zoe) visit the Soffish chat?
How long time do Frankie use on shaving his head/hair?
Have "somebody" tried to open Ling Lings jar yet?
Will Soffish be a usable custom emblem in Halo 2's multi player?

  • 09.17.2004 11:52 AM PST
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Hey....BUNGIE RULEZ....Anyhow, my question for u guys is....Why didn't u guys release a demo of halo 2 to the public?....It could understand not releasing a single player demo, but i thought u guys should have released a multiplayer demo.....PEACE OUT BUNGIE....Can't wait til November 9th....Xbox Live Gamertag - HELLJUMPER117

  • 09.17.2004 11:52 AM PST
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will the energy sword be availible outside multiplayer modes?

  • 09.17.2004 11:52 AM PST

Wow, thanks Bungie! I'd like to know more about the Bungie team's background. Where did everyone go to college? What did they major in? Do you guys have days where you wake up and smile because people like us love you?

  • 09.17.2004 11:53 AM PST