Hey internet goers. I’m MrJocobo360, the token dandy of Halo3 and damn proud of it! I’ve played Halo3 for a long time, and noticed that just like in real life, you can tell a lot about someone just by checking out what they are wearing.
Some people are clueless while others are fabulous. It’s always been my philosophy that if you’re going to kick-ass, why not look good while doing it? Say hello to some of the do’s and dont’s of Spartan fashion.
This Week: Armor Permutations
As a self-proclaimed fashion expert, I see three different types of Spartan armor: “Sleek”, “Heavy”, and “Accents”. An example of “Sleek” would be helmet types like ODST or Rogue. “Heavy” helmets would include CQB or EVA. “Accented” armor goes well with pretty much anything, like the Katana chest piece, and Mark VI shoulders. You need to keep these differences in mind when you are outfitting your Spartan. Keeping the “Heavy” armor sets and the “Sleek” sets separate, gives you’re Spartan a balanced look. A key is to work your armor around your helmet choices, since there are more helmet types than any other. One big thing that you want to avoid is using either Hayabusa or ODST helmet with any pair of the “Heavy” shoulder sets. It makes your Spartan look like it has a very small head, and that’s not intimidating in the slightest.
Those who have played with me for any extended amount of time know that I am constantly changing my armor back and forth. I suggest you do the same. Try new things. Don’t settle. Or you can end up with what I do, and have different armor styles depending on the game.
Once you learn to read one’s armor choices, you can read they’re playing style. For example, after looking at my usual slayer armor setup, one could come to the conclusion that I prefer sneaking around due to my ODST helmet and CQB shoulder, and I’m probably pretty good at it because I have a Hayabusa shoulder and the Recon chest.
This is in fact why I wear these permutations. The ODST helmet suits my sleek and sneaky play style. The Hayabusa shoulder and Recon chest add flair, and show off my achievements. The CQB right shoulder is standard for most of my outfits for a number of reasons, but I won’t get into that this week.
My Grifball outfit is constantly changing. I’ve always liked the Security helmet for the sole fact that there is a small antenna that appears on the right shoulder, but when it’s not Security, it’s Recon. Once again, you can tell what kind of player one is by their armor. “Heavy” shoulders usually mean they are good as a tank and with a hammer, “Sleek” means they are skilled as a runner and with a sword. The more “Accented” armor you wear, the more versatile you are. Being a runner, I like to let the other team know that I’m going to be coming over and stiff arming them in the face, so having the huge bug-eyed Security helmet is fine. Even though I would usually list EOD as a heavy permutation, it is offset by the “Accenting” Recon and CQB shoulder, giving it a much more “Sleek” feel. This is a good example of how the accents make all the difference. The CQB shoulder is also the best for team related game-types so you can show off your team’s emblem proudly.
Well that about wraps up this week’s fashion corner. Catch me next week when I go into more detail about the colors of your Spartan armor and how the right color accents can make even ugly armor look good. Stay Fabulous! XD