A delayed award here for Sept. being posted for the Shadow of the Month (Broken Sword award). Rusty Tank is the top earner on behalf of the Xbox One users during the launch of Destiny. Congrats man!!!
First and foremost, Halo 4's locked DLC achievements have finally gotten a patch. Apparently the word from 343 is load up Halo 4 and any achievements you are owed should pop for you! I will investigate today and post a comment to verify.
Also, the remade Coagulation for Halo 2 was showed off on IGN first. It isn't the same map you remember as it has suppressed SMG's and HORNET replacing the banshee! Not to mention an emp switch on the bases now to kill some vehicles if they are spawn killing you. I should also say the graphics for it are just amazing... Part of me is wondering if the 6 maps for Halo 2 will be able to be used in Halo 5. If it were my company, I wouldn't remaster maps to be used in a game for only 1 year before everyone moves on. It is next gen... why don't they GO NEXT GEN and make these levels portable now between games?
Destiny is running smoothly still for everyone. I am actually seeing several new recruits to the clan as well. ADDING THEM TO THE RANKS NOW.
Further, seeing the clan is divided between 2 consoles right now, it's only fair we alternate the months as to which console gets a Shadow of the Month. I waited too long to post here but I will give the OCT broken sword to Krazy Moe Foe. He is helping a ton of Shadows with the Raid and really helps out even when there isn't much in it for him. ex: he's done the weekly already but he'll join many others lobbies to help them get it.
Also, Catmonkey has been on the cusp of a Valor and Master Shadow status for-EVER. He is the first Shadow to be a level 30 in TFS on the 360... possibly both consoles (unconfirmed). He always spots smoke within the clan first and is always one of the first fighters on the scene to help out. Many ask me to break down the reasons why someone earns a Valor and for Cat (LostinTime) it's about loyalty and character. Loyalty isn't something that can always be put into words but it's more of a story. For the few of you that have the pleasure of knowing his full story here at TFS, you'll know what I'm talking about. I won't say congrats cat because we are the ones that are thankful.
There are 3 other Shadows that are near Valors soon here as well.
We welcome new Shadows DCTurbo, VirtuousOhio, WailingNormal, Ohsosickly, Runty, and CaffineBob to TFS over the last 2 months here. You will see your ranks appear finally on the errr RANKS section. Ohio has a bit of the jump on you but only a little. He's played a TON from what I've seen so far. I can post rank corrections if others see them more than I do.
p.s. Xbox One in the next few weeks. I'm moving so I may go MIA for a few days at the end of the month but will return. I plan to own two destinys though so I can keep touch with my friends in both places.
Here is a link to the 5th chest. It looks like it's sensitive to how you defeat the templar. Looks like it's at or near the very bottom.
Blu here with a quick post.
I think it's safe to say Destiny is a huge success here so far. It is missing some vital clan battle abilities but the single player is so much more involved than anyone could have anticipated, I think we are okay.
The next step is... Xbox One. Now I know everyone won't make the jump together but it is THE next venue for us. With HALO still a big part of our future (and it being the current only spot for us to battle) it's XBOX ONE or bust for all of us now.
Destiny is amazing and I plan to own it again for that console but now we need to push each other to save up now or at least to start.
I want everyone to know that TFS will exist on the 360 as long as there is someone willing to represent us and recruit in it. Right now we are strong there but that WILL slowly dwindle every day now. The high point has passed.
Over the next week I'll get feedback for who is being named our new founders. I need to speak with Pharroh first here a bit but I think we'll agree on at least a few Shadows to start. Those 2 or 3 may pick their 4th based off of their own set of rules.
HERE is the link to our clan on bungie.net
Simply request to join the group and you are in our clan as soon as you are approved!
We may set this to auto approve but for now we'll try it this way. We have for admins for this so I think we'll be able to keep up.
There is a rumor there is a cap at 75 or 100 members so if we hit that point, we'll sort out old names we don't know and also possibly add 'other clans' that are TFS:ALPHA for example.
PS- Jawbreaker is interested in reviving Echo squad.
Hey Shadows, Blu here with his computer back!
Check out the video below for a full 2 minute hypetastic-amazing commercial for Destiny.
ommmmgggggg less than a weeeeek!!!
Refounding the clan is a big thing and from what I see online right now, nobody is really earning nor ruining their chances of deserving this role.
In short, gaming just sucks right now and I wouldn't want anyone evaluating anyone the way it sits currently.
The roles will be offered instead October 1st. There we will have a good idea as to who wants this the most and who actually deserves it. I think this plays into the hands of anyone really after this spot anyways. If I see certain people not getting along with other potential new founders, I'll suggest they don't get the role. The group of 4 must be UNITED! To have a bond that won't break for many years at the very least. They must be respected so others that have looked to Pharroh or myself (or even other Co Leaders), that they will follow them just as willingly. I'm looking for a friendship others know won't waver. Pharroh and I have set a good example there I'd think. That's what I'm really looking for here. Something at least as reliable, if not even stronger!
It's a big deal here. It isn't about one guy sucking up and getting a role here sort of like how Nightwolf won a Co Leader spot. It's about 4 guys emerging as a true team that will lead TFS together. If I don't see 4, I'll suggest fewer even.
I have a lot of people I trust here and I think I'll gather the right feedback when the time comes to choose who to offer these roles to. If these members are offered a role, they can still pass on this and we'll go from there. It won't likely fall to the next guy in line though in this case.
In case you didn't know, Destiny is a 12 player max game. This means a team playlist gets a bit more interesting. 3v3 is going to be a common occurrence in this game. Something we haven't seen much of before.
Our battles will reflect this as well. Halo will continue to show a 4v4 minimum battle procedure but Destiny will allow us to go as low as 3v3 for it to count for us. If you can find more than 3v3, AWESOME!
I do expect Shadows to still include others wherever possible in battles, especially if we dominate game 1. However, whatever helps the clan does HELP the clan. Whoever finds the battles still picks who gets to be in them!
Less than a month till Destiny hits and now is the time for us to get organized again. The main uniform in Destiny will be that you have our 'The Frozen Shadows' tag under your name when the game launches. You can do that by navigating to the "TFS ON BUNGIE" section to the left of this posting right now.
From there, join our clan. You can find a section there that will allow you to search for us there (if the link doesn't take you right to that page) and boom. You have already done what you need to do to be in uniform on day one. Many of us are there already even.
I'd also like to see a posting or a message from you to tell us you will be here day 1. Showing you care immediately is vital to your role you'll have with us when the game launches. We are dusting off some ideas here and making new ones. Knowing you are around helps us know where we are as well... We have some pretty big plans for us coming up and it's nice to know who is in and who is out.
Start the countdown!
Blu here just weighing in on how awesome the beta was! Over the next few months I will be compiling a list of Shadows that will be playing Destiny on 360 or the ONE. We will have a structure to this dual console system and I think we have amazing leaders already committed to both consoles for this to work perfectly.
I have currently committed to the ONE but if my friends truly need me somewhere, I won't rule anything out.
I'm stoked for the clan options available now for us through bungie.net and what it could mean for our 'editing' here. It won't work perfectly with our medal system but it could make us more 'legit' looking at least.
I'll just say it was a blast being on there with all of you again in full force and if the clan still thinks that a new start is need