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EM Vladimere and Dudley, can you have better events?

Discussion in 'UO Chesapeake' started by Demonous, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    dudley, for some reason you never even log in to do events, vladimere, no one cares about the chicken trial stuff and spawning chickens in luna, ATLANTIC has events WEEKLY that give items out, they just had one that gave out a green pickaxe with a special name, a green shovel with a special name and a jug of zombie juice, seriously what is so hard about having an event that gives items out? do your job the right way and make people happy, dudley hasn't even given out a damn sash yet with his name on it, and Vlad when we say we want items, we don't mean boots crafted by you fyi, people aren't happy
     
  2. D.Blackmoore

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    I dont think they do a bad job at all. The search for items is not what these folks are supposed to be about. The moderators are intended to promote community and fun in the game not just by giving out stuff ev time ya see em. It's em's that continually give out stuff to the umpteenth degree that will bring an end to the whole works. Just as it did in the past. Relax and enjoy the events and such dont fret the pixel crack.
     
  3. Define "the people" aren't happy.

    Who are the people? Your people? My people are satiated.
     
  4. Promathia

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    Even the events on ATL that DONT give out items are better than the ones on chessy.

    Btw have I mentioned CHessy does a horrible job of promoting events? ATL has event lanterns at every hotspot...Brit gate... fel yew gate...brit bank..luna bank...saying there is an event. They updated the website almost daily. They also have the NPC's announcing the events.

    All I see on Chessy is sometimes the NPC will be updated annoucning the Jury for the "TRAIL" have been selected......Trail? LoL Major Fail


    Atleast update the dang website chessy EM's! It takes like a minute!
     
  5. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    the chessy EMs don't use the website they are supposed to use to post events, and im not asking them to give items out every time but they have not done so ONCE yet, also they hardly ever log in, especially dudley, vladimere spends a lot of time at auctions, also i can't enjoy the few events that they do when they're boring as hell
     
  6. I sympathize with the auction bit. Those are just greed hovels. Events to better the community? Sure, I'll better the community if I get a cut too.

    Dudley does seem to have horrible hours, but I think that has more to do with EA randomly assigning people servers and not looking at what time frame they live on.
     
  7. Are you kidding? I can't speak for every auction house, but I know where the auction fees go at the SHE auction. The whole ten percent goes into our guild fund. What do we do with it? Hold events (like the birthday celebration a few weeks ago) where we give it away (I think at the birthday thing 100 mil was given away). Everybody assumes that the people that help out with auctions are making some huge proffit. I run gates for our auction when I am on, and the only money I have ever made there is from MY items that I turn in to sell. I get so tired of people making assumptions about others without asking any questions, like where do the auction fees go? GEES!
     
  8. Lord Gareth

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    I urge everyone to tread carefully in this. I was viewing this as a personal attacks upon
    Vladimere and Dudley on the first post BUT the discussion that came after I think is valid.

    Also keep in mind we have had different kinds of auction houses over the
    years. Some for profit yes, other entertainment, some that used all the gold
    to fund events and contests, others to supply guild funds and a few other kinds.

    From this moment forth you may not purposefully hurt the feelings of the
    EMs, attack them personally for events they do and also you cannot
    compare them to other shard EMs in an attempt to make them look bad.
    (Lets remember I think its something like 2 events a month is all they have to do?)
    Don't quote me.

    As for auction houses you may go into discussion over the EM event being
    done with KFC but you may not attack them etc etc.

    I would also like to direct people to the
    EVERY SUNDAY EM HALL OF COMMONS MEETING AT 9:00pm EST

    [​IMG]

    Don't go to it and just attack. Bring a well thought out idea or even complaint
    that is done in a respectful manner. Also Dudley always checks the bulletin
    board outside the Hall before the beginning of each meeting. So post
    something there like "I would like to address The Ems on _________"

    *Edit*
    Oh and I forgot. Invite the EMs to events. Thats why they show up most of the time. They
    are invited by people. They are also going to work with people that want to do an event.
    So for those saying their events stink or whatever then get something written up and
    present it to them for approval.
     
  9. Promathia

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    Can they just please start using their website?? Sheesh....
     
  10. Lord Gareth

    Lord Gareth UO Content Editor | UO Chesapeake & Rares News
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    I don't know if the EMs have to use the website or not. Why not ask the question in Quests and Events Feedback Also write you would like a formal response to the EM website question. Then
    report back to us! *smiles*​
     
  11. Tomas_Bryce

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    It is absolutely silly to compare EMs from different shards. As Gareth said they only have a certain amount of quota that they have to fulfill. If an EM on another shard is doing a lot of events in a given month, then that is great. However, you cannot expect everyone to have the same amount of schedule/time. Event Moderator position is not a volunteer position, even if the EMs probably spend lot more hours into it then they ought to be.

    Furthermore, you are not helping your case by attacking your EMs like this. They are living breathing people. What I have noticed on many shards is that when the community reacts positively, it reflects on the quality of the events themselves. This makes sense because no one can put in their 100% when they are in an unfriendly environment.

    Finally, items do not make or break an event. Instead of pancakes about it on Stratics in such a crude manner, take initiative and talk with your EMs during this house of commons that Gareth posted about. Give them constructive feedback and I am sure they will respond accordingly. If you are not willing to participate (without a guarantee for a reward), then most likely you deserve squat.

    Grow up and act like adults that most of you should be. Nurture your community and be constructive about your arguments. Try to resist drama and don't throw in the towel. Chessy has/had such a great reputation and you all should be working together to maintain that. The shard deserves nothing less from you.
     
  12. Promathia

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    Positive feedback has done nothing. Offering the EM's suggestions have done nothing. Offering them event ideas has done nothing. Nothing results from the house of commons every single time....

    What happened to the pvp events? Faulty design and poor knowledge ruined it.

    Why havent the suggestions to update the website or announce events with lanterns or scrolls on the ground been put into action? In fact there is a scroll announcing an event from over a month ago still at yew gate...Im glad the EM decided to update it.

    Last update on the event website was in June...How hard is it to update? 2 minutes if that? =\

    And Thomas, event items dont make or break the event....But you as well as many others in this thread...Have characters on other shards mainly to collect event items/rares from other shards. I have seen you personally on some shards only when there is an event....ALL other shards have had atleast ONE event item drop within the past 2 months.

    The last Event Item to drop on Chesapeake was when Tailspin was still here. Also up until 2 weeks ago, Vladimere said they weren't allowed to make event items...Even after showing him an event fishing pole from ATL with a date from a week before....and showing him other items from other shards all within that very month.

    Tailspin was a great EM...He had great events, he knew the rules of Fel, and he also gave out meaningful rewards. Oh and btw, he updated the event site.
     
  13. Lord Gareth

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    I don't think regular attendees have seen you at every single house of commons meeting.
    I have seen many things go into action that were discussed at those meetings.

    Woh? what? would you like to rephrase that? I am sure it had very little to do with that. Would anyone else like to step up to the plate and take responsibility for this? Parts of the Felucca population ruined it for themselves. Now you can't complain about what you ruin....Can you?

    Events have been listed and posted here on the forums as well. It was a sticky called Em Event Announcements

    Got me there.

    I myself don't need more stuff. I think I have stuff over flowing into friends houses BUT everyone should be listened too. People that don't want rewards should not think themselves better then the people attending the event for them. Everyone plays for a different reason. Now if items were given out and all the people screaming "Its about the storyline not items GO AWAY!" then they should not go to receive an item. They can stick by what they believe the event is for and decline the item​

    Let us tell the story correctly. You attacked and insulted EM Vladimere in front of the Luna bank, while the savages were trying to capture him with Pizza. Then you waved the off shard EM items all over the place trying to hurt Vladimere reputation and undermining his efforts to promote community.

    I agree Tailspin knew certain things but! Our two EMs now know different things. Yes I liked EM Tailspin but every EM has their strength and weaknesses. Perhaps you should find what Vladimere and Dudleys strengths are and see if that fits you. If it doesn't then you will just have to go do EM events on another shard that fits your play style. Its just like transferring shards because PvP is more to your liking somewhere else.​
     
  14. Promathia

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    Vlad's strength is great story line and great spelling :dunce:

    Yes, FoA raided the 2 Fel events Vlad did....

    1. G Dragon fights in Jhelom...No Guard Zone...Wide open... We went and killed everyone. He gated the blues to Brit Healers to get rezd....Only thing is he obviously didn't know that the guard zones had been removed in faction cities. It was gating the blues to their slaughter.

    2. The dueling events were badly setup. A gate to a area that could be setup as an instant death choke....Smart...A poorly designed dueling house...Ok...And what? It was almost 2 months ago? After countless feedback about how to do it...Nothing has been done for it.


    BTW gareth...The EM event announcement thread...updated alot eh? I see multiple so called events missing on the announcements...all I keep seeing over and over are the same ol pet fights. Monday night fights? Why cant we actually FIGHT and include pvp instead of frickn pets?!

    BTW! If Vladimere can take 2 minutes to post on stratics...why cant he take 2 minutes to post the event schedule on the event website for Chesapeake?
     
  15. Lord Gareth

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    Well first off I am going to make a wise decision and not moderate this specific thread anymore. I am turning it over to Magdalen or Petra Fyde. Whoever wants to do it. (And Careful Magdalen just LOVES giving out yellow and red slips.)

    Okay and I think Vladimere fixed the problems with his fel event because they still go on from what I know.

    EM Dudley is still working on it so settle down. Were still also waiting for the rune lockdown area to be made. They have many different things they are working on at once. As for your insta death choke point....why are you even arguing this? You raided it to ruin it and now complain its not running at this time. You are the GM of FoA. Tell your men what to do or boot them out. I guess I am not understanding your argument on this topic.

    If you will notice I wanted to keep the events on the second post below all the EM areas. So you will see that little edit down there which yes the last edit was 9/25/09 BUT events were listed. Em Vladimere even posted an event. ALSO the big festival they have been working on was posted by Morpheus Mardox as (NEWS) From the Quill of EM Dudley! Which listed the events for the Festival AND is also a sticky.

    Did we miss event announcements? Yes I know we did and that is MY fault because I didn't have the lines of communication I needed to have within the Chesapeake Community.

    Why cant you have Monday night FIGHTS? Ummm because EM Vladimere doesn't do fel PvP events (I think) and whats going to happen? They will start the event and you will raid then complain they don't do it?

    You know very well posting on a forum and doing html is very different. I didn't even know how to do it until Morpheus spent two hours with me on getting Netscape composer and teaching me to use it. Em Vladimere is no longer posting on these forums just so you know.
     
  16. Tomas_Bryce

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    Firstly, my name is Tomas - not Thomas.

    Secondly, I have attended a whole of three events this season because of my busy schedule. All of them were on Atlantic, my home shard. However, if you think I am some Thomas, then I can see why you would be confused.

    Thirdly, the number of non-newbie characters I have on another shard are 0.

    Finally, the number of items I have won at an event since I started playing this game are 0. When I do attend an event, people on Atlantic will tell you that I prefer to hang back and heal others. Not the best way to win a reward.

    But okay? Rumors and speculations are bane of society, virtual or not. Also, this is not about me or you - mud slinging is not going to improve anything.
     
  17. I don't think comparing the EMs to what is done by other EMs on other shards is an attempt to make them look bad. The EMs made a choice to serve us. I respect that, but their service does not give them a free pass from criticism.

    Last night at the HOC chat Dudley behaved in a way I consider to be unprofessional. He resorted to personal attics when asked questions he did not want to answer. This isn't about what he or Vlad are required by Mythic to do. It is about our shard deserving what other shards are getting. It's about equity.

    People were calling Zelda and anyone else that was bringing up concerns relating to these issues greedy, among other things. The things are nice, but if other shards were being treated like we are there would be no complaints. We see a better way, a more fun way, and are told we are just being greedy because we point it out.

    I don't care about getting items from events. I care about the fact that other shards get items at events and we don't. If I wanted an item, I would have took one instead of getting my name on a plaque at the hall when I won the story telling contest last night.

    The argument against tangible rewards at EM events seems to be that the events shouldn't be just about items. The opposing argument is that we should be treated equally to other shards or get a real explanation why not. If the other shards events are successful, and they give out items, I want to hear how giving out items on Chessy hurts the events.
     
  18. Petra Fyde

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    Since the EM's can't post here to answer you I'm locking this thread. I have advised Gareth of the course of action I recommend to address this problem.
     
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