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Girls Love Halo Interview with Kristen

I’m very proud to present the 5th Girls Love Halo Interview. This time the lovely Foxy Lady Games tells us her Halo story. You all know her and love her for her amazing Halo clips. Kristen took some time out of her busy scrimming schedule and answered my questions. Enjoy!

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1. When did you start playing Halo?

I started playing Halo when it first came out November 15 2001. I was 11 yrs old and my brother who is 2 years older than me had the first xbox. I watched him play Halo for the first time and I was hooked. We played coop campaign together and that led to where I am as a player today.

2. If you could choose to be one character of the Halo universe, who would you be?

Master Chief without a doubt would be my character of choose. Playing as 117 throughout every game made me feel like a human tank. Throughout the entire Halo series, the Master Chief has always been selective with his words and actions, which created a whole new PVP experience for me. I felt like I was the Master Chief, so determined to save the galaxy and all of humanity. \^-^/

3. Do you have a favorite Halo quote?

My favorite quote would definitely be when Sgt. Johnson gets the tank in Halo 2 and tells Cortana, „I know what the ladies like“ lol and me being a foxy lady, Johnson knows what I like. 😉

4. What do you love most about Halo?

What I love most about Halo is being able to fantasize. The futuristic aspect of Halo is what appealed to me right from the start. I love everything about it, the weapons, the armour, the maps, it’s story, it brings me out of the real world and into a whole new world. I made so many friends online, people that I can relate too, it’s just awesome!

5. What do you hate most about Halo?

What I don’t like most about Halo recently is not having the ability to veto matchmaking maps. I feel like whenever I go into matchmaking it’s the same recycled maps. It would be nice to choose what map the players want to play and having more variety.

6. How would you rate your skills in Halo? (1-10)

Well it’s hard to say where my skills land on. I think that there’s always room for improvement and that there is no cap on individual skill. I’d like to think I’m 10/10 but I know I’m not because like I said, there’s always going to be players that are better than you which makes this game so competitive and edgy I love it. Overall I think I’m a good player, striving to be a better one.

7. What is your favorite Halo game?

Halo 3 is my favorite. I’ve played all of the Halos and I felt that this one was the best and left off with a bang. MLG was at it’s prime during H3 and not to mention the community was amazing. I loved taking screenshots and playing matchmaking with all of the friends I made. #neverforgethalo3

8. What do you prefer? Campaign or multiplayer?

I play more multiplayer, being on a team I have to be online scrimming.

9. Which games besides Halo do you play?

I play a lot of games. I’m open to anything. As of right now my priority is Halo, but some days I just want to relax so I’ll be over my friends house and play some PC, PS4, N64, Wii.. even board games. I’m a nerd, so there’s no limit to the games I play.

10. If you had to endure one level of any Halo game in real life, which one would it be and why?

The Ark (Halo 3) the greatest Halo campaign level ever created. From sniping, to blowing up everything in the tank, to charging into war with dozens of vehicles, and Arbiter on your side, this level is just simply magical.

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Thank you Kristen!

Band of Brothers – Why are so many players quitting their games?

 

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What happened to our Band of Brothers?

Were we not supposed to stand by each other?

Help each other and fight next to each other?

We promised to leave no man behind.

To finish the fight.

And yet…

Every time I play a fucking game

Some random guy drops out.

Leaves like a pussy at the sight of defeat.

Who are you vermin?

Grow some balls Pedro!

Grab your rifle and start shooting your way out!

Seriously guys! What is happening to Halo 5’s multiplayer? People are dropping out of games like flies. The Banhammer does not strike hard enough I fear. Or these kids just don’t care. All they care about is their rank. Because that is the only explanation I have for that behavior. If they fear they might lose, they quit so that the game does not count. Ugh! That is just shitty. Last night I played alone against a full team. One by one my team mates dropped out and left my sorry bottom alone. I finished the fight and will continue to do so even if my rank goes down. Because what does a Diamond or Onyx rank mean, when it is acquired through quitting and unsporting behavior? Nothing.

The multiplayer experience is ruined for everybody in a game with quitters. It does not matter if you are on the full team or the one where people left. I personally don’t enjoy a game where my team plays against one with only 2-3 people. If that happens I just get bored and mess around. My favorite thing to do then is to explore the map. Or just jump across the map and see if anybody joins my shenanigans.

I want to play 4 vs 4. I want an honest fight.

New Screenshots

Since I’m very busy with real life I rarely get to take Screenshots anymore. That makes me very sad but hey, that is how it is. As I am typing this at 7 am in the morning (I am awake since 6 am) my daughter is messing with my Halo collection in the back. She is really fascinated by the UNSC bottle opener. If that is telling me something about her future I am scared 🙂

Well here are 4 shots I managed to take lately:

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Don’t go into the light

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What the lamp is for the moth, the Splinter Grenade is for the Spartan. Countless times have I witnessed as my teammates or the enemy could not resist the urge to run into the aftermath of the Splinter Grenade. I assume it goes down like this: Spartan John Doe fights tooth and nail to win the duel with the red dude who comes at him with brute force. He manages to evade the Shotgun and throws a Splinter Grenade right at the enemy. Red dude vanishes to ashes and John Doe can’t help but let out a deep sigh. Gosh that was close. My shields are almost drained, the alarm is beeping like crazy…I need health! Over there. It sparkles. It looks like an orb, no, many orbs. Could it be? Could it be a health orb? I want to touch it. I am going in….ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…..pooooooooooooof.

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Obviously I have been John Doe myself. But come on. Only in the beginning. When I didn’t know about the deadly aftermath of the Splinter Grenade. Now I know and I shake my head and sigh deeply, when once again, one of my teammates runs like a headless chicken right into the middle of the sparkling orbs. The sighing and head shaking quickly turns into red hot anger though, when the announcer mockingly snarls: Betraaaaayed. AS IF!!! AS IF!!! How can I be made responsible for the stupidity of my teammates? Hooooooow? (echoes endlessy).

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