Y.A.F.N.M.P.

Y.A.F.N.M.P.

Continuing in the tradition of fine past polls we've posted another "favorite net map" poll. This time we're looking for your favorite Marathon Infinity net map. This is the first half of the list, so the winner will advance to the next poll.

Inside Bungie 2/20/2002 10:04 PM PST permalink

And The Winner IS...

And The Winner IS...

Congratulations to Tom Van Sinden of Los Angeles, CA, the lucky son-of-a-gun who's won the Covenant Elite sculpture from the Bungie Store drawing! Also, don't miss our interview with Juan Ramirez, the sculpture creator, and the new X70a storyboards at Tru7h & Reconciliation.(/site/1).

Halo 2/20/2002 2:17 AM PST permalink

Korean Myth Fan Site

Korean Myth Fan Site

A great new Myth fansite has come on the scene, http://www.mythfansite.com. There's one catch--it's all in Korean. Once you get past the language barrier there's a lot there to see though, so be sure to visit. (Thanks to http://www.mythvillage.org/ for the heads up.)

Myth Series 2/19/2002 7:51 PM PST permalink

Bungie Party at E3

Bungie Party at E3

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Community 2/19/2002 10:13 AM PST

One On One With Juan Ramirez

One On One With Juan Ramirez

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Halo 2/19/2002 10:10 AM PST

Myth II Server Shut Down

Myth II Server Shut Down

Last night the Myth II game server was shut down once and for all. Some of us at Bungie met each other there, and met some of our best friends there. We too shall mourn it's passing. Yet we hope the seeds of friendship so many Myth players have planted will grow and someday blossom.

There is already an alternative server at http://www.mariusnet.com where you can play Myth and Myth II online. Since we released the source code there has been a great deal of activity at The Myth Vault (/site/3) developing additional 3rd party servers. And of course there's the Seventh Column (/site/2), a site to help you maintain your circles of friends. We encourage all Myth players to participate in these projects and sites and help us build Bungie's future community.

Myth Series 2/16/2002 3:29 PM PST permalink

Halo Calendar Poll

Halo Calendar Poll

We have a new Bungie.net poll over on the left on the main page, this time asking how much moolah you'd be willing to shell out for a 12 month Halo wall calendar. Well, what's it going to be?

Halo 2/14/2002 8:17 PM PST permalink

Marathon 2 Netmap Poll Results

Marathon 2 Netmap Poll Results

Oh yeah, before I forget. Thunderdome won our Marathon 2 netmap poll with 41% of the votes. Everyone's Mortal But Me came in second with 26%.

Inside Bungie 2/14/2002 8:05 PM PST permalink

McLees Day at T&R

McLees Day at T&R

Not that we're starting a whole "theme" tradition every time we update the site, but today we've been abundantly bestowed upon by Bungie's own Robt McLees. In addition to the highly anticipated interview by the fans, we've added a "weapons" section to the gallery. Also we've created a seventh page to the concept art, including Rob's flood drawings. Knock yourself out!

Halo 2/13/2002 7:13 PM PST permalink

Robt McLees Interviewed By You

Robt McLees Interviewed By You

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Halo 2/13/2002 3:08 AM PST

No More Accidental Deletes

No More Accidental Deletes

Now, when you hit that "delete database" button, you'll be taken to a page asking if you're sure you know what you're doing. No more accidentally deleting databases! Sorry about this one, it was waaaay too long coming.

Community 2/13/2002 1:31 AM PST permalink

Network Issues

Network Issues

Update: The network issues should be resolved.
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We are currently experiencing intermittent network outages and slow response time due to hardware issues in our datacenter.
The issue is being worked on, and should be fixed in the next few hours.

Inside Bungie 2/12/2002 1:50 AM PST permalink

Marathon 2 Netmap Poll Part II

Marathon 2 Netmap Poll Part II

We've posted part II of our "favorite Marathon 2 netmap" poll. Thunderdome dominated the first poll with a whopping 55% of the popular vote, so it's been added to this second poll. Giant Flaming Pit Of Lava came in a distant 2nd with 14%, No Disintegrations came in 3rd with 10%. Look under the navbar on the left and let us know your favorite!

Inside Bungie 2/11/2002 8:09 PM PST permalink

New Chapters

New Chapters

I just approved a ton of new Seventh Column chapters. If you had one waiting in the queue head on over to /site/2 and check it out, your page should now be live.

Community 2/11/2002 2:12 AM PST permalink

Is That a Legendary Walkthrough?

Is That a Legendary Walkthrough?

Why yes, it is. No7orious, founder of Freaks of the Flood (/fanclub/113), has sent in an in-depth and informative walkthrough of the Pillar of Autumn, Halo's first level, for those of you trying to tackle it on Legendary difficulty. It's over on the right on the Halo site, /site/1.

Better yet, Mordia was kind enough to illustrate the article with screenshots. Thanks for the first fan content submission, No7orious, hopefully you'll start a trend! Seriously though, everyone be sure to let us know what you think of this new feature, and if you like it enough maybe he and Mordia will be nice enough to do walkthroughs for all the levels.

Halo 2/9/2002 12:46 AM PST permalink

One Born Every Second

One Born Every Second

Several users have been intentionally manipulating the activity meter to bump their chapters up to the top of the Most Active list. Some things never change. That list wasn't meant to be competitive, it's there to encourage group activity and point people towards the most active groups. If you want publicity submit something worth publicizing to 7thcol@bungie.com for the week in review. The offenders have been dealt with as appropriate. Avoid making this same mistake, next time we won't be so nice.

Community 2/8/2002 6:32 PM PST permalink

Myth Vault Overhaul

Myth Vault Overhaul

Two big announcements today: we're officially shutting down the Myth II metaserver on the 15th, but we're also open sourcing the server code. To help people that want to develop and run their own servers we've overhauled the Myth Vault, finally shutting down the old web server but adding a site that we hope will become the heart of the Myth server development community. Even better, this site is home to Bungie's first ever forum! Nothing too fancy just yet, but be sure to read the top story above and check out the site.

Myth Series 2/8/2002 2:34 AM PST permalink

Marathon 2 Map Poll

Marathon 2 Map Poll

We've posted a new poll, this time asking which Marathon 2 netmap is your favorite. This is the first in a set of two polls, as our system only allows ten choices.

Mars Needs Women was the winner in the Marathon netmap poll, earning a hefty 27% of the vote. Waldo World Arena came in a close 2nd with 24%, trailed by You Don't Need To See My ID with 12%.

Inside Bungie 2/7/2002 9:07 PM PST permalink

Myth Game Server Open Source

Myth Game Server Open Source

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Myth Series 2/7/2002 9:34 AM PST

Celebrate "Cortana Day" at T&R

Celebrate "Cortana Day" at T&R

Lots of new stuff today for all you ravaging fans of Cortana.
  • First off, we've added the storyboards for the X60 cutscene; Cortana's huge revelation of Halo's dark secret.
  • Secondly, Jay the Younger has blessed us with several voice outtakes Jen Taylor did for the voice of Cortana.
  • Lastly, speaking of Jen Taylor, we picked her brain and spilled the contents on this site. Read our interview with Jen, but do so at your own risk!

Halo 2/7/2002 2:30 AM PST permalink

Kung Fu Movie Review

Kung Fu Movie Review

I know what you're thinking: What do Bungie Online team members do when they're not slaving away on this site? Well, for starters, we watch bad kung fu flicks. In this first (and maybe last) installment of the Kung Fu Movie Review Stefan and I battle two abominations, "Meals on Wheels" and "Fighting Duel of Death."

Wheels on Meals (1984)
· CAST : Jackie Chan, Samo Hung, Yuen Biao, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Lola Forner · DIRECTOR : Samo Hung · PRODUCER : Leonard Ho · WRITERS : Edward Tang King-sang, Johnny Lee, Samo Hung · STUNT COORDINATOR : Samo Hung · Nominated for "Best Action Design", Jackie Chan's Stuntman Association, Hong Kong Film Awards, 1984

STEFAN: With credits like that, you would think this movie will be packed with martial arts goodness and non-stop action. Unfortunately you would be sadly mistaken. The first half of the film bounces between a horrid story and Mitsubishi Motors product endorsements (hilights include prostitutes outside the Mitsubishi Motors plant, a Dukes-of-Hazard-esque double car jump by an old woman in her Mitsu sedan and Samo, Yuen and Jackie jumping across a freeway in the Wheels-on-Meals Mitsu Mystery Machine landing on a flatbed full of crates of oranges. At about the halfway mark Max started fast-forwarding through the majority of the film as no one could stand the awful dialog. At the end of the film, we finally get a decent fight scene with Jackie against Benny the Jet, Samo engaging in some sword play and Yuen Biao kicking random ass. Quote of the film: "Send the bitches to the dungeon!" I think that was directed towards the writers of this film. It was sad to see so much talent wasted in what could have been a great Kung Fu flick. Other than the end fight scene, there is not much to see here. Ugh.

MAX: I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment of this film, Stefan. It sucks. I was willing to suffer through the first 10 minutes or so of plot development, and even thought things were showing promise when Yuen Biao jumped out of a second story window and landed square on his keister. Ouch! That, the attractive in that 80's sort of way Lola Forner, and the ending fight scene were definitely the high points. Everything slid downhill after the first few minutes though, and didn't stop. I was so dumbfounded that this movie was so bad that I actually watched the entire first half, no small accomplishment. Conclusion: This movie was all the worse because the actors had so much potential. Make sure your fast forward button is working if you insist on watching it, and either plan for a short evening or make sure you have another Kung Fu flick lined up for later, like we did. But make sure it isn't Fighting Duel of Death....

Fighting Duel of Death (????)
STEFAN: This film starts with a prison yard fight, and two of the men getting released from said prison a short time later. After some talk of sharing bodily fluids while in the slam, this film began spiralling ever downward into the crapper. Horrid production quality and no remarkable fight scenes to speak of here. Max fast-forwarded through most of this movie as well so that we had some time left over to play DOA3, so the night was not a complete loss.

MAX: This movie was about the worst backup we could have picked. Charlie, the main character, has sworn an oath of nonviolence. He finally breaks it to help an old friend, who's wife has amassed a hefty gambling debt, been kidnapped, rescued, and has returned to exact a gruesome revenge. Or something like that. Who cares?!! Where's the Kung Fu? Even worse, I swear this movie was recorded off of a television using a handheld video camera. At one point near the beginning I'm certain I saw the edge of the TV, and the entire rest of the film was shaky enough to make a sailor sick. Props go out again to that very special friend--the fast forward button.

Inside Bungie 2/7/2002 2:11 AM PST permalink

Bungie Interviews Jen Taylor

Bungie Interviews Jen Taylor

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Halo 2/6/2002 10:18 AM PST

Continued Weeding

Continued Weeding

I've gone through the remaining inactive chapters founded pre-January, disbanding some and leaving staff-only news messages for others. If your chapter falls in this category but you don't want it disbanded please check your news, then message me with a darn good explanation (or bribe).

Community 2/5/2002 6:50 PM PST permalink

Simplified Links to Chapters

Simplified Links to Chapters

Nijhazer requested this feature this morning and Achronos thought up a quick solution. You can now use shortcuts to link to your chapters. Just type in http://www.bungie.net/fanclub/x, where x is the desired chapter id (get this from the URL displayed when you view your chapter). So, for example, to link to Nijhazer's chapter from another site I'd type http://www.bungie.net/fanclub/5. You can also use this in a LINK tag on this site by typing /fanclub/5.

Community 2/5/2002 6:44 PM PST permalink

Mad Disbanding Spree Part I

Mad Disbanding Spree Part I

I've been disbanding chapters inactive since last year. Once again I'm being lenient as heck, and I'm even leaving nice warning messages for those I suspect might still be around. If you're the one irresponsible for one of these chapters best let me know about it soon, or yours will be no more. Warnings have been left for chapters starting A through M, the rest will follow.

Community 2/5/2002 2:33 AM PST permalink