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9/20/2012 9:06:37 AM
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Say goodbye to the plasma rifle?

So I've seen the Covenant Weaponry trailer. Besides the horrible music the trailer has, I noticed there is no Plasma Rifle, which has been in every Halo game, so far. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R13kQELNvgI&feature=g-all-u]This is the video.[/url] Discuss away if you feel like it.
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  • I'm sure Arby's Elites will be using them instead.
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  • Unfortunately, yes, the PR is leaving us.
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  • No repeater either.
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  • It the Plasma Rifle had a little more stopping power, I'd be effective and usable as a stand alone gun. However, it's been nerfed pretty hard over time and now it's useless. The worst example yet is the Halo Reach edition, it's weak and there's no dual wielding. I didn't notice the Spiker either.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BK Burger Boy Storm Rifle looks more like...ya know, a rifle.[/quote] This, I'm happy to see a functional looking weapon.
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  • It's as iconic as the Assault Rifle and for me it symbolises the Elite along with the Energy Sword. It's a shame to see it go especially considering how ugly and boring the replacement weapon is. The weirdest thing is that they could have kept the Plasma Rifle but simply updated its gameplay characteristics, as they do with EVERY SINGLE OTHER WEAPON, rather than canning such a classic design. Why keep the Plasma Pistol and not the Plasma Rifle? Weird. Why bring back the Concussion Rifle of all weapons and not the Plasma Rifle?? Even weirder. Honestly when I realised that the Plasma Rifle was not in H4 that was the first big warning alarm in my head that Halo 4 might actually be bad or disappointing.
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  • I'm a little disgruntled by it not because I care or will miss it, it's just that... well, it's one of the most iconic Halo weapons, isn't it? Ever since Halo 1, those angry Elites were toting Plasma Rifles and it became a symbol of the Covenant.. Just a strange move, in my opinion.
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  • 343i did say ages ago that the Storm Rifle was replacing the Plasma Rifle. At first I wasn't all that happy about it. The Plasma Rifle was one of the most 'Halo-ish' weapons to me, but I can see why they'd change it. It appears to act very similarly to the Plasma Repeater, but with a bit more of a human look/feel to it. I have heard a lot of people complain that they find Halo's Covenant weapons too awkward to use because they seem so alien. I guess this is 343i's way of fixing this problem. I don't see it having much of an impact on the canon so I'm fine with it. [Edited on 09.25.2012 4:08 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SilentSnoFall Well story wise, the plasma rifle was one of the covenant weapons that was never meant as a real weapon, but rather a tool. I won't miss it for this reason.[/quote] How does that make any difference? The scarab was originally just a mining tool until the covenant converted it into a war machine, but that doesn't make it anymore different.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Maiq The plasma rifle doesn't look badass. It looks weird, alien, inconvenient, like all covenant weaponry should look. 343 sacrificed that alien look for a more badass, cooler look. Infact, if you compare the storm rifle to the human assault rifle, they kinda have the same design. Disappointing. [/quote] Amen.
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  • Well story wise, the plasma rifle was one of the covenant weapons that was never meant as a real weapon, but rather a tool. I won't miss it for this reason.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] switch 104 sv I don't mind. The Storm Rifle looks badass.[/quote] The plasma rifle doesn't look badass. It looks weird, alien, inconvenient, like all covenant weaponry should look. 343 sacrificed that alien look for a more badass, cooler look. Infact, if you compare the storm rifle to the human assault rifle, they kinda have the same design. Disappointing. [Edited on 09.22.2012 4:58 PM PDT]
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  • I will be really upset if it turns out not to be there, but maybe at the beginning of the video the storm rifle is taking its place I would still be upset that was one of the best guns. I am also glad that the beam rifle is back I didn't care much for the focus rifle. [Edited on 09.22.2012 4:46 PM PDT]
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  • This is Halo 2 all over again! [Edited on 09.22.2012 4:40 PM PDT]
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    was one of my favorite weapons... :( maybe in halo 5 it will make a glorious return as well as duel-wielding :)
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  • I'm crying tears of sadness.
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  • Storm Rifle looks more like...ya know, a rifle.
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  • Music is good, get over yourself
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  • Storm Rifle looks a lot better.
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  • No Brute weapons :( (Except for the Gravity Hammer) No Needler Rifle :'( (That really broke my heart...) No plasma rifles (both variants), and no plasma repeaters...hm. Personally I like the storm rifle. It actually looks useful.' Onto to vehicles... I've been missing the Brute vehicles for a while... And so far, it seems like the Forerunner never had anything. Or at least nothing on Requiem. [Edited on 09.20.2012 1:52 PM PDT]
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  • It canonically makes sense, at least. Covenant are finally "allowed" to modify weapons. Concussion Rifle looks a bit brute shot-like to me. New reticle.
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  • I'm going to miss it and the storm rifle won't fill the void for me.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] masterbarata But plasma rifle have been getting worse since Halo CE, but it was still my favorite covenant if not my favorite Halo weapon.[/quote]Yea, but I think it was that way with pretty much all the covie weapons. In Halo 2 they pretty much gave up on making each weapon contribute uniquely to the game play and made them cooler looking and miildly different facsimiles. When in CE each weapon gave you different attack methods. I just remember how much better the game got when I figured out that plasma bursts took out shields and plasmas were more effective on shields while conventional weapons where better on flesh or armor. The covenant weapons actually mattered. And while those staple weapons stayed in the games they never really created any new covie weapons that did the same.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] HipiO7 The music is awesome, it's toned downed compared to the UNSC weaponry music. But about the weapons... is it me or do they sound highly fragile toys?[/quote] The weapon noises seem to be more suppressed this time around.
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] George 257 Besides the horrible music the trailer has, I noticed there is no Plasma Rifle, which has been in every Halo game, so far. Discuss away if you feel like it.[/quote]The music really was terrible, as for the plasma rifle I think its still in the game, they just didnt show it, I did not see other halo wepons either.
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  • The music is awesome, it's toned downed compared to the UNSC weaponry music. But about the weapons... is it me or do they sound highly fragile toys?
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