It was bound to happen eventually, but the players dubbed “The Halo 2 Twelve” have finally finished their labor of love. A Bungie forum thread describes the last few players left in Halo 2, as many of the larger original group have been slowly dropping over the last few weeks. The final two were Agent Windex and Apache N4SIR. At 4:21 p.m. Pacific time yesterday, Windex posted a message that read, “I just got kicked off guys. Good Job Apache, your the last one.” Apache stuck around for a few hours afterwards, but was booted as well.
The group started out much larger, as those celebrating the final hours of support for original Xbox games found that even after the servers had been closed, games could still be started if the player was already in. The numbers slowly dwindled to 14, then a dozen, and so on. Despite Microsoft’s encouragement, it had to end eventually. If nothing else it’s a nice testament to the kind of passion that Halo inspired in players.