Casual goes to war with China... and wins.
One of the greatest things about Casual is our complete and utter disorganization. There are four different officer ranks, two F&F ranks (none of which are appropriately named or labeled), a GM that doesn't play more than once a week, and best of all; we leave members of the guild at higher ranks than the current officers. This is all well and good, until one of the officers has his account hacked, ninjas our entire guild bank, and boots everyone out of the guild. Casual, my friends, has been raped by China.
We all thought it fairly strange when Gadz logged on unannounced for the first time in months (apparently he is dating some 45 year old cougar that stole his soul). Our instincts were spot on, as moments later the entirety of our guild bank (minus the gold) was in his bags.
We were at least smart enough to make sure officers couldn't withdraw absolutely EVERYTHING from the bank, but that didn't stop him from repeatedly inviting alts and attempting to promote them to nab the rest of the goods.
After a ~10 minute ginvite/gkick war between him and the officers, he finally wised up. Apparently he's one of them "learning" Asians. It's like a mix between Predator and those weird robots in The Incredibles, except with the cast of Gran Torino, sans Clint Eastwood.
Now, I myself am not a racist, but I'll be damned if some chink is gonna make off with all our shit without hearing a few angry racial slurs. The whole event spun out of control rather fast, and by the end I'm pretty sure we had all said our fair share of angry, ignorant things. It would have made for a great movie.
After about an hour of verbally abusing the attacker, he decided that Casual was to be no more.
Casual has never been a group to give up without a fight, though. We're like the stubborn old guy in the park who keeps ranting about how he invented spaghetti. After some brainstorming on vent (and a lot more racial slurs), we finally decided to use pure brute force. Through a series of elaborate macros and extremely fast Asian-like clicking, Vindra was able to invite and promote dozens of alts all at once, each of which withdrew the daily maximum of 10,000g from the bank. I'm sure that gook son-of-a-bitch cried as he watched his potential half-million gold melt before his eyes. In the end, we (particularly Monmoth) showed no mercy.
The demise of Casual left a sour taste in all of our mouths, but we didn't mourn long. Moments later, a new star was born- Pokemon Allstars.
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Trolling trade was fun for a while, but eventually we grew restless without the comfort of our green text, and decided it was time to find a new home. Plenty of people jumped at the chance to have ex-members of Casual in their guild, but Pontifex found a diamond in the rough. Our new home in Pokemon Allstars will be cherished. With rank titles like 'Pokémon Breeder,' 'Gary Oak,' and 'Ash Ketchum' what could possibly go wrong? Not to mention all the free Mudkipz.
We also have to throw out a huge thank you
to the ultimate bro; the GM of our new home, Firstprayer, who lovingly embraced us all. He is our valiant leader, and our newest creamed cracker. He also caught on to the ways of the Casual attitude pretty fast.
We're not sure what the road ahead of us has in store. Maybe we'll go back to Casual when our guild is restored. Maybe we'll continue being Pokémon Masters (I've always wanted to raid Misty). All I know for sure is we're still fucking pro, and being hacked in the middle of our raid night did not stop us from dropping Festergut Hardmode and moving up to 7/12 Heroic. I'm sure our new GM is proud. More hard modes soon, but until then, Pokemon Allstars, out.