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Discussion - New EM event items ideas

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Thunderz, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Thunderz

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    I ran around a few museums over the week end on lots of different shards and noticed [with the exception of a few] that most museums have almost exactually the same items in them apart from a few one off items or personal rares.

    It got me thinking that over the last 2 seasons of EM events almost everything that drop either drop in huge numbers from vending machines or is a 1 of xx amount, say a sword or bow and there is litlrally 10000s of the same items and graphics in game.

    Was thinking what sort of new things the EMs could start doing before they run out of graphics.

    One cool idea i had was they could maybe name one of your own items for the event so instead of everyone getting a sword named "xxxxxx" you would have an item unique to you named "xxxxxx".

    Another idea was maybe dye an item of yours a unique hue [with in reason of no noen lol].

    Or rename a pet of yours or an ethy or change its hue etc..

    Or instead of when they use vending machines and give everyone a sword saying "xxxx" it could give different wepons at random with that name, so it could spice it up for collectors as some wepons would be rarer as less dropped and some people might want to collect the whole set, like with the 6th ani promotion items and practice wepons, there is one that is rarer than the rest and people like to collect the whole set.

    Another take on the last idea could be, when they decide the rewards will be [say] hats, they could give random cloth hats out instead of everyone getting the exactually same on, same with any items given out. Group them into catorgories like wepons/clothing/statues/tool kits etc.

    Another idea would be to give you a title you can display, same as we can change according to our skills and fame/kama.


    Other ideas and discussions?


    Thunderz
     
  2. Tag them all Acquired By "players name"
    Make some non shard transferable.
     
  3. Thunderz

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    They did try adding player names to items back near the start of the reintroduction of EM events but it seemed very unpopular so they scraped it and decided to place items in the momorial hall with players names on and that was also unpopular, so they went back to giving items out.

    Thunderz
     
  4. Sevin0oo0

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    What kind of items do/can they give out? Only Pixel stuff, or is any of it actually useful? Never done any EM events, so pretty clueless(as always) here
     
  5. Martyna Zmuir

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    None of the EM items are really useful beyond deco. A few have quirky/silly uses that are fun, but nothing with stats or special powers. (Unlike Seer / First Round EM items from which many of the replicas were copied)


    The 'every museum has the same EM items' is due to x-sharders spending hundreds of millions and pilfering other shard's history. Without making these items shard bound, there is nothing that can be done about it.

    I have collected a few non-GL EM items, but only if they make RP sense for one of my characters.
     
  6. Deaol

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    Think how they are currently handling things is just fine. The EM items now are deco / memento style which works for the shard based EM events.

    During larger shard wide story arc changes / events I can see where higher end items could come into play (useful player equipable items)
     
  7. Gheed

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    I dont think they can hand out anything but re-named/hued normal quality as far as weapons or armor is concerned. This created a lot of issues in the past.

    RBG has taken root on most shards. I know there is some talk of personalized items awarded through your involvement... on sort of a points system.

    One suggestion I thought wouldnt be too over powering would be to add normal (special named) 100% element damage weapons as a drop or award for some sort of points system. Then you can imbue them as you see fit either for personal use or for whatever the RBG commander reccomended. . Normal quality would would only give you 450 ponts to imbue. So exceptional crafted 100% weapons still hold their value.
     
  8. Warpig Inc

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    Event items given out should stay as event related

    Event items should be shard locked from transfers.

    Give the EMs for shard competion events the ability to change/alter players items. Player can have the Hat of Magi altered to another hat or glasses or earings with all the same stats. Staying withing the what can be meddable or not. A mace weapon altered to a sword weapon as long as the handed, speed and abilities are the same. Who wouldn't want thier CC altered to a woodland belt, full apron or obi only done by placing in an event.

    Tagging or titling personal items that will draw players to compete. A trophy on someone elses self is not a trophy.

    Hell with some pool that all players can bath their pet in for an ostard or sea serp color. Give that power to the EMs. Be fewer about and another of many carrots the EMs will have for more community involvement.

    With more tools in the EMs hands, their imagination will be the only limit.
     
  9. Thunderz

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    There awsome ideas, it runs along with giving out items that are different than just 200 swords with name "xxx", giving out and co insides with the em changing the name of one of your items or the colour. Adding a diff style would be cool.

    It would be cool if they could instead change your sash into a full apron and give it the name of the event :)

    on another note:

    I think it would be impossible to make event items shard bound as iv seen it suggested so many times and cant figure out how they could possibly do it, if you have the items on you and transfer it would take a huge code to stop you from transfering or if the transfer goes through it would either delete the item or mess some other of the transfer code up [possible duping by trying to transfer and the item dropping to the ground then canceling, picking it up and doing it again etc]

    Keep the ideas coming :)

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  10. Skrag

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    Haha, shard history, roleplay. ROFL.

    The EM program is basically a big Rares Giveaway program and we all damn well know it. The other stuff (player named items, etc) wasn't as popular because it didn't sell for as much.