Thought I would start a little discussion about the flood and more specifically the idea of more advanced evolutionary forms. Would they be plausible, and more importantly would they be fun to fight. Here's what I'm thinking, I know there's the Gravemind but what I'm imagining is the flood realizing they require more autonomy and intellect to infiltrate the infrastructure of higher level species. IE Humans and the Covenant. In doing so I'm imagining a flood form that is less infection like and more an idealized flood form based off of the varied species they have encountered. Since these are highly advanced forms they cannot be spawned from infection but instead spawned directly from the Gravemind or something similar. Some of these advanced forms may be capable of communicating while others may have advanced combat or spawning roles. I would also really like to see Flood infected creatures.