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6/6/2004 6:23:33 AM
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New Forum dedicated to old school bungie goodness?

Just look around the b.net forums, and you notice a considerable lack maturity and/or sanity. Now, I don't want to start noob calling or anything, but half the threads in this place make me want to gouge my eyes out with a fork. I was wondering, what do you think about a new forum dedicated to pre-halo bungie games? The Septagon is a nice place to hang and all, but as the Septagon is dedicated solely to community discussions, I feel a need for a place were I can sit down and carry on mature, intelligent conversations about the bungie games of lore. Again, I'm not trying to single out any one person or group of people for criticism, this is just a suggestion on my part. Your thoughts please. [Edited on 6/5/2004 11:15:53 PM]
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  • I'd pay $7 a year just to be able to read a forum thats not littered with pointless threads.
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] stosh We need a forum that you have to pay to get into. Like 7 dollars a year. That would give a place for the older less annoying users a place to talk.[/quote] [color=white]I completely agree. I'd gladly pay seven bucks a year (hell, I'd pay $20/year) for a clean, clear place to discuss Bungie and their games. If the money went to fund fanfest events, all the better! After the spamfest that inundated the forums this weekend, I don't like to think about what kind of hell could be unleashed here again if more than six spammers got it into their heads to come here. Great idea, Stosh.[/color]
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  • I wholeheartedly agree with this. Mainly because we'd probably get in for free ;-)
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  • While I like the idea of an old school forum, the whole quiz thing is no good, $7 isnt a lot, I would gladly pay. Reason quiz is no good is for people like me who never knew about bungie until Halo. Not that it's a bad thing but I can't find any of the old games at game stores sround me. I would use the forum to read about the older games, they are interesting to say the least and worth reading people's thoughts on. That whole Bungie.net pro thing they had as an april fools joke in 2003 would be cool, chat room and all. I currently run a chat room off of my clan website, anyone who wants can use it, http://lhm.bl.am
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  • i like ;) What i find most fascinating in the marathon story is the character's origins. A reanimated dead soldier of a previous, and probably frivilous war? Could he even have been the same Sgt. Eddings from PiD? [color=red]Dead soldiers were recycled in makeshift battleroid factories. Easy to manufacture chips enhanced the fragile human brain, and genetically enhanced muscles and titanium bones replaced the fragile human form. The modern battleroid was born. Of course, the war was short. Battleroids got onto both asteroids and killed almost everyone.[/color] Spartan I's fighting between Icarus and Thermopylae? "Oddly , this is familiar to you, as if it were from an old dream, but you can't exactly remember..." -Marathon Manual =) edited tags [Edited on 6/15/2004 11:02:51 AM]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Jager Why don't fans trying to get into the "Old School" forum have to answer some random old school questions to qualify? Passing grade means entrance . . . and you have a time limit to answer them ;) no cheating! Who shot his own men in the back? Where is the name of the location you start the marathon series? Nam all the AI's found in the marathon series? John was a child stolen from his family. Where is the Marine from Marathon rumored to have come from originally? Who is said explicitly to be afraid of you, the Marine from Marathon?[/quote] 1: Muller, the cranky German leader in PiD. 2: Hangar 7A (Port) aboard the colony starship U.E.S.C. Marathon, orbiting Tau Ceti IV. 3: Leela, Tycho, Durandal, Thoth. 4: The Marathon man grew up on Mars and became a cyborg following injuries recieved on the asteroid Republic of Thermopylae. 5: Bernard Strauss, the Marathon's science director and possible MIDA terrorist agent. Do I qualify?
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  • I wish I had money to spend on exlusive membership and plane tickets to tourny's and gettogethers :( oh, and Canadiankamikazi, dont' worry, if there was a test to prove you're not a "OMG 1 L337ZOR JOO" i'd be willing to share the answers with you ;) I'm guess i'm really just satirizing the community at large, dreaming of making ppl take maturity tests in order to post. To paraphrase the webmaster, Posting should be a privilage, not a right. O:-) oh well. -Jäger
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  • Well I guess that means I have to buy a plane ticket, as there are more B.C septagon members then ontario ones. (Check the thread, Canadian Septagon Goers, started by yours truly)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Canadiankamikazi Whereabouts do you live Surge?[/quote] Just check the profile Ck! Anyway, it wouldn't matter to me [i]where[/i] in Canada it was held if it was big and organized well enough.
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  • Whereabouts do you live Surge? And as forewarning to people in B.C, no, Toronto isn't that far to go. You can get round trip flights for $150 on WestJet. I seriously am considering setting up stuff for a possibly city based tournament. The problem is there isn't one of those gaming centers in Canada as far as I know, though I bet I could convince a bunch of FutureShop employees to donate the use of their hardware.
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  • Heh, while I could answer most of those questions, there are a few I'm not entirely sure of. Anyway...any sort of exclusive forum would be phenominal. The Underground attracts more attention to it's "general" moniker than the "old school" part. As for a paid subscription... I'd do it. [i]Especially[/i] if the money were going toward an actual official Canadian Fanfest!
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  • I'm not sure a test would be appropriate. I would enjoy talking about the older games with people, but I have never had a chance to play them. Besides the fact that it would be a great idea to support future fanfests with extra cash. Someday, my dream of a Canadian fanfest may actually come true! (Of course, the fact that I've met only 1 other person on here from my area doesn't really help things, I do know that there is one active chapter in my city, they just don't want to talk to me ;)
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  • Why don't fans trying to get into the "Old School" forum have to answer some random old school questions to qualify? Passing grade means entrance . . . and you have a time limit to answer them ;) no cheating! Who shot his own men in the back? Where is the name of the location you start the marathon series? Nam all the AI's found in the marathon series? How many corvettes made up the Phfor task force during M2? What is the two ultimate weapons in Minatuar? Where did Abuse take place? What was thrown into the great devoid? Who wrote the journal in TFL? What was discovered in the keep in Myth2? John was a child stolen from his family. Where is the Marine from Marathon rumored to have come from originally? Who is said explicitly to be afraid of you, the Marine from Marathon?
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  • Yeah but knowing you you'd probably ask Bungie for that and more Mod privelages if you paid 7 more dollars. Wouldn't you stosh? :)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] stosh All the money could seriously go towards bungie's fanfest/community budget. I mean I would glady donate 7 dollars a year to bungie so they can run bigger and badder fanfests. Plus you'd get access to forum virtually free of idiots and jerks. I think we should have at least one b.net subscriber forum. [/quote] Um, yeah, I'd gladly fork over admission to support a better forum, but... there was never a forum that was entire free of underbridge-dwellers and their noisome kin. So, what happens to the $7 when it comes time to drop the ban-hammer? I'm mellow with advertising it as non-refundable, but I don't want consideration of the fee to hinder mods from dropping that hammer when it's well and truly needed. -- Steve is a post-Halo Bungie fan who'd love to see the Mature part of the "M" rating come out to play more often in the forums.
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  • *Looks around* Where's a moderator when you really want one?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BobBQ Simple, we continue to lobby the admins to set it up.[/quote] *Stands outside of bungie offices wearing Don't Make Us Kick Your Ass T-shirt and 7C hat* *Holds up big sign of Marathon logo and loudly shouts "We're here! We're Oldschool! Get used to it!"* Anyway, I'd still like to see some "official" feedback from either Sketch or Achronos on this thing. I really want this new forum idea to happen! [Edited on 6/9/2004 2:32:10 PM]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Rip Saw The problem isn't exclusive post Halo people (which, I am proud to say, I will no longer be a group of very soon) but rather the post new Bungie.net users. Remember the Underground before the flood of new people? People -blam!-ed about it but it really wasn't all that bad. You know what I say? All the pre new Bungie.net people get together and do a [color=orange][b][i][u]HOSTILE RETAKOVER OF THE UNDERGROUND!!!!!![/u][/i][/b][/color][/quote] I love the idea, everyone to their weapon. About the 7$ thing : Nice so bungie.net pro is gonna come true hmmmmm. [quote][color=black][b]The one and [/color][color=olive]only[/color][color=black] Captain Obvious Guru of PC hardware help[/b][/color] [quote][*][url=http://halo.bungie.org/][b][color=000066]Halo CNN 24/24 7/7[/color][/b][/url] [*][url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=29475][b][color=000066]Little guide to the knowledge of the PC[/color][/b][/url] [*][url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=76031][b][color=000066]Ultimate Halo 2 guide[/color][/b][/url] [*][url=http://seventhcolumn.bungie.net/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/fanclub/10957][b][color=000066]The Forum Militia[/color][/b][/url] [*][url=http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/you.html][b][color=000066]Click here only if you realy are an [u]idiot[/u][/color][/b][/url] [/quote] [quote][b][color=olive]AOD-Coylter[/color] [url=http://www.aodarkness.2ya.com/][color=black]Army Of Darkness[/color][/url][/b][/quote][/quote] [Edited on 6/14/2004 7:47:37 PM]
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  • It could always go to sponosor some 'old school' bungie game fanfests.
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  • Simple, we continue to lobby the admins to set it up.
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  • Dont let this die! There are some good ideas in here. Though I dont know what to do from here.
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  • Count me in. Sounds great. Halobabies has a sponsor forum as well, and it really filtered out the spam like we're hoping this one would, so, eh...yeah, sounds like it might just work.
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  • I agree, $7 a year isnt bad at all. I dont have a job and I could come up with that in a week. Plus, if it helps out Bungie [b]Fanfests[/b] I'll do anything(well, almost).
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  • If bungie sets it up, I'll pay for it.
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  • All the money could seriously go towards bungie's fanfest/community budget. I mean I would glady donate 7 dollars a year to bungie so they can run bigger and badder fanfests. Plus you'd get access to forum virtually free of idiots and jerks. I think we should have at least one b.net subscriber forum.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] stosh We need a forum that you have to pay to get into. Like 7 dollars a year. That would give a place for the older less annoying users a place to talk.[/quote] Although I'm not entirely opposed to the idea (I mean hell, I'd pay it if it came to that,) I honestly don't think that bungie would sanction actually charging its members just to use a forum. However, if money [i] was [/i] involved, I think a kind of "one time access fee" would be more plausible. Or Hell, we could just link the Old School forum directly from the Septagon, that way keeping it off the main page. I think that would probably keep the amount of spammers down. [Edited on 6/7/2004 12:19:04 AM]
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