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The community here is 4 years old!!
« on: May 13, 2009, 10:58:18 PM »
This community and I have now been "connected" for a little over 4 years.

All started when I got the HoJ guild back on Aszune in World of Warcraft - which i started playing on 30th April 2005 and about 5 days after I found myself leading a two man guild with my brother who had been tricked into joining it by its last power using member...

The rest is history!
« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 07:20:17 AM by Mangala »
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 05:20:04 AM »
I'll drink to that. :D

It was Taithras who suckered me into it after he lead me and some other low levels through Deadmines.
So it's all his fault really. ;D

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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 06:12:09 AM »
cheers!
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 08:13:30 AM »
gratsh...hic!
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 09:13:25 AM »
i was told to join by the infamous sandu/sheryl who was my old guild leader in the "light of azeroth".


after a power struggle that guild broke up so here i am :)

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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 09:46:00 AM »
after many failed attempts at finding a home, im like the smelly old dog you either love me or loathe me, i stumbled across HoJ and ive been here ever since, with all my pixelated friends :D
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 10:53:15 AM »
All started when I got the HoJ guild back on Aszune in World of Warcraft - which i started playing on 30th April 2005 and about 5 days after I found myself leading a two man guild with my brother who had been tricked into joining it by its last power using member...

I still get a chuckle out of that story.

It was Taithras who suckered me into it after he lead me and some other low levels through Deadmines.
So it's all his fault really. ;D

The conversation went:

Me: My guild is recruiting if you're interested
GB: Are they all like you?
Me: *stares at screen and wonders what you say in reply to that*
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 11:23:59 AM »
Quote
GB: Are they all like you?
Me: *stares at screen and wonders what you say in reply to that*

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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 12:05:55 PM »
This got me thinking about previous iterations of the forum/site.

Here is a little timeline:

Iteration I: pedesvir.14.freebb.com 
Nothing is there now though. 20th May 2005 to 2nd September 2005;

Iteration II: http://z13.invisionfree.com/Hands_Of_Justice/index.php
Was a home for a short while until I purchased a domain and some hosting. 2nd September 2005 to 29th December 2005;

Iteration III: http://handsofjustice.co.uk 
This very domain! Its' first forum was a phpBB board.  However during an attempt to send a mailer to everyone on it, I broke it severely 29th December 2005 to Mid-May 2006;

Iteration IV: http://handsofjustice.co.uk Same domain. Different forum software. SMF was installed on the site and various frontpages attempted, with some aid from Taithras (Tanimar) and others if memory serves.  Forum was damn busy, as had been its previous version, couple of hundred posts a day - more when I was leading a raid (Many of you know to what I allude!). This variant lasted from Mid-May 2006 until June 2007 when I emo-rage gquit right after announcing my retirement from WoW and after a shortwhile, dropped the forum and neglected the handsofjustice.co.uk domain for a while;

Iteration V: http://z13.invisionfree.com/Hands_Of_Justice/index.php Went back to this board when I got back into Lotro in early 2008 as a time-waster in addition to EVE and travelling!

Iteration VI: http://handsofjustice.co.uk  I return us here once again about a year ago after realising I still own the domain.  We have been here ever since, with a simple frontpage in a blog style: http://handsofjustice.co.uk/gaming/  with 3 games being represented in various forms. 

So there you have it.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 12:08:48 PM by Mangala »
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2009, 08:48:32 AM »
And I have enjoyed spamming those forums with inane babble for a considerable time :D

Don't forget the THF Horde side was your spawn Jon :D

I've been with HoJ in one form or another since December 2005, if I remember rightly.

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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2009, 09:52:10 AM »
Yeah Dec 2005 is when it all went downhill - letting in paladins :D
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2009, 06:09:08 PM »
congrats ! hoj is a great gaming community shame you guys dont play any of the games i play anymore lol :(

maybe well meet up in the new star wars mmo any plans for a hoj there when it finally arrives?

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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2009, 06:10:05 PM »
congrats ! hoj is a great gaming community shame you guys dont play any of the games i play anymore lol :(

maybe well meet up in the new star wars mmo any plans for a hoj there when it finally arrives?

laters elv

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Maybe we shall in the Star Wars MMO - just hoping it is an MMO and not kotor with a chat channel - wish they'd release more info than they have!!
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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 06:21:18 PM »
WUHELV! =^_^=

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Re: The community here is 4 years old!!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2009, 11:25:32 AM »

Don't forget the THF Horde side was your spawn Jon :D


Did a /ginfo on THF the other day, it was started 06/01/06 - by my reckoning its now been around longer that HoJ was in WoW.
The only problem I have with The Hornéd Fist is pronunciation of the guild name, with "é" it makes it sound like The Horney-ed Fist!

Anyways, good to see you guys are still having fun and that HoJ still exists - still haven't forgiven Elv for getting me to join and getting involved with you lot  ;)

P.S. Who let me in? I don't even play Eve, LOTRO or Warhammer!