Thursday, February 28, 2008

One Reason Why I Hate Halo 3

The following represents one reason why I hate playing Halo 3.

This example seems to showcase how I'm always on the short end of random happenings in the game.

I'm very much aware of the fact that the main reason why stuff like this happens is my severe lack of skill. I'm horrible at this game. I could seriously challenge for worst player in the Halo 3 universe. I used to be decent, but now I can't even sniff a 1/1 kill/death ration. I don't know how Eric & Chang put up with me, as I severely hinder any chances of them winning a match. (I think they're mathematically challenged since they argue with me when I explain to them how I only have a negative impact on our team.)

I know you're wondering why I bother playing if I hate it so much. I play because I like playing with Chang & Eric. All my other cronies have moved on to Call of Duty 4, but I will play Halo 3 occasionally out of loyalty to my friends. I used to get extremely aggravated by my horrid play, but I've changed my mindset to make it tolerable. Now I don't care about my kill to death ratio. In fact, I'm trying to lower it as much as possible. I might as well be the best, worst player, right?

Anyway, onto tonight's little issue:

This is me sneaking up on an unsuspecting opponent. Usually, a melee attack from behind results in an instant kill, which Halo 3 calls an assassination. The difference this time is that this guy doesn't die.

As you can see by the flames (I have no idea why there are flames), I made contact.

Not only does he not die, he apparently can levitate, hanging over the edge, before coming back to attack me.

See that electricity on my body, a la the Emperor? That's me taking damage. Notice that the shots coming from his gun aren't even close to hitting me.

Yup. That's me. Dead. "Respawn in 4...3...2...1..."

By the way, here's a link to my stats from the game where this took place. I went 6-22. Not bad!!


Bryan "Crash" Davis said...

Um ... not that you're obsessed or anything, though. LOL.

That really sucks. The only thing I can think of is that the guy moved forward as you hit him and then double jumped and was able to come back onto the platform.

As much as I love playing H3 online, I really hate the Experience and Skill formulas they use ... absolutely makes no sense. And the fact that you get no points at all if your team loses is ridiculous. I've been MVP many times but my team has lost and therefore I have nothing to show for it.

At least in COD4 you get credit for playing the matches, win or lose.

kit said...

Now I see what you were talking about last night. I'd blame it on network lag because you might be looking at a stale frame like a second ago, and by the time you melee the guy moved...
Thanks for playing with us even though you hate halo 3, please continue to do that.

Steve said...

I read your blog ocassionally (although I do enjoy reading this blog) but have never posted on any of the posts , this I have to post on. I would like to challenege you to a Halo 3 game (your choice) to see who is worse at Halo. I currentley have -3 Exp, that isnt a mistype negative three. Send me a friendrequest.
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