Even though Kato was generous enough
to send me his extra copy of COD4, I have no intentions of abandoning the loyal Halo 3 MP fans out there still hoping to continue playing. Even though I will most likely receive COD4 today and will start playing the moment I get in the door after work, fear not. I still plan to host our usual Halo 3 MP get-together this Friday. There are still a few that are attempting to hold out on the current COD4 craze, a few not planning to pick it up at all, and a few that have already purchsed COD4 but still have interest in continuing to play Halo 3 MP as well, so I am hoping that there will still be at least some interest in playing tomorrow night. I see no reason why there cannot be enough time in the week for both COD4 and Halo 3 to coexist in harmony.
There will most likely be a number of people playing COD4 Friday night, but I am hoping that there will still be at least a handful interested in continuing our Friday night Halo 3 tradition. And I actually think that COD4 might work somewhat in our favor by limiting the number of people trying to get into a game. There have been a number of instances when we've completely filled a party and still
had people unable to get in. Plus, 16-person games have been a bit too chaotic for my taste. I find that 12 or less really helps to keep games from being overwhelmed with chaos. And so COD4 may help to alleviate how crowded Halo 3 can sometimes become.
I also can't leave my wife without anything to do Friday night. She has also started to look forward to Friday Night Halo 3 MP as a scheduled, organized get-together, and she is worried that I am going to abandon Halo 3 (and her
) and move over to COD4. Of course not. We have a lot of fun playing together, and I'd hate to disappoint her and any other Halo 3 fans out there.
So, as usual, festivities will kick off around 7pm Arizona time, barring any more pet emergencies, of course (which is now the same as Mountain Time
, so we are only 2 hours earlier than Eastern time
and one hour later than Pacific
We're hoping for at least some interest, otherwise I'll have no choice but to play COD4 if no one
wants to play Halo 3.