On August 15, 2012, I had recently graduated, and was soon going to begin college. With all of my free time, I wanted to start a community that could be better than the ones that existed. Somewhere for people of all ages to be welcome, and a place where people could find a home. I started Harpoon. (Fun fact, for about two weeks it was a MvM server as I learned more and more about server configuration.) As the months passed, hundreds of people came and helped. From our staff, to assistance from other community admins, we had an amazing group of people advocating for us, and our luck has only grown since. Now, Harpoon turns 5 years old. In 5 years, we've all grown. We've had staff come and go, we've had countless regulars, and community members honor our servers with their presence. Even I've grown, I'm now a college graduate working a full-time job. We've had a lot of fun, and we continue to expand and look toward our future. Not only do we have a lot of great changes and servers coming in the future, we'll be trying to expand our presence on social media, YouTube, Twitch, and with all of you. We hope that in the coming months, we'll be able to get more staff members and community contributors to help grow Harpoon further. Overall, I've been lucky to find so many great people to help with Harpoon. They've helped grow this community to something far beyond what I originally planned. And none of that would be possible without you. Our regulars, and users who visit our servers daily, you're the ones who keep this community alive, I hope that you'll take part in our changes, and the new things coming to Harpoon. And in honor of Harpoon's Birthday, we'll be hosting a large birthday party event on the weekend of August 25th. We hope to see you there! In short, I hope to see you on the weekend of August 25th for the events, and thank you so much for being a part of Harpoon Gaming.