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81 Year Old Completes His First Ever Destiny 2 RAID, Writes Short Story About It.
Today’s GOA top 3 is a little different. It’s just one story. The reason is because we get so caught up in the hype, the gossip, the click-bait, that when you stumble across something as heart-warming as this, you feel the need to give it some time in the light to remind us why we game.
For the joy of it, for the community.
Meet Fibby FIBBOB Kinney – he’s an 81 year old writer, comedian, and poet, and with the help of some very friendly sherpa’s he just completed his first Destiny 2 Raid.
Why is this news? Two reasons.
We love a gamers doing good story, and because FIBBOB is a clear example of our dreams to be elderly ladies and gentlemen playing video games in our old folks’ homes together years down the track!
Kinney posted about the raid in a Destiny 2 Facebook group, prompting fellow guardian PXG_S3 to put together a group to help him through the Leviathan, and then they went on to help him through the Destiny 2 Raid Lairs just in time for the Forsaken expansion.
Destiny 2 players are known for our salacious thirst for exotic rewards, and FIBBOB may have released the most exotic of them all, in fact there’s a tiny shred of hope that Bungie will see this story and recognise FIBBOB in some way in Destiny 2.
After they finished the Raid, FIBBOB wrote a short story about defeating Calus for the first time. PXG_S3 posted it to his reddit. We’ve put the link there so you can read the awesome comments from the gaming community, but the short story is below “in it’s entirety, unedited, in it’s original form for your reading pleasure.”
I was at the Tower sitting under the “Tree of Wonders” wondering how my life as a guardian was going. I had done a lot, except I had not done the “Raid” the big one where only the best guardians had a chance at taking down this “Golden Emperor” from hell. Suddenly some spaceships landed and out stepped a crew of elite guardians called, “The G Team” (Guardians Elite), they held this title because they were perfect in battle. They were the best of the elite and had a reputation for “Flawless” I looked at them in awe. The leader, whose tag read, PXG_S3 looked at me sitting under the tree…he motioned his team to join him. They approached me. The leader said, “We lost our wingman on the way in. We are going to the Raid, and we need one more to join us. Are you In? I was flabbergasted! Yea!!! Is all I could say. I noticed one of the “G Team” was a female. Her name tag read, “Angelbabyluv” . I said, for someone so beautiful to be an elite, Wow. She just smiled and said, “When we get there just follow me and do what I say. I said, “I’m there!” Then SuprEvilPoptarts, UNOSEKOJ, and Niguh-soft all grinned at this new guardian who looked like he had seen a lot of years on this embattled earth. “Let’s go guardian, we have a fight to fulfill and you are going to see some action like you have never seem before! They all Laughed, we were ready to pile into our spaceships and take off for the Big Fight…Calus would Die tonight!!!…
As we gathered together before boarding our ships, PXG turned to me and said, “ Today we lost Caldante, he was test piloting the new ship from the “Moments of Triumph”. There were still a few bugs to work out in the new spacecraft and it blew up when he tried to put it to the test. You are taking his place, guardian, be up for the task!” I snapped a hard salute and said, “Yes Sir, I will do my very best to honor this fallen guardian. The rest of the crew gave a “Hooray!!” And we took off to battle.
We landed on Lavithan and all hell broke loose. The team mowed down the cabal soldiers and all the enemies who fiercely attacked us. My Vigilance pulse rifle was on full blast. The beasts of Calus army fell like wheat in a field. My “wing’” was the mower that cut them down. All the others from “G team” were magnificent. I have never seen guardians work so well together. I ran with the ball through the gauntlet of lights and called out the rows…Chalice, second row !…and they would shoot the right opening to keep me running… we had to do this three times with different symbols and then we were through. Now we had to fight the big dogs…never have I seen such vicious alien animals. I tried to offer mine a bone I had found…he just sneered at me before my “perfect paradox” shredded him.
The Gamut began…we ran the pipes, the big pistons that tried to crush us at every turn. Suddenly we were there in the grand ball room. Calus sat on his golden throne. He was drinking from a gigantic cup of wine (wish I knew what it was? It did look tasty) He sneered at us. “You puny little guardians, my army will crush you..and I shall trample upon your ashes”
All the guardians looked at me and said, “Let’s go kick his butt” and then the battle began. It was so fierce and wild that I was mesmerized by the amount of foes that charged us. In the heat of battle, PXG whispered to me, “ when I give the word I want you to kill yourself. Just aim your rocket launcher at your toes and pull the trigger!” “Whaaaaatttttt????” I said in astonishment. He said, “Trust me, I will revive you..and you will be stronger than before.” then he said, “When you revive hop on the platform where all of us will be standing and shoot Calus in the chest!” I said, “Is it ok if I shoot him in the Crouch first, for all he did to us, and a little extra for our pal “Cal”!
PXG just smiled, “Calus doesn’t have a crouch…that’s why he’s so nasty…no family jewels, all he’s got down there is some”Semi-Precious Stones” and they are locked up in that treasure chest in the basement. Rights now lets get him”
With that said we opened fire…Calus and his golden throne were wiped off the map. We had won and went to the tunnel for our rewards. It was a big chest full to the top with all sorts of goodies. I got some great stuff. We danced and chanted praise to the tower of light. Selfies, broom sweeping, popcorn eating and then a raised salute to “Caldante” who had given his life so I could be a true guardian of the cause of Victory! “Thank all of you, I said earnestly…you have brought me to the good fight, and we won! Then I remembered what Humphrey Bogart said at the end of the movie the Maltese Falcon, when he held that fabled statue in his hands and said, “This is what dreams are made of”….and that’s what it felt like, when the Raid was done!!!!…fBk”
At last check the post had over 1100 upvotes on reddit.
Over the 18 hours that the post has been up PXG_S3 has also released a series of updates including one featuring some screenshots FIBBOB took during the Raid:
“Fib just sent me some off screen photos he took yesterday. He wanted me to share them with everyone!”
If you see FIBBOB during your travels – salute the guy to let him know you’ve read his story and you appreciate his efforts as a fellow guardian, and a fellow gamer.
It would be great to get as much support together for this story from the wider gaming community as we possibly can, because we would love to see an in-game tribute to FIBBOB, and maybe even an exotic reward featuring this awesome short story that we can bank and share with our children’s children one day.