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Extreme Horse Racing Event - 11/20 @ 7:00pm

Discussion in 'UO Pacific' started by Joy-ElF, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Joy-ElF

    Joy-ElF Guest

    Next Friday, the 20th of November, ElF will be hosting an extreme horse racing event in Felucca at 7:00pm Pacific time. This race is not for the faint of heart and will involve much bloodshed. The exact route of this cross-country race will remain undisclosed until race time. You can ride any mount to participate.

    Blue players will meet at the Skara Brae community center in Trammel, and Reds will meet at the Britain moongate in Felucca. Gates will be popped to the starting location from there, and the race will start as soon as you travel through the gate.

    Racers may kill each other or help each other once the race has started, but there will only be one grand prize. The first player to the finish line alive will win. There will also be prizes for the first ghost across, and second & third place prizes for the living. Prizes are as follows:

    1st Prize - 1 million gold and a trophy

    2nd Prize - 750k gold and a trophy

    3rd Prize - 500k gold and a trophy

    First dead player that says OoOooOo to me at the finish line will also get 500k and a special prize.

    Racers must pass all of the random checkpoints along the route to qualify for a prize. No recalling or gating allowed. If the checkpoint monitors don't see you, you don't get gold.

    So come and have fun killing each other, and you might end up with a check to cover your insurance for a while.

    Note: The Ancient Order of Elves is not responsible for any insurance costs or accidental lost gear in the course of this event. Please insure your stuff or come without it. :)
     
  2. McVie

    McVie Guest

    I will with out a dout be there for this! :popcorn: lol cool idea :thumbup1:
     
  3. mutau

    mutau Guest

    Great Idea. Just bump to keep it up top.
     
  4. lols

    lols Guest

    wooot.. this will be even more fun than Elf ball!
     
  5. MR Bojangles

    MR Bojangles Guest

    so then are all you course monitors going to be necro's. wouldnt want lets say rebel yell to die right off the bat and not be seen running the whole way as a ghost.
     
  6. LordTesla

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    Bumped, you guys are truly the few good friendly players left..

    Maybe we can call the event live on wrrad.com
     
  7. Joy-ElF

    Joy-ElF Guest

    Don't worry, I'll have some guilded dead toons about to watch the ghosts at the checkpoints. :D
     
  8. Joy-ElF

    Joy-ElF Guest

  9. mutau

    mutau Guest

  10. finally a race for me!@
     
  11. mutau

    mutau Guest

  12. Joy-ElF

    Joy-ElF Guest

    There's not a lot I can do to prevent that. We'll just have to see what happens.

    This is tonight! If it goes well, we might have different versions in the future(ie, different routes for the course). Hope to see you all there!
     
  13. how was the turn out?
    who won?
    did anybody cheat?
     
  14. KalVasTENKI

    KalVasTENKI Babbling Loonie
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    I am curious as well , and I'm sure 95% of the players cheated.
     
  15. mutau

    mutau Guest

    How about we find out the who won and who died?
     
  16. Omega9

    Omega9 Guest

    Big thanks to EiF for holding the event, and for the second place prize. As far as I know, nobody was killed and all three of us that entered made it through unscathed. I hear there's a big war going on between some of the pvp guilds, which may be the reason so few attended. It was fun even if I didn't get to be the first ghost across the finish. I look forward to more events like this.
     
  17. Joy-ElF

    Joy-ElF Guest

    Sorry for the late update, had a busy day yesterday. Sablestorm won first prize with one of his characters, Omega placed second, and Tadaki(spelling?) was third.

    EM Lillimu showed up at the end for a brief chat, and nobody died.

    Was a fun evening despite the low attendance :)
     
  18. not wanting to go off topic here, but in regards to events...........

    what other type activities could we come up with that would be sure to have competitors show up, compete and have fun for a lil with everyone else form the shard?

    Suggestions??

    I'll go first

    How about teams of 3 players, no pets, take on named bosses and the fastest time wins their name onto the top of a sticky list here in the pac forums for Top of the elite PvMers

    have a list of all the hard to kill bosses and who is the best team beside each one, it will give others a goal to beat them, find new ways to kill the monsters more effectively, dont have to offer a monetary prize either.
    ooooh, how about a 3 man team to complete the Doom guantlet...

    This can be done at anytime of the day, and once the team has it down consistently, call a designated witness to watch and time the fight to record it.

    ?
     
  19. Gellor

    Gellor Guest

    Balian,
    VERY interesting idea. But I see several issues:
    1. Interference - sadly, there are some people or guilds who will find a way to interfere whether by blocking locations, PvPing in the middle, or just flat out attacking in public venue.
    2. Picking "impartial" judge - not much needs to be said here. Yeah right, I'm going to trust a guilded guy to time his own guild's attempt:thumbdown:
    3. Potential exploits - what more needs to be said.

    Sadly, any type of competition seems to bring the worst out in people as evidenced by the PvP atmosphere.:thumbdown:
     
  20. Lol, you're right, there will always be controversy, but however they finish, the best time will still stand, if there is outside interference, they will have to choose another time, of have a massive guild war to protect the boss from the attacking guild, hehe I kinda like that, and if it is still the 3 original team members that complete the kill, there time should still stand

    lets give our pac reporter something to do
     
  21. Gellor

    Gellor Guest

    We have a pac reporter? Last I heard, she ditched us for Europa:confused:
     
  22. lol, she hehe

    he never really did much here, wondering how he was voted in:twak:
     
  23. mutau

    mutau Guest

    Volunteered i think. He was just a RP guy that wanted to have more RP on the shard and was willing to report on it. Bad thing was, he wanted to reprot RP on Pac where there isn't so much a RP presence.
     
  24. KalVasTENKI

    KalVasTENKI Babbling Loonie
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    Yeah Velv was a cool guy and he will be missed. Hopefully he jumps by on the Pac forums and says hello : D
     
  25. Joy-ElF

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    Perhaps a turkey killing contest? *laughs*

    I like doing events, but lack of guild members around to help limits what I can do. I have plenty of ideas if I had elfpower.

    As for the RP on Pacific, there just aren't a lot of people out there now that are willing to give that particular playstyle a chance. It's not the "cool" thing to do on Pacific right now. ElF has dwindled to a fraction of what it was in the past 11 years, despite recruiting efforts. I've had folks tell me it's not worth the effort, that I should just let the guild die in peace...but I can't. Sablestorm has done a wonderful job of keeping the RP'ers that are left together, and we still get together for at least a drink every week(sometimes twice a week). He deserves a lot of respect for all that he does.

    *gets off soapbox*
     
  26. mutau

    mutau Guest

    Tried the RP with some guys who liked the Old English. Nearly got lock jaw and arthritis from the thee and thous. But was fun as hell.

    Joy, Don't listen to anyone that says to shut it down. You play like you want to play. `Nuf said.
     
  27. Kaleb

    Kaleb Lore Master
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    I have always figured The RP was in the template I'm playing at the time. And like the avatar I stepped into this glowing light "gate" in my back yard while taking my dog out for his nightly dump and I was high enough to be so stupid to walk into something (let alone a oval of light!) I have never seen before, and it whisked me to Britannia Hence why I speak in a modern tone.

    (Edit)
    BTW: My reds are mean because Cannabis does not grow in britannia and they know they have their stash in their home on earth and cant find a way to get back so they take it out on the peasants.
     
  28. Joy-ElF

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    I'm sure there's some native Sosarian plant that produces those effects....you just have to smoke them all to figure out which one :stir:

    Good idea though, having an avatar type character. I've long considered RP to be a very personal thing, and I don't like to try telling folks how they can and can't portray their character. The variety is the fun part and lights the way for endless story potential. :)