April 14, 2014
Hey buddies, today is sadly the last week that I'll be covering this Weekend Update. Starting next Monday, both the Weekly and Weekend Updates will be merged to create some kind of super-mega-ultra update, run by Swiftfire. So keep your eyes open for that!
This time in the Weekend Update, we have:
- Matchmaking Update
- Spartan Assault
- Beyond Entertainment Spring Showdown
- Destiny Weekly Update!
- Leaders Wanted!
- Bellwethers News
- Our Gamenight Attendance Roster
Quite a bit being changed around this week! "Proving Grounds" got oddball added, while "Big Team Battle" got Neutral flag added. The new gametype getting started today is "Ninja Assassins." It sounds pretty cool, and here's how it works: You have swords, sniper rifles, and jetpacks, with motion sensors turned off. You get the equivalent of three kills for an assassination. The more kills you get in a row, the more you "level up". The levels are as follows:
Level 1: Shields recharge 2x faster, assassinations perform 2x faster.
Level 2: Shields recharge 2x faster, start charging after 3 seconds, and assassinations perform 3x faster.
Level 3: Shields recharge 2x faster, start recharging after 2 seconds, Assassinations performed 4x faster, and unlimited thruster pack energy.
Can't wait to play it, but that means that the DLC playlist rotated out before I even got a chance to play it. You would have thought two weeks would have been enough, eh?
This week's screenshot topic is PINK. Receptor has made up for past weeks of no entry being accepted by getting two entries accepted this week!
Next week's feature is the map ADRIFT. TI'm having the strangest sense of De Ja Vu all over again. They'll be posting the bulletin on Wednesday, so if you want to get in on the action, you don't have much time.
Something called Community Meld is coming to Spartan Assault. They didn't explain it much, but it looks like they combined Spartan Assault and the 343 app. Meaning they added a mildly community driven element to Spartan Assault. Keep your eyes open!
Beyond Entertainment Spring Showdown
A new Halo 4 tournament has been announced! It's 1v1, and has the same game settings at the Halo 4 Global Championship that happened sometime last year. If you're interested in competing, here's the info!
At Destiny, the news release pretty much told us two things 1: You can play Destiny however you want, whether by yourself, in a group that works together, or in a group that runs all over the place doing whatever they want as long as they're in the same area. 2: They're still testing out the bugs.
Earlier in the week, they released this video about customizing your character. I haven't watched it yet, but it's only a matter of time!
Midland Base News:
And now for the main feature; Midland Base!
New Leaders Needed!
Midland Base can always use more leaders, and we have plenty of work to go around (including managing the Midland Base social pages, as well as other duties)! Even if you aren't thinking of doing something now, I would suggest considering becoming a leader in the near future, sometime before Destiny launches. I assure you all that there will be plenty of work to be done, and more hands are always needed!
If you’re interested in volunteering, or you want to learn more about becoming a Leader, have a look see here and post up your interest! And be sure to indicate if you're signing up or simply thinking about it. If you don't, you might just get Poeted ;)
The Midland Bellwethers are getting very close to full capacity, so check it out before it's no longer available. It's the cool, "it" thing to do right now, so jump on board! Please remember that it is not a skill based team, so even if you don't think you are very good at Grifball PLEASE don't let that stop you!
Don't make Bug play detective and snoop through your file shares and recent screenshots just to get the caption contest done! Especially if you're uploading screenshots for 343i's screenshot spotlight, you might as well join in on the fun!
Gamenight Attendance Roster:
Friday Gamenight (Halo 4), 4-11-14 hosted by Ec1ip53.
- Itz a xboomerx
Classic Saturday (Halo: Reach) 4-12-15, hosted by Poetepoet
Saturday Gamenight (Halo 4) 4-12-14, hosted by SpaceyRose
- I Gamzu I
- Mongo 50
- Major Stick
Sunday Gameday (Halo 4) 4-13-14, hosted by BattleBug85
- Receptor 17
- Itz a xboomerx