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Harpoon Gaming turns 5 Years Old

Discussion in 'Previous Announcements' started by Eoj Charlie, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Eoj Charlie

    Eoj Charlie Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
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    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.
     
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  2. Just Navlis

    Just Navlis Face-Meltingly Active
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    25th? thats my birthday lmao
     
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  3. DRagon

    DRagon Phenomenal
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    I've spent a good portion of my teenage years here. I'm proud to say that HG is by far the best community I've ever had the privilege to be apart of and watch grow. It's in a league of its own. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not an emotional ass man, but reflecting on all this brings tears to the eyes.
     
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  4. Cake_Enterprise

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    Its great to see how far this community has gotten. We have all had good times together. And I hope to have more good times for as long as we can.
     
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  5. jacobhd404040

    jacobhd404040 Forum-Clearing
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    I have grown up with this community and its members. I have matured to who I am today in part because of the amazing opportunities I have had within this wonderful place and it's intensely passionate members. I have loved every bit of my time here and I am so grateful I found myself in our ttt server over 2 years. I wish you the very best of birthdays Harpoon Gaming, and more to come.
     
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  6. Sal

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    Harpoon Gaming forever! I will always support it and try my best to keep it alive. Thank you Charlie for creating the best TF2 community and servers.
     
  7. Lecatzz

    Lecatzz Laundry Lecatzz
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    Thanks Joe, thanks everybody. I spent a pretty large amount of my time on the internet here, without any regrets to this day. My absence aside, I'm looking forward to many great years to come.

    Time flies, doesn't it?
     
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  8. slwpkr

    slwpkr 1 Shot, 1 Kill, No Luck, All Skill
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    My Birthday As Well ;) haha
     
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  9. slwpkr

    slwpkr 1 Shot, 1 Kill, No Luck, All Skill
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    Happy 5th Harpoon, I wish I could've been on the past year or so, been having a lot of Internet Problems, hopefully soon I'll be able to play again.
     
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