Happy New Year, Dirt Dogs! It's been an odd year - we've lost touch with a lot of old-timers (myself included) but we've met a lot of really great new folks. I've been back playing for only a few days, and everyone that I've encountered has seemed like a perfect Dirt Dog personality. I will try to make this post as complete as I can - Keles and Tavington have been very helpful with filling in the blanks. In fact, everyone can help - if something is missing, either PM me, or post a comment at the bottom of this, and I'll be sure to add it so that our summary is complete.
Remember - Keles posts screenshots from most boss kills here.
Here's your look back at 2013.
- Guild bank drive. Thanks to Tavington for organizing. Congrats to Unholy for winning. Results are here.
- Everyone who participated will get a neat little tag on their site profile here, which Lu kindly volunteered to add! - I have no memory of this, but it's done now! Congratulations Sheepdogs (because you herded up all those goodies. Get it? sigh.)
- January 24: Mogu'shan Vaults - Gara'jal & The Spirit Kings.
- Feb 20-22: Sony reveals the Playstation 4.
- The Game That Shall Not Be Named gets everyone excited. Because we forgot that EA bought Maxis and killed them years ago. And yet I'm excited for Sims 4. Still - at 15 pages, that's one of the biggest threads ever on a DD site.
- March 7: Mogu'shan Vaults - Elegon.
- March 12: Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
- March 14: Mogu'shan Vaults - Will Of The Emperor Vaults Cleared - Woot!
- March 21: Blade Lord Down
- March 22-24: PAX East 2013.
- March 25: Seven-year Anniversary Party.
- March 26: Bioshock Infinite
- April 11: Garalon And Windlord down.
- April 25: Amber Shaper Un'Sok.
- May 21-23: Xbox One announced. Microsoft botches the announcement and makes innovation sound like shortcomings. Takes it all back later, ruining it for the rest of us. Steam takes the "Share and sell digitally-downloaded games" idea and runs with it. Will get called "innovative" for doing so.
- May 25: Heart Of Fear cleared.
- May 30: Walked into the Terrace of Endless Spring for the first time. Killed Everything. One shot three out of four bosses. What the poop? Good job.
- June 6: Throne of Thunder - Jin'rohk downed. (video)
- June 13: Throne of Thunder - Horridon killed. (video)
- June 25: Ouya released. You forgot it existed, didn't you? Of course you did. Consoles without games are just plastic boxes.
- June 27: Throne of Thunder - Council Of Elders down.
- July 11: Throne of Thunder - Tortos down. (video)
- July 18: Throne of Thunder - Megaera (video) and Ji-Kun (video) down.
- July 25: Throne of Thunder - Durumu down.
- August 1: Throne of Thunder - Primordius down. (video)
- August 8: Throne of Thunder - Dark Animus down. (video)
- August 15: Throne of Thunder - Iron Quon (video) and Twin Consorts (video) down.
- August 29: Throne of Thunder - Lei Shen down. (video)
- Sept 12: Siege of Orgrimmar - Immerseus down. Flex.
- Sept 17: GTA V. I spend three evenings playing golf within a very non-golf game.
- Sept 19: Siege of Orgrimmar - Fallen Protectors and Norushen down. Flex.
- Sept 26: Siege of Orgrimmar - Wing Two - two bosses. Flex.
- Oct 3: Siege of Orgrimmar - Wing One cleared and two bosses in Wing Two. Flex.
- Oct 10: Siege of Orgrimmar - Wing One cleared again. Wing Two cleared for first time. Flex.
- Oct 31: Siege of Orgrimmar - Five bosses on Normal. All of Wing One plus Galakras. Nice job!
- Nov 7: Siege of Orgrimmar - First time in Wing Three. Cleared. Flex.
- Nov 8-9: Blizzcon.
- New Expansion: Warlords of Draenor
- Heroes of the Storm - Beta sign up open.
- Hearthstone coming to mobile platforms
- Nov 14: Siege of Orgrimmar - Iron Juggernaut and Dark Shaman. Normal.
- Nov 17: Playstation 4 launches
- Nov 21: Siege of Orgrimmar - General Nazgrim and Malkorok. Normal.
- Nov 24: XBox One Launches
- Dec 12: Siege of Orgrimmar - Garrosh down. (Flex)
- Dec 19: Siege of Orgrimmar - Six normal bosses. Nice strong finish to 2013!