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Real nameStephen Loftus
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About meHi, my name is Stephen! Long-time Halo fan. Mainly known in the community for articles on Halo.Bungie.Org involving the scale of the objects in the Halo universe and analyses of various aspects of Halo lore. Love any and all discussions about the Halo story.

I'm fortunate to be asked to regularly contribute to various Halo publications, including the Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, and Halo: Mythos with 343 Industries as their Halo fact-checker, reviewer, and general consultant. For Halo Warfleet, I provided a bunch of up-front research into the ships highlighted in the book along with establishing many technical details in addition to the usual text and illustration reviews. I also contributed some corrections to the Definitive Editions of the original 3 Halo novels and supplied corrections for the second version of the Halo Encyclopedia.

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Kinda' what I figured. Thanks anyway.

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Somebody was asking what the size of the buildings were in Halo Wars over at Halo Archive. You wouldn't happen to have an answer would you?

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Something I noticed from the Visual Guide and was curious about: According page 111, the CSO supercarrier is capable of cloaking itself with active camo. Before the guide, I had assumed the tele-spires were what was cloaking the supercarrier (kinda how the stealth pylon was cloaking the area from radar.) The CSO article brings up the question of why such a large ship was able to cloak itself when smaller Covenant ships don't appear to be able to. Were you there when that aspect was being discussed and do you have any possibly insight on it?

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Smaller forerunner Artillery guns in Spartan ops?

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A recent edit of the Unrelenting page reminded me of something I was going to ask you when I first reviewed your updated scale chart. I notice you've identified the example of the CRS-class as the Unrelenting, no doubt in reference to the ship's appearance in the Fall of Reach comic adaptation. Do you have insider info that the ship is canonically a CRS-class?


I'm asking this because of the discrepancy between the way the ship is shown in the comic and how it's described in the book (ovoid-shaped, single lateral line, etc. don't really match up with the cruiser shape). In other matters we've treated the comic adaptation as secondary to the novel wherever the two contradict, so I'm a little unsure whether we should call the Unrelenting a CRS-class on the basis of the comic alone, unless 343i has actually clarified that the ship is canonically a CRS.

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Apart from the cockpit layout and the holotank, I've never seen much difference between Halo 3's D77H-TCI and the D77-TC introduced in Combat Evolved. On the other hand, the Reach Pelican is called the D77-TC in the manual, yet its airframe is noticeably sleeker and it uses the same tandem seating arrangement of the Halo 3 model, not to mention several smaller changes. Do you know if there is any official word on the distinction between these variants, perhaps with the Reach Pelican being the D77 and the classic version being retconned into the D77H? On a related note, did you come up with the D78 mentioned in the Halo 4 EVG or was that 343i?

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Hey there! I'd like to invite you to check out a fan-made Halo forum which has a huge focus on the lore, know as Halo Archive. Archive is a great community with an extremely knowledgeable community as far as the lore is concerned (a small community, but we're growing). There's even a group of us (myself included) dedicated to collecting information and things like your scale charts and archiving them, known as the Miners (as the forum is Forerunner-themed and the ranks are adapted Forerunner rates). I really think you'd enjoy it there, so if you want to check us out you can find the forum here (note that we just moved from another site and are still ironing out a few bugs and issues with the new layout): http://haloarchive.freeforums.net/

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Hey. Big fan of yours.

Question: in your dealings with 343I, do you happen to know if any of the new ships have been given registries? Also, do any of the ships from Battlegroup Dakota have class names, or are they all just unidentified?

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I'm now officially on Xbox LIVE! Come and find me! :-) My gamertag is my username! By the way, how exactly do I take screenshots? I've been looking through my game guides to try and find out, but I could use a little help.