Apex Legends: Revenant

“What the hell are you?” “Death.”

Revenant was at one time human. However he was later made into a simulacrum by Hammond Robotics. A simulacrum is a robot with all of the memories and abilities of the human it is based off of. Unless programmed not to remember certain ones. Revenant eventually found out they had turned him into a simulacrum and vowed revenge against Hammond for doing it to him. He has now joined the Apex Games to try and find out more about Hammond so he can take his revenge.

Revenant’s abilities are: Silence. Revenant throws a device that explodes. The device does little damage but it does stop all abilities of enemy legends. Stalker. This is Revenants passive ability. Stalker allows Revenant to climb high walls and allows him to move faster when crouched. Death Totem. This is Revenant’s ultimate ability. It allows him to turn into a shadow. While in shadow mode he will not have any shields. Once he is killed while in shadow mode, Revenant will respawn at his Death Totem with his health and shields though he will be at half health.

This was the launch trailer for season 4 of Apex Legends showing some of Revenant’s story.

Halo 2 Maps: Lockout

“Some believe this remote facility was once used to study the Flood. But few clues remain amidst the snow and ice.”

Lockout is a asymmetrical Halo 2 map, and it is recommended for 2-8 players. It is one of the most loved maps of Halo 2 and has been remade multiple. These maps are: Blackout in Halo 3, Shutout in Halo 4 Forge, and Lockdown in Halo 2 Anniversary. It is considered to be one of the best maps for MLG because of its design being straightforward and not being complicated. Originally going to be in Halo Combat Evolved and was going to be called The Cage. The map didn’t make it in to Halo CE however. After Halo 2 though Bungie did make The Cage in Halo Reach.

Lockout has five territories. They are: Gravity Lift/ Top of Gravity Lift Tower, Center/ Underneath Center, Sniper Tower, Battle Rifle Tower/ BR Tower, and the Elbow. First is the Gravity Lift Tower. The Gravity Lift Tower is on the edge of the map. On its bottom floor there is a shotgun and SMG. On top you can get two Magnums and a Battle Rifle. To the right of the Gravity Lift Tower there is the Sniper Tower. A Sniper Rifle spawns in the Sniper Tower hence the tower’s name. To the left of the Gravity Lift Tower is the Battle Rifle Tower. The BR Tower has a Battle Rifle spawn in it which is also how the tower got its name. The Center/Center Underneath is of course in the center. Finally there is the Elbow. The Elbow is a walkway from the Gravity Lift Tower that leads to the Sniper Tower.

Lockout - Halopedia, the Halo wiki
The Gravity Lift Tower. The Battle Rifle Tower is on the left and the Sniper Tower is on the right.
Check Out Halo 2 Anniversary's Remastered Map: Lockout - GameSpot
The Center/Center Underneath in Halo 2 Anniversary. This is the remastered version of Lockout named Lockdown.

Halo Reach Maps: Forge World

Forge World | Halo Alpha | Fandom
A part of Forge World.

“A blank canvas recommended for Forge editing only”

That was a very boring description but it is very much true. Forge World is the ultimate Forge map with large and small areas. There have been many maps made on Forge World and some have been so good they have been put into rotation in the Master Chief Collection.

There are nine main areas in Forge World. These have all been used for some of the best custom games I have ever played. People have made some very impressive and fun things on this map with Forge. For example: Hot Pursuit, Frogger, Micheal Myers, Castle Wars, and others. Forge World is in my opinion the greatest Forge maps of all time and a among the Halo’s in MCC not a single map Forge map comes close to rivaling it.

Outstanding Blogger Award

The creator’s original post is here.

These are the rules.

  1. Provide a link to the creator’s original post.
  2. Answer the question given.
  3. Create seven unique questions.
  4. Nominate ten bloggers. Make sure they know about their nomination and make sure they aren’t the award’s creator or the person who nominated you.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that has a link back to the creators will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award.

Questions:

  1. Would you rather go without meat or dairy? Dairy.
  2. What kind of music do you normally listen to? The soundtracks from Halo and Lord of the Rings. I don’t really have a type of music I listen to a lot.
  3. Is there a specific word that sums up your blog? Odd would probably be the best way to put it.
  4. What is a post on your blog that you want as many people as possible to see? My post on “The History of the AK-47
  5. On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate the device you are writing this award post on? I am using a Chromebook. I am not sure which type but I would rate it 8 out of 10. It runs well. The only problem is that it can’t really play games so I have to be on the Internet to use it most of the time.

Here are my seven questions:

  1. What is your favorite quote?
  2. Do you prefer the country or the city?
  3. What is your favorite board game?
  4. What is your favorite period in history to learn about?
  5. Do you have a pet? If you do what animal is it?
  6. Which do you prefer: Books, movies, or video games?
  7. Have you watched the Passion of the Christ?

My nominees:

That’s all I can think of if I can get five other bloggers I will add them to this.

Should Christians Rebel Against the Authorities?

Recently I saw an article that said Christians shouldn’t rebel against authorities. The writer’s argument was that, because leader are appointed by God than we should always follow the authorities. I disagree and here is my argument for why.

First here is a passage from Romans 13:4. “for he is God’s servant for your good.” This states that the authorities are God’s servants. Here is Romans 13:6. “For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God,” This also says that the authorities are servants of God. This means that we should listen to the authorities unless they go against God’s word. Lets have a example. When Peter escapes prison with the help of a angel in Acts 12:6-11. He breaks the law by escaping and to add on top of that the guards that watched him were put to death. Did Peter do the wrong thing when he escaped prison? Of course not the Romans had imprisoned him for a bad reason. If they had imprisoned him for murder that would have been fine but for teaching Christianity that isn’t a good reason. Another example would be the American Revolution. The American Revolution wasn’t just fought about taxes. It was also fought over people losing certain rights, for example: People had to let British soldier stay in there homes if asked to, moved certain trials to England (this made defense hard as people had to go to England to argue their case), and established the Admiralty Courts in Quebec. (this led to fear the Admiralty Courts would be used in the 13 Colonies next).

The End of Star Wars the Clone Wars

Star Wars the Clone Wars is set in between episode 2, 3 and part of 4 in the Star War universe. It is in my opinion one of the best TV shows of all time and is now being ended. This time it is being ended entirely unlike last time, when it was ended after Disney took over Star Wars. The last season was one of its best and there were only a few episodes that I didn’t enjoy. Sadly season 7 was its shortest season with only 12 episodes compared to most of the others having 22 episodes. Only two other seasons don’t have 22 episodes, season 5 with 20 and season 6 with 13. I don’t know why Disney decided to stop making episodes it was still I show most people loved. Sure it was getting old with it being a little less than 12 years old. However most of the Star Wars fans enjoyed the Clone Wars.

Victory and Death. The final scene in Star Wars the Clone Wars.

And I was wondering is anyone else sad about Jesse betraying Ahsoka and Rex?

Halo: The Covenant

Hierarchs | Halo Alpha | Fandom
The three prophets that ruled the Covenant toward the end of the Human-Covenant War

“On the blood of our fathers… On the blood of our sons… We swore to uphold the Covenant!”

The Covenant are the main enemies of humanity in Halo. The Covenant are a group of multiple species all united through one religion. Their believe that a alien race called the Forerunners left the Milky Way galaxy to become gods and that their supposed to follow the Forerunners. (In the Halo universe the Forerunners actually existed but had to wipe themselves out thanks to The Flood. However that’s another story). They try to find artifacts from the Forerunners to see if they can find a way to follow the Forerunners so that they to can become gods.

The history of the Covenant begins with a group of aliens named the San ‘Shyuum. These aliens will later be known as the prophets by humans for there religious role in the Covenant. This species advances rapidly after the firing of the Halos by the Forerunners because of Forerunner tech that was abandoned on their world. These aliens finally split into two fractions. One that wanted to leave the artifacts at rest because they thought the artifacts were holy. The other fraction wanted to unlock the secrets of the artifacts so that they could use this artifacts to advance themselves. In the end the second fraction left their home world aboard a Forerunner dreadnought. They eventually run into the Sangheli. Later known by humans as Elites. They fight the Sangheli and won thanks to the dreadnought. They both then signed a treaty in which they would help each other. The Sangheli would win territory and artifacts for the San ‘Shyuum and in return the San ‘Shyuum would lead them to god hood. The Covenant would add more races by conquering them. Some of the races include. The Mgalekgolo or Hunters added in 784 BC. The Yanme’e or Drones added in 1112 AD. The Kig- Yar or Jackels added in 1342 AD. The Unggoy or Grunts added in 2142 AD. Finally the Jiralhanae or Brutes added in 2492 AD. There are more species in the Covenant however these 7 are the only species you see in game.

The Covenant finally run into Humanity in 2525 and took over the world of Harvest. The Covenant began a war against Humans because they thought that humans had Forerunner objects. Humanity was actually the Forerunner objects and were somewhat related to the Forerunners. When Humanity refused to give the Covenant the objects the Covenant simply attacked them. The Human-Covenant war as it was called began and it would lead to the downfall of the Covenant. As the Human-Covenant is a lengthy topic I will probably have to write a entire post on it but to keep it short here I will tell some about it. The Covenant nearly destroyed Humanity and many worlds were lost thanks to the Covenant glassing entire planets. Glassing is where heavy plasma is fired so that all life on the service is destroyed. Humanity would win land battles with many casualties but would than lose the world to glassing. The Covenant would find Earth in 2552 and would find a portal which sent them to the Ark once there they tried to activate the Halo rings. The Halo rings are rings in space that can be activated and can wipe out all sentient life forms in the galaxy. The Covenant don’t succeed in doing this as Master Chief (a super soldier who you play as in most of the campaigns) and The Arbiter stop them. Master Chief and The Arbiter kill the Prophet of Truth and escape in The Forward Unto Dawn. With the death of Truth and with all of the other Prophets dead the main force of the Covenant collapsed. A few groups continue to exist but most are a minor threat. The only Covenant splinter group that was a great threat to Humanity was the group led by Jul ‘Mdama but he was taken care of by the team of super soldiers or Spartans called Fireteam Osiris.

Sangheili/Gameplay - Halopedia, the Halo wiki
Elites or Sangheli from left to right Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo Reach.
Favorite grunt design? Mine's Halo Reach. : halo
Grunts or Unggoy from left to right: Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Reach, Halo 4, and Halo 5.
Kig-Yar - Halopedia, the Halo wiki
A Jackal or Kig-yar from Halo 4.

Halo Combat Evolved Maps: Sidewinder

“Red Blood, White Snow”

Sidewinder | Halo Alpha | Fandom
Blues ledge is on the left and blue base is barely visible on the right.

Sidewinder is a Halo Combat Evolved map that is recommended for 4-16 players. The map is best set for capture the flag or big team slayer.

There are two bases one for red and one for blue. Each base has two stories and is identical except for the markings on each base. On the bottom floor there are four grenades in the back along with a flag stand for the flag. toward the front of the base there is a plasma rifle, assault rifle, and health pack. In the middle there are two ladders that go to the second floor. Be careful when coming down these ladders as they are high enough to hurt you from fall damage. On the top of the base there is a sniper rifle, teleporter, and two shotguns. If you go through the teleporter you will go to a ledge. Each base has its own ledge. Your bases ledge will also have a teleporter that can take you to the enemies ledge. Once there you can get into their base. The ledges are important to control as the have one rocket launcher and one fuel rod cannon each. Along with that there are tunnels that connect the two bases. Inside each side of the tunnel you will find grenades, a flamethrower, active camo, over shield, and pistols. You also can use vehicles to get to the enemies base.

In capture the flag it is recommended that warthogs be sent to the enemies base and to have at least one person go to the ledges. If possible it isn’t a bad idea to send someone through the tunnels to get to the enemy base that way. If you have the flag and one of your allies is on the ledges than you could go up the enemies ladder. Your ally can than protect you as you go score. In slayer it is best to grab a sniper rifle and snipe on the ledges as very few people are going to use a vehicle in slayer unless there is a tank or Banshee.

Halo CE- Sidewinder Ambiance - YouTube
Red ledge is on the right. Red’s base is barely visible in the middle the only exposed part of the tunnels is on the left.