Operation Peculiar Pandemonium

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Red alert, mercs! April is drawing near, and an unusual yet familiar virus has fallen upon the robotic hordes once again. The aptly named "Meme Machines" are back to wreak havoc, blunder about, and provide a healthy helping of the best medicine money can't buy—laughter! Now sign up for the cheapest insurance plan you can find and grab your guns, because it's time for a comedy session!
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Operation Peculiar Pandemonium was an April Fool's Mann vs. Machine charity tour event organized by Moonlight MvM and hosted by Pineapple.TF that began on March 31st, 2022, and concluded on April 11th, 2022. The event was organized for benefit of The National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Tour

The tour resembled previous campaigns hosted by Potato's Custom MVM servers, featuring many of the same maps, with different missions, along with new maps such as Example.

In keeping with the short duration of the community event, one simple, short tour was offered, with only one medal in reward.

Featured Missions

This table shows the missions that were available during the event.

Intermediate Missions
Map Mission Waves Creators
Kelly Bogos Binted 8 Tindall Berry
Silent Sky Cloudy With a Chance of Tanks 10 randomguy
Yucatan Deez Nuts 7 coloentte
CreatorForce
Bigrock Freedom Park 6 Tindall Berry
Silent Sky Probably Not a Problem 9 PDA Expert
Goldpit Somewhere in Nevada 12 Athazar
Ghost Town Terminal Stupidity 7 the fat


Advanced Mission
Map Mission Waves Creators
Example Advances of Advanced Adversaries 9 Anonymous

Rewards

This event had four medals which are able to be earned by players: one as a reward for completion of the tour, and three for donations to a charity drive benefiting The National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia. Clearing all seven intermediate difficulty missions earned the player the Tungsten Robot of Leaded Lunacy medal. The sole advanced mission, Advances of Advanced Adversaries, did not count towards earning the player the medal.

In addition, players were able to donate varying amounts through item or monetary donations to receive donor medals. Donating at least 6 AUD earned the player the Luxurious Lepidolite medal, donating at least 20 AUD earned the player both the Luxurious Lepidolite and Mesmerizing Morganite medals, and donating at least 33 AUD earned the player all three donation medals: the Luxurious Lepidolite, the Mesmerizing Morganite, and the Pink Diamond. The charity drive closed on April 30, 2022.

Content creators whose missions were accepted for use in the event were awarded the Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade medal.

The Tungsten Robot of Leaded Lunacy player medal uses the model for the Titanium Tank Participant Medal, while the Luxurious Lepidolite, Mesmerizing Morganite, and Pink Diamond donor medals reuse models from Operation Madness vs Machines; however, all four medals initially drop with custom painted colors which are not otherwise available in-game. These medals each use different shades of pink. The Auspicious Automaton Assembler's Accolade reuses the model for the Mappers vs. Machines Participant Medal, however, it is not painted a custom color.

Each of the donor medals has two styles, named "Normal" and "Gem Only". The "Gem Only" style displays only the gemstones, without the surrounding metal frames.

The participant medal was contributed to the Steam Workshop by NeoDement, Sntr, sedisocks, Star Bright, and Hydrogen .

The donor medals were contributed to the Steam Workshop by NeoDement , Sntr , Erikku , sigsegv , Jakapoa , Pelipoika , InterrobangTF2 , Rev , Benoist3012 , kratos , Nuke , Hydrogen , Hyperion , Pineapple Medals Bot , DaanBox , and Swordstone .

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Genuine Peculiar Pandemonium Tungsten Robot of Leaded Lunacy
Level 1 Community Medal
Not Every Vehicular Eliminator Relies Greatly On Nonsensical Neurotic Automatons. Awarded to players of Moonlight MvM's April Fools 2022 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

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Genuine Peculiar Pandemonium Luxurious Lepidolite
Level 1 Community Medal
Marketing surveyed our customers on which precious mineral they wanted, and everyone requested that they be pink. So we bought a few tons of the cheapest, lowest-grade lepidolite we could find and nobody was ever the wiser. Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's April Fools 2022 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

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Genuine Peculiar Pandemonium Mesmerizing Morganite
Level 1 Community Medal
The Morganite is the pinnacle of gemcraft. Few people can appreciate all its value. Unfortunately, we do not represent anyone who can, so you'll have to do. Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's April Fools 2022 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

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Genuine Peculiar Pandemonium Pink Diamond
Level 1 Community Medal
Formed under the immense pressure of the Earth, this gemstone has many deformations in its crystalline structure. And yet, these deformations make it all the more desirable. Awarded to donors of Moonlight MvM's April Fools 2022 charity tour!

( Not Tradable or Marketable )

Styles

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  • Luxurious Lepidolite
  • Mesmerizing Morganite
  • Pink Diamond
Styles
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Normal Gem Only
Styles
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Painted Peculiar Pandemonium Mesmerizing Morganite UNPAINTED Gem Only.png
Normal Gem Only
Styles
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Normal Gem Only
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Update history

March 28, 2022 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Peculiar Pandemonium medals were added to the game.

September 26, 2022 Patch #1

  • [Undocumented] Fixed the Steam inventory icon for the Peculiar Pandemonium Pink Diamond medal.

Trivia

  • When put together, the first letters in each word of the Peculiar Pandemonium Tungsten Robot of Leaded Lunacy name (starting from "Tungsten" onwards) form "TRoLL", a reference to the popular 2008 internet meme Trollface, and was also a running gag throughout the campaign's missions.
  • Additionally, when put together, the capitalized letters in the Peculiar Pandemonium Tungsten Robot of Leaded Lunacy description (ending at "Automatons") form "NEVERGONNA", a reference to Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up.

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