Once upon a time, there was a cranky old Druid named Ratamahatta who was sick of raiding and drama in TBC. So he created an alt guild all to himself called Paul’s Boutique which sold the finest of men’s clothing in Brooklyn and since Quad was unguilded, Rata allowed him to join.
And so it was for 8 years until Legion when Apolin/Peril, Rata and Quad’s former Cata guildie returned to WoW and declared “What’s up BITCHES? Let me in your guild!”. The addition of Apolin both pushed the guild over the Dingus threshold and from a Boutique to a full fledged Brigade. It was at this point that Rata decided to change the name to The Dingus Brigade as a nod to the infamous Dr. Steve Brule.
Rata and Apolin wanted some friends to play with, but are known for being a bit anti-social and also…a-holes, so Quad tried to steer them away from recruiting but it didn’t work. Apolin went on an advertising spree in Dalaran and invited anyone that had an account. Most left, but after weeks we finally, FINALLY found *angels singing* Kirrin, the Holy Paladin. We thought Kirrin was awesome, so he helped us recruit a few more people. Next was equally awesome Amerasu and his friend with the Pixies connection Surferosa. Somewhere in betwen Kirrin and Surfer, Luhoo took over the guild with his Macintosh Classic and army of alts, taking lawnmowers for walks and cooking dead animals. Before we knew it we had a great core group we could run dungeons on a regular basis…and there was much rejoicing!
Thus rounded out first set of officers for The Dingus Brigade: Ratamahatta-GM, Quad & Apolin Co-GM, Officers – Kirrin, Amerasu, Surfer & Luhoo.
Guild chat was hopping with profanity and toilet humor while Rata and Apolin continued recruiting with everyone else’s help (except Quad of course). That’s when the ever thoughtful Arthul joined our ranks and sent a MASSIVE server wide guild invite which raked in 30 to 50 new guildies…who promptly left. However, somewhere in the mayhem Ellesar/Herambe joined us. Apolin and Ellesar became fast frenemies and shortly after that, greatest tank in the world was born (Peril). Everyone’s alts joined and it was a big party.
It was at this point BFA dropped and things were rolling. Ellesar recruited his friend Nightspirit and we created a new Rank for them – “Dungeon Leader” and Night brought his entourage of family and friends into the guild. Players like Packapunch/Dirtyrandy, Sundanse (Kirrin’s Brother), Mockingbird/Tronolane, Artek, Koroban, Exo & Starx joined and The Dingus Brigade started becoming an actual guild. As time wore on, Kirrin invited old guildies of his to the guild namely Lusty and Hark, among others and things were hopping.
Kirrin helped us through setting up a Discord Server, he created a website and he, with Lusty’s help were creating content for it… Kirrin seemed stoked to take the reigns on many aspects of the guild. Once the launch date for WoW Classic was announced, a big group decided to make the switch. Rata, Quad, Apolin and many others knew they were going to give Classic a real effort. It was at that point that it was decided…that if Kirrin would have it, we would hand The Dingus Brigade over to him. He was reluctant at first, but then dove in head first and never looked back.