The Brief History of Dreampiece

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The Brief History of Dreampiece

Postby Benny » Jan 14th, 2009, 1:13 am

Well... AM90ROX asked me about the history of Dreampiece... and since a lot of people don't know here is the little spill on it:

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A Long Time Ago..

Prelude. - The Name
The history of Dreampiece layered in the hands of Benny(Unihorn) and Clarence(Fembot) back in April of 2003. In the vicinity of Cyberhunt San Francisco spawned the idea to create a company for web design and graphics. At the time Counter-Strike was the rave of the day. Lan centers were abundant and competition of clans were fierce. While sitting in the seats of the lan center, Benny thought up of a name for the clan. The name would be called Dreampiece(based off a really good counter-strike player named Dreampeace). After hours of searching websites and finding no information of the word Dreampiece, Benny took the initiative and registered under doteasy.com the domain name which now stands tall and proud. Doteasy was recommended to Benny by one of their good friends who passed away RIP Loki/Julito. In memory and honor dreampiece.com will stay hosted on doteasy until the end.

Act 0. - Ragnarok Online
A few months before Dreampiece officially started the same group of people played Ragnarok Online on the international server iRO. We were on Chaos and Loki under the guild named Bubbles. We outdid the 16 members maximum and created a new subguild called Bobbles. Our guild emblem was a cute rendition of Bub and Bob from Taito's Bust a Move series. We had plenty of members ranging from the Bay Area. This was going on before the War of Emperium patch came to be so we missed out a good amount of Castle Siege wars. We later picked up RO a few times in the future under Panda Express as well as Dreampiece and Akatsuki.

Act I. - Counter-Strike
The original roster for Dreampiece was a very vibrant. Bringing the heart of Cyberhunt San Francisco to shine in the online world of CALeague. We competed fiercely through CAL-open and CAL-im for about 2 good years. Friendships were made bringing structure to the guild seen now. Dreampiece decided to roll back up with the new roster to compete in the game Counter-Strike: Source when it came out on Steam. After the first season due to Final Fantasy XI coming out they took a break.

Act II. - Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XI Online was a game where the bulk of Dreampiece are from. With the creation of the first linkshell named Dreampiece, we gave name to ourselves on the Kujata server being the first few level 75 players in North America. With a great deal of time meeting the members in real life and eating at late nights, Dreampiece had a great time together online and in real life. Times passed and people stopped playing which ended the fate of the linkshell.

Act III. - World of Warcraft
The Dreampiece founders all bought the game called World of Warcraft. Drewbie(now with CSM) picked our fate as well as our server, Destromath. In this order: Grimskin Mafia, hitokiri clan, and KingcN were the guilds we were formerly from. The founders of Panda Express were: Tinytim, Urashima, Vents, Ohmy, Fembot, Cypress, Qlynton, and me(Unihorn). After sitting to think of a clever name to use the crying bear tabard, we came up with Panda Express.

Life was peaceful the guild was nice and small. The sole purpose of Panda Express was to be a fun group of friends that PVP. Almost half the guild was wearing low tier items, some even all green. Through Warsong Gulch, we met many players of great PVP potential. Of the first recruits was Jony. Jony brought publicity to Panda Express, being the first High Warlord on Destromath. Next came Jony's family which solidified a 10 man team to compete against the "unrivaled" Masquers PVP team. Fourteen high warlords later and downing all of the end-game content, Panda Express said good-bye. At the peak of 100+ guild members and the title of best Horde PVP guild, Panda Express went inactive 2 years later and that was it.

Act IV. - Warhammer Online
We had a short run with Warhammer Online. We got our guild ranked up to 21 enabling our guild cloaks to show the vicious Red Moon that we touted. We were a great small scale PVP guild. We had a guild roster of about 25 players with 11 of us at level 40. Unfortunately Mythic did not have a fully polished MMORPG... and coming from World of Warcraft, anything but clean graphics, animation, and gameplay would cause a game to go sour in our mouths quickly.

Act V. - Modern Warfare 2
Dreampiece regained life when this blockbuster FPS launched. We had about 15+ real life friends all playing and dominating a game that had no future competitive aspect. Every nuke we got was a short lived triumph. Activision really dropped the ball with this game when hackers went rampant online. As fun as it was killing hackers, it soon became old without the ability to report hackers and ban them from a server. This caused Dreampiece to pause and take a breather from games.

Act VI. - FINAL FANTASY XIV
There was another moment where some of the members banded together to play WOW again as PEX. This was great fun, until we found out about the launch of one of the most anticipated MMOs. Quickly WOW became history and eager members joined together to discuss new computer builds to be able to run FFXIV. Soon enough we hit probably the darkest hour in the history of MMOs. FFXIV was just unfinished and soon we took another short break from the world of gaming.

Act VII. - Rift
Rift was the shiny new MMORPG that beckoned to be the best. It sure was attractive... it pulled the 5 players of DCUO and 12 others right into the beta. This game had the smoothest launch out of them all. We formulated the Dreampiece guild on the Harrow RP-PVP server, which was a first in Dreampiece history. We did our fair share of leveling, dungeon hopping, and pvping. In the end this game was nothing more than a clone of WOW. The lack of uniqueness, polish, or creativity caused the guild to disperse all over the place again. Most settled themselves to Minecraft due to the casual nature.

Act VIII. - Online Society of Gamers
After the 2 consecutive disappointments, people split into various games and into various social events like school, work, parties, and more. Dreampiece now has formed to become a web portal for which old and new members can join. Gracing the likes of Facebook and Steam communities, Dreampiece has become the friendly and lively society where people can keep in touch. Dreampiece takes a part in all the latest games like: RIFT, Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam, Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Heroes of Newerth, and even Minecraft. All of this will soon be building to our future chapters namely Star Wars The Old Republic.

-Revised by Benny on 05/04/11
[b]PSN: Dreampiece | 360: S7th | Wii: 0384-8082-7959-9771 | Steam: bennysoo | Origin: bennysoo

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Benny
Dreampiece Founder
Posts: 3370
Joined: Jan 4th, 2009, 6:36 pm
PSN: Dreampiece
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Wii: 0384-8082-7959-9771
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Origin ID: bennysoo
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Re: The Brief History of Dreampiece

Postby Benny » Mar 12th, 2011, 2:03 am

Updated: 3/12/11
[b]PSN: Dreampiece | 360: S7th | Wii: 0384-8082-7959-9771 | Steam: bennysoo | Origin: bennysoo


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