Just a observation. Last year I really didn't care that hilo didn't show. I think the game was good with the vehicles alone. Its alot more interesting when you can interact or fight with everything your up against. If the hilo is in the area its not like we can battle away while we try to board. But stealing vehicles and mock destroying them was awsome. A hilo would be OK but if you put more into the props side, such as bases and other vehicles and props that would be every bit as good.
Just a little imput, I'll be definitly going this year again.