I’ve noticed that over time most guilds I’ve been in have created funny traditions and rituals, some downright superstitious but all of them memorable and source of many of my best MMO moments. I’d tought I’d share a few with you today.
The gnomish sacrifice
We established way back at the beginning of Burning Crusade that unless a gnome would die a painful and horrible death we would not make any progress. The more hilarious the means to his end the better and a particularly entertaining gnome kill would assure us a good raid and tons of loot. If we failed at killing the gome however it would mean a night of wipe. It was not unheard of for hunters to misdirect on a poor gnome. Bonus points for gnome warlocks and rogues.
Ring of fire and Molten core
Like many guilds back in Vanilla we raided Molten Core for ever. Every week for over a year we would head inside and face the caverns of unending trash. As we all descended into madness one of our raiders had the good idea of putting Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash over vent while we fought Baron Geddon. It became an instant classic and no run of Molten Core could be done from that point on without Ring of fire being played a few times and sang by the entirety of the raid.
The retarded cousin
We had this nice guy once in our guild. The kind of guy that oozes kindness and that just makes you smile every time. Sadly, he sucked as hell and no matter what we did we could never get him to improve. A few of the raiders wanted him out and things came to a head over vent one night. The guild leader silenced everyone by saying that every guild needed its retarded cousin and that if we kicked him the plagues of Egypt would be unleashed upon us. Said retarded cousin started laughing and ran into the mobs screaming Leeroy!! He started to improve after this but every once in a while he would do something incredibly stupid on purpose to make us wipe and laugh. Man I miss that guy.
No pants raiding
We struggled a long time in Zul’Aman back in BC. For some reason we could never get the boss down just before Zul’Jin. After a long night we finally downed him and much rejoicing was heard. Someone mentioned over vent “lol! we killed him and I didn’t even have my pants on!”. Silence was then heard and the raid leader declared that since it was late we’d only do one try on Zul’Jin and that pants were optional. Of course everyone removed their pants and then the miracle happened, we downed Zul’Jin on the very first try. It became a tradition that whenever we would struggle against a boss an attempt would be made without pants on. Whispers were heard that real hardcore raiders raided without pants in RL too…
Hope you enjoyed. Tought I’d share some good times for once because it’s grey enough outside as it is.