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Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Aurelius, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Babbling Loonie
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    So far, it's hardly been a great success - so I'm starting with a couple of assumptions that people are perfectly free to argue against, but I reckon hold true, to see what we can actually build -

    Waiting for the involvement of the EM is going to get us nowhere - Borbarad's covering what he can, but we don't have a full time EM, and honestly even when we get one, it seems pointless to just use the Governors as a prop or addition to the EM. Sure we can't make 'rare' items worth millions, or create monsters on demand (though I have worked out a way we can at least make some 'speak' so we can make them part of a storyline we want to try!), but surely there's other things we CAN do?

    Nothing we can do is going to appeal to everybody, or even in all probability a majority of people, but I'm pretty confident we can involve some, and if things turn out to be fun, that will lead to us involving more.


    So, what can we do ... a couple of ideas, but there surely must be more out there so please, post yours (preferably along with how you'll help us get them going!)


    In the past, the 'open peerless hunts' players kicked off were always pretty popular and reasonably attended, but got to be a chore for the people setting them up, and when those folks were away for whatever reason, it all tended to fall apart - but with 9 Governors, can we work up at least a rota so that people know on a given evening, something will be going on, peerless or net toss or trip to the newer 'encounters, anything that a few people might feel like joining in?

    On other shards, public events like festivals, parties, markets and such have been reasonably well attended, can we get something moving for those on Europa? We can run competitions for all sorts of things, from in-game written fiction to foot races across the map - we have 9 governors, most of us have friends, surely we can get enough characters to staff things like these?

    I know in the past Emile tried to get a bagball competition going (after all Europa pretty much invented the game!) but it petered out - but now we have town loyalties, can we use those to back up support for teams? I'll gladly do the admin for such a league, if there's interest - but we're only likely to get interest is someone starts encouraging it, and I won't be able to do that alone.... but with 9 governors, plus others, it seems bizare if we can't get ANY action going on such a thing.

    I'm not particularly wealthy in or out of game, but some sorts of prizes are perfectly possible if we reckon people are only after 'stuff' (which I actually don't believe is the only thing people find attractive enough to turn out for, but we'll have to see). Many people we know are willing to help, we can surely get some things happening on what is supposedly one of the more populated shards?

    (On the line of 'hunts', I'm working on a 'governor related' small trip against the Yew brigand camp -the items the brigands there carry are pretty much 'new dungeon level' loot, so worth getting, working with a group of people is usually fun, and if we gate folks to and from the fight and the 'city guards', they can opt to take the brigands prisoner and back to the guards to raise loyalty (which of course means they don't die and hand out shiny loot, but there should be enough brigands spawned to keep both options running) and having some clues, links and such to follow on into a story involving the pirates, and maybe Tokuno, with some things being 'findable' in the camp that will be clues to what comes later. People claim they like the ongoing stories, so let's make a couple...

    No matter who the EM is, or whether we even have one - people keep praising the 'community' in the game and that's the players, we can use the governors posts and systems to build that without relying on someone else to do things for us.
     
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  2. Lien Ragus

    Lien Ragus Journeyman
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    Hello Aurelius !

    Plenty of good ideas in your post. Whatever you may decide to run please count me behind you ;)

    Getting an inter city cooperation for such events not only will truly give an active role to the function but
    also will give life to Europa...

    Hope ot hear soon about this.

    Lien Ragus
     
  3. callum_fitzhugh

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    Great post Aurelius. I will keep my eyes on the boards and hope that your fellow Governors give you some support. It would be great to see events again across Europa.
     
  4. Velvathos

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    I agree with your points but you gotta take into account that the EMs are roleplaying every single event like the "Time Lord" events we just had.. We had someone RPing as "the Time Lord" and he never broke character.. If there was one thing players on Europa has been good at in the past or what Europa is known for, it is roleplaying and the ability to have RP events (since that is basically what EM events are, it takes a roleplayer to host an RP event) But it has shrunk, its come down to some RP in 2 towns basically, we are mostly RPing in taverns and struggling due to the lack of such roleplayers and advertising doesn't seem to help much these days.. RP guilds in the past who were in the war ring would use the "warring option" to interact with each other, we still do, but Europa has failed to centralize, I am in favor of having a "RP alliance" to some degree, but one of the fears that many RP guilds have is that there is too much administration involved and we wouldn't get to pick and choose which RP guilds we'd want to war since the entire alliance would have to war rather than just one guild.. So Idunno.. I would also like to create a teleportation hub (something I cannot afford) in a known area such as Luna or Magincia somewhere that has house teleporters leading to all the player hotspots in the game such as stonekeep, taverns, RP areas, auction houses, offices, the chicken fight arena, runebook libraries, and so forth, anything that can be a player establishment..

    I can't finish this cause I am working, but will get back to discussing this.. ;)
     
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Babbling Loonie
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    Appreciate that Velvathos - but thing is Borbarad is split between Drach and us, so pushed for time, and supposedly we will have someone 'soon'... but who, and when, remains unknown. He's doing a good job, but we need to start taking up the slack a bit as well, I think ;)
     
  6. Morgana of Monglow

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    For what i can do as Moonglow seems a ghost town...i'm with you.
     
  7. The Mule

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    Im up for events and running one if need be on given dates. It does not have to be daily, but if there were a calendar and the governors each took a day or 2 per month that would cover most of the month and probably all Fri Sat and Sun. Also gives more freedom to schedule for those of us that are not on Euro time or whatever life events. However Im done with the RP thing. I've done that for years and not too interested in that anymore.
     
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  8. Velvathos

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    Well currently I run a RP guild in Skara Brae (Rangers of Skara Brae) and we're one of the first guilds to break from the whole "GM armour" thing, I want to make it an RP guild where I can join others outside the dying RP war-ring/community for events and hunts, etc.. while still continuing to remain in character.. I myself want to run events that both roleplayers and non-roleplayers can be involved in..
     
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  9. Amantala EA

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    I'm not a Governor but I'd be happy to help run events wherever possible!
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    hi people
    You may or may not have seen Atlantic shard asked for a private governors' forum where they may discuss events without spoiling surprises. I have extended the invitation for all shards to have this facility if they so wish. These are a subforum of the shard's EM forum, the access list includes all EMs.
    At the request of The Mule such a forum has been set up for Europa, would all other governors who wish to access it please contact me by pm to be added to the list.

    In addition a public, global governors' forum has also been set up.
    http://stratics.com/community/forums/global-city-governors-forum.900/