What’s Rooster Rumble? It’s a community-wide competition pitting groups against each other for glory and bragging rights! We were lucky enough to be chosen to participate in “Season 1” of Rooster Rumble, and we’re kicking things off TONIGHT with our match against the Ladies.
What’re we playing? If you’ve been to one of our “RTSQ for…” streams over the last year, you may have heard us talk about playing “Game of Thrones”. No, not THAT one. This Game of Thrones is a special Halo 4 gametype inspired by the book and TV series.
Halo 4: Game of Thrones is a game of controlled chaos. It can be played either as a free-for-all or as a team game. Either way, the goal is to become the sole king of the realm by eliminating everyone else who makes a claim to the throne. Sure, you can do that by just straight up killing everyone, but it’s MUCH more fun and efficient if you’re sneaky and ASSASSINATE them!
In Game of Thrones, the current king (The leading scorer, either on your team or overall depending on if you’re playing teams or not) is immensely strong. His armor is almost impossible to pierce, and he crushes his opponents with his hammer like bugs. However, his crown weighs him down, and he can’t move as quickly as everyone around him. That makes him vulnerable to assassinations, which are worth a TON of points (compared to regular kills).
The free-for-all version of Game of Thrones is based on the King of the Hill gametype. Move to the hill to earn points and become the king, but watch your back! Its soft and squishy and looks like a great place for a knife!
For team Game of Thrones (What we’ll be playing in our Rumble match!), you play a modified version of Regicide. Killing the opposing soldiers is easy and not worth many points, but you CAN win the game that way. As you may expect, assassinations are the way to go. Don’t leave your king unprotected though! While he DOES have a gravity hammer and loads of shielding, he’s REALLY slow! You’ll have to use teamwork to both defend your king AND set up attacks on the opposing king. Oh, and be mindful of your scores, because the leading scorer on your team will always become the king when your old one dies.
After our Rumble match, we’ll share out the gametype files in case YOU want to start playing Game of Thrones with your friends!
And if you want to see the game in action, join us TONIGHT at 8PM Central time at http://twitch.tv/rtsidequest to cheer us on against the Ladies of Rooster Teeth! We promise it’ll be fun!