7th Column Week in Review
It’s that time of the week again…Time to kick back, relax and tear through the 7th Column mailbag before heading off into the weekend. By the looks of things we’ve got a few letters to open so let’s get right to it.
Our first letter is from an unknown sender: hi
i would like to say that my chapter has thirty members and is growing, any body can join Grrr-Force. at Grr-force we have regular halo tournaments and at the present we are setting up our own site called Grrr-Force.com which will have lots of kool halo,Pc and xbox stuf.
so feel free to join Grrr-force.
Check out Grrr-force… they’re Grrrreat! Ok, so I don’t know that for sure, I just couldn’t resist the chance to bust out some Tony the Tiger quotes.
Next up is a quick note about a new chapter that’s, surprise surprise, seeking new members: To whom it may concern,
I recently opened up my new chapter, number 8529, called Hall of the Mountains and would like it to appear in the week's review. Membership is low, but I do have about 8 local people that are Halo players and have not yet joined my chapter, for what reason, I do not know. I do have a LAN scheduled, and hope to become more active with more members.
There you go, consider it posted. I’m not sure what local area this chapter is in but if you’re intrigued, swing by and see for yourself.
It looks like we’ve got quite a few new chapters this week. Here’s another: Could you guys mention my new Chapter – Halo Highlanders , a Scotland based Halo Chapter. It’s only been up and running for about a week but we already have a forum and a database up and running - with a very active Chapter founder :) Basically this is a request for members, and the first 9 members to join will be made staff (if they fulfill the criteria, of course)
Cool, I’m not aware of any Scotland based chapters yet. It’s always great to see the 7th Column spread to new parts of the world. Throw on yer kilts and head over to Halo Highlanders to see what they’re all about!
Our next mail comes to us from our old friends from down-under. We haven’t heard from these guys in quite a while but it sounds like they’ve been busy behind the scenes. It's been a while since Crocodile Bungie reared its head in the Week In Review, though we have been no less active. This week we felt the need to chuck a letter in The Bag to let people know about a new Seventh Column desktop image that one of our members (Ekdor) created. It's specifically designed to match the front grille of a Power Mac G5, but it looks awesome on any desktop.
Any Aussies who haven't checked out Crocodile Bungie should head on over and scope the place out. We broke the 200-member limit yesterday - props to all the Crocs who put time in to the site and the chapter, and to all those who come to our LANs. Wouldn't be Crocodile Bungie without you. Incidentally, you can check out photos from our most recent LAN over here.
Thanks to Forerunners.org for the hosting!
Wow, congrats for hitting the 200 mark guys! Even if you’re not an Aussie, you should still check out Crocodile Bungie. These guys are always up to something and manage to stay very busy spreading Halo loving throughout the Outback. Keep up the great work!
Here’s a note from old time Week in Review regular formerly known as Syzygy: Hello, this is Scimitarex, formerly known as Syzygy. I want to give
the Bungie community a heads-up on what’s going on at OmegaNet, home of clan Omega Cell. We have 15 members and play together regularly on the BNG servers and have already had 2 events. The next event, M4X1MUM C4RN4G3 will take place on Dec. 6th. We are looking for about 15 more active members and have many features here that will keep you occupied while not playing Halo PC. Anyone is welcome to apply for membership, but I have to screen all members before joining, (I've had a few people that are less than scrupulous try to gain entry). Join now! Get in while you still can!
Also, because no one is using Ground Zero, my old account's chapter, I will be disbanding Ground Zero and spending most of my 7th Column time concentrating on OmegaNet.
Well, it’s sad to see Ground Zero close its doors but OmegaNet sounds very exciting! If you’re a Halo PC player looking for some good competition and some competent teammates, head over and pay them a visit.
Next up is Culix with an explanation as to why things have been slow around the Column lately: Greetings Sketch and the rest of the 7th Column! This is culix from the 43rd Regiment. Well, as you know things have been a little slow for the Week in Review lately, so I just thought I'd drop you a note and say that's because my chapter has been too darn busy playing Halo PC online. Hopefully this is the case with the rest of the Column as well - but that's not really bad news, is it? It means it's a great game!
Anyway, to give everyone something to do, we have this little dilemma over on our chapter that needs solving: namely who kicks more ass. Spider Man?
The Green Lantern? The Master Chief? We just don't have enough votes to decide, so everyone should jump on over and vote!.
I can attest to the fact that Halo PC has been eating up most all of my spare time lately! Thanks for the update. This sounds like an interesting poll indeed. Who do you think will win? Stop by their chapter and vote.
Last up is another unnamed sender who’s looking for members for a new chapter: I need new members in Greeley, Co and surrounding areas for the Halo Gods Of Greeley.
Short and to the point. If you know where Greeley, CO is and you want to join a chapter, pay them a visit.
And that’s a wrap folks. The mail bag is empty. Though we don’t have a piece of mail about this, I’d like to take a minute to represent the Marty Army and let everyone know that there’s a big gathering planned for next Saturday, 11/15, at Lanwerx in Bellevue, WA. Marty himself will be on hand to partake in some Halo PC and Halo Xbox excitement in celebration of the 2 year anniversary of Halo’s release. If you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss this. If you’re not in the area, don’t fret, we’ll be setting up some of our BNG servers to allow you all to join us from the comfiness of your own home. Look for more info on Bungie.net next week.
Until then, farewell my fellow Columners and have a swell weekend. I’ve got to try and find some time amidst my Halo PC games to get out and see Matrix. Here’s hoping it lives up to the hype! What’s up!?
What have you and your chapter been up to? Got an event coming up? Looking for members? Got a new feature? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll spread the word throughout the Column!