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Posted on June 26, 2010, 1:00 am
Source: http://www.harddrop.com/


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HARD DROP!

To celebrate we will be livestreaming some festivities from 6PM - Midnight on Saturday, June 26th. Make sure to join us or come spectate the NullpoMino weekly tournament (held by Kitaru), after that the Hard Drop Open III Grand Finals, random ventrilo voice chatting with members of the community, a Tetris Friends Arena teams session, as well as streaming from other members who want to participate or contribute.

Ventrilo Server: Click Here
LiveStream: Click Here

On June 26th, 2009 the Hard Drop Tetris community was launched in hopes of creating a home for Tetris fans and attracting a large a variety of players from many different parts of the world. Since the start we've tried to make this place welcoming for all players regardless of skill level or what version they play. Thanks to the members, one year later it's safe to say we've done just that. We're still a baby when it comes to our site age, but that just means we still have tons of potential. I'm looking forward to playing many more games with all of you. Note that the Hard Drop Open IV registration is currently open: Sign Up Here!

Over the past year we've grown a lot as a community: there are many new faces as well as some old ones who've been with us from the start. Some disappeared, and some reappeared after being absent for several months. We've seen the current game of choice switch around frequently bringing with it new strategies, techniques to learn, and players. Some members even got some media coverage.



The site itself has had plenty of changes over the past year, our logo went from:

to: to:

Yes, I know that first one was horrible lol, it was very very early.

In the past few months we've added the live shoutbox, gaming ladder, records section, news banner, a fairly active Livestream, and so many smaller updates. The site moved from a very weak shared host to a dedicated server (thanks DirectSpace) and we've built up enough of a following that we now actually have over 10 official TTC staff lurking around. As much as we might disagree with some things they do, it's good to know that they're atleast reading our opinions so hopefully some of us can help shape the future of Tetris.

It isn't easy trying to start a community, but the members here make it seem easy and fun. Once again I want to thank every one of you for helping to build the community into what it is today, without you this site would be nothing. I truly mean and believe that, and I hope you guys continue to be active in the coming year.

This community is yours just as much as it is mine, so if you have some words you'd like to say about our birthday do a comment below.
Comments:
Comment by jemm_4 on June 30, 2010, 9:11 am
lmao @ goldie's tetimony
Comment by Boingloing on June 27, 2010, 4:35 pm
aww... I missed EVERYTHING!!!
Comment by solo2001 on June 27, 2010, 7:39 am
Happy B-day HD.
Comment by jdapple on June 26, 2010, 7:47 pm
This is such a wonderful community that has grown so much over the past year due to the constant improvements and activity on the site. It's been a great year, and it's looking even better! :D
Comment by laboose on June 26, 2010, 9:20 am
AY AY AY HBDHD! ^-^
Comment by blazen_azn on June 26, 2010, 9:03 am
where are teh tshirts?!?!?!?!?
Comment by Noogy on June 26, 2010, 4:00 am
lol @ first logo
Comment by bowcy on June 26, 2010, 3:42 am
glad to be a part of this deal. I was one of the first 100 members i think... and it's been rockin' playing with everybdoy!
Comment by I_AM_SAND on June 26, 2010, 12:15 am
we should have an oovoo party.
Comment by justryme on June 25, 2010, 10:55 pm
Congratz Hard Drop!!! 8)

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