Aug 082010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLBuMk94-GY

We have another cooperative run, coming from new runner Elephantom and guest. It’s a run of The Ark on normal skill that brings meaning to the phrase, “long story short”, knocking off almost 2 minutes off the previous submission. I could walk you through all the best parts, but I don’t want to spoil this great run. Just trust me on this one, this is a run you need to watch. Do enjoy the teleporting tank 6 minutes in.

Halo 3 The Ark 2 Player Normal difficulty in 12:38 by Elephantom & Guest

Aug 082010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAzzRYevGow

Now onto the main course, the duo Cheeserliker92 & Rorcin co-op Legendary runs. They revisit the Ark, following Maluu’s run to a T. It’s pretty entertaining to watch both runs at the same time and point out the similarities. They even kill the brute Chieftain before he reaches the platform. Their second co-op run on the Storm improves the previous run by nearly a minute, incorporating a fancy ghost maneuver to get to the missile pod in record time, as well as firing off 2 sets of plasma pistols to kill the anti-air gun in one blow.

Halo 3 The Ark 2 Player Legendary difficulty in 12:54 by Rorcin and Cheeseliker92

Aug 062010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi2CiiVFnI8

Consider this a work-in-progress. Maluu originally did not want this run to be seen because he is not happy with the final battle. Up to that point this is comparable to his Crow’s Nest run as one of the best and most entertaining runs from Halo 3. Right from the drop from the Pelican, every jump, slide and step he makes will astound you. He uses two main strategies. The ‘leave the area before they even know you were there’ strategy is used for a good portion of the run. Then he switches to ‘complete domination with weapons’ when they do know he is there. You must not miss his stunning method for taking down the Scarab, or how quickly he gets to the Cartographer from there. This run is close to flawless up to the final Brute battle where he falls one second behind and is not in the correct position to take out the Chieftain. He does manage to improvise a finish but you should stop watching at the top of the last stair case and wait for the completed masterpiece.

Halo 3 The Ark Legendary difficulty in 14:45 by Maluu

Aug 062010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEkhmQlijr4

Cheeseliker92 sends us some appetizers with 3 single player runs, two for The Ark and one of The Storm. In his Easy Ark run, he introduces a new trick by way of a grenade-jump to a equipment jump and skips the 2nd covenant area without a moments hesitation. He destroys the Scarab even faster then the previous run, and snags his brute chopper nearby to race up the spire. The combat has gotten extremely optimized, so much that he almost kills the jackal snipers at the end of the level in their own spawn. Cheeseliker92′s Heroic run of the Ark follows much the same pattern as the easy run, but this time he snags the invincibility to deal with the end of the level. For the Legendary Storm run, Cheeseliker92 introduces a new way to get onto the Scarab via a slide-jump, as well as destroying the first anti-air wraith in under 1.5 minutes.

Halo 3 The Ark Heroic difficulty in 13:57 by Cheeseliker92