Girls Love Halo – Interview with Lily
My dear friend Lily is a die hard Halo fan. Together with her I run the OurLove4Halo Instagram account.
1. When did you start playing Halo?
The very first time I played any Halo game was my Freshmen year in high school with my best friend, Alan. He had brought over the game and us and 2 other friends played multiplayer. I don’t remember much or which one it was. It was around 2008. I didn’t officially get hooked until my boyfriend introduced me to Halo: Reach. I have been a die hard fan ever since the moment I heard the opening music. Love at first sight.
2. If you could choose to be one character of the Halo universe, who would you be?
The Librarian. She is A Biographical Informer. She gets to study life and Index all species in the galaxy. Can you imagine all the things she found…? Amazing!
3. Do you have a favorite Halo quote?
„Reclaimer, when I indexed mankind for re population, I hid seeds from the Didact. Seeds which would lead to an eventuality. Your physical evolution. Your combat skin. Even your ancilla, Cortana. You are the culmination of a thousand lifetimes of planning.“ The Librarian to John-117
4. What do you love most about Halo?
The Story. No matter how many times I play it, I feel like I’m playing it for the first time every time. You get attached to all the characters whether they be UNSC personnel you have to protect throughout the game to the relationship between Chief and Cortana. It makes you laugh… but it will also make you cry. That is what makes the game great.
5. What do you hate most about Halo?
What I hate the most about it really isn’t about the game… but rather the ‚conflict‘ of „You’re either a Halo fan or a COD fan“. When I tell people I play Halo they have to put me and or the game down in some way. It bothers me so much. If you don’t like the game, don’t put it down in a rude way. It will just make me mad. Everyone doesn’t like the same games…
„Tea Bagging“. I absolutely hate when I get Tea Bagged while I play the game… I can accept a defeat. The other team was on their game and mine wasn’t. You don’t have to tea bag me to show me how much you are winning. I don’t care if I know you are not. Please just… don’t.
6. How would you rate your skills in Halo? (1-10)
Oh man, 8 months ago I’d say I was at least a 8… 8.5 at the most… I used to tear up the online multiplayer so much that I used to get some wicked hate mail. Some were a little disrespectful but at least I know I was doing something right. I’ve been called a cheater, modder and everything else under the sun. I even had a „guy“ threaten to „Tell his dad to ban my account and my Xbox forever“ because I was modding. Apparently his dad worked for Microsoft or something. I got so good, me and my friend „KMKZ“ formed our own little ‚Clan‘. KMKZ, Ram and myself were unstoppable in a Big Team battle and SWAT. Though now that I have a full time job I no longer play online multiplayer. I mainly get on to take screenshots for an Instagram page I help run. So I think as of this moment… I’m a 4. 6 if I get to play SWAT.
7. What is your favorite Halo game?
Halo: Reach hands down. That is where it all started for me. There is the music of course and the multiplayer is amazing. (I was one of the ones who pretty much perfected armor lock…got lots of hate mail for that as well). I spent many hours on Firefight. Think I did all I could do on Firefight even before I officially beat the campaign. I was such a noob at Halo I needed all the practice I could get and Firefight was the best place to do so. The Campaign is probably one of the saddest games I’ve played (Besides the end of Halo 4). Kat’s death still is the worst one for me… I still tear up when I have to watch that cut scene.
8. What do you prefer? Campaign or multiplayer?
Good question… Im not sure how to answer. I feel like I should say Campaign…though I normally play the campaign no more than twice all the way through and then I play nothing but multiplayer. So I guess I prefer online multiplayer. Nothing beats a great SWAT game.
9. Which games besides Halo do you play?
I am always behind on games. I never get them as soon as they come out… but I’m currently playing Borderlands 2. My boyfriend and I have finished it but we are going through the DLC. Others I play are Oblivion/Skyrim, Left for Dead(s), Destiny, Pokemon, Zelda, Sims and Age of Empires.
10. If you had to endure one level of any Halo game in real life, which one would it be and why?
Final Escape from Halo CE. I would be like one of those cool guys in the movie trying to run from the bad guys. Instead of people shooting at me with guns, a ship is exploding and collapsing on me. Though I would be all over the place if I were driving. That Puma is really difficult to drive in the first Halo Games.
Thank you Lily!