Jaina Proudmoore and her many lovers

March 11, 2008 by at 12:11 pm • Filed Under Etc. 
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You’re gonna love this.

While I was wasting what would be otherwise productive work hours on the World of Warcraft forums, I ran across a post detailing a Horde prank on the Mal’Ganis server by the guild Goon Squad, Elitist Jerks’ little feeder guild. (Hell, probably on that server, every guild is an EJ feeder guild.)

Basically, they ran Jaina Proudmoore, archmage extraordinaire of Theramore, over to Orgrimmar to visit with her good buddy Thrall — all the while she teleported players and NPCs to Theramore and did her whole routine with the elementals and blizzards and general mageish chaos.

Here’s the YouTube video, which is typical game video quality (i.e. bad) and you can’t really see anything, but just the idea of the prank is enough for me.

At the end of the video, there’s a short plug for joining Goon Squad and here’s the real entertainment: Real life $$ to join and belong to a guild, with several tiers of membership, of course. Consideration for a slot in EJ will run you $50 a month, by the way. (Pssst, plus the $25 application fee.)

Taking them at their word, 1200 accounts paying the bronze membership (those cheap asses!) is $12,000 a month gross.

Joke or not, the IRS has used the anal microscopes over less.


7 Responses to “Jaina Proudmoore and her many lovers”

  1. nordee on March 11th, 2008 1:15 pm

    “Remember, only SILVER or above members can attend gimmick events like the one you are reading about!”

    Oh noes! I wanted to attend a gimmick event!

  2. L'Emmerdeur on March 11th, 2008 1:25 pm

    I do believe Goon Squad is the Something Awful forum guild thingy. That group of miscreants is in every game, and boy do they know how to twist these games up.

  3. Indy on March 11th, 2008 3:46 pm

    Want an item that drops, but don’t have the DKP? No problem, DKP can be purchased for $1 per point. (DKP gift certificates are also available.)

    Purchased DKP can be used instantly as soon as your funds clear, and generally before bidding begins on an item raiders are given the opportunity to purchase more DKP.

    Is it just me, or does anyone else see them having a serious problem with Blizzard over this? Seriously, is there any difference, ethically, between this and gold selling? (Note that gold sellers do a lot of other things that aren’t kosher and are highly annoying/disruptive, which is another subject.)

  4. wowpanda on March 11th, 2008 5:02 pm

    WOW that was something! And it was funny to read the last page 🙂

  5. Curium on March 11th, 2008 10:15 pm

    For maximum enjoyment, I would recommend reading past the first few pages.

    Quite entertaining.

  6. Jenn on March 12th, 2008 3:01 pm

    Goon Squad isn’t technically an “EJ Feeder Guild” though EJ is made up of ex GS members. I think they were like the core raiders at the time and left to make their own guild pretty much at the same time the game went live.

    Commenter up above was right, GS is made up of Something Awful forum members, anyone with $10 can join.

    And EJ’s not even the most elite guild on Mal’Ganis anymore. Two years ago, maybe. =P

  7. heather (errantdreams) on March 17th, 2008 5:18 pm

    Uh, wow. Guilding as a business. I can’t decide if I’m repelled or impressed.

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