Yesterday’s all-Bounty Hunter raid was fantastic! We did 16-man Story Mode Terror From Beyond and Scum & Villainy, and I was able to level from 54 to 55. It was so much fun with everyone having the same abilities, and we coordinated by using them at the same time. (“Everyone use Flamethrower! Electro Net! Death From Above!”)
We also had over 30 people online, so those who didn’t participate in the Bounty Hunter raid were still able to do their own operation together. The raid was so successful that in the near future we will have an all-Inquisitor raid, and we will most likely implement a “Mandalorian Monday” (all-Bounty Hunter raid) in the future.
As you may know, yesterday was also April Fool’s Day. I was epically pranked by my guild leader on an elaborate hoax, which turned out to be pretty funny! I’ve been wanting to write about the situation on the blog since it’s been going on for a while, but I didn’t want to embarrass the person that it was about. It turns out I didn’t have to worry about that at all! Here’s the story of what happened, with every little detail I can remember! I’m warning you now that the next bit in this blog post is very long!
The Lion-Oh Saga
A few weeks ago, probably around double-XP weekend, we had a new member in the guild named Lion-oh, like the Thundercat. He was not yet level 55, but he was very happy to be leveling up in our guild. One day, he asked us to add his friend to the guild who was just starting to play SWTOR, Cheetarah, like the Thundercat. (To avoid any confusion, this Cheetarah had a special alt-code for the “C” in her name.) I think it was that day that I found out that they were both Thundercats fans AND My Little Pony Fans. Sure, why not? We have a couple guildies that like My Little Pony–no big deal. I asked Lion-oh what his favorite pony was, and he said Derpy, which was a pretty acceptable answer. Since Cheetarah was new at the game and chose to play an Inquisitor, I tried to get her to pick a Sorcerer instead of an Assassin, because it’s more user-friendly. Alas, she chose the Assassin so she could have the staff like the actual Cheetarah. /sigh
I also carefully explained what operations and heroics were, because she had no idea, and I had the tiniest urge to fly to Korriban and kill everything en masse to help out! I love Korriban. I’m really glad I decided not to do that.
A couple of other guildies and I were busy doing something, and then all of a sudden in guild chat, Lion-oh professes his love for Cheetarah in what looked like was supposed to be a whisper. Lion-oh seemed mortified and logged off. A few minutes later Cheetarah logged off as well. Umm, ok?
A few minutes later, Lion-oh logs back into the game and starts whispering me for advice on what to do. He claimed that Cheetarah just laughed at him, and he’s loved her for a very long time. I suggested just to play it off as a joke, but Lion-oh said it was too late for that. Then I suggested that he consider what the ponies would do in My Little Pony, because they are all about friendship. Lion-oh loved that, and I suddenly became the best person ever (but not his BFF, according to Mallgus). Lion-oh started getting really creepy and weird.. Let me think of everything he said:
- Cheetarah is his stepsister, but no blood relation.
- “Can you get her to wear the lingerie I bought her?”
- “Should I light the candles or should she?”
- I thought he was acting like a 12 year old, so I asked his age. He’s 40.
- He wrote the weirdest, creepiest, perviest, poem ever about her, which I didn’t save, but it was pretty well-put together.
I had no idea how to help this weirdo, so I suggested he talk to one of the guys. He specifically wanted a male officer, so we had Mallgus help out…. I’m pretty sure Lion-oh terrorized Mallgus and told him he was his BFF after like 5 minutes. Lion-oh was still trying to talk to me, but I purposely went AFK so he would stop. In the end, Lion-oh asked me to talk to Cheetarah for him, which I reluctantly agreed.
A few days later Cheetarah comes online asking me if I had seen Lion-oh online recently. I said I thought I saw him online this weekend, to which she responded like a crazy person! She accused me of trying to steal Lion-oh away from her, and I think I just stopped talking to her. Or I think I told her to talk to Lion-oh. I don’t remember.
When Lion-oh came on, I was honest and straight-forward. I told him that Cheetarah was looking for him and was really mad that he didn’t respond to any texts or calls. Of course, he freaked out and insisted on talking to a “male officer.” We tried to get him to talk to Psion, who is also a My Little Pony fan, but Psion avoided him like the plague.
In all of this silly drama, as much as people wanted to kick him from the guild (he was trolling other members as well), I insisted that you couldn’t just kick people for being weird and annoying. After all, he leveled quickly and was competently running flashpoints and GSF matches with other members.
In yesterday’s all-Bounty Hunter raid, he came along because he was a Merc healer. After the first boss, he rolled Need on all the loot! I thought I was surely going to get everything because he was already geared with 72s and I still had my Rakata-level mods on. I complained, and soon after that, he told us in guild chat a guild “in-joke” and that he changed his name…
When we refreshed our UIs, we realized that Lion-oh (now Filmadeus-lv) was our guildmaster this whole time, and that many of us got epically trolled. The role of Cheetarah was played by one of our ex-guild members.
I was much more impressed than upset of the hoax, and I was relieved that Lion-oh wasn’t really a crazy, annoying person. Happy April Fool’s Day from our guildmaster!