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    Welcome to Owners of the Katana, or OTK! This is a Private Group for those that have achieved recognizable feats in Bungie titles, from unlocking the Halo 3 Katana to having perfect gamerscore in Halo: Reach. If you have a positive attitude and enjoy a friendly, active forum then OTK is right up your alley! Destiny related criteria for joining the group has been established. Reach a Light Level of at last 305.

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Edited by Bricypoo: 7/26/2014 1:25:49 AM
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I encourage you all to join this group I won't let you join.

Six year old group, 10th largest on Bungie.net, and a heck of a lot of history. In 2007 the group 'Owners of the Katana' was made as a place for those who had gotten the Katana in Halo 3. At the time of creation, the Katana was a coveted collectible that was very difficult to get since you needed all the achievements in the game. To get in this group, you had to show that you had it- whether by wearing it on your character (which we would see via your profile page on the website), or the Security Helmet, or by having all 1,000 GS. As time went on, the criteria changed. We evolved as the community did. Soon the criteria was changed to 'get 1000 GS in Halo 3 or have the Katana/Security Helmet' since the armor permutation became glitched in 2008. When ODST came out, we said if you had 1,000 GS there that was OK too, and the same with Reach. Over the years, OTK became a place of gathering not for people that had a Halo 3 armor permutation, but for people that achieved awesome things via achievements in Bungie Games [that we could see]. Every single member in the group has had their profile checked for this criteria, and every single member was accepted individually. I have little doubt I've personally looked at at least one thousand of them. But as we all know, with Halo: Reach being transferred away since Bungie and Microsoft divorced (they're still the bestest of friends of course), then Bnext coming in, nearly every private group died on this website. OTK weakened greatly in this dark time along with nearly all other groups. But that isn't the end of the group. No, that's just [i]an[/i] end (there are no beginnings or ends to the Wheel of Time, you see). I will be bringing back OTK with Destiny, and we will evolve with the times. The purpose of the group needs to evolve, and we will do so with Destiny- there will be criteria involving Destiny to join, and this will mean that every person in this group has something in common. OTK will again be a place to discuss games and things just like in the public forums, sure. So why bother? Because though many people probably don't remember it, Private Groups offer a smaller active community where people can grow much closer than what you will find in the public forums. Looking for people to brag about your accomplishments in games to that won't just blow you off? There you go. Looking for people to play with that can more easily be held accountable? There you go. Looking to show Bungie that Private Groups are a damned important thing and that we cannot wait for more updates to them? There you go. [quote][/quote] So here's the deal. I'm not actually accepting people in the group right now. The old criteria will never be removed- if your avatar has the Katana, Security Helm, or your profile is not set to private and I can see your achievements and you have over 1000GS in a Bungie Game, then you qualify already. So when Destiny comes out, you're set. For those of you already in, feel free to make some noise in the group- make a thread that has been on your mind- and prepare for the future. For those of you out of the group? ... The group membership limit was just raised to 50. There is no need to reserve a slot for a 10th anymore. So what I encourage you to do is to join the 70 other people in the member queue right now. Join them and... sit there. Turn on notifications for group announcements. And when the time draws closer... and I open the doors again when Destiny draws nearer? You meet those criteria, and you'll be welcomed in to be part of a brand new start of one of the oldest still-kicking groups. And you'll be among the first to usher in the new era. Cheers.
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  • I remember wanting to join OTK. I worked so hard to unlock my Katana in Halo 3! Then it happened, I was in! It was so great! You guys are the best! Too bad you automatically get the Katana in MCC from the beginning. I wanted to re-unlock it for old times sake.
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  • I remember when I got accepted into the group. It was a great feeling.
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  • Hello Owners of the Katana! First, may I say It is an honor to be able to post here. My name is Solldus Trosin. I am aware that this is not where you would have liked this post to be but if you support us after reading it please repost it somewhere for future members. I am contacting you here because we need your help. We are petitioning for bungie to allow for the personalization of our guardians with their own unique names. Please help us! You are such a renowned group. Your support would be invaluable to our cause. Please read below: "Hello, on behalf those that fight for freedom I am contacting you because we are in need of your voices! We are petitioning that bungie give it's supporters the option to give their guardians personalized names. This feature would change the face of Destiny's social community and allow for a deeper form of gameplay and creativity for all players. Please give it some thought and make your voice be heard on our petition! Leave your mark! Make the difference!! Thank you!" [url=http://www.bungie.net/en/Forum/Post/68732126/0/0]Our Petition[/url] Thank you for your patience! -Solldus Trosin of The Iron Walkers
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  • I have been in love with the works of Bungie since 2007, when I originally got my Xbox 360 BECAUSE of Halo 3. Oh how I miss those nostalgic days. I feel like this group is fun and positive and I could really benefit off of this group. I would like to just have fun and start a fire team with other willing Destiny players for the Xbox One. In the end, it's all about having fun right? :D I obtained the Security helmet and Katana back in 2007 (when everyone thought that the helmet looked like a bug) and Halo 3 gamerscore is over 1000g and Halo: Reach GS is over 1000g minus the DLC achievements. See everyone around! The release of Destiny is nearly here! -Jyol
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  • Edited by Duck duck DEATH: 7/26/2014 1:22:32 AM
    I like how the "rich history" of the group is listed as you checking people's profiles to see if they're elitist enough to join the cool kids table. The fact that the group has faded should illustrate to you its true value. The only thing it had going was an absurd exclusivity; one which only fools would consider good.
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  • Had to move this to #clans since the rules of group/clan recruitment has changed.
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  • I have the halo 3 katana unlocked, and all 69 achievements in halo reach and the majority of achievements in halo 4 (over 1000G) so could I join?
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  • So we can't join but u recommend we do? I don't get it
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  • This sounds ridiculous.
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      • Edited by Nope: 6/11/2014 3:20:17 AM
        Ready! An identity crisis (change of gamertag) lead to a loss of profile game history. As a result, I submit my [url=https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-au/players/obsric/career]Waypoint Career record[/url] in lue of my last remaining [url=http://halo.bungie.net/stats/halo3/default.aspx?player=ADLMAL]b.net record[/url], which no longer matches up to my profile. I'll return sometime after July 17th, in order to save myself from gameplay impressions until I can get my hands on Destiny personally.
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      • No. Long Live KOTOR.
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      • Wow just started to work on getting the katana again
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      • Can I join? I know he ways of the Katana an have all Hayabusa.
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      • Awesome
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      • Hah, my main was apart of that group but I left cause it was stone-cold dead. Is it up and running again?...
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        • The atmosphere isn't as serious as it sounds, so if your an avid player who meets the criteria and your just looking for a community to meet some like minded gamers please join the Que ! I've been told by the " higher - ups " that it should be open soon, and we can start filling up eachothers FL's and get some game nights going. After all, that's what the groups are about right ? For the love of God let us finally play together !!
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        • Had the katana back when it was all about Facility B5D, never wore it, it's all about that recon
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        • Katana Whatever's acceptance rate > TGP/SVs acceptance date
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        • Got all the requirements, I could also use some friends to wrap-up a few remaining Halo achievements. If you ever feel like extending your hand to me, I'd gladly accept an [i]actual[/i] active group.
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        • That feel when I have 1700/1700 in Reach. *joins queue*
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        • I almost forgot about groups. I think at least 2 of the ones I'm in still have some activity. It's a sad thing, maybe nostalgic more than anything, dusty threads from 4+ years ago in some.
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        • Edited by xTVx Casualty: 2/18/2014 9:12:16 AM
          I forgot we were the 10th largest group... Our goal is 7th right ? Things are different in bungie land... OMAR, you make me feel so old.
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          • Edited by Hatima: 2/18/2014 3:33:40 PM
            Encouraged.
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          • I went for a lot of Achievements forget what i have any longer. Heck Burrito i respect you allot for just keeping it going let alone all the history to it. Not looking to get in but if i do i do. Not a big deal for me. See ya around hopefully during the Beta.
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          • Edited by PVSpartanL36: 1/17/2014 7:24:48 AM
            I could use some people to play with, so sure, why not?
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