Halo Wars
Halo Wars Suffers Catastrophic Leaderboard Reset
Written Thursday, July 30, 2009 By Dan Webb
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Robot Entertainment, the company looking after the wellbeing of the Halo Wars franchise, have recently reported that a recent Xbox Live glitch has cause them to lose all the leaderboard data, with a chance it could be gone forever.

"An Xbox LIVE technical issue wiped all Halo Wars Xbox LIVE Leaderboards earlier today. This includes all singleplayer, multiplayer and Trueskill™ leaderboards, as well as all matchmaking data. At this time it’s unknown if the data can be restored, resulting in the Halo Wars Leaderboards being reset to original Launch Day status. The Xbox LIVE team is investigating the cause, and they will provide an update to the situation as soon as possible."

"We at Robot Entertainment apologize for the LIVE technical issue and any frustration players have experienced in having their statistics disappear from the Leaderboards"

I just hope that many out there weren't too close to getting their "General" achievement because this news could come as a bit of a wounder.

[Update:] Fortunately, I'm getting reports that EXP is okay and is still alive and kicking. So General chasers, fear not. Suppose that's something, right?


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Comment #1 by Matt x360a
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:42:38 AM
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unlucky for some hahahahaha i havent got halowars but this is funy to hear

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Comment #2 by TrmrChrist
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:43:24 AM
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Comment #3 by xCHICKEN DIXx
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:44:09 AM
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that suck's glad i don't play halo

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Comment #4 by GI AnThRaX
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:45:06 AM
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Glad i got my general achievement before this happened.

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Comment #5 by omen66
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:45:28 AM
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thats really bad. thankfully i havnt started the general achievement as i would be pi$$ed if i was near the achievement

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Comment #6 by dragon strife 1
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:48:50 AM
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glad i dont play online :) great game , not great online

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Comment #7 by Htimsdrof
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:48:58 AM
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Comment #8 by MattyBoosh
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:49:34 AM
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#8 What an intelligent soul you must be.

Back on topic - that must be pretty shite for all those playing with Halo Wars. Whoops!

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Comment #9 by MattyBoosh
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:52:01 AM
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Ok, the original #8's post was deleted.

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Comment #10 by cloud7str1fe
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 07:56:31 AM
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Comment #11 by Astrex
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:00:56 AM
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Epic Fail!

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Comment #12 by Homicidal_inc
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:05:33 AM
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This is Why I play Gear's O and MadBalls!

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Comment #13 by shanesy hayes
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:10:55 AM
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this sucks only had 20000 left b4 i got my general. o well i hope they fix it soon, heres to no life for the next 33 days again

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Comment #14 by Cody Br00t4l
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:14:20 AM
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Good thing I don't have a taste for bad games then. =]=]=]

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Comment #15 by RvB Xx Donut xX
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:15:08 AM
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"I just hope that many out there weren't too close to getting their "General" achievement because this news could come as a bit of a wounder."

Yeah all they are gonna lose are the stats not the experience -_-

Stop shit stirring for no reason.

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Comment #16 by Nuffzx
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:15:26 AM
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That sucks feel bad for all those people who been trying to get it :/

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Comment #17 by kizwiz
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:18:10 AM
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Damn im playing this right now..
Only started playing yesterday..
Not near the General thing though so all is good but that sucks

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Comment #18 by Slegger
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:20:58 AM
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Haha that sucks

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Comment #19 by Infomouse
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:21:24 AM
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Comment #20 by Edable Giraffe
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:21:43 AM
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Neither mine, nor my friends scores were reset. Strange :/

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Comment #21 by macd
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:23:39 AM
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LOL, I haven't got Halo Wars (I haven't even played the demo that I downloaded when it was released yet!) but this is really funny for those not affected, but must majorly suck for those who are.

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Comment #22 by theboycharlieb
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:25:16 AM
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That Blows! I Am Not A Big Fan Of Halo... But I Feel For The People. If It Happened To Anyone Of Us At Our Favorite Game... Our Comments Will Be Different. But Hey Its A Game... New Page To Start On! Sorry Guys!

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Comment #23 by abigfrog
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:26:21 AM
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Not so good for some people :S

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Comment #24 by xGoRmSx
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:27:46 AM
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If you dont like it why the fuck are you commenting on it =|

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Comment #25 by penguins67
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:29:32 AM
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i was almost sergeant. :(

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Comment #26 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:34:15 AM
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=( I didn't even recieive the second rank cheevo and I really don't play online but that kinda sucks.

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Comment #27 by Ooyah
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:38:04 AM
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Man, that's awful.

This may be a naive question, but is none of this data ever backed up? One problem occurs, and it all just goes? You would have thought that they would do backups at least once a week... in that way, people don't lose everything.

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Comment #28 by Alex933
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:39:22 AM
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someone got fired

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Comment #29 by Wee Benny 2k7
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:40:31 AM
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Ffs.. >.

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Comment #30 by Vapourise
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:43:45 AM
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wow. i was in top 10 on all the leadorboards -.- i was rank 1 in the world on reinforements 2v2, ffs this sucks.

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Comment #31 by CunningFox
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:49:45 AM
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Luckily I never had enough patience with this game to go for general.
I'll just keep playing Kane and Lynch.

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Comment #32 by Com_Raven
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 08:50:51 AM
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But XP is not reset, is it? My service record still shows my XP, and how much I need to level up. I think those hunting for General should be okay...

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Comment #33 by RECKLESS x360a
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:05:19 AM
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I could see people contemplating suicide after hearing this. All those people no lifing that general achievement and end up losing their data lol.

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Comment #34 by AgEnT STARZz
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:07:36 AM
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dammm i was close to the Lt achievement

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Comment #35 by LoneStar647
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:10:37 AM
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Epic fail. MIne wasn't reset. LOLLOOLLOLLOLOLOLLOLLLL

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Comment #36 by Reaper_Grim
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:14:37 AM
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i'm curious if it only affected those that were online at the time, seeing how a lot of people that have posted comments have not lost their stats... curious.

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Comment #37 by ferrara316
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:17:31 AM
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i thought this was supposed to only happen to games like Gears? Now Halo fanboys have something to complain about lol

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Comment #38 by IceKingz
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:22:16 AM
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Well seeing as it's just a LEADERBOARD reset it will probably only affect those that had high rankings on them, NOT for exp. That's probably why everyone's still saying they have their exp.

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Comment #39 by Boosta
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:22:19 AM
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it's funny reading some of the nerdrage over this.

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Comment #40 by KoolAid055
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:23:01 AM
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Has anyone else noticed how many times this Robot Entertainment company mentions that it was an Xbox Live glitch and no fault of their own?

"An Xbox Live technical issue"
"We...apologize for the Live technical issue"

I could see someone in the company screwing up and just blaming it on Live. "I swear I didn't press the red button. Everything just disappeared. It has to be Xbox Live." Although it could easily be a Live glitch as well.

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Comment #41 by Gonzo345
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:23:43 AM
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WTF lol

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Comment #42 by ponypo2001
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:29:00 AM
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If they had any kind of sense,they would have a backup.If they don't,it just shows how pathetic that all is.Good job for me I like Halo about as much as a trip to the dentist.However,for the fans and those that had a good leaderboard standing,that's unforgivable.

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Comment #43 by skemer_08
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:31:47 AM
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hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaahha ahahah this game is pathetic.....halo shud just go an neva cum bak......for al da ppl who nearly had da general achievement hahahahahahahahhah betta luck next time .....da game is a waste of a gud disk...

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Comment #44 by HaydnMH
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:37:09 AM
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Its a good thing actually becayse the leaderboards were pretty much concrete because the only way to get to the top was to have the highest trueskill with the least games played

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Comment #45 by OblivionsRow
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:52:40 AM
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Hahaha, unlucky. Good thing i don't have this insult to the Halo series :D

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Comment #46 by Link0913
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:05:11 AM
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lol i would feel sorry but i hate those that say halo is the best game ever though unless it actually affects achievements the people at the top of the leaderboards are the ones im thinking of, that sucks for the rest

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Comment #47 by xI C0uch P0tat0
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:06:12 AM
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Reminds me of the time when I got my kills and rank reset in Gears 2. God damn it.

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Comment #48 by Jabberwocky CPA
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:06:48 AM
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I am surprised they don't do regular backups of the stats.

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Comment #49 by Goldgunner007
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:09:26 AM
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Hahaha I can imagine someone shitting on their pants hahaha

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Comment #50 by DJSHYNE21
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:13:12 AM
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EXP was not affected so if you are going for the General Achievement you are okay.....

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Comment #51 by Elit3 m0nkey
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:33:38 AM
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@47 Everyone will say that a particular game is the best ever. Besides it just comes down to personal opinion. Maybe to them Halo is the best game ever.

Meh I have played 2 matches online and well i suck, so i don't play this very often.

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Comment #52 by Kirbster117
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:34:04 AM
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Don't mind if the ranks stay the same...

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Comment #53 by cornelush
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:46:20 AM
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lets make sexytime with bill gates

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Comment #54 by ash356
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:51:44 AM
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And you are a waste of a good brain, but oh well, good luck in 'da' club.
Anyways, greatest sympathy to if anyone did have their rank reset, and was close to General, i know how hard it is to level up on this game - i never even made it to lieutenant.
I also see my earlier comment was deleted, so i suppose i might as well as stop trying to humour people, as it is getting me nowhere:(
@22, as nice as your comment was, theres no need to put capital letters in front of every word. I say this as that kind of thing sometimes gives me a headache when reading it. Just some friendly advice:)

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Comment #55 by blackout529
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:51:47 AM
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[Shoots himself]

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Comment #56 by GorillaP1mp
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:54:28 AM
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Wow #44, yr wrds r a wste of gud pst. I'm sure you would enjoy someone laughing if this happened to you

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Comment #57 by ClutchPapi34
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:58:19 AM
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You still keep your ranks guys.

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Comment #58 by Emfulz
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:01:16 AM
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I bought the Limited Edition, played till level 3 then stopped. I went to online for 2 games and quit.
The story is good somewhat but I don't like it compared to AoE and my favorite, Star Craft.

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Comment #59 by XvMav3rick007vX
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:01:27 AM
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the only thing i can do is laugh my ass off at this

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Comment #60 by Halfsloshed
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:03:11 AM
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Lol at #4. He glitched the achievements for Halo Wars....

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Comment #61 by Fata1Stryke
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:28:41 AM
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This sucks for those high on the leaderboards, but it's not as bad as it could have been; if EXP had been lost also, there would probably have been multiple suicides.

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Comment #62 by LASTCHANCE
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:35:43 AM
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Comment #63 by dylanmannen
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:36:11 AM
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this game was so boring. I have the limetde edition and i have only palyed like 4 missons in the game... I whis i can delet the fucking achievements for this game :/

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Comment #64 by mickjsg
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:48:12 AM
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I don't really care, so far quitters have ruined almost every match I've played in so I don't bother with online matches.

I did get 3 achievements for technically being the winner in those matches since I was the only one who never quit.

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Comment #65 by Silent Gaiden
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:48:18 AM
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Comment #66 by bblcreator8790
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:57:29 AM
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Comment #67 by lordskorrkeeper
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 12:03:49 PM
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I am agreeing with #67 :D were so mean, guess I'd be upset if I played online games.

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Comment #68 by A HOM3L3SS MAN
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 12:13:02 PM
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I'm a Halo Wars player, and I really don't give a fuck like you no lives going "ROFLCOPTERACTIVATE!!!"...

It's a fucking Leaderboard, who gives a shit? Leaderboards are for kids who want to prove they're the best. And I suck, badly.....

Don't buy games because they say "HALO" in it lol.....

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Comment #69 by KillTheft_Echo
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 12:32:41 PM
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Not really a big deal. Only thing that was really effected was your Trueskill. Which isn't hard to get back up. As for the wins and such, who cares?

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Comment #70 by i got squeezed
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 12:57:52 PM
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Lmao, poor halo fans. Sucks to be you guys LMAO

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Comment #71 by saberwolf00747
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 01:06:38 PM
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thank God im already general

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Comment #72 by rsxdelerium
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 01:07:41 PM
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Comment #73 by NuKEOX
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 01:15:37 PM
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its probably a plot to keep people playing thier game

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Comment #74 by jedimaster4367
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 01:29:45 PM
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Well as long as we keep our ranks, who gives a rat's ass about leaderboards...

@ #30,

Get a life if leaderboards matter so much to you...

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Comment #75 by KingSigy
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 01:44:01 PM
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I was wondering, too, if this would reset achievements. It's something like 500 games you need to win, so that would be terrible if you got reset.

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Comment #76 by the punishermx
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 03:10:33 PM
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wow epic fail

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Comment #77 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 04:50:03 PM
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Yeah, seems retarded that the data is backed up somewhere. No skin off my back, the game isn't that fun anyway.

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Comment #78 by halofan1989
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 05:09:10 PM
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LOL @ 25
The rank jumps from recruit to Lieutenant.

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Comment #79 by N3XXIS
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 09:03:22 PM
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This fault is actually a pretty good thing.
It didnt effect EXP which means my Brig rank is still shiny and pretty, it just took all the douche's off the leaderboards and reset everyone's trueskill to 0 in all playlists, giving everyone a fresh start and chances to verse people of all sorts of varying ranks. Making the game much more fun :)

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Comment #80 by Lunndonbridge
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 12:02:15 AM
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omg omg omg omg omg RTS games belong on the computer otherwise they suck.

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Comment #81 by BigBadBradBallz
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 03:09:40 PM
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As long as this didn't touch xp i'm fine with it.

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Comment #82 by X KiLLeR Legend
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 04:29:28 PM
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I think when this happened to get to your next level you needed 1 EXP. :P

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Comment #83 by X KiLLeR Legend
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 04:31:29 PM
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^forget that that was because of an update. :D

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Comment #84 by CenozoicZombie
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 08:31:09 PM
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@44: You are a fucking idiot. Learn to spell, first off, and secondly, who the hell talks like that. You are a disgrace to the human race. Feel shame and do us all a favour and never post again.

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