HockeyfanModeratorNovember 21 2018 at 7:27 PM ESTPosts: 671
Recently the topic of representatives from each game has come up again. There has been agreement that this is a system we think could work, but one big thing that was thought was that it would be difficult for us to pick people, and it would be better for the community themselves to sound off on who they would want. I want to get the ball rolling on this process by allowing the community to tell us who they think should represent their games. This way, the community's voice gets to be heard on who they think is a strong representative of their game. There are some games currently that have a good amount of representation, and some games that are underrepresented. I'll list the games that I believe are currently underrepresented below.
Halo ODST Halo 4 Halo 5 Halo: Reach(?)
There are a couple mods/admins with knowledge in most, if not all, games. However, these games feel lacking in representation compared to say, Halo 2 or 3.
With all of that being said, don't let this discourage you from posting about games that aren't listed there if you have an opinion on them. That list is just what games, in my opinion, are most in need of representation.
So please give us your opinion on who you think should represent your games.
P.S. - If you have a suggestion for a game that is not your field of expertise, feel free to include that in your post and we will use that if needed. As an example, if we don't receive enough feedback about a particular game, we may consult users from other games opinions on who they think would be a good representative for that game.
Edited by Hockeyfan on November 21 2018 at 8:39 PM EST
I'm very new to HaloRuns as a user/runner, but most certainly not new to Halo, and am generally familiar with most of the seven campaigns' best runners (i.e., Garish for CE, Wolfy/Pedro for Reach, etc.). In any case, I'm not sure what the representative would do, or why they would need to be chosen, so it's hard to theoretically "nominate" someone for such a position.
TL; DR - what do you mean by "representative", and what would they do?
Same as JPIII on what should the representative should do.
But in any case I would say Jangoosed is the option for Reach, he is probably the guy who has all the knowledge of it, since speedruns strats and tricking in general. Also he sharpened 1k virtual pencils in one sit, that is determination.
I really like the idea of representatives, and I’m glad it’s getting attention. I read every single channel in the HaloRuns Discord, so I know a lot about what’s happening with the games and who I think are good people to represent them. That being said, here would be my picks for the underrepresented games:
Halo ODST: This is the community I have the heaviest involvement in, so this is where I’d be most knowledgeable about representatives. I think I would be a good choice (as weird as that is to say) because I am very active in the Discord, know a lot about obscure tricking and strats, and have a good knowledge of the game and a few world records under my belt. Robb would also be a good choice because he holds the most records between us and he streams a good amount.
Halo Reach: Jangoosed is my number 1 choice. He’s smart, incredibly knowledgeable about both tricking and speedrunning, active in the discord, and overall very nice and easy to get along with.
Halo 4: I think the clear choice is probably Egg. He’s very knowledgeable about the game, active in the Discord, and very level-headed.
Halo 5: Renegade or David are great choices. They both know a ton about the game and they’re clearly top runners. However, David is far more active in the community discussion than Renegade is, which is an important thing to consider.
Edited by SleeplessBlue on November 22 2018 at 9:43 AM EST
I agree that more than 1 representative would probably be better for each game.
I can only speak for Halo 5 in the underrepresented games, and honestly, a lot of people there seem to be good choices. DavidSpartan95 is by far the most active runner, so my first vote would go to him. He's also fair and just a great person in general. He'd be a great choice imo. I'd say that Renegade, Nibre Hoshka, and Ecliptyk are also good choices. It would be good to have 1 representative who mainly runs Legendary, and 1 who mainly runs Easy, because those 2 categories are very different and have different needs in Halo 5.