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So, I obviously am noob, and I was wondering if there were any specific requirements to make an Expanded Universe. I was also wondering if my idea, which is to take place in a universe where the Covenant take Earth but a group of humans escape, etc., would be okay for an Expanded Universe.
Actually, since you're creating a "What-If" scenario with the idea, that'd be an Alternate Universe, rather than Expanded, which is covered in our rules (5.4). As for how to go about it, you can create a central project page like Zenith of the Dismantled or Vadumverse, providing information and include links to articles included in that AU, then add that page and a description to the Halo Fanon:Expanded Universe page.
If I may add a little personal input, though, I might advise against going with an AU instead of an EU. There are fun ideas to explore, but while you're choosing what ideas you want to put work into, you should consider a lot of it might be left behind when more canon Halo stuff comes along and you want to have your stuff be a part of it.
Alright, thanks. I'll spend some time to decide whether to do an Alternate Universe or an Expanded Universe using your input.
So, I think I've decided to make an Alternate Universe (although it is somewhat of a crossover with something else that I made, but not in a weird/irrational way), but if I am to make this, what category should I put it in? Should I keep it in the Expanded Universe category? Or is there a different category for it?
While I hate to ask—is it going to be a universe where a previously-unknown but super-powerful race comes in and goes to war with the UNSC/Sangheili?
No, it's not. It's going to be an alternate timeline in which the idea is that humanity is somewhat of a Tier 2 civilization, but they are not unified under one government, and I plan to use probably two of the factions from my own sci-fi universe, but besides that and some of the tech, not much else.
Righto. Anyway, yes, that'd be an AU, and there are other AUs on that Expanded Universe page, so I believe it'd be alright to add your project to it. Make sure to use the Alternate template and/or category.