November 15, 2008 - February 16, 2009
While discussing about the matter over Windows Live, they decided to get back to work on the site. It was a great idea but they wanted to come up with a
decent name for the site. ZE was still called "Stone Tower Temple" during the merge by the way. Link suggested going with "Zelda Eternal" but Mike reminded
him about a Zelda site that used that name before. Mike suggested they could use the name "Zelda Eternity" and they went with that name.
There was one more problem in the way, Link doesn't use FTP because he doesn't like it and he likes using a control panel. At the time, ZE was hosted by
Zelda Oracles. ZO had everything they needed but wouldn't give them a control panel for Link to use. So sometime during November 2008, they moved over to
x10hosting.com. They agreed that it was a perfect host with a full control panel and no ads or anything to put up onto the site. The site later moved over
to nxserve.net for a better hosting offer. Zelda Eternity opened on November 15, 2008, with the first layout being called Childhood Memories
consisted of mainly orange, brown, and a little bit of black. For the first layout of the site, it was a good start.
February 16, 2009 - July 11, 2009
On February 16, 2009, the second version of the site was released called Full Moon Midnight
. This is the first layout Mike had done using a
background for the whole layout. It took a few hours to get everything to work out good but it was worth it in the long run. On June 2, 2009, Version 2 was
updated to Version 2.1. The only change was a Spirit Tracks icon on the top header. In April 2009, Eternity saw some more downtime with the site being down
for weeks but was brought back on a new server with more space.
We also managed to get all of our content back in the process as well but lost previous updates. Throughout the lifespan of this layout, Zelda Eternity got
a lot more affiliates from bigger sites such as Zelda Dungeon and North Castle. The site was getting a lot more attention then expected which made Mike and
Link very proud.
July 11, 2009 - November 15, 2009
On July 11th, 2009, Version 3 of the site launched with a rather nostalgic ZE feel, sort of. This layout uses colours similar to the two previous layouts
which would be orange/brown and green. With the new version introduced nicer looking pages as well. It was called Death Mountain Tranquility
the new layout comes another merger for the site. Zelda Eternity merged with a small site known as Hyrule Field
With Cloud (who was known as Ace on HF) as the third webmaster aboard, great things should be happening for the site. On August 8th, 2009, Version 3 was
updated to 3.1 with some few minor updates to help improve the content pages. Times have been slow during the late August 2009 to late September 2009 period
but work was still being done behind the scenes.
November 15, 2009 - February 23, 2010
On November 15th, 2009, Zelda Eternity celebrated its first birthday with a new layout. Version 4, Kokiri Courageousness
, marked a new beginning the
site. The layout provides a real Kokiri-feeling to it with its green and brown mixture. This marked the first time ZE has used fan artwork as apart of the
layout. The right area of the header plus the left of the footer are from a piece called
Thou Art Courageous
It felt very fitting for the completion of the layout. In early February 2010, the site hired some SpaghettiWeegee, Doublet, and Raven to help liven the
place up a bit after a somewhat "content hiatus".
Visit treijim's deviantart account
for more of his work.
February 23, 2010 - October 12, 2010
On February 23rd, 2010, Mike redesigned the Version 4 layout to make it look a lot better the original. The redesigned layout featured a nicer Navigation
and Content area both features neat textures and such. The clickable Game Tabs were brought back due to the removal of the Projects Rotator. The layout also
featured a new background, something V4 did not have. The artwork by treijim
is still featured due to the layout being a redesign. On March 15, 2010,
our affiliate Exploding Deku Nut
awarded us with the Golden Bomb Plant
award for Most Stunning Site
for the 6th Annual Golden Item
During this time, the Twilight Princess section saw an expansion for more content by SpaghettiWeegee while Doublet saw fit to start on the Oracle of Ages
section and Cloud got around to finishing The Minish Cap section. The main game page for each game section got revamped quite a bit which gave them a more
cleaner look to make them more appealing. The site experienced a bit of downtime for about a week and came back online May 22, 2010 and luckily nothing was
lost. On August 6th, 2010, SpaghettiWeegee and Doublet held a 96-Hour Zelda Marathon on the site which garnered quite an audience. Mike participated by
playing Majora's Mask. At the end of the marathon, Mike opened up a new message board so that viewers from the marathon could join the forums right away.
On August 25th, 2010, our affiliate LegendofZelda.com
awarded us with The Rising Star
Lozzie award for a New site with the most
for the 2nd Annual Lozzies
Visit treijim's deviantart account
for more of his work.
Visit Exploding Deku Nut
to read up on the Award we won!
to red up on the Lozzie we won!
October 12, 2010 - June 19, 2011
On October 12, 2010, Version 5, titled Skyward Oath
, was released following the Metroid/Brawl Stream. Unlike previous site designs, Version 5 was not
designed or coded by Mike. The layout was designed by Ilu
from our Top Affiliate Knights of Hyrule
and coded by Cooldogs_1
from our Top
Affiliate/Partnered Site Zelda Dungeon
. The site now features dropdowns and the removal of the sidebar for content pages for extra space to provide
more content. This also marks the opening of an IRC Chat for the site to help make the site more interactive. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Majora's
Mask, we celebrated Majora's Mask Month which started November 1, 2010 where staff and even some community members posted an article each day for each Happy
Mask in the game, as well as an article towards the Boss Remains and the Majora's Mask itself.
On November 15, 2010, Zelda Eternity turned two years old and to celebrate, Mike held a stream for one of his favorite games, Banjo-Kazooie as well as
announcing a Majora's Mask stream on the 26th that month where he would tackle a Three Day/Minimalist/Three Heart Challenge. Mike also announced four new
staff members who you know as GuitarShank, Horseshoe, Skalla and Bigflyingpotato. On November 26, 2010, Mike successfully completed his challenge and
without any deaths either. On November 29, 2010, Mike joined the Knights of Hyrule Mailbag hosted by Ilu starting with Mailbag #007.
On March 3, 2011, our
affiliate Exploding Deku Nut awarded us with the Golden Light Arrow award for Most Lively Forums for the 7th Annual Golden Item
Awards. On April 1, 2011, Zelda Eternity started posting weekly content updates on Fridays to help get the ball rolling again. On May 29, 2011, Mike and
Ilu renamed the Knights of Hyrule Mailbag to Kooloo-Limpah! as it's just a cool name in general.
Visit Exploding Deku Nut to read up on the Award we won!
June 19, 2011 - November 15, 2011
To celebrate the release of Ocarina of Time 3D, Zelda Eternity released a new layout for the occasion, Version 6, titled Cerulean Ascension
layout was once again coded by Mike. The layout brings back key features from Version 4.1 and Version 5 with a nice blue look. The layout is built
relatively the same as the previous design with the dropdown boxes and affiliates in the footer so there isn't too much difference.
On July 27th, Zelda
World merged with Zelda Eternity. The result was new content, a new webmaster (Skermefaten), and three new staff members: DodongoBomber (Reagan), Nick, and Prince Deity.
During the summer of 2011, Zelda Eternity hosted its second summer marathon. Although not as large as the first, it made it through from beginning to end.
SpaghettiWeegee, Doublet (who had recently retired from ZE to start his own site), Skermefaten, GuitarShank, Falcool, DodongoBomber, as well as
MetroidMaster1914 (of Metroid Headquarters), Akira_98 (who later joined the ZE staff on September 1st, 2011),
and Iamthefusedshadows (a fellow ZE community member) all participated in the stream. The stream ended with all planned games completed, a few hours past
the original 96-hour estimation.
November 15th, 2011 - Present
Commemorating ZE's third anniversary and the release of Skyward Sword, Zelda Eternity unveiled a new layout, Version 7, titled Serenade of the Goddess
. Created by site owner Mike, this layout took a slightly different approach to the normal layout ideals of Zelda Eternity.
In May of 2012, ZE introduced its annual "Zelda Eternity Legendary Dedication Awards", dubbed ZELDAwards. Through a process of nominations and voting by the fans solely, three awards (Most Active Member, Most Knowledgeable Member, and Most Popular Member) were given out to three community members (JuicieJ, Kram, and Garrett). A "ReDead Award" was also given out by the site to Berlioz for being the member with the biggest comeback after a period of inactivity.
Zelda For Eternity III, ZE's third annual marathon, took place that year from August 3rd through August 9th, a total of 130 hours. Emhave, Reagan, Mike, Garrett, lenyomaniac (and co.), Skalla, Shank, Elias, and Skermefaten all participated in the site's longest marathon yet. The site was also able to gather $200 in donations for Child's Play Charity (and donations goals of live singing and dancing were achieved as well). 12 games were completed, with a bonus few online matches of Super Smash Brothers Brawl at the very end. Following the marathon, a vault of memories was released to hold all of the past memories of previous marathons. Soon after, Elias joined the staff as an administrator, totaling thirteen staff members, with Mike and Skermefaten being the remaining webmasters on the site.
In December, Zelda Eternity held a special Winter Stream, consisting of popular Nintendo console games. The stream began on December 21st with Majora's Mask, and ended on December 23rd with New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
The following month, January of 2013, the site announced its "Wind Waker Month", a month long celebration commemorating the 10 year anniversary of The Wind Waker in North America. The celebration was to begin on February 23rd, and last until March 24th.