HFFL Spartan Company Commendations to work on.

Below are the remaining level 3 commendations the HFFL Spartan Company needs to work on to get the Achilles armor.

HFFL Commendations Aug 16 to get

We are getting very close on the top 4 of those. It’s the bottom 3 we need to pay attention to.

I will accept new members until August 16. At that time, new membership will be suspended until such time as we get the Achilles armor. Then I will once again open it up for new members. This is to ensure that people aren’t just joining to get the armor, then leave.

If you want to join, you have 11 days in which to do so. Send a request to join here:

https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/spartan-companies/halofanforlife

There should be a link there for you to sign up. In doing so, you MUST be VERY active. Since we are very close to getting the armor, I will not allow for inactive people to sign up and get the armor for no work towards it. I will be monitoring member activity DAILY. From Aug 16 until we get the armor. New members that join between now and the 16 MUST play at least 20 games within three days (straight). If you cannot maintain this amount of gameplay, you will be removed from the company. Members who are currently in will be monitored for activity but on a different scale as most of those have been members for awhile.

Also, to all of my Lieutenants of the Company, from Aug 16 until we get the Armor, you will be temporarily demoted to member. This is to ensure that we do not get a flux of new members without my knowledge, and more importantly, ones who are not active.

So recruit now!

Fourth Annual HFFL LANstravaganza!

hffl for sal

Every August, I hold a LAN party. This year is no different. In fact, just TWO weeks from tomorrow, I’ll be hosting the FOURTH annual HFFL LAN event.

I had hoped to make this a big event, though that wasn’t in the cards this year. So hopefully next year.

As for the event itself, it will be from noon-8pm EST on August 13 AND 14. The first time the HFFL LAN will be a TWO-DAY event!

This is being held in Pittsburgh, PA. (As it always is, due to this being my home city.) Continue reading

Been busy with Firefight, how about you?

I’ve been playing so much Warzone Firefight and Forging that I’ve not posted on the blog for almost a week…apologies…

At any rate, Firefight has been such a grand time. If you haven’t played it, you NEED to. If you’ve only played a little, get back in there and shoot up some Covies and Prometheans!

I’ll get some articles out later today (Thursday).

I have planned a fan interview, some Halo Mega Bloks news, and of course Halo 5 news.

Thanks for sticking with me folks. It continues to be my honor to bring you news from around the Haloverse/Domain!

HFFL Spartan Company Commendations as of 6-7-16

We’re getting much closer to unlocking the Achilles Armor!

The graphic below shows our Spartan Company Commendation progress as of this writing (6-7-16). I took the liberty adding the bigger numbers to highlight where we’re at and which one we need to focus on.

The level 3 commendations are the most important to get to the next level as that means we will have unlocked the Achilles armor.

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Still down for the count…

Well, I had planned to have an article today on the Phaeton Helios. I got some work done on the graphics, but my back couldn’t take sitting that way for too long.

Pas you may have read yesterday, I hurt my back. Looks like I’m going to need another day. grrrr…

Hang with me folks, normal blogging to resume shortly.

New articles coming tomorrow!

I’d have had these up today, however, I sprained my back gardening…

Anyway, tomorrow, I plan to have an article on the Phaeton Helios, that was just released in the Momories of Reach update.

May also have something for Halo 5’s campaign.That one depends on how much better I feel tomorrow.

Sal

Im looking for a few great Halo fans to help here at HFFL!

Want to be a part of a Halo Community? Want to help make it grow? HaloFanForLife.com could use your help.

I’m looking for:

  • Talented video editors (Youtube) to help make videos for HFFL. These would include gameplay, news, reviews, and more.
  • Are you a writer? I’m looking for at least two people to write articles for HFFL. Specifically, I need someone who is heavily in tune with Halo eSports. If selected, you would be responsible covering all of the Halo Championship series tournaments. This doesn’t mean you need to go to them. Rather, you would need to post up to date brackets, commentaries on pro gameplay and such. As well, if there are any major roster changes for the popular pro teams you would be expected to report on that. Again, this will require someone who knows the pro scene well, not just someone who is casually interested.
  • Forge specialist. This position will require a person with extensive knowledge of Halo’s Forge.
  • Web Design. Specifically, I’m looking for someone who can design a great Forum. As I don’t want to have to pay for another site, you will need to be versed in how to build Forums using some form of free forum service. Continue reading

HFFL’s Official Halo 5 Spartan Company: Progress towards Achilles Armor!

Folks, if you still have not joined a Spartan Company or are unhappy with the one you’re in for whatever reason, consider joining HFFL’s Spartan Company.

We’ve just recently gone over 50 members of the 100 member limit cap.

HFFL SparCom member size

As well, we are progressing nicely towards the Achilles Armor that is exclusive to only those persons who have joined a Spartan Company AND have completed level 3 in ALL company Kill Commendations. The Helmet is achieved by completing level 5 of all kill commendations. Continue reading

HFFL is now streaming on Twitch!

I’ve finally decided to start streaming Halo. Been doing this for about a week now. From now on, my plans are to stream every time I’m playing Halo.

To check out the stream, go to twitch.tv/halofanforlife.

I mostly play ion the evenings Eastern Standard Time.

As for the chat during the stream, I likely won’t be able to respond to that so quickly as I”m using an iPad to view it while gaming. The text is tiny, so it’s a bit hard for me to read it. I’ll do my best until a better option is made available though. If you chat via XBOX’s Twitch app, I won’t be able to see that at all as I don’t like having apps snapped. It takes up too much of the screen for my tastes.

I’m back (with an explanation)

Wow, it’s been nearly a month since a post has been put up. There are reasons for that though.

It started off with me downloading an update for WordPress. Along with that, I had been looking into changing a little bit of the look to the blog. That required me changing some code…. That is where things went wrong….

The update for one really slowed things down for me on the backend of the site. It was taking forever to upload graphics for example.

The big issue came though when I went to change just a few lines of code. I thought I had the right code and in the right place. Nope…. This in effect not only halted me being able to post, but actually shut me out of my site for about 2 weeks. I tried desperately to get help from WordPress and was given so many different answers that I didn’t know which was right or not.

I called up my hosting service and after talking with 6 people finally found someone who was versed in WordPress. He was able to help me get back into my site. For those of you following me on Twitter, you may have seen my post that said blogging would be back to normal. Well, I thought it would have been then… That didn’t happen as planned. I still needed to fix coding. Yikes, this got very frustrating.

Thankfully, over the weekend, I finally got things straight. Had another update to do and was a bit apprehensive about doing that, but I did. So now things are working and I can post again.

My sincere apologies for those of you who look to HFFL for your Halo news. One lesson I’ve learned is to NOT change code.

Anyway, now that things are good, I’m going to be playing catch up for the last month’s worth of Halo news. So forgive me if you’ve already read those bits of news elsewhere.

Sincerely,
Sal

Articles coming this week!!

Now that we are past Christmas, I’ll be reviewing the Halo related stuff I got. These will include:

• Halo Mega Bloks
• Jakks Pacific Master Chief
• Sandboxr 3D Printed Spartans
• Boomco Halo dart guns

On that note, if YOU received Halo related gifts, please feel free to send me pics at sal@halofanforlife.com. I’ll post those here on the blog to show what other fans what you folks received for the holidays.

As well, now that Forge has been out for a little bit, I’m going to post a series of tutorial videos from ForgeHub. I’ve dabbled in Halo 5’s Forge myself and will give a some text commentary after each video.

-Sal

A VERY Merry Christmas from HaloFanForLife.com to YOU!

This is my first go at making something in Halo 5’s Forge. Given the time of the year, I thought it only appropriate to make a Christmas tree. I used several effects here to make offset blinking lights. Signs and radar dishes filled in for ornaments. Both a Covie and regular fire at the top in place of a star. (There actually IS a star at the top, but it’s too small to see in the pics and vid.

HFFL 2015 Christmas Card

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My age requirement policy for the blog and gaming with me.

I feel the need to bring this up as last night a fan of two years decided to no longer follow me, due to my age policy.

First, the blog itself is kept at a PG-13 rating as best as I can. There have been a few rare exceptions.

Second, when signing up to be a subscriber, you should be 18 one older. Now some may ask why that is when I maintain a PG-13 blog? Well, simply put, it is for those times when I might post something not suitable for below 18.

Now, I’m not going to kid myself here. I know that teenagers and younger kids have heard all sorts of bad language or seen violence in video games, movies, etc. However, as an adult, I feel I need to be responsible in that I not perpetuate those things to those younger than adult age.

This brings me to my point regarding the now, lost fan. Continue reading

Keep your calendars open for the middle of August, 2016…

This is a early post in preparation for next year’s HFFL event. Now normally, this is where I say it’s going to be a LAN event. Not this time! Nope! I’m planning on something MUCH bigger!

I’m talking mini convention size, to start. I’m inviting all sorts of Halo communities to come to the event and set up a booth so that they can promote their communities.

Along with that, there will be a full fledge FFA tournament. AND…a 4v4 tourney as well. For REAL money, not just prizes as I’ve had the last three years.

To get this off the ground it’s going to take a lot of work and a good bit of funding. I’m going to need your help on this. I’m setting up a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for the event. I’d like to ask you all to not just take a look (and hopefully donate), but also pass the word along to all of your fellow Halo fans.

I’m looking for sponsorship as well. This in the form of prizes for contests, door prizes, etc. Hoping to have something for each attendee. Speaking of contests, the event will have a costume contest. There will be different parts to this. Spartans will be one category, Covenant and Promethean two others and a miscellaneous Halo category. The winners of each of the four categories will then go to a final round for ‘costume of the event’. Continue reading