D0206 T1444 Y2008Humpday Challenge Recap

When you say “good game” to someone from Bungie Studios, the eponymous phrase carries with it a double-edged meaning:
1. You played well, and we enjoyed playing you.
2. Thank you for this fantastic platform for interaction.

On the Wednesday that fell on February 6th, at long last, a delegation from the Official Halo Clan of Tied the Leader had the chance to partake in this privilege. When posed with the question of who [among 118 TTL Gunslingers] would challenge the creators of our favorite virtual warzone, we selected some of the members that had a hand in founding our [perhaps not so] humble band of gamers.

On the other side of the match-up, adorned with crowns wrought from flame, were some gamers whose careers we had followed with great interest. We knew all all the news [that was fit to print] about their trials and tribulations in keeping us occupied and entertained. Until the evening of our challenge, we had been waiting for an opportunity to show them how much fun we have playing their game.

As the dance card suggests, our team was not engineered to bring home a resounding win. Such was not at all our concern. This was not our wrecking crew, any more than this was a grudge match. We fielded a welcoming committee. This was our entourage of ambassadors. If you crave the results from the scoreboard, you are welcome to peruse them at Bungie.net – along with the most colorful of commentary, provided by Lukems.

For the Gunslingers, this was our chance to rub elbows [and swap lead] with the people who enable us to enjoy the experience that is provided to us by playing Halo 3 via Xbox Live. Being a clan in the Halo Nation has added friendships to our lives. It has enriched the time we have logged ridding the couch. It has given us an outlet for our creativity.

It’s hard to shoot at someone that you appreciate for those reasons. It is with mixed emotions that you read words like “You killed Thug Larz”. You almost don’t want to extinguish those flames.


Bungie, we say thankya.
Thanks for the games.
Thanks for the game itself.

Further to the point of creativity, check out the panoramics from TTL’s resident auteur El Burritoh. If you want a truly unique keepsake from a challenge, always field an artist.








Posted by XerxdeeJ

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  1. #LINK D0206 T1849
    TTL Stuicide wrote...

    It was a great matchup and I had a lot of fun.

    Thanks for the games Bungie.

  2. #LINK D0206 T1911
    El Burritoh wrote...

    I still say the flames provide immunity to headshots.

  3. #LINK D0206 T1929
    kbcmmm7667 wrote...

    How did you get your screenshots to look like paintings? Can you show/explain?

  4. #LINK D0206 T1942
    Alekat wrote...

    Wow so it finally happened. Congratulations on carrying the humpday. After seeing that you guys won the Multi-Flag CTF game 2-0 I didn’t need to read any more of the Bungie writeup. Sweet screenshots too.

  5. #LINK D0206 T1948
    TTL Demag0gue wrote...

    Looks like it was a great time!

  6. #LINK D0206 T2153
    pastor wrote...

    great games Bungie! it was a real treat and hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to play side-by-side rather than across the aisle sometime soon.

    keep up the great work!

  7. #LINK D0206 T2203
    AnTi PRO wrote...

    Those are some nice screenshots! Good job guys.

  8. #LINK D0206 T2211
    Jironimo wrote...

    Wow! Those are quite possibly the most beautiful screens of H3 I’ve ever seen. Good work.

  9. #LINK D0206 T2305
    Monte wrote...

    great job guys. Thanks to bungie for making this possible and for creating such a beautiful game. GOOD GAME FTW!!

  10. #LINK D0206 T2319
    TTL zeuz patter wrote...

    The end of a quest unfolds the beggining of a new one. Now if we could only take over the world… together…
    Congratulations to everyone who made this happen, we al say Thank ya.

  11. #LINK D0206 T2336
    bs angel wrote...

    That was the best Humpday Challenge writeup I have ever read.

    Thank you indeed. :)

  12. #LINK D0207 T0009
    HammerShot wrote...

    Welcome to the Club. Now we just need to settle that tie.

  13. #LINK D0207 T0225
    El Burritoh wrote...

    There’s a club? Sweet!

  14. #LINK D0207 T0356
    L0coM0tive wrote...

    Good work fellas! Thanks for the game Bungie, wouldn’t be a humpday without H3.

    Awesome roster pics, btw, although I think Stu is a little too old in his…

  15. #LINK D0207 T0719
    SG Noodles wrote...

    Nice work TTL. As much as we all love to see the Bungie Crew win, they couldn’t have lost to a cooler bunch of gamers.

  16. #LINK D0207 T1237
    Quikthnkr wrote...

    Yay! Nobody does it better. Way to go TTL and thanks to Bungie for finally giving us a shot at their warm soft underbelly. ;D

    Thanks for the best game ever Bungie.

  17. #LINK D0207 T1308
    Eisen Feuer wrote...


  18. #LINK D0207 T1320
    Jungle Animal wrote...

    Nice work guys. It looks like a great time was had by all.

  19. #LINK D0207 T1556
    TTL Jericho wrote...

    I would never want to belong to a club that would have me as a member.

  20. #LINK D0207 T1701
    Drew wrote...

    haha nice guys good job
    P.S i love lupes

  21. #LINK D0208 T1256
    DethSpune wrote...

    Those pictures look incredible! Very cool.

  22. #LINK D0208 T1632
    KP wrote...

    Great job guys, great write-up Deej. And thanks for the wallpaper.

  23. #LINK D0209 T0006
    TTL Fouch wrote...

    I go out of town for a few days and we get a humpday challenge? I kid of course. Glad to see everyone had a good time.

  24. #LINK D0211 T2019
    TTL Cleanbeats wrote...

    Awesome job by all involved!!! Hard fought battles no doubt. And awesome pics Burritoh, they make very nice wallpaper.

  25. #LINK D0212 T2038
    KeN wrote...

    Yo, i was wondering if my clan UMP-45 could at anytime play you guys (Bungie) 2v2 or 3v3 we are currently rnked #9 in 3v3 on www.halo3league.com hopefully we’ll play you guys and good game TTL

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