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Battle Chicken Tournament, (Cancelled)

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Sweeney, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Sweeney

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    Entry fee: 50k

    Place: TBD (Any volunteers?)
    Date: 12/19/09, 8 PM EST
    Prize: First place: 66% of entry fees.
    Second place: 20% of entry fees.
    Third place: 14% of entry fees.

    Judges: One or Three (looking for two more)

    Rules: Standard bracket elimination format. No casting, pets fight to the death. In the event that a fight lasts longer than 5 mins., the chicken with the most noticeable health as displayed on the health bar wins. If nearly even as decided by judges, a tie will be awarded. Spells cast on chickens are forbidden. If ties result in an odd # of contenders one of the tie-makers will fight the chicken not involved in the tying match.

    If you're willing to participate, speak up. A minimum number of contenders must be signed up by Thursday.
     
  2. Sweeney

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    Re: Battle Chicken Tournament, Roll Call

    Reserved.

    Participants:
    You?
    Maybes:
    Aeowyn
     
  3. AEowynSP

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    Re: Battle Chicken Tournament, Roll Call

    If I am around I would be happy to help. May I sugest more than one class of fights.
    Battle chickies trained and untrained, and chickielizards trained and un.
     
  4. Sweeney

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    Re: Battle Chicken Tournament, Roll Call

    This event seems to have no interest, and I fear it has to do with my name being attached to it. The original submission deadline was Thursday, but I'd rather keep some dignity and end this before it becomes a mockery on Siege. Only one contender (aside from myself).. it would be pathetic to insist on holding the event now.

    I want to give my thanks to those that initially volunteered that gave me hope this would happen.. and the final contender who agreed to be there.

    If anyone else would like to set a tournament up, let me know and I will give you my contacts.

    Several people from other shards expressed interest in watching, and I figured it could make the (now gone Community Spotlight on the UO Herald) and the Stratics News. I even talked to the EM about it.

    This wasn't the first event I tried to set up on Siege, but it will be the last. I figured getting Siege onto the Community Spotlight and onto the Stratics News section would be good for the shard, to show people we are alive and thriving, but I probably tainted it by being the one to do something about it.

    It's all on you, people.. I tried.
     
  5. insanepete

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    I totally wanted to come but I still cant get a damn battle chicken egg how rare are they i keep feeding my regular chicken lizards and they crap regular eggs. do i need special hay? steroids? or am i unlucky i have a more than a dozen regular eggs :(
     
  6. Sweeney

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    You on now? I'll give you a BC egg.

    Maybe it's my ego but the event would have happened if anyone but myself had set it up.
     
  7. insanepete

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    Sweeney I was AFK but I would really appreciate the egg. do battle chickens always lay battle chicken eggs?
     
  8. falseprophet

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    you need to put the regular eggs in an incubator and keep em watered for a few days (once a day like plants) and you have a 25% chance at a Battle. (at least thats my guess on the %)
     
  9. IanJames

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    Other people have tried to set up chicken fights in the past year here on Siege and nothing really materialized. I wouldn't say it's because your name is attached to it.

    Also, I'm pretty busy these days, and dont' have alot of time to spend on the boards, but for future reference, if you submit an event to the calendar, I get a notification, and would be happy to put it on the stratics news page. . .
     
  10. Spree

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    You had a few people signed up for it why not still have it? So what if you only have 3 chickens fighting. You will also get people come to watch. Not every one has battle chickens. People who don't like doing event stuff will most likely come and raid, this will get people out of Luna. Even if you only get 2 chickens fighting i still see it as a win.
     
  11. Sweeney

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    Eh, there wasn't one definite fighter, just a definite maybe (whatever that means). The ones who signed up weeks ago did not apply at the final roll call, and I can't fault them for it.. things change.

    My ideas are just trash, as soon as someone else suggests it it is gold. It's not the first time. :thumbup:
     
  12. Luka Melehan

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    Ok, here's my 2 cents on your 'trash ideas'. Personally, I don't like you. I have my reasons. But i have three battle birds and planned on participating. *shrugs*

    Planning any event on siege right now is a shot on the dark. I came very close to scrapping the caroling idea becasue of no response. But I brought it up again. There is a bit of response this time around, but nit near enough to make me feel like it will be attended. When Bruin had story night, I am sure he was wondering if anyone would show up. So my advice is to just do it.
     
  13. Sweeney

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    Two definite maybes would have been better than one. Maybe waiting for the last minute drama is your thing, but it's not my bit. The last-second rush to say "yeah" isn't my style, and by the sound of it not this shards. Ask your buddy Kelmo I've tried too many times.

    This is no sad act I'm just sick of everyone whining that nobody is doing things for Siege.. and when people do, nothing happens.

    Trust me I'd rather be the one disrupting events instead of trying to get them going, but there has to be events to disrupt in the first place.
     
  14. Wulf2k

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    With the battle chickens, I think they're just a lot of work that not everybody's willing to put in. Maybe you should flood the market with coops and mature BC eggs first, then try to plan an event with them when nobody else is buying any.
     
  15. Sweeney

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    I gave out free BC eggs when people asked.. that wasn't the problem. It was either my name as the host or the inertia of Siege. I'd like to think it was me.

    Siege has a lot going for it, I hope when other people host this type of thing it gets a better response.
     
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    Maybe try again, after the holidays ?

    And I feel I have to say this, even if some would not co operate let's say due to [your name] or some prior action you may have done here, it always takes two to tango/two way street etc.

    One of the more serious issues on this shard, I feel is the fact some folks here can..never let go of something, that someone or a guild here, did wrongly or didn't do right, once, even YEARS ago, and continually folks just have to bring it back up or drag it out, time and time again like they enjoy airing someone *else's* dirty laundry.

    Even if it is true, that so and so person or guilds, did the most horrid thing after we hang or stone and condemn said person/guild or their actions once on this shard, that is enough cuz...who died and appointed us GOD that we should continue to condemn them, for forever ??

    Some folks here, just can not let go let God, nor forgive or even forget, nor even let someone try to redeem themselves, in whatever ways, they later on may try to do something positive for their own rep or this shard ! IT SUCKS ! If the almighty acted that way, never forgiving, we'd all be going to hell ! People are not perfect, most if not all of us, screw up, sometime or another !

    And then they wonder, why the Siege community dwindles or fractures here ?? !!! Casting stones on entire guilds or persons, once, ok np cuz to error is human, be it accusers or accused, but to keep on doing it for forever at individuals or entire guilds...well that is just unforgiving relentless... knit picking !!

    Sorry if this post sounds preachy...but seriously, I see it happen all the time, that if so and so did something 4 yrs. ago; or this or that guild did whatever, or someone dislikes what whomever did, whenever, be it last year, last month, that so and so or that 'other guild' or someone else distained or disliked and dang, some folks just gotta bring it up time and time again years later even, about what someone or this or that guild, did once before ! SHEESH !

    So is it that person whom *sinned*/or perceivedly sinned, against this community... the only one at fault ? Or is it [also] the fault of the ones painting the scarlet letter on someone [for forever] or casting stones on em for forever never forgiving nor forgetting nor letting go of what someone did wrong, or perceived wrongs, that others didn't like, whom are 'also' at fault here ?


    *just sayin* some folks are hardarse 'non forgivers', draggin crap up, some one did *wrong* time and time again and again ! Guess some folks are more evolved or far more *perfected* that they think they gotta play judge, jury and God for forever, on/at someone else, all the time ! :rant2:

    I will hope you will yet hold your event, or events in the future, :popcorn: if some noshow cuz they got a burr up their butt at ya for forever, that is their problem !!

    I may get assassinated for this long ranty post, brevity is not my strong suite, even if it is the soul of wit... but I don't care no more.

    I tire of some of the hard arse non-forgiving butts here, that won't let go & let God, regarding something someone DID (or didn't do properly enough) here, that is ages old !

    Siege shard needs to grow period, no one here is perfect,
    or are we as a shard
    gonna suffocate on our own, non forgiving, self righteous indignations !! ??
     
  17. Luka Melehan

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    oh then I hope to see ya on sunday. *smiles* In all honesty, I respect you a lot for trying to get something going. Keep in mind it is also discouraging when folks start something and then drop it. I still have nightmares about voting for Perot...

    waiting for last minute drama...is not my thing. Just ask 'my buddy Kelmo'. I hate organizing events and I hate christmas. But I love Siege enough that I am willing to work with folks I don't like to make things happen. Are you?
     
  18. Sweeney

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    I read your whole post (first time eva!!!), and it makes a lot of sense.
    Like I said I'd rather this be a reflection on me, and not the state of Siege. I know Siege can come together and have some fun events.. I just thought mine was one of them.

    Balls.
     
  19. Wulf2k

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    Sweeney, random thought, but have you thought about getting NEW involved?

    I think I've seen maybe 2 of the current NEW batch on the forums, but any time I swing by their keep there's usually some activity. I'm sure they'd love to get their own coop/battle chicken, and join in an event. Talk to Shal.

    Don't limit it to NEW, but if you've got say, 5 NEW coming, that might be enough to get the old, jaded bastards to come check it out.
     
  20. Sweeney

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    It's a cheerful thought, but you've been gone too long. That's where this crap started.
     
  21. Luka Melehan

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    I am not a let go, let GOD, kind of person. Not anymore. We don't have to look to god for a reason to do the right thing. All we have to do is look around us. Thanks QZ.
     
  22. Wulf2k

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    Mind PMing me a quick summary of what I missed?
     
  23. Luka Melehan

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    Hm I must have missed it too.
     
  24. Sweeney

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    Nice to know I'm disliked for real reasons. :thumbup:

    I know I haven't offended you.. so it must be my style. I'd still rather think it was me.
     
  25. Luka Melehan

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    Suppose it depends on what you call your style. I don't mind reds..killers, thieves whatever. This is siege. Griefing is even ok to a point. You have offended me, but in the same kind of ways that my own middle child offends me. Without the benefit of seeing your better side, its easier to choose non-involvement. I suppose Siege is at the point where we don't have that luxury anymore.
     
  26. Sweeney

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    Occasionally I might want to know why.. but it doesn't really matter now does it? I did something you dislike.. you were willing to overlook it, but only at the last minute.. no sweat on my end, I did my part.. and I'm done.
     
  27. Luka Melehan

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    I am old, have raised my kids. I am allowed to not like childish behavour. If I want my game to not include it, I am allowed that as well. You want to hold a grudge on me when I am trying to hold out my hand for the sake of siege, fine. I will still support your event. Which means, I suppose, that I am not done. I have three battle lizards. I am willing to give out two of them if anyone is interested. We have plenty of space in Iantown to construct a makeshift arena. Balls in your court.
     
  28. Sweeney

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    Eh, I already said the event was canceled due to a lack of firm participants. This wasn't some game to get contenders, I was just letting everyone know. It was the proper thing to do rather than string them along with maybes.

    I didn't mean to hurt all of the last minute "maybe yeah" players, but sadly your triumphant entry came too late for most to care.

    As I stated before, if anyone else wants to hold such an event in the future I'm willing to give you my contacts. Thanks.
     
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    Excellent suggestion. People are so overwhelmed with activities this time of year, if they do play it is usually just to veg out a bit, and log whenever they need to.

    -Skylark
     
  30. Cruxshadow

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    sweeney, count me down for next time. ill be hiding under the bleechers stealing wallets!
     
  31. Sweeney

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    It won't be me setting this crap up, never again, but I wouldn't mind being a participant. A firm participant, aka count me in.
     
  32. Luka Melehan

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    sorry son, but you don't have the ability to hurt my feelings. As for being last minute, I beleive I spoke up in your original thread. If you were waiting for folks to volunteer something firm, then you didn't want to organize the event anyways. so if your pulling out, just know its because of you and not anyone else. Sour grapes and all that, its not original.

    *waits for the PM warning for getting personal*
     
  33. Hugibear

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    I would attend and participate, but my flock of lot lizards arent ready to hit the streets of siege yet. With alittle more training they will be ready for any cock willing to come.
     
  34. Luka Melehan

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    I still have a bonded regular chicken in the coop, she wants to play too!
     
  35. Anonymouse

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    Siege is my new home :heart:, and although I dunno if I can participate, always happy to show up to the next event and say hello/maybe get res-killed :)
     
  36. Cruxshadow

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    thats what she said!
     
  37. Wulf2k

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    ...No she didn't.
     
  38. Cruxshadow

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    she told me. i wasnt supposed to let you find out... there are certain things a mother doesnt tell her son...
     
  39. Wulf2k

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    Like YOUR FACE!

    Wait, wrong comeback.
     
  40. Cruxshadow

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    heh, your mom FTW! works every time...
     
  41. Wulf2k

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    So does your mom!

    Did I do it right?
     
  42. Cruxshadow

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    omg... a 'your mom' reversal... *fist pump*
     
  43. Wulf2k

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    Seriously? You're gonna leave that set up in a "your mom" conversation?

    ...I don't need your pity set up.
     
  44. Cruxshadow

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    haha, you win.. this round...
     
  45. Luka Melehan

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    you guys remind me of seeing my kids last christmas. I kept having to say: I'm standing right here!!!

    besides it just gets silly when they have the same mom.
     
  46. Cruxshadow

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    your mom has the same mom!
     
  47. Wulf2k

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    ...That's what their mom said.
     
  48. Wulf2k

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    Damnit, your momming mommed the flow of my mom joke.
     
  49. Cruxshadow

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    your mom mommed the flow of my junk

    lol, i dunno...
     
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    Let's get back on topic!


































    Poor Sweeney :sad2: