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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
  • Screenshots
  • Spartan Assault
  • Beyond Entertainment Spring Showdown
  • Destiny Weekly Update!
  • Leaders Wanted!
  • Bellwethers News
  • Our Gamenight Attendance Roster

343 News:

Matchmaking Update

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?

Screenshots: Pink

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.

Spartan Assault

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!

Destiny News:

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 ;)

 

  Midland Bellwethers 

 

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!

Caption Contest

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.

  • Ec1ip53
  • Itskilleryo
  • Itz a xboomerx
  • Chipk77
  • Swiftfire101
  • Flunker200
  • SpaceyRose
  • Dredd1973
  • BattleBug85

Classic Saturday (Halo: Reach) 4-12-15, hosted by Poetepoet

    • Poetepoet
    • Battlebug85
    • Harald8700
    • Swiftfire101
    • ShockingResults

    Saturday Gamenight (Halo 4) 4-12-14, hosted by SpaceyRose

    • SpaceyRose
    • I Gamzu I
    • Flunker200
    • Swiftfire101
    • Chipk77
    • Dred1973
    • Mongo 50
    • Major Stick

    Sunday Gameday (Halo 4) 4-13-14, hosted by BattleBug85

    • BattleBug85
    • Itskilleryo
    • SpaceyRose
    • Swiftfire101
    • Receptor 17
    • Itz a xboomerx

    Thanks for reading everybody, and I'll see you all next week. Or on the battlefield before then! Also, vote on my stupid poll!

    4/10/14

    Hey Midland Base, it’s a 10-4 on 4/10 and time for new weekly update. I’m here again for a one week gig. So…sit back, pop a cap, and relax.

    This week we have…

    343 news

    Halo Bulletin

    •  Matchmaking Playlist Update
    •   Big Team Battle Refresh
    •   Community Choice: Proving Ground
    •   Team Slayer Top 200: Season 2 Final Rankings
    •   Community Meld Coming to Halo: Spartan Assault
    •   Beyond Entertainment Spring Showdown
    •   Screenshot Spotlight: Pink

     

    Bungie News

    •   Destiny Launch Date
    •   Destiny BETA
    • The Ultimate Collector's Experience
    •  Bungie Weekly Update - 04/04/2014

    Midland Base News

    •   New Leaders Needed

    •   Midland Bellwethers

    •   Caption Contest

    •  Member Spotlight

    •   Fresh Meat

    • Upcoming Game Nights/Days


    343 news


    Ok, you should be on your second one now and good. We’ve got a lot to cover with the latest Halo Bulletin!


    Halo Bulletin 4/09/14


    Matchmaking Playlist Update


    This coming Monday 343 will introduce Ninja Assassins. I’m not sure but, I thought all Ninja’s were Assassins. Anyhoo, it sounds cool and will be available until April 28th.


    Big Team Battle Refresh

     

    They’re adding Neutral Flag to the Big Team playlist next week and will be played on the following maps:

    ·        Ragnarok

    ·        Exile

    ·        Longbow

    Plus, two more community made maps will be added. Yaaay….not! Nothing personal but, I’m not a big fan of community made maps.

    ·        Excavation

    ·        Panic Station

     

    Community Choice: Proving Ground


    Oddball will return on Monday thanks to everyone who voted the previous week.


    Team Slayer Top 200: Season 2 Final Rankings


    343 has been thinning the leader boards of people using exploits to climb they way to the top. The latest Top Ten are out with a link to the Top 200. I won’t mention any names but, I notice one name that isn’t in the Top Ten…Ooops.

     

    Community Meld Coming to Halo: Spartan Assault


    This is a new Xbox One feature where you can get the latest news and information without leaving the game. Personally, I hope we have the option to not use this feature.

     

    Beyond Entertainment Spring Showdown


    Beyond Entertainment has teamed up with 343 and announced a new tournament to be held on April 26th. It’s a Halo 4 1v1tournament. If you are interested in trying hard against the try hards, you can sign up here.

     

    Screenshot Spotlight: Pink


    Once again our friendly crazy Welshman has made it into the Screenshot Spotlight. Congratulations RECEPTOR 17!!! And for good measure, he got two featured this week…outstanding.

    Piercing Pink


     

    Pinpoint Needle




      Bungie News


    If you’re cave dweller or you’re like me, in that you’ve been purposefully not following the latest Destiny news so that when you do get your hands on it. Your mind will explode. Then, close your eyes and skip down to MB news.


    Destiny Launch Date


    It’s official and has been out for awhile…09/09/2014. The thread is still going strong and you can follow it here.


    Destiny BETA


    Hot discussion on which console will get their hands on it first. You can follow that here.  No news on when the Beta will start but,…if I remember correctly, the Reach Beta was in May…Hhhhmmm.


    Bungie Weekly Update - 04/04/2014


    It looks like they are busy battling the bugs and having too much cake over there. Check out the latest BWU here.

     

    Midland Base News




    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!

     

     

    Midland Bellwethers 


    Our Captain battlebug85 and her minion Lt. SpaceyRose have been concocting something new and wicked for the not so distant future. Keep checking back.  So, you don’t miss out. There’s plenty room if you like to bash things with hammer. Contact either of our fine Grifball leaders to get the 411.


    Caption Contest 4/6/14


    Yep…if there’s screenshot this week, it’s most likely that RECEPTOR guy behind the camera. Congratulations again R17 and congratulations swiftfire101 for providing the caption. Check it out here.


    Member Spotlight 4/8/14


    Congratulations Mongo 50!!! You're in the spotlight again!!! He's one of our plank holders and driving gurus. The party doesn't start until Mongo50 shows up!!! You can check the spotlight out here.


    Fresh Meat


    We’ve a few fresh faces in the house. Welcome aboard to our newest members: Im Invisible x, DJ Jayded, and Major Stick. If you’re new our forums can be overwhelming, check out our Quick Reference Guide to help you through the tough times.


    Upcoming Game Nights/Days


    We’ve got game nights/days tee-ed up this weekend. These are all members only. The times for all events for MB are set to US Central. If you are a new member, these are a great way to meet new people. Don’t forget to read through our Group Game Night Procedures prior to attending.


    Friday Night 4/11/14 @ 2030 in Halo 4 Hosted by Ec1ip53


    Saturday 4/12/14 @ 1500 in Halo:Reach, H3, or ODST Hosted by Poetepoet


    Saturday Night 4/12/14 @ 2000 in Halo 4 Hosted by SpaceyRose


    Sunday 4/13/14 @1500 in Halo 4 Hosted by battlebug85


    Well that’s a wrap folks. Thanks for reading and I hope you found


    something useful. As for me, I’m out suds and searching for a bottle:)


    CYA on the battlefield


    Hit

    silienthit86 Thanks ...
    swiftfire101 LOL This was great Hit! I thoroughly enjoyed it ^_^

    April 7, 2014

     

    Hey friendos, I'm glad to see that you survived another week on this dried up ball of dirt that is hurling through space at an incredible speed! Quite an accomplishment if you think about it. Speaking of accomplishments, here's the weekend update that I painstakingly put together for you today (if you're reading it on Monday). Not as shiny as Swiftfire's, but oh well, sue me.

     

    This time in the Weekend Update, we have:

     

    • Matchmaking Update
    • Screenshots
    • Community Playdate
    • Megablocks
    • Spartan Assault
    • Destiny Weekly Update!
    • Leaders Wanted!
    • Bellwethers News
    • Updated Group Calendar Times
    • Our Gamenight Attendance Roster

    343 News:

    Matchmaking Update

    Not too much going on here. If you're interested in the "Proving Grounds" playlist, go ahead and vote on what kind of gametype should be added to the playlist. Done. Bam. All there is. Ever.

    Screenshots: Grenades

    This week's screenshot topic is GRENADES. This week of screenshots have me convinced that there are entirely too many screenshots being shown here! A handful of them are awesome, but the other half just look phoned in.

    Next week's feature is the color PINK. They're really running out of ideas, huh? They'll be posting the bulletin on Wednesday, so if you want to get in on the action, you don't have much time.

    Community Playdate

    Two weekly updates ago, they mentioned that today (4/7), there is a community playdate. Oddly enough, there is no mention of it as of the last update they released. So... maybe there is a community playdate today?

    HaloMegablocks

    Some new Megablocks were released this last week, including the UNSC Quad Walker! Very cool, if you're into those kind of things. Or if your kids are.

    Spartan Assault

    Spartan Assault is on sale for a limited time. $1.99 on all mobile devices, before settling on $4.99 there after. Also, steam officially has Spartan Assault in its online store.

    Destiny News:

    Sounds like Destiny is crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. While I'm sure there is still tons of big issues to deal with this far out, they're doing things like adding it background art, music, voice overs, and the works! Pretty cool stuff, maybe we'll be seeing the Beta soon!

    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 ;)

     

      Midland Bellwethers 

     

    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!

    Caption Contest

    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!

    Updated Group Calendar Times

    As of last Friday, I updated all of the group calendar times so that they are now correct even with the onset of Daylight Savings Time.

    Gamenight Attendance Roster:

    Friday Gamenight (Halo 4), 3-28-14 hosted by Ec1ip53.

    • Ec1ip53

    Classic Saturday (Halo: Reach) 3-29-15, hosted by Poetepoet

      • Poetepoet

      Saturday Gamenight (Halo 4) 3-29-14, hosted by SpaceyRose

      • SpaceyRose

      Sunday Gameday (Halo 4) 3-30-14, hosted by Silient Hit86

      • Silient Hit86

      Thanks for reading everybody, and I'll see you all next week. Or on the battlefield before then! Vote on my stupid poll 

      April 7, 2014

       

      Hey guys and gals! It's nice to metaphorically see you, because you are metaphorically my friends! Or something like that. I hope your weekend was full of goodies and gumdrops, unless you like baddies and... mug-pickups? Anywho, keep reading before I dig myself into a larger ditch.

       

      This time in the Weekend Update, we have:

       

      • Matchmaking Update
      • Screenshots
      • Community Playdate
      • Megablocks
      • Spartan Assault
      • Destiny Weekly Update!
      • Leaders Wanted!
      • Bellwethers News
      • Our Gamenight Attendance Roster

      343 News:

      Matchmaking Update

      Not too much going on here. If you're interested in the "Proving Grounds" playlist, go ahead and vote on what kind of gametype should be added to the playlist. Done. Bam. All there is. Ever.

      Screenshots: Grenades

      This week's screenshot topic is GRENADES. This week of screenshots have me convinced that there are entirely too many screenshots being shown here! A handful of them are awesome, but the other half just look phoned in.

      Next week's feature is the color PINK. They're really running out of ideas, huh? They'll be posting the bulletin on Wednesday, so if you want to get in on the action, you don't have much time.

      Community Playdate

      Two weekly updates ago, they mentioned that today (4/7), there is a community playdate. Oddly enough, there is no mention of it as of the last update they released. So... maybe there is a community playdate today?

      HaloMegablocks

      Some new Megablocks were released this last week, including the UNSC Quad Walker! Very cool, if you're into those kind of things. Or if your kids are.

      Spartan Assault

      Spartan Assault is on sale for a limited time. $1.99 on all mobile devices, before settling on $4.99 there after. Also, steam officially has Spartan Assault in its online store.

      Destiny News:

      Destiny is hardcore working out the bugs right now, which sounds great! By why is it still five months away when it seems like they're so close? Oh well, MAYBE it'll be a complete game at launch. Many of you see this comment as me being negative, but every game seems to be launch incomplete these days, so I say I'm a realist.

      For those of you who haven't see it yet, the Game Informer issue of Destiny is free to read on their website here. It's definitely well worth the time to read!

      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! Also, please welcome Lenfest to the leader in training rank, and Spacey as a full leader!

      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 ;)

       

        Midland Bellwethers 

       

      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!

      Caption Contest

      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), 4-4-14 hosted by Ec1ip53.

      • Ec1ip53
      • Chipk77
      • Harald8700
      • Itz a xboomerx
      • Itskilleryo
      • SpaceyRose
      • BattleBug85
      • Silient Hit86
      • Lenfest
      • Dredd1973
      • GatlinMcarthur

      Classic Saturday (Halo: Reach) 4-5-15, hosted by Poetepoet

        • Poetepoet
        • Major Stick
        • Itskilleryo
        • Woutertubie
        • Battlebug85

        Saturday Gamenight (Halo 4) 4-5-14, hosted by SpaceyRose

        • SpaceyRose
        • Major Stick
        • Baphom3t
        • Battlebug85
        • Chipk77
        • Ec1ip53
        • MendicantBias21
        • Itskilleryo

        Sunday Gameday (Halo 4) 4-6-14, hosted by Silient Hit86

        • Silient Hit86
        • Swiftefire101
        • SpaceyRose
        • BattleBug85
        • Baphom3t
        • Ec1ip53
        • Flunker200

        Thanks for reading everybody, and I'll see you all next week. Or on the battlefield before then! Vote on my stupid poll here!
        Mongo 50 How come there are two weekend updates? Did I miss a memo...
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