One year ago yesterday, Planetside 2 had just launched. It was 5 a.m. the next day, NovaInfuse and I had just successfully lead our second platoon. It all started with a simple question from KezCrash, "Why don't you two create an outfit?” That's the moment Derp Company was founded.
Truth be told, I needed something to invest in. I had just been through a shit show of a break-up and spent several months in a hardcore Guildwars 2 guild. I wanted to create something different. I promised myself that Derp Company wasn't going to be like the rest. Afterall, gaming isn't a job, it's entertainment, it's there for enjoyment! That's when I knew I was onto something good. Derp Company was going to recognize we have lives to lead outside of our community, I never understood why other clans or guilds forced it to be a second job.
Our basic values of teamwork, friendship, and maturity have been our guiding beacon for this year, and will continue to guide us forward. Derp Company has grown into a strong community. Each and every one of you has helped to shape what it is today, and I personally want to thank everyone for what you all have given. Thank you for the year of laughs, joy, and camaraderie. Let’s reflect on our Herp Derp accomplishments from this last year.
What we've done together:
- Saw the birth of our Website grow with activity.
- Migrated from Jaeger to Waterson, "The D3rpcolypse."
- Upgraded from Mumble to Teamspeak for better Leadership Comms.
- Created Divisions & Departments to drive Derp.
- Crafted Ribbons to award those praiseworthy.
- Rise of a new Commander, Nostrome.
- Made new friends!
- Scheduled dependable hosted Operations.
- Three Operation Playstyles that cater to our members.
- Lost NihilisticClown and then regained NihilisticClown.
- Created new Events such as Sparkle Party and Oktoberfest, we'll be seeing them return!
- Achieved 300 "Spartans" - Derp Company has grown consistently.
- Maintained Quality over Quantity.
- Kept a strong Section 8 Subforum.
What we'll do for the future:
- Rank Restructure, more than just PFC! New ways to pave your way.
- Updated Website with new features for members!
- Field Manual for anything and everything you need to know about Planetside 2 and playing in Derp Company Operations.
- More Hosted Events.
- Derp Company signing up for the FNO (and actually sticking to it this time!)
- Creating a Derp Company Logo and hopefully having it in-game.
- Creating a Derp Company specific Camo or Helmet?
- Competitive Planetside 2 Gaming, Derp Company is interested in the Community Clash!
- Getting LOUDER in the Planetside 2 Community.
- Spreading The Derp!
We'll be hosting our Derpy Birthday Party Operation on Saturday the 23rd at 8p.m. EST, our usual Saturday Ops times. Be sure to come, everyone is invited! Duh? Check out the Event Announcement for more information.
I'm sure you all know I'm still unemployed! That being said, I wanted to give back to the community in some way. Like the image above? Well now you can have it as your desktop background wallpaper! All the photos above are D3RP at it's finest!
Comment below, tell us what you think our biggest Derpchievement was, or what you'd like to see from us in the future?