HT Update - 10 Feb
Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:24 AM
Two whole months without an update? That Head Journalist sure is lazy.
Regular featured tracks shall be making a return. Approximately once per month a stand out track will be chosen for feature by the HaloTracks staff. If lots of tracks are posted, tracks will be featured more often. We have decided not to bring back community voting at this point in time as we believe it will not receive the desired amount of votes. Be active on the forums and we shall bring back the voting.
Only tracks that are posted in the HaloTracks map gallery will be eligible for feature so make sure all your tracks are posted there. If you need screenshots of your tracks then make a request in the Screenshot Request Thread.
Elite Map Makers
WhiskeyWarm and Lord FluffBall have been promoted as our first Halo 4 +Elite Map Makers. They have proven that they are currently the best map makers on HaloTracks by making lots of high quality tracks and posting them in our map gallery.
If you are interested in trying to become an elite map maker then read the elite map maker requirements.
EoE Oh SNAP has been promoted as our newest Code Monkey. EoE will assist the other code monkeys with the coding for the site as he develops his coding skills.
The code monkeys are currently hard at work revamping the tournament system that was initially created by Killer200O and other unmentioned contributors. This system will include exciting features such as semi-automated tournament hosting, racing leaderboards, map leaderboards, betting, true skill & experience ranking (similar to the ranking in Halo 3), and much more. This unique system will be unmatched by any other Halo site. We will be releasing an ALPHA of the tournament system soon. Stay tuned for more information.
Mad Hatter, Zerker24 and EoE Oh SNAP have had many sleepless nights coding this tournament system. They have truly done an amazing job so far and been mostly unnoticed for it. Please thank and support them for their hard work and dedication to the site.
If you would like to help then please start hosting and entering tournaments to increase the amount of tournament activity for when the system gets released.
343 Industries have finally activated the in game file browser. The new features that are now available are custom search filters, most downloaded files and most recommended files. Maps can still be downloaded using the same method of searching for the map maker's file share. The complete file browser that includes direct links to maps will be released at the end of February.
HT Supercross is currently hosting races for their fifth season. To sign up for HT Supercross and join their races, visit the HT Supercross forums.
The Dirty Racing League is now hosting four tournaments per week and giving sign up priority to those that have not yet raced in a DRL tournament on any given week. This will ensure that everyone has a chance to race. To sign up for the DRL squad and join their tournaments, visit the Dirty Racing League forums.
The HaloTracks YouTube channel is soon going to be revived. Make sure you subscribe now so that you do not miss any of the future videos. The best video editors on HaloTracks shall be making videos for this channel and only the highest quality videos will be featured. If you consider yourself to be a good video editor and want to make Halo racing related videos for the channel then keep an eye out for information about how to submit videos to the channel.
One of the videos that will be uploaded to the channel is a monthly top 10 track countdown. This series is hosted by Masta Hippie and Purple Dinosaur and only includes tracks that are posted in the HaloTracks map gallery. Post your tracks in the gallery for your chance to get in the countdown.
Some HaloTracks members also run their own YouTube channels that feature Halo racing videos. Subscribe to their channels to stay up to date with all the latest race tracks.
ProForgeRacing run by CoookkieMonster
transforgers run by Tripmine413, JDOG0604, ORACLE BALL, xUnknownGamingx, and KSI Milk Man
DemolitionTurtle run by llehctim4
MinimumWageGamers run by Lord Fluffball
YouxxGotxxOwned run by YouxxGotxxOwned
Use your freedom
This is just a reminder that anyone can host any form of event such as challenges, contests or tournaments on HaloTracks provided you use an acceptable format and follow through with hosting responsibilities. We would also like to encourage everyone to be active on the forums by entering events, posting your tracks in the gallery and commenting on other people’s maps. Commenting on maps is currently one of the only ways to earn you HT points and will increment your post count.
Submit your own challenges in the submit a challenge forum.
Submit your own tournaments in the submit a tournament forum.
Enter tournaments in the open tournaments forum.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:33 AM
My Youtube channel: DemolitionTurtle - Halo Racing and Forging
Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:36 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:32 AM
Em0 : oh and apparently jeff is also gayfag
Em0 : silly top poster
^Jeffh3962 : That's actually Mrs. Gayfag.
Em0 : Well suck my balls, Mrs. Gayfag
Purple Deanosaur : well i have 2 penises
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:07 PM
Before the Alpha is released, we'll be posting information is great detail about how to use the HT Tournament System, every feature you will see, you'll be able to host real tournaments that will rank your Alpha skill on the leaderboards, and, most importantly, be giving us helpful feedback and pointing out errors you come across.
Oh, and Masta, I may get fawnkay in my pants when I look at that HT Update banner. So, so hawt.
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