See you Wednesday on Xbox!
Please read this correctly. This is NOT beta download codes but actually for in game content IN the beta. It is unknown what it is for but check out IGN's link for what you can unlock and where to unlock it from.
See you Wednesday on Xbox!
The Xbox 360 and Xbox One Destiny beta date has been set and it's much shorter than we are used to.
July 23rd to July 27th will be all the time we have until Sept. 9th to play Destiny. There are some perks being offered up for those of you who do play though. The last SaturDAY it runs will earn people a watermark for those that play that day.
Also the collectors editions of the games have been offered up. The 'big' edition being called the Ghost Edition is $159.00 and is being called a 'very limited edition'. I'm so tempted. I want the motion censored Ghost that comes with it (which is basically the new 343 globe that flies around you and gives you directions in Destiny. It talks and blinks!)
It's also looking like the GROUPS on bungie.net will be 'clans' in the game possibly. It's nice The Frozen Shadows is ours and nobody can steal it before us!
The beta will likely drive what happens to the site next. The 'feel' of the game will likely drive some of our graphics around a bit. Then again it might not... Halo-esque is pretty sweet looking, even if it isn't the popular game out anymore.
In the mean time folks. Recruit. Players old and new are welcome here.
We need you.
Here's more Destiny info. A 7 minute video from the head of Bungie himself. Looks awesome!
343 has something to worry about if you ask me.
To find your way to the details that will satisfy any thirst you have... for a few minutes at least.
So Destiny has a solid trailer for it's campaign. Almost 4 minutes of awesome stuff to see. It's looking like they are only advertising the beta for PS4 currently but I won't be surprised if the xbox versions hit maybe a week or two (a month at most) later on. Hey, can't blame them I guess. PS4 is undiscovered territory for them and they still have a hate on for Microsoft... Don't piss off your friends I guess MS...
Halo's news is more a confirmation of what has been rumored only with some added coolness for gamers like myself (blu) that have really grown up with Halo.
The Master Chief collection is Xbox One only. It contains all the Halo games that could be given a number, so Halo Anniversary, Halo 2, 3, 4, and yes a Halo 5 beta for this Christmas. ODST and Reach are NOT on this disc. And yes, it's all on one disc and it WON'T be able to be downloaded. Disc only.
Halo 4 is getting a frame rate boost and that's it.
Halo 3 sounds like it's as is.
Halo 1 Anniversary is getting it's own multiplayer. NOT what you played in Reach. It's the OLD game that was only system link now on xbox live. I believe they are remastering those maps as well as it seems to be silly if they didn't.
Halo 2 is getting the FULL Anniversary treatment. Full remastering and a full multiplayer remastering as well but it still will run off the old code. So yes, super jumps will be back if you were ever one of those guys. They also did say they reimagined a few of those old maps as well but also went on to say they are adding them TO the map list and not replacing old maps with them. So say they reworked Ascension. Well, they'd have the old ascension as you know it but also have that ascension 2.0 that we don't know of yet. Word is these upgraded maps are the first true Xbox One Halo tech we are seeing. Call it a Halo 5 texture test on an old game.
The coolest part to all of this is it runs off one disc. So they are tayloring playlists so you can say play Big Team Battle but get Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 maps all in one voting session!!! It isn't just gametypes you have to choose on now. It's also what Halo GAME you wan't to play as well. I forsee them possibly pushing Halo 4 to play a bit more like the other Halos even more now seeing nobody will vote on Exile or Valhalla if they can play Hemmorage or even Coagulation with the kick ass vehicles.
More comes with this disc too and it's out this holiday. Also, as did the first Anniversary game, this Master Collection will give you a few details about Halo 5. It's also getting a feature film of sorts like Forward Unto Dawn.
I feel the news is only getting started. I see this helping the clan a bit but we need more than old games to play. It will be fun to see TFS finally enter the world of Halo 1 and 2's multiplayer for REAL.
I should also state that all DLC map packs have been included in this collection and on Xbox One this disc gives you 4000 Gamerscore to gun for. Expect some modifications obviously seeing Halo 4 alone on 360 has 2000 Gamerscore. I think the stupid achievements are getting the axe! Horray! Perhaps we'll have some better ones to gun for until Halo 5 hits sometime in 2015.
Anyone else excited???
Check over the web this Monday to find the latest on Destiny, Halo 5 and likely more new and exciting games coming this year and beyond.
Feel free to post below any thoughts you have about what you think the clan should do regarding any of the games you see.
It's a day us hardcore fans wait all year for. The Microsoft press conference can't be missed if you have the afternoon near a computer!
HERE is the link for the official Halo 5 launch story.
It looks like there will be at least 2 playable characters in Halo 5. Not much else is being revealed yet but one piece of artwork out there looks to have a character in a desert like alien world that has a statue of a covenant wielding an energy sword. Sentinel-matrix-like shadows can be seen in the sky as well.
Has something utterly wiped out the Elite home world? Has the covenant become the prey of something much more powerful?
Also Destiny's beta is being touted for July. It is unclear which systems will be getting it but we do know that Sept. 9th that it will hit 360, One, PS4 and PS3. The beta will have a big influence as to what we do next. I have full confidence it will be amazing and that they'll show us enough to get addicted but not enough to spoil ANYTHING...
I have also started to add new players to my friends list. I'm trying to branch out a bit. I suggest all of you do the same! You'll be surprised who you can find.
Also, Pulse has recently stepped down from Co Leader of TFS due to time issues. Jedi is looking for some Shadows to BE THE LEADERS here so he can focus on his own stuff more. That means I'm scanning and looking as well! We aren't looking for who we think is the 'automatic leader' here. We will make a call as to who we think SHOULD be the next leader. We will likely appoint someone to run the clan until September 1st where we will hold another election for someone to run the show in Destiny.
At this point the list of names running in that election are WIDE OPEN. I also think the list of names that will be on that ballot at this point will be of Shadows that haven't ran for Co Leader before. They may even not be Frozen Shadows yet! I'm really looking to the future here. The next Co Leader will be a hungry one! Aside from Riz and Uzamaki the trend for Co Leaders is most have done less once they were Co Leaders. (Mind you if you ask me a good manager of things does almost nothing! They just tell people shit and then watch. In a perfect world managers don't have to do anything lol) However, the last 2 years here show us that we don't live in a perfect clan right now. Hunger is required for the next cowboy that wants to run this show.
Also, more rumors have surfaced for the "Master Chief collection" on xbox one. All standard Halo games (1, 2, 3 and 4) are expected to be released on one collection that are remastered for everyone to play this coming Christmas. SO, if you don't like Destiny, you will have some Halo-ing to do. I don't think it will tie you over for another year waiting for Halo 5 (or a beta for it even) but it should last you a few months.
Also, we need an interested Shadow to run the monthly promotions around here! Anyone interested? This Shadow must be an ACTIVE player and know who deserves what. Oh, and they must be free enough to be on this website 1 day of the month to show off these promotions to the world. If you can't find 30 mintues of the month to do this, please don't apply.
As unfair as this statement is, it has to be made.
Someone has to step up and now. Call in favors, find a game you'd like TFS to be in and do it. We have designated Co-Leaders but truly, we are all leaders right now... that aren't leading.
Make some choices as if you are the only one left. Don't ask permission. Do what you think is right. If you consider yourself a Shadow at heart, then that is good enough for me.
I'm not taking shots at anyone here. I'm guilty just like the rest. If we don't see TFS make a significant turnaround within the next 30 days or so, we will explore options that may include the clan disbanding.
A lot of work has been put into this and I don't want it to go to waste. But really, we aren't a clan right now at all. It's a memory that many of us wish was still alive. That's why I'm here saying this right now. I wish and want it to be. ALIVE.
We don't have to be a Halo clan if it means we beat this. I want us to make it to Destiny and see what happens.
Reasons and excuses can be of any shape or form. Good or bad, the results are what they are. If nobody cares about this anymore, I can accept that. I just need to know if I'm the last one. It's a vow I made to myself long ago. I'd never leave you guys high and dry. You'd have to leave. No guilt. The day will come someday. Is it sooner or later?
You may have noticed I'm not on much lately. I'm a shadow of my former role here (pun intended).
I intend to make what seems to be my twilight in TFS last an epic amount of time but we need someone to grab this clan and make it their own now. What needs to happen to get us to Destiny is this.
1- A general role call of people willing to stick it out, and then eventually discover the new world that is Destiny. Just a list to start with. Simple.
2- As the weeks draw closer, full leadership presence in the beta of Destiny. We need to know without a doubt that THIS is our future. The hype lies often. We need to play it to know.
3- A new website editor. Both feet in too. Reliable and willing to take chances. Someone brave enough to do something radical to break this trend we are in. New ideas are welcome but must be seen through!
4- Once Destiny is a week from release, we sort out who deserves the leadership once it is out. We did it with Halo 4 with an election. We did it with Reach as well. Our group is so small, perhaps an election isn't the best way. Especially seeing how wrong we got Wolf's appointment.
5- Kick old tires. Now is the time to ask favors of old friends of ours. If they'd be willing to be a Shadow once more. To preserve a memory rather than looking at it like they have to rebuild something. I know Riz and myself would say right away we've put too much work into this to let it halt entirely. Maybe there are more like us out there? FIND THEM NOW.
6- If the above steps feel too tall of a task. Leave a comment below without a name listed. Call yourself ANON and speak your mind. Sometimes that can help, even if it hurts first.
My struggle to play grows more every day. I'm still trying to invent an 8th day of the week. Once I'm successful in that I'll work on the 9th and 10th days as well... Never seen right now folks... still around!
I hope you are all well.
In the vast scheme of things, this is our greatest betrayal but overall in LIFE, it's peanuts really...
It appears Glycoside has cut all ties with all TFS members and is ignoring any attempts of contact as well. His bio claims he is in the COG clan now, a large clan that is involved in multiple games.
The good news here is Pulse gets an earlier shot at leading this clan, which I think is for the better. Wolf was 100% focused on not wearing our emblem and playing on MLG based teams for months now. It was a concern but I personally thought if he didn't want to be here, he'd let us know. Let alone NOT run in an election... I thought wrong.
Now we can officially say Halo 4 is done here. Casual play only for now. I won't say 'never' but I don't see any reason why we'd return there. The game really has made a boring clan out of us when we are in there. Not to mention aside from Pulse, NO recruits ever amounted to anything for us sadly from this game. It takes less skill to play it and you just don't feel like a spartan in it. You feel like something cool, just not something that's yours.
We have only lost skill and lost a lot of life we once had here. I'm DONE with it. My bloody achievements don't even unlock in it lol.
As for any punishment for Wolf, I don't think he honestly cares... He would have done more than he has if he did. I'll leave it to the leadership if we are to do a full purge of all of his history here. Never has a Master Shadow managed to do what he has done. We really haven't dealt with this before... For the first time in awhile we have uncharted territory here.
Part of me still wants to give him an ounce of the benefit of the doubt. In his eyes he may feel the clan abandoned him, not the other way around and in some ways he is right if he says that. He was basically one of our last 3-4 Shadows playing Halo 4. But I always say the clan is what you make of it, especially if you are a leader. Perhaps nobody ever taught him that lesson while he was here. Perhaps someone in COG that HATES TFS took his account and removed all of us from there? Unlikely that I'd guess that one right...
I think I speak for most when I say it doesn't hurt he has left. In reality, like Bravo long ago he drifted and we all saw the writing on the wall before the inevitable departure. What hurts is he ran for Co Leader, was asked several times if he wanted it and then left without a word. At this point it looks like he just 'ran' to see if he could have won, something for his ego more than anything. The clan trusted this guy. The votes said so.
The good news is what was working for TFS a week ago is still working today. We have lost TFS Main Tag to KSI and now Glycoside (Nightwolf) to COG.
We have LarrybkBroil back and Rizx1 has also returned. KrazyMoeFoe and Rapter are also back and active once more. Arguably our best Shadows are still here and I ain't just saying it because I want to see it...
I'll end it with this. It may be our greatest betrayal to date but so what? I think for a clan that's been around for so long we've been well overdue for at least one leader to go weird on us. I won't wish him the best but I won't wish him luck. I'm just going to focus on something that's worth focusing on as of....
I'm done commenting on this matter until or if he explains himself.
we know our record has been off for some time now but now all we are missing basiclly 3 games which are the newer ones without going through hrs upon hrs of searching and digging through 4 years of clan battle data to find a few missing games. WOO! so big ++++++++ there and ill get them added maybe tonight or tomorrow