A Newbies Guide to The WIDEVERSE
So, you've stumbled upon our little slice of Purgatory have you? Well Dante, you're in for a world of stuff. Mostly autism, but a little bit of friendship (but 99.999% autism). So sit back, maybe get a HOT slice of pizza from the mall, and get to know what your therapist will be hearing about in 6 months.
Man, what the FUCK is The WIDEVERSE?
The WIDEVERSE is the overarching name of the hundreds of people, groups, clans, and general parade of blunders from the past 20 years. Beginning life as a Runescape clan in 2003, it morphed into COMMUNISM in 2007 when Shelarahn, our founding member, moved to World of Warcraft. It was here the real history The WIDEVERSE began, with the trolling rich environment of COMMUNISM serving as a launching board for all manner of shenanigry. The next 7 years were a tumultuous time of drama and falling outs between several different WoW guilds, including the infamous Friend Zone, until Shelarahn took control of COMMUNISM, leading it into its short lived revival until 2015, when in conjunction with several Rust clans from the SomethingAwful server, Goon Playground, who all had car theme names (ie. FORD, GM) combined forces and began raiding pubbies (derogatory term for non-group members) under the name BMW. The group renamed twice afterwards, first to Wrongthink Tank (shortened not long after to WTT) then finally to Wideboys, which is arguably the coolest name possible. We also have a trolling/political/controversial posting offshoot called BEEFY BOYS which has its own Discord and attached sites. However, since the WIDEBOYS-SCJP Schism, The WIDEVERSE began to move away from a single group designation back to the nebulous interconnected web of groups of days past.
OK, so what do yall DO exactly?
Uhhhhhhh....I mean I guess we're a gaming group? We used to be BIG into World of Warcraft, then Wildstar, then Rust, but we don't do any of those anymore (except WoW). You could say we're a shitposting group who coincidentally plays video games, but I like to think of us as an extremely fucked up family that lightly dabbles in incest. We don't do one specific thing, but we do a little bit of everything though, and we usually go with the flow. WIDEVERSE is mostly a member driven community, so if someone wants to play something or get into a new jam, we're there for it.
While historically our gaming history has included dozens, if not hundreds, of games, our most recent addictions have been:
- Garrys Mod
- World of Warcraft
- Vintage Story
- Virtual Reality
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Apex Legends
The BEEF STREAM
A weekly stream hosted by Taylor, Prude, and Succ, breaking down news both international and WIDE, as well as special guests from other notable members, as well as city reviews, anime and game reviews, and general banter. After the stream, there's a late night viewer driven AFTER DARK segment where the boys hang out with Biggers and viewers and game and just shoot the shit.
Our weekly sports talk show covering mostly football, but also WWE and any other relevent sports topics that may pique our fancy. Airing every Sunday night at Midnight EST hosted by Taylor and Succ.
I'm still reading because I'm a masochist and/or autistic, where do I go for more info?
Glad you ask! If you're a real pipe hitting gamer word, then you'll want to delve deeper into the history and information about The WIDEVERSE. Try the following links for some HOT LOADS (of info):
- People and Groups of the WIDEVERSE - A list of current and past members, rival and enemy groups, and other asspies
- Games of the WIDEVERSE - A historical list of all the games we've played
- The WIDEVERSE Dictionary - The All Mighty Bimmer Lexicon to understand all our SUPER dated inside jokes and BAVE (Bigger American Vernacular English)
- Conflicts of the WIDEVERSE - All the battles and trolls through the years we have done and had done upon us, but the latter is impossible because we are a little to high concept to be "got".
Ok, I'll join please dont hurt my family
Very cool my dude, if you've made it this far without dying of cringe you're probably a MASSIVE chad whos sexual prowess is renowned and potentially feared. Most your funs going to be had directly in The 'Cord
90% of our communication is done in Discord, because who doesnt these days? The WIDEBOYS community can be joined @ wideboys.win and is currently the only open Discord that doesn't require an invite and as such is the primary entry point into The WIDEVERSE
If you know what a "Fediverse" is, then you'll love (or hate, if you're a Mastadon loser) our Fedi instance: beefyboys.win