D0328 T2040 Y2007TTL Salute to the Ghostbuster

These marauding packs of hovercraft pilots comprise the Biker Gangs of the Halo Nation, waving to each other as they pass on the streets of Headlong or Terminal. They are the stunt fighters of any respectable mechanized-infantry. They boost a blue-streak through the warzone, riding on dual-contrails of pimpin’ energy. While anyone can assume the controls of a Ghost, it is the Ghostbuster that belongs on the stick of that craft before all other gamers in their raiding party.

If you can hear that undulating engine approaching, it may already be too late for you, friend. That big, fat, red blip on the six of your motion tracker is a monster, come to devour you for lunch like a flying purple people eater. You can bob. You can weave. Hold onto that blue key all you want, Jack. The Ghostbuster is harder to rope than a Unicorn.

The Ghost, in and of itself, is easy to underestimate. It’s light. It’s fragile – easy to counter with a well placed plasma grenade. In the right hands, however, that little chariot can become the most dangerous craft in the fracas. Strafing a vicious circle around ‘Hog Teams and Tanks of all variety and origin, a Ghostbuster can take down larger vehicles like the cheetah that hamstrings the elephant.

A Ghostbuster who has honed their craft is essential to any Big Team load-out. They are the Scouts. They are the Rocket Shoppers. They are first into the fray, fearless and dangerous and secure in their skills. A daredevil Ghostbuster is the designated Sniper Hunter for any team. The message is clear: “You want to no-scope something, you long-barreled camper? Take a shot at my oversized nose – all the better to splatter you with. Catch me if you can, because here I come for you.”

For the battle-hardened Ghostbuster, the Splatter Medal is the prize of choice. The Ghost itself is fronted by an anti-personnel battering ram to be feared by all. The guns on the front are best employed to make targets dance like the drunk in the saloon. Splatter-thirsty pilots will spray your feet with plasma bolts, just hoping that it panics you into the nice, lazy arc of a jump. It is at that moment that you become their quarry. You provide the bump and the set. They provide the spike. Your final mistake on that particular spawn concludes with a solid punting of your ragdoll to the other side of the map. Thank you for flying the unfriendly skies.

Let’s hear it for the Ghostbuster, Halo Nation! Who you gonna call?

Take a bow, Mister!

Posted by XerxdeeJ

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    Demag0gue wrote...

    I can do nothing more than be envious of the Ghostbuster. I can only dream about that type of driving.

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    Stuicide wrote...

    A Ghostbuster can change the entire game. I love it when we can get someone to take out the sniper or the tank or chase the Hog…

    It’s the fastest and deadliest way across any map and Drizz is beastly in it.

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    Kaiavatar wrote...

    ahhh to not get shot outta the seat everytime I go near that lovely contraption.

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    zeuz patter wrote...

    I was on that game from the stat pic, and I must say, that has been by far the best Ghostbuster accion I have ever seen.

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    Alekat wrote...

    So that’s why you’re supposed to shoot at their feet…I never got that.
    I still need to learn the ins and outs of the ghost.

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    Quikthnkr wrote...

    If there is anything more satisfying than killing a Wraith tank with a Ghost I would be hard pressed to name it.

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