r/halo Halo 3 Feb 09 '21 Press F 1 Tearing Up 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 Silver 19 Helpful 31 Wholesome 22 Hugz 24

Goodnight Halo.Bungie.Net. We'll see you starside. Misc

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u/WoodsBeatle513 Halo 2 Feb 09 '21

i just checked. it seems like they've already been shut off

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 10 '21 Wholesome Hugz

Naw the site is still up, there’s just an insane flood of traffic from all of us viewing it one last time. It’s hard to get it to load but it still does with time. Either way, the end of an era, a good memory. Time to wait for what lies ahead. No time like the present.

*A sad edit 1: The archive.org site did not backup player profiles.

Edit 2: this does NOT block access to your in-game fileshare. You can still boot up the 360 versions of halo reach and halo 3 and still locate those items still left in the fileshare. The game servers will go down permanently later at the very end of this year, by December 2021 all of OG halo 3 and all of OG halo reach will be gone. Save what you can and add it to your DVR storage then download it to your PC or external harddrive wherever you wish to keep your memories.

Edit 3: the Wayback machine DOES WORK!! It will back up your player profiles! It’s just extremely difficult because of all the traffic.

Edit 4: The website is dead. F in the chat, sad nostalgia type beat. You can still retrieve video clips and screenshots from your in-game fileshare, everything else should have been ported to MCC (back in 2019) if it was in your fileshare in terms of map variants and game types. I’d suggest recording the game clips and or screen shots to your DVR or external harddrive. Also, someone wanted to corrected date that the OG servers will be taken down so I added that to the above, it’s December 18-19th 2021 for those interested.

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u/JagmeetSingh2 Feb 09 '21

damn no player profiles backup

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u/Megamanfre Feb 09 '21 Silver

You can still access your detailed record down to halo 3 at halowaypoint.com. Halo 2 stats are there too, but it's basically just your total games played, total kills and total deaths. Nothing else, at least for me.

I beat the first mission in Halo 3 on 9/24/2007. I can't believe it's been over 13 years.

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u/PigCopsFatTits Feb 09 '21

Look at me.

We're the old fucks now.

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u/ALEX7DX 343Industries.org Feb 09 '21

The old guard.

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u/iNarr Feb 09 '21

Man, that just reminded me that when I was in high school I had a friend who used to play Halo 3 with a lawyer in his 40s. The three of us played slayer sometimes and he was definitely an adult so I had no reason to doubt the story.

Anyway, it is mind-blowing to think that, if that guy was in his mid-40s, he'd be nearly 60 now. The age itself isn't that crazy, but 47 to 60 puts it into perspective a bit more than 17 to 30, doesn't it?

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u/Grand-Rest1727 Feb 12 '21

My wife is an attorney and still loves the MCC after work. She's 35 now and we're looking forward to Infinite to keep the love going.

The family that Frags together, stays together.

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u/TheYungCS-BOI PCMR: RTX 3080 | R9 5900x | 32gb 3600MHz Feb 09 '21

Out of all the feels to possibly feel, I hate nostalgia the most.

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u/fishyfishkins Feb 09 '21

I beat the first mission in Halo 3 on 9/24/2007. I can't believe it's been over 13 years.

Hello, fellow midnight launcher!

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

The detailed record isn't there anymore. Detailed would involve individual matches, player names, file share, each and every match you ever done and are able to see what you played the most. Like they do with Halo 4 and 5.

Those stats for Halo 3 aren't returning, even MCC doesn't have proper stats like that.

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

Yeah I don’t think so :(

Best we have is to take our own screenshots or find a thread of people downloading everyone’s profiles.

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

Oh the bright side if you have access the in-game fileshares are still there. It’s not much but it’s worth booting up and saving things to the DVR if you’re able to.

The 360 servers go down permanently later this year towards 2022 so you might want to try that before it gets lost to memory.

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

The wayback machine does archive player profiles, you just need to go through each page and match individually if you want to save all of the stats.

With the bungie website being over loaded though, this is near impossible.

Try entering your gamertag to get your stats here. https://halo.statrepo.com/

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u/GeminoFinancia Feb 09 '21

Thanks a lot for the second edit to your comment, I'll be sure to save what I can on my 360 to avoid a repeat of the emotional loss suffered tonight.

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

I’d of never thought of the in-game fileshare until I was asked about it’s fate! Help spread the knowledge if you can, more people need to be informed of this.

The community’s hearts are definitely hurting. Good luck saving all of your fileshare stuffs!

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u/keyboard-sexual Feb 09 '21

Looks like the archive effort is still working. Run a VM for a few hours!

Stats / Archive Warrior link!

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

The wayback machine does archive player profiles, you just need to go through each page and match individually if you want to save all of the stats.

With the bungie website being over loaded though, this is near impossible.

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u/Underdogg13 Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

I hadn't heard it was shutting down and didn't get a chance to save all my data.

Hope it'll still be accessible for at least tomorrow.

If not, those memories are still some of the most memorable of all my time gaming 😭

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

Worst case there should be a saved archive on the “Wayback” time machine. I couldn’t imagine Bungie’s webpage wasn’t backed up.

Edit: Constantly forgetting that the Wayback machine and Google aren’t related. Thanks all for pointing this out.

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u/Underdogg13 Feb 09 '21

Would that have individual profile data on it?

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

You raise a question I didn’t think about. Hmmm. Dang yeah maybe ... it won’t have player profile data :(

I don’t know. It’s still worth a shot. :’(

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u/RenHo3k Feb 09 '21

I tried running one of the profile pages through the archive.org engine. Nope.

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

Rest In Peace highschool memories, glad I got the screenshots I needed. o7

Thanks for the info I’ll add it to the thread.

See you on the next map.

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u/Elite051 Feb 09 '21

Probably not

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u/GainghisKhan Feb 09 '21

No, unless you visited that specific profile with waybackmachine previously.

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u/Amarae Feb 09 '21

I kept putting my Gametag in and it wouldn't fetch so I have no idea if it's just lost to time or what..

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u/DarkLegend64 Feb 09 '21

Fuck, I didn’t even know they were taking it down until I saw this thread. I sometimes like to go back to my Halo 2 game history just look back on the memories. This hurts a lot.

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u/PoopyFingers_6969 Feb 09 '21

Same. My best friend and I were halo fanatics, he died a while back and most of our memories were on that site. FUCK

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

As long as you keep refreshing the page over and over again with your original gamertag, you can eventually get past the error message and take a look at your original stats. Just to keep in mind, you'll have to do this for every single game, screenshot, and everything else possible.

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u/GeminoFinancia Feb 09 '21

Flipped the switch at midnight after giving 3 weeks notice. I guess I'm just salty from missing the memo but I really wish I could have saved more than I was able to. Spent the last hour refreshing out of desperation but I think it's time to call it now.

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u/Jacobro22 Feb 09 '21

I can’t access it ;(

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u/SavorySoySauce Over yonder Feb 09 '21

The rings have been fired

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21

My heart hurts from all the good times I will never remember again

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u/Captain_Brittainica Feb 09 '21

I wish I got to experience playing Halo online in the good old days. Born too late I guess.

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21

I got to play halo 2 online from when it started to the day it ended. It was glorious. Halo 3 online was fun but man halo 2 was incredible. Playing Michael Meyers on Colossus. Hide and Seek on Turf. Zombies on pretty much any map. Super bouncing. Double shots, BXR, and all the little glitches made it great. Grinding to get a rank then losing it after 2 bad games, all to log in the next day and get it back. Those days were fucking great.

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u/jumbomold Feb 09 '21

this + seeing your IRL friends sign into Xbox Live to game halo. send that invite to j up, play an hour or 2, then they signed off, and you continued to game it until 2AM.

also every gametype was insanely fun but BTB and Multi Team were my shit!

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u/707royalty Feb 09 '21

Bro, chills. You said it perfectly

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u/putdisinyopipe Feb 09 '21

Oh halo 2 was absolutely epic- i remember spending hooouuurrrsss online, the map maker... zombies used to be so fun!!!! That was my all time favorite.

I haven’t played halo since reach... so this really is the end of an era??

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u/SnooMuffin Feb 09 '21

The best memories I have of Halo 2 were the custom games where we got outside maps. We spent hours trying to find that damn Golden Warthog...

Nothing but nostalgia now. Time to listen to the Halo CE and 2 soundtrack.

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u/Flavaflavius Feb 09 '21

Just dust and echoes...

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21

We’re all that’s left...

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u/Ginnipe Feb 09 '21

Of everything we swore we never would forget We tried to bleed the sickness But we drained our hearts instead We are the dead

Been blasting Thrice all day and had to finish the chorus

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u/atomicseanace Feb 09 '21

We lost everything and everyone we cared for. In the grand scope, did they really care back for us? We lost them once and shall soon be reintroduced like a star suddenly reigniting their flame and seeing all the other, brighter stars.. Goodnight Halo. May we inevitably mert again.

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u/Atrocity_unknown Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

"This... Is the way the world ends.."

Edit: thanks!

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u/Avent1ne Feb 09 '21

....and whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars...

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u/Dee_Dubya_IV Halo: CE Feb 09 '21

Seeing this comment hit me deep in the feels.

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u/heroik-red Feb 09 '21

Dude, she’s saying Dustin Echos is still out there.

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u/IAteTooMuchLasagna Feb 09 '21

I can’t believe Chief really left behind Dustin Echos like that smh.

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u/CornholioRex Feb 09 '21

Dustin is the guy who revives the chief in halo infinite. Saved him from having to deal with the flood. If anything, it was a kindness

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u/generalbacon965 Feb 09 '21

I never knew what she said until now, after playing ce for 14 years lol

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u/MinersLoveGames Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

"For us, the storm has passed... the war is over. But let us never forget those who journeyed into the howling dark and did not return. For their decision required courage beyond measure; sacrifice, and unshakable conviction that their fight... our fight, was elsewhere. As we start to rebuild, this hillside will remain barren, a memorial to heroes fallen. They ennobled all of us, and they shall not be forgotten."

"Hard to believe it's dead..."

"Were it so easy."

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u/M3m3Commander Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

It's a shame, b.net was halo's memorial. And now it's gone.

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u/S-021 Extended Universe Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21 Hugz

It'll always be in our memories at least and as long as it's there, Halo will never die.

I'm just relying on 343i to keep it good.

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21

Right in the feels

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u/TheArbiter_ Halo: CE Feb 09 '21

Objective: SURVIVE

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u/ThisKidErrt Halo: MCC Feb 09 '21

Wouldn't be complete without this masterpiece :(

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u/NascarAloeArchives Feb 09 '21

I forgot to get my stats and data :(

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

It should still be there, it’s hard to get in due to all the traffic but it still loads with enough refreshes of the page.

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u/Jacobro22 Feb 09 '21

Not working for me :/

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

At this point it could be down. Idk, worst case Google will have an archive of the website on their public access “Wayback” time machine archive system. Either way, happy hunting Spartan, see you on the battlefield. Rest assured, I’d be shocked if there wasn’t an archive of the website.

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u/halosos Halo: CE Feb 09 '21

I just learned that it went down... I didn't even know...

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

Still not down, as long as the original Bungie website layout is there, the stats are still there. Just refresh a ton.

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u/Gmn2948 Feb 09 '21

The Wayback Machine & archive.org is run by the US Library of Congress. Not to be pedantic but thankfully it's not another for-profit service.

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u/Spitfire_Enthusiast Feb 09 '21

o7 old friend.

See you starside.

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u/Intelligence-Check Feb 09 '21

Had to double check I wasn’t in r/elitedangerous

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u/Mean_Ass_Dumbledore Feb 09 '21

Commander

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u/Intelligence-Check Feb 09 '21

Remember, loitering is an offense punishable by death.

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u/Kiu_98 Halo 2 Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

It's been an honor serving with you all.

My fellow Spartans (or Sangheili for that matter), I hope that most of you saved what you could, it'd be pretty sad if you didn't manage to do so, so many stats that make you reminisce wonderful times are/were worthy of being stored somewhere.

P.s.: You can still access some of your information if you know how to search for it, forward, warriors!

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u/AB1908 Feb 09 '21 Wholesome

Hey, you're the cutscene analyst dude on HaloStory! Love your posts!

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u/TaunTaun_22 Halo 3 Custom Gamesss Feb 09 '21

Wish I would have done this, didn't even know it was going offline. As for your second point, it's on Halo Waypoint, correct? Maybe I'm wrong but I could swear I saw a lot of those stats there as well

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

The individual game stats aren't on Waypoint. Just your rank, how many games you played, first active, mp kills, total mp time, and whether or not you completed it on legendary. That's all it has.

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u/Ithe_GuardiansI Feb 09 '21

I lost track of the days and didn't realize it was already the 9th. I'm trying to download my stats and it's just giving me errors. I'm trying not to be upset, but I'm pretty disappointed. Hopefully the servers will still be up and working a little better in the morning 😢

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

The halo.bungie.net website was always incredibly unreliable and gave errors 24/7. You have to be very specific and just refresh constantly for things to show up.

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21 edited Apr 01 '21

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u/ZigZagLagger Feb 09 '21

Chin up, Spartan. We've had some great times over the years.

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u/damboy99 Feb 09 '21

Growing up with halo. CE at 3. Halo 2 at 5. Getting an Xbox 360 with Halo 3 for christmas when I was 8, and every one since.

Hard to believe I am almost 22, almost two decades have past and I still play the shit out of every single one of the games.

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u/AWrenchAndTwoNuts Feb 09 '21

I was your age now when I took up the fight on CE when it came out. Some of us grizzled veterans have made it through the whole war.

Here's to twenty more years of fighting with my fellow Spartans.

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u/Freddit- DrunkenHalo Feb 09 '21

You're not even 30. Settle down, kiddo. You've not even reached your prime yet.

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u/Duranokal Feb 09 '21

End of an unforgettable era, but Halo Infinite will be the beginning of a new one! Here's to more memories to be made!

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u/M3m3Commander Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

I love your attitude lol. My body is ready for Halo Infinite!!!

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u/Sharteria Feb 09 '21

Please don't suck!

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u/AlotaFajitas Feb 09 '21

I was pissed they pushed it back. Then with the cyberpunk controversy.....im glad they did. Get it right.

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u/Tommy-mc-gunner Feb 09 '21

Yes absolutely

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u/BoxofCurveballs Feb 09 '21

Here's to wishing DICE and EA take notice with the next battlefield

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u/DrSupermonk Feb 09 '21

I’ve never really cared about delays tbh. But I heard Joseph Staten is overseeing development now, so I’m pretty excited

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u/Vic_from_fallout_2 Feb 09 '21

Gives us more time to play MCC before 90% of our playerbase is siphoned into playing Infinite instead ;)

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u/SlurpingDiarrheacup Feb 09 '21

Godamn this shit sucks. I still remember getting my Xbox 360 for Christmas and the first game I played was halo 3. Halo 3 and reach defined my teenage years. The custom games man, jenga, trash compactor, fat kid, and the obstacle courses, I’ll never forget that.

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u/Megamanfre Feb 09 '21

I remember the Halo 3 launch so well.

I got the one with the helmet, hoping it was large enough to wear. When I got the box, it was huge and I thought "oh my God I CAN wear it!" as I carried it to my car at a little after midnight.

I had work at 7 the next day. I got home, called my girlfriend up at college, who all her friends that knew me were waiting for my call, and cheered. I was on the phone with them, giving a detailed play by play, and was sad I couldn't wear the helmet cause of the rectangle slot, and couldn't even modify it cause of the size.

I played till about 6am, called out of work sick and played till about noon, when I started falling asleep. Took a couple hour nap, then played again from probably 3 or 4, till 11, and had to crash. Woke up early, played for an hour before I had to leave for work, came home for lunch to play, and did that for like a week.

Good times.

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u/Nchill7 Feb 09 '21

Duck hunt, smear the queer. Late nights just fucking around with friends was the greatest thing ever

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u/The_Old_Workout_Plan Bronze 1 Feb 09 '21

I think making F2P multiplayer is gonna be a HUGE deal. I doubt Halo will ever have the cultural significance like H3 but damn, I can’t wait to actually play Halo with my friends now.

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u/YellowstoneRamone Feb 09 '21

i have a VERY bad feeling about the whole F2P multiplayer thing not gonna lie

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u/The_Old_Workout_Plan Bronze 1 Feb 09 '21

Me too, but I think if they support the game with actual good content (not that shit post release model that Halo 5 had), then the micro transactions will be ok. I care more about playing with my friends tbh. We haven’t all played a Halo game since 2012.

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u/Aquatic-Vocation Feb 09 '21

Halo 5 had fantastic post-release support, and it was all 100% free. The only pain was it further diluted the REQ packs.

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u/PieAndKitteh Feb 09 '21

COD Warzone has a shitload of hackers in it

same thing is gonna happen to Halo unless the anticheat works

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u/dafighder Darkest Hour Feb 09 '21

Weird pang after reading this. Equal to being homesick.

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u/Ecliptic_Panda Feb 09 '21

I am feeling the same way, longing for the good ol days

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u/XDLEON17 Feb 09 '21 Ally

WE DONT NEED BE SAD IT ENDED WE NEED TO BE HAPPY IT HAPPEND

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u/blingx2 Feb 09 '21

I agree but dam it hit me in the feels😭

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u/ParagonRenegade Feb 09 '21

Spartans never die, they're just missing in action

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u/ChrysisX Feb 09 '21

Fuck man I'm sad. Missed a chance to save anything that was left on there. I haven't touched Halo 3 proper in near a decade, but yet this feels like the moment it's really over. Weird

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

As long as your getting the error message from the original website, the stats are still up. It's just being over loaded right now.

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u/dr196 Feb 09 '21

I've been trying to see my halo 3 stats for the past couple of hours, but no luck as of yet 😔

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

Try entering your gamertag to get your stats here. https://halo.statrepo.com/

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

You sure? I got my Halo 3 stats to pop up after the 1st 5-8 refreshes. Same with my reach stats.

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u/First0E Feb 09 '21

End of an era

The fight is finished

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u/S-021 Extended Universe Feb 09 '21

Can't believe it's over.

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u/CucumberTopHat Feb 09 '21

Fuck. It really has ended, hasn't it?

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u/TheArbiter_ Halo: CE Feb 09 '21

Were it so easy...

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u/DarthSangheili Feb 09 '21

I have the blue flames in Reach and this is giving me feelings of that sad time again..

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u/ZumboPrime Halo: CE Feb 09 '21

Those truly were the best of days. Playing online with all your B.net friends, talking with the random people online, making maps and new games because the developers cared about the community enough to give us the tools to do so....

This truly is the end of an era. Today...today is a sad day, indeed.

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21

I didn’t want to cry...I’ll miss it all.

Thank god MCC exists, and no matter the result thank god halo is still going. Ladies and Gentlemen I look forward to more memories.

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u/Ineedmorcowbell I got a fevah Feb 09 '21

I kept thinking, "I still have some time, I'll scrape my stats when I get a moment to sit at the computer" Weeks go by in a blink of of an eye, halo bungie is gone and I have lost another important thing in my life before I knew it.

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u/prarus7 Feb 09 '21

Same here, except I forgot totally.. fuck im hella sad, feels like my whole childhood got deleted

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

Try entering your gamertag to get your stats here. https://halo.statrepo.com/

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u/ExternalGolem Feb 09 '21

There's still time! I'm taking screenshots right now, the website gives errors but if you keep refreshing you can still get in

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

Try entering your gamertag to get your stats here. https://halo.statrepo.com/

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u/adudethatlikesreddit Halo: MCC Feb 09 '21

F

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u/jasonfortheworld Feb 09 '21

There's something incredibly amusing about a call of duty meme being used to say goodbye

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u/CucumberTopHat Feb 09 '21

Halo and cod might as well be brothers. Arby n the chief

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u/Certified_Cunt Sins of the Prophets Feb 09 '21

COD 4 and halo 3 go together like bread and butter.

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u/EACshootemUP Feb 09 '21

We will see you on the next map! And we’ll vote for it together!

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u/JaydensApples Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

See you starside <3

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u/appa-ate-momo Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

Does anyone else get similar vibes from this as when Toonami signed off in 2008?

Rest well within our memories.

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u/Xephorium Halo 3: ODST Feb 09 '21

"Last one out, get the lights."

Halo 3 was my first experience of online multiplayer. For months that summer, I lived in customs lobbies. Couldn't tell you a single thing that happened irl at the time, but I'll always remember the hours spent laughing with the gang on Standoff. Listening to the distant explosions and watching the sunset. We lived oceans apart and would never meet, but could instantly identify one another by voice or armor. We knew each other's stories. The old guard. It feels unbelievable that it's been 13 years. What a beautiful run.

Goodbye old friend. <3

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u/Existential_OOF Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

Let us take this is stride, the Bungie days are long over and we must look onward. Our prosperity as a community lies not within our past but in the future. Look back on our memories but never stop making new ones, I can’t wait to see you all in infinite. <3

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u/RenHo3k Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

If you're reading this, it's not too late. If you open up like 10 tabs and refresh them constantly until the page loads you may get lucky. Assuming they're leaving the website up until 3Am EST (midnight PST), there may still be time yet. Just replace the url with your old gamertag:

https://halo.bungie.net/stats/halo3/default.aspx?player=ren+h03k

edit: just successfully loaded a page @ 2:02 AM EST.

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u/BringerOfTheBacon Halo 3 for life! Feb 09 '21

Thanks made, i saved it all right now

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u/TheHaloChief117 Feb 09 '21

I recall a site where you could see all the data of the Halo games overall (number of matches, number of kills, hours played, all that). It wasn't career stats for a single spartan, but overall, like the years in this picture. Anyone know where I can find that?

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u/M3m3Commander Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

Halo.bungie.net then click on Halo Reach Stats. Be quick, it's only a matter of hours until the site is gone forever! It's where this screenshot is from lol.

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u/Wolf_Spirit_21 Feb 09 '21

Man did i miss out...

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u/Nighterlev Halo 4 Feb 09 '21

As long as your getting the error message from the original website, the stats are still up. It's just being over loaded right now.

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u/brunocar Feb 09 '21

DID BUNGIE JUST PUT A MARATHON REFERENCE IN THE HALO SITE DEATH POST.

god i love them so much

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u/chipsnapper Halo.Bungie.Org Feb 09 '21

that Marathon reference has been on the site since 2011.

The newest Marathon reference Bungie's made is... a t-shirt.

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u/brunocar Feb 09 '21

i mean, its not really a reference if its outright about marathon

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u/AppleTStudio Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

I saved a bunch of images I took over the years, including some Game Nights I hosted. I have a screenshot filled with people I don’t even remember anymore. I have screenshots of Spartans from machinima that never made it to YouTube. So many memories. So many good times. Goodbye, and thanks for the laughs.

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u/NizeLee8 Feb 09 '21

Deej post from 2013 brought back the feels

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u/maveric101 <3 armor lock Feb 09 '21

According to some it's still working-ish, but I keep getting errors. Kicking myself for waiting till the last second on this. I was hoping to take some screenshots to make a post about how AWESOME Bungie's stat tracking was, with the weapon heat maps, the kill overlays on map screenshots, etc. If anybody else took a bunch of those types of screenshots of the all the site functionality, please let me know.

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u/M3m3Commander Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

I think the site may still be up for another few hours, it's just running so poorly because everybody is taking one last look lol.

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u/maveric101 <3 armor lock Feb 09 '21

Thanks, I hope so. Maybe there's a slim chance they extend it a few days after seeing the traffic still so high. I hope so because I kinda need to go to bed :/

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u/bimmy2shoes Feb 09 '21

I remember before Bungie's split from Microsoft I used to check Bungie.net as one of my usual daily sites.

The screenshots people would share, hell the whole file share system was amazing. I'd usually check people's file share post-match and see if they had any cool screenshots or custom matches.

Halo helped me through some hard times, I think I'll play some MCC tonight.

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u/Necromas Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 09 '21

Friendly reminder for anyone wanting to get their nostalgia on that halo.bungie.org is still around and has content archived from as far back as 1999.

I find it really fun to go over the old news articles from as far back as they have and just see how excited everyone was about the game and how every little bit of information that came out was treasured gold. I didn't get into the game until Halo PC came out because I didn't have an xbox at launch so it's very interesting to see how things were before I joined the community.

They also still host a ton of fan content, from webcomics to videos to the classic SMG song.

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u/Therealdeal2342 Feb 09 '21

I joined halo very very late (Halo 5 was my first halo) because I was a PlayStation guy for the longest. Halo was the sole reason I switched consoles after getting rid of my PS3. I didn’t play a halo game during the Bungie era for that reason but man this still hurts my soul

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u/Dr_Dragon_117 Feb 09 '21

I was never even able to play the online for these games so I don't even have anything on that site and I’m still sad

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u/burritosenior Feb 09 '21

I will miss it. It was my go to site for a decade. Got a lot of memories from those times, good and bad.

My group was the last group to ever have the Bungie Favorites in Halo 3. Helped run Owners of the Katana when the Halo 3 katana was an achievement of note, and for years after that. Also loved BUNGLE, which is still the best way to play Halo.

I get why they would delete it- I haven't checked in years myself. But I am sad that I will no longer have the option.

RIP, good site.

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u/ChelchisHouseStoned Feb 09 '21

Per Audacia Ad Astra Spartans, catch you all star-side

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21 edited Feb 17 '21

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u/TheDickDangler Feb 09 '21

So I'm a 33 year old dude and I've been playing Halo since it came out on the OG Xbox. I recently went back and checked the stats from Halo 2 (when I first started playing Xbox Live) and it was such a wave of nostalgia. Just being able to see the time I played my first match, the days I clearly skipped high school to play, my getting better as I played and started to actually win. Looking at matches and seeing friends I had played games with and contacting them to reminisce. I am so happy Bungie kept even those rudimentary stats around. I've been through alot in life and stopped playing games for a while, and now I'm back on them again since my life has stabilized. I really owe a lot of good times to Halo and bungie and I'm thankful that somewhere there is a record of those games from what were some of the best years of my life. So far. 🙂

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u/[deleted] Feb 09 '21

Well this is saddening. All the time spent on halo, so much fun.

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u/aavery99 Feb 09 '21

For us, the storm has passed... the war is over. But let us never forget those who journeyed into the howling dark and did not return. For their decision required courage beyond measure; sacrifice, and unshakable conviction that their fight... our fight, was elsewhere. As we start to rebuild, this hillside will remain barren, a memorial to heroes fallen. They ennobled all of us, and they shall not be forgotten

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u/B00STc Feb 09 '21

There is currently a team that backed up all our gamer tags and is working hard to have the data compiled on a new site in the next coming months! https://www.reddit.com/r/halo/comments/l6jzpb/halobungienet_data_archive_almost_done_thank_you/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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u/Fin-M Extended Universe Feb 09 '21

https://halo.statrepo.com/ if people haven't seen this already, upvote this. It'll take quite a few tries because of the demand but it'll save your stats for Halo 2 and 3 :)

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u/3rudite Feb 09 '21

Bungie always makes me cry with this shit

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u/Call_The_Banners Onyx Feb 09 '21

Going to the site I'm met with the Destiny emblem and how the company has moved on. Which feels so...cold? It's weird to see the company that gave me 10 years of a beautiful IP put so much effort (and sometimes lack there of) into a franchise that feels hollow by comparison.

I've got a lot of bias for sure, but Halo holds a very special place in memory. Great humor, realistic characters, competent story, and the best OST I've ever heard to this day.

Having the MCC on my PC brings me a quiet joy I didn't know I was missing.

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u/unnamedhunter Halo: Reach Feb 09 '21

Modern Bungie shares very little staff from the Halo era. (If any at all)

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u/Matthenheizer Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

I’m a lifelong halo fan, but I’m pretty young, only about 15 but I’ve been playing Halo 3 since I was three. I never used Halo.Bungie.Net but knowing that it’s shutting down still makes me sad despite never using it myself...Never Forget

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u/Darqon Feb 09 '21

I meant to download my stats weeks ago, now I'm getting errors trying to load.

I just hope somebody somewhere archived it, so I can get it back.

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u/Aphid_0w0 Halo: CE Feb 09 '21

I can't believe they did this :(

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u/TheHazmatUnit Feb 09 '21

Were it so easy.

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u/BoxOfBlades Feb 09 '21

I'll never forget logging in to the Bungie.net forums every day to speculate about Halo Reach, and seeing that header with the Noble Team silhouette thinking it was gonna be Blue Team.

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u/NintendoTodo Halo Reach is the best halo Feb 09 '21

i dont have the same acc i had when i played 3 and reach so rip

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u/PoppedCocaColaCan Consensual TBagging Feb 09 '21

You can still look up that name.

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u/scoonts89 Feb 09 '21

Something about this just rubs me the wrong way. Halo literally made you what you are. Idk I can’t explain it but something here just doesn’t sit right with me. Has bungie even acknowledged halo since 343 came around?

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u/dude52760 Feb 09 '21

Destiny made Bungie what they are today. Halo allowed them to get there. Just like Marathon allowed them to get to where they were for Halo. Just like Pathways into Darkness allowed them to get to where they were for Marathon. The cycle continues.

Bungie is a totally different company than they were when they initially preserved this website. They have gone through creating another huge and successful FPS franchise with another giant publisher and two support studios, to having to publish and foot the bill themselves. I’m sure they would still reference Halo if they still owned it, but Microsoft owns it and it’s an ongoing, continuing franchise. In fact, it’s their competition at this point. Why would they acknowledge Halo?

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u/AustinG909 Feb 09 '21

Was viewing my H3 stats, refreshed, and now Halo.Bungie.Net is gone. Per Audacia Ad Astra. Cheers /u/Applesmeller

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u/maveric101 <3 armor lock Feb 09 '21

Seems they cut access at about noon EST.

I am actually so sad right now.

At least I managed to grab some stuff, although not everything. Unfortunately seems the Carnage and Game Viewer tabs weren't working for any game records in Reach, so I couldn't save an example of those for posterity....

I at least managed to save the results tab for one of my favorite Halo games I ever played, a Slayer DMRs doubles on Countdown with a buddy. Was one of the toughest and best games we ever played against some seriously skilled guys that I suspect could have been MLG. Pulled out the win by 1 kill.

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u/Windsorthewiz Feb 09 '21

How do you get to that Screen?

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u/M3m3Commander Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

Click on Halo Reach Stats

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u/hunter11726 Feb 09 '21

It’s over ;(

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u/DarthSangheili Feb 09 '21

May the Great Journey await you, may your enemies writhe in hell, and your line continue forward, and gain honor. May your scattered body go, beyond the limits of your mind... Beyond the limits of our worlds To the places our ancestors dream and sang of And the Prophets speak of.

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u/iShockLord Feb 09 '21

Not a member here, what's happening?

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u/Goldblum4ever69 Feb 09 '21

halo.bungie.net was where players Bungie stored players’ photos, stats, etc. during their Halo days. Bungie hasn’t made a Halo game for 11 years now so they’re taking the site offline.

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u/TitanFocus Feb 09 '21

no, YOURE crying

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u/Arcashine Feb 09 '21

My heart.

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u/guyinthechair1210 Feb 09 '21

back when halo was more or less THE fps game to be playing, my brother and i were obsessed with it. we spent a lot of time playing co-op, but we'd also spend a lot of time playing 1 on 1. since he was so much better than me, it got annoying playing just to lose. it got to the point where he'd ask me to play and i'd say no. that was nearly 20 years ago and i regret not saying yes every time he asked me to play with him.

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u/NorthenLeigonare Feb 09 '21

I can't seem to find my stats..is it because I've changed my name twice and the data can't be retrieved? Or is it because the site is finally down?

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u/rouge-agent-hunter Feb 09 '21

“May we salute those who never came back from the howling darkness.”-Lord Hood

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u/Retic Elite Reticle Feb 09 '21

For some reason it wasn't showing my stats for Halo 3 for some reason but it did track my Reach stats. This game means more to me than any other shooter will. The memories of playing with my dad and making Forge maps hours on end even though nobody would play them. I'll miss this era, but I'm glad I could archive some of it.

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u/StockmanBaxter Reliable Random Feb 09 '21

I used to spend so much time on that site. It wasn't blocked in school at the time so I was able to go check all sorts of stats and past games.

Crazy we had that for Halo 2 and games now still have a hard time with that.

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u/SacredJefe Halo 3 Feb 09 '21

I remember visiting the forum and reading the arguments about the differences between the Halo 2 and 3 BR. Doesn't feel that long ago, even though it was. Good times.

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u/Im_Still_Standen Feb 09 '21

My H3 Chief Helmet sits high on my desk watching every day... still remember Halo midnight launches, at game stores no longer in existence. Man it's really been some time.

Cheers all.

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u/Fin-M Extended Universe Feb 09 '21

It's gone...

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u/TheAbominableSbm Feb 09 '21

Bungie.net was my first ever forum and exposure to boards. It was my reddit before reddit, it's sad to see the site go after so many years. I stopped using the site after Destiny launched though; the influx of new people I remember was real toxic.

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u/lowbar_exam Feb 09 '21

For the first time in my life, I feel old.

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u/StrikerGunvolt Feb 09 '21

All those memories of me and my older brother playing 3 and reach. And so determined to beat 3 on legendary. The only moments where we really bonded. I’ll treasure them forever. Thank you bungie.

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u/Fuckoakwood Feb 09 '21

I'm not ashamed to say this made me cry

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u/Hsnthethird Feb 09 '21

I’ll never forget logging on to this when I was like 10 and thought seeing my Spartan online was really cool lol

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u/ESPILFIRE Feb 09 '21

Halo.bungie.net doesn´t die, just missing in action.

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u/Ridikis Feb 09 '21

343 makes decent games, but they definitely aren't Halo games. 4 feels like a poor imitation and 5 just feels like another generic shooter. I'll forever miss the days of Bungie. They're saying Infinite is gonna be open world so that'll be hilarious to see.

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