One year ago, on this day, ‘Tied the Leader’ needed a new a posse. Our previous efforts to create a gaming community out of the readership of this blog had been met with mediocrity at best. A more fervent call to arms was issued, and the Gunslingers were born. The rest is history.
365 days of simulated violence later, we arrive at the advent of our first anniversary. We all say thankya. Uncountable numbers of spent shell casings, respawned lives, and burnt Warthog tires mark the occasion. To be honest, this clan has outlived and outgrown every expectation of the blogger that first raised the banner.
A Clan is the sum of its membership. The Gunslingers have all contributed to fueling a community of gamers that are just starting to demonstrate a measure of longevity. This is their moment to take a bow…
The Artists who create media to tell the story. The Overlords who preside over recruitment. The Forum Moderators who keep the peace in MidWorld. The Challenge Captains who set the table for worthy opponents. The Squad Leaders who enable gamers to embrace their passions – and sharpen them. The Alpha-Geeks who keep the machines running. And let’s not forget the Gamers who deal in lead. They are the ones who keep the promises made on this page. They carry them into the game – that combative place where they are hardest to honor.
They are all the TTL Gunslingers. From Webmaster to Peon. From n00b to MLG. They are one year old. Tip your hat if you pass them on the path. These are the good guys.
To celebrate, I am putting a bounty on all of their heads. You read that right. Our “Gunniversary” is your good fortune. I am challenging the readers of this blog – and anyone in the Halo Community – to a good old Manhunt. I got a buck for anyone who can beat a party of Gunslingers [fair and square] in a ranked gametype of Halo 2 over Xbox Live. Actual winnings are depicted below. Team Slayer. Team SWAT. Big Team Skirmish. Choose your poison. Bring your game strong and clean.
This week, we are making an effort to leave custom games behind. Instead, we are taking a break from Gunslinger-on-Gunslinger violence to form up raiding parties for Matchmaking. Keep an eye out for us. If you can beat us in a Good Game, we will pay homage to you and yours right here on this site. Just let us know you saw us – and that you won – by paying us a visit in MidWorld. Be sure to leave a game link.
We’ll make good on our bet.
Is this like seeking out a needle in a needle-stack? Mayhap. After a year of solid recruitment efforts, however, there are a lot of Gunslingers to be found on the battlefields of the Haloverse. We are only a handful of gamers away from what Xbox Live considers to be Standing Room Only.
Some Gunslingers are easier to spot than others. They are the ones with the TTL prefix before their ‘tag. Don’t make fun of them for that. They’ll take it personal.
Here is a full list of your targets:
TTL XerxdeeJ [Yours Truly]
TT L Burritoh
the last wyvern
TTL G RODD
A Large Bear
TTL Los Jacklos
TTL Pink Tawko
Ma Duece 50
Jin Murphy III
a lurking duck
lil pink pony
SRT the FORCE
cute lil pony
Get them in your cross-hairs and take them down… If you can.