I really think the main problem was the hotzones. I really wish some more tactical people were able to set them, a way to direct the attacks of the people who are less tactical. We could put them all in South America and still win this season.
I'm EST as well, does 2pm EST Saturday work? I have 2 friends with the DLC who want to do this as well so that makes 5. Also I'd be glad to stick around and help more people if anyone else wants to do it.