If you read the subject line, or have heard me talking about this at all in the last month, then you probably already know that Dimensional Death turns 10 in May. This is a HUGE milestone, because a lot of online communities -- especially those focusing in MMOS, really don't seem to stay around that long.A Brief History
But, did you know that DD's history *actually* starts way earlier than that? The community that would eventually become Dimensional Death originally spun off of the ShirtNinjaTravelAgency, or SNTA, Linkshell from FFXI. That Linkshell was founded sometime in November of 2003 after a long and dangerous low-level from from San d'Oria to Windurst. Originally founded with the spirit of exploration, I feel that now 14 years later, Dimensional Death still carries that torch.
SNTA's run ended just shy of 3 years later in October 2006, which gave way to MercenaryLegends - a Linkshell named after a webcomic I was attempting to draw(lol) at the time. ML's aim was to pick up where SNTA left off by providing a place for our members to socialize, hang out, and do what was, at the time, fairly casual mid-game content. Less than 6 months later, as more and more ML members were looking to do FFXI's end-game, we talked about creating a new Linkshell...
And that's when Dimensional Death entered the planning phases. Using the month of April, and beginning of May, a number of Dimensional Death's founding members got together and discussed things like rules, loot, and point systems. We tossed around some ideas, mostly based off improving flawed ideas of linkshells we'd been a part of. We wanted to try to make the loot systems as fair as possible -- to create an environment where the leadership gets no special rules surrounding loot.
We created the Linkshell and posted the *very first post* on the forums on May 15th, 2007. And that's where this happy little family started
I won't go into a playbyplay full history of Dimensional Death(though, for me, at least, it would be a lot of fun!), but I did want to go ahead and drop some fun facts.Some Fun Facts!
Dimensional Death Founding Date: May 14th, 2007
First Application: Merli!
Original Application: <Link
Number of applications in the first month: 42
People who attended our very first Sky farm on 5/28/2007: Ayasu, Chiama, Fransz, Marrok, Nuclear, Ranz, Shinumbra, Shyster, Sturm
People who attended our final FFXI run(Limbus) on 3/29/2009: Araceli, Kaelan, Elfboy, Domant, Celedh, Laude, Zatoichi, Losrase, Jojomio
Number of accounts(as of this writing) that have signed up for the forums over the last 10 years: 1106Various FC events through the month of May
Right now, most of these are very much in the planning stages, but we're working to try to bring some things to you guys every week on Saturday for the month of May. As we get plans finalized, we'll be adding them to the calendar on the forums, as well as pinging the Announcements section of Discord.? May 6th
: "Walk Across Eorzea" - This is an event Tunod was already planning, but we discussed it and decided to go ahead and make it part of the DD10yr fun!? May 13th
: A Glamour Contest! - The overall theme for this contest is one of color: blues, purples, and black(DD's "guild" colors). We'll discuss if there are any sub-categories and announce them the week before the event.? May 20th
: Pre-Stormblood FC Meeting - This one is less "Fun," but on May 20th, we would like as many people as possible to gather together in the FC house so we can have an FC meeting to discuss our plans for Stormblood. Part of these plans include putting money aside for a new, LARGE house, as well as fielding questions and concerns anyone might have about the FC. If you have a question you'd like to ask, but want to do it anonymously, please use the SUGGESTION BOX
.? May 27th
: Lowbie Run! - This is actually kind of an old, pre-DD tradition that got lost over the years after switching games, but... we'll be doing a lowbie run to celebrate the original spirit of exploration that drove us to create SNTA back in 2003. The current plans will to roll a level 1 character starting in Ul'Dah, and we'll run AAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL the way to the gates of Ishgard -- through a winding and dangerous route that'll take us through an Imperial stronghold! The route will be posted in the thread for this event.
While all of these events are optional
, I do ask that everyone please
try to make it to the FC Meeting on the 20th, since that's nearly exactly 1 month from the official launch of Stormblood.If anyone has any other fun event suggestions we can do on other nights together, please let us know!
Here's to 10 years of Dimensional Death, and many more to come!!