The 343rd is my idea of a Halo community ultimate fanbase. Like the Seventh Column created by Bungie that sadly ended in July of this year. I believe that since then, the whole ‘community feel’ is fading, if not totally gone. I no longer find friends over xbox live with a burning passion for Halo. This is a sad thing, especially when the Seventh Column really did bring people together.
I remember about four years ago, while first playing Halo 3 with my best friend what the Seventh Column was. He tried to explain and just ended up saying ‘wear it, be part of the community’ and I ave worn it forever since.
So, I believe that the 343rd or whatever other better names you come up with it is a must-have in these dark time… (Exaggeration but you catch the drift.) Halo 4 would be perfect for this new community ultimate hub to be created.
And the symbol should either be a kind of silhouette of 343 Guilty Spark or maybe along the lines of ‘<343rd’.
I don’t know, it’s just an idea. But personally, I think it would bring the whole ‘your’e not alone’ feeling that Halo gave me back again.