Weekly Update 5-8-17

Discussion in 'Articles' started by Ascend Hyperion, May 8, 2017.

By Ascend Hyperion on May 8, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  1. Ascend Hyperion

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    The Many Maps of May

    This week we're mixing things up a bit. We're coming at you with four unique map spotlights to showcase just a taste of all the maps that have popped up over the past week. Formany, summer break is on the horizon and that means more time to Forge and more time for customs. Why not get a jump start on the competition? Let's hop on in.

    Let Your Voice Be Heard

    343 announced that they are looking to make changes to the Breakout playlist and YOU get to help. There is a poll on Twitter where you can vote for your prefered variation of Breakout. What are you waiting for? Go exercise your democratic rights! Poll Here

    No School Like the Old School

    343 announced that a community fueled, classic settings playlist is in the works and will feature community made remakes of old Halo maps. It goes without saying that people are pretty thrilled. If there was ever a time to bust out those old remakes or hammer out new ones, now is the time.

    Everyday more and more awesome content gets created and it’s amazing what the community can do! Let’s take some time to highlight some of the latest and greatest from the past week.


    Pyromancer by Portaleer

    The master of Promethean design returns from his Forerunner hiatus with his new map, Pyromancer. The artistic design on this map is stellar. This 2v2 map feels as though it was pulled straight from campaign but don't get too distracted! You'll still have to worry about winning the match.

    Outpost by Pwn Jones

    Remember The Pit? Remember Sanctuary? Did you ever think you'd see a fusion between the two? Well that is what's delivered in Outpost. Pwn Jones has recreated the Halo 2 classic in the thematic setting of The Pit from Halo 3. This overload of nostalgia is beautiful and is so well done, it begs the question; was Sanctuary always supposed to look like this?

    Storm Veil by Mr Deliciousman
    DeliciousMan delivers once again in his newest map, Storm Veil. this awesome 4v4 map is done in a completely original thematic setting developed by DeliciousMan himself. This strange alien world has it all; everything from unique architecture, strange natural formations and even foreign spacecraft that hover ominously about the map. It doesn't stop there though. This map's unrestrictive layout allows for fluid play and diverse interactions.

    Arcanum by MultiLockOn & A3LeggedGoat

    While we're on the topic of unique thematic settings, let's tackle Arcanum. This 2v2 map is set in a dark, mysterious environment that looks as though it is ripped straight from a different title! Rest assured, this stellar map is 100% home grown by Multi and Goat both to deliver an impactful and unique experience each time you play it.

    The Gravemind Community - TGC Act 1 The CDC :viral:

    Brusky0086 - Halo 5 Custom Games: Nintendo Maps!

    Comedy Aerosol - Halo 5 Custom Game - Flushing Toilet

    Forge Labs - Halo 5 Game Night - Zombies on a Plane

    Every week there are customs lobbies held by a variety of people for a variety of different purposes. Wanna get your maps played or just play some maps? Check out the schedule! Note: Times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.


    11:59pm - Sunday Night Screams :viral: - Brusky0086


    8:00pm - Duke After Dark (4v4) - Duke of Mearl

    11:00pm - The iForge Experience (4-16) - Brusky0086, Hosted Monday - Friday


    9:00pm - Krusher Wednesdays (2-16) - STRAY morais


    8:00pm - The Thursday Thirteen (2-16) - Ascend Hyperion


    8:45pm - Forged Friday (2-16) - Max Extra


    3:00pm - Corn’s Corny Customs (4v4 and Exterm) - ImDahUnicorn

    And so concludes another weekly update. Remember, the "Clip/Pic of the Week" section is open to submissions. Just include submissions in the comments below. Be sure to include your gamertag, a title for your submission and a viable link to the content. If you have awesome Prefabs, don't be afraid to share them! You might just see them in the next Weekly Update! Until the next time, see you later!
    #1 Ascend Hyperion, May 8, 2017
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Discussion in 'Articles' started by Ascend Hyperion, May 8, 2017.

    1. Agent Zero85
      Agent Zero85
      Nice article.
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    2. Max Extra
      Max Extra
      Forged Friday is technically 1- 16 and is back on this week btw
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    3. SgtSlaphead
      Have 343 shared the classic setting that will be used? The settings are crucial for determining how the maps should be scaled. There seems to be a lot of inconsistency in scaling across map remakes. You don't want a mix of classic and larger H5 scale. If we have tight CQC classic scale maps then increased health settings should be used to balance CQC weapons. If there is to be a classic playlist it needs well considered settings and a set of consistent properly scaled maps.

      It says 'community fueled', who is working on this? I know that 343 treat additions to matchmaking like a national security risk but a little transparency might just make the playlist more successful. Seriously, I have said this before but why is there usually so much secrecy surrounding maps and game mode implementation to matchmaking? Surely more involvement of the community can only increase feedback and quality. As it stands right now, it seems like if a map is being considered for matchmaking, nobody can know otherwise the world will end. Just something that has been on my mind for a while!

      Good article keep up the great work!
    4. Agent Zero85
      Agent Zero85
      All they have said that a "classic" settings playlist coming, on top of that, 343 has Nokyard sourcing great remakes from Halo 3, its no secret, as much as it is unspoken. I do agree there is some secrecy issues, but its what it takes to get the cream of the crop.
    5. Dunco
      :eyeroll intensifies:
    6. Agent Zero85
      Agent Zero85
      Lets take GITS as an example. Remember that live stream? lol.

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