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Come to Draconi's UO Dev funeral pyre tomorrow

Discussion in 'UHall' started by AesSedai, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. AesSedai

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    *** Update - tentatively shooting for doing this on Atlantic shard. I still hope all shards will have some sort of fiery celebration too ***


    Hail Britannians,

    It feels like a good time for a little party, what say ye'?

    Tomorrow afternoon I plan to bring fireworks and ale to Britain bank in celebration of Draconi.

    I'm initially shooting for 5pm EST (a little over 19 hours from the time of this post). But that's just a suggestion for a little uo-niversal starting time.


    Here is my thought:

    Go to all of your home shard forums and try to rally the troops for a good ol' fashioned Britain bank celebration.


    & make sure to bring fire.

    :flame:
    :inocardfirefield:
    :flame:

    Please add any thoughts ya' might have that could improve the celebration.
     
  2. Llwyd

    Llwyd Guest

    That was my question, too.

    How about bringing food to the party... engraved cakes, perhaps, bearing farewell messages?
     
  3. AesSedai

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    - I hope to see people of 'most every shard participate, on every shard, hehe :)

    That's why I was hoping some of ya'll might try to rally people on your own shards (and perhaps adjust the time if members of your shard so decide).

    -Llwyd: good ideas!

    I was thinking a little stroll over to that shrine in front of Blackthorne's Castle would be fitting as well.


    All I'm doing here is throwing out an idea that might be a fun break from the regular UO routine.
     
  4. Llwyd

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    It would be nice if all shards participated. I'll do a follow-up post on my shard tonight.
     
  5. Harlequin

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    I know people that read Draconi's farewell will understand the post title, but saying Funeral pyre gives the wrong idea and makes it sound like he died...

    Then again, I don't know how best to call it, celebrating his leaving the dev team doesn't sound right either heh
     
  6. Vaen Swiftar

    Vaen Swiftar Guest

    Draconi's home shard was Atlantic. Seems only fitting to do it there.
     
  7. Fink

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    Funeral is a bit much.

    I think Draconi might be a little distressed to learn people are burning his body seeing as he's still using it.
     
  8. Mistura

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    Its a leaving party is it not? Don't bury him, he might want to return for a second period as a designer at UO!
     
  9. Mapper

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    I agree, I'm going to just keep my Draconi pumpkins as a memory of such a fantastic Dev! :)
     
  10. Oppurtunity

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    Yeah, doing this on just one shard so we can all participate together would be best, I think.

    If he played Atlantic, Atlantic it must be.
     
  11. so, 5 pm Atlantic shard time?
    somebody call Draconi, he might show up to lets us bid him farewell in person!
    Grab your torches, fireworks and firefields!:party:
     
  12. Damien Softstep

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    Worst idea ever...
     
  13. twoburntfouryou

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    Some of you have way to much UO time on your hands
     
  14. Amber Witch

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    I think its a great idea to honor Draconi in this way but maybe call it something slightly different?

    *Gets out thesaurus*.........

    'Tribute to the Great Draconi Pyrotechnics Display'?

    Has a little more love in it. lol

    I'll let the Baja folk know about it. Sounds like a wonderful thing to do for someone who has done so much for us. I don't know if I'll ever be able to kill another daemon called Inocard.....
     
  15. Can a wrist watch be engraved? We should call it Draconi's retirement party and give him a gold wrist watch as the traditional retirement gift, if he happens to show up.
     
  16. Cogniac

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    Do you really think so? Would you care to elucidate your feelings on this matter further to foster a meaningful discussion on the topic at hand?

    ...Oh, wait. No. You'd rather just troll some more for post count +1. Nevermind.
     
  17. Damien Softstep

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    Figure it out...
     
  18. AesSedai

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    - I'll be on Atlantic at 5 (in about 2.5 hours).
    It sounds like that shard might have the most showing, so that's where I'll plan on going for now.

    I do hope someone will give me a spare fireworks wand ;)

    (btw - I used the term funeral pyre because the Doors song 'Light my Fire' popped in my head. Then oddly enough about 3 hours later I heard the same dang phrase in a movie. Sorry if I offended many - I wasn't trying to be morbid. Aye, I think it would be great if 'Draconi the UO Dev' returned too; although I have my personal doubts)


    Sorry, I've been & am way busy... but I hope to be back about 30 minutes before 5pm EST.

    So talk it up people and let's have a fun UO party, eh!
     
  19. kelmo

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    *chuckles* I hope the server is up to it. When is the last time a shard crashed due to overload?
     
  20. Amber Witch

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    We have some folk from Baja coming over. Sounds like a.. ahm.. blast!

    *looks for blackrock*
     
  21. AesSedai

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    ! I forgot when you create a new character that you get a fireworks wand!
    :inocardfirefield:

    Just made sure to create a newbie on Atlantic.
    Took about 3 minutes to hoof 'em to the New Haven to Brit moongate and park it.
    I started worrying that I wouldn't be able to get there in time... but it's no problem.

    I try to get in front of the computer again within an hour.


    Fellow Britannians let's have a little fun and light the world on fire for a few!

    (1.5 hours remain until 5pm EST)
     
  22. AesSedai

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    - Make sure to take pictures

    - If Atlantic in 30 minutes doesn’t work for you… I think it would be great to see pictures from other shards celebrating too
     
  23. sdk

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    someone make a new char named Draconi, put him on a boat and sail it off to never never land
     
  24. DevilsOwn

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    remembering the Master of Flame on Atlantic

    [​IMG]


    torches set out by COS guild members (hope I got that right)

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Mama Faith

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    Thank you for the invite. Since Baja is a west coast shard, not as many could show up but we made sure Baja was represented. Godspeed Draconi and I hope your future is filled with as much fun as you provided for us in UO! *curtsy*
     
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  27. AesSedai

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    - Well, I always forget to take pictures but I did manage to snag 3.
    First is towards beginning, second was a little side trip I took pouring some ale for a homey and third is towards the end. I just wish I'd been able to save a picture from the peak of the party as a good group showed up for the festivities. Not bad for such a short notice; it is obvious there are a lot of Draconi fans out there, heh.

    As for my thoughts of the celebration: I had a fun time. I really enjoyed all of the spontaneous ways everyone was creating fire. It was the first time I've ever used a character named 'AesSedai' in UO. Everyone was quite friendly and I was glad to meet all of ya'll.

    There was lots of FIRE!

    Thanks for the hospitality Atlantic shard. Special thanks to Raina for giving me a fireworks wand as my new player one was running out.
     

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  28. SLACK

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    Well this really sucks ass.
    First Leurocian and now Draconi????
    Beginning to sound a lot like getting out while the gettings good...........