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9-16-2009 @ 6:12PM
My husband and I have tons of great memories of this game, but I think our all-time favorite was an Epic-level prank we pulled on our guild. We have both been officers in the guild for years, but hubby is a solo player at heart, so he keeps random unguilded alts around to play in peace. One day he was playing his lowbie hunter and decided he loved it and was going to level it to 80. When he makes decisions like that, heaven help you because whatever it is WILL happen asap. And sure enough, the hunter skyrocked towards 80, and everyone was asking "Where's he been lately?" I just said he was busy. Somewhere along the way hubby decided that it would be great fun to "apply" to the guild with this new 80, just to be funny. The plan became more and more elaborate as we talked about what would be really funny to do to our unsuspecting guildies. While hubby played away, I secretly used my bank alt's funds to buy up Ulduar BoE epics, used our 80s to make crafted epics, enchanted and gemed everything, etc etc. This character was going to arrive at 80 with a nearly full epic set awaiting him. One thing I couldn't make, however, was Nessingwary's gun. So I collected the mats, and whispered my GM one day. "Hey, I know someone who needs this, can you make it please?" He says sure, and I walk off with the gun in hand. He was even so kind as to make the scope too.So hubby arrives at 80, and after equiping all those lovely epics we sit down together to write his "application". We tried to believeably say all the wrong things and hit all the perfectly wrong buttons for this guild. http://bucklersofswash.up-your.com/applications-f20/hunter-to-end-all-hunters-app-t540.htm if you're interested. If you knew the gig, the app was hillarious. If you didn't, it looked like an auto "No Thanks!"But, our guild gives everyone a fair chance, so hubby and I log in, me to my main and him to the hunter. After a few minutes he begins to harrass one of the officers, who checks with me as I'm in charge of recruiting. I tell him yeah I saw the app, did you? He says no, but this jerk hunter is bugging him to go read it so he can get his #%&$%* ginvite. I say it's funny, go check it out. He and a guild veteran afk, and the officer comes back with "OMG is he serious??? This is the worse guy I've ever seen!" The vet, however, guesses right away what's up - he's a trickster himself - and we let him in on it. This turns out to be great. He and I egg on this other officer, me reading hubby's screen so as best to "compliment" his troublesome and rude behaviour. The vet says "Dude, lets run this guy in an instance!" (One of the requirments for joining as a raider.) The other officer, myself, and the vet get in a group and invite "this awful guy that wants in our guild."Cue GM logging on. He has no idea what's going on. He'd been specifically referenced in the app, and the officer immediately informs the GM over vent that he HAS to read that app RIGHT NOW and he is to log on his paladin and tank a heroic for this creep's trial run. GM reads app, comes back completely disbelieving, and gets on his pally. We all show up in the instance - minus the hunter. He's outside VH whining that he doesn't have the key and that someone should get their fat lazy butt outside and let him in right now. GM steps out, they both walk in. GM inspects hunter's gear, which is mostly epics, properly gemmed and enchanted. What he FAILED to notice was that the crafted epics were all made by our characters, and the Nessinwary on the hunter was made by him. We found out later that that itself was a dead giveaway because our GM has only made three of those: one for himself, one for a guildie, and one for me.We start our instance. I'm in vent, and hubby is listening as we bash this horrible hunter. Hubby is very into the game mechanics and plays very well, so in reverse he made a most excellent bad player! And knowing this officer and the GM so well made it easy to be the perfect jerk in all the right ways. He screwed up everything possible for the hunter class, and said all the wrong things. Having the vet in on this joke made it even more fun since he was able to play along and get this hunter into more and more trouble. At the end of the instance, the hunter begins to rudely demand his ginvite. Our GM very politely tells him he's not a good fit, and we're denying his application. Hubby and I almost cannot breathe we are lauging so hard! We're hearing everything in vent, both seeing all the whispers coming to me, and reading what's actually in the party and guild chats. It was absolutely perfect and hillarious. This is when hubby lays out the cards."What? I can't join your guild? But my alt is one of your officers!"Vent goes dead. There is a long, stunned silence. The other officer on the run types into party chat "What?" The GM finally comes back to life and says over vent, "Um...."Hunter types in: "You know, B O E Bob?" (This is an inside joke that only the guildies would get, and a sure-fire giveaway that it is in fact him.)Vent and guild chat light up with people who've been listening or participating in this, all in disbelief that they've been totally "punked", as the GM put it. The new hunter happily takes his verbal beating as he is let into the guild and given his rank. Hubby assured our GM that his dps won't really be that bad, and promised to put more than just auto-shot and misdirect back on his bar. You can read what others had to say about it here http://samueltempus.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/punked/ at our GM's blog. It was an epic gag, one that hubby and I still love to laugh about and the guildies love to tease about. Definitely our most memorable WoW event.
9-17-2009 @ 1:15AM
That truly is an epic story, and I salute everyone who was able to pull it off. Very funny.
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