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Subject: Psst... I have a question...

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How do you play the game on the harder settings? What works and what tends to fail in your experience?

Personally...

Approaching a group of enemies equipped with a Magnum and SMG I start with taking out all of the grunts while remaining behind cover trying to avoid the larger enemies. Then I work my way around the larger enemies making it to where I can 1vs1 them with weapons... or if I decide to use grenades I'll try to drive them closer to each other.

However the way I'm playing seems rather campy and I feel as if there may be a faster and more effective way in approaching a situation that I may simply not be realizing. So basically... what are weaknesses of the enemies and how do we exploit them in the most effective way in your opinion?

  • 09.07.2012 6:24 PM PST

Why Bungie, why would you do this?! - Halo Community

Make a plan. Stay together. Farm vehicles. Find safe zones. There's tons of things you can do.

  • 09.16.2012 8:17 AM PST

"To me, a nice triple kill with the sniper is infinitely more impressive than any Living Dead Killionaire"

Does flaming people on forums count as an esport?

I'm a commendation/achievement/statistics freak.

-David (Drake)

Have an order of operations. Jackal snipers need to be taken out asap, so use a carbine or a sniper weapon for those, then if you like you can usually jump into the fray with a Plasma Pistol and automag/carbine. Be sure to take out as many of the grunts are you can so they don't shoot you as you're releasing the overcharges you'll use to EMP the brutes. Use the PP for the brutes, and headshot.

  • 09.16.2012 9:36 AM PST

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Posted by: MisguidedDrake4
Have an order of operations. Jackal snipers need to be taken out asap, so use a carbine or a sniper weapon for those, then if you like you can usually jump into the fray with a Plasma Pistol and automag/carbine. Be sure to take out as many of the grunts are you can so they don't shoot you as you're releasing the overcharges you'll use to EMP the brutes. Use the PP for the brutes, and headshot.


This.

  • 09.16.2012 12:38 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

Plasma Pistol + Magnum/Carbine. This combination will get you past most situations. Also, be a wimp. Play the game like you would if you were 12 and were playing Track Down. Keep low and hide a lot.

Heroic and Legendary are mostly about trucking through it...

  • 09.18.2012 8:58 PM PST

Respect skill, Not rank.

http://fcwars.net/

pistols and smg combo for everyone.

  • 09.20.2012 2:02 PM PST

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LOL... I never thought of using the Plasma on the brutes, I always made the connection with Elites but never the monkey things. Cause I'm always running out of ammo trying to run down their sheilds, only if I tried this earlier- Do'h!

  • 09.21.2012 5:50 AM PST
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It's a simple but irrefutable truth - the small guys can fire weapons just like the big guys. If you can eliminate them quickly, you've got less to deal with in terms of multiple adversity. (And most of the time, you can strafe to avoid a big baddie while doing it.) Halo long story short, take out the little guys before addressing the big guys.

  • 10.10.2012 7:14 PM PST
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I remember when we could attack the leader then kill their fleeing/demoralized subordinates in less than 2 shots.

Now it's all about being suppressed into cover and leaning on crutches because every enemy is a Sangheili Zealot at heart and almost always focuses on you, the player. Enemy aggression has increased tenfold, enemy cheapness is off the charts. Combat becomes frustratingly slow, even on Easy. It's so unimaginably unbearable on Legendary it's better to just skip fights. This guy states the problem very well.

But every once in a while, there is some badass that manages to beat the game at it's own game, like this one. Sure he may have used the noob combo but still, look at it. It's a goddamn work of perfection! You don't see even a second of Bungie's luck factor screwing him up.

I remember when AI intelligence was being prioritized and the AI were engaging and fun. I hope Halo 4 will return to that.

[Edited on 10.15.2012 2:07 AM PDT]

  • 10.15.2012 2:02 AM PST
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Posted by: Sliding Ghost
I remember when we could attack the leader then kill their fleeing/demoralized subordinates in less than 2 shots.

Now it's all about being suppressed into cover and leaning on crutches because every enemy is a Sangheili Zealot at heart and almost always focuses on you, the player. Enemy aggression has increased tenfold, enemy cheapness is off the charts. Combat becomes frustratingly slow, even on Easy. It's so unimaginably unbearable on Legendary it's better to just skip fights. This guy states the problem very well.

But every once in a while, there is some badass that manages to beat the game at it's own game, like this one. Sure he may have used the noob combo but still, look at it. It's a goddamn work of perfection! You don't see even a second of Bungie's luck factor screwing him up.

I remember when AI intelligence was being prioritized and the AI were engaging and fun. I hope Halo 4 will return to that.

Multiplayer murdered our campaign, man.
Actually find myself abandoning a vehicle to survive a situation. Now how jacked up is that ?

  • 10.21.2012 9:17 PM PST
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Posted by: nesteggfailure

Posted by: Sliding Ghost
I remember when we could attack the leader then kill their fleeing/demoralized subordinates in less than 2 shots.

Now it's all about being suppressed into cover and leaning on crutches because every enemy is a Sangheili Zealot at heart and almost always focuses on you, the player. Enemy aggression has increased tenfold, enemy cheapness is off the charts. Combat becomes frustratingly slow, even on Easy. It's so unimaginably unbearable on Legendary it's better to just skip fights. This guy states the problem very well.

But every once in a while, there is some badass that manages to beat the game at it's own game, like this one. Sure he may have used the noob combo but still, look at it. It's a goddamn work of perfection! You don't see even a second of Bungie's luck factor screwing him up.

I remember when AI intelligence was being prioritized and the AI were engaging and fun. I hope Halo 4 will return to that.

Multiplayer murdered our campaign, man.
Actually find myself abandoning a vehicle to survive a situation. Now how jacked up is that ?
I suppose that's true. But I think it's more accurate to say that Bungie has had a history of neglecting or messing up distinction between MP and campaign.

Examples of neglect:

The AR and pistol in Halo 3 were carelessly tossed into the campaign, unchanged. Likewise the plasma repeater.

Examples of distortion:

The Halo 2 sword was given infinite ammo in MP, the Reach Banshee was put into the MP with no changes (compared to the Halo 2 Banshee which did not feature the fuel rod cannon in MP), and the jetpack was put into MP unchanged, which caused maps to be designed around it, affecting Forge.

  • 10.21.2012 11:32 PM PST
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The difference between the H-1 and H-2 Banshee.

  • 10.25.2012 7:24 PM PST

Posted by: Sector Z 157
Heroic and Legendary are mostly about trucking through it...

Teand to run it like the OP ... slow and a litle camper style.
Not sure if that comes from doing the run before and knowing the hit points though.

  • 10.28.2012 5:51 AM PST
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hey hey i know this is off topic but i just made a group on face book for the up coming halo 4 so i just want ppl to join you can check it and if you dont like it you dont have to join but ill be happy if you guys and girls can ok here it is https://www.facebook.com/groups/378426315570362/

  • 11.02.2012 11:02 AM PST

How much activity you getting ... closed my fb account a while back and cant be bother re-joiing at the moment.

  • 11.03.2012 7:38 PM PST
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Posted by: Oh GodLike One
How much activity you getting ... closed my fb account a while back and cant be bother re-joiing at the moment.

Some activity.
Not always the type and quantity I want, but, that's how it goes.

  • 11.19.2012 6:58 PM PST

What's wrong with camping?

  • 11.26.2012 9:31 AM PST

Carbine+assault rifle+fire grenades.

  • 11.26.2012 9:34 AM PST

Rain, and Jazz.
Halo: Tactical

I'm either a fool or an inteligent man, depending on how sleepy or angry I am.

I originaly made an account on 07.27.2007 but I wanted to link my GT and made this account. Don't forget your passwords!

I ninja everything. Everything.

I'm honestly surprised every now and then at how many assassination kills I get. The rest of the time I'm generaly poping in and out of cover to take a quick headshot at some thing. The biggest exeptions are sheilded brutes that I'm forced to fight head-on.

  • 11.30.2012 4:42 AM PST
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If death is what you want, then I'll gladly offer you a cup.

Yep! Stealth is the key.
One backstab at time can clear out an entire group and If anything survives, well... you still got your guns!


  • 11.30.2012 7:04 PM PST
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So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

-Gandalf

Just run for it. The game is kind of a walk in the park though. Kind of.

The last level is super hard, but beatable.

  • 12.03.2012 12:18 PM PST

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Being able to assassinate Chieftains is an essential skill in this game.

  • 12.30.2012 4:23 PM PST
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Posted by: Dark Hunter 2100
Being able to assassinate Chieftains is an essential skill in this game.

Well, I can't do it. Particularly in Firefight. They just magically know I'm closing in...

  • 01.05.2013 7:40 PM PST

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Posted by: nesteggfailure

Posted by: Dark Hunter 2100
Being able to assassinate Chieftains is an essential skill in this game.

Well, I can't do it. Particularly in Firefight. They just magically know I'm closing in...


Wait for them to come to you. Only do so if its the animation where they swing their hammer to the side, not above their heads.

  • 01.05.2013 11:47 PM PST

Noob combo works for me in all situations except against drones and hunters.

  • 01.06.2013 4:06 AM PST