Seventh Column Week In Review
Matt and Achronos are still out on vacation, Sketch is out sick, and I cajoled Evil Otto into writing the last Week in Review, so this week the task has fallen to the master of delegation (me). Let's bust open the Week In Review Mailbag
and see what's cookin'. PsionicPhyre
from the Military Armory
(/fanclub/armory) is holding a contest to see who can make the best Military Armory flag. Check out the chapter for details. The cost is $5 and the winner will recieve a one year Xbox Live subscription.
Let's see ... no more mail. That's it?!!! That was easy. Too easy.
There's plenty more going on around the Seventh Column. I wouldn't normally do this, but considering the poor quality of this week's mail submissions here's my own news roundup.
Our theme contest is over and the winners have been chosen. I'm not going to announce anything just yet, but we should have the 3 winning themes live on the site and the winners posted next week. Thanks to everyone that participated!
Lorraine joined the Online Team officially today. I don't know if she has a Bungie account on the site, but I'm sure she'll have one soon. Be sure to say hello. Halo Diplomatic Core
made it into this week's Spotlight. The chapter is comprised of over 200 members, one representative from each state and country. I'm not sure what they have planned but based on participation I'm sure it's something big. xboxliveaz
(fanclub/xboxliveaz), a chapter dedicated to Xbox Live events, has been very active. Check out their iGames Winter Season summary
, it's quite a read.
The UK Halo Chapter
has devised a "divisional membership scheme." We've been discussing ways to better organize the Seventh Column for quite some time, it will be interesting to see how this pivotal UK chapter's plans go. While you're there be sure to check out their Game Reviews database, it's damn impressive!
Finally, a few random thoughts I had while browsing through chapters:
1) People really like snipers. And Spartans.
2) The lull in Seventh Column activity is a normal part of a game's life cycle. It will be a glorious day when Bungie products come out at more regular intervals and there is no "down time". Until then feel free to chime in at the Chapter Founders forum, the Septagon
, with ideas for ways to spice things up around here.
3) There are some rumblings underfoot about Confederations and Conflagrations and other nefarious organizations. People obviously enjoy these alliances, let's figure out a way to make them a more interesting part of the site. Again, feel free to chime in at the Chapter Founders
That's it for this week. Enjoy your weekend!