Four Things To Do in Forge
October 22, 2007 15 Comments
Halo 3 has an awesome new feature called Forge which allows you to insert various game objects absolutely anywhere your little heart desires onto preexisting maps. You can make some fun, interesting, or just plain weird altered maps that your friends can then access via file sharing. Some people are using Forge to create awesome gametypes like “Sandtrap Race” (seriously, go download this gametype and map, it is amazingly fun). Here are a few other things you can do with this wondrous feature.
Propose to Your Significant Other
Please be warned that this will only be successful if your significant other is an avid gamer. If your other half despises your obsession with all things Xbox, proposing using Halo 3′s Forge mode might bring you an angry slap in the face instead of the yes you were dreaming of. Assuming your partner in life is also your partner in gaming, asking her hand in marriage this way should be a walk in the park. The easiest phrase to spell out would be “Marry me” but dressing it up would definitely earn you some bonus points. Pretty polka dots made from power ups as a border or a big beautiful ring with an activated bubble shield as the diamond would help you hit that home run. A Forge proposal, who could say no to that?
Craft a Greeting Sentiment Card
If you spell out “Happy Birthday” on Forge mode and save the image at a hosted site such as Photobucket, every time a friend’s birthday rolls around you simply have to send them that image via email. Think of how much time and money (no more stamps!) this one could save you. Besides the basic written phrase, another option would be to create a birthday-themed image such as candles from sniper rifles (with fusion coils as the flames) or a layered birthday cake decorated with grenades. After creating your stock birthday image from a screenshot, personalize it by using your paint program to scribe their name across the bottom. Bonus points if you can pull off the Halo font. It just doesn’t get much better than a Halo-themed birthday message.
Make an Amusing Image
Most people will be doing the horribly uncreative images like all of the call outs from Burial Mounds. Remember those? Sniper in the twins, rockets by the phallic shaped rock, the list of innuendos on that map were endless. Stand out and do something amazing. MishKabob did one of Homer Simpson that turned out really good. Choose one of your favorite characters from a comic book, a video game, a movie, anything that is fairly well known and then focus on the head when crafting your image to make it instantly recognizable. As random as this seems, I think a Forge created Medusa would be absolutely amazing. Just don’t look directly at her in your completed screenshot.
Spell Out Your Catch Phrase
Do you have a particular phrase that you use so often that you are known by those words? Think of how awesome it would be to have that spelled out in Halo weapons and vehicles. You could then save your image and insert it into your forum posts. Every time you wanted to use that phrase, you could instead put in the image via html tags and your sentiments would be made crystal clear. To really make a personal statement, you could craft your phrase out of your signature weapon. My phrase would be “your mom” and it would be made out of shotguns that shoot glitter. Or maybe I would make a tent out of batte rifles with a mauler hiding inside. Oh, the possibilities are endless.
If you had the time to create absolutely any image you wanted using Forge, what would you make?