OK, so there’s no Maria, but I’m pretty sure everyone has that one guildie who is basically a goofball, screw-around, flibbertigibbet Leeroy. And yes that’s how you spell flibbertigibbet. I looked it up!
My guild has a guy — no names because I adore him anyway, and he knows who he is — who is famously fond of stopping a whole raid dead in its tracks by jumping into lava just to see what happens. I was in World of Warcraft one time helping his character and AFKed while following him to go make tea… only to come back and find he’d run me off a cliff in Horde territory. (I deserved it, he joked later, because I copped to boiling my tea water in the microwave. This is apparently a serious offense in England.)
But that time he took his mage and rushed straight into a raid boss to pull it, forcing us to abandon our carefully laid plans and wing it? I was laughing, I admit, but some of our more uptight raiders weren’t amused.
Does your guild have a Maria/Leeroy, and how do you keep him or her in check, enjoying the antics and spontaneous fun without going totally bonkers? How do you convince a prankster guildie to take anything seriously in a video game?