||Happy Birthday Achievement HunterSo six years ago, we started a little side project called Achievement Hunter (which thank God, we picked instead of Achieve Men). It was going to be a forum/text based site to help people get achievements, with the odd video guide thrown in here and there. Our first video was done by none other than Mr. Jack Pattillo, and can be viewed here. It was an Achievement guide in Burnout Paradise, and every year on our anniversary, I love to watch it, then immediately watch our latest video (in this case it's LP Minecraft 113 - Megatower). |
It's ridiculous how far we've come since those early days of Jack and I making guides in our spare time. In six years we've produced more than 7,000 videos, created more than 20 weekly shows, have 12 full-time employees (with a 13th on the way soon), and our content is spread across three Youtube channels and this very site.
Had you told me ANY of these things were on the way six years ago, I would have assumed you were hired by Gus to prank me, and there was a hidden camera somewhere. Hell, I still have trouble believing it now.
Anyway, I really just wanted to say thanks. Thanks to Matt and Burnie for believing in and supporting our dumb idea. Thanks to (in no particular order) Jack, Gavin, Michael, Ryan, Ray, Lindsay, Caleb, Kdin, Matt, Jeremy, Dirk and Sarah for the tremendous amount of work you do every single week. I had never even met most of you six years ago, and now you're the best friends and co-workers a guy could ask for, and I can't imagine my life without you. Thanks to every single person past and present at Rooster Teeth for putting up with us. I know we're pretty obnoxious. Thanks to every single one of you who has supported us, whether it be by sending in a community video, buying a shirt with some dumb Ryan phrase on it, or watching the silly videos we make.
Thanks for allowing us to have this career. We owe you one.
P.S. I have no idea where this train is headed, but I do know it doesn't have any brakes, so God help us.