The latest edition of the Bungie podcast is now live and available for download. This episode features Lars Bakken and Tyson Green along with regulars Frank O'Connor and Luke Smith. The Bungie boys spend this podcast jawing about the Forge, the map editor included in Halo 3. Suffice it to say, Forge sounds awesome. Our favorite concept discussed in the show: place a teleporter exit in the death zone on Snowbound. Now, as a monitor, pull up a teleporter entrance and fly into people with it, thus sending them to an unfortunate and hilarious death. Good times.
Oh, and one more thing: the Hornet is definitely available in multiplayer, though it may not be default for any particular map. You will be able to place it on appropriate maps with Forge. Go forth and get learned.