So... why are the Covenant here again?

#1Blue-AdeptPosted 12/5/2012 10:39:24 AM
Seriously, 6 months (or whatever) later and after slaughtering a ****ton of their forces with FOUR (canonically) Spartans without much ACTUAL story is a little ridiculous.

Really, there should be a lot more story for Crimson team than just "Go to point X, activate/deactivate/defend this point and defeat some enemies that somehow found their way back to the same map over and over again."
#2ChangliniPosted 12/5/2012 10:44:32 AM
Simple, they regrouped after the chief and Infinity left. Which allowed them to fortify specific areas of that planet sized planet, and continue their cooperation with the human computer people.

Infinity came back, and now is operating behind the scenes with other spartans and normal soldiers across the planet, while small spartan strike gruops, like Crimson, Shadow, and Majestic, do things generally on their own.
---
The refurbish NER, oh how you've redeemed me.
Walker, you're here because you wanted to be something you're not, a hero ~Konrad
#3Blue-Adept(Topic Creator)Posted 12/5/2012 10:46:28 AM
Maybe I'm just sick of the bad maps that they keep recycling. Really, a battlefield-esque map would be kind of nice to play on (like that one Reach intro level with the warthogs charing the ghosts and whatnot).
#4mudkip72Posted 12/5/2012 10:50:59 AM
The Covenant are able to maintain a presence because for some reason or another the Infinity and all other UNSC ships are just staying in Requiem's orbit instead of going down to fight in the inner shell. They're just sending Pelicans of troops down who can only do so much.

Would be much easier if Infinity just came in and blew up the Covenant navy.
#5jenovaPosted 12/5/2012 11:01:53 AM
It's at least partially explained in the Terminal videos.
---
Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh; fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding a simple ending without DLC...
#6ChangliniPosted 12/5/2012 11:08:43 AM
mudkip72 posted...
The Covenant are able to maintain a presence because for some reason or another the Infinity and all other UNSC ships are just staying in Requiem's orbit instead of going down to fight in the inner shell. They're just sending Pelicans of troops down who can only do so much.

Would be much easier if Infinity just came in and blew up the Covenant navy.



With the things this Covenant faction is already doing, they'd would probably just slip-space themselves onto the infinity, and wreak havoc.
---
The refurbish NER, oh how you've redeemed me.
Walker, you're here because you wanted to be something you're not, a hero ~Konrad