Freno is away on business... or he has a hangover... hell, or both. So I’m filling in as PR guy this week, and as this is the first time I have done one of these news release things I think the actual news I bring this week is a good place to start my mission to usurp Freno’s throne. So down to the task at hand -
Because I rarely speak about the mod on forums or the moddb profile because the other guys beat me to it but, I still check them. I have seen many people post things like ‘how do I get on a beta testing list?’ and ‘come on guys need beta’ (that’s right you know who you are!). Even if you didn’t post you can’t deny the burning desire to get that chance to be one of the first to play the mod. Now is when that hope becomes reality, (for a select few), the Halo First Offensive team require a small handful of beta testers to receive a very early edition of the mod to help us gather data about multiplayer, how the mod runs on different systems, game play and balancing. In the case of this beta, unlike most other betas released by other games, people will not be picked at random for this stage, as we need people who we consider responsible and who we think would give us the most useful feedback and technical data. We also want to be able to reward people who have shown this mod support in the past.
Now ladies and gents on to how you get in on this -
Unlike Microsoft we aren’t packaging our beta with another game, mainly because no game developer asked or offered to pay us to (not that we wouldn’t accept should someone with a large truck of money pull up outside.) We are offering two methods of application: Number one is the one I’m going to talk about now because it’s the only method currently open to you guys. All you gotta do is send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org saying that you would like to join the beta. Also to increase your chances of getting accepted included a small list of your system specs (Dxdiag.txt will do) and why we should choose you, try to resist the urge of lying. When it comes to system specs we will be looking for a wide range so please don’t stop yourself entering if you think your pc specs aren't good enough. This opportunity will close on the 31st July, so get in quick!
The skin was originally created by Dark Ultima, but has been redone by Stealth-011 (aka Tay / The Grunt Council) - to quote Freno - "I dunno, for added nice-ness and detail...ness?" You may have seen this skin before, but I assure you this is the final version of the skin you've seen several previous incarnations of.
So to also quote Freno again here -