D1014 T2107 Y2006Gunniversary

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]
TTL Dweezle
DTS wheels
DTS pastor
TTL Jericho
Fouch
CJM4
BallisticNinjar
Blubberfet
Bubblecake
DrPachango
renes
TTL Z
KC Batman
airexplosive
UtopiaUnknown
Shaydes
BolloLand
xM0NSTERx
action thaxten
ChubbyHands
TTL s00p
Lupes
TT L Burritoh
Sassinator1000
ubermorons
BloodFenix
TTL Stuicide
TTL Mudshovel
AmericanNightmr
Sandman 350
Balzak 126
TTL Saej
the last wyvern
Alderin
HEAD 0325
Cleanbeats
Fezzer
Kaiavatar
TTL G RODD
xNO WARNINGx
Th3 Gun5ling3r
Iming Nutzov
TTL Wayn0ka
KillerBYU
Decepticahn
goody71
STORM TROOPS
Redwings4life
TTL Chaz
A Large Bear
FlyingDutchman8
ReDpSyChO
TTL STeeL
WhiteEpyon
TTL HungLow
TTL Homicide
TTL Los Jacklos
TTL Pink Tawko
TTL Ender
ChickaChicka
TTL JLDragon
Longduk
TTL Drizz
Ma Duece 50
ImAMovingTarget
Cobra65
Jin Murphy III
TTL Ninja
bs angel
Quantifier
Demag0gue
ThreeDollarBill
Dellocke
DarkNosferatu
T BlueStar
AleKat85
LightSword77
stabmast3rarson
Tortacular
TTL Diesel
DigitalDren
a lurking duck
Sindekiero
lil pink pony
hibiki tokai69
TTL Fate
SuicideSamuraiz
SRT the FORCE
grupieluv
SkinnyBunny
TTL Wolf
cute lil pony
Quikthnkr
SavageScrapple
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Get them in your cross-hairs and take them down… If you can.

Posted by XerxdeeJ

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  1. #LINK D1014 T2124
    A Large Bear wrote...

    Those who were counting on a bear hunt will be sadly disappointed, as the Large Bear’s XBL access is still not extent. That said, good luck boys, this ain’t gonna be no bunnyhunt.

  2. #LINK D1014 T2130
    Ender wrote...

    Well said Deej. We’ll be seeing you all on the battlefield. Come and get us.

  3. #LINK D1014 T2130
    Th3 Gun5ling3r wrote...

    I would first like to say that it has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the TTL Gunslingers! Words cannot express how satisified I am with the TTL community. That being said…..

    A manhunt? Are you serious? That is an outstanding twist on things.

    Yet another obstacle on our collective path of the beam.

  4. #LINK D1014 T2134
    Fezzer wrote...

    I really love this clan and the community that has grown around it. I wasn’t here in the beginning, so I don’t know to much about the humble beginnings. However, I can say without any doubt that there are no other gamers out there that I would rather have at my side then my fellow Gunslingers.

    Congratulations to everyone for making this a home and safe haven from the more unsavory parts of Halo MM and other gaming environments.

    We are more than just a gathering of geeks that spend countless hours mashing buttons. We are a living and continually growing entity that wants to have a good game and a good time with friends.

    Our interactions come in many ways, whether that is time spent in MM, in the forums, at LANs, etc. All of it is made possible by the contributions of the individuals.
    I’m so glad I found this place. It is my home away from home and I’m here to stay.

    I heart TTL Gunslingers :)

    Fezzer

  5. #LINK D1014 T2135
    TTL Stuicide wrote...

    Here’s to one great year!

    Another time around the sun.

  6. #LINK D1014 T2203
    Pastor wrote...

    It’s been a year of fantastic growth and memorable moments. For those who haven’t found a good game, we say sorry. For those who have been drawn through the door to this clan, we say thankya! If one were to look for an example of a healthy game-based community, look no further than the halls of The TTL Gunslingers.

    And if you see me in game, I’m coming for you!

  7. #LINK D1014 T2211
    lil pink pony wrote...

    Though new to the Gunslingers, and TTL as a whole, I’ve seen more sportsmanship and comraderie than ever before. I’m proud to be a ‘slinger, and agree with everyone in saying you’re all brothers/sisters to me. Werd.

    Pony

  8. #LINK D1014 T2218
    Quantifier wrote...

    I’m more than looking forward to the next year, and to those in MM whose paths cross with us – you won’t be disappointed, win or lose. We are the essence of what Bungie dreampt for this endeavor we all love and refer to as Halo 2. Here, here TTL Gunslingers, and all those who truly seek a good game!

    Happy Gunniversary!

  9. #LINK D1014 T2236
    wheels wrote...

    I think for everyone who has been here for a while, it is really satisfying to witness and experience the quality growth that we have. It’s been one heck of a ride and appears to be only getting better.

    I say thankya!

  10. #LINK D1014 T2341
    Dweezle wrote...

    Amen to that Wheels. This is all extremely satisfying. Happy Birthday Gunslingers! For those wanting to hunt me down you better be ready.

  11. #LINK D1015 T0125
    Quikthnkr wrote...

    Frankly I don’t think we have much to worry about. Since joining the Gunslingers I have gone from desperately trying to hang on to my rank while lone wolfing it to winning over 90% of my matchmaking games. I have yet to lose a Big Team Skirmish game. I had always hoped but never knew the game could be this good. I am so very honored and happy to be here with such a good group. And I feel pity for those of you that we find on our path to the tower; because we are Ka-Te; we are one made from many; and because we deal in lead… and business is fantastic!

  12. #LINK D1015 T0406
    TT L Burritoh wrote...

    What a bunch of pansies!!!
    ...
    ...
    ...sniff…sniff…

    (I’m just upset because my left hand still can’t grip a controller)

    Make some headshots for me guys! And beware, those Gunslinger bucks might be valuable someday. Don’t give ‘em up.

  13. #LINK D1015 T0511
    Lupes wrote...

    Aw, man, there goes my lazy days. D: Hope to run across some likeminded gamers and people who embody the TTL spirit (despite not being in the clan) when I sign on next.

  14. #LINK D1015 T1128
    goody71 wrote...

    Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!
    If i lose, deej, I’ll pay the dollar.

  15. #LINK D1015 T1317
    Locke wrote...

    Happy Claniversary TTL! This amazing group of gamers is able to acomplish things I thought impossible. I look forward to another year of good games and great players.

    Anyone up for some SWAT? GT: Dellocke

  16. #LINK D1015 T1936
    Tortacular wrote...

    I think this explains the random FR I got last night…

    Congrats to my fellow Gunslingers… I’m happy and humbled to be part of such a great community of gamers.

  17. #LINK D1015 T2205
    Suicidesamuraiz wrote...

    Have you sent this out to all the clans we’re affiliated with, and all those we’ve fought? It might make this a bigger event if there was a bounty-month, instead of a bounty-week. I read that we’ve had a little over 2,000 unique visits this month… but XBL is huge. Imagine 10,000 readers or more telling their friends—more people gunning for us. Tell them the times, locations, and all that jazz.

    Hell, it might even be a grand way to spread the “good game” message.

  18. #LINK D1016 T0211
    XerxdeeJ wrote...

    Now, let’s not get too carried away. I thought this might be a fun way to the spotlight on you people for a change. I am not giving out real money here.

  19. #LINK D1016 T0331
    Sunburned Goose wrote...

    You know, I’d take you up on that, but lately it seems that whenever I’m in matchmaking, I’m with TTL :D

    Congrats on your first year TTL.
    Goose.

  20. #LINK D1016 T2050
    TTL Fate wrote...

    From the moment I met my first Timmy, I envisioned this place. From the moment I was good enough to realize what true teamwork was I have dreamt of this place. Now, I am part of this place and it is even more spectacular than I had ever imagined. The message, the games and the brothers in arms are exactly what I’ve been looking for in a clan for so long. It has been my honor and priviledge to deal in lead alongside you, Gunslingers, and I look forward to even more great times. Happy Anniversary, ‘Slingers.

    Catch us if you can…

  21. #LINK D1019 T2052
    TTL JLDragon wrote...

    haha, they should know you cant kill a dragon easily. Have at you!!

    Here is to 365,000 more!

    -JLDragon

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