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Halo 3: ODST >> Plinths v1.0
« on: December 20, 2009, 11:56:01 »
Plinths
Guide by Pulse Cloud and the SGP
v1.0

Image Courtesy of EnigmaBiz2

Table of Contents
I.Description of Plinths
II.FAQ
III.Types of Plinths
IV.Nomenclature
V.P06-A  ("Alfa")
VI.P04-B  ("Bravo")
VII.P08-C  ("Charlie")
VIII.P05-D  ("Delta")
IX.P05-E  ("Echo")
X.Guide Update Procedure


I. Description of Plinths
Plinths are human-sized structures resembling a Forerunner design style and, because of that, are subjects of primary importance to the members of the SGP.
Plinths are somewhat beige/light grey, light and easily movable by a player or physics impulses (such as the blast of a grenade, a melee attack from a Brute, etc.)
They were first reported by EnigmaBiz2 in this post.


II. FAQ
How many plinths are there?
Currently, the locations of five plinths are known.

Where are plinths found?
All the known plinths have been found inside Asklon buildings throughout the Mombasa Streets campaign level (four plinths) and the Tayari Plaza campaign level (one plinth).

Can plinths be moved?
Yes, just the simple act of walking against them moves them.

Can all the plinths be together in the same district?
No, because any object can only be in it's spawning district or in a district adjacent to it. See this post for a more detailed explanation.

Do plinths affect the behavior of any enemy?
There have been no reports of abnormal enemy behavior around plinths.

How can one make a plinth stand upright?
Plinths have a little lip in the base, so one just needs to jump on top of the plinth and walk in the direction of the base, making the plinth tilt up and eventually stand upright.


III. Types of Plinths
There are two types of Plinths: Type-1 and Type-2.
Of the five known plinths, three are Type-1 and two are Type-2.
Picture of a Type-1 plinth.
Picture of a Type-2 plinth.


IV. Nomenclature
For the sake of simplicity and ease of communication, a naming code has been adopted:

Pdd-k

P: Plinth
dd: District Number where the plinth spawns
k: Single alphabetic letter (A-Z) assigned in ascending order of discovery.  This functions as the name of the plinth by following the letter's pronunciation using the NATO Phonetic Alphabet .

Example: P04-B = "Plinth Bravo" (which means it was the second plinth found) located in District 04.


V. P06-A
Appellation: Plinth Alfa
Type: Type-1
Discovered By: EnigmaBiz2, on 12th October 2009. It was the first plinth found.  Note that the spelling of "Alfa" is indeed proper, based on the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.
Location:
Campaign Mission: Mombasa Streets. Sector 06, inside the building next to the Squidhenge.
Images:
General area view
Building's door
The plinth (untouched)
Clear shot of the plinth (moved)
Location on map


VI. P04-B
Appellation: Plinth Bravo
Type: Type-2
Discovered By: EnigmaBiz2, on 19th October 2009. It was the second plinth found.
Location:
Campaign Mission: Mombasa Streets. Sector 04, inside the building with the beacon-object "Destroyed Gauss Turret" on the ground-floor.
Images:
General area view
Building's door
The plinth (untouched)
Clear shot of the plinth (moved)
Location on map


VII. P08-C
Appellation: Plinth Charlie
Type: Type-1
Discovered By: Apollo Doom, on 19th October 2009. It was the third plinth found.
Location:
Campaign Mission: Tayari Plaza. Sector 08, in the area where a pair of Hunters appears, inside the building that connects to the building the player is next to when entering the area through a bridge, which usually has Brutes with Carbines.
Images:
General area view
Building's door
The plinth (untouched)
Clear shot of the plinth (moved)
Location on map


VIII. P05-D
Appellation: Plinth Delta
Type: Type-2
Discovered By: lordofthebeets, on 19th October 2009. It was the fourth plinth found.
Location:
Campaign Mission: Mombasa Streets. Sector 05, inside the first building the player enters after starting a new campaign; next to a supply cache.
Images:
General area view 01
General area view 02
General building view
Building's door
The plinth (untouched)
Clear shot of the plinth (moved)
Location on map


IX. P05-E
Appellation: Plinth Echo
Type: Type-1
Discovered By: SpecOps, on 20th October 2009. It was the fifth plinth found.
Location:
Campaign Mission: Mombasa Streets. Sector 05, inside the building with the beacon-object "Dare's Recon Helmet" on the ground-floor.
Images:
General area view 01
General area view 02
Building's door
The plinth (untouched)
Clear shot of the plinth (moved)
Location on map


VI. Guide Update Procedure
Guides are initially submitted to the SGP Forum's "Work-In-Progress" board in a post by the author.  They are then discussed, edited, and approved by SGP members.  When the first edition is ready, it is copied here in the "SGP Guides" board.  Although this Guide post is read-only, the author's original submission post is left open in Inquires so that future emendations can be made.

If you would like to propose an emendation to this Guide, please post a reply to this topic.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2010, 15:38:21 by Pulse Cloud »
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