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Will Armor Lock be noob?
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Author:  DonAngel [ Thu May 06, 2010 12:10 pm ]
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Well here's my 2 cents....whatever that means

I don't think the ability will be noob. Will it be utilized often? I don't doubt that but for now it seems to be used the way it was intended and is essential in capture and hold games. Besides it's not terribly difficult to get around this ability.

For starters all you have to do is wait at a safe distance so you won't get hit by the EMP blast. If you have the dash ability just wait behind them and run up to get a free stealth kill after they're done. Simple.

I mean all these armor perks allow players to do things that we can all bitch about which in the end we might as well discuss why bother having them in the first place? Especially if all we're gonna do is complain about them.

Stealth allows players to camp with one kill weapons? Well who didn't see that coming? If that's our complaint we might as well question why stealth is there in the first place other than to allow a player to escape a hostile scene.

Armor Lock I just talked about above.

Jet Pack allows players who don't have one to fly up to unreachable areas and snipe, but that's not something that's impossible for players to overcome.

Dash...I don't have any issues with and don't see why other players should.

I mean all these things are supposed to make the game fun which they do, overcoming obstacles and problem solving is what make games fun after all.

Author:  John Yautja [ Thu May 06, 2010 12:11 pm ]
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Illya Von wrote:
"Angry" "Pissed" Well I wish you could tell me how I feel. I'd say it's more of a frustration factor. The part that I do not understand is how using armor lock can allow you to not get killed by one swipe of a sword or hammer yet the person utilizing the lock can get one hit kills after charging. I see the advantages to this ability there is no reason to state these again.

Illya Von: I just don't want people complaining about this one ability. Also I was just trying to tell you what happened when you hit him. If he had a full ability circle and he used armor lock after that his shields replenish which makes him invicible for a little longer for hitting (grenades are a diferent story). I want none of the abilities to change its balanced out to the fullest I think. Maybe it is frustrating but so is campers with invisibility + shotgun sword or hammer. But thats what makes the game fun. Is not expecting stuff

Quote Fail Much?
There is a QUOTE Button, use it, I cannot understand what you're talking about, is your whole post a Quote or something aghh :?:

Author:  PapaSmurf67 [ Thu May 06, 2010 12:14 pm ]
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ThisIsSparta wrote:
PapaSmurf67 wrote:
rskel wrote:
Armor lock is not noob. It's MUCH less useful than the other perks in about 80% of situations. Just reload, get a bead on them, and let your shields charge up while they sit there.

It's really only that useful in defense (henceforth GUARD). I've yet to encounter a LEGITIMATE issue with this perk, it's much less annoying than the jet pack or stealth, and less tactically useful that the sprint.

Stealth has a radar jamming which allows people to know their coming so I do not find this ability overly frustrating and jet pack exposes and makes you vulnerable and its probably less accurate when shooting while flying (if its not this proves that bungies games are too unrealistic/they need to make shooting in air less accurate)

Nah, I like it the way it is. If the player has the skill to fly and aim then so be it. Is your K/D ratio consistently in the negative?? I bet it is.

You can personally attack me to make yourself feel better but this is merely a forum designed for everyone to state their own opinions. Try improving the silence rather than trying to attack people. I do not need to justify to you the level of my skills on a video game. I do enjoy playing the game probably as much as you do but I certainly do not call people out especially when it is irrelevant to the topic of this thread. I am surprised to see you think that flying and shooting together should not have the consequence of less accurate shooting abilities.

Author:  ThisIsSparta [ Thu May 06, 2010 12:14 pm ]
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^^^^^^^^^Yes. The beauty of Halo is the balance. Note the weakest weapon in the game is also the most powerful. The Plasma Pistol. Any Legendary Vet knows that you must have it to kill enemy shields, then switch to a human weapon to finish the kill.

The abilities also provide a balance if you think about it..

Author:  Illya Von [ Thu May 06, 2010 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Will Armor Lock be noob?

Yes they do I like to use all of them and they really do balance everything out its a beautiful game I think Bungie has created for us.

Author:  kronik1221 [ Fri May 14, 2010 2:22 am ]
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Personally, I find Armor Lock quite useful. It just takes some learning of when, and when not to use it. I've found that in a 1v1 fight and your opponent is in the range of the EMP you can hit LB and lock and he'll be hit, then you can release LB and quickly Melee and get a quick kill. However, using it in any distance fight is suicide. Another trick I've learned is that even in a distance fight, as a last resort you can Armor Lock. From my own experience when you lock most people who have half a brain will usually stop and try and get a bead on your head. I've found that if you can guess when they move to adjust their aim then that's the best time to unlock and make a run for it, although this doesn't work near as well in the open. It's a very defensive ability in nature, but with some practice it can sometimes be used offensively.

On a side note, does anyone else feel an awkward moment when in a 1v1 fight and you both get in close and then end up Armor Locking at the same time? You're just kinda there looking at each other lol...

Author:  Fruban [ Mon May 17, 2010 11:08 pm ]
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I like the shield, but I only use it when it is strategic to use. I don't think it's noob. For many games I don't use it at all because on Sword Base, it's better to have the scout run in to defend before grenades come a-flying while defending. If you're waiting for the shield to go away, just throw a well timed grenade to kill him as he pops out. theres a period of popping out in which he is vulnerable, and unshielded. It's all about the timing. Also, 2v1 skirmishes during a match is part of the game, so I don't think you have a case about being assassinated while waiting. Just be observant and look at your radar for red dots, or crouch and take yourself off the radar while waiting. If you see him shield on a flag, you can still go over and pick up the flag and run off. There's lots of good ways to use it and lots of ways around it. If you try mastering it, the vulnerable moments will become more apparent to you. If you can't master it, it will become apparent that there is skill involved in making it actually work well. :)

Author:  Fruban [ Mon May 17, 2010 11:09 pm ]
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P.S. - You may also notice that at times in other game modes, the choice isn't there. They realize where it would be broken ;) (like king of the hill)

P.S.S. - I think if you hold the shield down for the entire amount of time it breaks your own shield too.

Author:  Leus [ Tue May 18, 2010 11:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Will Armor Lock be noob?

Well I've never seen anyone do anything remotely cool or even really at all useful with armor lock, but I've heard good things so I figure it's probably aight.

...That was not constructive.

Author:  John Yautja [ Thu May 19, 2011 10:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Will Armor Lock be noob?

Cynthia14 wrote:
A lock is a biometric security system of the state

Oh my god, WHO THE HELL, CARES!!!

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