Post-Match Report: 514 vs. BBC Halo

Just the facts, people, just the facts. I’m torn, you see.  I play Halo with some great people on the BBC Halo team in London and Manchester. But I learned to play the game with my boys from Montreal, way back when it was Halo: Combat Evolved on the original Xbox.

Naturally I jumped at the chance to play my new clan against my old clanmates from Montreal. My allegiances were sorely tested. Here’s how the matches went:

We started with a game of Free-for-all Slayer on Countdown, just to warm up. Handily won by L0VELE55.

The actual match:

  1. Team Slayer on Powerhouse : BBC wins 100-63, with R0nstar007 on Blue team for MTL.
  2. One-flag CTF on Haemorrhage : A 0-0 draw, as neither team can get it together to make a coordinated attack.
  3. Team Slayer on Boardwalk : This time it’s 92-61 BBC. Moxie goes blue for MTL, and gets royally pwned.
  4. Episode 666 on The Cage : This was a free-for-all of the most manic gametype out there: all rocket launchers, no shields. 14 people on The Cage with settings like this means an average life expectancy of about 6 seconds. Stuka1941 wins it with a +8 K/D spread.
  5. Infection on Sword Base : Another interlude, which allowed R0nstar007 to show his mettle with a sick K/D spread.
  6. Team Slayer on Sword Base : It’s back to the team games with a 94-67 win for the BBC.
  7. King of the Hill on Reflection : This game was VERY close and VERY frantic. Mere seconds apart for the BBC win (helped rather cheekily by the fact that 2 extra BBC players showed up midway through.)
  8. Elite Slayer on Pinnacle : fun with needlers.
  9. Highlander on Zealot : All swords, all the time. Free-for-all sees L0VELE55 takes to the new game with a +14 K/D
  10. SWAT on Paradiso : L0VELE55 still on a roll with a +16, but a very close game.
  11. Invasion on Spire : Finally a MTL victory! A great power core grab by Punkstrife. BBC Hadn’t played this gametype before, and it cost them.
  12. Invasion on Boneyard : The final game of the match, though the teams were getting pretty mixed by this point.

Overall it was a pretty solid BBC win, but there was plenty of switching about anyhow. Personally I really enjoy the playing together part rather than the playing against each other part. Once the match was over, we also had a lot of fun testing Tanith6627’s new map, Promontory. It’s a tight little setup in the Quarry, with plenty of high-low action and good focus. Really strong reviews from this bunch of playtesters, that’s for sure.

So here’s hoping there’ll be a next time . . .