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Old 12-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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On waypoint, the banner shows this image for the article explaining what the achievements are for the crimson map pack:



As you can see, there are nine icons there, while only eight being described in the article (the other 8 add up to the 250g).
The extra icon is the second from the left, the grenade with the X through it.

What do you guys think? Maybe it's an achievement for the next pack or something they accidentally threw in?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Yea I noticed that too. Probably an error. But still, silly 343.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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I think it could be something for the next pack (or maybe it comes along with a single free map that has an unscheduled release).

But we won't be seeing it until next year because of the achievement regulation, right?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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I think they were just fooling around and threw an extra tile in there so they would be as long as the word 'Crimson' itself. Who knows.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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I think they were just fooling around and threw an extra tile in there so they would be as long as the word 'Crimson' itself. Who knows.
Crimson is only seven letters.
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I think they were just fooling around and threw an extra tile in there so they would be as long as the word 'Crimson' itself. Who knows.

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Crimson is only seven letters.
He meant as long as the word "Crimson" on the picture. ;p
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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Why not just make the tiles slightly bigger then?

It makes more sense than putting a random tile in there.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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He meant as long as the word "Crimson" on the picture. ;p
Clearly he didn't understand, thanks

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Why not just make the tiles slightly bigger then?

It makes more sense than putting a random tile in there.
It doesn't make sense but that's just my theory, lol. Lickable had a good idea that maybe we'll see a free map with a single achievement later down the road before Majestic arives.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #9
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Grenade with a "X" on it... could mean buzz kill with a grenade?

EditL KILL JOY. Goddamn it, too much black ops 2.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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More likely a glitchy achievement which they couldn't fix and removed it last minute.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #11
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More likely a glitchy achievement which they couldn't fix and removed it last minute.
The irony of this statement is hilarious.

Considering how ODST works.
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The irony of this statement is hilarious.

Considering how ODST works.
Indeed.

Considering it's icon is a nade I can only assume the achievement is to get a kill from a nade that bounces off 2 different walls to reach it's victim. Unlocked of course by infecting the last man standing in a matchmade Flood game.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:40 AM   #13
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I think that cheevo is something like shoot the grenade on the enemy hand or shoot the grenade out of the air which is threw by the enemy.
No more luck based cheevo plz.

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More likely a glitchy achievement which they couldn't fix and removed it last minute.
I kinda like lemons theory about giving the public a free map that has its own cheevo, would make a cool xmas treat. But that glitchy one makes sense to me, seeing as most things with 4 seem rushed and not completely finished (ie terminals not in game, no open file sharing, no skill rankings, no campaign theatre...blah blah blah).

It was probably something dumb like kill someone by throwing your grenade in a man cannon or gravity lift (who knows maybe it'll surface in the majestic pack).
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #15
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As much as I love lemons theory that they'd release a free map with achievement (really, I do)

1) They can't have achievements with free updates
2) Cold storage was the best, but releasing a free map only happened once (that one bungie day in '08 I believe)
3) Why release the picture with the crimson map pack if it was for a map that would probably be released way later? If I was microsoft/343i, I would release the free map way after the 3 sets of paid maps, as a tribute to having such a great and handsome fanbase.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on any of these accounts
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
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As much as I love lemons theory that they'd release a free map with achievement (really, I do)

1) They can't have achievements with free updates
2) Cold storage was the best, but releasing a free map only happened once (that one bungie day in '08 I believe)
3) Why release the picture with the crimson map pack if it was for a map that would probably be released way later? If I was microsoft/343i, I would release the free map way after the 3 sets of paid maps, as a tribute to having such a great and handsome fanbase.

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But the Mythic II map pack for Halo 3 was released with the Halo 3 mythic disc on October 22nd, 2009 and February 2nd, 2010 on XBLA. Cold Storage was put out over a year and three months before the Mythic II map pack.

And there's been free games with achievements, like on the Windows Phone 7 there's Sudoku, Breeze, Minesweeper, and a few more that I can't think of off the top of my head.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:35 PM   #18
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But the Mythic II map pack for Halo 3 was released with the Halo 3 mythic disc on October 22nd, 2009 and February 2nd, 2010 on XBLA. Cold Storage was put out over a year and three months before the Mythic II map pack.

And there's been free games with achievements, like on the Windows Phone 7 there's Sudoku, Breeze, Minesweeper, and a few more that I can't think of off the top of my head.
True. I was just saying how I'd do it.
Maybe cold storage was free because they realized it would have been half a year between a new map pack (tied to the launches of other halo games, Halo wars and ODST, i believe) so they just threw a free one in the middle to tide us over.

I just remembered that my favorite game (the original Bioshock) had a free 100g achievement added in an update, so I guess there's that. I can't think of any recent games getting free achievements in updates though. Free (and usually shitty games) sure, but not retail ones.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:40 AM   #19
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The image could have been designed while the pack was in testing, and they decided to remove the achievement before submitting the pack to Microsoft.

Or, they could have left the achievement there, but an error was made and only 8 achievements were submitted.

They seem like plausible theories.
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Or, they could have left the achievement there, but an error was made and only 8 achievements were submitted.
If that was case, shouldn't the point values reflect another achievement on the list? That would add up to more than 250 points limit of achievement points per DLC.
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If that was case, shouldn't the point values reflect another achievement on the list? That would add up to more than 250 points limit of achievement points per DLC.
Good point, I hadn't thought of that. It's been so long since I noticed the GS values of an achievement, as I only go for the achievements themselves.
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I'm guessing no one still knows about this
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Speaking about bungie day, there was rumors/speculation over on waypoints forum that 343i wanted to create their own day on December 9th (which is the 343rd day of the year) and they'd announce/release something special, but nothing ever happened.

Even the map pack came on the 10th and would have been neater for them to have it on 9th if it was ever their intention to create their own studios day.
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Maybe the extra icon is from the next set of achievements, and this is some kind of hint for us?
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