In April 2018, a community mod for Halo Online called ElDewrito took off abruptly in popularity - thanks to its groundbreaking 0.6 release. At the time, it was the closest that PC players had to Halo 3 on PC.
The 0.6 update featured not only classic Halo 3-style gameplay, but also a rich assortment of community features. It's Forge mode was significantly upgraded from what base Halo 3 had to offer, there was an in-game console, dedicated servers could be hosted - it seemed like an almost perfect release, all made by the talented Halo modding community. As such, we stepped our toes in and hosted 3 servers: a Grifball server, a Forge server, and a Big Team Battle server. The Grifball server was the most active by far.
Unfortunately, this community mod was not well received by Microsoft - who stepped in to ensure that no further development or distribution could be done. As such, the population plummeted - though the popularity of this would eventually lead towards the Master Chief Collection coming to PC.
With the popularity of ElDewrito dying down, and due to sub-optimal hardware and repeated crashing, we shut down our servers formally in May of 2019. Some elements of the Grifball server were carried forward to the Minecraft server a few years later - the Island and Sorting Area Grifblock maps were both originally made in ElDewrito.
April 2018 - May 2019