What have I been up to? Halo 3, that’s what.

I’ve probably started at least 10 or so entries in the past week or so, but I just never want to finish writing them. That will explain my lack of posting in the past few months. I just haven’t truly had something worthwhile in my life to really blog about.

I work, I go to school, and I play Halo 3. If anything, I should be blogging about Halo 3, considering that’s the one thing I do the most in my life right now. I admit that I am ridiculously addicted to the game, more specifically the XLIVE part of it. For almost four weeks, I’ve watched cable television maybe 2 of the 24 days. The other 22 days I’ve been on Halo. And it definitely shows. And on that note, the rest of this blog is going to be about Halo 3.

Riane On Half

My character is a UNSC Spartan which basically means that in multi-player (Xbox Live), I’ve won 20 or more ranked games. Bungie has this ridiculously intricate ranking set up for XBox Live. Currently I’m a Lieutenant Grade 3. I haven’t received too many achievements from playing campaign as I’ve only done two missions thus far, but I play more online matchmaking than anything else. But online matchmaking has a lot of medals that you win throughout matches, regardless of it being social and ranked. Some of them are achievements but not all of them.

So far I’ve played about 805 matchmade games, most of those being Team Slayer. I’m just not big on playing Social matches simply because I hate dealing with parties larger then 4-per-team and the arrogant people that tend to stick to social. There are times when I’ll have really bad games (usually Shotty Snipers) and there are times when I’ll have really amazing games, like this gem right here. I had 50% of the games kills (25/50), and ended up getting some uber sweet medals I haven’t gotten before like Overkill (Kill 4 opponents within 4 seconds of the previous kill.), Extermination (Get an overkill on an opposing team that results in all of the team being dead.) Needless to say I was pretty stoked about that, but I think I intimidated the other guys on my time, because noone partied up with me.

I’m really a huge sucker for Halo 3 though. I honestly can’t get enough of it, so much that I’ve put off buying Call of Duty 4 and The Orange Box because I don’t feel like stopping with H3 just yet. Though when you couple that with not wanting to spend money, it’s a perfect reason to stick with Halo! Though since I don’t want to really buy a game I won’t like, I ended up caving in and subscribing to Gamefly.

The first three games on my queue are:

  • CSI: Hard Evidence – Shut up! I just love CSI and wanted to see if the game was any fun.
  • Half-Life 2: The Orange Box – This will be the deciding factor in whether I’ll buy it or not.
  • Gears of War – I’ve been told that the campaign is ridiculously sweet, but that the online multi-player sucks donkey doo.

So there. Now you know what I’ve been up to and currently obsessing with. Oh, and for those of you that have Xbox Live, feel free to share your gamertag. I’d be willing to hit you guys up for some matches on Halo 3 (cos you know, that’s the only game I ever play!)

Riane on XBOX Live


  1. Halo 3 indeed seems cool but I haven’t tried Halo 2 yet, lol. My boyfriend was gonna buy Halo 2 so we could play it on my brother’s X-Box but my brother wouldn’t allow us to use it 🙁 I hope you had/have fun playing Halo 3! 😀

  2. With Halo 3 you just don’t need any other game. It’s the best game ever created. And you definately don’t need to first try the next best game ever created (Halo 2).

  3. @Pez, I had played Halo 2 prior so I suppose that’s what helped me get really into Halo 3. I was really into Halo 2, though not as much as I am right now. It also helped to already understand the game itself, and the controls / how to play.

  4. Indeed. As it would help for anyone to have played Halo 1 back in the days.

    My remark was directed at Nanda that tried to use her non-trying of Halo 2 as an excuse for not jumping on the Halo 3 train. =)

    Anyway, I fully understand why you play only one game. But I have to say that this weekend I discovered that I need Singstar too. It’s great fun! Of course it’s all still Halo 3 for me, with a session of Singstar thrown in now and then.

  5. I never usually play war games or multi player online games because I always get bored and feel n00bish somehow.

    Hmm…is gamefly a good service to rent games?

  6. I suck at shooter games. Actually any game where you can’t just press a button and move on. LOL But it looks fun. Iuno if I’d try it though. Ragnarok has me sucked in already. Don’t need another one doing it to.

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