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GOF Celebrates 10 years

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by William, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. William

    William Guest

    On behalf of the Guild of Friends (GOF) I am very pleased to announce that our guild turns 10 years old this month. To both celebrate and thank the shard that has been our home for so long, we are planning a weekend of events and everyone is invited. Below you will find our schedule.

    Friday October 24, 2008

    Time: 6-7 PM EST
    Event: Packhorse Survival
    Details: In this event, players are given a packhorse and gated into the bottom of a dungeon. The first one to walk out with a living packhorse wins.
    Rules: There is no gating, no recalling, and no peacemaking. We will have some stealthy friends following the contestants to make sure these rules are followed.
    Prize: First place 1M, Second place 750K, Third place 500K

    Time: 7:30-10:30 PM EST
    Event: PvP Tournament
    Details: This will be a single elimination tournament, meaning if you die, you’re out. Early rounds may be larger than 1 on 1 fights depending on the number of combatants. Contestants will be added to the Guild of Friends in order to fight, and removed afterwards, please clear this with your guild beforehand.
    Rules: No pets, no mounts, no summons. We will throw up a wall of stone before the fight, when the wall falls, combat begins, you may precast non offensive spells once the wall goes up, but not offensive. Contestants will be in a barrel arena that will be made smaller the longer a fight goes on.
    Prize: All or nothing, 10M to the winner

    Time: 10:30-11:30 PM EST
    Event: Ghost walk
    Details: Just in time for Halloween! In this event we invite everyone to make a new character on a neighboring shard of our choice. Once there, we will all commit suicide, and send our ghosts on parade through the more populated areas. People have some rather unique reactions when they see a few dozen ghosts running past.

    Saturday October 25, 2008

    Time: 12:00-2:00 PM EST
    Event: Scavenger Hunt
    Details: Pretty standard scavenger hunt, you get a book of clues, find the most objects to win.
    Prize: TBA

    Time: 2:30-3:30 PM EST
    Event: Net Toss
    Details: We throw nets into the water and kill monsters that smell like fish.

    Time: 7:00-8:00 PM EST
    Event: Bank Trivia
    Details: We’ll be asking trivia questions at one of the more populated banks. Be the first to answer correctly and win.
    Prize: Prizes may vary depending on questions.

    Time: 8:00-10:00 PM EST
    Event: Auction
    Details: I know some folks have been complaining about the goods we’ve had for sale lately, now you’ll see why. We’ve been hoarding some of our best items for a 10th anniversary auction blowout.
    Prize: Some good deals for smart bidders.

    Time: 10:00-10:30 PM EST
    Event: The GOF piñata house
    Details: We’ve loaded up a house with some great treats, once enough people have gathered around, the house will be dropped. Lots of rewards for the fast looter.
    Prize: The aforementioned goodies

    Sunday October 26, 2008

    Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST
    Event: Dungeon Picnic
    Details: We set up a picnic area in a dungeon, and eat drink and be merry in the most dangerous spot we can find.

    Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EST
    Event: Chess and Checker Tournament
    Details: People play chess and checkers against one another to determine the best player.
    Prize: First place 1M, Second place 500K

    Time: 9:00-10:00 PM EST
    Event: Flash Fiction
    Details: I will post a topic on the Stratics Great Lake Shard message board. People will have one hour to write a story on that topic and post it. The story that pleases me the most will win.
    Prize: 1 Million (this is only available for pick up on Great Lakes)

    Time: 10:00-11:00 PM EST
    Event: GOF Leadership Roast
    Details: While this is more for members of GOF, everyone is welcome to attend and pick on the GOF leaders.

    Time: 11:00-11:30 PM EST
    Event: Parade
    Details: We’ll be wrapping up the weekend with a parade across Sosaria, please put on your green and black and join us.

    William of GOF
  2. Kahlan_FHP

    Kahlan_FHP Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    May 16, 2008
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    Please tell me this is in Fel..I dont like people stealing my ideas! :)
  3. Cetric

    Cetric Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Aug 1, 2008
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    Any template vs any template, or mages vs mages, dexers vs dexers?
  4. William

    William Guest

    Any template vs any template. The fight order will be determined by a random number generator before each round, so there's no telling what people will be up against.

    William of GOF
  5. Zynia

    Zynia Lore Master
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jun 16, 2005
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    Blues only?
  6. Xegugg

    Xegugg Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    May 13, 2008
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    Congrats GOF!
  7. William

    William Guest

    For this tournament I'm afraid it will be blues only. Depending on how things go, we may follow up with a larger tournament in Fel.

    Kind regards,
    William of GOF
  8. William

    William Guest

    Congratulations to BarneyBadAss who took first place in packhorse survival, Champagne who took second, and Pas Tym An Sanct who took third. Please note, no animals were hurt in the making of this event (but gosh we sure lost a lot in the actual event).

    William of GOF
  9. Lady Lava

    Lady Lava UO Senior News Reporter
    Alumni Stratics Legend

    Apr 7, 2004
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    Just got back in town. CONGRATULATIONS again !
  10. William

    William Guest

    PvP results.

    For an eleven year vet of UO, I can be a bit naive sometimes, as I was when I planned this event for a public location such as Luna field. We ended up moving the fights to the roof of GOF headquarters, which is quite possibly the worst place in Sosaria for a tournament. It is a true testament to the skill of the fighters who competed in such an environment. I apologize to everyone that the fights weren’t held in a more professional setting, and promise that the next one will be one heck of a lot better. And now on to the results.

    Round 1:

    Kazzaam vs Wildmayne
    Winner Kazzaam

    Orcen Knat vs Red Cross
    Winner Orcen Knat

    Maverick vs Daonis
    Winner Maverick

    Pomatron Savage vs Renee
    Winner Pomatron Savage

    The Shifter vs Cross
    Winner The Shifter

    A Four Six Dexer vs SirChristopher
    Winner A Four Six Dexer

    Round 2

    Kazzaam vs Orcen Knat
    Winner Kazzaam

    Pomatron Savage vs Maverick
    Winner Pomatron Savage

    The Shifter vs A Four Six Dexer
    Winner The Shifter

    Round 3 (Please note that because there were 3 combatants left, we went into double elimination at this point to be fair)

    Kazzaam vs Pomatron Savage
    Winner Kazzaam

    Kazzaam vs The Shifter
    Winner Kazzaam

    The Shifter vs Pomatron Savage
    Winner The Shifter, Congrats to Pomatron Savage on taking third place.

    Kazzaam vs The Shifter
    Winner Kazaam, Congrats to The Shifter for taking Second place.

    The grand prize winner was Kazzaam, an amazing victory considering the level of competition that showed up and the difficulty of the fighting arena.

    Please remember that all fighters were in GOF during this event, and nobody gets Fel bragging points for killing GOF.

    Kind Regards,
    William of GOF
  11. William

    William Guest

    We have a slight scheduling change in events. Due to something our auction staff calls "real life" the 10th anniversary auction has been moved to Sunday night from 7-9 pm EST.

    William of GOF