SMRC VII: Sierra 117
Posted by urk at 7/27/2009 10:50 AM PDT
Now that you've left behind the bowels of a Flood-infested High Charity, you'll probably welcome the sight of lush, green jungles blossoming with life and greenery.  But before you breathe in that fresh, African jungle air too deeply, prepare yourself, because this mission is far from being a pushover.  Of course I'm talking about the one and only Sierra 117.

Welcome to the beginning of the Terrible Triad; the first of three of the most brutal missions Mythic Difficulty has to offer.  The first two I would consider to be the Jackal Snipers and Brute Stalkers of Firefight mode.  They're doable, but you'll be cursing your way through both of them.  And what more could you ask for than a spiffy set of Recon Armor as your reward for conquering the mission and being hand picked by a member of the Bungie Staff?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to conquer Sierra 117 on solo Mythic (Legendary + all 13 skulls activated + FFA scoring) between now next Thursday night at midnight. A quick gander at the CONTEST RULES will give you specifics on what to do once you've completed the mission and how to properly submit your entry into the Challenge itself. You may even find a few extra tips and tricks to ensure your safety into the pool of successful applicants. Here are a few other things to keep in mind as well:

  1. Please title your film "Mythic Sierra."
  2. When you send Tyrant122312 a private message on with your entry, please title the message "SMRC: Sierra 117"
  3. Be sure to hyperlink your entry. Use the following format: [url]insertfilmaddresshere[/url]
  4. Please do NOT private message me on either here or Xbox Live asking questions about the contest. All questions about the contest should be asked in Urk's thread here. All questions about Mythic Difficulty itself should be asked in the main thread here. No Friend Requests either, please...
  5. Please only submit ONE entry. Double check your work beforehand so you don't have to worry about submitting it incorrectly. It's not a rush. You have a full week to do this.
  6. Please do not ask me whether or not I have received your entry. Have faith in the system. If you sent it, I got it.

What is the most challenging aspect of this mission? Coming from the perspective of a Conqueror, I can tell you that the sore thumb that sticks out more than anything else is the legions of Jackal Snipers you'll be facing. Not only do they spawn with different weapons from time to time, but they also like to get all ninja in your face and swap spawn locations too! Don't worry though.  We've got you covered. As always, you can check out the original Mythic Walkthrough on HBO. In addition, we are currently working on a Sierra Mythic 2.0 walkthrough that is planned to be up and running in a matter of days with newer and mostly better strategies. Can't wait to get your hands on the new guide? Feel free to check out the actual run in my file share HERE and watch it straight from your Xbox at any angle.

Let the almighty luck of the number seven guide you to victory!
Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live! 

Posted by urk at 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT

Oh, we're not done yet!

A 4v4 mix of Double EXP Slayer and Objective gametypes on a whole mess of your own community created maps.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required
Updated 12/03/2009


  • Team Slayer (33.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (21.6%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (11.8%) - Round based Capture the Flag, one team has a flag while the other attempt to capture it. Most captures after four rounds wins. Four minute round time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF (21.6%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF BRs (11.8%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. Battle Rifle starts. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.


  • Actuality-Break (Foundry)
  • Apex (Sandbox)
  • Backdraft (Sandbox)
  • Battle Dome (Sandbox)
  • Ber Ber Creek (Sandbox)
  • Borderline (Sandbox)
  • Breakdown (Sandbox)
  • Bridgeo's (Sandbox)
  • Chimera (Sandbox)
  • Colonnade (Foundry)
  • Conduction (Sandbox)
  • Coup d'Etat (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic Fate (Sandbox)
  • Deity (Sandbox)
  • Eighty Grit (Sandbox)
  • Elysium (Sandbox)
  • Emperor (Sandbox)
  • Exhibition (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Fracture (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Onyx (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Reflux (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Static (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Transgression (Foundry)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

Tags: Halo 3


Where's Mah Dooble EXP?! 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 5:52 PM PDT

Fix your -blam!-, Bungle!

So, yeah, This week's Double EXP Weekend is running a little behind. I blame Ninja 0n Fire. (He tells me that some fairly large updates are being deployed and as a result, we'll likely not see the Double EXP Weekend go live until tomorrow, or, *gulp* "later").

When it is ready to go, we'll let you know.

'Under Fire' - ubald Render 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 9:00 AM PDT

Feet first into awesome.

Looks like ubald unleashed another render over at HBO. This one's a WIP and part of a much larger collection that will ultimately serve as a webcomic. But you should check it out now.

ubald: Halo Rendered Comic

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Chronicles of ODS Steve #81 

Posted by urk at 9/1/2010 9:30 AM PDT

Faux Chief.

This week's Steve's getting all Batman on some Scarab carapace.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Faux Chief (#81)

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59 

Posted by urk at 8/30/2010 9:00 AM PDT

You know the deal.

Anoj didn't submit his latest entry to Comm Chatter, but they gang at HBO picked up the slack. Besides, even without Anoj's familiar wordplay, we all know what this video's about anyway. There's like ten kills. You can submit your own for next week if you're astute enough to figure out how to make it happen.

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

Tags: Halo 3



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