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Can EMs stop having events for holidays on the holiday itself?

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  1. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    would be much appreciated for future reference, thanks
     
  2. Lord Chaos

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    Could you at least come with an argument why they should?
     
  3. omgmir

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    Because most people spend holidays doing something other than playing a video game.
     
  4. Mapper

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    Holding Christmas events on the 25th should be enough argument.
     
  5. Stupid Miner

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    And what of those who don't?
     
  6. The Mule

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    Oh, I work week days, so if you would be so kind as to not do them either. And Saturdays are no good for me, the wife likes to spend the day with me and gets fussy if Im on the computer. In fact Sundays for the next month or so are looking bleak. EM's If I could send one of you my schedule of when I will have a couple hours to sit and play I would appreciate it if you could make sure the uo world revolves around me. Thanks....
     
  7. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    respect the fact that other people celebrate these holidays
     
  8. Some may not spend the holidays with family and some may not celebrate it at all, but for those of us who do.. it would be nice to see the events the day/night before if at all possible.
     
  9. Lord Gareth

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    I see the argument but sometimes on holidays I am alone with no family around and it is very depressing. Its really nice to have something going on. Perhaps a day before and day of?


    but don't worry Demon ill do a great news report and try to get you an item for your museum to display.
     
  10. The Mule

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    We all pay to play. Most of the community here,( I wont speak for the community, only for myself) Enjoy EM events. Not everyone is a Christian and celebrates xmas/easter. In fact I would be willing to bet one or two of the EMs out there fall in that category. Lets stop the name calling, and stop being so self centered. Understand there is a community at large. The point of the events are to get people logged in and playing. Feel free to do so, or spend time with the family. But lets not try and convince the EMs to stop doing their jobs.
     
  11. omgmir

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    I would imagine that those people shouldn't have any problem making the event if it was the night before or after the holiday then.
     
  12. Speedy Orkit

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    If EM's can make an event on Easter, it really isn't their fault you can't participate on Easter. Take the events for what they are, you shouldn't make every single one, you should just enjoy the ones you do get to make.
     
  13. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    even if i could make it to every event on every holiday all year long, i still dont think it should be done that way, day before or day after is fine
     
  14. jack flash uk

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    so, can we please have a day after Easter event, no wait thats bank holiday!

    can we please have a 2 day after easter event please

    also

    can we have a day after Christmas day event please, oh wait, thats boxing day

    can we please have a........................................

    having an Easter event on Easter sunday, i mean how dumb is that?



    if you miss it, TOO BAD

    its only 2 hrs at a time, surely you can hit ONE of the events?????

    sadly we cant hit them ALL
     
  15. Stupid Miner

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    Ah, I was unclear (not an uncommon fault of mine)

    What of those who wish to celebrate the holiday, but have no one to celebrate with?
     
  16. Demonous

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    another stupid reply, are you related to mule?
     
  17. Demonous

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    attend the event the day before or day after
     
  18. yars

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    we did a mini event last night, whats the big deal. we went a few years there without any events, i for one am thankful to have them. christmas is prolly the easiest and least painful for eveyone(it takes you what 5 mins to log in and get your gifts?). cmon people choose your battles wisely here.
     
  19. The Mule

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    Thanks Jack, Glad to see I'm not the only one out there with this point of view.


    Another stupid reply to yet another dumb thread. This day before/after after mess is junk. Couldn't make it? Sorry...
     
  20. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    actually my shard isnt having any event, im just speaking for other people
     
  21. GalenKnighthawke

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    Also please don't have events on the Day of Atonment, especially if they are in some way atonement or retribution themed.

    July 4 is a bad day to hold events that are independence themed or politically themed in any way for that matter. I, for one, like to celebrate Independence Day reading the Declaration of Independence, comparing Jefferson's various drafts, and comparing the Declaration to the work of Locke and Hume. (If you're American, you should do something similar actually; read it at least once and remind yourself what we're supposed to stand for.)

    And you know what, I usually try get to Mecca during the entire month of Ramadan, so that's out too. (Even if I weren't in Mecca there's that whole self-restraint thing.) And this is especially true if you were planning any events centered around the concepts of atonement, forgiveness, and self-restraint. (I guess that'd pretty much cancel out any events centering around the Virtues of Humility or Sacrifice during that month, wouldn't it.....Sorry about that!)

    -Galen's player
     
  22. Assia Penryn

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    I don't really mind it being held on the holidays themselves despite having family and such. If I can't make it, I can't make it. However, I just don't personally have the time to 'camp' the banks even on non-holidays. Would be nice if they said the bunny will be dropping items at x, x, x, x, and x times and make them not just the major banks, but moongates, out of the way areas like fields and such. Then if they want to drop more randomly, go for it. At least that way folks can have a chance to come across one.
     
  23. RawHeadRex

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    this
     
  24. GalenKnighthawke

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    On GL they are doing this.

    -Galen's player
     
  25. Assia Penryn

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    That's really awesome. I hope that other shards might consider adopting it as well. Thanks for the information, Galen!
     
  26. GalenKnighthawke

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    Welcome.

    More specifically, they appear to be wandering the realm looking for people.

    Also they are dropping by the major locations at seemingly random times.

    (That's at least close to what you meant, right?)

    I ran into a bunny at Fire Temple in Felucca, and at Valor Shrine in Ilshenar. (The latter, btw, was yesterday....So for the original poster: They kind of already are doing holiday events not specifically on the holidays.)

    There's also another event tomorrow, Monday, that involves a squirrel. Not sure if this is an Easter event per se or not, but since the event was scheduled for today originally, I can only assume it is supposed to be an Easter event, at least kinda-sorta.

    -Galen's player
     
  27. Stupid Miner

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    Doesnt seem too random to me :p
     
  28. JC the Builder

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    UO is supposed to be a world. Stuff is going to happen whether you are logged in or not. It is unreasonable to expect you will be able to be present for everything.

    Other games, such as World of Warcraft, have what you ask. All events are waiting for you at the time of your convenience. But that really doesn't make it an event, more like an amusement park.
     
  29. Viper09

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    I agree in a way. It is nice to see events for the holiday on the holiday itself. However like many sometimes I am free and sometimes not. So it would be nice to see the events repeated a day or two before or after the holiday.
     
  30. Cloak&Dagger

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    I have nothing against "repeating" events before or after the holiday itself but realize these are people who are doing this for nothing, they get nothing from this except a majority of people who either complain or will be rude.

    That aside, what is a major holiday? Easter/Christmas has been mentioned, but really there are MAJOR holidays in every month, some of them lasting weeks at a time. Really, you can not request for it to not be on a holiday, but I realize you are requesting for holiday themed events not to be on the holiday they are themed after, But again back to the EMs doing this for nothing, their schedule is what dictates the "when" so either live it up or request they just don't ever do any events, I mean really lets ask them to just redo their schedule to fit into our play time, never mind they might work? Go to school? Both? Maybe, they have work the day before and after but not on the day of? Maybe they would normally spend those hours with friends and relatives but instead are doing this event for you?

    I am sure this post will be called ******** as it reflects the same views as the others called ********, but if you are going to attempt to do so, just try to put up a counter argument.
     
  31. jack flash uk

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    lol, and you are Mr grown up and sensible i see

    what is stupid my little friend is people moaning about an Easter event, if it is not done at Easter, then i can't be an Easter event

    i can always start looking for the two days after Easter bunny

    seeing as you can come on here and moan, should you not be looking for a cute bunny?
     
  32. GalenKnighthawke

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    (Seemingly) random spawns are in addition to the scheduled ones.

    -Galen's player
     
  33. Kiminality

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    Are you related to Jirel?
     
  34. Tina Small

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    The EMs are contract employees of Electronic Arts. They do get paid.

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showpost.php?p=967384&postcount=40
     
  35. phantus

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    *nods*
     
  36. Rivi

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    Greetings,

    There is no reason the EMs can't create an event that you can do when you have the time. Origin has done their Easter event like this as did our Chessy EMs for St Patty's Day. This invention they have of clicking the item and getting one per char is wonderful. Thankfully Mesanna understands and gets it. Thank you very much Mesanna for being a voice of reason in this issue.

    Clues/NPCs can be left for people to follow before, on and after the holiday which would make everyone happy and give all those who celebrate on the holiday or want to play UO on the holiday happy. And most importantly the EMs can do their job as you all put it and enjoy their holiday or plan according the their schedule while accomodating ours.

    If you dont fill this is a viable solution for Major Holiday Event, please ask yourself why you feel the need to limit players ability to work an EM event we would also enjoy?

    Christmas, Christmas Eve, Easter and Thanksgiving define major holidays for me as do most US schools who provide these days off with extra days as well, and I hope that UO makes any holiday EM event last more than just the holiday of these. For all of you that have major holidays that are important in your culture I would support the same thing for you.

    This is more than you miss an event oh well. So far many more items are available for major holidays by the EMs and it is unfair to say well since you have family and you celebrate this holiday every year, you will miss it all the time not just one event here or there. This is ridiculous. Again ask yourself why do you think the EM event items for Major Holidays be given only on those holidays? Again running an event that the EMs set up that can be run w/o them for a few days around the holiday can be done, has been done, and will make most eveyone happy!! The only poeple I can think of that this would not make happy are the ones who want to sell the EM event items at huge prices.

    Furthermore, I can see where having holiday events only on the day causing all kinds of marital issues and issues with kids wanting to play a video game on the holiday. And yes I am an adult and my mom does not understand why I play this game all the time.

    Rivi
     
  37. jack flash uk

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    WHAT?

    you post here, flame others

    make a poor argument, resorting to personal attacks, and you speak for OTHER PEOPLE

    lol

    what a complete waste of time

    if it does not affect you, please don't post for others, THEY are quite capable of asking questions for themselves

    lol

    classic
     
  38. RawHeadRex

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    even if specific times are known for drops... people will still moan that they can't make those times either! there is no 'fix.'
     
  39. Trevelyan

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    Can EMs stop having events in the evening, im trying to eat my food! And at the weekends, cause im out shopping! But weekdays, Monday to Friday? NP - im always around! :D

    There will always be a bad time for a fairly big amount of players. Id say one chunk will be away all day, another will be in UO wanting their eggs! I feel bad for the poor EMs.. they give out all this easter stuff and get no eggs in return!
     
  40. Vyal

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    wow..

    UO isn't even cool anymore, stores are not even open on some holidays but these idiots come into play a 13 year old video game!, lame..
     
  41. popps

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    That's why I think EM Events are really, but really WAY much worse as compared to general game Events.

    EM Events need luck in luck in luck in luck........

    That is, luck to hear about it, luck to be able to have it run a day that one can, luck at a time in a day that one can (they often last so short that if one misses that much reduced window..) and luck to get that rare drop.

    It is ridicolous.

    Much, but WAY much better general Events where one can attend at one's own best convenience.

    But really WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY much better.
     
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    There is a solution to all this timing problems.

    Is it called GENERAL Event.

    That is, an event not run by EMs at a specific time window but instead, run for a certain period of times (days or weeks) throughout the day so that ALL players can attend if they wish so, at THEIR best convenience, not the EM's.......

    I do not know others, but personally, since *I* pay for the game, I would like to be able to play when *I* feel playing or have the time to play, NOT at someone else's best convenience........
     
  43. Fink

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    I think the people whose holidays get into UO should at least appreciate the attention, whether or not the timing is convenient. There are plenty of special days that are overlooked because they're not considered mainstream enough.

    I suppose it's safer to echo the crassly commercialised holidays in UO. Most people who celebrate them don't place any real meaning on them, or have any reverence that might be somehow offended by an in-game representation.

    However I believe the essence of most observations comprise may be translated into an Ultima setting successfully for a substantial event. I would encourage the EMs to look beyond the usual calendar.
     
  44. Beer_Cayse

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    Glad you're not speaking for me ... really. I have yet to attend an EM event. Why? Times inconvenient to the schedule I have. After work, family time, friends time, tasks around the house gaming takes a backseat position. However after reading all the griping about how the events get spoiled, etc I don't know that I'd want to attend one.
     
  45. Yalp

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    Disagree with OP.
    'Nuff said.
     
  46. Konge

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    I think it would be nice to have the even the day before, day of, and day after, EM schedule permiting. Though, IMO, and i've missed every celebratory event so far, the day of is fine. It's just a game.
     
  47. Stewpid

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    GL's EM's should give a "how to run events" course for the other shards. I know there are some really good EM's out there, but there are also some extremely LAME ones. The lame ones need to get fired, or have a refresher course in "how to have events".
     
  48. Kristeen

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    oh boo hoo. the holiday events give special faire for the folks who have no life other than playing a video game on holidays so 'they win.' you who allude to have a life to tend to on the holidays then have no special event ON GAME. shaddup you whiner have a lifers. :lol:
     
  49. Go outside and breath the fresh air.

    And for the record, I second the idea of the OP.
     
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