The Daily Grind: What was the funniest group you ever had in an MMO?

There are lots of things that I love about dungeons in Final Fantasy XIV, but one of the many is the way that you can often get groups willing to be flat-out hilarious. At one point, I had a group with a Roegadyn Summoner who helpfully informed me “I GOT U BAE” when he used Mana Shift on my Paladin. Another time we were grouped with a character dressed up as what I can only describe as the Lalafell Pope, prompting a number of jokes through the dungeons about His Holiness the Lalafell Pope. I’ll never forget my group with someone named Viewing Catscene. And so forth.

Of course, this is not unique to that game; I have also had funny groups in World of Warcraft, and City of Heroes seemed tailor-made for people to kvetch and be dumb in chat whilst laying waste to city blocks. But today, it’s not about my stories, it’s about yours. Share with us, dear readers. What was the funniest group you ever had in an MMO? What anecdote of good-natured humor do you still share years later?

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camelotcrusade

If you remember that “auto-tune the news” group you might also remember when they did the “backing up” song. Pair that with voice chat and a zone we were in with a stealth component and we were cracking up hard as we’d poke into the room, watch for the mobs, and when they came at us, guess what we did? That’s right, we were backin’ up.

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Space Captain Zor

There’s quite a few but this one was particularly great.. our guild raid team was about ready to form up for BWL one night and because the group was wrapping up from a different raid they were still all grouped up. The raid leader, also the guild leader, issued a /disband command with intent of disbanding the raid group. What actually happened was the whole guild disbanded, and hilarity ensued. We were a tad late getting BWL started that night, lol. Obviously this was before a lot of GUI protections from something like that happening were implemented.

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capt_north

In Ultima Online, I and some other ladies from my guild dressed up in our Sunday finest and delivered baked goods to the evil Dark Tower. They were appropriately threatening and dire, but our resident goodwill ambassador succeeded to in getting them to relax a bit and enjoy a crumpet or two before returning to their agenda of global domination.

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Castagere Shaikura

I was playing lotro and was doing a guild grouping. This was around the time where that famous stream with the guy screaming more dots. And most of us never heard it so the guild hooked it up so we could hear it and the whole group just lost it from laughing and we were on team speak.

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Cyclone Jack

CoH: Fairly early in the game’s life cycle, a group of players on the forums made a SG called Extraordinary Asshats. You would create a character and then play with the mindset of “Its my money, I’ll play how I want”. So you had Blasters being Scrappers, Tanks being Controllers, etc. I made an Ice/Ice Tank “Controller” that just ran around with Chilling Embrace and dropping Ice Patch; no armors because that was a waste of Endurance. There were enough of us early on to create a few teams and we decided to run The Hollows as fast as we could. These teams were surprisingly good, in fact I’d say extraordinarily good. We cleared mission faster than I have on most typical 8-mans. It made no sense, but we had a helluva good time. The group only lasted a few months, that I recall.

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Estranged

I held a raid once to find my lost scrunchy. Male Blood Elves are bad about losing scrunchies.

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quark1020

I have a lot of stories. Few of them are really that funny when you think about it, but at least at the time, I had a blast.

There was the time I has chillin’ in Stormwind, when I noticed a tree druid chatting with some people using local. I decided to join in, and I forget how it started, we spent a good half hour passing around tree puns. The tree seemed to like it, so…

Then there was a group run where the tank asked if we preferred pulls to be “Big and messy, or Small and steady”. Penis jokes ensued.

Then there was the robot looking hero from CoH, who was roleplaying that he could only communicate in beeps and asci code. I nominated myself as his translator, to his (in character) chagrin.

Come to think of it, half of these were initiated or caused by me….

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MesaSage

I like to crack up team members by emoting NPC’s and Bosses – in the middle of a fight.

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Ekphrasis

So many good City of Heroes stories & memories…

With any re-telling like this, there’s an element of “you just had to be there to appreciate it” but…

It was a random full group helping each other on missions and story arcs. In the first mission, one member would go AFK for a few seconds every now and then and apologise profusely because they were unwell and having coughing fits. No biggie, it happens and we were cruising through so no one was fussed.

At one point the coughing player wrote something along the lines of “Argh, this coughing is a pain in my ass!” to which I quipped back, “If it’s a pain in your ass I think you’re doing it wrong.”

Now I know I have a terribad sense of humour (I’m ok with it) – but hilarity ensued from there. Everyone started sharing jokes, I think one person was RP’ing and was shocked at the vulgarity etc. I think 6 of us stayed together for hours with only a couple of substitutions as people had to regretfully leave.

Most of us friended each other and played in duos etc. but with timezones etc. I don’t think we ever came back together as a full group – but I daresay we wouldn’t have been able to recapture the ‘magic’ of that day even if we did.

(Edit: Unrelated to the story but are the kickstarter backer tags working properly? Pretty sure I sent an email with my details)

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Byórðæįr

So not to long after coming back to the game post the fixes, I was get harassed by a bunch of rainbow alliance kids. So having lesbian friends I asked them what to do about it. Most of the said ignore them, so figuring out who was being silly and who was there to find people to drop and replace with paid gear runs I started a game. I would tell the players with female toons a color. The players that giggled or freaked out were women the puzzled one who knows. But it started making running dungeons really funny when you start with that whispered. Eventually the gold farmers fought back but for a while once other people got into the game it was on the funnier fourth wall jokes in final fantasy.

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A Tonberry's Tears

your boy eggnog here is

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Sajiri

I dunno, does league of legends count? I was/am a pretty casual player in it, just used it to mess around with friends against bots while on voice chat, but I used to go into random matches (still against bots) one time. I cant recall the specifics of what was going on, but I remember I was playing Soraka, and this one dude wanted to fight over mid with another player while leaving me alone at bottom. Eventually he was convinced to go bottom with me, and kept getting himself killed despite I was healing him, and making sure that I only weakened enemies then let him kill them for the gold.

He continuously screamed at me for messing up (again, he was the one dying even with support) and said I was feeding (again….he was the one dying) and saying how bad I was and how awesome he was. Not wanting a fight, at first I just said something like ‘sorry, Im still pretty new’ but as he continued I started to lose my patience. Eventually I said “what are you, 10?” and he responded with “NO I’M 12” as if it was a huge difference.

Every player in the group just had a …. moment and then started either ‘lol’ing or just ignoring him. He refused to take part in the match then and without him getting in the way we finished it easily. After I told my friends it’s now a thing to yell “NO I’M 12”

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Little Bugbear

I was in a dungeon in WoW where the healer didn’t roll on a staff (I greeded it since my alt was a healer). She then proceeded to tell me it wasn’t fair that I got the staff (even though she never rolled), ending her argument with “I LIVE IN ALASKA!” She then dropped group immediately, leaving her RL friend in group with us.

Poor dude told us she was just like that. Still, to this day “I LIVE IN ALASKA!” is the best ending of an argument ever.

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capt_north

I’ve lived in Alaska. We’re perfectly capable of making our own staffs :)

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Sray

About ten years ago, I was playing City of Heroes and I ended up in a group running scanner missions that was 5 blasters and 3 scrapers. We were running everything at the highest difficulty setting, and everyrhing was melting in front of us because of our DPS. We started joking that only half of us should attack per enemy group so that we could press more than two buttons per fight. Eventually we started calling ourselves “Strikeforce: Overwhelming Force”. Eventually one of the blasters left and we brought in a fire/kinetics controller. Needless to say, things didn’t get slower. We couldn’t stop laughing at how fast we were killing everything. I think we kept that group going until about 1am or so; about 6 hours in total, and at least ten levels gained for most of us.

That was a great pug.

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Bobuliss

When I first started doing incursions in EVE many years ago, I joined a corp that ran incursions regularly. During one fleet, the FC decided to break up the monotony a bit and started calling targets as an angry Japanese military officer. He called the fleet like that for like 15 minutes. Everyone on TS was dying laughing. I could barely focus on the game I was laughing so hard. By far the funniest group I’ve ever been in.

Runner up is a Naxxramas raid group I was in back in WotLK days when someone played Liam Kyle Sullivan’s “Shoes” over TS. It was the first time I’d heard it and I laughed pretty damn hard.

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ceder

Naken Nelf race in Wow almost 10 years ago.

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Robert Mann

He really didn’t know what he was doing. http://plays.tv/video/57885e10691a137d64/leo-keeps-on-falling-falling-falling-we-all-laugh-hysterically-

Other than that, getting mind controlled with a far more geared character and killing my own team in a dungeon, because they were all just amazed at how quickly it happened (raid gear with very casual friends!)

Sadly, my experiences with names has been more of the, uh, well… I can’t really type those things and feel good about it with names. My report button has seen far more use with regard to those than any other reaction I could have.

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Melissa McDonald

some of my best times were actually in a motorcycle club in Second Life. We rode all over that world, and it’s hundreds of square miles to scale.

Highway’s a-callin’….

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Gabe Eldridge

What game is that in the header image? I’m curious

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Oleg Chebeneev

FF14: Stormblood

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Sashaa

Too many to share. From EQ runs as a bard in a levitating group high above the map when people would lag and consecutively fall to their death in scream of horror to ESO pugs who can often be laughingly bad…

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Oleg Chebeneev

I remember I was in dungeon and some weird funny bug happened.
Team member 1 said: LOL
Team member 2 said: lol
Team member 3 said: LoL
Team member 4 said: Rofl
I said: Kek

Fun times.

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bigangry

City of Heroes. There was a group of my friends that made either Energy Blast blasters or Illusion controllers, and they named them all “Parallel Illusion” using uppercase i’s and lowercase L’s to make it appear the same name, and they all made the costume identical to the Illusion Army that the controllers summoned.

Then they went into PVP zones as a team of 8.

Chaos and confusion on the enemy side!

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Phubarrh

Sweet! My wife and I did a similar thing in EQ2…a couple of identical (androgynous) Erudite illusionists, with complicated names one vowel off, who walked in the midst of a small platoon of mirror-image minions, pets and doppelganger hallucinations. Nevermind anyone else around, figuring out what we were each doing was a major puzzle.

For her, our most memorable date was when my rampaging-id gnome brought her lowbie toon into Un’Goro Crater for the first time, said “Do you want to see why they call it Terror Run?”, and started running.

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