June 14, 2009 12 Comments
The Mrs and I had a lovely time celebrating our Anniversary, but Friday came, and it was time to come home. I hadn’t played WoW in almost a week, and was home for vacation less than 3 hours when shenanigans ensued:
We received an interesting Application for Bucklers titled “Hunter to end all hunters.” You can read the whole thing here, but here are some highlights:
When asked why this person wanted to join, he replied:
– “A long time ago I did an instance with Moghann, and he inspired me to roll a hunter. I checked armory and he was in this guild. I found the website from trade chat. I’d really like to do another instance with him to see if I can out-dps him now!”
For those of you who are unaware, Moghann is my hunter, and I haven’t really played him that much since 3.0.8 hit and BM took the massive nerf. I’m a very pet centered hunter, so that’s the spec I like to play. Maybe I’ll look into some more playing time for him in the near future.
Moving on, like an employer, we ask about previous guilds, and this gem came up:
– “The GM was a real jerk, and was mean to me when I used the guild’s money to buy epic flying. Which is ridiculous, because I was in that guild like the whole time I was leveling.”
Wow, he ninja’d guild funds to buy a flyer. This app sounds like a winner.
I’d love to see this app for a hardcore raiding guild, because when asked how he feels about our raiding requirements (which are very lax), they responded with:
– “IMO guilds shouldn’t make such strict raiding requirements – like having their raiders bring consumable, they should just be provided. So I’ll do it, but I’m not gonna like it.
I like the serious raid attitude, but I get annoyed with too much joking around. And don’t worry, I won’t ask for anything, because aside from raiding I’ve already got what I need.”
Again, what a winner. So I log into game and hop on vent, where our story continues….
Upon logging into vent, where two officers and a highly respected veteran tell me that I absolutely must log onto my Paladin and tank heroic Violet Hold. So I do, and ask if this is about the Hunter that applied. There’s a chorus of people saying yes and laughing / trash talking about this guy.
I join in on the trash talk, and bet that I can edge out the poor hunter in DPS as a tank. We’re all ready to go, when we notice that the hunter isn’t in the instance. Checking my chatbox, I discover that this guy doesn’t even have the Violet Hold key, and is demanding that someone let him in.
Upon entering, I do a brief inspection of his gear, which isn’t bad, but more on this later. The entire time we’re doing the instance, he keeps misdirecting to the feral (cat) druid. I don’t say anything, and laugh, because hey, he’s not pulling enough DPS to keep my shield from holding the mobs anyway.
About halfway through, he starts rambling about Ally McBeal and political propaganda. This blog isn’t about politics and never will be, but let’s just say that he and I are certainly on different sides of the spectrum. We’re basically laughing our butts off the whole time in vent, so who cares?
Our priest healer, and an officer is bored, and is occasionally using smite, etc. to do some damage in between yawning, and the guy starts complaining, so I respond with: “Are you dead? If not, then STFU.” There were no further complaints.
Anyway, we finish the instance, and I do indeed beat him on DPS. Then they guy starts to ask where his ginvite is. After careful thought (and wife interjection) I write something to the tune of “I don’t think that you’re quite the calibre of player that we’re looking for.”
Then the truth comes out:
“But I’m an alt of one of your officers; B O E Bob”
So, apparently the hunter is the alt of Boebob, one of my recruiting officers, and the husband of the healer (the other recruiting officer). They both have been rolling on the floor for about half an hour. Oh yeah, the Druid vet (that Revix guy who comments here) was in on it the whole time.
I hadn’t been paying attention during the run, and of the many things that should have clued me in, the ranged weapon really should have given it away. Basically, if I had taken the time to really inspect the gear on the hunter, I’d have noticed that his Nessingwary 4000 was made by me. I’ve only made 3. I’ve still got one on my hunter, I made one for someone for a guildie, and my third was requested and made for Boebob.
So grats to the people who were in on it. I certainly didn’t see it coming, and it was quite funny. They apparently had been planning this for a long time and the plan worked to perfection. Just another fine example of what makes Bucklers of Swash so great.