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Subject: If you could add one thing to ODST, what would it be?

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Title for reference. If you could add one thing to ODST, what would it be?

ODST is a great game as it is. But, isn't there that one thing that you would have loved to see in the game?

For me, it'd have to be more ODST missions. Either like Spartan Ops or part of the campaign. I love playing as an ODST and would have liked more of that in different scenarios and areas.

  • 05.13.2012 3:44 PM PST
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it's stand alone multiplayer

infact the expansion maps included in disc 2 except using Halo 3: ODST's engine, not Halo 3's, Ghost Town would be an interesting level to play as Marines

  • 05.13.2012 4:34 PM PST

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I know getting game mechanics and AI to work would be hard, but Firefight Forge would have been awesome.

  • 05.13.2012 4:52 PM PST

This....Posted by: SEAL Sniper 9
For me, it'd have to be more ODST missions. Either like Spartan Ops or part of the campaign. I love playing as an ODST and would have liked more of that in different scenarios and areas.

Or this...Posted by: path1k
it's stand alone multiplayer

  • 05.13.2012 5:52 PM PST

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Posted by: path1k
it's stand alone multiplayer

infact the expansion maps included in disc 2 except using Halo 3: ODST's engine, not Halo 3's, Ghost Town would be an interesting level to play as Marines

Ah, yes. I would have really liked that. I initially thought that ODST was going to include mutliplayer, Forge, custom games, and the like before not much was known about it. Anyway, I think it would have offered an extremely fun, new, and fresh online experience for Halo.

  • 05.13.2012 6:15 PM PST

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

I'd really like to have your team meet up with another ODST, and see what happens afterwards. (Does their team die? Is there counter-strike?)

  • 05.13.2012 9:49 PM PST

Halo 2 > Halo 3 > Halo 3 ODST > Halo Reach > Halo CE

Based on campaigns.

I would add two things

1. Custom firefight. I am sick of having to fight drones and put up with forced skulls. With this I could turn off skulls and make it all brutes

2. Elites in the campaign. Perhaps a mission where elites are helping you

  • 05.14.2012 1:27 AM PST

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Posted by: Mark V guy
1. Custom firefight. I am sick of having to fight drones and put up with forced skulls. With this I could turn off skulls and make it all brutes.

I personally wouldn't like this, only because I enjoy the settings they have for ODST and I think the customization options in Reach really took away from the Firefight experience.

2. Elites in the campaign. Perhaps a mission where elites are helping you
This could be very interesting. I would really enjoy that. An uneasy alliance. Elites have just been betrayed and they're not going to be so open to the humans after fighting them for so long. A mission(s) like that would have extreme potential. They could create a whole story out of that. Maybe one of the squad members killed one of the Elites brethren and that's revealed through flashbacks or something. The possibilities...

  • 05.14.2012 6:02 AM PST
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Silenced weapons effect on AI.

In CE, there is a noise level that is even more effective than the CE's sniper. But it wasn't turned on because it's too effective. Even if you're right in front of the AI, the AI doesn't seem to see you until it's too late. With a little tweaking, this could finally be used and drastically improve ODST's immersion.

This is how it would work:

Shoot AI from long range (4x zoom), if it's a headshot kill, other AI won't notice that their buddies are dying. Otherwise, they'll notice but their alert level will be temporary. Grunts will go back to sleep.

Shoot AI from mid range (2x zoom), AI will notice and will remain alert but still won't notice you unless they spot you. Some Grunts will go back to sleep, some Grunts will be awake.

Shoot AI from close range, AI will be looking in your direction but it will take them a while to spot you, giving you some time to get up close or move to another location. All Grunts wake up and possibly go into panic.

[Edited on 05.14.2012 11:34 PM PDT]

  • 05.14.2012 11:32 PM PST

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Posted by: Sliding Ghost
It was rather disappointing that we had silenced weapons that really didn't do anything. Sure they were cool and fun to use, but all in all...It was just the same as they were unsilenced. The enemy would always spot you. There was no real stealth in the game. That didn't make the game any less awesome, but it sure as hell would've made the game a lot better and more fun experience.

  • 05.15.2012 12:36 PM PST

Halo 2 > Halo 3 > Halo 3 ODST > Halo Reach > Halo CE

Based on campaigns.


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Posted by: Mark V guy
1. Custom firefight. I am sick of having to fight drones and put up with forced skulls. With this I could turn off skulls and make it all brutes.

I personally wouldn't like this, only because I enjoy the settings they have for ODST and I think the customization options in Reach really took away from the Firefight experience.

2. Elites in the campaign. Perhaps a mission where elites are helping you
This could be very interesting. I would really enjoy that. An uneasy alliance. Elites have just been betrayed and they're not going to be so open to the humans after fighting them for so long. A mission(s) like that would have extreme potential. They could create a whole story out of that. Maybe one of the squad members killed one of the Elites brethren and that's revealed through flashbacks or something. The possibilities...


Remember though that with custom firefight you wouldnt have to change anything. Survival would be more realistic because its consistant

And for the elites, perhaps a mission where you come across a bunch if elites and then you comd t a truce

  • 05.15.2012 2:53 PM PST

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Posted by: Sector Z 157
I'd really like to have your team meet up with another ODST, and see what happens afterwards. (Does their team die? Is there counter-strike?)

I would welcome new characters. I'd hope they'd be just as likable as Buck's squad. I think it'd be interesting to see that too. We've really had no contact with other UNSC forces throughout the ODST campaign, so that could be interesting.

  • 05.16.2012 12:59 PM PST

Some sort of Spartan integration late in the storyline.

  • 05.16.2012 1:32 PM PST

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Posted by: Lobster Fish 2
Some sort of Spartan integration late in the storyline.

Where we'd encounter a Spartan? Or we'd play as one?

  • 05.16.2012 5:54 PM PST

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

I'd be happier meeting up with one, perhaps seeing a cutscene with them fending off a squad of Covenant.
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Posted by: Lobster Fish 2
Some sort of Spartan integration late in the storyline.

Where we'd encounter a Spartan? Or we'd play as one?

  • 05.16.2012 7:44 PM PST

Posted by: Sliding Ghost
Silenced weapons effect on AI.

I wished the silenced weapons actually had an effect on the AI, so I would have to say that would be the one thing I would add.

It was fun stalking around the city at night, but if you had to engage the enemy there weren't all means of stealth. If you had the effect of the silenced weapons, I think that you could still use that element of stealth that I mentioned. I could be totally making that up also...

  • 05.16.2012 8:31 PM PST

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1. Ability to enter more buildings.
2. Silenced has an effect on AI
3. A mission where The Rookie is in a Banshee, flying through the city buildings (Not above them, say, Half-way up from the ground) with multiple Phantoms chasing you, and fire from the ground in order to reach one of the mission triggers.

  • 05.17.2012 12:25 AM PST

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Posted by: onyx spartan
Posted by: Sliding Ghost
Silenced weapons effect on AI.

I wished the silenced weapons actually had an effect on the AI, so I would have to say that would be the one thing I would add.

It was fun stalking around the city at night, but if you had to engage the enemy there weren't all means of stealth. If you had the effect of the silenced weapons, I think that you could still use that element of stealth that I mentioned. I could be totally making that up also...

I'd also make it so that not only the SMG and Pistol are silenced. There are many more weapons in the game that are unsilenced, so it would've been nice if something like the Sniper Rifle was silenced. That could've been a really fun mission.

Along with the silenced Sniper Rifle, I think a better Sniper mission in general is something I would add. I love the ODST campaign, no doubt. But, the mission where you play as Romeo did not feel like a Sniper mission at all. It was too close quarters for you to really use that Sniper very effectively.

  • 05.17.2012 7:22 AM PST

Were it so easy...

In the real world, a true silenced weapon shoots subsonic bullets (<1100-fps). Silencing a sniper rifle would subdue the boom of firing (not eliminate it), but it would not affect the crack of the bullet flying through the air. At 1000 yards, the crack of a supersonic bullet passing overhead is far-far louder than the boom of the rifle heard in the distance.

  • 05.17.2012 12:24 PM PST

Walk by faith. Dude. Not by sight.

Moar missions!!!!! I would like to see a campaign against the Insurrectionists.

  • 05.17.2012 1:25 PM PST

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Posted by: path1k
it's stand alone multiplayer

infact the expansion maps included in disc 2 except using Halo 3: ODST's engine, not Halo 3's, Ghost Town would be an interesting level to play as Marines


That would be interesting. Though it would end up being similar to CoD though

  • 05.17.2012 2:58 PM PST

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Posted by: NicodemusTNT
Moar missions!!!!! I would like to see a campaign against the Insurrectionists.

Yes, yes. I would love to have seen some more missions. And fighting the Innies, for once, would be very interesting to see and a nice change of pace from the usual Covies.

  • 05.17.2012 3:12 PM PST

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Posted by: cameo_cream
That would be interesting. Though it would end up being similar to CoD though
how so?

  • 05.18.2012 1:34 AM PST

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Posted by: path1k
Posted by: cameo_cream
That would be interesting. Though it would end up being similar to CoD though
how so?

Yeah, I don't think it'd feel like CoD. If anything, it'd feel just like regular Halo multiplayer, but with less health.

Sure the ODST would die faster and don't jump as high and all, but that doesn't make it like CoD. ODST's don't die in three seconds, is what I'm getting at.

  • 05.18.2012 8:30 AM PST