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Isolation
Game
Game

Halo 3

Features
Location

The Ark

Terrain

Grassy hilltops, Flood-infested mass, Forerunner architecture, caves

Details
Weapons on Map
Vehicles on map
Equipment on map
Power-ups on map

None

Preferred Gametypes
Recommended Number of Players

2-10

  [Source]
"Containment protocols are almost impervious to pre-Gravemind infestations. What could possibly go wrong?"

Isolation is a multiplayer map featured in Halo 3 that takes place at a Flood containment facility. The environment is a small, isolated bio-bubble that has contained the Flood on the Ark. The Milky Way galaxy hangs in the sky. The top level is grassy and untainted, but in the underground caves, there is an obvious Flood contamination. Its open layout, with two bases, makes it a good map for Slayer, Team Slayer, and Symmetrical Objective gametypes.

Contents

Layout

Bird's eye view of Isolation.
Overview of Isolation.
Looking north from the rock ridge.

Despite its regular appearances in Free for All and Team Slayer matches, it was designed for symmetrical objective games. It features two symmetrical underground bases, a grassy hilltop above, Forerunner architecture, and the underground caves of Flood infected biomass.

Topside

Isolation has an ovular shape to it when observed from above. It is a symmetrical map that consists of two levels: above and below. The upper level is a grassy hilltop with Forerunner architecture woven into the terrain. To the north, at the crest of the hill, lies a silver-Grey multi-level Forerunner structure. A Battle Rifle spawns at either side of this tower. It can be used either for shelter (underneath, where the Shotgun spawns) or as a sniper perch (by standing on top). Directly behind this sniper perch is an escape chute that provides quick, one-way access to Isolation's lower level through a Porta. From here, the player can go to his left (east), right (west), or move forward (to the south); you cannot regain entry to the sniper perch by going back up the chute, not even on a ghost or mongoose.

Underground

Going left or right will lead to one of the cave's side entrances. At either entrance is a man cannon, which will blast you back to the top of the map. Going south will take you toward the mouth of the cave. Midway through the cave, there is a concrete bunker on either side. The bunkers have portholes for weapons fire. The bunkers can't be entered here. A little further south is where the Rocket Launcher and Ghost spawn. At the southernmost end of the cave, a thin rock ridge extends upward around the map's wall. This makes for another excellent sniper spot. Directly above the mouth of the cave is another Forerunner structure in the shape of an archway, which is rusted-brown. There is another drop-down here, which will put you near the Ghost/Rockets.

Bunkers

On the east and west sides of the map, in front of the two Man Cannons, is a Mauler, and next to that an entrance to each of the respective bases. A Regenerator exists in the main pylon of each base, as well as a Battle Rifle, Spike Grenades, and a Brute Spiker. You can either take a ramp down, or drop in from a hole above. Just above this area is the Brute Shot, a Battle Rifle, Fragmentation Grenades, and a Mongoose.

Changes For Matchmaking

Isolation has been slightly altered for Matchmaking. The only immediately noticeable change is the removal of the Flare from the Silver Structure on Topside. Flares now no longer occur in any matchmaking game.

Strategies

  • Rushing for the Ghost and Rocket launcher at the beginning. However, also camping beside either of the two and waiting for others to ambush as they attempt to pick them up is also a good tactic if used well.
  • Isolation is a very unpredictable map, try assuming opponents attacks and surprise them with your own bold moves.
  • If sniping is your preferred tactic, taking the Sniper Rifle and staying on the outermost edges of the map helps to prevent you from being flanked. A regenerator with an Assault Rifle is usually good backup. But make a few kills then move position, people will start hunting you.
  • Entering the lower levels through the "chute" is a good escape tactic. While being chased, strategically throwing grenades toward the exit of the chute can kill or wound any would-be pursuers.
  • In the lower levels, there are the many "spore pods" that explode, with some power, use this to your advantage.
  • Grab the ghost and find people in the lower levels, as this is a tiny area that is hard to escape, so they are trapped while you splatter them.
  • Climbing the trees in this map can provide good ambush points. If you go to the end branches and crouch with a suitable weapon you can sometimes and with practice, occasionally, score easy kills this way because opponents that are not extremely attentive will become disorientated thus easy targets.
  • In CTF, you can pass the flag through the windows. If you have someone in the flag rooms and someone in the basement hallway, then you can end a CTF really fast in your favor.
  • Holding the structure at the top with a team is extremely effective, as you cannot be flanked, especially if your team has good aim and plenty of Battle Rifle ammo.
  • A team member can stand on top of the structure can spot enemies and call out their position so the whole team can use the high ground to kill them.
  • Also, if overrun the shotgun spawns below so keep one handy and fall back down the chute and blow all the attackers away.
  • Get the Shotgun, preferably the Battle Rifle and keep a Regenerator to stay on the open field and you can get some kills using CQB and long range shots. Use this technique and repeat it again, however go to the shotgun spawn first because it respawns very quickly.
  • The side lifts can be a handy escape from attackers. Sometimes you can land in a tree and your pursuer will be looking for you on the ground.
  • A somewhat bold and insane tactic is to drive a Mongoose with a passenger wielding the Brute Shot. This is very effective for catching enemies’ off-guard, though you are very vulnerable to Battle Rifle fire.
  • In gametypes such as Braaains, an infection game, If you start out as a human, communicate! Get the team to follow you down to the bunker. The best bunker to be in is the orange one. Not the blue one. The reason for this is because the zombies spawn near the blue one. Once your team is in the bunker, give each one a seperate job. Have some people guard the doors, some guard the windows, and some guard the hole in the ceiling. Usually the zombies will have a tough time. But if they get one of your teamates, zombies will multiply fast and people guarding the doors will most likely be killed first.
  • Get the sniper, and go to the right base with the trees in the shade. there is a tree you can get on, so try to get up there and snipe.
  • For FFAs and Multi-Team, it is advisable to try to stay on the edges of the map to prevent yourself from being ganged-up on.

Forge

  • You can create banshees on this map, adding an element of surprise to the game.
    • If you are flying upward to the top of a wall, you will die, but the Banshee will glide over the wall, and it will not respawn.

Trivia

The Ark, as seen from Isolation. Note the missing planetoid in the middle.
  • Isolation[1] is a map first referenced in the Halo 3 Beta code, and later appeared in a leaked photo of the list of Halo 3 maps. Most recently, IGN made an article describing it as a medium sized map, taking place in an enclosed, grassy area. [2]
  • Sentinels and Constructors can be seen flying above the map and can be shot at and destroyed, however it is difficult. This is most easily done from the eastern side of the map with the help of scoped weapons.
  • The Flood Growth Pods on the walls of the cavern do not contain Flood Infection Forms like those in the Flood Infested High Charity. When popped, they scream or moan, rather than spew Infection Forms, but they do cause damage to anyone unfortunate enough to stand next to them when they are set off.
  • If you look at the Ark in the distance you can see that the planetoid is missing from the Ark's core.
  • In an interview, IGN asked Tyson Green if "there's an interesting thing that happens when you play Isolation for a while..." in which he responded "There is, but I don't want to spoil it." Many speculated that Flood would eventually spawn in the level. It has since been revealed that small Flood Pods form in the upper areas of the map and the grass seems to become covered with Flood spores, though it does take a while for this to occur. But after a while, it goes back to normal.
  • This is now one of two maps that are Flood based in Halo 3, the other being Cold Storage.
  • Elements on this map may have been inspired by the Halo 2 map, Backwash, another Flood-themed level.
  • Getting behind the Forerunner walls using Forge will lead to a full view of "The Ark" installation. Walking too far away from the wall will kill you. You can also see through the Forerunner walls.
  • If you fly a Banshee and use the Boost, flying too high will get you killed. This does not happen when you fly at the "normal" speed.

Sources

  1. http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/06/01/halo-3-multiplayer-map-names-discovered/
  2. http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/820/820585p1.html

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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From Lostpedia

The Barracks in isolation

Isolation, or loneliness, vs. group cooperation in survival, is a recurrent theme of Lost. Damon Lindelof has stated, "We think it's one of the unifying themes of the show--the idea that they need each other in order to survive on the Island."

Contents

Occurrences

Season 1

Season 2

  • The tailies ended their isolation from the middle section survivors. ("Abandoned")
  • Charlie sang "All alone, I try to be invincible/Together now, we can be saved." ("Fire + Water")
  • Nathan is isolated in the pit created by Ana. ("The Other 48 Days")
  • In a less direct scenario, Locke became isolated when he worked with his father, and Helen found out about it. The end result was Locke losing the love of his life and his father figure, leaving him alone, even though he did not wish to be.("Lockdown")
  • Ben told Locke, "God doesn't know how long we've been here, John. He can't see this island any better than the rest of the world can." ("Dave")
  • The Elizabeth failed to leave the Island. ("Live Together, Die Alone")
  • Desmond nearly contemplated suicide at the thought of being left alone in the Swan for an indefinite amount of time after he thought he killed Kelvin. He reads a letter by Penelope that gives him hope which says "Please don't give up, Des. Because all we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us." ("Live Together, Die Alone")

Season 3

Jack, Kate and Sawyer are isolated on the Hydra Island

Season 4

  • Juliet tells her therapist from The Others that the way she is treated like a celebrity makes her feel isolated; she corrects herself saying she feels "alone." ("The Other Woman")

Season 5


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ST Expanded

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The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

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real-world perspective.


"Isolation" is the fourth episode of the first season of Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions, showcasing the ship's commanding officer, Captain Noel Turner.

Contents

Summary

Finishing a long overdue visit to remote Federation colony Caldea IV, the Cantabrian crew prepare to depart. Captain Noel Turner and Counselor Scott Fack request a beam-up from colony but, after what seems like an eternity in the transporter matter stream, both awake on a derelict space station in orbit of Caldea IV, with Turner terminally ill in a make-shift isolation bay...

Memorable quotes

First Exploration of the Station

"It's kinda funky retro in that in that 2280's kinda way. Retro is cool again, isn't it?"
-- Scott Fack hopes he's still "up with the times" with decor.

Family troubles

"Helena... once this is over and we get back to Starbase Expanse 7... I want you off my ship."
-- Marie Bourget to her daughter

Liz loses her cool

"I don't want to hear it. This isn't about who started it. You will behave on this ship, and if you don't start, you'll be spending your entire (three week) journey in the brig. Understood?"
-- Elizabeth Singh getting tough on fighting civilians being held in the brig

The bad run-in with the Zmakians

"Oh they found us alright. At the other end of the Cantabrian's barrels."
-- Noel Turner explaining to Fack how he and Ulitania Jonar were captured again by the Zmakians... and managed to escape with some help from their ship

And he complains about the doctor's bedside manner?

"Handy with a hypospray. Hmph."
-- Fack's not thrilled with Turner's suggestion he should join Bourget's sickbay team

A toast

"To life."
"To life."
-- Turner proposes a toast to life, even though he might be towards the end of his; Fack toasts the toast

Encouraging the captain

"We fight for the protection of our freedoms and our rights, those core values the Federation’s founders held so dear and laid down for us all those years ago. The Myhr’an don’t appear to care about those, unleashing their wrath on anyone, innocent or not, who gets in their way. Their armies have no moral compass, no guilt, no ethical boundaries to stop them. And people like you have the power and the strength to stand up to their tyranny. People like me, like the crew of the Cantabrian, look up to you for that strength. When we see you strong, see you fight, we know it’s for the common good. We know the struggle is the right struggle. You’re angry. That’s natural. That’s part of the human condition and the way we deal with grief. So if you’re angry, be angry. But use that anger to try and defeat this disease. Okay?"
-- Fack gives a speech when Turner's feeling down

Not giving up

"Oh no you don't. Not on my watch."
-- Fack trying to save a flat-lined Turner

References

anesthizine; Arden, Ethan; Arkrand Society; assistant chief engineer; Athelstan, Jason; Bajorans; Beloved; Bourget, Helena; Bourget, Marie; brig; Caldea IV; Caldea IV orbital supply station; CACS; Caldwell, Dakota; Cantabrian, USS; Captain's wine cellar; Cardassians; Colony Transporter Controller; Counselor's Office; "Dakota"; De Gaillimhe, Liam; "Directive"; environmental suit; Fack, Scott; force field; Forward Lounge; Fuller, Joshua; Hogan, Zahara; hypospray; Irakian fever; isolation bay; Jonar, Ulitania; Jonar, Salin; Killan, Tawana; Klingons; Kübler-Ross model; laboratory; lectrazine; Lelar Prime; Lelari; "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love"; Love; Marquez; Márquez, Gabriel García; Morrison, Toni; Myhr'an; One Hundred Years of Solitude; PADD; Paradise; Porter, Cole; Prospect-A, USS; Ramirez, Antonio; Romulans; Rutherford, USS; Santos, Daniel; Singh, Elizabeth; Slaughterhouse-Five; Starbase Expanse 7; Starfleet Academy; Starfleet Medical Protocol 121 (Section A); Switzerland; Turner, Noel; Vonnegut, Kurt; Willard, Annette; Yh'ahni; Zmakians

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YCM

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From Yu-Gi-Oh Card Maker Wiki

Isolation
Image:Back-EN.png
English: Isolation
Attribute: Trap Cards Image:Trap.png
Property: Counter Image:Counter.png
Card Lore: Select 1 card from your Deck and remove it from play for 2 turns. Add the selected card to your hand when a monster you control is destroyed
Sets with this Card: Rumble Destruction
Card Limit: Unlimited
Other Card Information: Gallery - Rulings
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