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Edited by MoonDawg: 1/5/2015 8:19:24 AM
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Se7en Years...

[quote][b]Pictured above:[/b] Mentors and Ninjas taking shots at the Bungie Community Party during PAX Prime '014 (I'm wearing the Tricorn t-shirt) From left to right: dmg04, Shacker, MoonDawg, Lord Revan, True Underdog, Cutout of a Mexican man with a sombrero (Dos Equis?), Very nice bartender lady who kept the liquor flowing[/quote] Seven years... It's crazy how times flies. It feels like just yesterday I created my first Bnet account back in '04. A few accounts later, I decided to stick with this one. ;) Brace yourself in case you encounter some slight nostalgia. It all started in 2001 when I played a demo of Halo: CE at a friend's house. As soon as I played The Silent Cartographer demo, I was instantly hooked. I was given a copy of Halo: CE with my new Xbox that Christmas, and that was that. A few years later, I stumbled upon Bungie.net. Any other veterans remember when it used to look like [url=http://nikon.bungie.org/images/newbungienet.jpg]this[/url]? After forgetting my credentials and making a bunch of accounts, I eventually landed with this account in '07. Those of you who know me may remember that I was originally DTA MoonDawg. The DTA prefix was part of my silly clan phase that I quickly grew out of. Until Bungie.next, however, I was stuck with it. :P During the Halo era, I really enjoyed making machinimas. Most of them never saw the light of day, but the ones I did release like the [url=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL49BF347795299542]Teammates of Genius[/url] series and [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoSB0_WWy5c]Pokalo: Pocket Spartans[/url] were incredibly fun yet challenging to create. Back in the day, I was heavily involved with a group called [url=http://bungie.wikia.com/wiki/Facility_B5D]Facility B5D[/url]. This was a Halo 3 group designated for people with the famous Recon armor. I originally joined because (like everyone else at the time) I was curious on how to unlock the mystical armor set. I eventually ranked up to an Administrator in the group and made many friends along the way. We even did some awesome shit like our [url=http://halo.bungie.net/news/content.aspx?link=HopeUntoDawn&type=news]Hope Unto Dawn Halo 3 Charity Tournament[/url]. Out of all of my years of gaming, that was one of my fondest moments. All of the attention circulating with the tournament prompted urk to give me an Average Joe interview. I am purposely not linking it because it was damn embarrassing, and I don't want it to resurface. If you want to look it up yourself, please note that I was in my high school "t-bag phase" when I wrote that. ;) Like all things, however, Facility B5D eventually died down, and most of us went our separate ways. For a time, I didn't have a place to call home in the community. Then one day as I randomly scoured #Support to find some lost souls to assist, I got a PM. This message invited me to join a group known as "The Welcoming Committee." I had heard of the group before, but I had no idea what it would become. I am still humbled to this day that I was chosen for such an awesome position, and I try to reflect that in each and every post I make on this website. Mentors rule, Ninjas drool! In addition to TWC, I also play with my buddies in Rogue Squadron led by the infamous Halcylon. Red 6, reporting for duty! [spoiler]We like Star Wars. Can you tell?[/spoiler] That brings us to today. Still enjoying Destiny thus far and can't wait to see how it will evolve over the coming years. Here's to another seven years!

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